Explained: What is an iPod Dock

Explained: What is an iPod Dock


[Bret] Hi I’m Bret from OneCall, let’s
talk about iPod docks. I frequently get asked “What’s the difference
between all these iPod docks?” as they do come in different sizes, shapes and configurations
for different applications. Some are small, like this unit right here,
perfect for low level listening in a desktop environment, others are a little bit larger
like this unit here, which is available in either AC powered only, or battery powered
portable configurations. This unit here adds an AM/FM clock radio,
perfect for the night stand. These are all self contained, just add the
iPod, plug it in and away you go. These docks are designed as add on components
for your home audio component system, some are proprietary and will only plug into the
same manufacturer’s equipment, others are universal and can plug into anything with
the same input configurations. The most affordable iPod docks simply reroute
the analog signal from the headphone jack to the 25-pin connector on the bottom of the
iPod, while others pull a pure digital signal from your iPod, routing that to the 25-pin
connector so you can then send that to the digital analog converter built into your surround
sound receiver or the outboard digital analog converter you may have for the best sound
possible. For those of you looking for a little bit
more integrated approach to building an iPod based music system in your home, there are
integrated amplifiers such as this with an iPod dock built in available, hook up your
favorite speakers and away you go. Or another solution is a self-powered pair
of speakers like these with an iPod dock built in. Many iPod docks will also allow you to stream
your favorite photos or even video from your iPod to your television set, always remember
though to use the appropriate docking adapter in your iPod docks as to not damage the connections. This is Bret form OneCall, subscribe to our
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visit our website at OneCall.com or give us a call at 1-877-457-7309 we like to talk to
our customers. Thanks for watching.

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