This tabletop digital radio is packed full of features, including Wi-Fi connectivity
Good Gear Guide.au
2 October 2009
Summary: Pure's Avanti Flow is a tabletop digital radio that also incorporates Internet radio via Wi-Fi, an iPod dock and media streaming over a network. It's a competent system for use in a small room like a bedroom or study.
Pros: One device for (almost) all your music listening, good sound quality, no distortion at maximum volume
Cons: No on-screen iPod information, no Ethernet, difficult shape for bookshelves
Conclusion: There’s no escaping the fact that the Avanti Flow is an expensive bit of kit and it’s not without its failings but the audio output alone is worth the cash. The Internet radio search is a touch inelegant and we’ve seen better remotes so it’s not all roses, but once you’ve heard it in action those issues become less of a problem.
Summary: Somehow, calling Pure’s Avanti Flow a ‘radio’ doesn’t really do it justice. Pure itself likes to refer to it as a ‘connected table-top digital audio system’, which is a little more accurate, if a sight more ponderous. The key point is this: this modestly priced newcomer is one of the most flexible music systems out there at any price. In fact, the Avanti Flow offers so many listening choices that at first it might seem a little intimidating to the uninitiated.