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Polk Audio I-Sonic

Polk Audio I-Sonic
alaAverage 4.1

12 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Polk Audio I-Sonic. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 82/100.

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Expert review by: Darryl Wilkinson (

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...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: -Doug Newcomb (

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

Dec, 2001

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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


Consumer review by: N/A (

Very, very good sound


Depending on what you will be using it for, this thing is well worth picking up. The sound is awesome for such a small unit.

The biggest pro is, this thing sounds great. It will easily fill up a room with very presentable sound. Sound through the dock is good, radio reception is not bad, and at least on mine, the AUX is not noisy at all. I run my TV through it and use it as...

Antiquated 30 pin connector and lack of bluetooth. I still have a 30 pin iPod I can use it with, but it won't work on my iPhone

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: IC (

Great Sound


I would buy it again, as this is the first newer alarm clock that did not break shortly after the warranty expires. [ Other then a super old one that lasted me over 20+ years]

Very good sound for the size, the sound can be nicely adjusted to your listening preferences. Reliable

Rebate is a joke, never received it - I will NEVER EVER buy any product in my life that has a rebate attached to it, too many of these sale promos do not work ; Three thing that can use improvements on the product ; 1/The display is way too bright at...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: bambamsfam (



Maybe include an adapter for the iPhone 5.

This unit is great, it actually make excellent low end bass. I got this for my wife for an alarm clock on her side of the bed and it is an excellent alarm clock. Before I purchased this unit we had a Sony alarm clock, it was the best one I could find...

IPhone 5 compatible

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Charlwin (

Compare to Bose


My friend has the Bose comparable and she paid way too much. We both compared them and, if you take the price out, it's a wash. Bose does have a CD player, but I rarely would use it.

Great Bass with a room filling sound, as good as Bose ; Feature packed, but not cluttered Remote ; Price/Value was outstanding ; Lots of station presets

Cannot select preset stations directly ; Doesn't come with Apple Lightning Adapter, uses old 30 Pin iPod Connector ; No CD Player

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: digitaldoug (

Are people tone deaf


I now know why it does not have specs. Nobody would buy it . I hope somebody actually measures frequency response and distortion to verify my ears. I may do it if challenged respectfully. I would guess about %50+ distortion below 100Hz and 20db+ down...

It is made by Polk? It does make a lot of noise

I really can't understand why this thing gets good reviews. I bought this because ; it is a Polk, I have some old SRS-SDA that sound excellent. The FM radio is only ; slightly listenable when the Bass is set all the way down and the Treble is all the ;...

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: JTEC (

Full sound


There is a lot in the negative side but this is a great sounding stereo . (period!)

Great full sound, that can get loud (for its size) ; Small

Limited connectivity and controls ; No RCA Inputs, No EQ ; Too bright LED clock (There might be a way to dim, just haven't found it)

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Frank (

Nice unit - get a good antenna


With the supplied antenna (the standard di-pole, little bit of wire you tack to the wall) the radio reception is mediocre -- this really depends on where you live and where you place it. But with an outdoor FM antenna the radio is among the best ones...

It sounds nice - excellent for it's price range. Very good FM when paired with a good outdoor antenna. You can Dim display (if this is in your bed room that is huge). Computer can loop through the unit (sync your iPhone while it's plugged in to the Radio)

Top is slanted so you can't put thing on top of it (is that a big deal?); The controls seem a bit sluggish - you press power and it is a full second or even two before the display lights up. You are often to press it twice (so it shuts off again)...

Jun, 2013