Technology

  • 2 x 100mm (4”) C-CAM metal cone bass driver
  • 2 x 25mm (1”) Gold C-CAM metal dome tweeter
  • 28/56 bit dual precision DAC.
  • Micro-processor control and digital data handling.
  • DSP control with in house designed and tuned algorithms.
  • Innovative Automatic Position Correction (APC) system.
  • Bass Level Management (BLM) - Maintains optimum sound balance at lower listening levels.
  • IR Remote Control Unit
  • 3.5mm Auxiliary input jack for external sound sources including high performance WiFi dongles.
  • Automatic intelligent charge feature - when iPod is docked.

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Specification

Frequency Response

60Hz – 30kHz

Maximum S.P.L (dBA)

104 dBA

Power Output

Bass 2 x 50 watts
Tweeter 2 x 20 watts

Driver complement

2 x 100mm (4") C-CAM metal cone bass driver
2 x 25mm (1") Gold C-CAM metal dome tweeter

System Configuration

2 way ported

Auxiliary input impedance/sensitivity

10K Ohms/300mV

Signal to Noise SNR

94dB

A.C input Voltage

100-240v (auto range)

Amplifier category

Class D

Power consumption

<0.33 watts (standby)
150 watts maximum

Weight

2 4.54 Kgs (10 lbs)

External Dimensions (w x d x h)

545 x 210 x 250mm
(217/16 x 81/4 x 913/16 Inches)

Compatible with 

iPod classic 80GB / 120GB / 160GB
iPod nano 2nd generation (aluminum) 2GB / 4GB / 8GB
iPod nano 3rd generation (video) 4GB / 8GB
iPod nano 4th generation (video) 8GB / 16GB
iPod nano 5th generation (video camera) 8GB / 16GB
iPod nano 6th generation 8GB / 16GB
iPod touch 1st generation 8GB / 16GB / 32GB
iPod touch 2nd generation 8GB / 16GB / 32GB
iPod touch 3rd generation 32GB / 64GB
iPod touch 4th generation 8GB / 32GB / 64GB
iPhone 4GB / 8GB / 16GB
iPhone 3G 8GB / 16GB
iPhone 3GS 8GB / 16GB / 32GB
iPhone 4 8GB / 16GB / 32GB

Professional reviews

The Sunday Times

i-deck 200

March 2012

i-deck 200 - The Sunday Times' ingear Best Buy

"Monitor Audio's speaker dock for the iPhone and iPod Touch is a typical British hi-fi design: devoid of frills, quirky to look at and with an emphasis on sound quality. The one novel piece of technology it employs is an automatic tuning system that uses a built-in microphone to monitor the acoustics of the room and calibrate the sound balance accordingly. This feature works well - but it's the pair of excellent speakers and punchy amplification that are the stars of the show, producing a powerful, expansive sound that can handle quieter pieces of music with delicacy but has a mightily loud bark when needed.

The system is a good match for larger rooms or even occaissional garden use (although there are no wireless or battery options). Although iPads will sit on the i-deck's digital 30-pin connector, the maker does not recommend it. There is a 3.5mm input for a tablet or other audio sources. The device's build quality is excellent."

Rating 5/5

Verdict: "Superb sonics, solid build - a great buy."

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What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision

i-deck 200

March 2012

i-deck 200 Review by What Hi-Fi?

"Sonically, it's always been strong; at almost half the price, and among new peers, it's only more impressive. Listening to Lana Del Rey's Off To The Races, there's solid bass and a good sense of dynamics helping the track sound punchy and fast. Treble notes are exciting without sounding bright and Del Rey's languid vocals sound natural.

The i-deck was unlucky not to win five stars at the old price. If audio performance is your key concern, at this price it's hard to argue with what's on offer here."

Rating 5/5

Verdict: "Low on frills but high on quality; at this price it's a sonic star"

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HFC Recommended

i-deck 200

March 2012

i-deck 200 Review by HiFi choice magazine

"We reckon the APC feature is a bit of a winner, as this unit certainly has some of the best bass we've heard from a table-top unit. It's not just extended, but also unusually well controlled and detailed, and it quite literally underpins a very assured performance."

 

MSN Tech & Gadgets

i-deck 200

February 2012

MSN's Most Desirable Music Gadgets

MSN Tech & Gadgets have featured the i-deck 200 in their collection of "Most desirable music gadgets", here is what they had to say:

"Monitor Audio is one of those well-established British hi-fi firms with a serious pedigree in designing and manufacturing quality speakers. As such, its i-deck 200 has quickly become popular amongst the discerning audiophile crowd.

As well as looking cool, the i-deck 200 genuinely does sound fantastic. Dual 100mm C-CAM bass drivers individually powered by custom-configured 50W amplifiers and 25mm gold dome tweeters, all driven by precision-tailored 20W power amps is why. But you don't really need to remember all of that! You just need to listen to it."

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Trusted Reviews

i-deck 200

February 2012

Trusted Reviews i-deck 200 review

"Further adding to the Monitor Audio i-deck 200's prowess is the inclusion of an in-built DAC (digital to analogue converter), something that only the upper echelons of the iPod dock competition include. This bypasses the circuitry of the iPhone/iPod/iPad (deemed substandard for audiophiles) and takes the digital signal directly, using its own 28/56 bit dual precision processing to do the heavy lifting. 

Also, an innovative Automatic Position Correction (APC) system configures the output of the i-deck 200 depending on where it is positioned. In the rear of the i-deck 200 is a mic which produces three frequencies pulses (70, 85 and 100 hertz) and their reverberations help the dock determine if it is near a wall or corner. If the power button flashes once no correction is added, twice shows it is compensating for being placed near a wall and three times if placed near a corner. APC only kicks in if the i-deck 200 has been disconnected from the mains as this leads it to assume it has been moved. 

All of which suggests Monitor Audio should have created a superb sounding premium dock, and thankfully it has."

"Never has a dock been better value for money."

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User reviews

Stewart Homer Monitor Audio UK

i-deck 200

January 2013

Received my i-deck 200 yesterday and I am very very pleased with it the build and sound quality is second to none. I already own a BX5 surround set up and I know the quality of monitor audio products, this delivers a 5 star sound and build how anyone can say that this is not a quality product does not know what they are talking about. If I could rate the i-deck 10 out of 10 I would especially at the reduced price. Thank you Monitor Audio for yet another hi fi kit anyone looking for an iPod dock in the sud £400 range look no further than the i-deck 200. Whatever type of music you throw at it the i-deck handles it with aplomb. You can buy with confidence from an acclaimed British hi fi manufacturer.

Jack DUGGAN Monitor Audio UK

i-deck 200

December 2012

Amazing bit of kit but unfortunately for anyone thinking of buying one from richer sounds I picked the last one up from there entire stock ex display model and I only paid 100 pound can't believe my luck...but my advice if your looking to unleash your iPod or iPhones full potential then you need to find and purchase a I-deck 200 rich in sound and looks!

Robert Hart Monitor Audio UK

i-deck 200

December 2012

I bought one of these from Richer Sounds in November 2012 - at an incredibly good price of £130 - it sounds great from my iPod (or my iPad 3) and even my iPhone 5 with 30 pin adapter - to get the best out of it you need to have your tunes encoded Apple Lossless (MP3 or AAC are noticeably duller sounding - I guess the DAC is doing its job).

Denis Horace Monitor Audio UK

i-deck 200

November 2012

What a great listening experience it has been. I deck 200 is very articulate with overwhelming layers of sound on offer. It will uncover every instrument in a track which will unleash sound, which individual were not aware, existed on a track. This might even tempt others to, have re-listened to their old albums collection. Oh bass!!! The bass have texture; detailing individual cords in track which will display the hard work of any talented bassist. The midrange gives an edge to the snare drums; moreover it will uplift vocals and guitar to a new dimension. I will not use the word “perfect” though because; somehow the stereo separation was not as open to match that of dedicated pair of speaker. However in its defence, I deck 200 is an iPod dock speaker, but I guarantee it will outshine some awarded mini system in the high fidelity department. Perhaps this justifies its price tag.

David Richardson Monitor Audio UK

i-deck 200

October 2012

Just picked this up at Richer Sounds. Bargain of the year. No frills but all you have to do is listen. The clarity really does make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Listened to all the opposition up to £500 and nothing compares.

garry whyte Monitor Audio UK

i-deck 200

August 2012

This is pure quality from the build to the sound.I listend to quite a few different docks from £100-£500 and this was head and shoulders above them all. The music sounds so clear and defined,the base pure, treble sharp and vocals clear. For the money its a no brainer.

David Berry Monitor Audio UK

i-deck 200

February 2012

The i-deck 200 screams quality the moment you unwrap it and it just keeps on giving when you dock an ipod or iphone. The highs are crystal, the lows are well defined and controlled and the sense of scale for an ipod dock is unimaginable! A steal at the current £250 asking price. Great item Monitor Audio! Hugely recommended!

Mike Redding Monitor Audio UK

i-deck 200

January 2012

Love it, best system for the price!

Musicraft (Derby) Monitor Audio UK

i-deck 200

October 2011

With its superlative looks and performance the i-deck 200 is worth every penny over the already superb i-deck 100. Quality has to be paid for nevertheless the i-deck 200 is still an absolute bargain. Simple.

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