"One of the best in a crowded field"4.5 starson by GlennCaton
Pros: Great Sound, Unbeatable Construction
Cons: Made in China, Subwoofer Rolloff Should Be Adjustable, Badly Promoted
Summary: I bought mine nearly a year ago from the Apple Store in Jacksonville, Florida. They had some in stock, but none on display. It was quickly appearant why. While I was testing it with music from my iPod, its phenominally good sound drew a crowd. It really put eveything like it to shame. Had they displayed it they would have rapidly stopped selling all of the "competing" iPod speaker systems.Sadly, over a year down the road Harmon/Kardon still seems unable to put the kind of promotional oomf behind this outstanding product that it deserves. They never advertised it adequately, or came out with updated versions. It works like a champ with my old 80 gig iPod Video. It even works well with my iPhone 3G minus the charging bit. I saw an adapter to make it work with the iPhone, but the iPod Video is such a good match and holds so much more music that I rarely use it with my iPhone.
The bass can be a little boomy, but you can clean that up by using the iPod's Bass Reducer EQ Setting.
Since I have been taking it to work with me, two of my coworkers have also bought their own. We have to take turns in playing our Go + Plays, as they are so strong. They are easily heard for a good distance in a very noisy production environment.
They also use the same radio frequency for the remotes and the same command codes. This means that your remote will control all of the Go + Plays in the area. They need to incorporate alternative codes with a switch in the battery compartment.
Small rubbery doors that cover the receptacles for power, S-video, and USB tend to break off. Harmon Kardon needs to make their replacements available from their web site.
All in all, still the best product in this field.
Updated on Feb 7, 2009
Harmon/Kardon has created or bought so many clever iPod accessories that they failed to commit to. A failure of corporate vision. Sad.