Summary: After a long period of reviewing and looking, I finally took the plunge and purchased a Pure Avanti Flow from Amazon and I must admit that I am really surprised. I had some misgivings whilst reading some of the on-line reviews and now can say that I feel they were wrong.
Summary: I bought this for my daughter to replace her ageing mini hi-fi system which did not have an iPod dock nor a DAB radio. For such a small feature packed unit it is absolutely brilliant with great sound from all sound sources.
Excerpt: When my old music system broke, I set out for John Lewis with 4 main criteria. 1. To get a system that I could play really loud without distortion; 2. It should be small enough to fit on shelf in my kitchen diner; 3. I could plug my ipod into it; 4. It should have DAB radio.
Summary: The magazine and Amazon reviews made my mind up for me and I am not at all disappointed. Stylish, compact, easy to use and set up. Our area has poor analogue reception, hence the reason for going for an internet radio, but the DAB radio works great with several bars of signal strength, with the...
Summary: I've had the MP53 for only a few days and it is much better overall than the Flow. Both systems offer DAB with ipod docking, but where the Pure Avanti Flow provides internet radio and streamed music from your pc, the Roberts MP53 has a more traditional cd player but with USB and SD card play/record...
Summary: Spent ages looking at this and the competition, took plunge at Xmas and not looked back! It's perfect piece of kit for the kitchen, sound is powerful and meaty and it looks the part, always gets positive comments from friends.
Summary: April 2013: The remote control packed up completely after about a year. I did go through the R/C reset procedure which worked the first couple of times but never again. I tried new batteries and a reset, but to no avail, so was without a remote control thereafter.
Summary: I think the radio is excellent! The sound is good, the menu is fairly straight forward and connecting to my media player and to the Internet radio was easy. I am extremely pleased with the radio. The remote control is useless, Why? because you cannot use it remotely.
Amazing Sound, Fantastic Usability - Pure Brilliant
Martyn Brown "Working Hours", Amazon
4 September 2009
Summary: Where can you listen to all those business podcasts, seminar CDs and audio files that come as bonuses with your online purchases of Internet marketing material? Normally at your computer, of course.