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Monster Beatbox iPod Dock Review

By on January 2, 2011
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Bringing da house down

Good: Extremely loud, awesome quality
Bad: Remote isn't that great, no on unit controls and pricey!
Price: AED 1212
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

The word ordinary does not exist in Monster’s dictionary when they are designing audio products. And why should it when its backed by someone as extra-ordinarily talented as Dr. Dre. After all, he gets to have a final word on all products that carry the “beats by dr. dre” signage and I doubt the doctor will settle for anything that’s short of extra ordinary. That, in a word, summarized the Beatbox that we are looking at today.

The monstrous iPod dock comes packaged in a nice black box with a remote control, power cables and a various sizes of dock adaptors to accommodate the many models of iPods present on the market. Other than the iPod/iPhone, a 3.5mm jack connects pretty much any other modern audio device. Monster includes a voucher for a free 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable in the packaging.

Design-wise, the Beatbox looks quite retro featuring an all black design with a meshed grill on the front. On the top you have the dock connector where your iPod sits as well as the power button on the left side while a volume knob sits on the right. Also on the top, you also have a handle to carry the unit easily. The back has a 3.5mm jack as well as the power connector along with a Wireless port for use with the Monster Streamcast Wireless system.

The Beatbox features a digital power amp that powers two 5.25 inch long throw bass drivers and two concave 2 inch high frequency drivers to deliver audio. Monster suggests that you keep the unit flat on a surface, however, if you are planning on keeping it on the floor than I suggest you attach the two included feet on the front to throw the audio upwards.

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