This product is a vintage Polk model and is not available for sale, but it may still be available in some stores as a closeout or used product. The following text is taken from the original sales brochure for this product and does not reflect current availability. If you happen to have any question or concerns about this product, or any other Polk Audio product, feel free to contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-377-7655 Monday - Friday, 9am - 5:30pm EST
I-Sonic Entertainment System 2
High performance table-top radio & i-dock.
Make your iPod more entertaining with
a complete table-top entertainment system.
The I-Sonic Entertainment System is a complete audio entertainment system that lets you do much more than just listen to your iPod or iPhone. Enjoy high definition HD Radio broadcasts, with iTunes Tagging. Subscribe to Sirius Satellite Radio.* Connect the I-Sonic ES2 to your video monitor, to watch iPod videos on the big screen or TV shows with expansive digital sound. Got the next gen i-gadget? Easily download firmware and software upgrades that keep your I-Sonic relevant to your audio sources.
The I-Sonic ES2 allows you to downsize your entertainment system without downsizing your listening experience. That's because Polk's exclusive, proven audio technologies have challenged the status-quo and raised the bar on table-top entertainment systems. Proprietary DSP, a performance-oriented multi-speaker array, and PowerPort bass venting turn table top sound into room-filling high performance audio. It's classic Polk -- warm, enveloping, realistic -- from a compact, technologically advanced table top entertainment system. The only one of its kind.
* Requires optional add-on plus monthly subscription from Sirius Satellite Radio.
The I-Sonic Entertainment System 2 Features:
State-of-the-art clear-channel AM/FM reception.
Second generation HD Radio tuning with full multicasting.
Sirius Satellite Radio tuning (optional add-on, requires subscription from the provider).
Exclusive Digital Signal Processing (DSP) algorithms ensure incredible audio coverage in any sized room, at any volume level. Polk DSP, controling the I-Sonic's patented four-speaker driver array, delivers big, full-bodied stereo sound.
Docking connections for all iPod models, adaptors for iPod Touch and even iPhones.
One-touch iTunes Tagging (which makes it simple to buy songs from HD radio stations).
Dynamic Loudness Contour technology automatically adjusts bass and treble response to account for your ears' frequency sensitivity at low volume. You'll hear rich, well balanced sound even at late-night listening levels.
Dynamic Compression Technology prevents distortion without changing the character of your audio. Even if you crank it up, the I-Sonic with will always sound crisp, clear and clean.
Easily accessible Bass and Treble controls.
View videos: Advanced S-Video & composite video outputs allow you to connect a television or video monitor to the IES2 for viewing video content stored on a video iPod.
Watch TV: Advanced input array lets you connect your TV audio to the I-Sonic ES2 and surround yourself with rich, room-filling sound while you watch TV or a DVD.
Go Green! The I-Sonic ES2 is made from environmentally safe materials, and engineered using the latest manufacturing technology to eliminate the use of lead and other harmful chemicals.
I-Sonic ES2 is the only dock you'll ever need. Easily downloadable firmware and software upgrades keep your I-Sonic ES2 compatible with the lastest generation of i-gadgets.
All Polk products are made using the best materials and the most advanced manufacturing techniques. They pass the industry's most exhaustive quality tests, including drop testing, extreme signal response and UV & salt exposure testing. Polk loudspeakers are built to perform for a lifetime.
|Width||14 1/2" (36.83cm)|
|Speaker Warranty||5 years parts and labor (original purchaser)|
Specifications, dimensions and features subject to change without notice. For more information call us at 1-800-377-7655 (USA and Canada). Outside of North America call +1 (410) 358-3600.
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by Bart Chilcott, April 26, 2008127 out of 193 people found this review helpful.
Incredible Sound, Easy to use, Built in Ipod interface, tagging, large easy to see display
No weakness found
I received my new Isonic2 last week. I had previously owned a Bose Wave Radio and was anxious to see how it compared. The driving factor behind purchasing this unit was its Ipod interface and HD radio capabilities. Don't be shocked when your new Isonic2 arrives in a huge box! It's just very well packaged! Inside the box you will find easy to follow instructions and all the necessary items to get you up and listening in a matter of minutes. The sound of this unit is FAR superior to that of its Bose counterpart and physically its much more attractive. The controls are easy to use on the unit and I was very impressed with the size of the display and how easy it is to read from across the room. Especially helpful when you don't have your glasses on in the wee hours of the morning. :) I honestly cant find anything negative to say about this unit. I'm an audiophile and am extremely picky about how my equipment sounds. The tagging feature is really nice too... find a song on HD that you like, hit the tag button and it reminds you next time your on iTunes to buy it if you so choose. Very nice! So, if you are looking for the highest quality sound radio with all the bells and whistles, get this one! You wont be disappointed!
by Benjamin Quinby, November 14, 2008127 out of 193 people found this review helpful.
Great sound, beats my old Bose! That's saying a lot.
User interface not suited for nightstand use; iPhone interface usable but needs refinement.
My experience is the same as those above: IMPECCABLE SOUND and great tuner, but the user interface could have been thought out better. My qualms with this system are that it is replacing a bedroom Bose unit that was on my nightstand which was used (mostly) for night time and as a functioning alarm clock. It is obvious that the engineers (who did a great job making a powerful system) never took one of these home and used it as a nightstand unit. -The lowest volume setting is quite loud for bedroom use, especially just inches from my ears. -The blue light is the worst color for night use, and although dimmable, is not automatic like in the Bose unit; it's FAR too bright if kept at a level for day use, and it never goes completely dark even with the power off! -Keypad buttons are not backlit, so with the bright blue screen on, you absolutely cannot identify the buttons without turning an overhead light on; not good for bedroom relations. -Using the "sleep" feature is a major pain unless you use the remote control, again requiring a light unless you memorize the keypad position of the buttons. -Forward and Reverse keys on panel do not control iPhone (yet?)! And when plugging the iPhone into the slot, you get the warning that it may cause interference unless you activate airplane mode! I purposely bought this because it was built for the iPhone...other systems do not give that warning and control the iPhone interface directly. Perhaps a firmware update will fix this? Although I'm pointing out negatives, all good points from the above reviews are correct: impeccable sound and a great tuner. Firmware upgrade-ability is huge. Let's hope Polk fixes a couple of the small issues I've posted. Make the backlight red and autodim, and backlight the keypad and this is a 5 out of 5. Perfect. Overall, a 4.5 out of 5. If you're using this unit anywhere but the bedroom, then it's a 5 out of 5 as is!
by Craig Churchill, January 13, 2010127 out of 185 people found this review helpful.
Great bass, great volume, ton's of features...
It is a little slow to respond to commands from the remote (volume, next tracks, etc)but it is a very minor issue.....
EXTREMLY IMPRESSED! I just rec'd my I-Sonic today (1-13-10) and must say after a ton of research, it is flat-out awesome. I am drummer of 20+ years and I consider myself a serious music lover with a very picky ear for great sound, and the minute I plugged this in, I was super impressed! Having compared it directly to a new BOSE wave radio, sound-wise it blows the BOSE away! (No comparision) Super bass, and pretty good highs.. From a features standpoint, the I-Sonic hands down, out offers the Bose wave radio..Keep in mind, the Polk unit is $200-$300 LESS expensive....and it doesn't have: 1) HD Radio (which sounds awesome!) 2) Audio out... 3) IPOD Dock 4) Adjustable Bass/treble controls...This is very important! As Polk says, "no matter how good we tried to make it sound, you still need user adjustable controls" As anyone with a good ear knows, music tastes, room environments, and placement all dramatically effect the sound, and you really need adjustable controls to adjust to your taste and music styles.. I have this unit installed in our large living room, and it fills the room with NO PROBLEM.. I have it hooked up primarily to our 46" Plasma TV for use as a 2nd audio system (Since my plasma tv speakers are not great) and this unit sounds great! I am essentially using it as a mini home theater system.... This unit cranks and also looks as good as the BOSE and is nearly half the price...No complaints...... Overall I would rate it a solid 9.5 out of 10...You won't be disappointed! SUPER JOB Polk on a super well designed unit!
by Robert Hoffman, October 22, 2008110 out of 174 people found this review helpful.
Sound Quality is great and the size fits almost anyplace. The radio tuner works well and the HD radio sounds so clear.
I haven't found any.
I love it. I was going to buy a bose wave radio till I looked at, and listened to the I-Sonic. I was blown away by its sound. When I got it home it sounded even better in my own home. Everyone that hears it says it sounds awesome. I can't wait to add the matching CD player to it.
by stewart margolis, November 14, 2009100 out of 177 people found this review helpful.
tonality to die from!
initially one channel would go out - but the problem has been fixed
i have had the original i-sonic for about 2 years. - The tone that comes from this unit is really reference quality - i run it with a bryston bcd1 attached to the aux inputs on the back of the i-sonic i have a certified audiophile system - but this unit constantly amazes me - the tone the comes out of this unit is to die from - one of the best "undiscovered" pieces of audio that has come down the pike it truly sounds wonderful - remember i am using it with an external cd player - not its own - this i believe makes it sound truly reference caliber. - this is no joke - im amazed everytime i play it stewart glen mills, pa
by Victor komaschka, September 13, 200892 out of 167 people found this review helpful.
Great looking unit. Took only a few minutes to set-up.
Can't find any weaknesses at this time.
Was very suprised on the sound quality. Beats my Bose radio by a mile.
by Bill Blevins, April 21, 201088 out of 136 people found this review helpful.
Amazing bass is almost magical. Easy to figure out, with better than average rear inputs.
No CD option yet.
Bought the I-sonic for my wife for her birthday. She wanted a good kitchen radio that also docked her ipod. She and I both were impressed when she opened it. I haven't been as up on music as my wife lately, but that night and the next day, I couldn't let it alone. I just stand there and listen to it. What a nice product. Well made and though the shape is unusual, it all starts to make sense after you listen to it for a while. It was the center of attention at a party! If you are on the fence, let me push you over to the I-Sonic.
by Frederick Nyanguf, June 21, 201071 out of 124 people found this review helpful.
Great system but can be better
Is it the complete system or you are still experimenting? That is my feeling. Give us the real things to be confident in your products. I am a lover of music and that is why.....
Great and lovely home filled music system, better than many. Kindly improve on your customer response and after purchase service response to assure your customers.
by James, December 11, 201064 out of 86 people found this review helpful.
Great sound definition and clarity. Easy controls and aesthetically pleasing.
Simply amazing! I own the Bose Sound Dock and I can tell you the I-Sonic sound definition is hands down better. Thanks Polk Audio!
This product is considered a "Recent" or "Vintage" Polk Audio model. It is not a part of our current product lineup. It may still be available in some stores as a "close out" or "used" product. Information provided here about this product may not reflect current realities and does not imply availability. If you happen to have a question or concern about this product, contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-377-7655 M-F 9am - 5:30pm EST. Chances are we remember it.
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