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 display has gone so dim that it's unreadable. Am I just unlucky? No - this is very typical:[...
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. So I looked up the advice on the Pure.com website and had to follow the instructions to connect the radio to my PC, download the latest software and install it.
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. The buttons on the Tempus 1 were perfect - this has the same arrangement but they work in a totally different way. I cannot fathom why Pure would do this. They've taken a great product and made it rubbish. Very disappointing.
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!
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. My old Sony FM radio knocks spots off this radio so back to Amazon it goes. Unfortunately, I was also bought the Chargepak for this radio as a Christmas present and I am unable to return this to John Lewis as more than 28 days have elapsed.
Summary: I bought this radio on the basis of the reviews and my daughter's excellent Pure 'One' DAB radio. It feels well built, the display is gorgeous and the controls are easy to use. The big downside for me was the audio quality. First of all the bass seems overly emphasised and there is no tone control! I did not get crystal clear reception on any channel, lots of evidence of digital noise and highly compressed audio. At higher volumes it was just unpleasant and unbalanced.