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Polk Audio I-Sonic

Polk Audio I-Sonic
alaScore 79

24 reviews

Oct, 2014

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Polk Audio I-Sonic

 

As you'd expect from a tabletop radio that's so packed full of features, the I-Sonic is slightly bigger than competing products from Boston Acoustics and Bose, but it's still very compact, weighing in at 9 pounds and measuring 4.75 inches by 14.5...

The Polk Audio I-Sonic is a do-everything tabletop radio that one-ups the competition by adding HD Radio, XM Satellite Radio support, and DVD video playback to the standard AM/FM/CD features roster. Its two front and two rear speakers combine to...

The I-Sonic is quite expensive, and the utilitarian DVD player seems like an afterthought compared to the more well-rounded audio features. The control interface isn't as user-friendly as it could be.

While its built-in DVD player is going to disappoint videophiles, the Polk Audio I-Sonic sounds impressive for its size and offers a bevy of cool features not found on competing tabletop audio systems.

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Polk Audio I-Sonic

 

I was smitten with Polk's I-Sonic tabletop system when I first laid eyes (but no hands-this was a prototype) on it at a Polk press conference. The strong fixation, no doubt, grew out of my need to replace an aging Bose Wave radio that had served me...

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Polk Audio I-Sonic

 

Polk Audio apparently set out to create the Swiss Army knife of tabletop radio's when it designed its new I-Sonic. In addition to standard tabletop radio fare-AM, FM, CD, of course, an alarm clock-the I-Sonic is the first to spin DVDs, meaning it can...

So is more better? If you want all the sources that the I-Sonic offers-and are willing to pay extra for them-the answer is yes. And if it means getting all this technology into a small box that can sit on a nightstand, the answer is most definitely yes

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Polk Audio I-Sonic Review

 

Polk Audio I-Sonic reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the Polk Audio I-Sonic and comparisons to other Table Radios

Excellent sound quality; CD, DVD, HD and XM satellite radio compatibility

Expensive; Some owners complain about buggy units; iPod dock costs extra

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"Great alarm clock...if u want a great alarm clock?"

 

I have had the Bose and now the Polk Audio (w... 

The sound is worth the price

Compared to Bose Wave, there is no comparison. This unit is just weak. No cd player which isnt horrible except I just now in 2010 bought a blackberry. So my days of old school plug and play I suppose are over

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Polk Audio I-Sonic

 

I have had the Bose and now the Polk Audio (which I truly believed in) and have recently sent the unit back to Polk. I have decided to go for the "new" Wave that has wireless capability to read from my lap top. {pretty cool) Other than that, Polk Audio...

The sound is worth the price

Compared to Bose Wave, there is no comparison. This unit is just weak. No cd player which isnt horrible except I just now in 2010 bought a blackberry. So my days of old school plug and play I suppose are over

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Polk Audio I-Sonic

 

Not worth the trouble.

Great all in one features (XM, HD radio, CD, DVD and superb sound

Dies just after the warranty expires. I've had two of these croak within 1 1/2 years of each other

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Polk Audio I-Sonic

 

don't waste your money on this product no wonder it is heavily discounted now.Just like washington all smoke an mirrors all the time

none, I thought i was purchasing something worthwhile instead of another landfill item

poor radio reception high cost of this product

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Polk Audio I-Sonic

 

If you can get an extended warranty for this product, do it. Otherwise, you'll spend a ton of money for about a year's worth of pleasure. I will NEVER buy a Polk product again.

The swiss army knife of personal, desktop stereos -- I got rid of my huge component system, plugged the iPod, Squeezebox, even my old turntable into it, loved the HD radio portion, it was the centerpiece of my living room. Used it all the time

It broke 3 weeks after teh warranty ran out. I am heartbroken. Moreover, I got one for a girlfriend last year, and it never worked -- had that same buzz that mine took when it busted today. Agony

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Polk Audio I-Sonic

 

My system, which is couple years old now was sent back for an issue with the clock running too fast and the annoying clicking sound from the CD player.

Thought the table top system with HD Radio feature and Polk Audio name was a winning combination

Turns out that it is a pain to use, programming and remote is counter intuitive

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