- Jun 26, 2007
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Oh, okay then, you spotted the connection too! Yes, the Meridian kit is iPhone 3G compatible. And Onkyo assures us that iPhone 3G compatible docks are on the way 'in the very near future'.
iPod for audiophiles
According to Meridian, its i80 Universal Dock for iPod marries "the convenience that the iPod (and iPhone) offers," with the company's renowned "expertise in sound quality and engineering".
"The i80 offers the very finest solution for listening to, and sharing your, digital music collection, whatever iPod you may own," the press release continues.
The i80 connects to Meridian's F80 system "allowing you immediate and complete control of the music library stored on the iPod through the F80 remote control or its front panel buttons."
The track information is relayed via the F80's beautiful OLED display so you can check the playlist or song is playing.
Intelligent conversion technology
Most importantly, for true audiophiles, when you connect an i80 dock to the F80 system, intelligent conversion technology actively processes compressed music formats on your iPod or iPhone revealing more of the original recording, helping your music to sound its absolute best.
The catch? The dock itself costs £195, in addition to the £1,500 for the Meridian F80.
Although, if you really want to listen to the music from your new iPhone or iPod in true 'seperates quality' then you are going to have to dig deep into those pockets.
Realistic price world
In more 'budget' iPhone/iPod dock news, Onkyo has also announced a quality, sub-£200 dock.
The Onkyo CS-325UKD is described as "a musical micro hi-fi system with a proven, award-winning heritage… something of a de facto recommendation among the specialist audio press and hi-fi dealer fraternity."
You pays your money, you takes your pod-docking choice.