Pure Evoke C-F6
What is it?
An all-in-one audio device that caters for most music sources.
Like many people I gave up on compact discs and radio a long time ago because it was weighing me down both physically and mentally. Don't get me wrong – it was hard to let go as the CD covers often had a treasured memory associated (think Nirvana's dollar-bill-chasing water baby on Nevermind) that you simply don't get with streaming.
I can understand the reluctance to try new methods when you are quite content with the existing practices so in the interests of not being left behind Pure have developed the Evoke, which will allow you to dip your toe into online streaming without abandoning CDs or the simple pleasures of FM radio.
With dual three-inch speakers giving 20 watts of output, the audio can be cranked up above the hubbub of any party revellers. The sound quality is brilliant with very little distortion even at high volumes.
Allowing a multitude of music sources from CD, digital radio, internet streaming, Bluetooth and aux cable input, the Evoke has everything covered.
The design has a touch of the 1980s ghetto blaster about it but sports an LCD display that can be controlled via remote control or the feature-packed mobile app.
The only real gripe I have is with the headphone jack being placed on the rear of the device.
Best for ...
Those looking for a gradual transition to the streaming age who are not ready to give up their CD collection and radio habits.
Avoid if ...
Your audio entertainment is provided solely by the internet as there are cheaper ways to hear Apple music and podcasts around the home.