Jump to the next generation of iPod speaker sound with the iLive IHT3817DT 2.1-channel system, which not only offers a topnotch audio performance, but also a host of connectivity options for other audio and video devices. The unit starts with a built-in iPod docking station, which works with the iPod 3G, iPod 4G (click wheel), iPod photo 4G, iPod video 5G and 5.5G, iPod mini, iPod shuffle, and iPod nano 1G and 2G. Thanks to the docking station, you can play, charge, and sync your iPod all at once, no extra cords required. The sound, meanwhile, is guaranteed to impress thanks to the pair of full-range stereo speakers and dual subwoofers, which provide a far broader and more robust audio range than most systems in the iPod category. Add in True 3D and SRS TruBass audio enhancements and you have a great system for watching movies in addition to listening to music. The speakers are even magnetically shielded, so they won\'t interfere with the picture when placed near a TV.
Other than the wide-ranging speaker system, the IHT3817DT\'s most distinguishing feature is its variety of inputs and outputs. The unit includes four A/V inputs--two RCA and two S-video--along with a traditional L/R audio input and a 3.5 mm auxiliary input. As a result, you can hook up a host of audio and video devices to the speaker system, including a portable MP3 player, full-size CD player, DVD player, satellite receiver, camcorder, and more. At the same time, the system offers composite and S-video output jacks, so you can connect your iPod video or photo to a TV and view your pictures and videos on the big screen. Unlike most iPod speaker setups, the IHT3817DT can actually function as a comprehensive entertainment system, with cables running to most of your audio and video devices.
Other details include a digital AM/FM stereo with station presets for easy channel surfing; a backlit LCD display with a clock, alarm, and sleep timer; several preset equalizer settings; a headphone jack for private listening; a motorized iPod docking drawer; a full-feature remote control; and a mini-USB jack for PC communication (includes USB cable). The IHT3817DT, which is wall-mountable (includes hardware), measures 34.2 by 9.8 by 7 inches (W x H x D) and is backed by a 90-day warranty.
What\'s in the Box
IHT3817DT speaker system, remote control, remote batteries, USB cable, audio line-in cable, mounting hardware, built-in cord, user\'s manual.
Black 2.1-channel speaker system with built-in iPod dock and AM/FM tuner
Pair of built-in, full-range, magnetically shielded speakers and dual subwoofers
3D sound with SRS TruBass enhancement; AM/FM tuner with memory presets
4 A/V inputs (2 RCA and 2 S-video); L/R audio input and auxiliary input; A/V and S-video outputs
Includes remote control; measures 34.2 x 9.8 x 7 inches (W x H x D); 90-day warranty