Monitor Audio i-deck At A Glance & Ratings

At A Glance: Monitor Audio i-deck


Connections: iPod multipin dock, PC sync port, speaker-level (wire clips), 0.125-inch minijack
Enclosure Type: Vented
Tweeter (size in inches, type): 0.5, Mylar
Woofer (size in inches, type): 4, treated paper
Nominal impedance (ohms): 4
Power Rating (watts): 18 per channel
Available Finishes: White/Gray/Silver
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 7.5 x 17.33 x 8.25
Weight (pounds): 19.8
Price: $349

These listings are based on the manufacturer's stated specs; the HT Labs box below indicates the gear's performance on our test bench.

Ratings: Monitor Audio i-deck

Build Quality: 88
• Speakers feature two-piece molded-plastic enclosures and fabric grilles
• Lightweight construction makes system easy to shift from place to place

Value: 90
• Moderately priced by minisystem standards
• For the cost of another iPod, make your iPod do double duty

Features: 92
• Monitor substitutes their own digital-to-analog converters for the iPod's
• Auxiliary input accepts other devices

Performance: 91
• Clear, articulate sound that makes full use of system's rated 18 watts per channel
• Volume and bass extension are average for a minisystem

Ergonomics: 89
• Interchangeable panels fit any size of iPod
• Battery automatically charges when iPod docked
• Small, thin remote has volume and transport buttons

Overall Rating: 90
Bobbing in a sea of iPod-compatible wannabes, Monitor Audio provides a home-docking solution that's a cut above average in sound quality and is as easy to use as the iPod itself. It's an economical, attractive, intelligently designed, distinctive alternative to conventional minisystems.

General Information
i-deck, $349
Monitor Audio
(905) 428-2800
Dealer Locator Code MNT

Monitor Audio
(905) 428-2800