Summary: Excellent build quality and design. Soundstage is amazing when positioned correctly however it is not always possible to place the unit in a corner or recess. The overall sound is very good although as reviewed elsewhere it is best played "loud" and in a corner. Vocals are sometimes masked or recessed back into the mix. Sometimes the sound is not as integrated as it should be with bass lines and intricate treble unnaturally some way apart in the mix.
Summary: The sound is fantastic from such a small cube, but the attachment for your iPhone or iPod is a 39 pin, not the new Lightning one. Of course you can still use the cube through other connections, or buy an adaptor, you just need to be prepared for that. Prices have come down a lot since I bought mine; they are a real bargain now. It's often very convenient to be able to just disconnect the speaker from its power supply and move it with me as I go around.
Supreme Sound Quality - Limited to Arcam's Own Wireless Connectivity
Steve H, Amazon
13 November 2013
Summary: My r-cube is the black version. The finish is high gloss piano black which shows every finger print, but looks very classy when buffed with a soft cloth. It is perhaps the most understated of the many i-pod docks which are available. I would say that it looks and feels like it is an Apple product, given the minimalist styling, quality finish, and combination of hard angles and softly rounded edges....it looks like.....well....like a cube.
Summary: When a product gleans as much praise as this iPod dock any slight tendency to knock it may be viewed with suspicion or dismissed outright. However, having had my rCube for almost a couple of months now I can offer you my opinions on what is so special about this product. Arcam have produced excellent quality hi-fi products for a number of years but have only now decided to join the sea of products produced for the iPod.