Composite and S-Video output jacks are included for when you want to view iPod video files on a big screen while enjoying outstanding audio pumped through the Pure-Fi Elite.
The Pure-Fi Elite supports all iPod models with dock connectors--including iPod nanos and fifth-generation iPods. The Pure-Fi Elite supports 1G through 3G iPod models (and other portable music players) via a 3.5-mm auxiliary input. With an easy-to-read digital clock, the Pure-Fi Elite measures 17.6 by 10.6 by 5.7 inches and comes backed by a two-year limited warranty.
What's in the Box
Speaker system, AC adapter, backlighted wireless remote and remote holder, universal dock adapters, quick-start guide, and user's manual.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Elite's main strength is as an Ipod dock system, and it does a credible job here. The twin 4" woofers and 1" tweeters do a nice job of producing clear and well-differentiated sound, and the 80 watt power of the system means it will be able to get loud enough for most users. There is no distortion even at high volumes, but there is also virtually no stereo separation. The stereo expander DSP does very little, but doesn't hurt anything either. The stereo expander in Altec's IM600 is a lot more effective at increasing the soundfield.
Speaking of comparisons, the $130 Elite sounds roughly similar to the Griffin Amplifi ($100). The Griffin has better bass, while the Elite offers better treble detail. These tendencies are directly related to driver design, with the Amplifi's 2.75" drivers muddying treble a bit but with it's 5" woofer giving better bass extension that the Elite's 4 inch drivers. The Elite has a lot of extra features though and can get a bit louder. It also charges your Ipod even when turned off, a feature which the Griffin lacks. Both units have minimal stereo separation effect, and the Amplifi has no stereo DSP, while the Elite has one that barely works at all.Read more ›
This product works with any kind of iPod. Logitech includes a set of adapters that snap on to the docking port. My mini works in it beautifully (although you do have to remove any clip attachments or covers you have on your iPod first).
Set up is pretty much idiot proof and takes about 5 minutes.
Includes a "sleep" function so that you can set it to go off when you want. Sadly, there is no alarm feature.
Light enough to carry from room to room if you want to.
All iPod functions work either through the iPod controls or with the remote, which is really clear and easy to use.
AM and FM radio antennas are included. You'll need a fairly strong station signal for them to work. I live in the hills so I can't get most stations, but at least 3 stations I like I can get, which is more than I can say for my regular stereo unless I add an antenna.
Display is clear and easy to read. Adjustable for brightness in both "on" and "off" settings, for 12 or 24 hour clock, iPod backlighting level and language. Displays RDS station and song info where available on FM stations.
You can adjust the treble and bass (see "the bad" for discussion of sound quality) and can turn on Logitech's propietary "StereoXL" feature which greatly improves the sound when you get more than a few feet away from the unit.
Can be used with an A/C power source or connected to your computer port.
Has video pass-through feature so that you can display photos/video on your t.v. if your iPod has these capabilities (mine doesn't, so can't say how good that feature is).
The sound is about what you'd expect for a "bookshelf"-type stereo system.Read more ›
The Pure-Fi Elite is a docking station with some nice features and a few gaps. When the iPOD is in the docking station the base charges the iPOD. To hear your music, use the iPOD's menu to select the songs you want to hear and press play. The Pure-Fi Elite will turn on the iPOD, switch to iPOD input, and start playing music. Navigation buttons on the base or the remote control will let you move through your playlist. You can also make six of your playlists into presets. There is a video pass through feature to connect a video output jack (not included) from the back of the base to a TV to display photos or video from the iPOD, too.
The base has a Universal Dock and comes with nine separate adapters, so you can use it with 4th and 5th generation iPODS. There is a chart that shows you which adapter fits your model. If you have a 1st, 2nd or 3rd generation iPOD you'll need to use the aux input connector on the back of the base. (1st and 2nd generation do not have a dock connector. 3rd generation are not supported by the Universal Dock.)
The remote control uses two AA batteries (included). The remote is slim and fits into a holder that can be snapped onto the back of the docking station.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great price and woirks with iPod.
Haven't had any issues with it for the last year.
Logitech Pure fi elite have a good, strong, clear sound. It fills up a big room easily with out sound distortions. Read morePublished on August 8, 2010 by consumerad
The great thing about the product is the quality of contruction, it's heavy, and that enables very tight, strong bass without vibration; a lighter, cheaper unit would suffer... Read morePublished on June 16, 2010 by G. Goldsmith
Do not purchase this product! I bought a Logitech Pure-Fi Elite two years ago, just before moving onto a sailboat to live. Read morePublished on June 1, 2010 by Reginald F. Thibodeau
I just bought these speakers, not for the intended purpose because I was looking for something to plug my line 6 guitar interface into and would be small enough and would pack up... Read morePublished on March 9, 2010 by Mark
Everything written about this product in the PC Magazine review that convinced me this was the best dock for me was true. Read morePublished on January 24, 2010 by E. Barkley
Amazing sound quality. Very portable except that there are no batteries so unplugging it resets the clock and you have to be near a plug. Read morePublished on January 10, 2010 by Brian R. Smith
After doing a bit of searching both in stores and online I purchased this system to replace an older audio system. Read morePublished on November 11, 2009 by Thomas Kaun
PROS: Purchased through Amazon, the product arrived as promised within a week, new in the box with a US warranty, complete with all needed accessories. Read morePublished on October 28, 2009 by D. Holub