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Pure Contour 200i Wireless Digital Music System with AirPlay and Docking Station Speaker for iPad 1 2 3 / Iphone 1 2 3 3gs 4 4s / Ipod Touch Classic Nano

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  • Apple AirPlay for wireless music streaming from iPod touch, iPhone, iPad or iTunes on PC/Mac
  • Dock for iPod, iPhone and iPad enables you to charge your device, or play content without using AirPlay
  • 36W RMS digital quality sound
  • Free iOS Lounge app for thousands of internet radio stations and on-demand content
  • Multiroom audio solution via iTunes

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 37.1 x 19 x 22.9 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 4.4 Kg
  • Item model number: VL-61708
  • ASIN: B007Q1831E
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 26 Mar. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Contour 200i Air – Don’t just play it, AirPlay it

Contour 200i Air is a compact, powerful digital music system featuring Apple’s wireless streaming technology, AirPlay, Pure Stream* for wireless streaming of radio and music via the Pure Connect app on Android or iOS devices, and a dock for your iPod, iPhone or iPad.

Easy to use and with a room-filling sound, Contour 200i Air also includes a digital output, remote control and input for other audio sources.

Get Connected

Setting up your Contour 200i Air to use AirPlay takes just a few simple steps if you are connecting to your network with a wireless connection or via an Ethernet cable.

Once an AirPlay connection is set up, using AirPlay is really easy, you simply select what you want to listen to on your Apple device and you'll hear it on your Contour 200i Air.

To set up a multiroom wireless speaker system, simply put a Contour 200i Air in any room and you can send audio to them all simultaneously from iTunes.

All the Music You Want, Whenever You Want

AirPlay is Apple's standard for streaming high quality music and other media over Wi-Fi or Ethernet. AirPlay lets you stream music wirelessly to Contour 200i Air from a compatible iPod, iPhone or iPad or from iTunes on your computer using a Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection. AirPlay enables both the streaming of high quality audio plus two-way synchronisation – change volume on one device and the level is mirrored on the other.

If you have the iOS Pure Connect app you can also use AirPlay to stream all the Pure Connect content to your Contour 200i Air. If you use iTunes, AirPlay can also stream to multiple systems in multiple rooms.

The Pure Connect app brings millions of tracks, thousands of radio stations, and more to your Contour 200i Air, wirelessly using Pure Stream, or by docking your Apple device. Available free of charge and with versions suitable for both iOS and Android devices, the Pure Connect app gives you free access to thousands of internet radio stations, on demand programmes, podcasts, audiobooks and more, tracks stored locally on your device, as well as a huge catalogue of tracks via the Pure Music** subscription service.

Engineering Excellence

To make sure you get the most from your music, Contour 200i Air has been engineered to deliver 36W RMS of highly detailed audio with twin bass ports helping to provide a rich rounded sound. The built-in dock supports most iPod, iPhone and iPad models and enables you to charge your device and control playback using the supplied remote control.

Other features include easy network connection setup, an input for connecting other audio devices, and a digital output for connecting to an external amplifier or hi-fi system.

*Suitable for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad running iOS 5 or above. Free Pure Connect app required.
**Currently available in the UK. See www.pure.com/availability for services in other regions.

Box Contains

Contour 200i Air
Remote control
Mains power supply
User guide
3 year warranty card

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This is an updated review based on a weeks use with the newly released firmware

**Air Play Update** [If you're experiencing connectivity issues with AirPlay and have an active microwave oven within 6 metres of the Contour 200i Air (or your iPhone/iPad) the microwave may well be the cause. Microwave ovens emit radio waves/radiation that has a very similar frequency to WiFi and will disrupt WiFi connectivity. I tested the Contour 200i Air with an iPhone 4S and an 800w Microwave that was 4 metres away from the speaker. I streamed audio to the speaker using AirPlay without any problem, then switched on the microwave and within 4 seconds the AirPlay connection failed. I could not reconnect AirPlay to the speaker, until I had powered the Contour 200i Air off and on again. So be careful where you situate your speaker if it is in or very near a kitchen. Note, this connectivity problem is not specific to the Contour 200i Air, all WiFi signals are disrupted by nearby microwaves]

The speaker is solidly built, compact (37 x 23 x 17cm), made to a very high specification. It's matte black in colour, bisected by a silver band that houses the buttons. The solid back houses the Ethernet port, 3.5mm Audio in, DC power input, WiFi setup button and a digital coax connector. The front is made of speaker fabric under which are housed the two 9cm drive units (rated at 18W RMS each), between which protrudes a shallow tray on which is the standard Apple dock connector. On the underside between shallow sturdy rubberised feet are two downward firing bass ports. Location of the unit effects the quality of the bass - placed on fabric the bass will be more muted, placed on a solid hollow object (kitchen cabinet) the bass will have more resonance.
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I got this item as an exchange after trying the philips fidelio (which doesn't work by the way). I wasn't expecting much after the disappointment with other products but was so pleasantly surprised after all.

First of all, I got this because of the AirPlay functionality, and I'm keeping it because it actually works, even though my wireless router is a bit far off in another room. I found that a couple of times when connection was not flawless it was due to slow internet connection (which made my Apple TV slow to resend the sound data to the device) rather than anything else. Besides my router is crap and still most of the time the connection is excellent. Connection always seems to be best with a computer, Apple TV or iPad. With iPhone, not quite the same. The sound gets interrupted sometimes. I'm putting it down to the iPhone (mine is 4S) which probably is not as fast as other devices and cannot handle the relay of data. I imagine newer phones (5 and future generations) will be better equipped to handle this.

Second. The quality of sound. I was blown away when I first tried it. The sound is clear and completely fills the room. Perhaps this is not enough for musicians who have professional knowledge of sound equipment, but is more than I expected and I am a bit finicky about my speakers and headphones.

Third. It looks beautiful with an iPod, iPhone or iPad docked. I have an old iPod which I no longer use cause I carry all my music in my iPhone, so I just leave it permanently docked. The device readily recognises which device is playing, the one docked or the one over the AirPlay and switches swiftly from one to another.

Now, for the downside.
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This is the most frustrating item I have EVER owned. The sound is good when it works but to keep it connected to my wifi is a total nightmare. I have two Apple airport expresses connected to speakers and never,ever have any issues with these. If you use the Contour 200 as a dock it forgets the wifi connection and you have to spend hours reconnecting and often despite the white light suggesting all is well, it will not work. It cuts out mid song and will not reconnect. Then for some reason despite not touching anything it will just work. If I had issues with the Airport express connectivity I would blame the router but it is only ever this I have issues with. Not fit for purpose!
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On the whole I am pleased with the Pure Contour 200i Air speaker.
As some of the other reviewers have mentioned the sound output is heavy on the base, however for my needs (speaker in the kitchen) it's adequate and compliments my AppleTV hooked up to the entertainment system in the living room.
It should be noted that multi-play on more than one Airplay speaker can only be sourced from iTunes on your PC/MAC, iOS does not support Airplay multi-speakers, however by using the Remote app on your device and remotely accessing the PC/MAC iTunes library multi-speaker output can be achieved via your Apple device.
I have an iPhone 4S iOS5.1.1 and the Airplay wireless connection to my BT Homehub 3 is flawless, very stable with no drops outs. The wireless set up is straightforward with clear instructions in the accompanying Owners Manual. The speaker and wireless connection is always `On' and easily available from the list of speakers on iTunes or the device within the Airplay "button". During set up the name of the speaker can be changed for ease of id.
The supplied remote has a number of useful features and works well, handy for volume control amongst other functions; the battery (CR2025) is easily accessible in the event of change.
The speaker itself has weight and feels substantial. It has a rubber footing on the base that suppresses any vibration.
I have a silicone skin cover on my iPhone 4S and I do not have remove this when docking into the speaker, which by the way has a very positive connection and when docked my iPhone charges up.
It is approx 36cm/14" in width and 23cm/9" high. The button on top LHS switches between Standby and Sleep and On, however the speaker status will auto wake up when it recognises Airplay from the device/PC/MAC.
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