Revo has unveiled a digital radio that can receive DAB+, Internet radio, and conventional FM radio, stream files from any connected computer wirelessly, comes with an iPod docking station, and has a full colour touch-screen.
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According to Revo, the IKON is capable of receiving DAB+ and internet radio – as well as conventional FM radio with RDS. Where available from the broadcaster – colour station logos, station descriptions, track and artist information, news headlines, and other information broadcasted will be displayed on IKON’s colour screen. IKON will also wirelessly stream digital music files from any ‘connected’ PC or Apple Mac, displaying full colour album artwork and track information where available.
Bush Australia’s Managing Director, Daniel Todd, said “This is the most exciting digital radio in the world. IKON combines advanced technology with user friendly features. We are very excited to be introducing this world first product to Australia.”
IKON’s superb audio performance is due to the inclusion of NXT’s patented ‘Balanced-Radiator’ (BR) loudspeaker technology. BR drive units combine the performance attributes of an NXT flat panel speaker with the pistonic movement of a conventional loudspeaker, resulting in a high performance compact drive unit that can cover a wider range of frequencies while providing even, room-filling sound.
The result of this collaboration is 30 watts of high resolution digital audio from IKON’s Class D amplifier, a smooth frequency response, expansive sound stage and deep, satisfying bass.
The IKON is the first product to make use of technology provider Frontier Silicon’s Venice 8 module. Frontier Silicon CEO, Anthony Sethill said “The introduction of our advanced Venice 8 platform, as used in Revo’s IKON radio, marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the development of digital radio, leading to a world of feature-rich audio visual content and greatly enhanced usability.”
The Revo IKON will be available from November 2009 for $699.