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    Default Home Sound System for iPod?

    Anyone have &/or recommend a good home sound system for iPod?

    I know Polk & Bose make them...

    Thanks for your help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BottomFeeder View Post
    Anyone have &/or recommend a good home sound system for iPod?

    I know Polk & Bose make them...

    Thanks for your help!
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    Anything that does not reproduce music well. Because once you get a system that reproduces music sonically correct than you can start to hear the difference between mp3's and CD's or LP's

    When I put together my system and it got to a point where I could hear the difference between my iPod and my CD player then I just disconnected the iPod dock from my system.

    But, I still use my ipod on road, in my car and in the shower, Here's the unit I use in my Bathroom, It is very powerful and very loud: http://www.uncrate.com/men/gear/home...-ifi-speakers/

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    Bottom Feeder,

    Lasareth is right. You will hear the difference. Lp's sound best, then CD's then MP3's. To get the most out of your digital recordings (MP3"s) you are going to want to save them in appless losseless format. You are going to want to send the music from your PC to you System via a music bridge or some other method with Coaxial Digital output. You then will have to use the Caox in on your receiver/preamp/integrated or purchase an outboard DAC. This is not what you have to do, but it is what will give you the best sound from your digital files.

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    Yeah, I know there'll be a huge difference, but I'm moving my main system into my new man cave (!) and need something smaller for the wifey in the living room!
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    I heard this one at an apple store a couple months ago BF. Sounded pretty dern good to me for the ipod.

    http://www.amazon.com/Harman-Kardon-...2774100&sr=8-1

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    What about a sonic t-amp and some bookshelves? I've used this combo with some great results...

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael_w View Post
    What about a sonic t-amp and some bookshelves? I've used this combo with some great results...
    Thanks, but what is a "sonic t-amp?"
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    What is the budget?

    a "sonic t-amp" is a T-Amp made by the company Sonic Impact. The normal model usually runs around $30 is a very good bang for your buck amp, so long as you are fine with less then 10wpc of power.

    I ran a pair of Onix X-ls with a sonic impact amp with a Ipod and was amazed at the results.

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    http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/sonicimpact/t.html


    Looks like partsexpress isn't carrying them anymore... They used to be about $30. With a different enclosure and some good binding posts it's a cool little amp. Today I actually spent my lunch transferring mine into a new black plastic case for a more subtle look.


    http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/audio/6cd8/ <---- Think Geek has them for $30.

    Maybe even combine it with some diy bookshelves using a full range fostex driver and you're set!
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    Ok you IPOD experts I wish to place my IPOD in a wall dock so it can feed a whole house amp system. This system is 35' feet away in closet, I wish to feed that with a cat5 cable which I already ran to IPOD wall dock area.

    Anyone know what product is best for this. And what product has the most bang for buck in this department.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disneyjoe7 View Post
    Ok you IPOD experts I wish to place my IPOD in a wall dock so it can feed a whole house amp system. This system is 35' feet away in closet, I wish to feed that with a cat5 cable which I already ran to IPOD wall dock area.

    Anyone know what product is best for this. And what product has the most bang for buck in this department.
    Hey! Get your own thread! :D

    Thanks for the info, folks!

    My budget is somewhere around $250, give or take $100. I've never heard of the T-amps, so I'll look into those! Thanks for the link!
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    Ok I started another thread.


    BTW only heard good things about the T-amp so good move.

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    "Smaller for the wifey"

    So I guess that rules out a pair of Monitor 7's? :D With a t-amp and those you could be easily in for under $150 and it would smoke any mass produced docking station you might come across. (the super high end ones excluded)

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael_w View Post
    "Smaller for the wifey"

    So I guess that rules out a pair of Monitor 7's? :D With a t-amp and those you could be easily in for under $150 and it would smoke any mass produced docking station you might come across. (the super high end ones excluded)
    Michael, I was thinking the same exact thing, a pair of 7B's witht he T amps, might be good. I just never heard the T-amps.
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    how about a polk xm radio and the seven's with an amp and a little tube pre, going to smoke any friggen i-pod thingy and you have access to more music.

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