Last Christmas season, Behringer made headlines releasing iNuke Boom, the world’s loudest iPod dock ever screaming out a whopping 10,000 watts of power and of course an equally hefty price tag of $29,999. (Read about it here). Sadly, for the average consumer it was just a little too big and little too costly to have around the house. So Behringer, in their infinite wisdom, have unveiled the iNuke BOOM Junior, a 1:23 scale model of its powerful predecessor still packed with high-end components, a three-way active speaker design and at under $200, a little more affordable for you and me.
“We wanted to shake up the whole i-device docking world with a product that brings home some of the magic of the original 10,000-Watt iNuke BOOM,” says Costa Lakoumentas, BEHRINGER Senior Vice President of Marketing. “If you make a little room for the iNuke BOOM Junior in your homes it will pay you back with stunning sound clarity and enough bass to throw a party; or get thrown out of your apartment.”
It has a 3-way active design for concert like sound and an integrated subwoofer. It measures 8.7″ x 16.5″ x 9.8″, weighs just under 11 pounds and comes with a remote control. (Note: remote control menu navigation is not compatible with the iPad 2 or the new iPad.)
Scaled down of course also means less power, but it will still output a respectable 50 watts RMS of sound. Under the hood are two 1-inch tweeters, two 3-inch midrange speakers and one 5.25″ woofer.
While the iNuke BOOM Junior is compatible with most recent iOS devices, it appears that it still shipping with the classic 30-pin docking connector. Of course you could always attach other compatible devices through either the Line-in or AUX via RCA connectors. No indication as to whether it will work with the iPhone 5 adapter. There is also a video-out connection to get video to your TV.
Not in Canada, Yet!
iNuke BOOM Junior by Behringer retails for $179.99 U.S., which includes shipping and handling. For now, is only available in the US from Costco online. The company is apparently in negotiations right now with Canadian retailers for a future Canadian release. Pricing is not yet available
For our readers south of the 49th parallel you have an opportunity to win one. Behringer is giving one away every weekday in October if you “Like” Behringer on Facebook. You can also enter via Twitter. Check out the contest rules for details.
Greg Gazin is the Real Canadian Gadget Guy.