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JBL On Stage III Speaker Dock Loudspeaker for iPod, iPod Touch, iPod Nano, iPod Mini (Black)

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  • Compatibility: iPod mini 1G; iPod nano 1G, 2G, 3G; iPod 3G, 4G, 5G, 5.5G, 6G; iPod touch
  • OnePoint iPod dock connection for synchronizing to iTunes application; Evercharge topology charges iPod even when unit is switched off
  • 3.5-mm mini jack allows connection of other audio devices, such as MP3 and CD players, desktop computers, satellite radio and laptops
  • Odyssey Transducers and Slipstream port design provide a full, rich frequency response
  • Includes remote control with full iPod navigation
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Technical Details

Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
  • Brand Name: JBL
  • Model Number: JBLOS3P2BLKV
  • Width: 22.1 centimeters
  • Item Display Weight: 1.36 Kilograms
  • Color: Black

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Amazon.com Product Description -- Posted May 22, 2008 The JBL On Stage III portable loudspeaker dock is the ideal travel partner. Imagine the convenience of taking the JBL On Stage III speaker dock on the road or enjoying the sound right at your desktop. Connected to your iPod, MP3 player, or other music source, it produces clean, powerful sound--while also charging your dockable iPod. With the help of the IR remote, you can take complete control of your music with the JBL On Stage III loudspeaker dock.

Take complete control of your music.

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.

Compatibility
The JBL On Stage III system is compatible with dockable versions of the iPod, including the iPod touch, iPod classic 6G, and iPod nano 3G. 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, and more.

Connection Versatility
The JBL On Stage III loudspeaker dock is a multimedia focal point. Enjoy your iPod, view photos or videos, and listen to virtually any other auxiliary audio component, all through the JBL On Stage III system.

Additional Features

  • IR remote--The JBL On Stage III IR remote has several modes of operation. The Music mode allows you to control the volume, change tracks, fast forward, and fast reverse. The Navigation mode allows you to access menus on your mobile digital device just as if you were controlling the unit itself. You can search your music, watch your slideshows, and find and play your videos.
  • Evercharge topology--The system charges your iPod, even when not connected to the computer or if the system is off.

Advanced Technology
The JBL On Stage III loudspeaker dock combines many proprietary technologies to provide the highest quality sound, astonishing bass, and clear and accurate sound from any direction.

  • Odyssey transducers--The Odyssey drivers deliver accurate high frequencies while capable of low-frequency extension of four octaves, unlike traditional powered tweeters. This design provides a full, rich frequency response, from low bass to the highest highs.
  • Slipstream port design--The port minimizes boundary layer separation, producing high-output bass with low distortion.
  • COE (Computer-Optimized Equalization)--The system equalization is computer-optimized to provide a rich, complete soundstage over a range of listening positions.
  • OCT (Optimized Compression Topology)--The proprietary compression technology ensures clean, accurate sound at high output levels.
  • AEMS (Advanced Energy Management System)--The automatic battery-saving shutoff will automatically put the system into Sleep mode when there is no audio input. The system awakens with just a touch and resumes at the same volume level.
  • Battery-powered--The JBL On Stage III system uses most types of AA batteries. Six fresh AA batteries allow up to 12 hours of continuous play at normal listening levels. An amber LED flashes when the battery protection circuit senses that the batteries are low. Consider rechargeable batteries (e.g., NiMH) to reduce waste and help the environment.


Product Information

Product Packaging:Standard Packaging
Product Dimensions 3.5 x 8.7 x 10.6 inches
Item Weight 5 pounds
Shipping Weight 2.4 pounds
Manufacturer Harman Kardon
ASIN B0017T7PGK
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Item model number JBLOS3P2BLKV
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3.0 out of 5 stars 52 customer reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #728 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Cell Phone Accessories > Portable Speakers & Audio Docks > Audio Docks
#41,256 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video > MP3 & MP4 Players & Accessories > MP3 & MP4 Player Accessories
#309,791 in Electronics > Cell Phones & Accessories
Date first available at Amazon.com April 15, 2008

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Beware that there are two versions of the JBL On Stage III. This model is the On Stage III (JBLOS3P2BLKV) which is NOT iPhone-compatible, and the other one is the On Stage IIIP (JBLOS3PIPBLKV) which IS iPhone-compatible. These two are often mislabelled online.

Lack of iPhone compatibility aside, this unit is a well-built portable iPod speaker system.
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We chose this speaker because the previous models had such excellent reviews and I had another JBL speaker that worked great. This one looks great and the ability of accessing the menu with the remote is amazingly fun and convenient. However as noted in other reviews we had some serious background noises. I first noticed it when the unit is turned on but unused there is a loud air, static sound. Next, when the iPods are plugged in and playing the speakers project the hard drive whirring noise that the iPod creates when shuffling between songs or albums. It seems to occur every 3-5 songs. When the whirring occurs it's accompanied by a crackling, buzzing sound that is audible across the room. We returned the first unit for an exchange of the same thing and straight out of the box the same problems. This happens with two different iPods and two different speakers so I think it must be a problem with this model of speaker. I can't recommend it and we'll be sending ours back and looking for another brand that has the remote menu feature like this one. I'm very disappointed.
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I recently purchase the On Stage III for use with my iPod touch. I am experiencing the same noise problems that a lot of other reviewers have posted about.

after a little sleuthing I discovered that it appears to be a problem with charging the iPod touch. The noise goes away if I lift the bottom right hand corner up a bit so that the ipod is nolonger charging.

Not sure if this is apple's fault or JBL's.
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I bought this to use with my new iPod Touch. When I plugged the iPod into the docking station & turned it on, there was a buzzing static noise. JBL knows about this problem because they address it on their Support website. So I followed the instructions--turn off & unplug the JBL for at least 15 minutes & reset the iPod by pressing Home & Sleep at the same time until the Apple log appears. Then plug in the JBL, set it to off, plug in the iPod & power on the JBL. No improvement, and this sounds ridiculous. I changed the AC "polarity" by reversing the plug in the outlet to see if it was picking up noise from the neutral or hot. I turned off the WiFi on the iPod. I relocated the JBL, and went through the instructions several times. No improvement; it buzzes when the iPod is connected, but not when the iPod is not docked. I'm returning the JBL, and I won't exchange it for another one. I'm suspicious that this just isn't made for the Touch, like it's not made for the iPhone, which has many similar capabilities.
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I recently purchased this speaker and it is great. It works great with the iPod, you can scroll through your playlists and menu from the remote. the sound is great for the size. I like the fact that it fully portable with battery operation, so if theres no electricity you don't have to go without music...the size is great for taking anywhere you go, especially traveling. The price is a little high but in the end I am completely satisfied and have no regrets. I have purchased other portable speakers before and none compare to the JBL On Stage III...
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I purchased this product after reading the feedback on Amazon and thought, 'hey, it can't be that bad'. Alas, it was. The dock works fine so long as you are playing your music loud. At softer volumes, such that you would have while listening to music in your room, there is an incredible annoying buzz/ hum / feedback / interference coming from the speakers. The hum is so loud as to render this dock useless for all quiet listening. I am sure it would be fine at the beach, outdoors or cranked up at a small party, but for the price charged, I'd pass. I am now in the process of looking for something else. If anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them.
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By R. Starck on April 14, 2009
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STATIC! A $130 table-top speaker should not have static at any volume. Any speaker that's priced more than $50 should be technologically advanced enough that static is not an issue. It sounds like I'm listening to a distant FM radio station, not my ipod that's connected directly to the speaker. If you blast the volume, the static ebbs a bit, but I bought this for my desk at work--not the place for loud music.

JBL should be ashamed to have this on the shelves. Incredibly disappointed with this purchase.
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Purchased, plugged in ... and heard the static. I thought my unit must be faulty so I got a second, with exactly the same results. Swapped for the On Stage 200ID, which was slightly more expensive, but MUCH better quality!
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