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NAD IPD 2

iPod® dock

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  • NAD IPD 2

    (iPod not included)

Item #: 745IPD2
 

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by Ralph Graves
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Use NAD's IPD 2 dock to connect your iPod to your home audio/video system and get more fun from your digital music, photos, and videos. This dock works with NAD receivers, as well as other brands of audio/video gear. When you connect it to the proprietary data port found on most NAD receivers, you can control your iPod using your NAD remote and view track information on your receiver's display. The dock comes with its own remote for use with other types of audio/video gear.

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Highlights:

  • for docking iPods, including 120GB iPod classic, 5th generation iPod nano, and 3rd generation iPod touch
  • allows iPod control through compatible NAD receivers with a data port
  • audio/video cable
    • analog audio (stereo RCA)
    • S-video
  • allows iPod control with NAD receiver remotes
  • automatically charges iPod while docked
  • remote control
  • weight: 1.7 lbs.
  • 4-1/16"W x 1"H x 4-1/16"D
  • warranty: 60 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • iPod/iPhone dock
  • AC power adapter with attached 6' DC cord
  • 4 AC plugs (North American/UK/European/Australian)
  • DR-1 IR wireless remote control (with installed CR2025 3V lithium-cell battery)
  • 4 iPod dock insert adapters
  • 44" AV/Control cable (with a S-video/stereo RCA/minijack connectors on both ends)

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Features

Overview: The NAD IPD 2 iPod/iPhone dock allows you to enjoy music and video from your Apple iPod or iPhone on your NAD home audio/video system or other manufacturer's home A/V system. The IPD 2 iPod/iPhone dock comes with all the necessary cables to connect your iPod or iPhone to your home entertainment system. The IPD 2 dock also includes an IR remote so you can wirelessly control playback of your iPod or iPhone. In addition, the NAD IPD 2 charges your docked iPod/iPhone.

iPod Dock: The NAD IPD 2 iPod/iPhone dock features a top mounted Apple iPod/iPhone connecter and comes with four iPod dock adapter inserts to dock your iPod or iPhone. This compact dock features a weighted base and a rubber foot to provide a stable platform for your iPod or iPhone. The IPD 2 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and provides the following audio/video playback, control, display, and charging options for select iPods and iPhones (as of 1/5/2012).

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Tested Version Media Type  Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Out Remote iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info
dock-connector 3rd n/a N N N N N N N
clickwheel
color
4th 3.1.1 Y N Y Y NAD only NAD only Y
mini 1st 1.4.1 Y N Y Y NAD only NAD only Y
2nd 1.4.1 Y N Y Y NAD only NAD only Y
video 5th 1.3 Y S-video Y Y NAD only NAD only Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y S-video Y Y NAD only NAD only Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y S-video Y Y NAD only NAD only Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y S-video Y Y NAD only NAD only Y
nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y Y NAD only NAD only Y
2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y NAD only NAD only Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y S-video Y Y NAD only NAD only Y
4th 1.0.4 Y S-video Y Y NAD only NAD only Y
5th 1.0.2 Y S-video Y Y NAD only NAD only Y
6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y NAD only NAD only Y
 touch 1st 2.2.1 Y S-video Y Y NAD only NAD only Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y S-video Y Y NAD only NAD only Y
3rd 5.0.1 Y S-video Y Y NAD only NAD only Y
4th 5.0.1 Y S-video Y Y NAD only NAD only Y
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y S-video Y Y NAD only NAD only  Y
3G 4.2.1 Y S-video Y Y NAD only NAD only  Y
3GS 4.3.5 Y S-video Y Y NAD only NAD only  Y
4 5.0.1 Y S-video Y Y NAD only NAD only  Y
4S 5.0.1 Y S-video Y Y NAD only NAD only  Y

Note: The IPD 2 only provides iPod/iPhone text display for NAD units which feature a proprietary 3.5mm data-port. Apple software updates may change functionality results (you may need to reset your iPod or iPhone).

Analog Audio/Video Output: The NAD IPD 2 is equipped with analog audio (stereo RCA) and a S-video connection to connect to your home A/V receiver and television for playback of music and video files from your compatible iPod or iPhone.

Charging: The NAD IPD 2 will automatically charge your compatible iPod or iPhone when docked.

Remote Control: The NAD IPD 2 iPod/iPhone dock comes with an IR remote control so you can operate your docked iPod or iPhone wirelessly. The included remote will control menu and playback functions of your iPod/iPhone.

Note: Volume is controlled by your A/V receiver when using the IPD 2 Dock. You can still operate your iPod or iPhone's controls from the click-wheel or touch-screen while it is docked.

Data Port (for iPod/iPhone OSD): The NAD IPD 2 is equipped with a proprietary 3.5mm data-port which allows control and display of your compatible iPod's media from select NAD components which also feature the same proprietary 3.5mm data-port. Using this port, you will be able control playback functions of your iPod/iPhone from your compatible NAD component's remote control and be able to view iPod/iPhone text on the component's front-panel 2-line display. You will also be able to view an on-screen display on your television (through S-video) and browse your iPod/iPhone's media content via this OSD. Selected track and playing time are displayed, and your music library can be browsed without interrupting play. Navigation is fast and responsive in keeping with Apple's renowned music library software.

Note: At this time the NAD models including this data-port are the AV receiver models - T785, T775, T765, T755, and T175. If you connect the NAD IPD 2 to a component that does not feature this data-port, you will only be able to view iPod/iPhone text from your iPod/iPhone's display and  you will have to use the IPD 2's included remote or your iPod/iPhone's click-wheel or touch-screen to control playback.

Power Supply: The NAD IPD 2 iPod/iPhone dock operates off of standard household AC current and comes with 4 types of AC plugs (North American, UK, European, and Australian).

 
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5 out of 5

Perfect match for my NAD system.

Written By Gary, Coarsegold, CA on Thursday, January 31, 2013
 
Great product. I purchased this item along with an NAD/PSB system and couldn't be happier.

I use it with my iPod 6th generation (which isn't listed as compatible with this dock) and was pleased to find that the small remote that comes with this dock controls all basic functions incl play/pause/next & previous song/repeat/shuffle, although it won't search or select tracks with my iPod. Also, the SR8 remote that came with my NAD integrated amp also gives me control of my iPod. Sweet.

The unit looks nice with my iPod sitting in it, and is nicely weighted so that it stays put while using the iPod touch screen, and doesn't want to slide off my cabinet from the weight of the connector cables.

Sound reproduction is near CD quality, only suffering with heavy orchestral passages or some vocal harmony (typical of the compressed files used in media players). Otherwise sound is clear and smooth. Your basic jazz quintet is a piece of cake for this unit. I closed my eyes and it sounded like Horace Silver was actually playing in my living room. What more could you want.



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4 out of 5

NAD IPD 2

Written By Anonymous, Atlanta, Ga on Friday, January 04, 2013
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Great sound quality improvement using the ipod bottom connection, RCA cables through the MP input as opposed to head phone jack thru aux input. Simple installation.
Cons:
Requires use of 2 remotes.
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5 out of 5

Did just what I wanted!

Written By ferretx, Spokane , WA on Friday, July 22, 2011
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I bought this to use my ipad touch (4th gen) via remote control into my stereo and to charge it as well. 5mins to set up. No problems!
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

NAD IPD 2 review

Written By Steve B., Ventura, CA on Thursday, June 16, 2011
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I bought the NAD IPD 2 from Crutchfield and was disappointed. Not with Crutchfield, but with the product. The plastic inserts for docking were not sufficiently labeled. Didn't know which insert went with what type of ipod. There were no instructions in the box, and the remote control didn't work even with a new battery. The ipod classic doesn't dock securely and sometimes you will lose either your right or left channel. I'm using it with a NAD 326 integrated amp, which is great, but they cheaped out on the ipod dock.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

Doesn't seem to work with Iphone

Written By Thinktank, Nova Scotia Canada on Tuesday, December 07, 2010
 
Spent the morning attempting to put a new iphone G4/3 system on a NAD IPD2 attached
with all the appropriate wiring to all the appropriate ports on a NAD T765 Receiver.
Somehow I expected to see video or at least pictures to my Panasonic G series flat panel
TV. Sometimes the supplied iphone remote worked for changing songs; sometimes the
receiver's remote worked. Nothing worked reliably. Nothing ever came to the TV accept the
OSD (on screen display) for set up menus. The play list would show on the iphone but only
occasionally did I get it to switch songs without handling the phone itself. Too many issues; I
gave up by the afternoon and re-packaged the device. Not worth it for me; I'm not tech savy
enough for this one.
7 out of 9 people found this helpful
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