Klipsch iGroove HG All-in-One iPod Shelf System

Klipsch iGroove HG All-in-One iPod Shelf System
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Product Description

Klipsch iGroove HG All-in-One iPod Shelf System

Product Details

  • Color: Black
  • Brand: Klipsch
  • Model: 1006819
  • Dimensions: 8.95 pounds

Features

  • Convenient all-in-one iPod speaker that delivers audiophile-quality sound everywhere you need it
  • Dual 2.5-inch woofers in ported enclosure, premium crossover networks and dual 1-inch MicroTractrix Horn-loaded tweeters
  • Included IR handheld remote handles full system control; integrated handle makes toting it around a breeze
  • Compatibility: iPod nano (1G only), iPod mini, 3G iPod, 4G iPod with click wheel, iPod Color, iPod Video
  • Works with most all MP3 player brands, as well as any gadget that has an audio out or headphone jack utilizing a standard miniplug

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Product Description Rock any room with the Klipsch iGroove HG all-in-one iPod speaker, a dynamic shelf system that works with iPods and most other MP3 players. This true two-way system features dual 2.5-inch woofers and dual 1-inch horn-loaded tweeters for audiophile-quality sound wherever you need it. The included IR handheld remote conveniently handles full system control, while the integrated handle makes it a breeze to tote the system around.
A convenient all-in-one iPod speaker that delivers audiophile-quality sound everywhere you need it.
Sit back and enjoy iPod control via the included remote.
Connect a variety of devices via the included "universal" J-cup adapter.
iPods and Then Some Compatible with the iPod Nano (1G only), iPod mini, 3G iPod, 4G iPod with click wheel, iPod Color, and iPod Video, this all-in-one iPod docking speaker system also works with most all MP3 player brands, as well as any gadget that has an audio out or headphone jack utilizing a standard mini plug, including cell phones, gaming machines and portable satellite radios. Special iPod mini and Nano adapters come with the system for secure docking, while the shuffle and other devices connect via the included "universal" J-cup adapter. Additionally, all third and fourth generation dockable iPods can dock into the unit for charging. (NOTE--When used with non-iPod, (non-dockable) players, the playback controls (play, pause, previous track, next track) on the remote control will not work.) Sound Performance A true two-way system, the iGroove HG gets its dynamic soul courtesy of dual 2.5-inch woofers in a ported enclosure, premium crossover networks and dual 1-inch MicroTractrix Horn-loaded tweeters. This highly efficient design reproduces genuine, lifelike sound. Simple Operation Just plug it in, pop in an iPod and hit play. The iPod starts charging when you start rocking. The included IR handheld remote handles full system control, and the integrated handle means you can move it to that sweet spot with ease. What's in the Box Docking station with charger, IR remote, mini and Nano adapters and input J-Cup adapter. From the Manufacturer Unlike other docking speaker systems on the market, the iGroove HG works with most all MP3 player brands, as well as any gadget that has an audio out or headphone jack utilizing a standard miniplug, including cell phones, gaming machines and portable satellite radios. All third and fourth generation dockable iPods dock into the unit for charging. Special iPod mini and nano adaptors come with the system for secure docking, while the shuffle and other devices connect via the included "universal" J-cup adaptor. A true two-way system, the iGroove HG gets its dynamic soul courtesy of dual 2.5-inch woofers in a ported enclosure, premium crossover networks and dual 1-inch MicroTractrixª Horn-loaded tweeters. Aside from its silver predecessor, the iGroove HG is the only speaker system in this category utilizing horn technology, a highly efficient design that reproduces genuine, lifelike sound. In addition to easily filling a room with smooth, crisp sound, the iGroove HG is also extremely simple to operate. All you have to do is plug it in, pop in an iPod and hit play. The included IR handheld remote handles full system control, while the integrated handle makes toting it around a breeze. iPod Compatibility iPod nano 1G, iPod mini, iPod 3G, iPod 4G (Clickwheel), iPod Color, iPod 5G/5.5G Video

Customer Reviews

Excellent Built Quality and Sound, Mediocre Remote5 The most important aspect of any speaker system is the fidelity with which it reproduces one's music. As one would expect from a true Hi-Fi speaker manufacturer, the Klipsch iGroove HG does a very nice job of reproducing high quality sound in a relatively compact space. Everything from Strauss to the Crystal Method to Led Zeppelin has sounded near-flawless in my testing, with only mild distortion of bass at high volume levels. Realistically you can't expect a small speaker system to match the range of a large floor-standing speaker set, but compared to the competing Bose, Altec and JBL systems, the Klipsch does a better job of reproducing a wide range of music with crisp highs and rich lows. The only gripe I have about this system is the remote. Aside from being a little flimsy, you cannot control the iPod's menu with it. You can jump forward and backward, pause and play and raise or lower the volume, as well as powering the unit on or off. Still it's not enough to warrant a switch to others systems IMO. You will not find a better compact iPod Speaker system, especially not one which is compatible with a wide range of iPods from newer and older generations. Highly recommended. What's up with the volume control?5 If there is one negative thing about the igroove, it's the fact that the volume resets to a default setting when the system is turned off. I like to play my music late at night and when first turning it on, it's set at a VERY high volume which can startle you if you're not prepared. Other than that, I see no other negatives with this system. I just replaced the stereo in my bedroom with this little wonder and the rack system is going into my gym. The igroove will not sound as good as a true stereo; however, it will replace any old boombox or the likes. Please don't expect this to sound like an entertainment center because it's far from it. These type of set-ups are designed for use in a small area like an office/bedroom, so please don't expect outstanding audiophile sound or you will be disappointed; however, for the size of the device, the sound is absolutely amazing. I personally like the sound of this one over the Bose Soundock. The Klipsch has much better sounding highs as opposed to the Bose and it seems to have a cleaner, fuller sound. And for 33% less than the Bose, what are you waiting for? Wired magazine test top pick5 WIRED (2006 holiday Test issue) gave it the Editor's pick in the genre of MP3 speakers (8 out of possible 10) although they did not test the slightly more expensive Bose Sound Dock. No video output port, but offers true reproduction over the entire audio spectrum. To quote their review: "Wired: cool curved design, lush full bodied sound. Dock adapts to non iPod players, with remote. Tired: slight audible rattle on bassy tracks, as volume increases highs tend to dominate. shallow rear handle is difficult to grip securely, doesn't take batteries" I personally have the Bose product, which is wonderful, but am buying the Klipsch as a gift for my son (more in my budget)