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Altec Lansing IM9

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Overall 7

Altec Lansing inMotion IM9

PC Magazine
16 March 2007
  • Conclusion: The IM9 is powerful enough for nearby listening outdoors and in small rooms indoors but it distorts at higher volumes.
  • Pros: Full sound. Compact size. Rugged. Has video output.
  • Cons: Controls aren't particularly responsive. Audible pop when tracks change. Distorts when you get near top volume. A bit expensive.
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Expert Review

29 August 2006

Altec Lansing inMotion 9 (IM9) Portable Audio System for iPod

22 May 2006
  • Summary: At $200 list/ $165 street , the inMotion IM9 represents a relative bargain. Its sound quality and ability to play really loud put it several notches above competing portable systems, almost in the league of the more expensive desktop systems. It has rugged good looks, comes with a nice backpack, and is simple to operate. It’s versatile enough to go from bedroom to living room to poolside to hiking trip.
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Overall 8

Altec Lansing inMotion iM9

5 May 2006
  • Excerpt: (1 items) We've found few iPod speaker systems that make just the right compromise between portability and sound quality. With the inMotion iM9, Logitech's mm50 finally has some competition. Although the iM9 is a bit bigger and heavier than the mm50, it's still portable while offering richer, fuller sound than any truly portable system we've tested.
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Overall 9

Review: Altec Lansing inMotion iM9

5 May 2006
  • Excerpt: (1 items) A couple years ago, Altec Lansing got the portable iPod speaker market going with the original inMotion. Since then, the company has dramatically expanded the inMotion line, which now consists of the iM3, iM4, iM5, iM7, iM9, iM11, iMT1, iMX2, and iMmini, as well as the original model, now called the iMplus. (Don’t try to make sense of the model numbers—Altec Lansing has told Playlist that there’s no real method to the naming scheme.
  • Pros: Includes handy backpack for travel, Durable design, Secure iPod storage, Provides ports for audio, video, and data, Impressive sound quality and volume levels for the size
  • Cons: Heavier than most portable systems, Volume very loud on turn-on, No protection for front of iPod, Volume buttons difficult to press, No remote
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Overall 5

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
2 August 2006
  • Summary: The sound quality isn’t the greatest, but if you want a system to carry your music around then the included backpack and unique rubberised case may be of some interest.
  • Pros: Ideal for those on the move, Runs off batteries, Aux Input
  • Cons: Sound quality, Buttons difficult to press without some force, No remote control included, Heavy
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