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Altec Lansing iMT800

Altec Lansing iMT800
alaScore 87

97 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other iPod Docking Speakers the Altec Lansing iMT800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 97 reviews)

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Altec Lansing MIX iMT800


Anyone who was a teen in the ‘80s will tell you that THE must-have item at the time was a boombox. It didn't matter that they were expensive and ate up pricey batteries for breakfast; being able to blast your jams anytime and anywhere was crucial for...

Powerful Sound ; Highly Portable ; Rugged Construction ; AC or Battery Powered

No Video Output ; Slightly Bright Treble

The MIX’s comprehensive list of functions and awesome sound quality make it one of the best iPod speaker docks available.

Editor's Choice!

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Altec Lansing Mix iMT800


D-size batteries when it's not plugged in. With a built-in subwoofer and user-adjustable EQ, this big boombox is a likely candidate for high-volume distortion, yet, even when blasting tunes at dance-party listening levels, the bass remains clean and...

Tremendous power. Built-in subwoofer. Doesn't distort at high volumes. User-adjustable EQ. Two aux inputs and cables for additional MP3 players are included. Works with iPhone. FM tuner

Not nearly as portable as advertised. Remote lacks full iPod menu navigation. No video out

With multiple inputs, the Altec Lansing Mix iMT800 iPod dock lets you play DJ by connecting up to three MP3 players. It also delivers powerful, user-adjustable audio without distortioneven at high volumes, which is more than enough to make up for its...

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Best portable iPod speakers


Reviewers say the Altec Lansing Mix iMT800 is one of the best-sounding portable iPod speakers on the market. Not all users are fans of the retro boom box design -- one reviewer calls it "aesthetically depressing" -- but nearly all experts agree that...

Excellent sound quality, works with iPhone-certified, uses AC power or batteries, two auxiliary in ports

Design may not appeal to everyone, expensive, hefty for a portable speaker


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Review: Altec Lansing MIX iMT800 Dock for iPhone and iPod


I grew up in the 80′s.  The 80′s was the decade of big hair, hair bands, break dancing and boom boxes.  Never have I seen a dock for iPhone and iPod that brings back memories from the 80′s like the Altec Lansing MIX iMT800. The MIX has big boom box...

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Altec Lansing iMT800 MIX BoomBox Review


Ahhhh, the 80′s….back when big hair, bell bottoms, disco, and soul-pounding boomboxes were all the rage. Thankfully most of the trends of the 1980′s have fallen to the passage of time. Over the past two decades since, how we listen to and travel with...

Well made, quality construction ; Excellent sound experience ; Many input options ; Built-in iPod/iPhone dock ; Solid aluminum carrying handles ; 7-band equalizer ; Two year warranty (w/registration)

No stereo bluetooth wireless streaming

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The Altec Lansing Mix iMT800


Back in the really old days, boomboxes were a mainstay of music culture. Altec Lansing's new Mix iMT800 aims to mix and match the best of the old and new. It still has the same old looks but with a new gadget - an iPod or iPhone dock. The Mix also...

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Review: Altec Lansing iMT800 Mix Digital Boombox for iPhone and iPod


The concept behind iMT800 is a little gimmicky, but it makes some sense: though its connectivity options aren't substantially different from prior Altec systems, the company has positioned this unit as a lug-it-around multi-device party speaker, with...

Overall, Altec Lansing's iMT800 is the sort of iPod and iPhone audio system that will compel users to make a tough choice: accept a third-rate enclosure design in exchange for extremely strong, impressively bass-rich sound, or make compromises on...

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Altec Lansing Mix iMT800 Review - Radios


I'll change my review if the replacement unit performs as advertised. I bought this specifically to use with the iPhone 4. The Apple Store sells this product and advertises that it is compatible with the iPhone 4, but my unit evidently is defective. It...

Great sound out of this unit, runs on both AC and 8 D batteries so you can use it anywhere

Straight out of the box will not charge my iPhones ( I tried 2 iPhone 3G and 2 iPhone 4s.) Does charge my iPod Photo (circa 2005). I'm returning the unit to Altec Lansing for a warrenty replacement, but I'm required to pay for return shipping

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Altec Lansing Mix iMT800 Review - Radios


If you want portability and good bumping sound for you Ipod Or Iphone this is it. IMHO sounds better than way more expensive Bose which has to plugged in to a 110 power source all the time.

FM radio is a plus. Sound is as good if not better than the bose system that my brother-in-law has. The Altec has way better bass response with comparable stereo imaging on the midrange and highs

More presets on the FM side. Maybe the looks could be better

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"I love The Altec Lansing!"


If you want portability and good bumping soun... 

FM radio is a plus. Sound is as good if not better than the bose system that my brother-in-law has. The Altec has way better bass response with comparable stereo imaging on the midrange and highs

More presets on the FM side. Maybe the looks could be better

Product Specifications

Enviable style and epic sound, the mix for iPhone and iPod brings the house down. Pumping your anthems from specially engineered tweeters and mid-range drivers, this sound system Altec Lansing IMT800 delivers towering volume and perfect clarity from the heart of every party. The XdB bass-enhanced 5.25" side-firing subwoofer packs a heavy punch, pumping thunderous bass to shake the foundations. Let your friends jump in by connecting up to three different sound sources. Join the crowd and still control the playlist with the clip-on remote that can be hooked onto your jeans.

Audio System

Built-in Cradle:iPhone / iPod cradle
Functions (KB):iPod / iPhone cradle / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):Boomboxes, radios, clock radios
Type:Portable radio


Run Time (Up To):30hour(s)

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:7 bands
Equalizer Type:Graphic


Manufacturer:Altec Lansing Technologies
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Altec Lansing


Preset Station Qty:4
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital