A CD, radio or old-school cassette can go in just about any player. An iPhone or iPod requires something a bit special looking, and the Lenco iPD-9000 is one of the most stylish speaker systems out there.
Clad in Apple-favoured aluminium the iPD-9000 is a wow to look at, and promises great audio, too.
The iPD-9000 plays audio from iPod, iPhone and CD, and boats an FM radio, too. It costs £229.99.
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Lenco claims the “real craftsmanship” is inside the sleek metal skin.
Its ‘Sonic Emotion 3D chipset’ digital signal processing technology gives a wonderful acoustic experience, filling the room with sound and removing any audio blind spots, claims Lenco.
Absolute 3D Sound Technology was designed for state-of-the-art 3D sound systems in large venues. Sonic Emotion applied its expertise in the consumer electronics field to offer a scaled down version of the technology for the iPD-9000 and other Lenco products.
Sonic Emotion was named an International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its 3D audio chip solution.
Another spiffy sounding technology ‘Absolute 3D Sound Technology’ is based on wavefield synthesis to create a full surround sound experience from a single unit.
The compact iPD-9000 offers 65W ouput, spread across two 10W side-firing drivers and a 45W rear-firing subwoofer.
The iPD-9000 works with the full range of Apple iPods and iPhones, which dock on the top of the sound system and recharge at the same time. It also plays CDs, CD-R/RWs, and MP3-encoded discs.
On top of all that there’s an FM radio with a 20 preset memory and RDS function, a blue back-lit LCD display, digital volume control, remote, sleep timer, and an adjustable bass/treble control.
Composite video output lets you connect the iPD-9000 to a TV or monitor for movies or video viewing.
Lenco iPD-9000 specifications
iPod docking station for all iPod/iPhones with recharge function
Plays CD, CD-R, CD-RW and MP3-encoded discs
Proprietary ‘Sonic Emotion’ digital signal processing technology
65 watts - 2.1 channel power output: 2 x 10W and 1 x 45W (RMS)
FM Radio with RDS function and 20 presets
1 x 3.5mm aux input for other audio sources
Adjustable bass and treble
Dimensions: 350 x 210 x 130mm (WxDxH)