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iSymphony speaker system lineup announced

imageiSymphony has announced the launch of its new iSymphony line of iPod-compatible speaker systems. The iSymphony M1 ($200) is a micro music system with built-in iPod dock, CD/MP3 player, USB, SD/MMC slots, an AM/FM stereo tuner, MP3 and WMA playback, and backlit clock. The iSymphony M2 ($300; shown right) takes all of the M1’s features and adds a Progressive Scan DVD/MPEG4 player and additional flash memory via its Memory Stick compatibility.

imageThe company also offers two clock radio music systems—the CR1 and CR3. The iSymphony CR1 ($60) features a built-in iPod dock, alarm clock, FM/AM radio, and can run off of AC or DC power. The iSymphony CR3 ($100; shown) also has a built-in iPod dock plus a dual alarm clock with snooze, AM/FM radio with 48 station memory, and preset equalizer.

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I’m definitely interested in the M2, since it includes a DVD-player too. This is the reason I’ve been interested in the much cheaper iLive Home Docking system, but reviews of that are very few and far between, and they haven’t been very positive, so I’m looking forward to reviews of the M2.

Posted by Ian Jackson on November 28, 2006 at 4:48 PM (CST)


I saw the M1 ($150) at Bestbuy today. It’s acutally not too bad and sounded a lot better than something like the iHome clock radios. I liked the fact that you can actually sync (port in the back) and charge your ipod with this thing. I’m not aware if there’s a long sync cable or not, but if there isn’t I’m not sure the sync is going to work well unless it’s close to your PC.

Now if the M2 was priced at $150 it would be great. We’ll see what happens.

Posted by yeahright451 on November 28, 2006 at 5:42 PM (CST)


The wake-to-ipod function doesn’t seem to work. Nano goes into Pause state rather than playing - how novel, a silent alarm!

Posted by dfr on December 11, 2006 at 12:18 PM (CST)


this thing can do it all it can play wma any type of ds cards DVD alarm clock and the sound is good but i thaught for 300 dollars you’d would get a little more than a mear 50 wat”

Posted by d man on December 31, 2006 at 8:12 PM (CST)


some background buzz heard at the beginning of songs on ipod (used first gen nano), and then stops 2 seconds into the song (while loading maybe???)
also, the wake to ipod feature is kinda goofy. it always starts at the very first song on the list, alphabetically, so you always wake up to the same song everytime. when you start the radio back up it forgets the last song you had and starts at the beginning again. kinda thought the idea was to choose the song you wanted to wake up to. gonna be returning it and trying yet another one.

Posted by entertheninja on January 2, 2007 at 11:07 PM (CST)

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