You may remember seeing Orbitsound’s T12 iPod dock / soundbar pop up in our summer buyer’s guide. Today, the firm’s just unveiled the latest in its product family: the Orbitsound T9. As you’ll see, it’s a very similar deal, but with an obvious difference — its size. At 300mm (about 12″) across, it’s almost exactly half the length of its bigger brother (605mm) — but not everything is a straight cut down the middle. Power-wise, this diminutive dock has a peak output of 140W RMS (split 80 on the subwoofer, 35 on the front speakers and 25 on the sides,) and carries the same in- and output options. That means optical, line (phono and 3.5mm) and an iDevice connector going in, and a composite video (for piping those movies on your iPhone to your telly) in the other direction. The included subwoofer helps the device perform the dual roles of iPod dock, and TV soundbar. It’s launching in mid-July in UK retailers, and internationally online for £200 / $249. Luckily, we managed to get our hands on one of the first production models, and took it for a spin, so boogie on past the break for our impressions.
Gallery: Orbitsound T9 hands-on
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