Remember the 80s Boom Box? Altec Lansing, a division of Plantronics, Inc.has introduced the new MIX™ (iMT800) digital boombox for iPhone and iPod. This was inspired by retro, audio rack-style equipment, where it boasts a built-in Universal Dock, horn-loaded silk dome tweeters, a pair of mid range drivers, a 5.25” side-firing subwoofer and 5.25” tuned passive radiator and an integrated digital FM radio.
You can choose to have it run on AC power or eight D batteries rated at around 30-hours of play time. Other features include an LCD with track, artist, album, and station display, a seven-band graphic equalizer, dual top-mounted auxiliary inputs and a clip-on carabiner remote control. The MIX IMT 800 is also GSM-shielded to boot, so you don’t need to flip the iPhoneinto airplane mode. The Mix also includes two 3.5-millimeter line inputs for your additional portable players.
“The MIX is the genuine ‘next generation’ boombox for the way music enthusiasts are playing their music today,” said Ed Benforado, Product Category Director. “With rugged style and high end sound, the MIX is perfect for those ‘unofficial DJ’s’ who like to start their parties with sound. They can ‘mix it up’ between three music player inputs — a 30-pin dock connector for the iPhone and iPod and also two front-facing 3.5mm jacks — so everyone can jump in with their jams. And we’ve included heavy-duty carry handles and battery operation to take the MIX on the road or around the house just as easily.”
Geared to keep the party jumping, the MIX’s further enhancments include XdB technology for extra heavy punch and a digital 7-band graphic equalizer allows music lovers to quickly tailor the sound to their preferred taste. This sucker is also “Made for iPod and Apple” and “Work with iPhone” certified. The design allows iPods and iPhones to slide in easy, and the overall impression of this beast is that it’s loud, has good digital quality, and it is an excellent version of an old retro style in a new digital package.
The Altec Lansing MIX IMT800 digital boombox sells for around $300.