A new entry in the iPhone/iPod speaker/dock combo has dropped from Audyssey. This kind of iDevice accessory is beyond old hat by now, they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and all vying for your dollar. What makes a dock stand out these days? Audyssey is betting it is raw power.
New to the product side, this is their first actual release Audyssey, has made their name on the inside, in audio technology. If you own a receiver, there's a good chance it has Audyssey tech.
Blandly named the Audio Dock, it comes in several editions named after trendy places.
Looking similar to a Bose SoundDock turned on its side, Audyssey's dock doesn't look like much. It's not a small fellow, however, weighing in at 9 pounds. That heft gives the Audio Dock its power, rated at 200 watts. B&W's massive Zeppelin dock has just 100 watts.
The Audyssey is hardly the most powerful iPod accessory out there, but it 's still pretty impressive for a table to dock.
The Audyssey's output is quite impressive, this sucker gets loud, and more impressively everything stayed clear at high volumes, with lots of pounding bass. Because, you know whow the neighbors LOVE that.
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The Audio Dock offers features like Bluetooth streaming, speakerphone abilities, a USB port for syncing, and a a remote control. Warning: the dock itself can get pretty hot.
The Audyssey Audio Dock will be available in November for a hefty $399.