The Revo AXiS DAB internet radio iPod speaker dock brings something new and fresh to the table-top radio market with its compact design, touchscreen controls, wide range of functionality, and on top of it all delivering a good quality sound experience.
Whilst the table-top/bedside table speaker dock market is quite crowded with options, few of them comes packed with the same level of functionality as the Revo AXiS, from the touchscreen front panel to the full range of digital radio options that includes internet radio, DAB/DAB+ and of course the iPod docking station found at the top of the unit. You can even stream audio from your Mac/PC as the Revo AXiS connects to your home network, although it does not support Apple AirPlay. Dual alarm functionality also makes it ideal for keeping at the bedside table, even allowing you to go to sleep listening to one radio station and wake up to another one.
The system itself is compact and quite stylish compared to many of its competitors, with curved corners on the side where you also find the 3.5-inch touchscreen control panel that gives you easy icon-led access to all the functionality of the system, which comes in very handy when you have your iPod/iPhone docked as you don’t have to start fiddling with the docked device touchscreen itself. Other controls are limited to a large volume button at the front of the unit as well as a power button. The Revo AXiS is available in both a black graphite and white finish.
Revo AXiS is a mono system featuring stereo headphone and line outputs, with an NXT Balanced Mode Radiator driver and a rear facing bass port supported by an 8W digital amp. Personally i have only had a quick listen to it in a retail setting so far, but the sound came across quite well for a unit of this type, which is another reason that it has received top marks from reputed audio sources that includes WhatHiFi. I hope to be back with a full review and rating in the near future of the Revo AXiS.
Revo AXiS features
- 3.5” colour TFT touch-screen display
- High sensitivity DAB and DAB+
- 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
- Colour DAB Slideshow feature (where transmitted by broadcaster)
- 8 Watt class D amplifier
- NXT Balanced Radiator speaker technology
- Digital alarm clock with Sleep and Snooze
- Compatible with all iPod and iPhone models, including shielding (no need for flight mode)
- 3.5mm headphone connector
- Stereo RCA and Aux-In connectors
- iPod/iPhone video out (composite)
- Remote control comes as an optional extra (additional charge)
Price & availability
The Revo AXiS DAB internet radio speaker dock is available from amongst other the following UK retailers:
Compare with other DAB iPod speaker docks here.