Whoever said radio was a dying format must feel like a right plank these days. Because thanks to genre-bolstering innovations such as internet radio and DAB, the future of radio has never looked brighter. (Apart from that time Fearne Cotton took the week off). So why not treat your ears to a Revo Axis.
Sleek and slanty, this internet/DAB radio/dock mash up represents the next generation of ‘connected’ music hubs, and by Jove it’s impressive. Capable of receiving internet radio (13,000 stations and counting), crystal-clear DAB and DAB+, conventional FM radio with RDS and music streamed from your PC or Mac, the Axis is one seriously multi-talented performer. It even gives you access to bespoke music-streaming service Last.fm. Waddya think of them apples!
Speaking of apples, did we mention that this nifty noisemaker doubles up as a full-on iPhone/iPod dock? Well it does, so there. It even boasts an icon-driven 3.5” colour touchscreen alongside a satisfyingly large volume knob. Piddly displays and fiddly dials? Not any more.
Rich, colourful, touch-screen interface
Stylish smooth design
If you think the Axis sounds pretty good, think again; it sounds pretty amazing. Thanks to NXT’s patented Balanced Radiator loudspeaker technology its 8W amp delivers impressive clarity and bass response. Heck, it even features an alarm clock with sleep and snooze functions. Not that you’ll be nodding off anytime soon with this much music at your fingertips.
Quite frankly if you can’t find something worth listening to via this gorgeously engineered box of tricks you must have cloth ears or a penchant for Martian whale song. Either way the Axis is one of the most impressive audio pumper-outers we’ve ever come across. So what’ll it be? Pop from Paris, traffic from Taiwan or Leon Jackson’s Greatest Hit from that playlist you forgot to delete? You decide!
A combination of matt black and graphite grey metallic
Last.FM is a 30 day free trial, after that it becomes subscription based
3.5” colour TFT touch-screen display
High sensitivity DAB and DAB+ digital radio
Compatible with current and future DAB standards
Advanced internet radio with Wi-Fi connection
Easy access to over 13,000 internet radio stations
Wirelessly stream music from your PC or MAC
FM radio reception with RDS
Access online music service Last.fm (trial subscription included)
iPod & iPhone docking functionality with full control and charging
8 Watt class D amplifier
NXT Balanced Radiator speaker technology
Digital alarm clock with Sleep and Snooze
Favourite station presets for DAB, FM and Internet Radio modes