Sony RDHGTK17IP G-Tank Mini System  £119.99 @ Argos
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Sony RDHGTK17IP G-Tank Mini System £119.99 @ Argos

£119.99Argos Deals
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Found 22nd Aug 2013
Was £299.99 then £134.99 now £119.99. Limited stock - typically one per store - but available, for example, in the West Midlands in Bromsgrove, Redditch, Rugeley, Market Drayton, Malvern, Uttoxeter, Evesham, Gloucester and Derby etc.

A look that only it's mother could love, it has been called an 'aggressive design'.

Still being sold at £186 on Amazon (has only ever been as low as £133 on there) and £250-£300 elsewhere.

And now for the blurb:

Product description / spec

Liven up any event with powerful sound and vivid light displays created by this Sony RDH-GTK11iP Mini System. A robust design with a built-in dock for iPod and iPhone and a USB connection for MP3 players means you can easily get the party started. LED lights in each speaker pulse back and forth from red to blue - in sync with every beat of the music.

Compatible with:

iPod and iPhone.

Product features

FM/AM tuner.
30 preset stations - allows you to save your favourite radio stations in memory.
Single stack 2 speaker system.
Power output 230 watts RMS.
230 watts RMS per speaker.
Equaliser.
Bass and treble controls.
Radio display text.
Clock.
Sleep timer.
USB port.

General information

Remote control requires 2 x AA (included).
Size of main unit H14.5, W74.5, D45cm.
Size of speaker H41.5, W75, D45cm.
EAN/MPN/UPC/ISBN: 4905524836547.


Bought this weekend for £10 Argos voucher 24th - 26th
- Creatzy

24 Comments

& to think, 35 years ago I was at the leading edge of technology: Now I haven't got a clue what this is ........ Maybe that is a blessing? ..... I'll stay tuned to find out (_;)

http://mcgrp.ru/img/manbase_b/10004765/10004765b4.jpg

Are you kidding me? hahahaha

looks nice, but would need to buy Iphone... And I doubt its compatible with new Iphone connection?
230RMS is not really a lot, but Sony sound quality usually impressive.
Edited by: "Anthonis" 22nd Aug 2013

Anthonis

looks nice, but would need to buy Iphone... And I doubt its compatible … looks nice, but would need to buy Iphone... And I doubt its compatible with new Iphone connection?230RMS is not really a lot, but Sony sound quality usually impressive.



230w RMS per channel is not a lot for a mini system?

mtc1

230w RMS per channel is not a lot for a mini system?



apologies, missed that one out then it would be worth to consider actually
but seems like argos description is not yet accurate :

http://i.imgur.com/EqTRwWB.png

http://i.imgur.com/8ta0a3F.png

Edited by: "Anthonis" 22nd Aug 2013

The power output of an audio product doesn't have any relevance to the sound quality. For instance you could spend £400 on an amp that is rated at 40w RMS per channel & a decent pair of speakers but it would sound much better than a £200 mini system rated at 100w RMS per channel. It's always been a joke in electronics retailing that when a customer asks how many watts a product is they nothing about HiFi.

^^^ What he said.

Plus, from the first review on the Argos site:

By the way, TOTAL watts RMS is 230 not 230 per channel as suggested on … By the way, TOTAL watts RMS is 230 not 230 per channel as suggested on the argos website



The same reviewer also said he was disappointed with the bass levels.

With all the LED's and other such nonsense, where would anyone actually use this? Teenagers bedroom? Seems like a bit a white elephant to me, which is probably why they're reduced.

They're reduced because the new version is out with dab and built in bluetooth......got one of these last week with Telegraph £20 offer.....not "wall shaking" but a nice system....I'm happy with it for the price I paid,also a nice looking unit,loud enough for my needs.....I like the "retro" look!
Edited by: "vauxmik" 23rd Aug 2013

sancheez

^^^ What he said.Plus, from the first review on the Argos site:The same … ^^^ What he said.Plus, from the first review on the Argos site:The same reviewer also said he was disappointed with the bass levels.With all the LED's and other such nonsense, where would anyone actually use this? Teenagers bedroom? Seems like a bit a white elephant to me, which is probably why they're reduced.



Btw,this item is £120 pounds.......I've seen units with a lot less features for more than this.....

mtc1

The power output of an audio product doesn't have any relevance to the … The power output of an audio product doesn't have any relevance to the sound quality. For instance you could spend £400 on an amp that is rated at 40w RMS per channel & a decent pair of speakers but it would sound much better than a £200 mini system rated at 100w RMS per channel. It's always been a joke in electronics retailing that when a customer asks how many watts a product is they nothing about HiFi.

Tool. So when you go and buy anything in a shop you always make sure you're an expert first? Electronics retail is hardly an environment for snobbery now, is it?

nice piece of kit for the price this, I had this on my wish list in the Argos app, waiting for the price to discount, this will save me money on dinner parties background music etc, using as a portable PA, it's gives off a decent enough sound, not teeth rattling bass, but for house, dinner parties, social after work, etc, this fits the bill, all around at the moment this price of £119 is very competitive for an unit in this spec, in my opinion, one can always get third party bluetooth adaptors to work with the audio in jack, also a relatively cheap dab to plug in the a/v in, I got one this week, for the price & size, it delivers, have some heat!, why not...:-))
Edited by: "greecho" 24th Aug 2013

EnaSharplesHairnet

Tool. So when you go and buy anything in a shop you always make sure … Tool. So when you go and buy anything in a shop you always make sure you're an expert first? Electronics retail is hardly an environment for snobbery now, is it?



No but when you go into a shop to buy something you should at least understand the basics. As someone who worked in AudioVisual retailing for ten years i'm just saying it as it is. It was always the young lads who thought they knew everything who laughed at amplifiers & systems rated around 30 - 60w channels, the only way to sell to them was to quote the maximum power output, they where happy when you started quoting 5-6 X the RMS.
Edited by: "mtc1" 23rd Aug 2013

Anthonis

looks nice, but would need to buy Iphone... And I doubt its compatible … looks nice, but would need to buy Iphone... And I doubt its compatible with new Iphone connection?230RMS is not really a lot, but Sony sound quality usually impressive.



They do these £10-£15 generic adapters that turn an iPhone port into a Bluetooth port to work on any Bluetooth device, would probably work well on this.

mtc1

The power output of an audio product doesn't have any relevance to the … The power output of an audio product doesn't have any relevance to the sound quality. For instance you could spend £400 on an amp that is rated at 40w RMS per channel & a decent pair of speakers but it would sound much better than a £200 mini system rated at 100w RMS per channel. It's always been a joke in electronics retailing that when a customer asks how many watts a product is they nothing about HiFi.



So true.
There is also no point trying to explain to a potential customer that we hear logarithmically & thus doubling the power is almost undetectable.
That the heating effect on a wire isn't really a measure of anything useful for the listener.
That a 6 watt valve amp with a large & graceful overload margin - (I have in mind Jim Roger's Cadet mkII as it plays rock music like nothing else) - will wipe the floor with the usual high street foul-sounding transistorised horrors, no matter how well they heat that wire.
Having said that, a Tripath chip amp (with efficient speakers) is the non-High st. 21st century bargain.

Edited by: "Loathecliff" 24th Aug 2013

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So true.
There is also no point trying to explain to a potential customer that we hear logarithmically & thus doubling the power is almost undetectable.
That the heating effect on a wire isn't really a measure of anything useful for the listener.
That a 6 watt valve amp with a large & graceful overload margin - (I have in mind Jim Roger's Cadet mkII as it plays rock music like nothing else) - will wipe the floor with the usual high street foul-sounding transistorised horrors, no matter how well they heat that wire.
Having said that, a Tripath chip amp (with efficient speakers) is the non-High st. 21st century bargain.

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YEAH! Exactly...

Loathecliff

So true. There is also no point trying to explain to a potential … So true. There is also no point trying to explain to a potential customer that we hear logarithmically & thus doubling the power is almost undetectable. That the heating effect on a wire isn't really a measure of anything useful for the listener. That a 6 watt valve amp with a large & graceful overload margin - (I have in mind Jim Roger's Cadet mkII as it plays rock music like nothing else) - will wipe the floor with the usual high street foul-sounding transistorised horrors, no matter how well they heat that wire. Having said that, a Tripath chip amp (with efficient speakers) is the non-High st. 21st century bargain.



Wow.....just Wow....is this a serious comment?

decoy7

They do these £10-£15 generic adapters that turn an iPhone port into a B … They do these £10-£15 generic adapters that turn an iPhone port into a Bluetooth port to work on any Bluetooth device, would probably work well on this.



Didn't knew about that one, thanks.

Now to those aka "pro audio people" explaining me about power output and sound quality:
About what sound quality you are talking when you got 2speakers (same hz range) in one box???!!! Its not even a proper stereo.... This unit is just designed for teenagers to have some background music till they get p....ed And 230watts rms with boxy bass will only sound loud in 2x2m room

If you want sound quality get something from 1000quid with proper amplifier and decent set of speakers (not a boxy crap) + sub

I love this site sometimes. In the market for a new alarm clock, this pops up in the feed so obviously it's just the thing, I mean it does have an alarm after all. That's my justification and I'm sticking to it.

Got a £10 gift card with it as well as over £100, nice bonus. Thanks OP.

It's not the
RDH-GTK17iP
details eh?

Some of the comments on here reminded me of this Not the nine oclock news classic - Some of our younger viewers might not recognise these three youngsters

youtube.com/wat…AYI

Anthonis

If you want sound quality get something from 1000quid with proper … If you want sound quality get something from 1000quid with proper amplifier and decent set of speakers (not a boxy crap) + sub



But what is a "proper amplifier"?
& some purists would say there hasn't been any decent affordable speakers in the last thirty years.
It's all about musical subtlety, once heard - never forgotten........& then along came 'Linn', - & HUKD lacks a vomit emotiCON so I wont continue.

Loathecliff

But what is a "proper amplifier"? & some purists would say there hasn't … But what is a "proper amplifier"? & some purists would say there hasn't been any decent affordable speakers in the last thirty years. It's all about musical subtlety, once heard - never forgotten........& then along came 'Linn', - & HUKD lacks a vomit emotiCON so I wont continue.



You obviously have a good knowledge of music equipment ....fair play,pardon the pun,I have this for family get togethers and maybe a few drinks in the garden,it suits my needs (after buying a bluetooth adapter ) so now can use my spotify account via ipad...love the "vomit" comment btw
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