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speaker system for ipad 3 ?

Andy is off-line
30 April 2013 17:35
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Looking for a good speaker system or docking station (permanent system for lounge-not a portable) for an ipad 3
do you have a personal recommendation ?
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30 April 2013 18:08
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Try these: (they do have a cheaper version) http://www.bowers-wilkins.co.uk/Wireless-Music-Systems/Wireless-Music-Systems/A7/explore.html
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Andy_B is off-lineSilver Member
30 April 2013 18:37
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I've been looking for this sort of thing myself. Having looked at the various options my overriding impression is that the market is full of crappy plastic products inflated in price 400% merely because they're 'iPad compatible' or they're branded by some rap producer that I don't even like.

I'm considering just going for a pair of high quality powered monitor speakers and the right lead.

http://www.dv247.com/search/2940/0/ProductPrice/Ascending/-/1/

Something like a pair of KRK Rokit RP5s and the right lead would sound better than a single plastic speaker trying to produce a stereo sound...


Andy is off-line
30 April 2013 18:37
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looks fantastic and i'm sure it sounds amazing but don't want to spend more than £200
also Airplay seems to be much dearer than bluetooth, can anyone enlighten me ?
I'd also not mind going wired connectivity, if the sound was good at the right price.
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Andy_B is off-lineSilver Member
30 April 2013 18:42
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Apple charges $$$ for manufacturers to include Airplay. So if you manage to find a speaker with it for less than £200, be aware that a large chunk of that money is going to Apple for licencing and not being spent on speaker.

Bluetooth audio has generally been pretty crappy quality - although there's a new standard out there called aptX which sounds decent. iOS doesn't yet support it.

If you can live with a 1/8inch to two phono plugs lead, and drive powered speakers directly from the iPad, then you'll get a lot more sound for your buck.


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30 April 2013 18:48
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Quote from Andy_B
Apple charges $$$ for manufacturers to include Airplay. So if you manage to find a speaker with it for less than £200, be aware that a large chunk of that money is going to Apple for licencing and not being spent on speaker. Bluetooth audio has generally been pretty crappy quality - although there's a new standard out there called aptX which sounds decent. iOS doesn't yet support it. If you can live with a 1/8inch to two phono plugs lead, and drive powered speakers directly from the iPad, then you'll get a lot more sound for your buck.



It's definately an option but wireless was the preferred  route

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Andy is off-line
30 April 2013 18:54
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I'm not even sure of the source music she has on it anyway !
She has bought itunes stuff for her iphone, but recently she's been at the ipad for hours playing on an app called imusic (basically its the video and songs sourced from you tube i think )? so not sure of the source musics quality ? presumably its just an mp3 file ?
Anyway she wants to have it through a decent system/speakers !
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Neil Anderson is off-line
30 April 2013 20:43
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http://www.richersounds.com/product/standmount-speakers/wharfedale/diamond-9.0/whar-9.0-blk £49
http://www.richersounds.com/product/amplifiers-receivers/cambridge-audio/topaz-am1/camb-topaz-am1-blk £79
http://www.richersounds.com/product/hi-fi-interconnects/cambridge-audio/aud100-3.5-1m/camb-aud100-2ph-1m £10

Total £140

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01 May 2013 01:38
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I simply bought a phono connection cable to connect it to my existing hifi and it works perfectly (I just have the iPad sat at the side of the hifi when listening to Spotify or podcasts)

The one I got was an Arcam one that although has extra wiring for the amp to control the iPad/Pod/Phone it works fine just dangling it down the back unconnected (I've put a little plastic bag over the redundant connector to avoid shorting). Mine also allows a charger to be connected to it.

Cost me ~£20 IIRC
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01 May 2013 02:11
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The harmon stick speakers and subwoofer are very satisfying, and quite sexy! H ave them jacked into the tv, macbook or I pad!



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