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All posts tagged "altec lansing"


Monday, December 14, 2009

Mobilitysite Reviews Altec Lansing iM414v2

Posted by David Tucker in "Zune News" @ 04:03 PM

http://www.mobilitysite.com/2009/12...v2-for-zune-hd/

"For comparisons sake, they were producing clearer sound, with much heavier base than the previously reviewed Ihome Alarm Clock / Speakers (which also fit the 100$ price point). Built in are options for Surround Sound effect, and Bass Boost. Both are nice additions, but it was the Base Boost I found most noticeable, and impressive considering the speakers don’t have a sub-woofer. For it’s size, it could certainly get loud and had the ability to “fill a room with sound” as advertised."

As I mentioned last week, Altec Lansing has released its new iM414v2 speaker dock for the Zune line. My only concern at the time was that the previous version of the dock I had used with my Zune 80 had produced less-than-impressive results and that didn't make me very excited about the new dock they have.

Well, Mobilitysite did a review of the new dock and as you can see from the above quote, they were pretty pleased with the sound! Check out their full review for more information but it looks like that Altec Lansing has delivered a quality product judging by the review. I'm glad to find out that the dock is better than I expected because the Zune needs all the peripherals it can get!

If you want to get one, you can pre-order it for $99.95.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New Music Dock From Altec Lansing!

Posted by David Tucker in "Zune Accessories" @ 08:43 PM

"Today, Altec Lansing introduced the latest member of its inMotion line of music docks -- the inMotion® iM414V2. The inMotion iM414V2 is designed for the Zune HD and Zune in addition to any devices with a 3.5mm headphone jack including CD, DVD and MP3 players. Packed with features including a built-in FM radio, HD Radio technology and an easy to carry design, the iM414V2 is a perfect companion for music on the go."

Well this seems like a pretty nice speaker dock from Altec Lansing. The name, iM414V2, really rolls off the tongue too! It appears to be a pretty straight forward dock. It's advertised to fill the room with sound and bass without a subwoofer. I have to say I tried one of their docks before and I was underwhelmed by the sound it produced. It was suitable for your desk at work if you have an office but definitely didn't impress me as I washed my car to it!

This is a newer dock and Altec Lansing generally makes good sound equipment. It's not inexpensive at $99.99 but its also not out of line with similar products. So if you're looking for a gift idea for your Zune this holiday season, the iM414V2 could be the one! Just make sure you write it out in big letters and numbers so people have some idea what you're asking for.

Check out the full press release here.


Monday, August 20, 2007

The Altec Lansing M604 Zune Speaker Dock

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Accessories" @ 07:00 AM



Product Category: Speaker dock
Manufacturer: Altec Lansing
Where to Buy: Low Price Search
Price: Ranges from $96.99 to $149.95 USD
System Requirements: A Zune for full functionality, or any MP3 player with a 3.5mm audio jack for sound (power will not be supplied to non-Zune devices).
Specifications: SOUND PRESSURE LEVEL (SPL): 100 dB. TOTAL CONTINUOUS POWER: 60 Watts RMS. SYSTEM RESPONSE: 60 Hz - 20 kHz (-10 dB). SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO: @ 1 kHz input: > 70 dB. DRIVERS: (per Satellite): Two 3” full-range drivers and two silkdome 1” tweeters. DIMENSIONS: 14” (W) x 5.4” (D) x 8.2” (H) (354 mm (W) x 137 mm (D) x 208 mm (H)). Further specifications here.

Pros:
  • One of the few portable speaker systems for the Zune;
  • Recharges the Zune;
  • Attractive industrial design.
Cons:
  • It just doesn't sound that good;
  • No way to switch Zune functions or playlists
  • Weak to non-existent bass response;
  • No option for battery power, so it's not truly portable.

Summary:
Being the Zune fan that I am, I have a natural inclination to applaud any company willing to release Zune accessories in the iPod-saturated market we live in – so it's safe to say that I was somewhat pre-disposed to like the Altec Lansing Zune speaker dock. Despite a lot of nice features, it just can't deliver my music the way I want to hear it – but my ears are different than yours, so this may still be the solution you've been looking for.

Read on for the full review!
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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Altec Lansing Releasing Zune Speaker Dock

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Accessories" @ 01:00 PM

http://www.zuneguy.com/2006/10/surprise.html



Pictured above is a forthcoming speaker dock from Altec Langsing, as posted on by Bill Wittress over at ZuneGuy. Right now all we have is this pretty picture: there's no information on pricing, release date, size, weight, in/out ports, etc. It's basically just a big tease. I can just barely make out some buttons on the top of the unit, but it's impossible to know exactly what they do. But it's a nice-looking tease!


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