Overview: The Cambridge Audio iD100 digital audiophile dock
for iPod enables you to play your iPod, iPhone, or iPad's stored music and video
files through your home stereo system (via digital connection) and connected
television (via composite/component), while also charging the Apple device's battery.
The Cambridge Audio iD100 bypasses your iPod, iPhone, or iPad's DAC and feeds a pure
digital signal to your home AV receiver for a realistic, dynamic sound.
iPod Dock Connector: The Cambridge Audio iD100 digital
audiophile dock for iPod features an integrated Apple dock connector which
allows you to connect your iPod, iPhone, or iPad. The iD100 supports audio
playback, video output, remote control, and charging of your docked Apple
Note: The iD100 includes 4 rubber dock
adapters to accommodate your iPod nano, iPod classic, iPod
touch, iPhone, or iPad. Airplane mode is recommended for
Digital Add-on Dock: The Cambridge Audio iD100 digital
audiophile dock for iPod is a universal add-on iPod dock which can connect to
any home stereo system that features a digital (optical/coaxial/XLR) input. The
iD100 will also connect to your television via composite or component video. The
iD100 can also be fed to Cambridge Audio's external digital-to-analog converter
Plus, sold separately) for even higher fidelity sound.
iPod DAC Bypass: Traditionally, iPod docks feature an analog
audio output, usually via a RCA connection. The final sound quality of any iPod
dock with analog connections, is ultimately limited to the internal DACs in the
iPod, iPhone, or iPad. As these internal DACs are designed for portable use, they
are not designed provide a high quality source in a Hi-Fi/AV system. The Cambridge
Audio iD100 overcomes this sound quality barrier by totally bypassing the iPod,
iPhone, or iPad's internal DACs, re-clocking the audio data, and providing a low
jitter, high quality pure digital audio signal from the iPod, iPhone or iPad;
which you can then send to your own dedicated Hi-Fi DAC or AV receiver which
will have been optimized for analog conversion. This process squeezes the best
possible sound quality out of your iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
Master Clock Circuit: The Cambridge Audio iD100's master clock
circuit minimizes audio jitter and guarantees the highest quality digital music from
your iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
Digital Audio Output: The Cambridge Audio iD100 digital audiophile
dock allows the digital output of any audio files your iPod, iPhone, or iPad supports;
including lossless files for high-end sound quality. The Cambridge Audio iD100 will
digitally output music files, podcasts, audiobooks, and apps stored on your iPod,
iPhone, or iPad. The iD100 accesses the audio on your iPod, iPhone, or iPad digitally;
providing a bit-perfect, low-jitter digital output via a coaxial, optical, or AES/EBU
(XLR) digital connection.
- S/PDIF Digital Outputs: The Cambridge
Audio iD100 is fitted with both S/PDIF coaxial and toslink
digital outputs to connect the iPod dock to your AV receiver.
- AES/EBU XLR Outputs: The ID100's AES/EBU
(XLR) balanced digital audio output allows connection to
high-end home audio gear or professional audio equipment.
Video Output: In addition to playing audio, the Cambridge Audio
iD100 can output video from supported iPods, iPhones, or iPads. Video playback is
possible via the iD100's composite or component video output. When a video-enabled
iPod, iPhone, or iPad is docked and playing; video is routed to the dock's
composite/component video output and output to your connected television.
Note: The dock's video output doesnot provide an on-screen display.
PC Sync Interface: The Cambridge Audio iD100's USB (type-B)
connection allows convenient and simple syncing of your docked iPod, iPhone, or
iPad to iTunes. This is not an audio input.
Remote Control: The Cambridge Audio iD100 digital audiophile
dock for iPod includes an IR remote control for wireless operation of your
connected iPod, iPhone, or iPad. Using the IR remote control, you can navigate
your Apple device's menu and select audio/video files 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 the
clickwheel or touchscreen to control playback.
Note: The iD100's remote does not fully
support the Apple iPad and does not allow you to browse audio/video
files. The included remote will only support basic playback
functions (Play/Pause, Fast-Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next)
of the iPad.
IR Input: An IR input (3.5mm) is provided that allows IR remote
control commands to be received by the iD100 from custom install systems.
Battery Charging: The Cambridge Audio iD100 charges your iPod,
iPhone, or iPad while connected. You can disable battery charging to improve overall
sound quality. If your iPod, iPhone, or iPad has
no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize
it and the on-screen display will read "Please remove
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Cambridge Audio iD100
iPod docking station is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports
the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 10/23/2012):
|iPod/iPhone Model||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|Audio||Video Out||Remote||iPod/iPhone||Song/Artist Text||Track Info|
- *The iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), and iPhone 5
will require the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter or cable (sold
separately) in order to make connection with the ID100's integrated
- 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.
Power Requirements: The Cambridge Audio iD100 digital audiophile
dock for iPod operates off of standard household AC current (100-240V~50/60Hz), using
the supplied AC power adapter (12V DC, 2A). The iD100 also includes two interchangeable
AC plugs (US//EU).
Note: The iD100 also features an
environmentally friendly low power (<1w) standby