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Microlab MD332 iPod Stereo System Review

by December 28, 2010
Microlab MD332 iPod Stereo System

Microlab MD332 iPod Stereo System

  • Product Name: MD332 iPod Stereo System
  • Manufacturer: Microlab
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStarhalf-star
  • Review Date: December 28, 2010 22:05
  • MSRP: $ 119
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  • iPod docking/charger
  • FM/AM radio
  • Digital LED display
  • Reflex 5.25" woofer (22W)
  • Speakers: 2 x 2.5" V12 (16W)
  • Output power: 54 Watt
  • 24hr clock radio with alarm
  • Sleep timer
  • AUX input (stereo RCA)
  • Remote control
  • Harmonic distortion: 0.3% 1 Watt 1kHz
  • Frequency range: 40Hz - 20kHz
  • Signal/Noise ratio: >75 dB
  • Separation: >40 dB
  • Input sensitivity: 300mV
  • Fuse: T500mAL250V
  • Dimensions: 6.1"H x 16.7"W x 9.5"D
  • Weight: 14.3 lbs.

Pros

  • Great sound!
  • Plays loud
  • Includes remote control

Cons

  • Humongous
  • Military (24H) time only
  • Weak radio functions
  • Remote control awkward to use

Introduction

iPod docking systems and speakers are a dime a dozen - and since most are made in China from inferior parts, they are almost literally a "dime" a dozen. But every once in a while a product comes along that puts audio first and it's a pleasant surprise. All we could really say about the Microlab MD332 was "wow". Our first impression remained that single word until we were able to temper our excitement with a bit of down-to-earth evaluation that revealed some other "features" of this player that neatly dropped it from its lofty perch, back down the the realm of "mortal", fallible products. The MD332 plays loud. In fact, we got it up to 89dB SPL in-room and it never once compressed either the top end or the bass output. It really is that good... to bad it's got some hang-ups as well - read on

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