updated 04:55 pm EDT, Tue October 24, 2006
Ion Audio iPod PA System
Ion Audio recently released an iPod-capable PA system designed for broadcasting the music player's audio outdoors or at other public events. Named the iPA03, it consists of a one-piece, stage-class stereo loudspeaker that broadcasts the audio from an iPod at professional line-out quality, according to the manufacturer. The speaker is designed to operate in tandem with other live performance equipment with connections for an XLR microphone, instruments, and RCA audio sources with individually adjustable gain levels on all three inputs. Ion Audio's system is transportable via wheels with a retractable handle, and is pole-mountable. The iPA03 works with all dockable iPods through a Universal Dock adapter and is shipping from online retailer zZounds for $400.