iPod dock and FM radio
A no-nonsense slab of an iPod dock, the beautifully finished Model M’s only other features are an FM radio and a 3.5mm input. A dinky remote gives you access to six radio presets, skip and volume functions, and the backlit, touch-sensitive buttons on the unit become invisible when not in use. A subtle display behind the grille gives you input and volume info, and that’s it.
Better than anything similar we’ve heard at this price. Yes, anything. It’s serious sound that a separates system would be proud of, and the M is as happy with house as it is with indie. Bass is powerful but controlled, while vocals are exceptionally clear and revealing. Cranking the volume is all too easy, but it’s a classy performer that doesn’t need to dazzle you with decibels. Although it outwardly appears no different to the previous Model M, this new edition has had a complete redesign under the skin, and you can really hear it.