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Altec Lansing MIX iMT800 Review
28 June 2010
Excerpt: Anyone who was a teen in the ‘80s will tell you that THE must-have item at the time was a boombox. It didn’t matter that they were expensive and ate up pricey batteries for breakfast; being able to blast your jams anytime and anywhere was crucial for your coolness quotient. As time passed and technology advanced from cassette to CD, the boombox hung around, but its popularity waned as the portable CD player nudged in on its territory.
Pros: Powerful Sound, Highly Portable, Rugged Construction, AC or Battery Powered
Summary: The design of Altec Lansing's Mix iMT800 may not appeal to everyone, but its winning combination of good performance, lots of oomph, and portability makes it one of the best iPod speaker options out there.
Pros: Distinct, retrolicious design; excellent sound for a system this size; FM radio; two auxiliary inputs placed on the top of the unit for easy access; portable (powered by 8 D batteries); slot for storing remote, which also clips onto a belt.
Cons: Pricey; no AM radio; would be nice if the system included a rechargeable battery; no video outputs.
Excerpt: Ahhhh, the 80’s….back when big hair, bell bottoms, disco, and soul-pounding boomboxes were all the rage. Thankfully most of the trends of the 1980’s have fallen to the passage of time. Over the past two decades since, how we listen to and travel with our music has certainly taken huge evolutionary steps.
Pros: Well made, quality construction, Excellent sound experience, Many input options, Built-in iPod/iPhone dock, Solid aluminum carrying handles, 7-band equalizer, Two year warranty (w/registration)
Conclusion: With multiple inputs, the Altec Lansing Mix iMT800 iPod dock lets you play DJ by connecting up to three MP3 players. It also delivers powerful, user-adjustable audio without distortion—even at high volumes, which is more than enough to make up for its disappointing remote control.
Pros: Tremendous power. Built-in subwoofer. Doesn't distort at high volumes. User-adjustable EQ. Two aux inputs and cables for additional MP3 players are included. Works with iPhone. FM tuner.
Cons: Not nearly as portable as advertised. Remote lacks full iPod menu navigation. No video out.
This Altec Lansing iPod speaker system has old-school looks and seriously impressive power
Good Gear Guide.au
3 May 2010
Summary: Altec Lansing's Mix iMT800 is a mix of old and new — it's an iPod dock and FM radio with all the charm, style and raw power of an 80s boombox. Its sound quality rivals other high-end iPod docks we've heard, and the portability of the Altec Lansing Mix iMT800 means that wherever you are, you can party like it's 1989.
Pros: Powerful, portable, impressive looks, cool remote control
Cons: Not especially portable, no internal lithium-ion battery, expensive
Summary: My recently acquired iPod Nano 5th generation got an outing here. However hands up those who remember the ghetto blasters those of a certain age carried on their shoulders that will give you an idea of the size of this interesting product.
Altec Lansing Mix iMT800 im Test: bassgewaltiges iPod-Dock im Retro-Outfit
6 December 2010
Summary: In den 80er Jahren bedeuteten tragbare Audiosysteme: Kassetten. Und wenn die Tapes nicht nur eine Person beschallen sollten, dann gab es die dicken Ghettoblaster, die mehr Batterien fraßen als Homer Simpsons Donuts. Und die gibt es immer noch. Zumeist allerdings in Form von zerbrechlich wirkenden, auf modern getrimmten iPod-Docks.
Pros: schickes Retro-Design, toller Klang im kompakten Format, UKW-Radio, zwei Audioeingänge, optionaler Batteriebetrieb, Fernbedienung
Cons: keine Videoausgänge, kein Akku im Lieferumfang, kein AM-Radio