updated 04:00 am EDT, Wed September 12, 2007
Logitech Pure-Fi Elite
Logitech this morning launched the Pure-Fi Elite, the new top end of the company's still-young iPod speaker dock range. Catering to users looking for a bookshelf speaker replacement, the system produces 80 watts split across two 1-inch tweeters and two 4-inch woofers, cleanly separating treble and bass. Users can also tweak the sound field to add a 3D spatialization effect or enhance higher and lower end frequencies. Like the company's generalized AudioStation, the Elite also brings a large LCD that displays track progress from an attached iPod or tuning info from the built-in AM/FM radio.
This latest Pure-Fi outputs audio from any dockable iPod and accepts general input through an auxiliary input jack. RCA and S-video outputs also supply video to a TV from any fourth- or fifth-generation iPod with a TV mode, though Logitech has yet to confirm whether either connection includes the hardware support needed for new iPods. Shipments of the Elite begin next month for $300.