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Roth Audio debuts ALFiE iPod speaker system [updated]

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Roth Audio has announced its ALFiE iPod speaker system, which contains an Apple authentication chip to activate the video-out features of the latest iPod models. Beyond that, the ALFiE features a slot-loading optical drive with support DVD, DVD-R, DVD+R, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, and MP3 playback, an integrated iPod Dock, AM/FM radio with digital tuning and dual alarms, touch sensitive controls, a fully functional remote control, a 2.1 amplifier and speaker combination with two front firing speakers and a down-firing subwoofer and a total combined power of 40 watts, auxiliary-in, and composite, S-Video, and Component video outputs. The Roth Audio ALFiE will be available in December; pricing has yet to be determined. Continue reading for a larger front view and rear view of the system.

Update: It has been confirmed that the unit will be priced at $999.

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Comments

1

Wow!  The only feature it is lacking is an HDMI output.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on November 16, 2007 at 3:24 PM (PDT)

2

hdmi serves no purpose on thus device.

Posted by rayzha on November 16, 2007 at 7:28 PM (PDT)

3

rayzha,
i disagree… some audio systems do not allow a mix of video inputs. also with many people with HD tvs especially those that would be in the market for this an up conversion would have been nice

Posted by hydra-calm on November 17, 2007 at 6:35 AM (PDT)

4

Any one know what the price is?

Posted by Everyd1 on November 17, 2007 at 3:49 PM (PDT)

5

Everyd1, the article mentions that pricing hasn’t been determined yet.

I think this thing looks incredibly cool.

Posted by Flippy Hambone on November 18, 2007 at 12:05 PM (PDT)

6

Hi Gents,
Sorry for the delay in pricing.  It has just been released. US retail will be at $999.00USD. Turn It Up!

Posted by AAV on November 28, 2007 at 3:15 PM (PDT)

7

Does the Alfie have audio output for speakers, and if so, what are the limitations/specifications of it’s amplifier? Nothing in the product specs suggests that there is, but the photo of the rear panel appears to have speaker jacks.

Specifically, I’d like to know if I can wire it to Bose 301 Series V shelf speakers without complication.

On a side note, Consumer Reports has no information on Roth Audio.  Is there any consensus on the quality and reliability of their products?

Thanks in advance,
Matt

Posted by Matt Collins on May 4, 2009 at 8:36 PM (PDT)

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