Wadia Digital has announced an update of its award-winning dock that now brings bit-perfect sound quality to the Apple iPhone, as well as iPod and iTouch models. The new 171i Transport is the industry's first certified "Works with iPhone" dock to offer pure, bit-perfect digital output, allowing the revered smartphone to perform as a high-end media server.
"Our new 171i Transport does the neat trick of turning both the iPhone and the iPod into the ultimate media servers," says John Schaffer, President, Wadia Digital. "Listeners who value high-end sound can get the full musical benefit out of their portable music collections, with all the storage advantages and the great user interface. It's really the perfect marriage between convenience and performance."
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Wadia's 171i Transport builds on the award winning success of the original (and still current) 170iTransport model with "Works with iPhone" compatibility, as well as overall higher performance thanks to improved power supply components and step-up audiophile grade connectors that easily couple to a DAC, A/V receiver or other audio component with a D/A converter.
High-resolution video signals are also passed cleanly through the dock's component video connections. The cast aluminum chassis reduces unwanted resonance through its vibration absorbing isolation cones. A new power supply indicator is included as well.
A new feature-rich infrared remote control allows convenient navigation through Playlists and Albums. The 171i Transport will recharge either an iPhone or iPod when either device is docked to the Transport.
Wadia Digital's 171i Transport will ship in Q1 2010, and will be available at select high-end audio specialists as well as the Wadia Digital web site - www.wadia.com.