Pure Digital Elgar EVOKE-1 Specifications

Safety instructions
Keep the radio away from heat sources.
Do not use the radio near water.
Avoid objects or liquids getting into the radio.
Do not remove screws from or open the radio casing.
Unplug the power adapter from the wall if the radio will not be used for a long period.
Copyright
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Credits
This manual was written by Bruce Murray. It is a product of PURE Digital, Imagination Technologies Ltd., Home Park Estate, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire WD4 8LZ, UK.
Issue 1
February 2003
Contents
Introduction ................................ 1
Unpacking................................... 2
Controls and Connectors ............ 3
Quick start .................................. 4
Connecting up ............................. 5
Using your EVOKE-1 Elgar .......... 7
Guide to digital radio ................ 14
Troubleshooting........................ 16
Aerial advice ............................. 17
Getting help .............................. 18
Accessories .............................. 18
Warranty information ............... 18
Technical specifications ............ 19
Introduction
Thank you for choosing the PURE EVOKE-1 Elgar Special Edition digital radio.
This owner’s manual provides information on setting up your unit, instructions on using it and details of the accessories and support available.
Based on the award winning EVOKE-1, the EVOKE-1 Elgar is a Special Edition DAB Digital Radio featuring an exclusive high lacquer cherry
wood cabinet and cool white on blue display. EVOKE-1 Elgar has the style to enhance any kitchen, bedroom or office and is designed and built
by the company who brought you the multi-award winning DRX-701ES DAB digital radio, What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine’s Tuner Product
Of The Year.
Using real wood veneer and quality construction, the EVOKE-1 Elgar is beautifully finished and sounds as good as it looks. A line level
output enables you to connect to an external amplifier or record programmes, a headphone socket and an auxiliary speaker output enabling
connection of a secondary speaker unit for full stereo reproduction are also provided.
If you are new to digital radio see our quick guide on page 14.
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Unpacking
This section lists the contents of your EVOKE-1 Elgar package. Contact us if any items are missing or damaged.
EVOKE-1 Elgar digital radio unit.
230V AC to 12V DC mains power adapter.
Removable telescopic aerial (fitted to unit).
Warranty registration card.
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Controls and Connectors
This section provides information on the controls and connectors available on the front and rear panels of your EVOKE-1 Elgar.
Front Panel
Backlit LCD display
Vol knob adjusts the volume
Preset buttons (1-6) for up to six stations, see page 10
Autotune button provides one touch tuning, see page 8
Power on/off button
Display button changes the text shown on the bottom line of the display,
see page 9
Setup button enables access to advanced setup options, see page 11
Tune knob, turn to scroll through and push to select radio stations and
menu options, see pages 9 and 11
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Rear Panel
Aerial socket for connection to the supplied telescopic or other aerial
Headphone socket (3.5mm) for connection to headphones
Aux Speaker socket (3.5mm) for connection to the optional ST-1
speaker for full stereo output
Stereo Line Out socket (3.5mm) analogue output for connection to
an external amplifier or recorder
12V DC for connection to mains adapter
Quick start
This section provides information on how to set up and start using your EVOKE-1 Elgar. For further details on using your radio see Connecting to
other devices on page 5 and Using your EVOKE-1 Elgar on page 7.
1. Fully extend the telescopic aerial.
2. Attach the mains adapter and plug in to your power supply.
3. Push the Power button to switch the unit on. The LCD will light up and the display will show ‘PURE EVOKE-1’ and a progress bar on the
bottom line indicates the progress of an autotune to find the stations available in your area. If no stations are found you will be presented
with a series of options which you can use to retry the tuning process or adjust your aerial position, see Tuning for the first time on page 7.
The stations found will be stored in alphanumeric order and the first station on the list will be selected.
4. Adjust the Vol control if necessary to hear it.
5. Turn the Tune knob to see all the stations available and push to select and listen to another station.
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Connecting up
This section provides information on connecting your aerial, power adapter and other devices. Connector sockets are provided on the rear panel
of your EVOKE-1 Elgar. Before connecting other devices to your EVOKE-1 Elgar, switch both devices off. For a quick setup you can connect just
your power supply and aerial – the other connections listed are optional and will not prevent normal operation of the unit.
Connecting to an aerial
The supplied telescopic aerial enables your EVOKE-1 Elgar to receive digital radio transmissions. If you find that the
telescopic aerial does not provide good reception you can remove this aerial and connect an alternative DAB aerial. For
information on aerial types and positioning see Aerial advice on page 17. To find out about DAB coverage in your area,
see the list of useful addresses on page 15.
1.
Unscrew the large nut on the end of the telescopic aerial to remove the aerial from the Aerial socket. Note Take
care not to unscrew the thin nut behind that holds the aerial connector itself in place.
2.
Screw the aerial plug of your replacement aerial onto the Aerial connector on the rear of your digital radio.
You may have to experiment with different aerial positions to find the best reception for particular services. Just
like with FM reception, you may find that you want to move the radio around your living space to find the best
location for reception – near a window may provide better reception.
Connecting to an external amplifier
You can connect your EVOKE-1 Elgar to an external amplifier. This may be a stand alone unit or it may be built into your
existing hi-fi system or powered speakers.
Connect the Stereo Line Out socket to the Tuner-in socket on the back of your amplifier using a 3.5mm to stereo
phono cable.
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Connecting to an external recorder
You can connect your EVOKE-1 Elgar to an external recording device. This may be a stand alone unit such as a tape
recorder or MiniDisc recorder or it may be built into your existing hi-fi system.
Connect the Stereo Line Out socket to the Line-in sockets on the back of your recorder using a suitable cable.
Connecting an auxiliary speaker
You can connect a second unpowered speaker to your EVOKE-1 Elgar radio using the Aux Speaker socket. This enables
full stereo reproduction. Call us on 01923 277488 to find out more or visit our website at www.pure-digital.com to
purchase a matching ST-1 auxiliary speaker.
Connecting to headphones
You can connect a set of stereo headphones to your EVOKE-1 Elgar radio using the
headphones socket.
Connecting to power supply
Once you have made all other connections, connect the supplied power lead to the socket on the rear of your digital
radio and plug the power adapter into a wall outlet.
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Using your EVOKE-1 Elgar
This section provides information on using your EVOKE-1 Elgar including tuning, selecting a station and altering the displayed information.
Switching on and off
Before switching on for the first time, check all connections, extend your aerial and ensure that the volume is low.
Push and release the Power button to switch the unit on or off. The LCD screen will light up when the unit is on.
Tuning
Tuning the EVOKE-1 Elgar is very simple. When you first switch on the unit it will start an automatic tuning process
described below in Tuning for the first time. You may want to re-tune the unit at a later date if you move the unit to a
different room or if you want to receive a newly introduced multiplex – see Retuning your unit on page 8.
Tuning for the first time
When you switch on your EVOKE-1 Elgar for the first time an autotune process will be performed automatically. A
progress indicator on the display shows that autotune is underway.
If stations are found during the autotune
The stations will be stored in alphanumeric order. The first station on the list will be selected and you will hear it
through the speaker. To listen to other stations, see Selecting a station on page 9.
If no stations are found during the autotune
‘No stations available’ will be shown on the display for a few seconds and then you see a menu of options.
Use the Tune knob to scroll through the following options and push it to select that option.
Tuning aid - See Tuning aid on page 12 for details of using the tuning aid to improve reception.
Autotune local - See Retuning your unit below for details of the local autotune option.
Autotune full - See Retuning your unit below for details of the full autotune option.
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Retuning your unit
You can re-tune your unit at any time using the autotune process. You may wish to do this if a new multiplex is launched
or you move your unit to another room. You do not need to perform an autotune to pick up new stations within a
multiplex you are listening to as your EVOKE-1 Elgar monitors and refreshes the list of available stations automatically.
The following two options are available:
Autotune local - scans all frequencies in the UK channel allocation. This should only take a few seconds.
Autotune full - scans the full range of digital frequencies in Band III. This may take a minute or more.
1.
Ensure your EVOKE-1 Elgar is switched on and the aerial is connected and fully extended.
2.
Push and release the Autotune button once for local scan or hold down for around two seconds for a full scan.
Note You can cancel Autotune by pushing the Autotune button again during the tuning process.
The display will indicate tuning is underway. When finished, the EVOKE-1 Elgar will return to the station you were
listening to and you will hear it through the speakers. All the stations found are now stored in the unit and you
can select another station as described in Selecting a station on page 9.
If no stations are found, you see the message ‘No stations available’ and the display shows an option menu,
see If no stations are found during the autotune on page 7 for details of this menu. Check your aerial is fully
extended and try one of the available tuning options.
Adjusting the volume
Once you have tuned your EVOKE-1 Elgar as explained above you can adjust the volume using the Vol knob.
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Selecting a station
Once you have tuned your EVOKE-1 Elgar you select the digital radio station you want to listen to using the Tune knob.
If you have assigned stations to presets you can also select them directly by pressing the relevant numbered
button (1-6), see Storing and recalling presets on page 10.
1. The top line of the display shows the name of the currently selected station. Rotate the Tune knob to see the
names of other stored stations on the bottom line of the display. Stop when you find the station to which you want
to listen.
2. Push and release the Tune knob to listen to the station you have selected. The display may show ‘Now tuning...’
briefly as it finds the new station.
If a station has one or more secondary services available the display will show ‘>>’ next to the station name on the
station list and they will appear after the primary service as you turn the Tune knob.
A secondary service will display ‘<<‘ before the station name on the station list indicating that it belongs to the primary
service before it in the list. See page 14 for information on primary and secondary services.
If the station has ‘?’ before its name the service is currently inactive or invalid. If you select a station which has this
symbol the EVOKE-1 Elgar tries to tune to that station. If still unavailable ‘Station not available’ or ‘Station off-air’ will
be displayed and EVOKE-1 Elgar will attempt to tune to an alternative station. A flashing cursor will indicate that this is
underway. If you want to try to manually tune to this station you have five seconds after the message in which to push
the Tune knob and the tuning aid will be displayed enabling you to adjust your aerial, see page 12 for details.
Changing the display mode
EVOKE-1 Elgar has six display modes which enable you to view parts of the broadcast data on the bottom line of the
display.
Press the Display button and repeat to cycle through the six different display modes.
Scrolling text
The default mode, displays scrolling text messages which accompany the audio, where available.
Program Type
A label describing the type of content being broadcast by the service.
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Multiplex name
Displays the name of the multiplex in which the current service is found, see Guide to Digital Radio
on page 14 for more information on multiplexes.
Date and time
Displays the date and time obtained from the current multiplex.
Channel
Displays the channel identifier and frequency for the station to which you are tuned, see Guide to
Digital Radio on page 14 for more information.
Mode
Displays the mode of the current service, Stereo or Mono and the data rate at which the audio
signal is being transmitted. This rate is set by the broadcaster to suit the type and quality of
material being transmitted.
Signal quality
Displays the signal quality for the signal to which you are tuned. As a guide values from 85 to 100
indicate good reception, 70 to 84 borderline reception and 0 to 69 poor reception. You can attempt
to improve this signal quality by adjusting your aerial position using the Tuning aid described on
page 12.
Storing and recalling presets
The numbered buttons (1-6) enable you to store radio stations for one-touch access.
To store a station
You can store a station to a preset while listening to it or when you see the station name on the bottom line of the
display while scrolling through the station list.
Press and hold down a numbered button for around two seconds to store the station under that number. The display
shows e.g. ‘Preset 1 saved’ when the station has been successfully saved. Once you save a station to a preset, the
station name has the preset number next to it on the station list.
To recall a previously stored station
Press and release the numbered button under which you stored the station. If the selected preset is empty the display
shows ‘Preset empty’ for a few seconds and you continue listening to the currently selected station.
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Advanced setup options
The EVOKE-1 Elgar has a number of advanced features which enable you to change the order and number of stations
on the station list, use a tuning aid, apply Dynamic Range Control (DRC) and view the software version.
Press the Setup button to enter the advanced setup menu, turn the Tune knob to scroll through the following menu
options then push then Tune knob to select that option.
Station Order
This option enables you to choose the order in which stations appear as you scroll through the station list.
When you select this option you see the currently selected order on the top row of the display and a scroll list on the
bottom. Turn the Tune knob to scroll through the following options and push the Tune knob to select one:
Alphanumeric
Displays all stations in alphanumeric order. This is the default setting.
Fav station
Displays the six most listened to stations at the top of the station list in alphanumeric order and the
rest below in alphanumeric order. Your favourite stations will be displayed with a next to the station
name when you scroll through the station list.
Displays active stations at the top of the service list in alphanumeric order and inactive ones at the
bottom in alphanumeric order. See Selecting a station on page 9 for information on active stations.
Active station
Trim station list
Removes inactive stations from the station list. See Selecting a station on page 9 for information on
active stations.
→ presets
Available only when Fav station order (above) has been selected. Transfers your six favourite stations
to the preset buttons. See page 10 for information on using presets.
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Tuning aid
This option provides a signal level display which you can use to find the best position for your radio and aerial.
When you select this option, the bottom line of the display shows the channel identifier and frequency. See page 15 for
useful addresses which you can contact to find the channel identifier for a multiplex you want to receive.
1. Turn the Tune knob to scroll through different channels and push the Tune knob to select one. Note The list
includes all channels, UK stations are in the range 11B to 12D. You see a signal level display. The empty block
indicates the minimum required level for reception and the solid blocks indicate the current level.
2. Move your aerial or radio whilst watching the display and to try to raise the current level to the empty block or
beyond. The display will change to show the multiplex name on the bottom line of the display once a good signal is
received and the multiplex will be added to the service list.
3. Push the Setup button to exit the tuning aid or turn the Tune knob to select another channel.
Note You can also display the signal level for any station you are listening to by pushing the Tune knob.
DRC Value
DRC (Dynamic Range Control) enables you to alter the dynamic range of the received audio (dependent on broadcast
material) by making the quieter sounds in a broadcast more audible. This may be useful in noisy environments or
particularly quiet parts of programmes. The DRC level of a broadcast is set by a broadcaster and transmitted with the
service. Changing this DRC value enables you to apply a scaling factor to this level.
When you select this option you see the current DRC value on the top line of the display and a scroll list on the bottom.
Turn the Tune knob to scroll through the following options and push the Tune knob to select one:
DRC 0 DRC scaling is switched off. This is the default setting.
DRC ½ DRC scaling is set to ½ that sent with the transmitted service.
DRC 1 Applies the DRC scaling as sent with the transmitted service.
Sw version
This option enables you to view the version number of the software installed in your EVOKE-1 Elgar. You may be asked
to quote this if you contact Technical Support for advice. This option can only be viewed, no adjustment is available.
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Resetting your EVOKE-1 Elgar
A reset option is provided to enable you to reset your unit. This removes all presets, stored stations and favourite station
settings and resets all options to defaults. Performing an autotune process will solve most problems but you may want
to use this option if you move house or want to restore default values to options you have changed.
To select the reset option:
1. Press and hold the Setup button for more than two seconds. The display will show ‘Press Tune to confirm reset’
2. Press the Tune knob to confirm the reset or press no buttons for around seven seconds to cancel the reset.
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Guide to digital radio
Your EVOKE-1 Elgar enables you to receive and listen to DAB radio programmes. Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) uses digital signals rather than
traditional analogue signals enabling near CD-quality audio with virtually interference-free reception. DAB also enables broadcasters to transmit
additional data along with the audio including other audio channels, text and in the future, perhaps computer data and images.
Digital radio is broadcast as groups of data called ensembles or multiplexes. Each multiplex can contain a number of stations (services) and
each station contains a primary service and can contain secondary services as illustrated in the following diagram.
Each multiplex is transmitted in a set frequency range and
received by your EVOKE-1 Elgar for decoding. Your EVOKE-1
Elgar enables you to receive multiplexes broadcast in
frequency band III (174-240 MHz) and store the services in
each multiplex for you to access. The number of multiplexes
you receive will vary depending on your location. Band III
is divided into 41 channels identified as 5A to 13F. Each
channel can contain one multiplex. Channels allocated to the
UK are in the range 11B to 12D.
Multiplexes and stations have labels (names) which are used
to identify them. Instead of needing to know a particular
frequency to listen to your favourite broadcast you can simply
select the station name. Secondary services and additional
data such as text containing programme or multiplex
information are also easily accessed using your EVOKE-1
Elgar.
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Useful addresses
The following addresses provide additional useful information about digital radio including coverage, available services and usage tips:
Digital Radio Development Bureau
The Radio centre
77 Shaftesbury Avenue
LONDON, W1D 5DU
tel:
e-mail:
web:
08707 747474
info@drdb.org
www.digitalradionow.com
BBC Digital Radio
Room 5661
Broadcasting House
Portland Place
London, W1A 1AA
tel:
e-mail:
web:
08700 100 123
digitalradio@bbc.co.uk
www.bbc.co.uk/digitalradio
Digital One
20 Southampton Street
LONDON, WC2E 7QH
tel:
e-mail:
web:
020 7288 4600
info@digitalone.co.uk
www.ukdigitalradio.com
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Troubleshooting
This section gives some of the most likely solutions to problems you might have with your EVOKE-1 Elgar.
I can’t get any sound
Make sure your EVOKE-1 Elgar is plugged in and switched on as explained on page 7.
Check that the volume is not set too low, see page 8 for details.
Ensure that you have completed the Autotune procedure to find digital radio stations as explained on page 7.
Display says ‘No stations available’
Check that your aerial is connected and fully extended. Use the Autotune facility to search for services, see page 7. Try using the tuning aid to
adjust your aerial or radio position, see page 12.
I can’t access secondary services
At the time of publishing not many secondary services are available. If secondary services are available for the currently selected station the
secondary ‘>>’ indicator will be shown on the display next to the station name, see page 9.
Display says ‘Station off-air’
This may occur if a broadcaster takes a station off-air whilst you are listening to it. If your radio is tuned to a secondary service EVOKE-1 Elgar
re-tunes to the associated primary service. If tuned to a primary service, EVOKE-1 Elgar will wait until the service resumes or you can choose a
new station.
I can’t hear the station I have selected on the display
The top line of the display shows the currently selected station. To change station you need to scroll the station list displayed on the bottom line
of the display and confirm your selection by pressing the Tune knob, as described on page 9.
I hear a ‘burbling’ sound on some stations
Although DAB is excellent at providing quality audio from very little signal, the quality can suffer if the signal strength is too low. If that happens,
a ‘burbling’ sound can sometimes be heard.
To help reduce this, check that your aerial is fully extended and upright. If the problem persists try moving your EVOKE-1 Elgar or repositioning
your aerial using the tuning aid described on page 12. See page 17 for additional advice on aerials.
For the latest troubleshooting information visit the support section on our website at www.pure-digital.com.
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Aerial advice
Your EVOKE-1 Elgar is supplied with a telescopic DAB aerial. This is an indoor aerial which is designed to give good reception in areas with good
to moderate DAB signal strength. In areas with poor DAB coverage or poor signal strength you may want to consider using a loft mounted or
external aerial. To find out about coverage in your area contact one of the organisations listed on page 15.
The following options may help you improve reception in your area. A range of DAB aerials are available from our website, see page 18.
1. Telescopic Aerial Optimise the position of your telescopic aerial by extending it as high as possible and pointing it vertically. Use the
tuning aid to fine tune the aerial placement, see page 12.
2. TV/FM Aerial If you have an externally mounted TV or FM aerial it may provide a stronger signal than an indoor aerial but as they are not
tuned for the digital radio frequency range and are pointed at your local TV/FM transmitter, reception may be no better. The standard TV or
FM RF connector cannot be plugged into your EVOKE-1 Elgar directly, you will need to use an RF to F-type adapter. You may also find that
you need to use a signal booster if you want to use the aerial for both TV or FM and DAB reception.
3. External or loft mounted DAB Aerial Two main types are used. These types of aerials may require professional
installation:
Dipole – for use in marginal signal areas, this type is omnidirectional and should increase the strength of all DAB
stations being received.
4-element aerial – for use in marginal or poor signal areas, this type is directional and has high gain. Like a TV or FM
aerial this type needs to point at the transmitter. Installation requires someone to move the aerial while you use the
tuning aid. If you receive signals from multiple transmitters you should point your aerial at the one which gives the best
signal for the services to which you want to listen.
4. Signal booster This is a signal amplifier which connects into an aerial cable and boosts the strength of the received
signal. If your aerial provides marginal reception, even after adjusting its position, a booster may improve your reception.
Dipole Aerial
4-element Aerial
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Getting help
The Troubleshooting section of this manual, on page 16, lists some of the more likely reasons for problems you might have with your EVOKE-1
Elgar.
If you still have a problem with your unit, either visit our website at www.pure-digital.com or contact us using the details below for the latest
support information.
PURE Digital,
Imagination Technologies Ltd,
Home Park Estate,
01923 277477
Kings Langley,
01923 270188
Herts., WD4 8LZ, UK
support@pure-digital.com
telephone
fax
e-mail
Accessories
PURE Digital supply a range of accessories and complementary products for your EVOKE-1 Elgar including a matching cherry
wood ST-1 auxiliary speaker for stereo output, external aerials, signal boosters, audio cables and adapters. Like EVOKE-1
Elgar the matching cherry wood ST-1 is only available in limited quantities, so we recommend that you order promptly to avoid
disappointment.
Visit our website at www.pure-digital.com or call us on 01923 277488 to find out more.
Warranty information
Imagination Technologies Ltd. warrants to the end user that this product will be free from defects in materials and workmanship in the course of
normal use for a period of two years from the date of purchase. Please return your warranty card to register your product with us.
Should you have a problem with your unit please contact your supplier or contact PURE Digital Support at the address on the rear cover of this
manual.
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Technical specifications
This section lists the technical specifications for the EVOKE-1 Elgar.
General
Stereo digital radio (stereo output possible with auxiliary speaker) with full Band III reception capability, for
reception of all UK DAB broadcasts. Fully compliant with ETS 300 401 and capable of decoding all DAB
transmission modes 1-4. Analogue stereo output and headphone socket.
Speaker
Single 3 inch co-axial speaker
Frequency Range
Band III (174 - 240 MHz), with fast Autotune feature
Tuner Sensitivity
-96 dBm
Input connectors
RF F-connector 75 Ω for DAB aerial connection (telescopic aerial supplied). 12V d.c. power adapter socket (230V
adpater supplied)
Output connectors
3.5mm for stereo analogue audio output, headphones and stereo for auxiliary speaker
Controls
Power on/off, Tune, Autotune, Display, Setup, Volume, Six presets
LCD Display
High visibility white on blue backlit LCD display with 16 x 2 characters
Amplifier Freq range
80 Hz to 20 kHz
Amplifier Power
3.4 Wrms @ 10% THD, 2.8 Wrms @ 0.1% THD
Power supply
230V AC to 12V DC external power adapter.
Approvals
CE marked. Compliant with the EMC and Low Voltage Directives (89/336/EEC and 73/23/EEC)
Dimensions
210mm (width) x 175mm (height) x 110mm (depth)
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Please return your registration card to the following address to validate your warranty.
PURE Digital
Imagination Technologies Ltd.,
Home Park Estate,
Kings Langley, Herts., WD4 8LZ, UK
sales@pure-digital.com
support@pure-digital.com
01923 270188
01923 277488
01923 277477
www.pure-digital.com
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