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Polk Audio I-Sonic Entertainment System 2 - HD / AM / FM clock radio with iPod cradle

Polk Audio I-Sonic Entertainment System 2 - HD / AM / FM clock radio with iPod cradle
alaScore 78

44 reviews

May, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Polk Audio I-Sonic Entertainment System 2 - HD / AM / FM clock radio with iPod cradle. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews. People really like the design and size. The price and usability also get good reviews. Many are critical about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Polk Audio I-Sonic Entertainment System 2 - HD / AM / FM clock radio with iPod cradle is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Polk Audio I-Sonic Entertainment System 2 - HD / AM / FM clock radio with iPod cradle

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Polk Audio I-Sonic Entertainment System 2 - HD / AM / FM clock radio with iPod cradle from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems on Amazon.com. Reviews about the design and size are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, but there are some negative views about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

reliability

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Expert review by : Eliot Van Buskirk (wired.com)

Review: Polk Audio I-Sonic Entertainment System 2 with iTunes Tagging

 

Inventors have been dreaming up ways for radio listeners to tag jams emanating from boomboxes and alarm clocks since the late '90s. That was when...

Huge, tight, room-filling sound packed into a compact design. Auxiliary input enables general sound system use. Displays station signal strength, stores presets. Includes cradle adapters for dockable iPods and iPhones. S-Video and composite outputs...

iTunes Tagging can’t name every tune, only works with 5G video iPod, 3G iPod Nano and iPod Classic. No display on remote, Wi-Fi or internet radio

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : John Falcone (cnet.com)

Polk Audio I-Sonic ES2 review: Polk Audio I-Sonic ES2

 

Polk Audio I-Sonic ES2

High-end tabletop radio; improved controls and design over original I-Sonic; AM/FM/HD radio; built-in iPod dock with video output; iTunes Tagging function for HD Radio songs; full-bodied sound from two front and two rear speakers.

Expensive; lacks CD/DVD player, satellite radio, and network audio functionality; iTunes Tagging function isn't particularly useful.

The Polk Audio I-Sonic ES2 pairs the same excellent sound as its predecessor with an improved design--but we would've liked more features at this price.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

Polk Audio I-Sonic Entertainment System 2

 

Polk Audio today announced that the I-Sonic Entertainment System 2 will ship in March 2008. The second generation I-Sonic builds on the success of the original tabletop model by offering an iPod dock

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Greg Robinson (e-gear.com)

Review: Polk Audio I-Sonic ES2

 

In the criminally-underrated Get Shorty, a rental car company gives Chili Palmer (John Travolta) an Oldsmobile Silhouette instead of the Cadillac he requested. "Well, this is the Cadillac of mini-vans" is what he's told to help ease the pain. For a lot...

The next time you place your iPod on the cradle, the ES2 transfers those songs to your iPod in the form of a playlist called "Tagged." The final step occurs when you synchronize your iPod with iTunes on your computer. The "Tagged" playlist transfers...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Jeremy Horwitz (ilounge.com)

Review: Polk Audio I-Sonic ES2

 

Boiled down to the basics, I-Sonic ES2 is a tabletop AM/FM radio system with an integrated iPod dock and four distinguishing characteristics: it's sharper-looking than the i765 and Wave Radio, it offers slightly better sound, plus it has both an HD...

Similarly, though the iTunes Tagging feature generally works when the HD Radio is working, the radio's tendency to lose the digital signal inhibits the tag button's performance, as a song's data blanks out when the radio falls back to analog. There...

Mar, 2008

Product Specifications

The I-Sonic ES2 includes a second generation HD Radio tuner with full multicasting. With its advanced acoustical system, Digital Signal Processing, and HD radio tuner technology, the I-Sonic ES2 is the highest performing self-contained HD radio product on the market. The I-Sonic ES2 accepts all iPod models with dock connectors in its top-mounted iPod dock hidden beneath a sliding door. S-video and composite video outputs allow the user to connect a television or video monitor to the IES2 for viewing video content stored on a video iPod.

Audio System

Built-in Cradle:iPod cradle
Functions (KB):HD radio / iPod cradle / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):Boomboxes, radios, clock radios
Type:HD / AM / FM clock radio

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.8in
Height:4.8in
Width:14.5in

Header

Manufacturer:Polk Audio
Model:Entertainment System 2
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Polk Audio I-Sonic

Radio

Preset Station Qty:30
Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty