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GEAR4 HouseParty 4 Speaker Dock with FM Radio for iPod

by Gear 4
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (243 customer reviews)

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  • AC Power Adapter Supplied: Yes
  • EQ Presets: 8 Presets (Normal rock Jazz Classic Pop Metal Vocal User Defined) 10 band Equalizer
  • FM Radio Frequency Range: 87.5 - 108MHz
  • FM Recorder: No
  • FM Tuner: Yes
  • 30W total speaker output from two 3" drivers
  • Built-in FM radio with 10 programmable preset stations
  • 7 preset EQ settings:Off, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Flat, Classic, Bass, Acoustic bass channel
  • Easy iPod play - plug your iPod in and it plays automatically
  • Backlit buttons
  • Hidden LED display
  • Hidden cable compartment

Is this a gift? Please note that this item ships in its own packaging and cannot be gift-wrapped or concealed.

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 31 x 20 x 20 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.3 Kg
  • Item model number: PG296
  • ASIN: B0018DKQWK
  • Date first available at 8 Jun 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (243 customer reviews)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

With HouseParty 4, experience great sound and design in one. The two 3” speakers pump out 30W of crystal-clear, bass-rich sound from your iPod, the inbuilt FM radio or other music players. Its acoustically designed bass channel enhances low resonance sound and, with 6 preset EQ settings, your music can be matched to different bass and treble levels.The design features include a fabric grill, brushed metal finish, backlit buttons and a hidden LED display, which all combine to offer a super-stylish speaker system for any room of the house

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330 of 332 people found the following review helpful
By Mr. T. S. James VINE VOICE
I bought this Gear4 HouseParty 4 after much searching and comparison of similarly priced iPod Speaker Docks. Whilst eventually I would like to purchase a Bose Sounddock, at the moment I just need something to replace my CD player which has had it after many, many years. The criteria for my purchase was the best sound quality possible, whilst costing around £50 - £60. Which I felt was a reasonable price for a decent Speaker Dock.

I ordered this based on the number of high reviews here on Amazon, although I was a bit dubious about the speakers capabilities having never owned a speaker dock before and not having the ability to test one before buying. I took the plunge anyway and when the unit arrived I was amazed!

It's smaller than I was expecting, very simple clean design, will easily fit anywhere in a room and has a very slim credit card style remote control. Took me a few minutes to setup and even though the instruction manual was a few pages long, you don't really need to read it, this unit is really simple to use. I'm using this with an iPhone 3G and all I had to do was dock the iPhone, it'll ask if I want to turn on Airplane Mode so as to reduce interference from the phone and that's it away you go. If a song is already playing on your iPod/iPhone it'll keep playing when you insert it into the dock. If like me you're using an iPhone, as soon as you remove it from the Speaker Dock it'll automatically turn off Airplane Mode which is a nice touch, saves you keep going into the settings on the phone.

The sound quality of this unit is really quite good, better than I was expecting, bearing in mind that this is replacing my main CD unit.
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61 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great quality 1 Jan 2009
By burtie
I brought this system to go in the kitchen with my ipod.I looked around for a bit and yes bose probably are the best but for far more money.I got it for 60quid and ive been really pleased with it.The sound is very good and clear and the bass excellent.It is quite suprising when you turn it right up the amount of noise that comes out such a small system.It also has a built in radio and a neat little remote that both work well.To get all this for 60quid or less is a bargain.Definately purchase if your looking for a good all round system without paying silly money.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little item! 22 Oct 2009
If you are looking at this and thinking of buying .. stop wasting any more time and order it now!! I spent ages looking for one of these that I thought would be any good without spending hundreds of pounds, I've had this item for three weeks now and couldn't be happier. The dock sits in my kitchen/dining room but is loud enough to be heard all over the downstairs, it has a neat and stylish design, the radio is a lovely addition and the sound is excellant, not tinny in the slightest and it can cope with playing base even at top levels!! - great little item!!
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy Shopper! 9 Jun 2010
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After a lot of research - checking customer reviews etc I decided to buy this item. We already have a Bose speakers dock which cost a lot more, looks good and produces fab quality sound but I wanted a cheaper one for my office. I was worried that any other make would be a poor substitute but this little beauty has come up trumps! I set both units up side by side and I have to admit that I was bowled over by the quality. The added bonus of an inbuilt radio makes this perfect. I would happily recommend this item
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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it 4 Mar 2010
By Dougie
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I researched before buying read amazon customer reviews and they were all right. It is a great little piece of kit for playback. This is great for the bedroom too. Nice vol control for listening to favourites as you drift off. It is asthetically pleasing too- photos dont do it justice. If you are looking for a docking station for ipod then go for this one. Decent price on Amazon more expensive elsewhere. I have ipod nano 5th generation works fine.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value for money & charges new chromatic 20 July 2009
By Al
I bought this for my 14 year old son, after much research trying to find a dock that would play and charge the Nano Chromatic. This does - and I am now going to buy one for myself as this really is impressive value for money. Simply plug in, pop in your I-pod and away you go. With adaptors for other I-pod models and the facility to connect any other make of MP3 player too, this has great sound quality, can pack a punch in terms of volume and looks classy too.
What more could you want for such a great price?
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars just fab 29 Oct 2008
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Just received this item, on the recommendation of the two previous reviews. What value for money, it sounds good, definately not tinny, equaliser, fm radio and a remote all for £45 brill! I've decided to use it as a portable instead of home stereo, even though its slightly bulky the sound is good, i had purchased another one for £100 but i think this is definately good value. My only gripe is that the cables not long enough! Go on give it a try.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars over the moon 1 Nov 2010
By george
absoloutley over the moon with this piece of kit it does everything all the other reviews say. I did a bit of research before I bought this and was so impressed by the reviews for it I decided to go ahead. The sound is amazing for a fraction of the cost of what I was considering paying.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very pleased
Published 27 days ago by Y FISHER
5.0 out of 5 stars It's great
Pretty load, base-ey and use get a remote, paid 40 quid at the time, has been redundant for years now.

As I just use my laptop or computer.
Published 1 month ago by mandeep singh
5.0 out of 5 stars Good value & sounds great
It sounds like a more expensive unit, good balance of base to treble & good volume, have been using it for a few years now so is also reliable.
Published 4 months ago by A. MORRIS-JONES
5.0 out of 5 stars Good loud clear.
Very good. Just writing the review after using it for over a year. Use the radio every day and ipod dock when the bbq gets fired up. Recommended. Good sound and loud enough. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jody b
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It
I use this station every day and have had no problems with it. My iPod Nano works perfectly with it and the sound quality is very good. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon fan
3.0 out of 5 stars GREAT .. but remote doesnt work :'(
I brought this as a Christmas present for my partner.
The sound is perfect, its loud, crisp and the dock works with little complications.. HOWEEEEVERR... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Miss Kimberley Atkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars GEAR4 HouseParty 4 Speaker Dock with FM Radio for iPod
this is a good piece of kit bass good sound good and very useful portable speaker for carry around.
Published 7 months ago by hello
1.0 out of 5 stars Oh dear!
The iPod kept popping off it so it didn't charge, just no good at all. Sent it back - customer service was good. New one did exactly the same. We gave up on it.
Published 10 months ago by pop
5.0 out of 5 stars Docking
Excellent piece of kit. Old stereo, amp. speakers, turntable, twin cassette deck all dumped. WOULD purchase again sound quality is vgood for a small item
Published 10 months ago by Mr. Gordon Gray
5.0 out of 5 stars Boom
This a powerfull little box more than needed, the remote and radio make it rocking unit. The only downside is the radio is not DAB
Published 11 months ago by The Hackpacker
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