Review: Scandyna MicroPod SE speakers and dock for iPod
15 April 2008
Conclusion: If money is not object, the Micropod SE line of speakers by Scandyna is a great system which can be expanded to fill any size room (or budget). Be warned however, the SE’s require the purchase of an additional amp, so their $200 price tag is a bit deceiving, but audio-wise you will get what you pay for in these speakers. Scandyna’s $219 dock accessory is a bit limited for the price, given that it will only work with the iPod/iPhone.
Pros: Excellent audio quality, eye catching design and color choices, option to add a subwoofer to really annoy the neighbors
Cons: Micropods require separate amp (upping their price), the dock is a little on the expensive side, skimpy on extras
Scandyna Dock Pack/Micropod SE System iPod Speaker
9 February 2008
Excerpt: Looking for something a little bit different in an iPod speaker? Check out the Scandyna Dock Pack, which includes a self-powered iPod dock and a pair of Microposd SE speakers. Designed by Scandyna, a Danish speaker company, the tiny Micropod SEs have a uniquely modern design— resembling a miniature space ship or robot—and a surprisingly big, bright sound when powered by the amplified iPod dock.
Excerpt: The compact Micropod SE speakers contain an active amplifier rated at 100W RMS in one unit, with a 3mm stereo input, volume/power dial and spring clamps to connect the second speaker. The closed cabs contain a 70mm Kevlar driver and 19mm tweeter, which is rated at 10W RMS. The frequency response is restricted, naturally, but the Micropods do at least know their limits and roll off sharply at the lower end.
Summary: Micropod SE ist Spaß und Faszination pur. Optisch wie haptisch braucht dieses System keinen Vergleich zu scheuen. Trotz kleinerer Schwächen in der Mittenwiedergabe überzeugen die Edelminis auch klanglich auf ganzer Linie. Die durchdachte und einfach anzubringende Lautsprecherhalterung tut ihr Übriges.