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Audyssey South of Market Audio Dock review – style and sound

Audyssey SOM speaker dock

Every now and then an iPhone speaker dock comes along that both looks stylish and delivers a good quality sound, and one of those is the Audyssey South of Market Audio dock.

Audyssey SOM design & features

The Audessey South of Market Audio Dock with its distinct features, perhaps more similar to a desktop speaker system than a traditional iPhone speaker, is actually one of those systems that you will find fits in well in most settings. It looks good on a table top, a bookshelf, the office desk, or standing on the floor, a sign that it is a unit that you can rarely go wrong with.

Audyssey SOM speaker dock

Size wise it comes in at 5 inches (width) x 9 inches (depth) x 9 inches (height) or about two and a half times the height of your iPhone. The 30 pin dock connector sits at the front of the unit, and as expected charges the iPhone when docked, and if you have the system connected by USB to your computer it will also sync your iPhone.

In addition to the dock you can also connect your iPhone wireless through bluetooth (A2DP), giving you the option to control your music from your iPhone while enjoying the listening experience of the Audyssey sound. As expected there is also the option to connect through 3.5mm line input.

The Audyssey South of Market Audio dock also has GSM shielding, so no need to put your iPhone in flightmode before docking, and it has built in microphone so you can actually use it as a speakerphone to accept and make phone calls.

Sound experience

Inside the Audyssey Audio Dock you will find two 3-inch woofers and 4  .75-inch tweeters, powered by four separate amplifiers, that combined deliver a fairly powerful sound for the size of the system. You can tell that Audyssey have applied their experience in delivering autocalibration systems to other AV systems in their first standalone product.

Despite a price range that takes the system into competition with the likes of the B&W Zeppelin, the Bose Sounddock, and other similar systems, the sound experience is quite impressive as the Audyssey Audio Dock delivers crisp details and a powerful bass for use as normal home listening system.

Price information

The Audyssey South of Market Audio Dock is as mentioned in the same price range as some of the better known iPod speakers in the market with a price tag around £350, but if you are after a versatile system that delivers a well balanced sound experience, then you can safely put this system on your shortlist.

You can buy the Audyssey Audio Dock for iPhone from amongst other the following UK retailers:

Technical Specifications

  • Two 4-inch woofers
  • Two .75-inch tweeters
  • Four separate amplifiers
  • Active crossovers with bi-amplification
  • 30-pin dock connector
  • Bluetooth® (A2DP)
  • 3.5 mm line input
  • 3.5 mm microphone output (VoIP)
  • USB 2.0
  • Width: 5 inches / 13 cm
  • Depth: 9 inches / 23 cm
  • Height: 9 inches / 23 cm

The Audyssey Audio Dock is compatible with the following Apple devices:

  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 3G
  • iPod touch (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th generation)
  • iPod nano (4th and 5th generation)
  • iPod classic
  • Apple iPad through bluetooth connection only

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One Response to "Audyssey South of Market Audio Dock review – style and sound"

  1. Antony says:

    Just for information really.
    I had a play with this product at apple Cardiff recently and tried the iPad on it which fit the unit quite comfortably and all menus were accessible via the remote.

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