The Coolest iPod Dock Ever

Nov 12th, 2009 | By | Category: iPod Accessories, iPods & Portable Media Players

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The iPod has inspired a lot of really boring me-too iPod docks.

They weren’t good enough for Pete Verrando, though, who used a vintage Philco Dynamic Tester to create what could be the coolest iPod dock ever.

The cabinet is a vintage Philco Dynamic Tester, from 1946. Known then as a Signal Tracer, which is just a small amplifier/speaker combination with an external probe for fixing audio equipment.

Inside the cabinet is a 10 watt integrated solid-state amplifier, and a high quality Blaupunkt 5 1/4″ coaxial loudspeaker with a massive ceramic magnet. The cabinet is air-sealed and fiberglass blanketed to create an infinite baffle enclosure.

What is remarkable about this ordinary piece of test gear is the beauty of the cabinet enclosure. It’s heavy gauge steel, with a chromed brass front panel, imprinted with engine turnings. The Philco nameplate on top is reverse painted blue and silver.

This thing looks like you could drive a tank over it.

If you know of any other incredible DIY iPod docks, leave a comment!

via retrothing

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4 Responses to “The Coolest iPod Dock Ever”

  1. Flancher says:

    Very cool. Why can't they build things indestructible like that anymore?

  2. Flancher says:

    Very cool. Why can't they build things indestructible like that anymore?

  3. Squeakyr says:

    sure like they want things to last,huh-right .only us civilians and grunts want that!

  4. so it is cool enough ,the phlco looks like a boom elephont. lol…

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