iPod Hi Fi

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    iGary

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    I was in the Annapolis Apple Store today picking up a Mighty Mouse, and decided to play around with the iPod Hi Fi.

    First one had a blown out speaker.

    Second one the volume control wouldn't work.

    Guess I won't be buying one of those.

    Oh, and thet have them screwed down to the table so you can't lift them (didn't use mormal cable alarms like on iPods). :rolleyes:
     
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    840quadra

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    That's sad..

    I was under the impression that this would have built in circuitry to prevent blowing of speakers.. unless someone poked a hole in one of them, or something else non cool like that.


    It is a shame, but for the price, I cannot justify one of them anyway. That is especially true when I can buy Klipsch powered speakers for much cheaper, and I assume that they will sound just as good.
     
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    puckhead193

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    i was at the apple store in walt witman and it wasn't nailed down... but i must say, that thing is freakin' heavy...
     
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    Glenn Wolsey

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    I'm still waiting for my review unit to arrive, and the review is due soon :rolleyes:
     
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    Kingsly

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    On the contrary, I was in the Apple Store Beverly Center and they had a HiFi on display w/ an iPod docked and it was blasting music that filled every nook and cranny of the store and sounded amazing wherever I stood. wow.
    I say Bose has a run for its money.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    Hi-Fi sounded great when I saw/heared it at a store in PA. The unit is seemed well built, but I didn't try to blow out a speaker!
     
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    Bubbasteve

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    So it seems you caved in and replaced your Mighty Mouse ;)

    I was at a local Apple Store and I thought that it was very nice. If I didn't have my BOSE SD I would most likely purchase the "Hi-Fi". The store I was at had the Hi-Fi loose so I got to lift up the thing. IMHO I think it's heavy but not heavy enough to restrict it's portability.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    I still don't see the point of this thing.
    Right now I am using an Onkyo dock to connect the iPod to my Onkyo stereo (I forgot which model it is, but it is one of those small shelf units).
    I have full iPod contol with a remote, the sound is excellent, the system has separate speakers for a real stereo base, it also plays CDs and radio - and, guess what - it cost me almost the same (give or take $50) as the iPod HiFi would have cost me. Plus, the speakers are upgradeable!;)
    There is no way I would buy the iPod HiFi.
    A favorite feature of mine on my system is the motorized analog volume control... So 80's... :)
     

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