Harman The Bridege II Docking Station - THE BRIDGE II

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Overall Satisfaction
5
Value
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Ease of Use
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Performance

I bought this for my wife so she could easily plug her Nano into our new H/K 3490. Recently our ancient Sony receiver bought the farm, so I've updated all of our components. This Bridge works very well. I really like how it integrates with the H/K 3490. Our various iPods are all dockable with the included adaptors, and they all charge while docked. The song and artist info is displayed on the receiver screen. My iPhone works differently. It isn't listed as supported, although the iPod Touch is. The iPhone charges in the Bridge and is controllable by the H/K remote, but the song and artist info is not displayed on the receiver. Rather, the remote directly controls the iPhone and you can use the iPhone screen controls to pick songs and playlists. I gave it a 5 on ease of use because it comes with adequate instructions on how to use the H/K 3490 remote with the Bridge II. I had no trouble navigating songs and playlists, though it does take some practice to get the hang of it. How does it sound? Well, I've encoded my iTunes music between 192 and 256 kbps in AAC. I was impressed by the clarity of the sound coming through the speakers. I've played iPods through my old stereo without a dock, and it often sounded muddy and underpowered. So now I have a 100 watt receiver, the Bridge II, and Mirage Omnisat v2 speakers and I am very happy with the sound. What part the Bridge II plays in sound quality I don't really know, but it certainly makes the process of playing your compressed digital music from your iPod/iPhone easy and fun. It looks very modern and minimalist, which appeals to me. It is not obtrusive or clunky looking. So aesthetically it rates a 5 for me. I gave it a 4 for value, simply because it was not inexpensive. I feel that the quality should be worth it, but only time will tell if that perception is born out.

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form and function is top notch

by Ross on 12/27/2008

I bought this for my wife so she could easily plug her Nano into our new H/K 3490. Recently our ancient Sony receiver bought the farm, so I've updated all of our components. This Bridge works very well. I really like how it integrates with the H/K 3490. Our various iPods are all dockable with the included adaptors, and they all charge while docked. The song and artist info is displayed on the receiver screen. My iPhone works differently. It isn't listed as supported, although the iPod Touch is. The iPhone charges in the Bridge and is controllable by the H/K remote, but the song and artist info is not displayed on the receiver. Rather, the remote directly controls the iPhone and you can use the iPhone screen controls to pick songs and playlists. I gave it a 5 on ease of use because it comes with adequate instructions on how to use the H/K 3490 remote with the Bridge II. I had no trouble navigating songs and playlists, though it does take some practice to get the hang of it. How does it sound? Well, I've encoded my iTunes music between 192 and 256 kbps in AAC. I was impressed by the clarity of the sound coming through the speakers. I've played iPods through my old stereo without a dock, and it often sounded muddy and underpowered. So now I have a 100 watt receiver, the Bridge II, and Mirage Omnisat v2 speakers and I am very happy with the sound. What part the Bridge II plays in sound quality I don't really know, but it certainly makes the process of playing your compressed digital music from your iPod/iPhone easy and fun. It looks very modern and minimalist, which appeals to me. It is not obtrusive or clunky looking. So aesthetically it rates a 5 for me. I gave it a 4 for value, simply because it was not inexpensive. I feel that the quality should be worth it, but only time will tell if that perception is born out. Read More

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form and function is top notch

by Ross on 12/27/2008

I bought this for my wife so she could easily plug her Nano into our new H/K 3490. Recently our ancient Sony receiver bought the farm, so I've updated all of our components. This Bridge works very well. I really like how it integrates with the H/K 3490. Our various iPods are all dockable with the included adaptors, and they all charge while docked. The song and artist info is displayed on the receiver screen. My iPhone works differently. It isn't listed as supported, although the iPod Touch is. The iPhone charges in the Bridge and is controllable by the H/K remote, but the song and artist info is not displayed on the receiver. Rather, the remote directly controls the iPhone and you can use the iPhone screen controls to pick songs and playlists. I gave it a 5 on ease of use because it comes with adequate instructions on how to use the H/K 3490 remote with the Bridge II. I had no trouble navigating songs and playlists, though it does take some practice to get the hang of it. How does it sound? Well, I've encoded my iTunes music between 192 and 256 kbps in AAC. I was impressed by the clarity of the sound coming through the speakers. I've played iPods through my old stereo without a dock, and it often sounded muddy and underpowered. So now I have a 100 watt receiver, the Bridge II, and Mirage Omnisat v2 speakers and I am very happy with the sound. What part the Bridge II plays in sound quality I don't really know, but it certainly makes the process of playing your compressed digital music from your iPod/iPhone easy and fun. It looks very modern and minimalist, which appeals to me. It is not obtrusive or clunky looking. So aesthetically it rates a 5 for me. I gave it a 4 for value, simply because it was not inexpensive. I feel that the quality should be worth it, but only time will tell if that perception is born out. Read More

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Product Overview

Is your home entertainment system incomplete without music from your iPod. Thanks to The Bridge II docking station, connection and control are completely within your power. The Bridge II connects directly to Harman Kardon x55 receiver series and allows you to use your system' s remote to seamlessly select and play audio and video content guided by easy to read on screen or front panel messages.

Specifications

Manufacturer Harman Kardon
Mfg Part# THE BRIDGE II
SKU 208072337
UPC 028292506307
UPC 14 00028292506307
Features
Product Type Cradle
Height 1.2"
Width 4.5"
Depth 4.5"
Connectivity Technology Wired
Brand Name Harman
Charging Capability Yes
Manufacturer Harman International Industries, Inc
Product Model The Bridge ll
Product Name The Bridge ll Digital Player Cradle
Device Supported Digital Player
Manufacturer Part Number THE BRIDGE II
Package Contents The Bridge ll Digital Player Cradle5 x Clear Dock AdaptersBlack InsertAdapter for use with The Bridge ready products
Weight (Approximate) 6 oz
Tech Specs
Interfaces/Ports Proprietary
Product Type Digital Player Cradle
Manufacturer Part Number THE BRIDGE II
Manufacturer Website Address www.harman.com
Manufacturer Harman International Industries, Inc
Product Model The Bridege II
Product Name The Bridege II Docking Station
Brand Name Harman
Package Contents The Bridege II Docking Station 5 x clear dock adapters Black insert Adapter for use with The Bridge-ready products
Compatibility Apple - Digital Player iPod
Wireless Technology Not Applicable
Dimensions 1.18" Height x 4.49" Width x 4.49" Depth
Weight (Approximate) 6 oz
Connectivity Technology Wired
Charging Capability Yes
Compatible Devices Digital Player
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