Soundfreaq Sound Stack

iPod®/iPhone®/iPad® docking speaker system with Bluetooth®

Item #: 808STACK

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Let the Soundfreaq Sound Stack give you a stack of great-sounding audio options. Use the system wirelessly with your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, portable gaming console, or tablet. The system delivers robust, detailed sound from your music, videos, games and apps.

High-quality sound with plenty of bass

The Sound Stack's four full-range speakers are reinforced with Kevlar to ensure accurate reproduction. Twin subwoofers deliver smooth, natural-sounding bass. And because there are two subs working together to handle the signal, you get accurate lows with no distortion — even at maximum volume.

Cutaway

A cutaway view of the Sound Stack's internal bass ports

Soundfreaq's proprietary UQ3 spatial enhancement processor further enhances the sound. This advanced circuitry expands the system's soundfield, giving you truly room-filling audio with the press of a button.

Docking space for your iPhone or iPad

Front and center on the system is a dock for your iPod, iPhone — or even your iPad. The system's flat base provides stable support for your tablet. You can play music from your docked device while it automatically charges.

Wireless playback — with any Bluetooth device

Whether you use an Apple or a non-Apple portable, you can enjoy great audio with the Sound Stack. Play music from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or PDA. You can also wirelessly stream audio from your Bluetooth-enabled laptop or PC. Or use the Bluetooth functionality of your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad to play music through the system without docking.

iPad docked

Dock your favorite Apple iOS device, even your iPad.

The system uses Bluetooth A2DP, a wireless protocol that supports minimal compression and low distortion. It also supports streaming of Apple lossless files from iOS devices.

Remote control options

The system comes with its own remote. Hidden in the right side of the Sound Stack is a special storage compartment. A magnet holds the remote in place so it doesn't tumble out when you open the panel.

You can also download a free Soundfreaq Remote app. There's a version for your iPhone. iPod touch, or iPad, and one for Android phones. This app turns your device into a touchscreen remote, giving you full control over the system. The screen menus make it easy to select songs, and navigate playlists — all through the Bluetooth connection between your device and the Sound Stack. The app also lets your device control the system's built-in FM tuner.

Multi-function charger and digital inputs

Of course the Sound Stack will automatically charge your docked iPod, iPhone or iPad. But what about other devices? Not to worry. The system's USB port lets you charge Android and BlackBerry® portables, too.

With the Sound Stack you're not just limited to playing portable audio devices, either. Use the system's optical digital input to connect it directly to your Apple TV, Blu-ray player, or game console for high-quality sound.

Product Highlights:

  • powered speaker system for docking iPods, iPhones, and iPads
  • Bluetooth v2.0 A2DP for wide audio bandwidth and low distortion
  • Bluetooth range: 33 feet
  • compatible with Bluetooth-enabled iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones, PDAs, tablets, and computers
  • FM radio with 20 presets (requires free remote app for operation)
  • optical digital audio input for connection to Apple TV, Blu-ray player, or game console
  • 4 Kevlar-reinforced full-range speakers and 2 subwoofers built in
  • touch-sensitive controls top-mounted on unit
  • adjustable EQ
  • docked player charges automatically
  • powered USB port for charging Android and BlackBerry smartphones and PDAs
  • free remote control app from Apple iTunes App Store and Android App Store
  • remote control
  • remote stored in recessed compartment
  • AC power adapter
  • 17-5/16"W x 6-9/16"H x 8-1/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

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  • Bluetooth iPod speaker dock
  • AC power adapter (with attached 4' DC cord)
  • 6' AC power cord
  • IR remote control
  • CR2025 3V lithium battery (intalled)
  • 2 Rubber spacer pads (installed)
  • FM wire antenna
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Information
  • Safety Information
  • Caution note

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Features

Overview: The Soundfreaq Sound Stack is a high fidelity sound system for your Apple iPod, iPhone, iPad device and smartphone, tablet, or computer. The Sound Stack features an integrated dock for your iPod, iPhone, or iPad. It also supports Bluetooth (A2DP) audio streaming for your Apple device, smartphone, tablet, or computer. In addition, the Sound Stack is fitted with a 3.5mm auxiliary input and optical digital input for connection of almost any external audio device. For added convenience, the Soundfreaq Sound Stack is equipped with a built-in FM.

UQ3 Spatial Enhancement: UQ3 is a proprietary technology that enhances stereo separation. The Sound Stack is acoustically balanced to complement every genre of music, at any volume with vocal clarity, natural bass, and stereo separation using UQ3 spatial enhancement.

DubSub Technology: The Soundfreaq Sound Stack achieves audiophile quality sound using four custom-engineered Kevlar-reinforced balanced drivers. The Sound Stack features a unique 2.2 speaker configuration that pairs two full-range drivers with two active subwoofers in a push-pull configuration for clarity, detail, and deep bass.

Bluetooth A2DP: The Soundfreaq Sound Stack supports Bluetooth A2DP so you can wirelessly stream music and apps from your smartphone, tablet, or PC; including iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, and Windows/Mac computers. It even provides lossless Bluetooth streaming of AAC audio files with iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad. You can also use the Sound Stack or the included remote to control basic playback functions of your streamed audio device. The Soundfreaq has a wireless range of approximately 32'.

Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Sound Stack.

iPod/iPhone/iPad Dock: The Soundfreaq Sound Stack features an integrated dock for audio playback, remote control, and charging of your Apple iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad. The Sound Stack is compatible with the following iPods, iPhones, and iPads (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 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
iPad 1 5.0.1 Y N Y Y N N Y
2 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 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.

Remote Control: The Sound Stack comes with an IR remote control to operate the system, your docked Apple device, or connected Bluetooth device. The remote provides basic playback functions; such as Play/Pause, Skip Next/Previous, and Fast Forward/Rewind.

Note: The remote control can be conveniently held in the storage area on the back of the unit (magnetically).

Soundfreaq Remote App: The free Soundfreaq Remote App is available for Apple iOS and Android. When the Sound Stack is connected via Bluetooth, the downloaded app lets you use your compatible Apple iOS or Android device as the Sound Stack's remote control and to interface with the system's built-in FM radio tuner. You can manage your tracks, playlist, volume, tone controls directly from your Apple iOS or Android device. You can also see your track information and settings on your device's LCD screen.

Note: You must be within 30' of the Sound Stack for the Soundfreaq Remote App to function.

FM Radio: The Soundfreaq Sound Stack is equipped with an internal digital FM tuner which is only accessible using the Soundfreaq Remote App interface. You can store up to 20 FM station presets.

Aux Input: The Soundfreaq Sound Stack features a rear-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting an external audio device with a standard 3.5mm audio output or headphone jack.

Optical Input: The Sound Stack includes a rear-panel optical digital input for connecting a digital audio device with a optical (toslink) digital audio output.

USB Power Port: The unit is fitted with a rear-panel USB (type-A) power port that charges compatible devices including mobile phones and wireless headsets (your device must allow USB charging).

External AC Power Supply: The Soundfreaq Sound Stack operates off of standard household AC current using the supplied external power supply and AC power cord.

  • Input: 100-240V ~ 50/60Hz, 1.6A
  • Output: 20.0V - 4.47A

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Impressive Sound Stack

Written By Nicholas, East Northport, New York on Sunday, March 31, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Purchased after being impressed by companys mission statement and assorted online reviews. This was my first Bluetooth capable music device. It is attractive, compact unit that fits nicely on an end table. After approx.20 hours of break in time, The sound it produces is very clear and concise to my ears. The remote app. Is easy to use and works excellent on the iPhone 3GS and iPad 3. Very pleased with the purchase and Crutchfields attention to detail.

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