Amazon.com Product Description -- Posted May 22, 2008 Never scramble to write down a new song title or the name of an artist you hear on the radio. A simple button press places the song information on your iPod. The JBL On Time 400IHD loudspeaker dock is a complete digital life system. It features the digital clarity of HD AM and FM, multicasting capability, an iPod dock and a clock with a dual alarm.
A complete digital life system, featuring the digital clarity of HD AM and FM, multicasting capability, an iPod dock and a clock with a dual alarm.
Combines many proprietary technologies for the highest quality sound, offering astonishing bass and clear sound from any direction.
Compatible with docking versions of the iPod, including the iPod touch, iPod nano 3G, and iPod classic 6G.
Which Dock Is for You?
JBL's been in the iPod dock business for awhile, so it's no surprise that the company has crafted enough models to keep up with an ever-increasing army of iPod owners. Which one is right for you? Well, that depends what kind of pod person you are:
For the Power Hungry
For those who seek more volume, the On Stage 400ID should be your first stop. At 2x15 Watts, it's the loudest and largest of the bunch, and features an Atlas woofer for added bass. But size isn't everything--the On Stage Micro boasts the same wattage rating without the woofer.
For the Weekend Warriors
Those who need a dock that they can take anywhere should investigate docks that can be powered by batteries. The On Stage Micro runs on four AAAs, whereas the On Stage IIIP and On Stage III run on six. Take your music to the beach, on camping trips--wherever you can't bear to be without it.
For the iPhone Techies
The iPhone owner--if you can stand to put the thing down--has a couple choices. The On Stage IIIP provides a smaller and more portable option, or the On Stage 200ID gives a bit more power. These two docks support all docking iPod models as well.
For the Featurephiles or Heavy Sleepers
Some of us just aren't content with basic functionality; we need more buttons, more lights. Others just need a little nudge to wake up in the morning. If this is you, then the On Time 200ID and 400IHD are for you. Both feature an alarm clock and AM/FM radio, with the ability to wake up to your favorite song stored on your iPod (and then reject it with the snooze button). Of course, for the masochists, a classic buzzer is also available. The On Time 400IHD adds a dual alarm clock and HD radio to the mix, for a crystal-clear signal and a variety of text-based information (artist name, song title, weather alerts, school closings, etc.) scrolled across your screen.
Something for Everyone
All of these models feature a remote control for full iPod navigation, Evercharge topology to charge iPod even when not connected to a PC or the system is turned off, a mini-jack for auxiliary devices, and the sleek design and solid performance you'd expect from JBL.
HD Radio Technology
The JBL On Time 400IHD loudspeaker dock features FM multicasting--the ability to broadcast multiple program streams over a single FM frequency (e.g., 97.7-1, 97.7-2). With its static-free, crystal clear reception, FM can sound as sensational as CDs, and AM sounds as rich as analog FM stereo. A variety of data, including text-based information (artist name, song title, weather alerts, school closings, etc.), is scrolled across your display. Digital broadcasts are at the same frequencies as analog broadcasts so that listeners do not need to learn new station numbers, and today's stations remain at their current place on the dial. You get local content and the excellence of HD Radio with no subscription fees.
One-Button "Wish List"
Even if your iPod is not docked, the JBL On Time 400IHD system will store song information; the next time the iPod is docked, download the stored wish list to your iPod. Then, the next time you connect your iPod to iTunes, it will display your wish list and allow you to easily select the songs.
iPod Docking and Charging
In addition to your wish list storage, enjoy the convenience of controlling your music and browsing videos using the remote. The system also charges your dockable iPod.
Dual Alarm Clock
The dual independent alarms are great for that school or work schedule. Wake up to your choice of any song on your iPod, an HD or analog radio station, your auxiliary input, or the good old buzzer. The adjustable snooze timer and adjustable sleep timer are additional features. The clock can be supported by 3 AAA backup batteries, so that even with the power out, the alarm functions operate.
The JBL On Time 400IHD system is compatible with most docking versions of the iPod. A stereo mini jack connection also allows you to enjoy high-quality audio from a variety of other devices, such as MP3 and CD players, desktop computers (all platforms), satellite radio, and laptops.
Easy-to-Use Music and Navigation Controls
Just a touch of the music controls increases or decreases the volume. Using the navigation controls, browse songs, playlists and photos, change tracks and settings, place a song on your wish list, and more. The JBL On Time 400IHD system gives you complete control of your iPod, as if it were in your hand.
Digital Power and DSP
The JBL On Time 400IHD system features a powerfully tuned digital audio path. The clean and compact digital amplification, coupled with DSP (digital signal processing) equalization, efficiently presents the transducers with a clean, powerful soundstage.
The JBL On Time 400IHD loudspeaker dock combines many proprietary technologies to provide the highest quality sound. The system offers astonishing bass and clear sound from any direction.
- Phoenix transducers--Two Phoenix drivers reproduce accurate high frequencies, clear midrange sound and powerful bass.
- Slipstream port design--The JBL On Time 400IHD port minimizes distortion, while optimizing high-output bass.
What's in the Box
JBL On Time 400IHD, iPod adapters, IR remote, power supply, audio cable, FM antenna, AM antenna