Review: Arcam rCube
British speaker company Arcam has a cute little black box it calls the rCube. Yes, it’s an iPod/iPhone dock, but don’t get this confused with the hundreds of cheap speaker-things you can buy at Target. The price, $799, tells you something, but this isn’t just some overpriced designer handbag. This is an audiophile’s iPod dock.
See what Michael Berk at Sound and Vision recently had to say about it:
But after spending some time with this little cube, I think that Arcam really got it right here. This isn’t a manufacturer slapping an impressive nameplate on an otherwise uninteresting product. Massively functional, minimally styled, and dead simple to use, this is one of the most impressive iOS docking stations I’ve yet seen.
Overall, the rCube’s output seemed true to its sources, and given the range of content you’re likely to be feeding it from an iPod or iPhone, it’s revealing enough that you’ll easily be able to distinguish your grainy, indistinct 128 kbps mp3 files from your lossless material. There’s plenty of detail on tap here; and it’s not at all a chore to listen too at length.
Read the rest of the review here at Sound and Vision.