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iHome iP3

Powered speaker system for iPod®/iPhone®

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by Ralph Graves
iHome

Sometimes you just want something simple. Okay, something simple with a sense of style — like the iHome iP3 powered speaker system. Its sleek, minimalist design features a fabric speaker covering and tinted accent ring. As for operation, just place your iPod or iPhone into its dock and press play.

The system features two full-range speakers and sophisticated processing that adjusts the signal in real time. The result is warm, natural, optimally balanced sound. Use the iP3's auxiliary input to play other portable devices. A component video output lets you enjoy movies and videos from your iPod on your TV.

From the review The iHome iP3 iPod/iPhone speaker system -- smart and simple
"Right out of the box, the system sounded great. Most of the tracks loaded on my iPod are in a lossless format, so there's plenty of musical detail for the speakers to work with — and they delivered. Now keep in mind that the iP3 isn't meant to replace your multi-component A/V system by any means. But for a single-unit powered speaker system, it did an outstanding job."

— Ralph Graves, Crutchfield Blog Editor and A/V Writer

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Highlights:

  • compatible with 160GB iPod classic®, 6th generation iPod nano®, and 4th generation iPod touch®
  • compatible with iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 4
  • 2 full-range speakers
  • component video output
  • auxiliary stereo minijack input
  • remote control
  • 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 adapter (with attached 6' DC cord)
  • 5' AC power cord
  • Rz2 remote control
  • CR2032 3V lithium battery
  • User Guide
  • Remote Control Instruction Booklet
  • "Read This First" note
  • Product Registration Card
  • iHome product brochure
  • iHome + Sleep offer card
  • iHome logo sticker

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Features

Overview: The iHome iP3 stereo speaker system for iPhone and iPod offers a refined look with great sound. The iP3 features Bongiovi Digital Power Station technology coupled with 50 watts of power and best-in-class coaxial neodymium speakers for sound that has to be heard to be appreciated

Stereo Speakers: The iHome iP3 features two state-of-the-art 3.5" coaxial neodymium speakers that deliver stereo sound.

Digital Amplifier: The iHome iP3's digital amplifier provides clean, efficient, distortion-free sound.

Bongiovi Acoustics Digital Power Station: Bongiovi Acoustics DPS is a real-time digital signal processing technology that extends audio bandwidth and adds missing harmonics without adding peak output to the signal. It effectively improves brightness, clarity and presence and delivers deeper, more resonant bass and crystal clear highs to your compressed music.

Adjustable EQ: The iHome iP3 offers a built-in EQ which allows you to adjust Bass & Treble settings to customize your sound.

iPod/iPhone Dock: The iHome iP3 has an integrated iPod/iPhone dock to charge and play back audio from your iPod or iPhone. The iP3 also offers playback controls for your docked iPod/iPhone. You can even output video from your docked iPod/iPhone to your television. Docking an already playing iPod or iPhone will automatically turn on the iHome iP3.

  • Audio Playback: The iHome iP3 supports playback of your iPod's or iPhone's audio files through its integrated dock connector.
  • Video Output: The iHome iP3 is capable of outputting video stored on your docked iPod/iPhone to your television via a component video or composite video cable (sold separately).
  • Remote Control: The iHome iP3 includes an IR remote control for wireless operation of the system as well as music navigation from your compatible iPod or iPhone. You can still control your iPod/iPhone its clickwheel or touchscreen.
  • Information Display: All song information will still be viewed from your iPod or iPhone.
  • Charging: The iHome iP3 will charge your docked iPod or iPhone.

Note: If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then this unit will not recognize it.

iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The iHome iP3 supports the following iPod/iPhone models (as of December 2010).

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Out Speaker Dock iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Info Track Info
dock-connector 3rd N N N N N N N
clickwheel
color
4th Y N Y Y N N Y
mini 1st Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd Y N Y Y N N Y
video 5th Y Composite Y Y N N Y
classic 80GB Y Component
Composite
Y Y N N Y
120GB Y Component
Composite
Y Y N N Y
160GB Y Component
Composite
Y Y N N Y
nano 1st Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd Y Component
Composite
Y Y N N Y
4th Y Component
Composite
Y Y N N Y
5th Y Component
Composite
Y Y N N Y
6th Y N N Y N N Y
touch 1st Y Component
Composite
Y Y N N Y
2nd Y Component
Composite
Y Y N N Y
3rd Y Component
Composite
Y Y N N Y
4th Y Component
Composite
Y Y N N Y
iPhone 2G Y Component
Composite
Y Y N N Y
3G Y Component
Composite
Y Y N N Y
3GS Y Component
Composite
Y Y N N Y
4 Y Component
Composite
Y Y N N Y

Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the device 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 an newer software update is available. Not compatible with iOS 4.0 update for iPhone and iPod touch.

Auxiliary Input: The iHome iP3 is equipped with a rear-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting an external audio source such as your MP3 player or laptop.

Power Requirements: The iHome iP3 operates off of standard household AC current using the supplied AC power adapter (100-240V) and AC power cord.

 
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Written By Barry, Toa Alta PR on Tuesday, August 02, 2011
 
Purchased the IP3 8 months ago. was super happy with my investment. i tried to turn it on a couple of days ago and nothing, nada, zilch! it just died for no apparent reason. Now i gotta mail it all the way to Texas to see if i can get it fixed. that really bites.
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