Unreliable 'Quality' radio stopped working too soon
21 December 2013
Summary: As other 1 star reviews also state, ours stopped working far sooner than I'd expect for a supposed quality brand, lasting short of 4 years. One day our radio decided not to find any of the pre-set channels so we had to manualy tune each time we switched channels.
Summary: I've got the Tempus-1XT (same radio, but mains only). Had it a few years, and it's increasingly unreliable. It loses the time (the clock just stops), and the alarm function packs up (which isn't very clever when you want a radio alarm to wake you up in the mornings), it loses the presets, the...
Summary: We already have a Pure Tempus 1 and wanted another just like it. This appears to be the updated version. However, upon delivery I find that it has had some of the most useful features removed such as multiple alarms and a one touch sleep timer.
Summary: If you like to hear people talking into a pillow then this is the DAB radio for you. It's so muffled it's on a par with the Goodmans GSR80DAB. The whole purpose of digital radio is clarity. This radio has no treble, no tone control. It's just not worth the money. Get a Roberts DAB instead.
Excerpt: Very disappointed with this radio. Build quality is poor with the radio not inset to the wooden frame correctly and the sound quality is appalling. I can only liken it to listening to a normal radio with a pillow over the speaker.
Summary: Unfortunately I have had this radio for just about 2 years. It has completely died on me. I am only awarding one star because of the wooden box looking good. It looks lovely and worked great until just one day that was it!
Summary: Great looking device (I am an old Marshall fan) but too many problems: i) the time display fluctuates by an hour depending on which station you listen to; overrides manual time input - makes no sense to have unreliable time display!
Summary: I bought my Pure DAB radio in 2010 and up to mid morning of 17 Mar 2013 it was working fine. But then the radio decided that it's software needed to be upgraded and displayed the message "Upgrade (revA)" in it's window. Nothing on the radio now worked.
Summary: As a digital radio it works well and the sound is correct. I also purchased it as an alarm clock to wake me up in the morning. I haven't been able to use it reliably. The instructions are confusing and the system too complex. Very frustrating!
Summary: I am writing this review after owning this radio for just over a year now, after buying from this site. The radio has now broken! Very, very poor value for money as it is quite expensive! One day, it simply spluttered and now it only works on certian days - what a let down.