View Full Version : Pure Sensia

2009-09-21, 04:31

Well, this bastard son of the Boom and SB Touch looks rather tasty, imho.

Pity there is no support for FLAC, but that touchscreen looks lovely, it has built in FM/DAB (nice to have as a fallback),and I like the styling.

Although the RRP is £249, I'd expect the online price to be £200 pretty quickly.

Spec below (because it disappears quickly from the product page screen, for some reason!)


* Wi-Fi for access to internet radio, listen again content, podcasts, PURE sounds, media streaming from a computer and even automatic software updates
* Add new features as they become available via Wi-Fi (or USB)
* Connected radio for internet radio, listen again content, podcasts, DAB with station slide shows, FM, media streaming with album art and PURE Sounds
* 5.7" 640x480 TFT colour touchscreen
* 30W RMS of class leading audio
* Connect an iPod, MP3 or CD player
* For maximum convenience add the optional “Fit and Forget” ChargePAK®, for up to 10 hours of portable listening
* Colour-coded RF remote control
* Save unlimited internet favourites via www.thelounge.com
* Save up to 30 DAB and 10 FM presets.
* Easy-to-use tone or radio alarm
* Set a sleep timer to switch off Sensia automatically.
* 3.5mm stereo headphone socket.


* DAB & FM: Stereo digital radio with full Band III, and FM reception. ETSI EN 300 401 compliant and capable of decoding all DAB transmission modes 1-4 up to and including 192 kbps. Supports FM RDS and RadioText. Future upgrade supported for DAB+.
* Wireless: 802.11b and 802.11g supported with WEP and WPA/WPA2 encryption.
* Frequency ranges: Band III 174-240 MHz and FM 87.5-108 MHz.
* Media Streaming: Audio codecs supported include WMA (Standard V9), WAV, AAC, MP3, MP2, Real Audio (cook). Media streaming requires UPnP server or PC/MAC running UPnP server software (supplied upon registration to www.thelounge.com)
* Speakers: Two full-range 3" drive units
* Audio power output: 15 RMS per channel; 30W RMS total
* Input connectors: 14.3V DC power adaptor socket (230/110V supplied). ChargePAK connector. 3.5mm Line-in for auxiliary devices. USB (mini-B type) for product upgrades.
* Output connectors: 3.5mm headphone socket
* Controls: 5.7" touchscreen display, standby button
* Remote: Sensia RF remote control
* Presets: 30 DAB, 10 FM and unlimited internet radio favourites (maximum of 10 until user registration at www.thelounge.com)
* Display: 5.7" Capacitive sensing, 64k colour, 640 x 480 TFT display.
* Mains power supply: 230/110V AC to 14.3V DC external power adapter.
* ChargePAK: Optional in-unit rechargeable battery pack. Takes ChargePAK E1 for up to 10 hours of portable listening.
* Approvals: CE marked. Compliant with the EMC and Low Voltage Directives (2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC).
* Dimensions (mm): 166 high x 280 wide x 180 deep (stand dimensions not included)
* Weight: 1.9Kg (excludes ChargePAK E1)
* Aerial: Captive telescopic aerial, internal Wi-Fi aerial
* Warranty: Comprehensive two year warranty.

2009-09-21, 05:11
The more competition the better. :)

This unit looks very nice and has a lot of great features (mostly duplicate features of SB players present and future).
But noticeably absent is support for any Music Services currently supported by SB players (although I only quickly glanced at the specs and supported streams).

Paul Webster
2009-09-21, 21:11
See also the reference in the broadcast FM thread of a few days ago

2009-09-21, 23:25
Thank the Stars for their tag line. It means I have no reason to take them seriously! "Radio for the Facebook Generation" what an insult to the people that have already been smart enough to be on Internet Radio and already developed a market they can mooch from. Bet it sells since its less then a Meridian/Ferrari - F80.

Looks like they couldn't be original either. It looks like a Meridian/Ferrari - F80 mated with a Boom and a Touch. Can't wait for the complaints that its doesn't have an iPod dock. And oh by the way, it only has two 3 inch full range speakers. Hope they used a DSP.

2009-09-22, 04:25
...... Hope they used a DSP.

They have, theirs is called "PURE Clearsound" technology.

Paul Webster
2009-09-22, 21:49
Can't wait for the complaints that its doesn't have an iPod dock.
;) available as an optional extra - like they have done with other models.