Bayan Audio expands dock range with £100 Bayan 3

Bayan 3

We've just tested the £300 Bayan 7 iPod dock in the April 2012 issue of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision, in the shops right now.

Now it's joined by its younger brother, the £100 Bayan 3, which sits alongside the Bayan 5 and Bayan 1 in the range.

Unlike the Bayan 7, which has twin docking ports for two iPhones/iPods, the Bayan 3 makes do with one. Rear 3.5mm and USB inputs allow other, non-Apple devices to be connected.

Power output is a claimed 45W RMS, driving a 5.25in aluminium dome woofer and 2in mid/high frequency unit. There's a tuned bass reflex port at the back of the cabinet.

Bayan says the dock uses "pseudo-stereo technology" to replicate a "stereo listening experience" from the single speaker. The cabinet is made from 9mm solid wood, finished in black or white.

An IR remote control comes as standard, and users can switch between 'music' or 'voice' mode depending on what they're listening to.

Coming this spring is an optional Bayan Airstream upgrade that will transmit audio wirelessly to any A2DP Bluetooth compatible device, and includes support for Apt-X streaming.

The Bayan 3 is available now from the company's website, HMV, Amazon and Tesco online.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.