Hot on the heels of its BLIK RadioStation, and versions including an iPod dock, Scottish company Revo has used the IFA show in Berlin to launch the BLOK – an unashamedly luxurious iPod speaker dock.
In place of the usual moulded plastic cabinetry of such docks, Revo has gone for handmade furniture-grade wood, covered with a choice of American walnut or black oak veneers. The cabinet design and materials are as much for audio quality as easthetic design, the company says.
And rather than conventional cone drive units, the Revo BLOK has NXT's Balanced Radiator driver technology, combining the performance of an NXT flat-panel driver with the pistonic movement of a normal speaker unit.
40W of Class D amplification is used to power the unit, and all the trim is made from machined aluminium to complete the luxury feel. The same goes for the KONTROL remote handset supplied as standard, which also uses soft-touch plastics.