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KitSound Boom Dock iPhone / iPod / Touch Docking Station Speaker System

Released on 20 October 2010

Manufacturer: KitSound

5.0 out of 5 (50 customer reviews) | Write a review

Forged in the darkness by twisted souls and bought into the light by KitSound.

The Boom Dock is no lightweight dock, this is a serious box of power. It lurks on your shelf, teasing you, tempting you with its empty iPod/iPhone dock; "plug it in!" It goads. You oblige, turn it up to 60 and BOOM! You would be forgiven for wondering if it is nuclear powered. It is not brute force though, it delivers sound to you with military precision. We have used revolutionary aluminium cones for the satellite drivers which give a massive dynamic range close to 90dB. For the non geeks out there (most of you!) good comparisons are; CDs which have a maximum range of 96dB (which is rarely used) and the vinyl rock and pop albums from the 60's and 70's which only had about 30dB!

The Boom Dock is a 2.1 system, it has a low Q down-firing 5.25" subwoofer which gives a super-sharp, super deep and super punchy bass response that you can feel right in your chest. It is like being at the epicentre of a small earthquake. If this is too much for you though, you have the option of adjusting the bass and treble levels to suit your own preferences.

At the back, you will find a rare sighting for this day in age - a pair of proper phono inputs! You can connect other audio visual equipment to the Boom Dock, including your TV (as long as it has an audio output). The magnets are shielded so you can site it very close to screens without damaging them.

You can tune the Boom Dock into regular FM or AM radio stations and enjoy them with the full sound that it produces.

Trouble waking up in the morning? Simply select a rousing tune on your iPod, crank the volume to max and set the alarm on the Boom Dock for your regular wake up time. BOOM! try and sleep though it, we dare you!

The Boom Dock will accept any iPod (except shuffle) and your iPhone/3G/3GS (in flight mode).
  • Key Features:
  • Serious bass / Serious volume / very punchy output
  • Built-in Clock Display, Dual Alarm & FM/AM Radio with LED display.
  • Charges your iPod/iPhone when docked.
  • Infrared Wireless Remote Control with multi functions and full iPod controls
  • Proper 2 x phono Aux input for connecting other A/V equipment including televisions.
  • Specifications:
  • Power output 22W+16Wx2 RMS(THD=1%)
  • Frequency response 40 Hz-20K Hz
  • Compatible with all iPod models except shuffle.
  • 5.25"Subwoofer unit made of dual Sr magnet systems with high value low Q long throw design creates a fast and high resolution low frequency.
  • Satellite speaker using 2.5" high performance neodymium magnet and brand new aluminum cone creates a dynamic range up to 90dB.

customer Reviews

 Average rating (50 reviews)

 Best £90 spent in years!!

| | See all MrB066678's reviews (1)

I was previously using a PHILLIPS MW-F777 game port midi-system to play my i-tunes, PS3, Wii and TV through. This stereo was absolutely awesome, with its liquid cooled speakers and deep base it made films, games and music 10 times better. However, I was looking for something that gave as much of a punch, looked smooth and sleek and could dock my i-pod directly. I was thinking a docking station for 90pounds couldn't really compare but it would do until I got a top name brand.... Oh how wrong was I??? This is a phenomenal piece of kit!! The sound is really clear and crisp and the bass is really heavy. Its loud, looks really good and well worth the price. Compared to my mates BOSE (which cost in excess of 350pounds) there is no difference in sound quality at all!!! I wont be upgrading this at all, but instead showing it off and turning it up!!! Well recommended and I can guarantee my friends will be on here soon purchasing the same thing!!!

 Makes me happier than a 3 yr old at easter!!!

| | See all 1johndoe's reviews (3)

Well, I feel quite passionate about the excellence of this product so 2 reviews for you, one quick and one long protracted affair for the tech geeks and audiophiles - I fall somewhere in the middle of the two.

Quick review. Simply put, their are better sound systems out there. They start at approximately 350-499. And they aren't leagues better either just technically better - Ill explain that in the detailed review.

For your money at the moment around 80 their is no better sound system on this planet. Stupendous value. After owning this for a year I've bought a second for my front room as my 2.1 system (I have babies who would eat and destroy a 5.1 - yes I know I'm upset about the lack of surround too) Its that good it makes my plasma TV's speakers sound like they are made of tin foil.

For those on a budget I would happily pay 200 for this I think its that good so around 80 is an absolute steal - get it.


Ok so how does this differ from:

BOSE 199-299, arcam rcube 350-, B&W zeppelin 499. - the main competition.

Bose - not the force they once were their tech has lost its way, my in ear buds were quite frankly rubbish as is their speaker system for ipod. So Boom-dock trounces all over it for bass, treble, volume and value. Sounds are clearer on the boom-dock too.

Arcam and B&W - These guys take audio processing to the next level by extracting the raw data from the iPod and not using the built in amplifier, instead using their own custom built audio processing chips which make up the bulk of the cost. These re-sample the mp3's filling in the parts that the mp3 compression has taken away producing a cleaner more natural sound, resulting in less distortion. If Price isn't an issue or you cannot tell the difference then I would plump for one of these two, but they are between 3-5 times more costly and they don't produce the same level of deep bass.

Personally Im not an audiophile and I actually prefer the raw sound the boom-dock pushes out.

As an iPhone 4 owner I admit I haven't experienced any interference but if you do switch it on to air plane mode. you're at home with a non portable device so people can reach you on the land line.

Lastly. FM/AM and not DAB. Thank god for that as FM sounds better. If you do want to listen to some random radio station on dab download TUNEIN app on iPhone/ipod touch or a similar streaming radio app, most are free anyway and sound fantastic on the boom-dock.

Quick point, the audio in allows you to connect any other device using 3.5mm to RCA. Buy a quality gold plated oxygen free copper cable for this to prevent distortion.

Hope this was helpful!!!

 Sound, image, price

| | See all Yeillius's reviews (1)

I usually read these reviews with a lot of scepticism as quality of a product is an opinion rather than an objective description.
But for this one, I got off my lazy arse and had to say:
this product is fan-flippin-tastic. Came in today, 3 days after I ordered it. Took me about 2 minutes to set it up and set the digital clock. Then the fun began - the sound is amazing, the depth of the sound is out of this world. It is precisely what I was looking for - works with Sky, TV, computer and DVD. My hat down to who ever made this as it is really amazing. It is bulky, sturdy and it sounds amazing. If you are looking for a main piece and if you don't live in a mansion, this is the product for you - if I put the volume to about 60% I can hear it in 2 rooms, kitchen and garden.
thumbs up!


| | See all BoggytheKid's reviews (1)

This machine is an amazing bit of kit! its value for money is just too good!! if this thing had the Bose name slapped on it, this could sell for at least 300quid!!!! who needs a Bose when you can get the same sound quality and build for a fraction of the price! :P

 Who Needs A Bose!!!!

| | See all jimmya1987's reviews (1)

Fantastic buy, Great sound right up to max volume and it is loud. The base is great on it. Very solid build aswell.

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