updated 10:45 am EDT, Tue September 11, 2007
Tannoy i30 iPod speakers
Tannoy has unveiled the i30, a portable iPod speaker system built on the company's numerous decades of speaker manufacturing experience. The i30 features two 100mm iCT drive units, and includes a Digital Sound Processor optimized for sound quality. The portable system's drive units boast frequency response of 60Hz to 22kHz with sensitivity of 88dB/1W at 1m. The device has no crossover, has point source for accurate imaging, and features an internal power supply for a built-in amplifier. BASH amplifier technology offers class D efficiency, according to Tannoy, with sound quality of analog Class AB despite low power consumption with universal 100-230V operation. Each i30 ships with five common dock adapters to support most iPod models, and includes an auxiliary 3.5mm input alongside video output and a USB port. An infrared remote matches the glossy black system, which is expected to ship for approximately $500.