Reviews and Problems with Altec Lansing Mix IMT800
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Altec Lansing Mix iMT800
2 weeks ago
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.
Conclusion: Of all the possible words you could use to describe the iMT800 Boombox, ordinary isn't likely to be one of them. Its in-your-face design means you'll probably love it or hate it, but it does have plenty going on beyond that in case you haven't made your mind up on face value.
Pros: Its bombastic styling might not be to all tastes, but unlike many classic boomboxes from back in the day, the iMT800 is not all show and has a generosity of sound you don't normally get with iPod docks. Having room for a 5.25in subwoofer certainly helps, and means you can turn the volume right up without distortion. You need a whopping eight D-sized batteries to keep it running, but it's portable too.
Cons: Some things about the 80s belong there, and the iMT800's size and near-7kg weight will be a real turn-off for some. With an RRP of £270, meanwhile, there's nothing old-fashioned about the price tag, and for that kind of money we'd expect some degree of iPod integration on the remote control or at least a video output.
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.
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