Summary: UPDATE: The power cord issue has happened to me and now it only runs off batteries :( Wish they had a better replacement policy. I would easily pay to have this thing repaired. I've been searching for a boombox that would satisfy my needs for portability and sound.
Summary: It will work for a while, then just stop. I have been bringing a deep cycle battery with a 750 watt inverter so I can pug in the AC adapter. I was hoping that they had read some of the reviews and fixed the problem, including clearing out bad stock. Very disappointed with the overall experience.
Warning before you buy an Altec Lansing Stereo or any other product
29 July 2012
Summary: Let me begin by saying don't write too many reviews on Amazon; but I was simply amazed by my experience and figured I could do someone else a favor by passing it on. I purchased the iMT800 stereo, which is the previous model, about one year and four months ago now.
Summary: This could be an excellent product... but it gets two stars for a glitch Altec Lansing hasn't fixed yet. I loved the sound and the advertised capabilities of this unit, but it just doesn't perform as a "portable" unit.
Summary: I really like this for awhile. The sound id pretty good, not the best. Good for the size though. And the ipod dock is nice too. The problem is that it stopped working while plugged in to an outlet and only worked with batteries.
Summary: I too, had the same result from an extensive effort to get Altec to repair the A/C plug in, and they refused. I purchased mine before they were available in retail, and paid top dollar. The shame is, the product has such fantastic sound and this was my second Altec boom box.
Summary: This is the second unit that I have had. When it works it works well. The sound is good and it looks nice too.The problems arise with the construction of the unit. The unit has a tendency to overheat at times and shut off on its own during use. Also there is something faulty about the power.
Summary: Loved the sound but as other customers have noted, the box will probably stop working in 12-18 months. This is what happened to us, same issue as everyone else - the AC power cord. I've tried replacement cords and none work.