M2UK is one bulky iPod home theater system

M2UK is one bulky iPod home theater system

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Speaker systems for the iPod player have been creeping up in terms of size lately, and this one certainly is a huge one. Good thing it does more than simply crank your tunes.

This is the M2UK, from iSymphony. An update of the poular M2, it’s a large sound-generating sound system made for the iPod-at-home crowd. The speakers are two-way bass-reflex, with a 25mm dome tweeter and a 100mm woofer.

It’s also a front-loading DVD player that can process not only DVDs but also MPEG4s and even CDs. The memory is impressive, at 99 tracks. You can also connect a TV, which will broadcast video and static images from your iPod.

But wait, there’s more. The M2UK has a USB port and a card reader capable of reading 14 kinds of memory sticks and cards. It also has a mundane 20th Century device called a radio, with a 40-station memory.

For those who just have to have a remote, there’s one of those, too, with a full 50 buttons, guaranteeing you’ll spend a couple hours just pushing all the buttons to see what they do.

Pricing on this is expected to be about US$350. The M2UK should be available in time for Christmas.

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