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The mStation 2.1 Stereo Tower offers an alternative design befitting a home office or dorm, but it packs enough punch to rock a room many times that size.

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The main power switch and the DC input reside in the back and bottom of one of the support legs.
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The mStation 2.1 Stereo Tower features several other physical attributes that are worth noting. First, there's the built-in iPod dock on the top of the subwoofer cylinder. When your player is cradled here, it charges automatically--always a nice touch. Behind the dock is an auxiliary line input, which allows for compatibility with any other audio source.
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At the top of each leg are the two speaker connections, and this is where the questionable construction becomes apparent. The speakers, which are shipped completely detached from the base, are meant to be rotatable. Unfortunately, this makes it difficult to get a completely straight and flush fit between the speakers and the legs.
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No doubt about it, the mStation Stereo Tower is for bass addicts. The large, bottom-firing subwoofer really does its job. It's probably one of the only iPod speakers we've tested where we could actually feel the bass. This unit is perfect for parties.
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The 2.1 Stereo Tower is unlike any other iPod speaker we've come across, if only because it is about the size of a 6-year-old child (3.5 feet tall). A circular base (measuring about 12 inches across) supports two "legs," which hold up the large, cylindrical subwoofer unit.

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