Since the announcement at the start of the year that Australia was preparing to enter the wonderful world of digital radio, the public interest in digital radio products grew exponentially.
With the national launch set for tomorrow, individuals have already begun stocking their homes and cars with the latest digital radio receivers on offer.
One of the leading products in this relatively newish market is the Avanti Flow digital home radio.
The Avanti Flow is a perfect system to embrace the benefits of the digital radio phenomenon.
As well as offering the capabilities to access digital radio stations and their enhanced reception and sound quality, the system also offers an iPod speaker dock, media streaming service and Internet radio.
All these features are beautifully combined into a pleasant looking compact package, with a glossy black finish and smooth, curvy design.
The speakers and LCD screen are located along the front. The screen can be programmed to show all sorts of information in most of the listening modes and allows you to experience some of the amazing digital radio features such as video content, visual adds, news updates, live sport and racing results, slideshows and scrolling text.
The sound quality of the Avanti Flow is next to nothing with a smooth, quality output unheard of on analog sets.
While the Avanti Flow is a fairly good system, it doesn’t come without a few flaws.
The dock itself is much heavier than expected and the remote is small and hard to use.
The most disappointing aspect of the Avanti Flow, however, is it’s price. Selling for around $1,000, the new technology will burn a hole in your pocket, making it hard for the public to embrace the digital radio phenomenon in a hurry.
* DAB+ Stereo
* FM with RDS
* EcoPlus Pure Environmental Standard
* Standby power consumption less than 3.1 watts
* Active power consumption less than 5.8 watts
* Stereo Headphone Socket
* Line in for iPod/MP3
* iPod Connection
* Automatic display brightness adjusts for room brightness
* textSCAN – pause rewind fast forward scrolling text
* 40 Station Presets
* 1 Independent Alarm
* USB Upgradeable / WiFi
* Snooze Button
* Remote Control
* Sleep timer
* Kitchen timer
* Internet Davourites Unlimited
* Wi-Fi Internet
* Clearsound Premium Sound Technology
* RMS sound output (total) 75 watts
* Display type Large OLED
* Dimensions h x w x d (mm) 125 x 385 x 225
* Weight (KG) 4.3
* 2 Year Warranty