Review : Altec Lansing inMotion MIX iMT800 Portable Digital Boom Box for iPhone and iPod

Review data :
Rate : 4/5
Price : $299.95 ($216.75 at amazon (28% saved))

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Product Features

  • Dual 1-inch silk dome tweeters, dual 3-inch polypropylene mid-range drivers, a 5.25-inch woofer, and a 5.25-inch passive radiator
  • Maximum input flexibility with one universal well and dual aux-in jacks for iPhones, iPods, portable players, and music phones
  • High-contrast LCD displays iPod song info (song name, artist, album) and FM radio information (RDS)
  • Enhanced wireless carabineer remote provides song and playlist navigation
  • 7-band graphic equalizer; multiple EQ modes let you select and adjust your sound

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Altec Lansing
  • Model: IMT800
  • Battery Average Life: 30 Hours
  • Width: 9.3 inches
  • Height: 7.7 inches
  • Weight: 9.9 pounds
  • Tuner Technology: Digital
  • Radio Bands Supported: FM
  • Component Type: Portable radio
  • Color Name: Black
  • Audio Output Mode: Stereo
  • Equalizer: Graphic, Yes
Review of Altec Lansing inMotion MIX iMT800 Portable Digital Boom Box

Altec Lansing inMotion MIX iMT800 Portable Digital Boom Box for iPhone and iPodWhile you are not able to play your favorite mix tape on the iMT800, it has a dedicated iPod/iPhone dock, two auxiliary inputs, and ability to play FM radio. Its connectivity options and look are almost identical to other Altec systems. The speaker system automatically pauses music when a call is received on the iPhone and restarts when your call is complete. The iPod/iPhone dock has a chromed plastic bar that slides down in front of the device to hold it in place and for protection.
The top of the MIX is where AUX 1 and AUX 2 ports, device controls, remote control storage slot, and FM antenna are located.

In the center is a well made, sturdy aluminum handle for lugging the thing around. The front of the music player has two structurally sound aluminum handles as well.
The controls are typical of Altec Lansing and other speaker systems; on/off, volume, source selection, equalizer, skip, and reverse buttons. Altec Lansing does a good job with the iPod/iPhone interfacing, allowing you to see what and who is being played. The orange LCD screen displays track information from your iPod/iPhone, as well as any track info provided by your FM radio stations.
Like the inMotion MAX (iMT702), the MIX comes with a reasonably featured full remote. But the MIX’s remote has an integrated, well engineered (albeit geeky) beltclip. The remote controls power, source, volume, skip, repeat, equalizer, play/pause, and four radio presets. While very nice, I doubt I will be using this added feature to sport the remote on my belt-loop anytime soon.
Well, I guess it is time to get to the bottom line, the iMT800 MIX BoomBox sounds as big and bold as it looks. I have reviewed other Altec Lansing speaker systems, all sounding very good. But the MIX leaves them all in the dust with its full range of great sound. The ranges are well represented and do not distort as you start shaking the popcorn material off your ceiling. The MIX’s four front-facing speakers and side-firing subwoofers fill a room; sounding great no matter what device I was playing from.
To further tweak your listening experience, the MIX has a built in 7-band equalizer. This allows you to select from the 4 factory presets (Altec EQ, Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop) or adjust any or all of the band levels yourself.
My only suggestion to Altec Lansing would be to add stereo bluetooth connectivity to its future high-end systems allowing for wireless streaming from your device. That suggestion aside, the MIX is a great sounding music player. Although, it is not inexpensive, at $300 it is not overpriced either. Many great sounding players fall in at this price point and Altec Lansing is on the mark with the MIX’s bang for the buck. That said, there are other non-portable systems that, to some, might sound better, but are not designed to be dragged around from the backyard to the beach to the basketball court. Where as, the MIX can be run off of 8 D sized (yep, if that does not sound like the 80′s I don’t know what does) batteries giving you up to 30 hours of portable tunes.