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Onkyo ABX-100

Powered speaker system for iPod®/iPhone®

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Our take on the Onkyo ABX-100

by Ralph Graves
Onkyo

A welcome addition to home or office

"Elegantly simple" is how we'd describe the ABX-100 powered speaker system. Onkyo paid careful attention not only to the audio quality of this system, but also to its aesthetic appeal.

Onkyo ABX-100

Easy on the ears

The system features two 2-3/16" bass-reflex speakers that deliver warm, spacious sound. Each speaker is housed in its own cabinet, to prevent cross-interference. The ABX-100 also uses Onkyo's innovative Active Bass Control, which automatically increases the low-frequency range as you decrease the volume. You'll enjoy smooth, natural-sounding bass regardless of how loud — or soft — you play your music.


ABX-100

Pleasing to the eye

The ABX-100's sophisticated design makes it an attractive choice for your living room, den, office, or bedroom. The curved speaker cabinet rests on a brushed aluminum base. Ambient illumination on the underside can be adjusted to provide dramatic accent lighting or just a warm, subtle glow.

The system's dock and LCD display are recessed into the top of the ABX-100. When not in use, simply slide the brushed aluminum cover over them to present a clean, uncluttered surface.

Highlights:

  • compatible with docking iPods and iPhones
  • 10 watts x 2
  • 2 full-range 2-3/16" bass-reflex speakers
  • 128 x 64-dot LCD illuminated display
  • sliding brushed aluminum dock cover
  • adjustable ambient underside illumination
  • programmable timers with snooze function
  • automatically charges docked players
  • stereo minijack input for connecting an auxiliary source
  • touch-sensor button controls
  • remote control
  • AC power adapter
  • 16-13/16"W x 5-3/16"H x 5-5/8"D
  • 5.3 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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What's in the box?

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  • iPod/iPhone speaker dock
  • AC power supply (with 10' DC cord)
  • Remote control (RC-806S)
  • CR2025 3V Lithium-cell battery (installed in remote)
  • Instruction Manual
  • Online Product Registration/Warranty Card

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Features

Overview: The Onkyo iOnly Play (ABX-100) Dock Music System is a self-powered speaker dock for your Apple iPod & iPhone. The Onkyo iOnly Play Dock Music System lets you listen to music stored on your compatible Apple device or streamed to your Apple device in your home or office with rich, natural sound. The Onkyo ABX-100 includes an IR remote control for music navigation of your docked iPod or iPhone. The Onkyo iOnly Play operates off of AC power.

Slim Stylish Design: The Onkyo iOnly Play (ABX-100) Dock Music System's slim & stylish design provides easy placement in your office, kitchen, den, or bedroom. It even features a high-quality sliding aluminum top cover & aluminum foot.

Digital Amplifier: The Onkyo iOnly Play (ABX-100) Dock Music System is equipped with a 10W x 2Ch digital amplifier for efficient, clean sound.

Note: The amp's power output is 10-watts (RMS) x 2-channel in 6-ohm, at 1kHz, with 1% THD.

Full-Range Speakers Inside Bass-Reflex Enclosure: The Onkyo iOnly Play (ABX-100) Dock Music System employs a pair of 2.4" full-range drivers in a bass-reflex enclosure with separate chambers for great sound. Both drivers are magnetically shielded for safe placement next to TVs & computer monitors.

Note: The system has a  frequency response of 40 Hz to 20,000 kHz (+0 dB, -3 dB).

Audio Settings: The Onkyo iOnly Play offers the following audio settings to fine tune the system to your preferences.

  • Tone Control: You can adjust the system's Bass & Treble from -3 to +3 dB.
  • Powerful Bass: Super Bass is an active bass control circuit that further enhances low-frequency sound of the Onkyo iOnly Play Dock Music System.
  • Volume Limit: You can specify the maximum volume range of the Onkyo iOnly Play. The maximum volume can be set from 10 to 40.

iPod/iPhone Dock: The Onkyo iOnly Play ABX-100's top-panel iPod dock enables playback of music files stored on or streamed to your Apple iPod or iPhone. The included IR remote control provides music navigation of your iPod or iPhone (your Apple device's touchscreen & clickwheel can also still be used). The unit's LCD will display song/artist information of stored music. The battery of your iPod or iPhone is always charged while docked. The Onkyo ABX-100 is compatible with the following iPods & iPhones (as of November 2011):

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Output Remote iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track #
dock connector 3rd N/A N N N N N N N
clickwheel
color
4th N/A N N N N N N N
mini 1st N/A N N N N N N N
2nd N/A N N N N N N N
video 5th 1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
3rd 4.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
4th 5.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
3GS 4.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
4 5.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
4S 5.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y

Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or wait until a newer software update is available.

LCD: The iOnly Play (ABX-100) Dock Music System features a graphical 128 x 64-dot, 3-line LCD which displays song/artist information & current playing time of music stored on your iPod/iPhone.

Controls: The iOnly Play ABX-100 offers both top-panel touch sensor controls & IR remote control.

  • Touch Sensor Buttons: The iOnly Play features top-panel touch sensor controls for system operation & music navigation of your docked iPod/iPhone.
  • Remote Control: The included IR remote control provides operation over the iOnly Play Dock Music System & your docked iPod/iPhone. The remote allows you to browse & select music stored on your compatible Apple device.  It also provides Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Reverse, Skip Next/Previous, & Random/Shuffle playback functions.

Note: The remote operates off of a single CR2025 3V lithium coin-type battery.

3-Mode Ambient Foot Illumination: The iOnly Play features ambient foot illumination that can be set to Bright, Dim, or Off.

Alarm Clock: The iOnly Play (ABX-100) Dock Music System features a built-in Alarm clock with Snooze & Sleep Timer functions.

  • Dual Alarms: The unit has two programmable alarms for automated playback. Each alarm can be programmed to operate every week or everyday.
  • Snooze Function: When an alarm goes off, the ABX-100 provides a snooze feature that temporarily silences the alarm for 5 minutes.
  • Sleep Timer: With the sleep timer, you can set the ABX-100 so that it automatically turns off after a specified period of time. You can set the sleep time from 90 to 10 minutes (in 10 minutes increments).

Auxiliary Input: The iOnly Play (ABX-100) Dock Music System is equipped with a rear-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for connection of an external audio source, such as a CD player or MP3 player.

External AC Power Supply: The Onkyo iOnly Play Dock Music System operates on standard household AC current, using the supplied external AC power adapter.

  • Input: 100-240V ~ 50/60Hz, 0.9 A
  • Output: DC15V - 2.0A

 

 
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