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Logic3 i-Station Combo review

Kat Orphanides
18 Apr 2011
Our Rating 
Price when reviewed 
80
inc VAT

The i-Station Combo combines plenty of useful features, but it feels and looks cheap, lacks bass and has an annoying clock function.

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Specifications

Logic3's i-Station Combo looks like something from the '80s. It's a garish gloss black and red affair that consists of two speakers and a main control unit, all of which can be wall-mounted. The main unit houses both an iPod dock and a CD player, as well as FM and AM radio tuners and a 3.5mm auxiliary input. The ability to wall-mount it is useful: position it near the door to your sitting room, and pop your iPod in to charge and play as you come in.

Logic3 i-Station Combo

Although the i-Station Combo has all kinds of features, not all of them are implemented very well. The built in clock is the most obnoxious of its features - it looks and works like a cheap digital alarm clock, is difficult to set and loses all its settings if it's unplugged. Even on an inexpensive clock-radio, a battery to retain the time shouldn't be too much to ask.

Logic3 i-Station Combo top buttons

The remote control is small and easy to lose and although there's a video output in case you want to watch movies from your iPod, the Combo has no headphone or line output. Finally, although the speakers' high and mid-range sound is clear, clean and precise, bass is non-existent. The system as a whole produces a decent amount of volume, though.

Logic3 i-Station Combo remote

The i-Station Combo could be useful if you need both a hi-fi CD player and an iPod dock, but its lack of bass and awkward configuration make it too much of a compromise.

Specifications

Rating***
Speaker configuration2.0
RMS power output10W
Power consumption standby3W
Power consumption on11W
Analogue inputs3.5mm stereo
Digital inputsnone
Dock connectoriPod
Headphone outputnone
Satellite cable lengths1.5m left, 1.5m right
Cable typecaptive
Controls locatedbase unit, remote control
Digital processingnone
Tone controlsEQ presets
Price£80
Supplierhttp://www.logic3.com
Detailswww.logic3.com

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