by Mark Gibbs

Behringer iNuke Boom: The $30,000, 10,000 Watt iPod Dock

Dec 07, 20112 mins
Consumer Electronics

CIO blogger Mark Gibbs wants one of Behringer's new iNuke Boom iPod docks for Christmas…though it's unclear whether or this mother of all media player docks will even fit through the front door

I’ve had a few iPod docks over the last few years and most of them, while decent, were limited in how much sound power they could produce. Much to my amusement I see that the top-end audio products company Behringer has just announced it will soon begin selling the iNuke Boom.

Behringer iNuke Boom

The iNuke Boom is a docking station that will be unveiled at CES 2012 in January in Las Vegas, NV, and it’s going to be a little on the large side and definitely not portable at 8 feet wide, 4 feet tall, and weighing over 700 pounds. The reason for its rnormous size? Its sound output power will be an epic, nay, biblical 10,000 Watts!

Even the price will be monstrous: $29,999.99 (manufacturer’s suggested retail price).

I’m not sure that I want to be anywhere near this thing when it’s turned all the way up — if you were playing some serious “dubstep” the “drop” could well blow out the windows.

All the same, Behringer, if you want someone to review the iNuke Boom, I’m your man.

Update: A friend just asked me where you put the iPod into the iNuke Boom. See that little tiny thing on the top surface? That’s an iPod. Now do you get how big this device is?