“Let our rigorous testing and reviews be your guidelines to A/V equipment – not marketing slogans”
Facebook Youtube Twitter instagram pinterest

Monitor Audio i-deck Review

by March 02, 2006
Monitor Audio i-deck

Monitor Audio i-deck

  • Product Name: i-deck
  • Manufacturer: Monitor Audio
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: March 02, 2006 19:00
  • MSRP: $ 349

Features

  • Separate High Quality 2-way Speakers
  • Speakers are Threaded for Industry Standard Mounts
  • 30 pin connector port Enables Direct connection to Computer via USB or Firewire iPod Cable
  • 3.5mm Stereo Mini Auxiliary line input
  • Charging Station for iPod
  • Replaceable Bezel inserts
  • Remote Control Functions for iPod

Specifications

  • Frequency response 75Hz- 25KHz (-3dB)
  • Speaker sensitivity 87dB ([email protected] on axis)
  • Maximum SPL 102 dBA
  • Output Power 18w/ch @ 0.05% THD (both channels driven)
  • Auxiliary input impedance > 10k Ohms
  • Auxiliary input sensitivity 600mV
  • Signal to noise ratio S/N 90dB (W/ A-weight)
  • A.C input 110V~ / 230V~
  • Adaptor output 13V~ / 3A

Pros

  • Quality Sound
  • Excellent Build Quality
  • Stylish Looks
  • Simple Operation

Cons

  • No External Tone Controls
  • Small But Not Portable
  • Your children and spouse will want one for their rooms

Introduction

Consumer gadgets come and go but few have much of a lasting impression. Then there are those few that do. Like the Sony Walkman before it, the Apple iPod has achieved iconic status in our pop culture. Every student both young and old wants an iPod. Both of my children and my wife have one along with myself. We are a 4-iPod family. Forget just any MP3 player, they are a distant second and likely to remain there for some time. When something achieves the status level of the iPod, it creates a ripple effect in the aftermarket accessory marketplace. From FM transmitters to arm bands there is a plethora of merchandise one can go broke on after you have purchased your iPod. One such category is that of amplified speakers and docking stations. There are many to choose from, and like anything else, there are good ones and then there is junk. One of these that fall into the “good ones” category is the i-deck from Monitor Audio. Read on to get the details.

Confused about what AV Gear to buy or how to set it up? Join our Exclusive Audioholics E-Book Membership Program!