Lightning™ connector iPod®/iPhone®/iPad® dock with built-in DAC
Item #: 776RDOCKUN
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Original Price: $299.99
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Item #: 776RDOCKUN
This item is no longer available.
Original Price: $299.99
Get the highest quality audio from your Apple portable with the Arcam rSeries rDock-uni. The dock's Lightning connector is compatible with the latest generation iPhone, iPad, iPad mini® and iPod touch®. When connected, the dock bypasses the digital-to-analog converter (DAC) inside your player, and feeds pure, unprocessed digital data to its own built-in high-performance DAC, which provides more accurate, musical sound.
The rDock-uni has a pair of RCA analog stereo outputs, so you can plug it into your home theater receiver or desktop speaker system and enjoy great sound. Does your system already have an outstanding DAC of its own? Then use the rDock-uni 's coaxial digital output to send the signal straight to your outboard DAC.
The rDock-uni comes with its own remote, which lets you play, pause and skip tracks from your connected Apple portable. You can use the rDock-uni with the Arcam Solo Mini compact stereo receiver, making it even more versatile. Or couple it with the Arcam SonLink DAC for Sonos®. Both of these devices let you control the rDock-uni through their own remotes.
The rDock-uni's power adapter has a USB plug, so you can either connect it to a wall outlet, or connect it to your computer via a USB port. This also lets you sync your docked player.
A USB port in the dock lets you connect older 30-pin Apple portables to the rDock-uni. Just use your portable's charging cable. You'll be able to recharge your older iPod, iPhone, or iPad through the port.
The Arcam rDock-uni is a great addition to my music system. It gives makes a big difference in the music that comes from my iPod with its built in DAC. Easy to set up and to use. Crutchfield notified me when it was back in stock and I had plugged in within a week. Great service! The Arcam rDock-uni gives me another source to enjoy great sounding music. I recommend it without hesitation.
Pros: Easy set up and use. Remote is handy as it controls the volume on my Arcam Amplifier as well.
When using the analog outs it works just fine and sounds great. I had problems when I went digital out to my receiver. I tried 3 different inputs that definitely work fine and the music would frequently cut out. I tried 2 different units both with the same issue. This is obviously unacceptable and is why I'm giving it 3 stars instead of 5.
Cons:Crutchfield response on January 6, 2015 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Very easy to set up. I-phone 5 Connected to a NAD pre-amp produced better sound than using a RCA connector from headphone outlet. Great sound while streaming through a Bose wave radio. Construction feels solid.
Pros: Easy set up and USB connection allows for I-Pod Classic to charge while playing.
Cons: Requires removal of I-Phone 5 protection case for a tight connection with lightning connector.
I needed a device to attach to my existing 20 year old NAD receiver and whole house speaker system that would play my iTunes music. Didn't want to abandon my wonderful NAD stereo system and Crutchfield directed me to the perfect product! It's called an ARCAM rDock-uni. I LOVE it and didn't even know it existed. Knowledgeable staff!!!
Pros: Ease of use, ease of installation and function
Cons: Lightning connector only. Older 30 pin devices need an adapter.
The tech rep was helpful in the selection of the item. Installation was a breeze, I had the dock hooked and playing music in half an hour! Sound is good and everyone in the house is happy that we can stream music of our choosing.
Pros: easy set up, good sound
Digital Dock for Apple Devices: The Arcam rDock-uni is an external add-on dock for iPod, iPhone, and iPad which can be connected to your home stereo system via analog stereo RCA or digital coax. The rDock-uni supports audio playback, remote control, and charging of your docked Apple device. It features a Lightning dock and USB port to connect your Apple devices.
IR Remote: The Arcam rDock-uni comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation of your connected iPod, iPhone, or iPad. While the remote has several additional buttons, in our tests only the Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track commands were functional. You can continue to operate your iPod/iPhone/iPad from its clickwheel or touchscreen. The remote is powered by a single CR2025 3V coin-type lithium battery (included).
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Arcam rDock-uni is "Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad" compatible and supports the following iPod, iPhone, and iPad model features (as of 12/17/2013):
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Connection Type||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|Lightning Dock||USB Port||Audio||Video||Remote||iPod/iPhone||Song/Artist Text||Track Info|
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 wait until a newer software update is available.
Analog + Digital Output: The rDock-uni supports audio playback of your docked iPod/iPhone/iPad's stored music files and music apps when connected to a stereo or home theater receiver, via analog stereo RCA or digital coax. The rDock-uni uses audiophile grade components and design techniques to deliver the best possible sound quality. The digital coax output lets you connect an external DAC (such as the Arcam irDAC, sold separately) between the rDock-uni and your home stereo system for even better sound quality.
External AC Power Adapter + Battery Charging: The Arcam rDock-uni includes an external 5V switching power supply (100-240V). The rDock-uni also includes three interchangeable AC plugs (US/UK/EU). The Arcam rDock-uni charges your iPod, iPhone, iPad while connected through its external AC power supply.
Aluminum Chassis: The Arcam rDock-uni features high-quality cast aluminum construction for optimum RF shielding.
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The Arcam rDock is made specifically for Apple products. It has the Lightning connector for newer iPod/iPhones and it has a USB port that works for older iPods/iPhones. However this USB port will not work for a laptop or computer unfortunately. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Feb 22, 2015 ] Staff
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Unfortunately Arcam does not list their sampling rates for this product. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Feb 16, 2015 ] Staff
Brian, I was hoping to do the same- I'm not sure why it won't play. It will play my 30 pin ITouch. [ Janice Jan 10, 2015 ]
Yes. Via the USB port in the back. [ Eric Jan 10, 2015 ]
Brian, Yes, you can connect the your IPOD Classic using the USB port in the back of the r dock. Also, the rdock remote control can be used with the IPOD classic to select tracks as well as albums or artists. [ Miguel Jan 10, 2015 ]
Yes. The back has a usb connector. Plug in the old 30 pin usb apple connector and you're all set. [ Tinos Jan 10, 2015 ]