Klipsch iFi - iPod Speaker System (supports iPod Touch)- Reduced from £249.99 to £99.99 at Amazon........ - HotUKDeals
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I think this one's a tad special....... I've been drooling over it for months and couldn't believe it when I saw this reduction at Amazon....... Reportedly as good as the B & W Zeppelin, it looks totally stunning and if it sounds anywhere as good as it looks I'll be well chuffed..... The build a specs are awesome and the next cheapest I can find is @ £239.99.......

Features

* 3.5-inch aluminum woofer
* 0.75-inch titanium dome compression driver with MicroTractrix Horn
* 8-inch subwoofer
* RF remote control

As the first iPod-dockable home stereo system on the market, the award-winning iFi combines audiophile-quality performance with aesthetic flair. This iPod speaker is perfect for use in a den, bedroom, office or dorm room, this sub/sat setup includes a dock cradle and long-range radio frequency remote.

The iFi works with most dockable iPods, including the iPod mini, iPod Nano, and iPod video. Early 1G/2G iPods and iPod shuffles can't be docked, but can connect via the audio port on the rear of the dock or subwoofer.

Each self-standing or wall-mountable RSX-3 satellite (includes two) is a two-way, magnetically shielded speaker that employs a 3.5-inch aluminum woofer and a 0.75-inch titanium dome compression driver coupled to an exclusive round MicroTractrix Horn.

The 8-inch subwoofer, designed specifically for this system, has a built-in Class D amplifier that distributes 200 watts of peak system power to successfully drive all the channels. It also features a slot port and line level input. A unique tuning approach is used to achieve a sound character typically found in much larger subwoofer boxes.

Generating the most buzz in iPod circles, the dock cradle provides a volume dial, standby/mute button, volume/subwoofer select button and a light bar to help indicate the current volume level. When your iPod is in the dock cradle, it provides a line-level audio signal to the iFi, and the iFi returns the favor by charging the iPod.

The radio frequency remote can send signals through walls and floors and up to six remotes can be used to control the iFi and a docked iPod from virtually anywhere in the home.
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#1
Who tried to remove this deal? OK It's gone now,but it was removed during the offer, Perhaps the Mods would explain? Are Amazon dodgy? :?
Just ordered mine Great Deal IMO!
#2
Not suitable for the Ipod Touch?
#3
I was just about to order and take my Bose back (unopened) to John Lewis but I would have thought they would have stated suitable wtih the Touch if it was. Good luck though.:thumbsup:
#4
Good Deal :thumbsup:
#5
According to folowing link, it'll do loads of ipods INCLUDING the touch

http://www.easyishop.co.uk/product.php/596/0/klipsch_ifi?gclid=CIL13tvYppcCFUoa3godXn93JA


On a side note, this may be a daft question, but are the sat speakers wireless?
Wooden floor in house doesn't really allow wires trailing everywhere so looking for a wireless solution.

Thanks
#6
orlando08
Take the Bose back if you still haven't opened it. ! ! .......
Here's the official Klipsch website....it DOES support the Touch.....have a read.......
http://www.klipsch.com/products/details/ifi.aspx

:thumbsup::thumbsup:

Here's the dedicated Klipsch iFi website.......
http://www.klipsch.com/ifi/

I've revised the title of this post to reflect this.....


Yes, you are correct - it does support the Touch. Hot Deal !!

I'm torn between the 2 though, listened to the Bose Sounddock in John Lewis and it sounded good. These Klipsch sound as though they could sound better but without trying them it's tough to tell! Decisions, decisions.........
#7
Any thoughts on how this compares with the wireless dock, currently £129.99 at Amazon, but was briefly £99.99 a week or so back?
#8
Looks good but a bit out of my price range at the moment, just got this one and really surprised at just how good it is, amazing for the money.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/286934/intempo-ids05-w-speaker-and-docking/
#9
Red Devil
I'm torn between the 2 though, listened to the Bose Sounddock in John Lewis and it sounded good. These Klipsch sound as though they could sound better but without trying them it's tough to tell! Decisions, decisions.........



My own experience is that Bose are grossly over-priced and very poorly spec'd for what you get.

Klipisch on the other hand are excellent, definitely high-performance proper hi-fi kit.
#10
I see the iphone isn't listed - anyone know if it will work with this please?
#11
Red Devil
Yes, you are correct - it does support the Touch. Hot Deal !!

I'm torn between the 2 though, listened to the Bose Sounddock in John Lewis and it sounded good. These Klipsch sound as though they could sound better but without trying them it's tough to tell! Decisions, decisions.........


Which sounddock did you go for? I was tempted by the original at £145 but it wont charge my classic 80GB. Don't fancy paying £215 for one.

Then came across this thread.
#12
Gixxerman001
My own experience is that Bose are grossly over-priced and very poorly spec'd for what you get.

Klipisch on the other hand are excellent, definitely high-performance proper hi-fi kit.



Yes, exactly what this guy said. Klipsch are a fantastic, fantastic brand. All the Bose stuff I've tried has been ok, but nothing more than that.
#13
Does it work with the iphone?
#14
Thats what I wanna know!
#15
"As the first iPod-dockable home stereo system on the market"

Must be ancient then. :-D
#16
I must admit I prefer the look of the bose being an all in 1 system. Just seen this as I was looking on amazon, good compromise maybe?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Klipsch-iGroove-SXT-Docking-Speaker/dp/B000YICA2O
#17
Ive got an iPhone. Took a punt!
#18
Looks a great deal but careful over charging the ipod touch - this article says that it will dock but not charge the 2nd generation touch (which I guess must be the same for the latest iphone).

http://www.persistenceunlimited.com/2008/09/ipod-touch-second-generation-2g-review-for-everyone-else-is-it-a-good-organizational-tool/
#19
orlando08
Let's not compare of confuse this with a portable sound-dock. This is a static home hifi system designed for the iPod. If you're not bothered about it being readily portable then it's a no brainer really - this will blow away any portable system. Position the speakers properly, wind it up and watch a big wide wide grin appear on your face..........:w00t::w00t:


Not bothered about it being portable, I was referring to the static bose sounddocks. I do prefer the look of a single speaker. More importantly the wife does too !!
#20
Thanks for your post , just ordered one myself . free delivery .:thumbsup:
Take a look at the youtube video on link below will give you a idea of the size.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Lfo9bxV_lZE
Thanks again
#21
Currys were doing these for £99 last Christmas, a couple of my friends got them, they sound fantastic for £99!!!
#22
Iphone will work but not charge
#23
audiophile quality my ass.

all these are, is a cheap 8" sub woofer ( £ 30 jobby ) and a pair of basic satellite speakers.

a good £ 100 system no doubt.

but £ 249 RRP ?

there is no way, this is £ 250 worth of hi fi speakers, same rip off overpricing seen with the likes of BOSE etc etc

2.1 speaker systems will ALWAYS sound poor compared to 2 full range speakers.

a good buy for £ 99 , but dont think for a sec you are getting £ 250 worth of hi fi speakers, as your not.
#24
just got it for my xmas

[SIZE="4"]WENT THROUGH IPOINTS, SHOULD GET ABOUT 1000 POINTS [/SIZE] (2400 POINTS GETS A £10 ARGOS VOUCHER)
#25
Coming up £265? expired?
#26
think
Coming up £265? expired?


no, still £99 with Amazon, its on the right hand side, but the shipping?

Usually ships in 1 to 3 months

:thinking:
#27
This is a hot deal.

Don't even try to compare this with a bose sound dock as they are very different, if you want the bose beaten then look no further than the Klipsh Igroove.

If I needed something like this I would snap it up, I don't ,but I am still thinkking about it!
#28
cats;3663062
2.1 speaker systems will ALWAYS sound poor compared to 2 full range speakers.
Maybe in practice yes, because the main speakers are often made ridiculously small which will either result in a hole in the frequency response between them and the sub-woofer, or loss of stereo image at lower frequencies because the sound is coming out of the mono sub-woofer rather than the stereo main speakers.

However, in theory a properly-designed 2.1 system can be made to sound just as good as a 2.0 system. In fact, it can sound even better, because the subwoofer can be placed in the best position to avoid room modes, rather than being constrained to the position required for the higher frequencies in order to produce the correct stereo image.
#29
cats
audiophile quality my ass.

all these are, is a cheap 8" sub woofer ( £ 30 jobby ) and a pair of basic satellite speakers.

a good £ 100 system no doubt.

but £ 249 RRP ?

there is no way, this is £ 250 worth of hi fi speakers, same rip off overpricing seen with the likes of BOSE etc etc

2.1 speaker systems will ALWAYS sound poor compared to 2 full range speakers.

a good buy for £ 99 , but dont think for a sec you are getting £ 250 worth of hi fi speakers, as your not.


You've obviously not seen or heard them then. Cheap basic speakers. No way.

http://www.klipsch.com/images/503/400x400.aspx

These are absolutely superb speakers that weight a ton and you could knock through to next door by just turning the sound up! 200W peak power with wireless not IR remote. I couldn't beleeive the weight and size and quality of the product when I bought it. The box and contents weigh in at 20kg. When this product first came out it won numerous prestigiuos awards and got rave reviews. There are 2 other Aux-In sockets for using as a TV sound system, 2.1 PC or pluging in other mp3 devices. Mine also came with 6 different ipod docking apapters.

"...if you're looking for maximum sound quality when listening to your iPod at home, the Klipsch iFi is the 800-pound gorilla among flea-powered iPod-speaker alternatives. It just plain sounds better, has deeper, more powerful bass, plays louder, has better stereo separation —and thanks to its versatile remote, is easier to use.
The iFi's sound quality stands head and shoulders above that of its iPod-speaker competition." - Steve Guttenberg, CNET

"... the iFis offer a sonic experience that outstrips Bose's — and pretty much all other iPod-specific speaker systems — by a fair margin. You'd have to be deaf not to notice the bass power of the included subwoofer, which doesn't need to be on full blast to create sub-sonic vibrations, and creates rich sound regardless of whether it's filling a room or playing quietly."
- Jeremy Horwitz, iPodlounge


At this price it's a steal. Spend £99 on a cheap brand docking staion if you want but these are in a league of their own.
#30
Ordered a set out of curiosity........... want to hear just how good or not they are

these could be could for a home cinema set up, if you wire all the speakers seperately to your amp , could be a good system for the money

I wont be comparing these to my Epos system, that would just be tooooo unfair, but they will be compared to Logitech Z4 ( absolute tripe - despite all the good reviews, these things had a 1 note bass thump thump, every song was just fizzy high end and 1 note flat bass , awfull, this is why Im very wary of mass popular opinion )

Mission FS1 , superb compact sub and flat panel 2.1 system , the best Ive heard yet for PC etc

TDK 2.1 , again using NXT panels and a small sub, these arent very loud, but good sound quality , with none of the 1 note bass of the Z4s

I WANT IT IW900 - my current pc speakers, ( also have tdk set up too ) , at last, decent hi fi type sound, with a proper bass response

all the rest Ive heard are poor, the smaller the satellites, the worse the sound will be....... one reason why the nxt flat panels work so well in 2.1, they have a wide sound dispersion

will report on sound quality when i get the Kilpch......
#31
Direct Link >>
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0007XOHTU/

says >> Usually dispatched within 1 to 3 months.

what a Joke..!!:p
#32
kar999;3667292
200W peak power
Oh dear. Any company that spews out "peak power" figures can hardly be expected to produce anything of quality. Haven't you seen those £5 plastic PC speakers that claim 1000W "peak power"?
#33
cats;3667350
absolute tripe - despite all the good reviews, these things had a 1 note bass thump thump, every song was just fizzy high end and 1 note flat bass , awfull, this is why Im very wary of mass popular opinion
It might have a lot more to do with room acoustics and speaker positioning than anything else. But these things aren't talked about much because they are not sexy.
#34
pibpob
Oh dear. Any company that spews out "peak power" figures can hardly be expected to produce anything of quality. Haven't you seen those £5 plastic PC speakers that claim 1000W "peak power"?


Oh dear what a sllly bunt I am for mentioning peak power. :roll:

Is this any better?

frequency response 27-20,000 Hz
max acoustic output 114 dB SPL @ 1m
crossover frequency 120Hz

Peak power, db SPL or miles per gallon (and we all know how accurate manufactures figures for those are) - these are a great system for £99 imho as a very satisfied owner.
#35
kar999;3668224
Oh dear what a sllly bunt I am for mentioning peak power. :roll:
Indeed - as it means nothing at all.
Is this any better?
Let's see...
frequency response 27-20,000 Hz
The tolerance for this measurement (+/- ndB) is not given, so this is meaningless.
max acoustic output 114 dB SPL @ 1m
No corresponding figures for distortion or weighting - so also meaningless as it gives you no idea how loud and how grungy it will sound in reality.
crossover frequency 120Hz
That could perhaps give an indication of how much stereo information you will lose at low frequencies and how much you will perceive the position of the subwoofer (which you are not supposed to be able to detect). And 120Hz is quite high, i.e. not very good. Well done, you've managed to find something not entirely meaningless in the "specifications".
#36
Ok...just been back to Johm Lewis to take my Bose Sounddock back. Ventured in to their home cinema area and was blown away by a Panasonic 5.1 system with an Ipod dock (takes 1st and 2nd Gen Touch and charges). The sound was amazing, upscales to 1080i, looks the business so I picked one up! Home theatre and Ipod speakers better than the Bose for £160 - happy days.
#37
appears to be sold out now.
#38
pibpob
Indeed - as it means nothing at all.
Well done, you've managed to find something not entirely meaningless in the "specifications".


Sorry.. I wan't meaning to quote specs for the sake of it.. It was meant more as a tongue in cheek comment that's why I mentioned miles per gallon. ;-)

Until you get the car on the test track specs mean nothing, the same as quoting contrast ratios on LCD tv's is about as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike.

Hearing is beleiving.
#39
I did warn people these were big heavy beauties!! :p
#40
pibpob
Oh dear. Any company that spews out "peak power" figures can hardly be expected to produce anything of quality.



It's (sadly) merely a reflection of the casual market today that they are aiming at.

Unfortunately far too many products talk about garbage like 'peak power' or 'total music power' etc etc.
You can't blame them for not wanting to allow themselves to be over-shadowed by inferior products claiming bigger numbers, unfortunately that is the state of play in far too manu audio products.

Fortunately Klipsch really is a proper & serious hi-fi company, and they do make very high quality hi-fi products.
Anyone needing deeper specs and info should check out their web-site
http://www.klipsch.com/products/home-audio.aspx

You'll find those same speakers listed seperately here with a full spec run-down -
http://www.klipsch.com/products/details/quintet-iii.aspx

200w's peak power 50w's sustained - Klipsch only use the internationally accepted RMS standard of measuring power btw.

So, it's 50w's of real full-chested & genuine power (and 50w's of RMS power is f**king loud) with the ability to peak at 4 times that.

That ought to be plenty for a casual iPod user.....or those people using one as their only 'stereo' at home.

No wonder these reviewed so well.

Bargain @ £99 too.
It's just a real shame more people don't carry Klipsch products here in the UK.

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