Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.

Trade in your item
Get up to a $71.28
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Pure i-20 30-Pin iPod/iPhone Speaker Dock

4.4 out of 5 stars 187 customer reviews
| 38 answered questions

Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
  • 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
Currently unavailable. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.

Technical Details

Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
  • DC in Jack

Product Description

Product Packaging: Standard Packaging

Product Description

Pure Digital Technologies i-20 Docking Station VL-61431 Docking Stations

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.

i-20 is the perfect way to connect your iPod or iPhone to your hi-fi system or HDTV.
i-20 is the perfect way to connect your iPod or iPhone to your hi-fi system or HDTV. View larger

Digital Audio

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.

Video Output

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.

Connect the i-20 to your PURE radio for great sound quality.
Connect the i-20 to your PURE radio for great sound quality. View larger

EcoPlus

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.

Digital Radio

With digital radio (DAB) you'll discover a broader range of music, debate and ideas, all in crystal clear digital sound. Digital radio offers:

Ease-Of-Use

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 compatible with iPods, iPhones, and iPads.
i-20 is compatible with iPods, iPhones, and iPads. View larger

* 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

Product Information

Product Dimensions 2.9 x 5.3 x 4.6 inches
Item Weight 9 ounces
Shipping Weight 1.8 pounds
Manufacturer Imagination Technologies Ltd
ASIN B0049MOK92
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Item model number VL-61431
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
Customer Reviews
4.4 out of 5 stars 187 customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #446 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Cell Phone Accessories > Portable Speakers & Audio Docks > Audio Docks
#28,861 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video > MP3 & MP4 Players & Accessories > MP3 & MP4 Player Accessories
#203,408 in Electronics > Cell Phones & Accessories
Date first available at Amazon.com April 20, 2011

Technical Specification

Warranty [pdf ]

Warranty & Support

Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF ]

Feedback

Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Package Type: Standard Packaging
Glad to see this unit now available on Amazon. I've had one for maybe 6 months now and it's performed flawlessly, feeding my Cambridge Audio Azur 840C CD Player as a DAC. The i-20's built-in digital audio convertor's not too shabby, either. In either configuration, used either with an outboard digital converter or using its own, the i-20 makes a very, very, very big improvement over the sound delivered by my iPod Classic 160GB and iPhone 4S.

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.
Comment 31 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Package Type: Standard Packaging Verified Purchase
I've been waiting for a pure digital output from an iPod dock for quite awhile. I know there have been others out there, like the wadia transport and the cambridge audio id100, but at the prices of around $300 it was simply far too much of a profit margin for me to partake (I'm guessing the production costs of around $30-$50). I just can't force myself to purchase something when I know the profit margins are that great even though I really, really wanted one. So I waited and waited until I randomly came across this little gem, the PURE i20.

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 ›
5 Comments 12 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Package Type: Standard Packaging
Attractive industrial design. Well made - making a sturdy platform for Ipods. Well thought out - uses Toslink connector thus avoiding digital jitter [distortion] problems. There are other competitors that can cost more than 5x it's price, but sound no better. Includes analog out via its own DAC for the cash starved. Companies providing these types of cost effective products deserve your support.
Comment 21 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Package Type: Standard Packaging
Hard to believe I am the first reviewer to point this out.

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 ›
10 Comments 30 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Package Type: Standard Packaging Verified Purchase
This dock was recommended by the makers of the Bifrost DAC so that I can connect my 160GB iPod-->30 pin cable--i20 Dock-->Coax Cable-->Bifrost-->Preamp. Sounds more complicated than it is and it allows me to handle my iPod and keep it close while it is playing. It works great. I have not used the remote since I have the iPod in my hand. Would buy again.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews