November 01, 2011
| by Rachel Cericola
There are an unbelievable number of iPod docks out there. One can truly get lost in the sea of sound options currently available. Monitor Audio has created a pair of standouts, known as the i-deck line.
Two i-deck models are currently available: the i-deck 100 and i-deck 200. Priced at $499, the i-deck 100 features two 3-inch C-CAM bass drivers, two 0.75-inch C-CAM Gold metal dome tweeters, a 28/56-bit dual precision DAC, and twin 30-watt class-D amplifiers. With an MSRP of $599, the i-deck 200 has two 4-inch C-CAM bass drivers, two 1-inch C-CAM Gold metal dome tweeters, the same 28/56-bit dual precision DAC, and 50-watt amplifiers.
Both have a pivoting dock on top that promises to be compatible with almost any type of iPod. Of course, in addition to playback, that dock can also charge the unit when it’s in place. Other common features between the two include the Automatic Position Correction (APC) system, DSP control, and a 3.5mm auxiliary input jack.
According to Monitor Audio, both i-deck docks are available now. Check the company’s website for a list of dealers in your area.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.