JBL Radial iPod Dock: Great Design, Great Performance, Great Pricing
The Radial is such an explosively designed speaker, it’ll make every other extant dock pale in comparison. It looks similar to the Star gate time machine and yet it’s essentially an upright version of JBL’s On Stage series of iPod speakers. At any rate, it’s a heck of a looker. The ladies will practically swoon when you invite them over to your pad for a night of unbridled audio tutoring. Operating the Radial is a piece of cake. The front of the system incorporates two discreet volume controls. There’s a tiny LED on the inner surface at the top that glows blue when the dock is on. The rear houses a multitude of connectors such as USB and line in, S-video out and the power switch. The remote’s a nifty little thing too.Since it works on , you won’t need to point it in the dock’s direction. You can actually use it from another room. It also offers rubber shoe pads to keep it from slipping. Compatibility-wise, the Radial doesn’t officially support the iPhone, so keep that in mind if you own one. However, in tests, it interfaced with the iPhone and played music without a hitch.
The Radial completely satisfies in the sonic department. Play Take Five by Dave Brubeck and it’ll fill a medium-sized room with rich and well-defined sound. Given its compact proportions, it’s surprising how vast the dock’s soundstage is. there’s also enough bass to move a glass of water off the shelf onto an unsuspecting mutt sleeping below. Simply put, it’s the best-looking and best-sounding iPod dock to grace your pad.
iPhone Compatibility: No, Aux In: yes, LCD Display: No, USB Input: Yes, Radio: No,Dock Adapters: Yes, Remote: Yes, Size: 305×267x90mm, Weight: 1.2kg
Thumbs Up:-Full bodied sound with pumping bass and clear highs. Great separation and soundstage. Remarkable design. Great pricing too.
- Ever Sync: Sporting USB 2.0, it connect to the computer and sync on-the-fly
- Neodymium’s The One: Full-range neodymium drivers offer superior dynamic range
- TV Output: An S-video output at the year means you can watch videos on your telly
Thumbs Down:- No support for the iPhone(Officially)
Verdict:-It’s the best iPod dock within a reasonable budget. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t own one