Marantz IS201 universal docking station for iPods

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No matter what model of iPod you have, Marantz claim their IS201 docking station will integrate it with any home cinema or hi-fi system, or even your PC.

With a raft of connections and a self-generated on-screen display, the IS201 takes your music and video from your iPod and into your living room – play music through full size speakers and watch videos and view photo albums on your screen of choice. The IS201 docking station includes stereo phono, S-Video, RC-5, IR-Flasher input and RS-232 connections, as well as one for an external power supply, which means the dock can be connected to several different components at the same time.

The IS201 generates it’s own on-screen display which is output in S-Video to the video switching in an AV system or directly to a television. The audio is transferred via standard stereo phono leads and control for both is via a dedicated remote handset. In addition the IS201 has both an IR flasher input and output meaning it can either be controlled by, or control, an AV receiver with IR flasher capabilities. It is also controllable from a PC via an RS232 connection.

Available in June, expect to pay around £100.

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Dave Walker