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Pure i-20 30-Pin iPod/iPhone Speaker Dock
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- Maximum audio fidelity via coaxial S/PDIF and optical TOSLINK digital audio outputs plus stereo RCA connectors for analogue audio;High quality video output via component, composite and S-video sockets
- Conveniently charges iPod / iPhone while docked;Supportive high back allows easy manual control of iPod / iPhone while docked
- Clearsound digital end-to-end technology extracts the raw digital audio and processes it on the dock for high quality digital output
- Superior quality audio DAC for stereo RCA outputs
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From the Manufacturer
Hi-Fi Quality Dock for iPod/iPhone
i-20 is a next-generation digital iPod dock that produces hi-fi quality audio from high bitrate tracks on your iPod or iPhone by extracting the raw digital audio and processing it on the dock itself.
Using PURE Clearsound digital end-to-end technology for its digital output and a superior 24-bit 192 KHz digital-to-analog converter (DAC) for its analogue output i-20 ensures you get the best from your digital music collection.
With stylish looks and sturdy construction, i-20 ensures that your iPod or iPhone is held securely and that the controls are readily accessible when docked. i-20 can also output the video from compatible iPod and iPhone models, charges your device while docked and comes with a handy remote control.
PURE’s i-20 supports all digital audio output compatible iPod models including the iPod Touch and iPhone. i-20 delivers ultimate flexibility and quality by allowing the user to connect to a hi-fi system or radio using digital or analogue outputs. When connected via the analog output, the i-20’s hi-fi quality DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter) ensures that the sound quality from high bit-rate compressed or uncompressed iPod tracks is delivered flawlessly.
i-20 extracts the digital signal from the iPod or iPhone and uses PURE Clearsound digital end-to-end technology to produce its digital audio outputs, ensuring that there is no compromise when connected to a quality digital amplifier or hi-fi system. For its analog output, i-20 again extracts the digital signal and uses its Cirrus 4353 hi-fi quality DAC and high-precision low-jitter clock to deliver true hi-fi audio performance levels with a -105dB signal to noise ratio, better than -93dB THD+N and 2V RMS audio output from its 24-bit 192KHz digital audio processor.
i-20 also includes video outputs to allow users to view videos stored on their iPhone or iPod on their TV. i-20 is the only digital iPod dock available that supports all popular analogue video formats (component, S-Video and composite*).
Compatible with PURE Radios
Compact, sleek and ergonomically designed, the PURE i-20 will complement any system or room and connects an iPod, iPod Touch or iPhone to any PURE radio** or hi-fi system***. The iPod/iPhone charges while docked and can be controlled and navigated using the supplied remote control.
EcoPlus is a statement of PURE's ongoing commitment to our environment and its future. It indicates that environmental impact has been considered in the design, manufacturing, and transportation of PURE products, and has driven both what PURE does and how they do it.
At the heart of EcoPlus is the requirement to reduce the power consumption of PURE products while playing audio and also in standby mode. All EcoPlus products are packaged using cardboard produced with a minimum of 70% recycled material, and finished using water-based varnish. All internal pulp trays are 100% recycled, and the user documentation is printed on 100% recycled paper using soy-based inks. PURE also encourages customers to recycle all packaging materials.
The boxes of EcoPlus products are designed to be the smallest they can be while still ensuring the integrity and security of the product inside. This maximizes the number of products which can be shipped in each container, and thus minimizes the environmental cost of transportation.
With digital radio (DAB) you'll discover a broader range of music, debate and ideas, all in crystal clear digital sound. Digital radio offers:
Digital radios are much easier to use than analog radios because they automatically search for all available stations. Once the radio has found all the available stations you just choose the one you want by name. No more trying to remember frequencies.
Wider Station Choice
You'll be spoiled by the number of choices. As well as many of your existing favorite stations now broadcasting on digital radio, you'll also find great exclusive-to-digital stations and there are more on the way!
Digital Sound Quality
Digital radio is not subject to the same interference as analog radio, resulting in crystal clear, interference free listening.
* i-20 is supplied with a cable for component video.
** The majority of current PURE portable radios, micro-systems and selected bedside radios can be connected to the i-20 using the supplied audio cable.
*** i-20 connects to any amplified speaker system and other product with RCA phono line input or S/PDIF digital input.
Detailed Technical Specifications
- Input connectors: 30-pin iPod/iPhone connector, 7.5V DC power adapter socket (adapter supplied).
- Optical digital audio out (S/PDIF): TOSLINK
- Coaxial digital audio out (S/PDIF): Coaxial phono
- Analog audio out: Stereo phono
- Composite video out: Composite RCA
- Component video out: 3.5mm 4-pole TRRS connector (Custom Pure cable supplied)
- S-Video out: 3.5mm 4-pole TRRS connector (Pure Choice accessory cable available separately)
- Digital to Analogue Convertor: 24-bit 192 KHz
- Remote: Infrared remote control; CR2025 Battery included
- Power supply: 100-240V, 50/60Hz 7.5V DC 1.2A external power adapter
- Power consumption: 3.7W
- Dimensions (inches): 5.3 wide x 4.6 high x 2.9 deep
- Weight: 0.56 pounds
Top Customer Reviews
Not the most robust build quality, but more than adequate and certainly more than in keeping with the i-20's price point. Note that it elevates one's iDevice pretty high up from 'ground level': low shelves may create clearance problems in some cases.
1/3 the cost of the closest competition, built-in D/A conversion as well!!! Highly, highly recommended.
Yes, it's awesome. If you're looking for a dock to integrate into your home stereo system, this is the way to go. I previously had two versions of the DLO dock, neither of which lasted very long so I ended up with the radio-shack dock which, actually, did kind of a nice job. But getting the ability to to get the pure digital signal into your stereo system via digital cable is really superior. I tried going back and forth a few times comparing the old dock to the new one and, damn, you really can hear the difference. The best way to describe it is the sound just seems cleaner, crisper. At lower volumes it's hard to tell much of a difference but at higher volumes you notice the difference.
Unless Apple updates their docks to have toslink (optical out) and bypass the iPod DAC, this is the only base dock to get for a stereo system. At $99, it's a relative bargain (OK, I know this is still expensive but at least the price isn't borderline psychotic). This is, hands down, the best iPod dock for a stereo on the market as far as sound quality goes. As far as fit onto the thing, I have a wood case for my iPod touch and need to use an extension to hook it up. For me, a small price to pay. My iPod nano fits very well on the base.Read more ›
The description of the I-20 states that it has a 24 bit/192 kHz DAC. However the Ipod/Iphone, through Itunes, is limited to playing and synching music to 24-bit/48 kHz. So the Pure I-20 DAC won't play your Hi-Res music at 24-bit/192 kHz. So why does Pure even mention that it has a 192 kHz capable DAC?
Online reviews of this product give the impression that the quality of music coming from your speakers is going to be significantly better by using this dock. Yes, because you are comparing it to the same music played through your iPods DAC and output to headphones, line out to a stereo or docking station. You see, when using the Ipod's internal DAC, the iPod down converts to 16 bit/44.1 kHz and is only capable of playing in that resolution or lower. So naturally the Pure dock will sound better because it bypasses the Ipod's internal DAC for it's own. It won't make your music sound 24 bit/192 kHz better though. Pure could've maintained some integrity by being clear in it's advertising and technical specs but then again so can Apple by telling us their equipment's limitations.
At the end of the day, this is still a decent docking station. When connected to a AV Receiver the sound is very good and what you should expect coming from an Ipod and for this price. It sounds very good even when compared to other docking stations costing two or three times the price such as the TEAC DS H01 which currently sells for $300 and also mentions it has a 24/192 (Burr Brown) DAC. It's also a bargain compared to docks from receiver manufacturers like Yamaha that use a special plug.
The remote is a very low end and cheesy and should've been much, much better. It probably won't last as long as the dock itself.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of the great audiophile beer-budget specials of all time. The DAC built into this unit IS audiophile grade. Read morePublished 2 months ago by abeyout2001
By far one of the best gargets I've had. I've connected it to my iPhone and bose speakers. I mainly plays Pandora radio on it. It doesn't play video. Read morePublished 5 months ago by T. Ayin
This product is probably the best accessory that an avid ipod user could possibly buy.
It enhances the sound quality of my ipod to such a level that one could be easily... Read more
This has worked out exactly like I had Hoped. I bought it to use my old 30-pin Iphone as a music player being plugged into a receiver so I could use the receivers speakers. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Denise Delhanty
If you have 30 pin iPods and want the best sound from them to your home stereo, buy this unit. Remote works great as well..Published 6 months ago by Hillel Gorelick
Fantastic device! Works great with my ipod classic. This has a Cyrus 24/192 DAC in it! Not that it plays any HiRes files or decodes them, it just provides you with better... Read morePublished 6 months ago by john
It's a DAC. It's a transport - at least it turns your older 30-pin dock connector Apple devices into a true digital source for playback into a home theater system. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sheldon Robinson
wonderful product, did exactly what i wanted for my iPod. I can now play, stop, fast forward and do all of the things you do with the iPod, but with a remote. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Charles Molocznik