More drivers than the M1

Music’s best when it’s played loud. That’s why we pay ridiculous amounts of money to be shoehorned into sweatbucket venues and listen to music we can

Music’s best when it’s played loud. That’s why we pay ridiculous amounts of money to be shoehorned into sweatbucket venues and listen to music we can still feel reverberating through our ears two days later.

The fellas at Logic3 clearly frequent the same mosh pits as us, since they’ve made an iPod speaker dock that’s loud and darn well proud. The i-Station 8, as its name implies, has eight drivers on each side of its statuesque body.

But the party pumping doesn’t stop there, as it also has a thumping subwoofer – nope, not the rectangular thingy on the front; that’s a ‘passive radiator’, which helps max out the bass from the actual sub on the back.

Having a ‘Made for iPod’ badge means, of course, that this musical mastermind is properly kitted out with an iPod connector. It can charge your little player and the title of the song you’re playing is displayed on a big, clear LCD on the front.

S-Video and composite outputs mean you can also fire your photo and video files up on a telly.

Non-iPod owners can stop gurning and mumbling in the back, though, as a trusty line input means this speaker dock can work with any MP3 player or other audio source.

Power comes courtesy of mains or, if you were born under a wandering star, six handy AA batteries.

Available from the end of June, costing £100 from www.spectravideo.com.