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Tannoy I30

Tannoy I30
alaScore 82

62 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews from magazines and websites.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Tannoy I30

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 43 user reviews of Tannoy I30 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other iPod Docking Speakers on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Tannoy i30 Premium Digital iPod Speakers System

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Tannoy i30 iPod Speaker Dock

 

It's been 10 years since my first Tannoy encounter. I auditioned the company's exquisite studio monitors as an associate editor at Electronic Musician, and the acoustic bliss I experienced then lingers still. With that remembrance renewed, I couldn't...

Powerful amp; USB port for syncing to iTunes

Bass lacks oomph; could use S-Video. Not worth $500

Props to Tannoy for including a USB port that allows you to sync your iPod to iTunes (a feature the Zeppelin lacks), but why limit the speaker’s video output to composite? Granted, the iPod is a low-res device, but an S-video connector would definitely...

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Tannoy i30 Speaker System for iPod

 

Like a Miss Teen USA contestant, the i30 looks good--but things go downhill once it starts making sounds.

Sleek design, Compatible with most digital audio players

Sound quality is mediocre, Expensive

If you need a cool iPod speaker for your loft, the i30 definitely looks the part. But stylin' design can't compensate for lackluster sound

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Tannoy i30 iPod Speaker System Brings Sexy To iPod Dock...

 

Tannoy's latest speaker system is actually kinda sexy. Well as sexy as a speaker system can get. First off, the clever packaging makes for a fascinating

Shiny black fabric-over-steel mesh speakers reminiscent of silk. High quality, room filling sound. USB and video-out sockets for video and iTunes sync

Adapters get stuck in the dock, making it difficult to switch from your 3G to your nano. Our inexplicably buggy remote control only works correctly half the time

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Review: Tannoy i30

 

Tannoy makes an impressive iPod sound system.

Sleek design. Loud, distortion-free sound. Good speakers. Built-in carry handle

Expensive. Video doesn’t work with newer iPod models. No controls on main deck

U.K. based Tannoy, known for its professional and home audio loudspeakers, decided to give us iPod listeners the benefit of their years of audio expertise with a quasi-portable stereo system. The sleek and brawny Tannoy i30 looks impressive on any su

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Review: Tannoy i30

 

Tannoy makes an impressive iPod sound system.

Sleek design. Loud, distortion-free sound. Good speakers. Built-in carry handle

Expensive. Video doesn’t work with newer iPod models. No controls on main deck

U.K. based Tannoy, known for its professional and home audio loudspeakers, decided to give us iPod listeners the benefit of their years of audio expertise with a quasi-portable stereo system. The sleek and brawny Tannoy i30 looks impressive on any su

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Review: Tannoy i30 iPod dock

 

We compared the i30 to Bose's SoundDock and it beat out the Bose hands down. The SoundDock was more akin to a cheap $20 iPod dock than the grandiose experience people are expected to have with Bose products. The i30's sound was crisp, unmuffled and...

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The Tannoy i30 iPod Speaker

 

A “less is more” approach just might be the perfect antidote for the current wave of featurebloated, but underperforming, iPod speakers. Case in point: Tannoy's new i30 iPod speaker, which is a minimalist design that offers one thing and one thing...

The i30 is a versatile speaker with the chutzpah to contend with anything from Green Day to OutKast to Mahler. I do, however, wish there were bass, treble and/or EQ controls, because the audio quality of most MP3 and AAC (compressed audio) files is...

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Reviews: Tannoy i30

 

Simply put, we've heard the pitch and the sound signature behind the i30 countless times before: Tannoy created the i30 as an audiophile alternative to the Bose SoundDock, which we've noted many times does a good but not spectacular job of performing...

For comparison's sake, we took the time to play tracks through i30 and a few other options, such as the SoundDock, AudioStation, and Apple's iPod Hi-Fi, expecting that the i30 would best at least one of the systems in some way. Unfortunately, Tannoy's...

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Tannoy i30

 

The audio space is a very strange microcosm in the technology world. There is basically no price cap on what you can spend and the majority of people ...

Great separation and vocal presentation, nice mids, USB connection, stylish design

Bass could be a little more punchy, no external controls, cost

If you aren't listening to dance music or something requiring a ton of punchy bass, and think you can manage to hang on to the i30's remote, this is one of the best iPod docks on the market. Do keep in mind though that it isn't cheap.

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REVIEW: Tannoy i30 iPod speaker dock

 

Design, sound

As iPod speaker docks go, this has got to be one of the best sounding we've heard this year

As iPod speaker docks go, this has got to be one of the best sounding we've heard this year

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Product Specifications

Configuration

AirPlay: No
DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No
Remote Control: Yes
Subwoofer: No

Connectivity

Android Docking: No
Apple Docking:iPod Docking
Bluetooth: No
PMP Docking:iPod Docking
Signal Input:Analogue
TYPE OF DOCKING:Built-in Cradle
USB:USB 2.0

Energy Information

Battery Powered: No

General Features

Construction:Single Case Speaker System
Signal Connection:Wired
Speaker Type:Active
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