When one considers thoroughly testing a sound system for ipod, immediately think of a small and compact speaker system, like the great Logitech that we tested recently. But that the box is almost as big as a television can only lead to surprises. And that’s how it was when we got the Philips DC570, a 2.1 system. which acts as the base for Apple’s iPod.

He Philips DC570 is a sound system with an integrated subwoofer that offers us a total output power that is not inconsiderable: 100W RMS. The neighbors are looking forward to its return to the Philips warehouses after the tests.

The team is large, especially in height, with a meter in length. However, it is stylish and has an excellent finish and design, which makes it perfect to have in a corner. Of course, you have to have a plug nearby because it needs continuous power.

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He Philips DC570 It comes with a remote control that can also control the iPod that we place in the base. The system is compatible with iPod touch, iPod classic, iPod nano 3rd generation, iPod 5th generation, iPod with color display, iPod mini, iPod nano 1st generation and iPod nano 2nd generation.

But it is not only limited to reading files from Apple players. If we want, we can play files in MP3 or WMA that we take in one pen drive. For them it has a port right next to the connector for iPods, as well as a 3.5 mm auxiliary input.

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handle the Philips DC570 it has no secrets. The controls are clear and we also have a small screen as support to be able to make the few adjustments that we are allowed. Indeed, we can optimize the sound settings depending on the type of music we are listening to thanks to some preset modes: jazz, rock, pop and classical. However, it does not let us manage that equalization at our whim.

The physical buttons allow us to control the basic functions of the iPod when we connect it to the base, but it does not allow us, for example, to navigate through the menus. Just fast forward, backward or pause an audio track. It is also a pity that the buttons are not backlit. Of course, the Philips DC570 is responsible for recharging the iPod.

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The other control we can exercise over what we hear is dynamic bass boost (DBB), which is really noticeable, but in general it is not necessary due to the very correct response that the system offers by itself.

Since Apple’s iPod doesn’t have a built-in radio, we liked that the Philips dock does include a fm tuner with presets.

He Philips DC570 It costs about 230 euros.