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ION Block Rocker Portable Speaker System with AM/FM Radio

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  • Portable loudspeaker system with integrated rechargeable battery and AM/FM radio, large size
  • Full-bodied, rich sound for enhancing any live event; weddings, BBQ's, beach trips and bars/restaurants
  • Retractable, telescoping handle with integrated wheels for easy portability
  • High-quality microphone included
  • Built-in digital AM/FM radio and retractable antenna
  • Up to 12 hours of operation per charge
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Product Description

Ion Audio IPA16 Block Rocker AM/FM PA System for iPod is the perfect all-in-one sound system for iPod, microphones and instruments! It even includes a built-in AM/FM radio! Dial up your favorite local radio station or plug your iPod into the integrated dock, then crank up your favorite music and rock out for more than 12 hours with Block Rocker’s internal, rechargeable battery. The large speaker and built-in amplifier ensure clean, clear audio for the whole party! Also Ion Audio makes bringing your music anywhere and everywhere easy with wheels and a telescoping handle! n addition to the integrated dock for iPod and the digital AM/FM radio, Block Rocker AM/FM includes a microphone and cable to connect other portable music players, plus a convenient cable bag for storage. Block Rocker AM/FM even lets you plug in and amplify a guitar, for a complete portable music system in one easy to transport package! Built-In Digital AM/FM Radio; Built-In Battery For 12 Hours Of Use From Single;Charge; Dock For Ipod(R) Fits Most Docking Models; Sounds Great Indoors & Outside; Works As An Instrument Amplifier; Two 1/4" Microphone Inputs With Gain Control; Quality Microphone Included; Stereo Rca Line Input To Connect External Sound;Source; Recessed Wheels & Retractable Handle For;Portability; High-Output, 22W Powered Mountable 2-Way;Speaker System; Outputs High-Fidelity Sound Up To 150 Ft; Mounts On Optional 1 3/8" Speaker Stands; Heavy-Duty Construction To Withstand Heavy Use; Cable Bag Included.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 20 x 15 inches ; 36.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 35.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B004YHTNV2
  • Item model number: IPA16
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (166 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,043 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 1, 2011

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94 of 98 people found the following review helpful By J. D. Tucker on October 16, 2011
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I thought long and hard about a portable battery powered PA system. I am a DJ, but I can't always bring my big PA. Plus I like to have impromptu music all sorts of places.

I debated about this or the Tailgater, and ultimately I picked this because I wanted it to get loud. It certainly gets plenty loud, but not much bass.

The battery life is friggin sweet. I don't know how long because I am always done with it well before the battery runs out, but I don't doubt that it gets every minute of the 12 hours they claim.

Also it seems to be very rugged. I know Ion isn't known for top of the line audio gear, but for under 200 bucks, this thing is awesome. In any case, if you want a big loud unit get this one. If you want something more portable, get the tailgater. Link: ION Audio IPA17 TAILGATER AM/FM I am thinking of getting the tailgater too, just to have something that I can always have with me.

Pros:
- Gets as loud as you would expect.
- Good sound.
- Ipod dock. I don't have an Ipod, so I haven't tested this feature.
- AM/FM radio. This is cool for tailgating, you can listen to the game.
- Two Mic inputs, and a stereo input. You can listen to all the sources at the same time, everything has independent volume controls.
- Long battery life. They say 12 hours. I believe them.
- Wheels, carrying handles and a retractable pull handle, like a suitcase.
- Seems pretty rugged, metal grill and reinforced corners.

Cons:
- No audio output. The previous generation of this product had an output, so you could connect two or more of them together for more sound.
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43 of 47 people found the following review helpful By William B. Mccarty Jr. on October 30, 2011
Purchased on sale at Sams Club. Included microphone fails to drive unit to acceptable output volume. Substituting another microphone did not resolve the issue. Added a Nady MM-14FX Mini Line Mixer and got acceptable output levels similar to those produced by the built-in AM/FM tuner.

Note that this updated unit has only one mic level control rather than one for each channel. It also lacks the Line Out feature that enabled linking multiple units.

For convenience, I also added an Audio Technica ATR288W VHF Battery-Powered TwinMic Microphone System, which works well in my application even though it's an inexpensive ($120) VHF unit, since I don't require much range between the transmitter and receiver.

This unit has small wheels and I've seen owners drive their units at breakneck speed over bumpy sidewalks and even curbs, causing who knows what sort of stress/damage. No electronic device is designed to withstand such abuse. Possibly some of the complaints about reliability stem from this practice. I suggest giving the unit a break by getting a separate cart with wheels 3-4 inches in diameter.

All in all, good value. In retrospect, I might have preferred spending a few more dollars ($220) for the Samson XP40IW, which seems to have more power and to work well without the addition of third-party accessories. That unit is also available with a wireless mic ($298), though only a handheld not a lavalier/headset as required by my application.
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27 of 33 people found the following review helpful By karl reichstetter on April 22, 2013
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This worked fine for a few months, and then all of a sudden, the battery stopped charging. When I would plug it into the wall, the green charge light would come on for 30 seconds and then turn off. The battery is dead, and the pitiful 90-day warranty has already expired.

Lots of other reviews mention this same exact problem. Don't waste your money on this.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Gypsy Zattana on July 11, 2012
Like another reviewer here, I received this item as a Christmas gift in December 2011 and used it every week indoors to teach dance classes, using the iPod dock. I always used it plugged in and only used it on battery life once for a show. In May 2012, it started malfunctioning. It would stop mid-song and I'd have to start the song over again to get sound for a couple weeks. I thought there was a problem with the song on the iPod, so I disregarded it. Then the block rocker stopped working entirely. Lights were on, it was plugged in, but there was no sound coming from the speakers. I tried again the following week and it came back to life, but during the practice, the music skipped terribly to the point it was unrecognizable and then it stopped working entirely again. I checked the iPod and it works on other docking stations perfectly, so I know it's not the iPod. I called Ion Audio's tech support and waited on hold for 30 minutes (ridiculous wait time!) only to have the unsympathetic tech support rep tell me "Sorry, 90 day warranty. We can't help you." The tech support rep explained they have 3 repair centers (CA, TX, and NJ) and he gave me the closest number. I called and the repair center rep explained that I would end up spending more money to repair the thing than it'd cost to just buy a new one, as their repair rates are $70/hr and I'd have to pay shipping. Wow. I am VERY disappointed.

As other reviewers have stated, the volume was great but the bass was lacking. I was happy with it otherwise, until it stopped working. I never once dropped it and was very careful when transporting it to avoid breaking anything. I suspect an electrical short in the iPod dock but am unable to confirm. The 90 day warranty is useless.
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