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    Bayan 3 - Small Speaker, Big Sound

    Bayan 3 Speaker Dock for iPod/ iPhone with 45W Power Performance, 5.25" bass and Pseudo-Stereo technology

    Bayan Audio have already rocked the speaker dock scene with their flagship designer dock (the Bayan 7), so it should come as no surprise that it's little brother the Bayan 3 is also formed for function and offers music fans an impressive array of features.

    Using the same sound platform as the Bayan 7 (and others in the range), the compact Bayan 3 offers the same stunning quality of components and organic materials as its big brother. The 9mm solid wood casing and front panel reduces energy dissipation and reflections to channel maximum sound energy towards the front of the speaker to deliver a proportionately powerful, clean and natural distortion-free sound.

    The Bayan 3 speaker dock packs a big punch into a small design, with 45W RMS of power performance alongside 5.25" bass and tuned bass reflex port plus a 2" mid/high frequency speaker.

    Featuring pseudo-stereo technology, listeners can enjoy a rich, wide sound which defies the Bayan 3's modest £99.99 price tag - and with a modern, clean design it will add sleek style to any room in the home.

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    Key Features

    * Pseudo-stereo technology replicates a stereo listening experience
    * 9mm rigid solid wood - enhances efficiency and facilitates a richer sound.
    * 45W RMS power performance will fill any room in the home
    * 5.25" aluminium dome design bass with tuned bass reflex port
    * 2" mid and high range speaker driver
    * Charge & Play dock at the front of the device for iPod/ iPhone
    * 3.5mm and AUX ports at the rear for other device connectivity
    * USB / 3.5mm media port to charge and play tablets
    * 1m cable bundled for easy connection of iPad or non-Apple devices
    * Music and Voice profiles plus bundled IR remote offer full control
    * £99.99 inc VAT and available now
    * Upgradeable wireless connectivity option coming soon*

    Striking design adds a contemporary touch to any living space

    Available in carbon black or white and housed within stunning 9mm solid wood, the compact Bayan 3 promises a contemporary touch for any room inside the home.

    Pseudo-stereo sound backed by 45W RMS power performance

    The Bayan 3 projects an impressive 45W RMS power performance from its small form, channelling outstanding efficiency through a 5.25" aluminium dome design bass and 2" mid / high frequency drivers. A tuned bass reflex port at the rear has been specifically designed to increase the efficiency of the bass speaker which helps shape the sound even at the lowest frequencies.

    The amplifier is constructed using the highest quality components for the perfect breadth of rich sound.

    The already superior Bayan 3 is tuned further with 'pseudo-stereo', a technology which delivers wide sound projection alongside crystal clear vocals to replicate a stereo experience for a truly remarkable sound.

    This combination delivers a big sound which is more than enough to fill any room in the home with depth, detail and distortion-free acoustics.

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    Charge & Play docking port for hours of listening

    The Bayan 3 integrates a front docking port for Apple iPod / iPhone devices which supports Charge & Play functionality. This handy time-saving feature means you can dock your device and play your favourite tunes for hours without having to worry about re-charging the battery before heading out.

    What's more, you can charge and play a wide range of other devices such as Apple iPad or smartphones too, using the rear 3.5mm / USBA ports.

    Natural acoustic - enhancing materials and construction quality

    Speaker Housing: Unlike plastic, the rigid 9mm solid wood casing offers not just a design edge, but helps to reduce energy dissipation from the speaker (ensuring it is delivered at the front as sound rather than vibration within the enclosure to produce a far more lucid output) and improves the overall efficiency of the speaker drivers to deliver a wider frequency response.

    Speaker Quality: Like other speakers in the range, the Bayan 3's quality is driven from the roots; fundamental to this is the use of high grade speaker drivers and materials instead of lower cost components that require digitally-enhancing software to compensate for material deficiencies.

    Bayan use steel speaker frames that enable the drivers to oscillate far more efficiently and ensure minimal energy dissipation, allowing the speakers to produce the widest range of sound with minimum loss.

    This intelligent and refreshing mix of natural and high grade components results in a true 'form follows function' design and delivers a natural, broad soundstage when compared to systems using alternative technologies to compensate for poor construction that result in a tiring synthesised sound.

    Control your music with IR remote and music profiles

    Alongside an acoustic experience which delivers your favourite feel-good tracks with full force and emotion, the Bayan 3 also provides a flexible and easy-to-control way to manage your song choices.

    IR Remote: All Bayan products bundle a IR remote control as standard, which offers full control from the comfort of your favourite listening spot, including track control (play, pause, skip), volume control and mute, adjustment for bass/ treble and the option to put the unit into standby mode simply by lifting a finger.

    Voice mode: The Bayan 3 allows you to switch from Music to Voice mode, an intelligent option which delivers perfect clarity and more pronounced voice whilst listening to audiobooks, podcasts or internet radio on your iPod / iPhone. The power indicator on the top of the unit will change colour to ensure it is always clear which setting has been selected.

    Environmentally-friendly materials add green luxury

    Each product in the Bayan range has been designed not just for optimum sound delivery, but with the environment in mind too. Eco-friendly materials are used where possible for internal components (all lead-free), so the Bayan range uses much less plastic than many competitors.
    This green approach runs through every aspect right down to the product packaging (constructed from recyclable card). Even traditional polythene has been replaced by recycled cloth bags for a hint of green luxury.

    Apple certified with support for a host of audio devices

    Bayan is an Apple licensed partner, and all systems used to connect Apple devices use authentic Apple parts including certain control components, and the finished product has been tested and certified to Apple standards.

    What's more, the Bayan 3 has been approved with Apple's stringent TDMA Noise Rejection tests, promising stable listening which won't be interrupted by any irritating buzzing caused by interference from mobile phones and other radio transmitters when in use.

    The Bayan 3 is compatible with a whole host of audio devices, including:

    Docking through the front connection

    * Apple iPod
    * Apple iPhone

    Connection via 3.5mm/ Aux socket tucked neatly away to the rear

    * Apple iPad
    * Tablet computers
    * Smartphones
    * MP3/ MP4 players
    * Laptops/ PC/ Netbooks / UltraBooks
    * CD/ DVD Players

    A 1m cable is bundled with the Bayan 3 to ensure you are ready to connect your favourite devices as soon as you open the box.

    The well-known seal of Apple approval and extensive compatibility with a range of devices means you can rest assured and take maximum confidence in the quality and reliability of the versatile Bayan range.

    *Wireless Bayan Airstream optional accessory coming soon

    The Bayan Airstream add-on accessory will also be launching in Spring 2012, offering owners of any Bayan speaker an easy and unobtrusive way to upgrade their dock and enjoy wireless music playback without cables or fuss - even if they don't own an Apple device.

    You won't need multiple dongles for each device to send your tunes over the airwaves - instead the Airstream works via a single connector, transmitting wireless audio to any other A2DP Bluetooth compatible device including laptops, smartphones and other non-Apple players. It will even support apt-x CD quality audio streaming.

    Pricing and Availability

    The Bayan 3 is priced at £99.99 inc VAT RRP, and is available now from www.bayanaudio.com, HMV, amazon.co.uk and Tesco online.

    Technical Specification

    Amplifier Power Output 30W (bass), 15W (full range), Total 45W
    Drive Units 1 x 125mm (5.25 ) bass, 1 x 50mm (2 ) full range
    Frequency Range 40 Hz to 18 kHz
    THD (total harmonic distortion) < 1.5 %
    Power input voltage 100V - 240V ~ 50 / 60 Hz
    Standby power consumption 1W
    Inputs 30 pin iPod connector, 2 x 3.5mm jack analogue audio, IR remote
    Outputs USB A power output for charging iPAD
    Dimensions 29cm x 18cm x 23cm
    Net Weight 2.8Kg

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