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ION Tailgater Portable PA System for iPod

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  • Product Type:Portable speakers with Apple dock
  • Width:31.8 cm
  • Enclosure Colour:Black
  • Height:35.6 cm
  • Weight:9.2 kg
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight9 Kg
Product Dimensions45.7 x 35.6 x 45.7 cm
Item model numberION TAILGATER
Output Wattage16 watts
Colour ScreenNo
Wattage16 watts
  
Additional Information
ASINB0026JKO7M
Best Sellers Rank 17,112 in Musical Instruments (See top 100)
Shipping Weight11 Kg
Date First Available14 April 2009
  
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Product Description

Product Description

Portable PA System with Universal Dock for iPod,iPhone

Manufacturer's Description

The Ultimate Portable Speaker System for iPod, Rock out Loud wherever you go.

The ION Tailgater is the perfect accessory for any Party. Just dock your iPod and create the soundtrack to your party from your iPod music library. It features a built-in rechargeable battery that lasts for over 12 hours, so you can use it inside or out without needing to be near a plug. It comes with a professional microphone for singing, speeches or presentations. It also features inputs for additional audio sources e.g. electric guitars, microphones, MP3 players and more.

Multiple inserts with adjustable gain

Play it Loud

Turn it up loud, Tailgater delivers quality audio output that can be heard from a range of over 150ft (that’s the length of an average football pitch to me and you or 45.72 metres) so it’s perfect for small to medium sized venues and can be used inside or out, you can also connect multiple Tailgaters together for larger events. Tailgater is compact and lightweight enough to carry around with you.

Perfect for Musicians andPerformers

Enjoy the freedom to perform anywhere. The Tailgater gives you more than your average amp, play music from your iPod or plug in an Electric Guitar or other musical instrument via the RCA and 1/4" Stereo inputs. Plug in the included Microphone and provide the entertainment yourself. The individual volume controls allow you to perfectly balance the sound from the mic/stereo inserts as well as the Aux (RCA) and iPod playback separately. The included Microphone features a handy on/off switch and comes with the mic cable attached, ready for use.

Professional Microphone and Cable Included

Great for Presentations

If you want to be sure you are heard at your next presentation or speech, Tailgater is great for a multitude of business uses: mobile sales pitches, product presentations, trade shows and more, everything you need is included in the box, and there’s no fiddly set up required.

Ultra Portable

Tailgater features built-in recessed handles for easy carrying, take it to the park, the beach, your next camping trip or rock out to your favourite songs in your garden. It’s small yet powerful so it also makes a great stereo around the home.

To Charge or not to Charge

Fully charged its long-life, built-in rechargeable battery can play music at full volume for over 12 hours. Full Charge from mains power takes 4 hours and the on-board LED battery indicator lets you monitor the charge level. Tailgater can also work off of the mains power using the included power cable. There is also the option to charge your iPod whilst it is docked.

Made from Tough Stuff

Tailgater has a heavy-duty rugged casing to withstand the rigours of Portable audio use.

iPod/iPhone Compatibility

ION’s Tailgater bears the “Made for iPod” logo which means it has been designed specifically to connect to iPod and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards.

Compatible iPod Models

  • iPod Classic 80GB 120GB 160GB
  • iPod Touch 8GB 16GB 32GB
  • iPod 5th Generation
  • iPod Touch 3rd Generation
  • iPod Nano 3rd Generation
  • iPod Colour Display
  • iPod Nano 5th Generation
  • iPod 5th Generation
  • iPod Photo 30GB 40GB or 60GB
  • iPod Touch 2nd Generation
  • iPod Nano 2nd Generation
  • iPod Mini 1st and2nd Generation
  • iPod Nano 4th Generation
  • iPod Nano 1GB 2GB 4GB
  • iPod Click Wheel
*iPod (dock connector) 10GB, 15GB, 20GB, 30 GB or 40GB, iPod (Touch Wheel) and iPod (scroll wheel) 5GB or 10GB, will play music while docked but will not charge.
**Other non-docking personal music players can be connected using either a line or headphone output (cable not included)

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ms. S. Broadbridge on 1 Jun 2010
Bought this for my cheer squad and was really pleased with the size of it (portable), the sound is great even though its small enough to carry.
Has a microphone with it and can plug in any ipod and charges it too.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Clarissa on 3 Feb 2011
We purchased this for a couple of events we had planned, and certainly weren't disappointed. We were able to use our iPods with it, and also, because it came with a microphone, it worked brilliantly as a public address system.

I believe you can connect other things and use it as an amp, but purely as a sound system, we were very happy. There was no noticeable sound distortion, even when it was loud.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. Lister on 8 July 2013
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I bought two of these with some other kit, and have used these on all sorts of events, mostly cycling events, as it sits on my bike rack secured with a couple of short bungees no problem and is not too heavy. These units are very robust and they have taken a fair bit of battering! (And while not recommended, they've been rained on a few times with no lasting problems. I keep a plastic bag to cover up in emergency!)

Have used it for speeches in public places, music at parties, live singing/guitar and they work very well. The supplied microphone lead is quite thin and might not be long enough for some situations, and broke from use, so I replaced it with a decent, longer XLR to 1/4" jack lead. The mic works fine, and while not top quality, it has a close range to cut out background noise, so I have to remind speakers to hold the mic close to their mouth and to speak up a bit, and NOT hold the mic by their chest, then they can be heard nice and loudly! When people see these out and about, they always comment how good it is. (Especially on various rides and events we do!)

One of these units was apparently dead on arrival and on further investigation, it worked off mains but not from battery. The battery comes out from a flap underneath the unit, and on testing with a multimeter, it was under voltage, so must have been old stock. Despite 2 days of charging, no life, so I ordered a replacement battery (RITAR RT1250 or equivalent 12v battery) and it works fine. I also have a proper battery charger rather than use this unit's own charger, which charges the battery rapidly, but I think at the cost of battery lifespan. Given that I use this unit infrequently, this is fine, otherwise use the internal charger as normal. With the new battery, I've never managed to run out of battery..
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Fordiebuy on 7 Dec 2011
This item is ideal for our needs. It is compact and easily portable but provides a loud enough sound for our dancing practises in a large hall.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By olawunmi on 9 July 2013
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Works! Louder than expected :)
Definitely exceeded my expectations
The only thing is it doesn't have wheels so would have to carry.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By lorrie on 17 Feb 2012
Bought the Tailgater for my son for Christmas - he really loved it and sound was great. Unfortunately it only lasted 6 weeks and stopped working completely. I have to say Customer Service was brilliant and faulty item was picked up within days and my refund was given within days of company receiving it back. I decided not to try another one as reviews have not been great on this product.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Essex Dancer on 28 Oct 2010
I recently purchased this ION Tailgater and it arrived very promptly. Sadly, I had to return it as the unit would not work on battery supply, as advertsied, only mains. I was impressed with the quick returns procedure and the courier collection. Sadly, the 2nd unit had the same problem and had to be returned. The returns team thought it may have been a faulty batch or perhaps very old stock? Whilst disappointed the return was dealt with very professionally and within days of returning the 2nd unit I was credited with a refund. The actual sound system is very portable and ideal for my use as a dance teacher.

...............Essex
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. John Pitcher on 15 Nov 2010
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Used one of these before for a small party & a quiz evening. Thought I would get one myself for small events, Not dissapointed. Need it to use at small regular gatherings and the performance is stunning. Will be using two units for a Xmas party of 50 & these will do very well' OK not a super disco unit but for the price and battery powered it's just damn good.
Used with IPod, phone, laptop and CD player; does the business.
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