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Good: OK for the 9 months it worked
Comment: I was really pleased with this system when I first starting using it. The sound was not bad through the separate speakers supplied. In particular I liked the ability to timer record to SD card which meant I could take my favourite radio shows with me when I was on the move.
However, the CD player started to skip after a few months and Pure were unable to repair the unit so I ended up getting a Legato II.
I continued using the DMX-50 as a radio only but this is problematic as I have to induce a full retune every time I turn on the unit before it will actually play a station. So the SD timer recording is unavailable unless I leave the radio permanently turned on (not standby).
So on paper a good product but in the flesh too prone to break down.
Good: The ability to record from DAB to SD card, being able to pause and rewind live DAB radio
Bad: I can't find anything I don't like
Comment: I bought the later version of this, the DMX-60 as it would seem the DMX-50 has been discontinued, thus I couldn't buy it anywhere.
In the new model (DMX-60) they have fixed that humming sound everyone has been moaning about on the DMX-50. You can leave this on standby with the sound up high and you still hear nothing.
When you first switch it on it auto-tunes the DAB radio stations for you and shows you how many stations you can receive.
CD playback is excellent, as is SD playback. I haven't had the need to select the FM tuner at all as the DAB stations and reception are sound and more than cater for my audio needs.
The styling of the DMX-60 is sleek and modern, the buttons are located where you would want them. The speakers look nice too! I like the screen which is clear and easy to read.
I also like the ability to update the software for this system by USB as and when updates become available with new features and fixes.
I would recommend this product (DMX-60), it's well worth every penny. I can't find anything I dont like about it
Bad: Main unit constantly hums in standby
Comment: Had two from different retailers and in both cases the main unit produces a constant low frequency hum in standby mode. Very annoying and renders an otherwise excellent value for money unit unusable
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