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Cambridge Audio iD10

iPod® docking station with remote

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by Ralph Graves
Cambridge Audio

Simple as can be

The iD10 iPod docking station is the simple way to get music from your iPod to your powered speaker system or audio receiver. This compact dock features a stereo minijack output so you can connect it to virtually any stereo or audio/video system. And you can use the included remote to conveniently control your player from across the room.

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Highlights:

  • for docking iPods, including 160GB iPod classic®, 6th generation iPod nano®, and 4th generation iPod touch®
  • stereo minijack output for connecting to your audio system
  • automatically charges iPod while docked
  • remote
  • AC power adapter
  • warranty: 3 years
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  • Add-on iPod dock
  • AC power adapter (with attached 6' DC cord)
  • 3 AC plugs (US/UK/EU)
  • Remote control (RC-iD10)
  • CR2025 3V lithium battery
  • 3 iPod dock adapter inserts
  • 20" Stereo minijack-to-RCA cable
  • User's Manual

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Features

Overview: The Cambridge Audio iD10 iPod Docking Station enables you to play your iPod's or iPhone's stored music through your home stereo system, while also charging the iPod/iPhone's battery.

Universal Add-on Dock: The Cambridge Audio iD10 iPod docking station is a universal add-on iPod dock which can connect to any home stereo system that features either a stereo 3.5mm auxiliary input or stereo RCA input.

iPod Dock Connector: The Cambridge Audio iD10 iPod docking station features an integrated iPod dock connector which allows you to connect your Apple iPod or iPhone. The iD10 supports audio playback, remote control, and charging of your docked iPod/iPhone.

Note: The iD10 includes 3 iPod dock adapter inserts. If the included dock adapters do not fit your iPod/iPhone, use the docking adapter that came with your iPod/iPhone or purchase one through the Apple Online Store.

Audio Playback: The iD10 supports audio playback of your docked iPod/iPhone's music, podcast, and audiobook files when connected to your home stereo system.

Note: The iD10 does not support video or still image transfer. It also does not transmit metadata information to your connected stereo system. You will continue to use your iPod/iPhone's LCD screen to view song/artist information.

Remote Control: The Cambridge Audio iD10 iPod dock includes an IR remote control for wireless operation of your connected iPod/iPhone. Using the IR remote control, you can navigate your iPod/iPhone's menu and select music by Playlist or Category. You can also select playback functions, such as Play/Pause, Fast-Forward/Rewind, Skip (previous/next), and Shuffle/Repeat. You can also continue to use your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen to control playback.

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

Battery Charging: The Cambridge Audio iD10 charges your iPod or iPhone while connected.

iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Cambridge Audio iD10 iPod docking station is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of February 2011):

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 Y N Y Y N N Y
clickwheel
color
4th 3.1.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
mini 1st 1.4.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd 1.4.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
video 5th 1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y
nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y
4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y
5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N N Y
6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y N N Y
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd 5.0.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
4th 5.0.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y
3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
3GS 4.3.5 Y N Y Y N N Y
4 5.0.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
4S 5.0.1 Y N 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 a newer software update is available.

Power Requirements: The Cambridge Audio iD10 iPod dock operates off of standard household AC current (100-240V~50/60Hz) , using the supplied AC power adapter (7.5V DC, 1.25A). The iD10 also includes three interchangeable AC plugs (US/UK/EU).

 
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4 out of 5

Works well

Written By Rob, Livingston, NJ on Monday, June 04, 2012
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Works well with latest generation of iPod Touch / iPHONE 4S.
Pros:
Easy to connect
Cons:
Short Audio cables
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4 out of 5

Nice iPod docking station!

Written By TomV, Pocomoke City, Maryland on Monday, May 07, 2012
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Unit easy to operate, works as advertised.
Pros:
Nicely designed compact iPod dock.
Cons:
No audio output cable ncluded.
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4 out of 5

Works great - easy to connect

Written By dgg, NC on Saturday, January 28, 2012
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The unit was easy to connect to the stereo receiver. It functions very well.
Pros:
compact, easy to use, good buy for $
Cons:
audio cords delivered were too short had to get a replacement
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5 out of 5

Cambridge Audio iD10

Written By Anonymous, Arlington, VA on Thursday, January 26, 2012
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Product works as advertised.
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