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ION Audio Block Rocker Bluetooth Portable Speaker System with Wireless Technology

B&H # IOBLOCKRKRBT MFR # BLOCK ROCKER BLUETOOTH
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Product Highlights
  • 2-Way Speaker System
  • Projects Sound Up to 150' (45.7 m)
  • Bluetooth Enabled - 50' (15 m) Range
  • Built-in Cradle for Smartphone or Tablet
  • AM/FM Tuner
  • USB Port for Charging Devices
  • Built-In Rechargeable Battery
  • Integrated Handles and Wheels
  • Microphone Included

The Block Rocker Bluetooth Portable Speaker System with Wireless Technology from Ion is a portable PA system for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, MP3 players, microphones and instruments. It is ideal for use at outdoor parties, sporting events, rallies, or the beach. Constructed from heavy-duty aluminum with a convenient telescoping pull handle, side handles and recessed wheels, the Block Rocker Bluetooth is built for life on the road.

Enabled with Bluetooth technology, you can stream music wirelessly from your iPhone or other device, sending its signal to the Block Rocker within a range of up to 50' (15 m). The Block Rocker also houses a cradle for your device as well as a microphone input and an auxiliary 1/8" input. There is also a built-in digital AM/FM tuner with retractable antenna and a USB charging port. A professional-quality microphone is also included with the Block Rocker.

The 2-way speaker system has an 8" woofer and a 1" tweeter that can output high-fidelity sound from any of your audio sources at distances of up to 150' (45.7 m). The system has a built-in rechargeable battery that lasts up to 12 hours and if you want better sound projection, the cabinet can be mounted on a standard 1-3/8" PA speaker stand with purchase of optional pole mount.

Works with iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android wireless devices
50' (15.2 m) Bluetooth Range
One 1/4" microphone input with gain control, an 1/8" auxiliary input and USB port allow for input from any sound or music source including microphones, instruments, CD players, MP3 players, and more.
An integrated digital AM/FM tuner lets you listen to music, news and sports
Rugged aluminum construction with a retractable primary handle, 2 side handles, and recessed wheels for lasting durability and excellent portability. This lets you use the speaker practically anywhere, whether indoors or outside.
A professional-quality microphone and cable are included for singing and making announcements
The 2-way speaker system features an 8" woofer and a 1" silk dome tweeter with a peak output power of 22W to deliver high-fidelity sound at up to 150'(45.7 m)
The built-in rechargeable battery lasts for up to 50 hours on a full charge
Bluetooth range up to 50'
Recessed wheels and telescoping handle for portability
The speaker can be mounted on a standard 1-3/8" speaker stand for better sound projection. Optional pole mount sold separately.
Built-in cradle for your smartphone, iPad, or other device
Input Voltage 100-120VAC, 60Hz/220-240VAC, 50Hz
Input Wattage 50W
Output Wattage 15W RMS, 22W Peak
Frequency Response 70Hz - 20kHz  (±3dB)
Microphone Type Dynamic Microphone
Woofer 8" (203mm) Woofer (Rated at 50W, 4 Ohms)
Tweeter 1" (25mm) Silk Dome Tweeter (Rated at 20W, 4 Ohms)
Tuner Radio Frequency Range:

US: AM 520-1710kHz (10kHz Spacing) FM 87.5-108MHz

EU: AM 520-1710kHz (9kHz Spacing) FM 87.5-108MHz

Japan: AM 520-1710kHz FM 75.5-90.5MHz

Bluetooth Profiles A2DP Bluetooth Stream at 16-bit, 44.1khz
Mounting Standard Pole Mount
3.15 x 1.4" (80 x 35.5mm) Depth x Diameter
Battery Built-in Rechargeable Lead-Acid Battery (12VDC, 5AHR, 60Wh)
Charge Time: Approx 6 Hours
Battery Life: Up to 50 Hours
Dimensions (HxWxD) 18 x 14.75 x 10" (457 x 375 x 254mm)
Weight 28.2 lbs (12.8kg)
ION Audio Block Rocker Bluetooth Portable Speaker System with Wireless Technology
  • Power Cable
  • Microphone with Cable
  • 1/8" Audio Cable
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Safety Instructions
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty
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    ION AudioBlock Rocker Bluetooth Portable Speaker System with Wireless Technology
     
    4.4

    (based on 23 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to transport (8)
    • Excellent interface (7)
    • Great sound (7)
    • Fast charge (6)
    • Easy to use (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portable electronics (5)
      • Home (4)
      • Outdoor events / games (4)
      • Dj/mixing (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (5), Audiophile (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11), Yes (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Love Love Love!

      I use this sound system for Irish Dance performances, parades, and dance parties. The sound quality and volume is perfect for small to mid-size venues. It is ligter weight than my previous...Read complete review

      I use this sound system for Irish Dance performances, parades, and dance parties. The sound quality and volume is perfect for small to mid-size venues. It is ligter weight than my previous system, and I love the built in handle and wheels. I haven't had to use it to the fullest extent of it's charge (several hours), but so far it has gone over 3 hours and barely drops on the charge meter. For my use, I appreciate the usb mount so I can charge my ipod during shows rather than in the car on the way to the next venue. Also, I haven't used the blue tooth technology yet for my purposes. I highly recommend this system!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great Design, poor execution(battery)

      Great product in theory. Purchased as portable PA and sound system for a triathlon club to be used at training events and races. Purchased in Spring of '13 and battery power stopped working...Read complete review

      Great product in theory. Purchased as portable PA and sound system for a triathlon club to be used at training events and races. Purchased in Spring of '13 and battery power stopped working by Summer's end. Removed and recharged original battery as well as purchased new battery. Battery was not the issue, but seemingly the switch that diverts energy source when unit is not connected to AC. The product now is essentially useless for its intended purpose. Bluetooth is handy as is the microphone jack. Loud enough for a small PA system, but fidelity is not the greatest for music.

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      4.0

      Rock Your Block

      By Kirdog

      from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      Comments about ION Audio Block Rocker Bluetooth Portable Speaker System with Wireless Technology:

      Great concept! Well Built!! I love the Handle for maneuvering into place!!! Good volume, however it is a little tinny. It needs an equalizer or a Bass and Treble Knob! It would be nice to have some way to attach it to a PA Pole!! Great for Parties or while I am Working in the Yard!!!

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      5.0

      Ion block rocker

      By Teacher

      from Kansas

      Comments about ION Audio Block Rocker Bluetooth Portable Speaker System with Wireless Technology:

      This system provides great sound despite its small size. It is easily packs up and goes, battery is very good, along with the Bluetooth. I use it in my physical education class and my students love it.

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      5.0

      Good Stuff

      By Happy customer

      from Lilongwe Malawi

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about ION Audio Block Rocker Bluetooth Portable Speaker System with Wireless Technology:

            The fact that this is 220V that is good for me

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Works GREAT!!!

            By CherylAndy

            from Grand Rapids MI

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to work
            • Lightweight - 30 Lbs
            • Portable

            Cons

            • A little static

            Best Uses

              Comments about ION Audio Block Rocker Bluetooth Portable Speaker System with Wireless Technology:

              Bought this to use at a dinner for 100 people. At first wasn't sure about the microphone but it all worked great. The Hotel wanted $ for a speaker/microphone. For $ - it was well worth the money.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              Pretty Solid!

              By Jammers

              from Toronto, Canada

              Pros

              • Loud Battery Radio

              Cons

              • Bluetooth Quality Meager

              Best Uses

              • Portable party

              Comments about ION Audio Block Rocker Bluetooth Portable Speaker System with Wireless Technology:

              Great performance so far. Bluetooth is handy but there is a fidelity cost for some more complicated music. Use a mini jack for the best sound and bypass the Bluetooth DAC. This unit pretty much rocks. A steal for this much fun.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Best portable sound system

              By gmas

              from ohio

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about ION Audio Block Rocker Bluetooth Portable Speaker System with Wireless Technology:

                    perfect for on the go activities
                    hard casing is durable
                    wheels and extended handle provide easy portability
                    bluetooth works at great distances
                    sound is loud for size of speaker

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Nice.

                    By Tim

                    from Pensacola, FL

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about ION Audio Block Rocker Bluetooth Portable Speaker System with Wireless Technology:

                          For a basic PA system, this is nice. It has blue tooth. I actually tuned in a radio station from another state via I-Heart-Radio and ION found it and played it. Great sound. We have connected a wireless microphone system to it and that works great. This is probably not designed to go on tour with but for PA use (we mounted it on a pole), no problem.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          3.0

                          Not Such a Block Rocker.

                          By JAM2FILMS

                          from Seattle, WA

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about ION Audio Block Rocker Bluetooth Portable Speaker System with Wireless Technology:

                                Pretty disappointed with the fidelity of sound. This device isn't near as powerful as I had hoped. I'd return it but the return shipping costs are literally half what the device is priced at (B&H will not pay your return shipping). The docking station is mearly a saddle, which was also a misleading feature. Of course, the microphone that comes with this is also pretty cheap. Not too impressed with the device or it's features (lack thereof).

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Portable PA System

                                By Secretary

                                from Eastern Washington

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Sound
                                • Easily transported
                                • Mobile
                                • No power required

                                Cons

                                • No Speaker Stand Hole

                                Best Uses

                                • Portable Pa System

                                Comments about ION Audio Block Rocker Bluetooth Portable Speaker System with Wireless Technology:

                                Good design, easy to transport, easy to replace the battery if/when it wears out. Does not have a pole mount hole as advertised but I easily drilled and mounted a Speaker Stand Adapter in the bottom (ODLATSA2).

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Awesome for Adults and Kids

                                By Cool Wife and Mom

                                from Raleigh, NC

                                About Me Audiophile

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Transport
                                • Fast Charge
                                • Great Interface
                                • Great Sound
                                • Stylish

                                Cons

                                • Weak Bass

                                Best Uses

                                • DJ/Mixing

                                Comments about ION Audio Block Rocker Bluetooth Portable Speaker System with Wireless Technology:

                                I purchased this for my husband and he enjoys playing music from his iPhone via bluetooth during family/friend gatherings. It is a staple like the grill. Our nine year old son also loves to play his music via his iPad and sing along to the songs with the microphone. I would recommend this to any family that wants to play music loud and have a good time. ;-)

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

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                                1.0

                                Great Design, poor execution(battery)

                                By leftmid70

                                from Milwaukee, WI

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Transport
                                • Fast Charge
                                • Great Interface
                                • Stylish

                                Cons

                                • Poor Sound Quality

                                Best Uses

                                • Portable Electronics
                                • Travel

                                Comments about ION Audio Block Rocker Bluetooth Portable Speaker System with Wireless Technology:

                                Great product in theory. Purchased as portable PA and sound system for a triathlon club to be used at training events and races. Purchased in Spring of '13 and battery power stopped working by Summer's end. Removed and recharged original battery as well as purchased new battery. Battery was not the issue, but seemingly the switch that diverts energy source when unit is not connected to AC. The product now is essentially useless for its intended purpose. Bluetooth is handy as is the microphone jack. Loud enough for a small PA system, but fidelity is not the greatest for music.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                AWESOME

                                By Marcv66

                                from NYC

                                About Me Audiophile

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Transport
                                • Fast Charge
                                • Great Sound

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • DJ/Mixing
                                  • Home
                                  • Portable Electronics

                                  Comments about ION Audio Block Rocker Bluetooth Portable Speaker System with Wireless Technology:

                                  For the price you just can't go wrong. We use it as an amp for a drum kit as well as a speaker for outdoor parties! Holds a charge for a very long time!!

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Block Rocker Rocks

                                  By Rocker

                                  from New Jersey

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Comments about ION Audio Block Rocker Bluetooth Portable Speaker System with Wireless Technology:

                                  I use the block rocker for outdoor gatherings/parties. It is an amazing product. The bluetooth is a great way to manage the music tracks and volume using my iPhone and with an adjustment to the iPhone equalizer settings, the bass clipping can be modified when at max volume. I could go for some more top volume but its great for under $[$].

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                                  5.0

                                  Love Love Love!

                                  By Irish Dance Teacher

                                  from Colorado

                                  About Me Dance teacher, Middle Of Road Techie

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Transport
                                  • Fast Charge
                                  • Great Interface
                                  • Great Sound
                                  • Stylish

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home
                                    • Performances
                                    • Portable Electronics

                                    Comments about ION Audio Block Rocker Bluetooth Portable Speaker System with Wireless Technology:

                                    I use this sound system for Irish Dance performances, parades, and dance parties. The sound quality and volume is perfect for small to mid-size venues. It is ligter weight than my previous system, and I love the built in handle and wheels. I haven't had to use it to the fullest extent of it's charge (several hours), but so far it has gone over 3 hours and barely drops on the charge meter. For my use, I appreciate the usb mount so I can charge my ipod during shows rather than in the car on the way to the next venue. Also, I haven't used the blue tooth technology yet for my purposes. I highly recommend this system!

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    This does rock ...

                                    By Cyndi

                                    from Los Angeles

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Transport
                                    • Fast Charge
                                    • Great Interface
                                    • Great Sound

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about ION Audio Block Rocker Bluetooth Portable Speaker System with Wireless Technology:

                                        We use these speakers for physical education instruction outside ... they are easy to use and can be heard across the playground.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Top Notch Piece of Equipment!

                                        By Karyn

                                        from San Jose, CA

                                        About Me Audiophile, Gear Head, Student

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Transport
                                        • Fast Charge
                                        • Great Interface
                                        • Great Sound
                                        • Stylish

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • DJ/Mixing
                                          • Home
                                          • Portable Electronics

                                          Comments about ION Audio Block Rocker Bluetooth Portable Speaker System with Wireless Technology:

                                          We use this system for everything from backyard barbecues to drive-in movies. The sound quality is stellar and I especially love the freedom that the bluetooth feature allows. The battery charges quickly and lasts for a very long time! To be honest, I cannot find a thing that's not so great about it. I'd say it would be nice if it were less expensive, but to be completely honest, it is well worth the price.

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                                          • Yes

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                                          5.0

                                          Impressive

                                          By humanoid

                                          from Midlothian, VA

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Transport
                                          • Great Interface
                                          • Great Sound

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about ION Audio Block Rocker Bluetooth Portable Speaker System with Wireless Technology:

                                              Works as advertised and adequate for most backyard or small venues for music or PA needs. Bluetooth connection is easy and sounds remarkable. Couldn't tell any difference between wired and wireless connection to ipad. Bass is very good when placed against a wall or in a corner. Battery life is great even at mid volume levels.

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                                              5.0

                                              Loved the original. This is even better.

                                              By Pjnlmac

                                              from Santa Rosa CA

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Transport
                                              • Great Interface
                                              • Great Sound

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Home
                                                • Portable Electronics
                                                • Travel

                                                Comments about ION Audio Block Rocker Bluetooth Portable Speaker System with Wireless Technology:

                                                Bigger. Better handle. Better sound.

                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No

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                                                4.0

                                                Best bluetooth speaker at this time

                                                By Maximus

                                                from Detroit, MI

                                                About Me Experienced

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Versatile

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Events

                                                  Comments about ION Audio Block Rocker Bluetooth Portable Speaker System with Wireless Technology:

                                                  This is the most powerful retail Bluetooth speaker on the market at this time.
                                                  I like how it can be completely controlled remotely with my smart phone.
                                                  I think the speakers within this unit aren't the best that could have been chosen for it. On the high end of the volume its not so good. I keep it one click under full volume. This is my assessment from using it for the first time, tailgating, in the parking lot of a music amphitheater.

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Great for tailgates

                                                  By Tina

                                                  from NJ

                                                  About Me Experienced

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Clear Sound
                                                  • Compact
                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Lightweight

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Events
                                                    • Tailgating

                                                    Comments about ION Audio Block Rocker Bluetooth Portable Speaker System with Wireless Technology:

                                                    Great sound and love the charger and Bluetooth ability!

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