Reviews and Problems with Altec Lansing Mix IMT800
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Good system for portable needs
Sean McCracken, Amazon
24 February 2013
Summary: Picked this up because I liked the modern ghetto blaster look. Not totally authentic, but a good effort. Like the large carrying handles and that it can be run off batteries. The two aux points is perhaps the best feature. One I'm got plugged into a Mac Airport Express to play AirTunes from iPad and iPhone. The other I've a line mini plug that can be plugged into a TV, music device that doesn't beam over Apple AirTunes.
Summary: I purchased the Bose system and returned it since there were no controls of the bass and treble on the unit itself – only on the remote. Lose the remote and you are hosed! Tried this Altec Lansing and love the sound and it has more than treble and base and includes an equalizer the Bose system did not have. It also cost $150 less than the $340 Bose. Easy to work and set up and sounds great – as good as the Bose if not better.
Summary: One of the most spontaneous purchase decisions I've ever made was the ordering of a Bose Wave unit for almost $1,200.00 dollars. What was I thinking? I received it, opened it, powered it up and was immediately disappointed. One hour was all it took to decide to send it back. However, I had an option. I'd been looking at the iMT800 and decided to order it after sending back the Bose. I am impressed... here is real value!
Summary: I am a pain in the ass with my music and i needed something portable for work and i was not about to compromise sound for portability. I did my research and for the price it sounds awesome. the bass is really good and depending on what kind of music you like it can be adjusted for your needs and the highs and mids sound awesome. Things i don't like.1, no place to store the plug. 2, none of the ipod holders fit my ipod classic or iphone and it makes them flop around.
Summary: I rate sound equipment on how it sounds on low volume. The iMT800 delivers a deep base and clean sound at this level. AS you increase the volume there is no distortion. Other people at work have commented on how good it sounds. In my opinion it outperforms the Bose. I bought this product at Amazon and as usual it was delivered fast.
Summary: Wow the sound on this thing was amazing! I love listening to bass heavy music and the sound on this thing just blew me away. I live suburbs of Los Angeles and the radio sounded really good too. Picked up my favorite radio station with nor problems. The little screen on this also picked up the radio tags that go through the air waves, telling me the name of the song, musical artist, and the name of the station which was really useful for me.
Summary: I love this thing! But so as not to just reiterate the many great comments about this boombox, and hopefully to make this review more helpful, here are some things in my opinion that would make it even better: a. The ability to display, select and manage playlists and menus on ipod (from remote and boombox). On the current model, there is limited control over this with the remote. b. Add radio presets buttons on the boombox. Currently only on the remote. c.
Summary: Please Read the whole review before you comment .... I have been buying stereo equipment about 30 years and with that said, The imt800 sounds good but not as great as I have read previous to buying, it would by no chance replace a good rack system by no means .. no how, no way :) Once again it does have a good quality sound and after 4 hours of playing a wide variety of music at all levels I would honestly say it is well worth the $220.00 I paid for it with free shipping...
Summary: The biggest complaint is that with time I can tell this will fall apart. Plastic is not a replacement for metal, period. The sound quality, after setting up your own EQ, is outstanding for such a small system. The highest the device can go is 40db in volume which can be rather loud depending on your environment and your proximity to the iMT800.
Summary: I really like my new MIX IMT800. I did have to order a replacement, as the first one arrived with a problem in the electrical hookup. I reported the problem on a Tuesday afternoon and had a new one on my porch the next day. I use it all of the time. Now my son wants one for his room. The only issue that I have with this unit is that my 160GB iPod Classic does not fit into any of the docks that were provided with the unit.