i-20 is a next generation digital iPod dock that produces hi-fi quality audio from high bitrate tracks on your iPod or iPhone by extracting the raw digital audio and processing it on the dock itself. Using Pure Clearsound digital end-to-end technology for its digital output and a superior 24-bit 192 KHz digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) for its analogue output i-20 ensures you get the best from your digital music collection.
With stylish looks and sturdy construction, i-20 ensures that your iPod or iPhone is held securely and that the controls are readily accessible when docked. i-20 can also output the video from compatible iPod and iPhone models, charges your device while docked and comes with a handy remote control.
* Requires additional Pure Choice S-Video adapter (cable)
Input connectors: 30-pin iPod/iPhone connector, 7.5V DC power adapter socket (adapter supplied).
Optical digital audio out (S/PDIF): TOSLINK.
Coaxial digital audio out (S/PDIF): Coaxial phono.
Analogue audio out: Stereo phono.
Composite video out: Composite RCA.
Component video out: 3.5mm 4-pole TRRS connector (Custom Pure cable supplied).
S-Video out: 3.5mm 4-pole TRRS connector (Pure Choice accessory cable available separately).
Digital to Analogue Convertor: 24-bit 192 KHz.
Remote: Infrared remote control. CR2025 Battery included.
Mains power supply: 100-240V, 50/60Hz 7.5V DC 1.2A external power adapter.
Power consumption: 3.7W.
Approvals Hereby, Pure, declares that i-20 VL-61429 is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. The declaration of conformity may be consulted at R&TTE DoC
Dimensions (inches): 5.3 wide x 4.6 high x 2.9 deep.
Weight: 0.56 pounds
"The difference here was generally pretty obvious and clear. Playing through the I-20 dock was generally better in almost every way. I say 'in almost' just because the better the file being played, the bigger the improvements in sound. For $99 (usually less if you shop around a little) there's no reason not to get one. I'll probably get a second one. I'll keep one for myself and send one off with my kid for college next year.”
The Pure i-20 dock is an awesome contender for anyone wanting a great way to dock their iPhone/iPod/iPad.
First and foremost, the Pure i-20 is very hard to beat on price…
and for anybody who just wants a clean signal path from their iDevice to their main system, the cheaper device does the job just fine, and offers plenty of connectivity to boot (it's certainly interesting to see more output options for both audio and video on the older and less expensive Pure device, and if you want to connect to a receiver via TOSLINK optical, the Pure is clearly for you).
Pure i20 is a smart addition to your media centre and connects for example your iTunes collection with your high-end audio system while you can control it all from your couch with the remote control4/5 Stars
4 Stars - The audio performance, via a phone connection, is nothing less than engagingBBC Music Magazine - July '11
Die digitale Ausgabe des PURE i-20 ist lupenrein. Alles wird so durchgereicht, wie es ein AV-Receiver zur Verarbeitung benötigt. Sowohl Koaxial als auch Toslink funktionieren hervorragend. Apfeltalk-Silberaward, jedoch nur ganz knapp am goldenen Apfel vorbei.Silver Award
<strong>4 Stars</strong> – PURE is delivering very good radios and speaker systems and hasn’t stinted on this dock – a worthwhile buy.MacWorld Australia - May '11
„Die Dockstation i-20 des britischen Geräteherstellers Pure verstärkt den Inhalt eurer iPods oder iPhones zu sattem Raumklang.“pure.de (Germany) - March '11
5 Stars - Pure's ground-breaking £80 digital iPod dock brings hi-fi sound to Apple devices for pin money
Amazing value for money; strong performance via digital and analogue….Bargain way to get hi-fi sound from Apple devices, the best so far…Hi-Fi Choice - January '11 5 Star Award
Give you iPods sound a hi-fi leg up….Affordable; well specified; improves your iPod’s analogue output…if you’re looking for a digital dock on a budget, the PURE i-20 is formidableWhat Hi Fi? Sound & Vision - January '11 4 Star Award
PURE hi-fi heaven
PURE has drastically lowered the price of digital iPod transports with the launch of its i-20, a dock with the all-important optical and coaxial outputs for connection to an external DAC… This delivers ‘true hi-fi audio performance levels’, including signal–to-noise and distortion measurements.Hi-Fi Choice - December '10