Pure Contour 100Di
No Lightning connector
There’s a lot to like about the Pure Contour 100Di. It looks great and would make a stylish addition to any lounge room or office. The sound quality that emanates from its pair of 10-watt speakers is outstanding – deep and vibrant. There’s support for DAB and FM radio and there’s an elegantly hidden Dock port for pre-Lightning iPhones and iPads.
The Contour 100Di relies on its remote control for most actions. Once we used the remote to use the automatic tuning function to add all the local FM and DAB stations to the device, we were ready to go. However, without the remote, the Contour 100Di was difficult to use for all but the most basic actions such as toggling the power, switching inputs and adjusting the volume.
Sound quality was excellent. The bass port, built into the rear of the device added a rich timbre to the output that was lacking in all the other devices we tested. There’s a pair of 3.5mm sockets for connecting an auxiliary input and for a set of headphones. There’s also a USB connector that Pure says is for software updates.
The display on the front of the device – that sits under the hidden iPhone dock – is clear and displays the time, input and station you’re listening to. Unfortunately, the connector on the docking station is the older 30-pin connector – newer iPods will need to use the 3.5mm connector. However, those devices can take advantage of Pure’s Connect app that gives access to internet radio stations and other content.
If you’re after a DAB radio and sound quality is paramount then you’ll love the Pure Contour 100Di. However, the lack of Bluetooth and the older Dock connector may be an issue if you’re looking for a multi-input device.