Home audio developer, NYNE, has revealed an all-in-one docking tower for iPhones and iPads that promises to play music from a wide variety of sources and includes a convenient new feature for musicians. Aside from connecting to other devices using the typical Bluetooth, USB, and 3.5-mm connections, the NH-6500 speaker also converts into a functional guitar amp with the addition of a guitar control.
The NH-6500 stands at 32.67 inches by 19.29 inches (about 83 cm by 49 cm) and comes equipped with connections for just about every modern audio source available. A prominent docking bay on top includes the older 30-pin Apple connection, so while this will fit most models of iPods, iPhones, and iPads in use today, current generation Apple devices that require a Lightning connection such as the iPhone 5 and iPad mini won't work without an adaptor.
The speaker features Bluetooth connectivity with a 33-foot range, ports for connecting both 3.5 mm and RCA audio plugs, and slots for SD memory cards and USB drives. There's even a built-in CD player and AM/FM radio with an alarm clock and up to 30 preset channels.
The connection options alone would make this a solid docking tower, but the NH-6500 easily works as a guitar amp as well. With a separate guitar control, musicians can pipe in their own tunes through the twin subwoofers and tweeters. With the grip on the back of the case and the detachable stand, the speaker can easily be carried and set up to fill a room. It even comes with a remote control and composite/S-video outputs to record your own jams.
We've seen some impressive audio docks in the past, but few have offered nearly as many different options for playing music as this one, and none have been doubled as a guitar amp. This is definitely the sort of thing a guitarist wanting to save some space could use.
NYNE's NH-6500 Home Audio Speaker is now available from select retailers for US$899.95.