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Acoustic Research ARS20i App-Enhanced Docking System for iPod, iPhone and iPad


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  • Docking station for iPad and iPod
  • Portrait and lanscape views for different angles
  • Two 1.5 inch speakers with radiator for bass
  • Clock radio functionality
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameAcoustic Research
Item Weight2.2 pounds
Product Dimensions11.7 x 2.5 x 5.7 inches
Item model numberARS20i
Power Source Typebattery-powered
Connectivity TechnologyDocking
Operating SystemN/A
Number of Items1
  
Additional Information
ASINB004SNLA0Y
Best Sellers Rank #380,512 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableMarch 15, 2011
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Acoustic Research
  • Model: ARS20i
  • Color Name: Black

Product Description

The Acoustic Research ARS20i Docking System for iPad or iPod is the perfect all-around docking station. It features two different views, portrait and landscape and has app-ready features to make the interaction between your iPad or iPod and the station seamless. It has a digital tuning FM radio and has fully functional clock radio features. With two 1.5 inch speakers and a radiator for bass, the speakers are truly high performance.

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It sounds amazing for its size.
Mark Taylor
The speakers sound really good (even turned all the way up), It's every bit a mini stereo player and a mini Home Theater.
Mike from Jersey
Excellent depth and richness of sound, easy setup and great value!
CRAIGML

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mark Taylor on January 5, 2012
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There are so many different docks on the market it's hard to make a decision. I purchased this based on specification, the reputation of AR and finally the price. I didn't expect much for an AR product at this price but boy I was wrong. It sounds amazing for its size. It's not a $1000 Bose but it's the best sound quality I've heard for $80.00 I love its ability to dock portrait and landscape. The app downloaded in seconds and is a very useful addition. Radio reception is 100%. Build quality is tops as you would expect form AR and it looks good too.

I purchased a second for my 16 year old Son who liked it as much as me.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. Green on July 25, 2012
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This unit provides a clean look with bright readout of time. It took me a few nights to get the dimmable screen to the right level to offer a "nightlight" glow. The digits are almost impossible for me to read at night, as I don't wear my glasses to bed. Glowing numerals on black background work better for this.

Sound is excellent, even at low volume. Programming the alarms are a chore compared to my old fashioned clock radio it replaced. Control buttons don't respond as well as they could. Once I got used to the system, though, this hasn't been a problem.

The App for the iPad needs work. It doesn't seem to address all of the elements needed to control the unit. I don't use too often except when doing work in the bedroom and using the iTunes. Screen would be too bright for me to have on at night. Also, I found myself in a mode where iPad started playing each time I inserted it into the cradle. Fixed this by revising commands on the App.

Overall, the unit is performing well and waking me to local news each morning. Sound is much improved over my old radio.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mike from Jersey on November 22, 2012
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The base is of course the Piano Black of the Apple Style. It is made of durable ABS plastic and is very well built. It lets you dock your device in Portrait or landscape modes by pressing the back support panel to release the lockable 30pin connector arm that will swivel up and over to give you Landscape orientation. As with any connector plug **Careful attention should be made while mating these two together.

It also comes with a small plug-in battery eliminator power pack. It also has a built-in long wire Radio antenna for radio reception (FM) I believe. It also has a 1/8 inch stereo jack for use as an AUX input.

The Front of the base houses the base clock a Blue lit Digital clock which has a dedicated Dimmer function. There are two sets of speakers aside the clock housing. Each speaker has a 1.5 inch woofer and a 1.0 inch tweeter tucked under a sturdy Flat Black metal grill

There are Two ways to set the base clock, either manually setting it with the clock/mode button with the forward/reverse buttons or by simply pressing the clock button an holding it for 3 seconds. To have it sync time from your i-device.

Once your powered up and docked, the app store prompts you to download the Acoustic Research N-Able app and this will able you to display slide shows (If you created them) or just random photos from your photo album.

It can play music in the app for you or you can close the app and play music directlyfrom the Apple Music app for better song selection management.

Two more things to know, Besides the Alarm you can set on your device, On the base you can set multiple Alarms thru the AR base. It also has blackout protection via a CR2025 puck cell (which is not included) But is readily available thru Amazon, Auto Parts stores, or where America shops.

The speakers sound really good (even turned all the way up), It's every bit a mini stereo player and a mini Home Theater. Five *****'s
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By CRAIGML on August 11, 2012
Best of it's kind I've ever found or used! Excellent depth and richness of sound, easy setup and great value!
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