Jane and I are at a crossroads. Our stereo equipment got fried in a power surge, and now we are trying to decide whether to replace the amp, speakers, CD player and turntable (which necessarily would upgrade all of those parts by converting to newer equipment), or instead buying an iPod, nice docking station, and extra hard drive to store music. Monetarily it pretty much works out the same, but we just aren’t sure if we want to make the leap of not having an actual amp and speakers.
In particular, if there are any Pipeline People who have experience with docking stations I’d love to hear what you have to say. I don’t expect my docking station to replicate my old amp and speaker fidelity, but I do expect it to sound very good and have more power than, say, a boom box.
One thing is certain: Electricity killed my stereo! Now I know how Johnny Depp felt in Cry-Baby.