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...
Hands down the best portable system I have ever used!!
18 May 2010
Summary: First of all I would like to say that I am a little upset that the price has changed 3 times in the past 2 weeks. Of course I bought it 2 weeks ago when it was $299, then last week it was $220, not it is back up to $250... not really sure what is going on there but anyways here is my review. Pros: Outstanding Sound, great portability, three input source options, wireless remote, FM audio with the RS feeds to show what track is playing and station info.
Summary: Well the IMT800 is pretty much the best value in the boombox market for the money. In fact it beats out many other systems in regards to sound quality that are plug in only. Keep in mind I am referring to portable iPod docks that cost $200 and below. If you've made it this far then you've probably read many reviews on this and know it is very good, however here is the short and sweet of critical items I found with this system when compared to the 4 others I've owned.