A step up from the Pure DMX-50 system, the DMX-60 adds EPG (7 day electronic programme guide) support to the DMX-50's long list of features.
DMX 50 owners can also download the EPG upgrade from the Pure website.
There's a wealth of connectivity options around the back of the Pure DMX-60 - even a subwoofer output - and two sets of spare line-level inputs for, say, hooking up an MP3 player and an external cassette deck.
Stereo analogue line-level outputs will let you feed the DMX-60 into the record input of a cassette deck, for example. An optical digital output is also there, too.
You will doubtless make use of the excellent record-DAB-to-SD-card function - the DMX 60's killer app. Pop in a 2GB memory card and the DMX-60 will commit around 30 hours of broadcast DAB to the card: the DMX-60 lets you save your favourite DAB shows to SD card. The DMX-60 will also navigate and replay MP3 files burned onto an SD card.
The DMX-60's six context-sensitive hotkeys bring up forward, pause and rewind live radio options in an easy to use menu system. You can rewind and replay stations by up to about half an hour, while the DMX's record function will take care of longer telephone interruptions. A record button works alongside the 7 day EPG (Electronic Programme Guide) broadcast by the BBC national and other multiplexes. It takes care of storing radio programmes on an SD card or sending the audio via an optical digital output to another recording device, such as a MiniDisc recorder. It's a bit like having Sky+ or a sophisticated video recorder for your radio, but instead it works with audio.
Presets are accessed by the same hotkeys, in banks of four by name and, like the Legato and Legato II models, there are 99 on offer. Twenty-four FM presets can be stored as preset favourites on the analogue waveband: the DMX-50 will also display station name and RadioText, but you can't record FM.
Stations can be arranged alphabetically, by favourites and you can even disregard monophonic music stations by trimming them from the list.
The single unit gives the impression of three stacked mini separates and the brushed satin aluminium fascia gives the system a quality feel. The white backit display makes another appearance here, and is large enough to scroll vertically through DAB text as it arrives, rather than displaying it across the screen.
The DMX-60 will go loud - output is rated at 2 x 40 Watts RMS - and the neat remote keeps you seated for most of the time - except to take out the SD card! The deep, two-way ported speakers work best sat away from a wall - allowing bass to impress rather than tire.
Sound quality from the DMX-60 aims to impress, and can be tweaked using the individual bass and treble controls, accessed through the menu. The output from the Pure DMX-60 really sparkles. Just like its predecessor, the DMX-50, treble is refined but not overpowering or too bright (when you keep your fingers off the treble control).
Bass is plentiful but controlled, with the opportunity to increase its presence through a subwoofer or via the tone controls. Leave these controls alone and you can't fail to be impressed by the system's delivery. The DMX's deep, ported enclosures ensure there is plenty of room for the polypropylene drivers to produce a rich, warm sound, but not at the expense of detail at the higher end of the scale. The speakers would work best sat away from a wall or on dedicated stands and are well eqipped to handle both speech and music stations.
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