Just when I thought the Lasonic i931 was the ultimate jam cannon, Altec Lansing releases the MIX iMT810 iPhone/iPod digital boombox. I can hardly contain the elation as I dream of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five being piped out of the fierce MIX iMT810. According to the press release, “massive sound amplification” is the centerpiece on the table for Altec Lansing, and I think that’s the most awesome aspiration any electronic manufacturer has had in years.
Get the 411 from Steve Schlangen, Senior Product Manager, Altec Lansing: “The MIX digital boombox is for the user who wants to make a statement – it offers unrivaled presence and amazing audio quality with thunderous bass.” Thunderous bass! Put your hands in the air if you think you’re a player!
But rather than model the monster box after our beloved sound machines of yore, Altec Lansing has taken a more modern approach to its latest wave of jumbo-sized portable sound solutions. Its intimidating façade chucks two badass speakers in your face that flaunt the support of a huge 5.25-inch side-firing subwoofer and a 5.25-inch tuned passive radiator for bass pumping fury. XdB sound technology gives the MIX iMT810 that extra kick in the butt and the machine features a 7-band graphic equalizer.
Moonwalking on 8 D batteries, the MIX iMT810 will charge your iPhone or iPod while not in use and accommodates up to two additional devices via an auxiliary jack so your old Sony Walkman cassette player can bust out the jams as well. Altec Lansing claims 30 hours of play time on the Ds, which is more than enough time to practice your M.C. Hammer moves. And get this—the MIX iMT810 is immune to GSM signals, meaning it won’t make rabid alien sounds when it is placed within near proximity to a cell phone. The MIX iMTi810 ships with a remote that has its own cubby within the boombox itself and an antenna provides the FM for when your 80’s dance jams all begin to sound the same.
This BAMF of a boombox is now available at www.alteclansing.com for 300 smackers, so if you need to get your party on, that’s where you go. In the meantime, I’ll have a review of the Altec Lansing MIX iMT810 after I polish up my headspin and dust off my running man.