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Arcam rCube Portable Speaker System for iPod And iPhone

by Arcam

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  • Cube to cube streaming
  • Integrated carrying handle
  • Multiple streaming
  • rCube - video connection
  • Charging dock
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Technical Details
Brand NameArcam
Item Weight11 pounds
Product Dimensions7.9 x 7.9 x 7.9 inches
Item model numberRcube
Number of Items1
  
Additional Information
ASINB0047ZGFYY
Best Sellers Rank #407,840 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight14 pounds
Date First AvailableApril 13, 2011
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Arcam
  • Model: Rcube

Product Description

rCube is a listening revolution, delivering high fidelity from a single, beautiful package thats portable and has wireless audio streaming.rCube offers amazing sound from a cube smaller than a football. It's powerful enough for a party, but engineered to deliver exceptional clarity even at low volume.It uses cutting-edge technology and manufacturing excellence, as you'd expect from Arcam. rCube is fully portable. You can move it from room to room, taking your music with you wherever you go.Use it while you work - radio streamed over you network in your officeUse it while you play - while you cook, loll in a chair or relax in the bathUse it anywhere - in the house, in the office, in the garden or at a picnicThe rCubes powerful battery eliminates the need for messy wires and is easy to charge, just like a mobile phone. You can play music from your iPhone or iPod using rCube's dock. With the rWand dongle you can stream music wirelessly from your iPhone, iPod or iPad.For music on a PC or Mac simply plug in the rWave USB dongle to wirelessly send music to the rCube.Static systems pin you down, the rCube sets you, and your music, free. It's beautifully crafted to fit right in with any decor.Cube to cube streamingAny rCube can wirelessly stream music to another rCube in the same vicinity, sharing music simultaniously with other rooms in a house.Integrated carrying handleA simple flap on top of the rCube opens to reveal the dock connector for your iPod or iPhone and a stur

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When I sent a note to Arcam about this, I received no response at all.
S. Bresnahan
Plenty of volume without distortion and good bass without getting too nuts.
Four Drums
So I decided to upgrade to something that would have good sound quality.
cassdog

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By cassdog on November 15, 2012
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Firstly, I apologize for the long review but surprisingly there are very few reviews for this device, so I wanted to cover a lot. Once you get in to the realm of hi-fi and niche audio equipment you are dealing with users who have a very particular taste in what they want. They aren't willing to grab whatever ipod music player is on sale at Costco. Therefore, I'll tell you about my peculiar tastes and requirements in order to explain why I bought the rCube and why I am mostly satisfied with the purchase. First of all, money was no object in my purchase so I didn't take in to account price. I have a very nice standard hi-fi system in my living room, which does great for creating an immersive movie viewing experience or enjoying crisp, loud music. This system is hooked up to an AppleTV so I can use my iphone as a remote to instantly access my vast array of music from my computer. I love this part of my Hi-Fi; this is the type of music access that I have been dreaming about for 15 years when I had a slow, impractical 400 disc CD jukebox. This wireless access makes for the ultimate living room listening experience right from my pocket and I love being able to DJ from my iphone when I have friends over for dinner or dance parties.

But I realized that due to convenience and the need to temper my listening volume around my family, I ended up using my portable MP3 audio player the most. So I decided to upgrade to something that would have good sound quality. Specifically I was looking for something that would sound good at low volumes but wouldn't distort at high volumes, that had a nice design and bonuses for portability and wireless play although the latter two were not essential. I researched the B&W Zeppelin, Bose Sounddock 10 and the Harman Kardan Go+Play along with the rCube.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By golfmountain on August 24, 2012
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I read all the great reviews online especially in British websites and decided to try it. The mid range and highs sounded perfect. The bass was a disaster. Not "tight bass" like they say in their manual but a hollow mess. No matter where you positioned it, even in a corner like the manual suggested it it distorted the great highs. I could have lived with this only to find out that the product was defective. The remote stopped working after 1 use. You had to keep adjusting the ipod position to get it to work. I had to return it when even the replacement remote turned out to be useless, suggesting that the cube itself was the problem.
After more online research, I bought a Philips Fidelio DS9/37. It was only $295 and sounded far better than the rCube. Tighter, more muscular base, but not excessive. Excellent midrange and highs. Quality sound, not some boombox type. No defects at all so far. I suspect that many people have returned rcubes and this may explained why so many refurbished sets are on ebay. Arcam must be such a small company that they have not understood quality control.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Krishna Polina on January 18, 2012
This holidas I wanted to pick a great sounding dock that also looks good for daily use. So, looked at high end Sony RDPX500iP, Bose SoundDock 10, and B&W Zeppelin Air. Just when I was all set on Bose, I listened to Sony and thought it sounded better than Bose for almost half the cost. Before I decided on Sony, I continued my search and checked out B&W Zeppelin Air, Monster Beats iDock - yes, even Monster :-), Philips, Yamaha, etc. All this time, I had Arcam rCube in my thoughts but the box look put me away from considering it until I read couple of reviews and also the rWand wireless option it has for iPod made it all the more appealing along with B&Ws Zeppelin Air. Since I already am aware Arcam makes some excellent high end audio products I decided to buy it over B&W as the over design of B&W might bore me over time.

The setup of rCube is a breeze. As soon as I connected rWand to iPod, it downloaded the required app, and I followed the instructions in the manual to set up the wireless playback. After few hic-ups, I got it all working smoothly and the sound it produced was just unbelievable for it's size. I placed it in corner as recommended in manual. Even at max volume that cube sounds distortion free.

Don't hesitate to pick this one if this item is on your watch list. It won't disappoint you. I also used 3.5mm audio cable and used it with Android phone and it sounds great. I hope they will come with some wireless rWand like option using 3.5mm jack for Android phones soon as Bluetooth option sucks compared to KLEER it uses.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Zeb VINE VOICE on January 21, 2012
I bought one from another retailer and had the same problem with the battery as another reviewer. I did find the sound to be spectacular for its size and I know quality as this has been my hobby for many decades. I would charged it fully and switch the unit totally off. 3 days later battery down to one bar. Kept it for a month and charged it many times hoping to condition the battery all to no avail and then returned it.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Four Drums on December 25, 2011
Out of all the iHome,iThis,iThat,itheotherthing,this is the most outstanding portable player for a audiophile. Compact and portable, I can carry this to any part of the house, inside/outside and just rock out. Plenty of volume without distortion and good bass without getting too nuts. So easy to use even the wife has been caught slinking off with it.

Ipod connection was a snap and the remote very responsive. If you are the type who records in loss-less, treasures quality and needs the flexibility for a stationary and portable product this is a must have.

Bad thing about it, they can now find me.
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