Absolutely amazing speaker system, incredible sound, this system has raised the bar!
Oct 27, 2010
This speaker system is incredible in every way. It is very well made and should last for many years. They look so nice with their polished and shiny black finish. They look so much better than the picture on the amazon product page, that picture just doesn't do them justice. The acoustic cabinets are handcrafted wood and very heavy and solid. The woofers are made of Kevlar so they should be virtually indestructible. There isn't a cover on the front of the speakers so I would keep them out of reach of young children that might damage them. The back of the speakers are made of a metal. There is a plug for headphones on the back and a video out plug and wires so you can dock your iPod and watch videos on your TV. The two speakers are connected with a professional interconnect cable which is a very heavy duty cable which is similar to what you plug into an electric guitar and amp. It has many different faceplates which can be switched depending on what type of iPod that you will be using. And this system will charge your iPod as well. I did notice that the Amazon picture shows a skinny white remote with this system and my system came with a wider black remote. Judging by the appearance it looks like both remotes probably have the similar options but a different style.
Since Amazon doesn't list compatible iPods on the page I will list them for you.
iPod Nano 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation iPod mini iPod with video iPod classic iPod shuffle 1st, 2nd generation iPod touch 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation iPhone
This speaker system sounds amazing and I am so thrilled to own it. It sounds best when the speakers are either on the floor or at waist level. It also sounds best when the speakers are separated to give more of a surround sound. I would say these speakers sound a lot like Bose speakers but maybe a little better sounding. We have owned five or six different iPod speaker sets over the past several years and many of them just don't sound that good at all. The Kanto Ipair5 Powered iPod Speaker System has certainly raised the bar in my opinion and simply blows away most of the competition.
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Kanto's signature product and it ain’t your daddy’s hi-fi. all of these systems are hand-crafted but with the ipair 5 kanto goes a step further. kanto hand-tunes them to produce perfect sound imagery. kanto uses the very best materials to make them: hand-built, special acoustic wood cabinets, bulletproof kevlar woofers, natural silk tweeters, but the most important thing put into these is love. yeah! we know what you’re thinking. it’s true though! kanto really puts a lot of time and effort getting these just right. the result — truly exceptional sound quality.ipod universal dock. charge your ipod while it's playing and control the ipair 5 from across the room with sleek remote control unit.video output. if you have music videos on your ipod you can play them onto your big flat panel tv while you listen to the “uncommonly robust sound” on your ipair 5. hand crafted wood cabinets. the ipair 5 design utilizes a acoustically designed wood cabinets, delivering awe-inspiring sound.20’ professional audio interconnect cable. this is a great quality cable. you don’t need to go out and buy a better cable once you get it out the box.