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You can get the Pure Evoke C-D4 from John Lewis for £199.95 and from Amazon for around the same price or less.

Pure launches well-rounded Evoke C-D4 tabletop audio system

Pure's latest DAB and DAB+ system packs CD player and Bluetooth into a neat and compact receiver with radiused edges, with a clear-cut audio offering to complement its modern design.

The system receives DAB+ stations out-of-the-box, earning it a digital tick. So, for example, your kids (should they get their hands on your new purchase) will be able to tune in to Fun Kids children's radio, while you relax with the sounds of Jazz FM, which are both broadcast nationally using the efficient DAB+ standard. You'll also get regular-flavour DAB stations, such as BBC 6 music and national LBC.
Pure Evoke C-D4 view

Pop on some headphones to hear your CD collection in glorious stereo, or tune in to stereo DAB and DAB+ stations. If you don't want to fiddle about with pairing up your smartphone to the C-D4 via Bluetooth (A2DP), there's also a 3.5mm audio input socket for quick cable connections, to let you hear your music through the Evoke C-D4's 3 inch full-range upward-facing single speaker. There are 10 watts of power on tap - enough to fill a small room and perfect for bedside listening, as well as a handy remote control.

Talking of bedside listening, the C-D4 lets you set two independent alarms to wake to a DAB or DAB+ digital (or FM) radio station, play a CD, or sound an alarm tone, to a choice of volume setting. An adjustable sleep timer lets you drift off, while the radio turns itself off from between 15 to 60 minutes. A snooze setting is adjustable between 1 and 10 minutes, for an extra slumber.

The Pure C-D4 boasts class-leading audio, thanks to digital amplification, plus the slot-loading CD stage plays regular CDs, as well as CD-R and CD-RW discs for those compliations you've created yourself. For the latter two options, the C-D4 will also read and display mp3 track tag information saved with each audio file on the disc.

There are 3 direct-access numbered keys for saving favourite stations in memory, plus an extra button to access presets 4 to 10 using the dial. Stations are recieved through the unit's built-in telescopic aerial.

The compact Pure Evoke C-D4 measures in at 136mm high x 210mm wide x 223mm deep and weighs a reassuring 2.8kg.

Pure have returned to simplicity with the C-D4 - the wooden style walnut finish (sadly not real wood veneer) looks great against the clear, crisp display and white fascia. Like all of the new Evoke range, it comes with a three-year warranty.

The Pure Evoke CD-4 is available now from John Lewis at £199.95 or from Amazon for around the same price or less.

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Pure Evoke C-D4 radio

Also consider:
Pure Evoke C-D6 CD/DAB/DAB+ stereo audio system
Pure Evoke C-F6 connected internet audio system with DAB/DAB+

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