Summary: overal construction well, nice as dock even it does not on screen control from the video output... nice to have digital output for my high end amp, very sharp and detailed sound. highest quality sound out of my ipod. the bad. The network connection is very poor, the Airplay works poorly, can only stay 1 min. or so... then goes away. I even tried connecting using the ethernet cable and does not work either... this might have been a deffective unti.
Summary: This is a must have addition to an Onkyo that doesn't have AirPlay built in. It allows me to stream my iTunes library and control playback with an attached iOS device. Only complaint is that the price is higher than what I expected for a dock and a feature that really should have been built in, but I'm pleased overall.
Summary: When I learned that Airplay uses lossless encoding to digitally transmit it's music signal, I figured i would try to incorporate Airplay into a client's $20k Audiophile Sitting Room. Thanks to this dock having a true digital output, I could use the Optical output and run it into a HiFi D/A converter. I chose the Parasound ZDAC as it has Optical in and Balanced XLR out. Works great!
Summary: I have had this for over four months now; If you have an older analog only audio system or a newer system with a quality DAC this can fill most of your audio needs. Pros Universal charger for 30 pin products Wired or wireless Airplay audio streaming with digital and analog outputs Digital (bypass the cheap audio processor in your device) or analog audio output from your docked device Cons (IF YOU'RE PICKY) Takes 2-3 times to get aquatinted with the dock, the good news it...
Summary: This is a good piece. It has an optical audio output and regular stereo left right outputs plus a video output. I use it when the goal is more about sound than video output. The Airplay option is good (works with i-phone 5). It turns on my Onkyo receiver and automatically chooses the correct input. While the optical audio is fed to my surround receiver the regular audio output feeds my whole-house audio system.
Summary: What we have here is a product that fails to excel at nearly every task you assign to it. And it does so at twice the price of Apple's offerings. There's some good points about it too - I'll cover the pros and cons of the unit: Pros: 1. It's an iPad dock. 2. It will charge an iPad. 3. It will allow remote control of the iPad (limited) via the Onkyo RI protocol with the Onkyo remote or via the handheld remote included with the unit. 4.
Summary: Bought this with the hope that my wife could use her ipad/iphone in the kitchen to control the stereo which she said was too complicated. The Airplay system works well with iTunes and almost as well with Pandora. Pandora does not have a screen volume button-have to use hardware volume on side of your device. System does work although occasionally wifi bandwidth seems to be an issue. Setting up the device was easy.