Summary: I got a Altec Docking Sytem from radio shack. The first one worked for about a month then died on me. I had to send it back to Altec paying all shipping charges, Altec sent me back a new one, and it lasted a couple months, now it is cracking and thumping after about 20 minutes. Sending it back for another $26.00 is not going to cut it; I would never buy another one. I'll shop around and get maybe a Boise.
Summary: It has great sound when it works properly, but after a year or so, mine got the problematic clicking noise as well. I've had other altec lansing speakers in the past and have been impressed and was initially impressed by this unit as well. I guess all I can do now is warn other people not to buy it, unless you want to use it as an expensive ipod charger... I wish they would replace it with a different unit!! DO NOT BUY THIS ONE!
Summary: I didn't have to wait for the clicking to start. It started right out of the box, and was so loud you can barely hear any music. Not that it does any good. The music only comes out intermittently, and is drowned by the clicking. This is obviously a problem with this product, and Amazon should pay attention to this.
Summary: What's up with that awful, ruinous popping sound after a few months? Left it unplugged for a while, then it started again after about 20 minutes. Any engineers have an idea? Hey, Altec Lansing, take care of your business! Offer a solution, there's a lot of upset customers here...
Summary: We're returning our second set today. We got the first in April 2008 and it lasted until July before the clicking noise ruined the listening experience. It's a loud popping rhythmic noise like a metronome. The second set worked for a few months flawlessly until it too started popping. If they could remove the noise, these would be 5 stars. When they work, they sound awesome and fill the room with a full-rich sound. Very good bass quality.
Summary: Altec Lansing has been taking me over the hurdles on this. I recieved a repackaged item on August 12th that didn't work. I immediately sent it back. Almost three weeks later I reieved another repackaged unit. It looked like they just sent mine back. I never opened it and called Altec Lansing. I was told by Issac that he would rush one right out. This was Sept. 4th. Today is the 10th and I still haven't even seen a tracking key yet.