Overview: The Arcam drDock 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; as well as to your TV via HDMI. The drDock uses audiophile grade components
and design techniques to deliver the best possible sound quality. An IR remote
is included for wireless operation of your docked Apple device.
Aluminum Chassis: The Arcam drDock features high-quality
cast aluminum construction for optimum RF shielding.
iPod Dock Connector: The Arcam drDock features an integrated
top-panel iPod dock to connect your compatible iPod, iPhone, or iPad. The drDock
supports audio playback, video output, remote control, syncing, and charging of your
docked Apple device.
Analog & Digital Output: The drDock supports audio playback
of your docked iPod/iPhone/iPad's stored music podcast, or audiobook files; as
well as music apps when connected to a stereo or home theater receiver, via
analog stereo RCA or digital coax (the dock's HDMI output does not support audio
playback from audio only sources).
HDMI Output: In addition to playing audio, the drDock
can output video from supported iPods, iPhones, and iPads. Video playback from a
compatible Apple device is possible via the drDock's HDMI output. When a
video-enabled iPod/iPhone/iPad is docked and playing, audio/video is routed to the
dock's HDMI terminal and output to your connected television. The unit's HDMI output only supports
audio/video output from a video file stored on your iPod/iPhone/iPad, or from
select video apps (such as YouTube & Netflix). Output of metadata,
menus, or various applications is not supported.
Note: Audio is not output from the HDMI terminal for
audio only sources. You will need to connect either the dock's analog or digital audio
output to your home stereo when listening to audio only sources.
Wireless Remote Control: The Arcam drDock comes with an IR remote
control (CR1) for wireless operation of your docked iPod, iPhone, or iPad. The remote can
be used to navigate through menus and tracks on your docked Apple device and
change its play mode (repeat/random). You can also continue to operate your
iPod/iPhone/iPad from its clickwheel or touchscreen. The remote operates off of a single CR2025 3V
"coin-type" lithium battery (included).
- Menu Navigation: You can navigate through the menus of
your docked iPod, iPhone, or iPad to find your music by Playlist or Category (Artist,
Album, Song, Genre, Composer, etc.).
- Basic Playback: The IR remote provides Play/Pause,
Fast-Forward/Rewind, and Skip (previous/next) playback functions.
- Play Modes: You can switch between Repeat (track,
playlist/folder) and Random (playlist/folder) playback modes.
Note: The supplied remote can be used to control your iPod,
iPhone, or iPad when the drDock is not connected to a supported Arcam
product. If you are using the drDock with a supported Arcam product, use the
Arcam system's remote instead (see Control Port below).
Control Port: The drDock features 3.5mm Control Port and includes a
48" minijack-to-RS232 cable to connect the Arcam Solo Mini Music system (776SOLMINI,
sold separately) or the Arcam Solo Neo Stereo Receiver (776SOLONEO,
sold separately). This allows your iPod/iPhone/iPad's track information to be
displayed on these Arcam systems.
Battery Charging: The Arcam drDock charges your iPod,
iPhone, iPad while connected through its external AC power supply.
Sync: The drDock is fitted with a USB (type-B) port and
comes with a 48" USB cable which allows
you to sync your docked iPod, iPhone, or iPad with your PC or Mac. This
USB connection can also be used to charge your iPod or iPhone (but not your
iPad). You must unplug the dock's external AC power adapter and place the drDock in Sync mode (you will not be able to playback
your iPod/iPhone/iPad while syncing is in progress).
iPod/iPhone/iPad Compatibility Chart: The Arcam drDock is
"Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad" compatible and supports the following iPod, iPhone,
and iPad model features (as of 7/4/2012):
|iPod/iPhone/iPad Model||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|Audio||Video Out||Remote||iPod/iPhone/iPad||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.
External AC Adapter: The Arcam drDock includes an external
5V switching power supply (100-240V). The drDock also includes three
interchangeable AC plugs (US/UK/EU).
- Input: 100-240V ~ 50/60Hz,
- Output: 5.0V - 2500mA