Cambridge Audio iD100

The Good Great design. Excellent connectivity. Component video output.

The Bad No analog output — just had to point that out. Pricey.

The Bottom Line The Cambridge Audio iD100 is a great little iPad-compatible digital audio dock that boasts a solid build and great sound when mated with a suitable decoder.

Editors' Rating
8.4 Overall

Review

Cambridge Audio iD100

Apple's iPad has been on the market now for 12 months, and even with the amount of advance notice we had — through rumours, patent applications and so on — it still seemed to take the industry by surprise.

While we saw our first standalone iPad dock in December, it's taken a little while longer for docks to appear that you can connect to your hi-fi system. The Cambridge Audio iD100 is the first we've seen.

Unlike other docks you might have seen, the iD100 is a purely digital device so you'll need either a home cinema receiver or an external DAC to get any sound out of it. Of course, Cambridge Audio suggests connecting this directly to its own DacMagic device.

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