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Replacing my Bose sound dock

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aberdeenelvis

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109 posts

70 months

Sunday 30th September 2012
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Hi all, my Bose sound dock as given up the ghost and I need to replace it.

I would like to have DAB on the new system but the question is what would you recommend. I need it to be around the size of the Bose sound dock as it fits into the corner of my kitchen just great.

I would prefer sound quality over flashing lights and gimmicks ect

Looking to spend around £200.

Thanks

thehawk

9,335 posts

109 months

Sunday 30th September 2012
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Another Bose, or my preference - Sonos.

Both should be able to play radio stations through Apps etc on your iPhone.

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

157 months

Sunday 30th September 2012
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One with AirPlay could be a bonus.

virgil

1,552 posts

126 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Ruark R4i. It looks and sounds excellent. I might be slightly biased as my BiL works for them but he has a few in his house and I know the effort gone into getting them right.

They DO sound good..and get good reviews.

Bit above your budget though.

PM me if you are interested. I can ask about a deal...can't promise anything but worth asking...

5pen

1,172 posts

108 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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I'd second the Ruark range though I'd suggest that the R2i is more in line with the OP's requirements and budget. You can get a 'graded' (ie slight second) R2i direct from Ruark for £224.

http://www.ruarkaudio.com/shop/graded
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craigjm

4,091 posts

102 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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5pen said:
I'd second the Ruark range though I'd suggest that the R2i is more in line with the OP's requirements and budget. You can get a 'graded' (ie slight second) R2i direct from Ruark for £224.

http://www.ruarkaudio.com/shop/graded
I would also suggest that

Skyedriver

5,747 posts

184 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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Bit old & slow but this is a new name to me.
Looking for something similar, thought the options were Bose or Zeppelin

craigjm

4,091 posts

102 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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Skyedriver said:
Bit old & slow but this is a new name to me.
Looking for something similar, thought the options were Bose or Zeppelin
Go and try a Ruark R2i or R4i if you have the budget, nothing beats them in their market for sound IMO and they are British too just like B&W

5pen

1,172 posts

108 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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For those people not worried about DAB, Richer Sounds have a good offer on Monitor Audio docks...

ID100 for £100
http://www.richersounds.com/product/ipods-docks-ac...

ID200 for £149
http://www.richersounds.com/product/ipods-docks-ac...

Skyedriver

5,747 posts

184 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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Another new name to me I'm afraid
Anyone any good or bad reports on Monitor or Ruark
Before this I thought there was Bose, B&W & Panasonic...
I guess as well as sound there has to be a bit of aethetics come into it and the Monitor does look a little like a part of female anatomy (or is that just me)

craigjm

4,091 posts

102 months

Tuesday 16th October 2012
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There are lots of reviews of the Ruark stuff from the serious HIFI magazines just do a search for Ruark R4i or Ruark R2i review on Google. You can also try searching for Vita Audio R2i review etc as that is what they were called until fairly recently where the name was changed to match their HIFI speaker brand.

bradders

780 posts

173 months

Thursday 18th October 2012
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I would be interested in anyones thoughts on the B&W A5 or A7. Saw the A5 in the Bullring in Birmingham today, but it wasn't setup, so no idea what they sound like.