Bayan 7 iPod and iPhone Speaker Dock
The Bayan 7 is a relatively simple design affair – a clear perspex pane with a large subwoofer sticking through it, about a foot cubed in size. There are other elements embedded in the perspex, with tweeters in the upper corners and mid-range speakers just below. In the lower corners, there are 30 pin Apple docks that support a range of iPhone and iPod hardware.
The winders that you see at the top of the picture allow for accurate positioning of the iPhone / iPod support, accommodating a range of device thicknesses.
The cube containing the woofer has a few grooves in the sides, giving it a stylish edge. The infrared receiver is located on the right hand iPod dock.
The tweeter cage is made of the Bayan logo and the mid-range speaker is covered in a fine high quality metal grille.
The power button is visible near the middle of this photo. When turned on, the clear circle lights up blue and flashes whenever there’s an input on the radio control; when on standby the circle is red. The perspex is quite thick, about 2/3 of an inch.
Viewed from the side, the depth of the cube is quite substantial. The iPod docks also extend behind for some reason.
This shot shows the woofer breather hole on the top left, as well as hardware controls (almost inaccessible). There is an on/off switch, a USB charging socket for powering an iPad or other device (thus, should be capable of 2.1W of output), auxiliary 3.5mm stereo jack and volume controls.
With both iPhones plugged in (here an iPhone 3GS and an iPhone 4) you can see that both are being powered and sit just below the mid-range speaker.
In this photo we’ve connected the Nexus 7 tablet via 3.5mm stereo and USB for power. There isn’t really a dock provided, so you’ll have to have a bit of space if you plan on using anything other than an iPhone or iPod.
The Bayan 7 comes with an instruction manual, support document and of course the remote control. The remote control is functional but not ergonomic, with rounded corners not providing much of a lesson in comfort. There are buttons for selecting the input, raising or lowering the volume, playing, pausing, skipping tracks as well as more advanced concepts like shuffling and repeating tracks.