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Altec Lansing - Octiv Air M812

Altec Lansing - Octiv Air M812
alaScore 83

28 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Altec Lansing - Octiv Air M812. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Altec Lansing - Octiv Air M812 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Altec Lansing - Octiv Air M812

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Altec Lansing - Octiv Air M812 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk.

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Altec Lansing Octiv Air M812 Speaker DocksAltec Lansing Octiv Air M812 Speaker Docks

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Altec Lansing M812

 

Given its priceand its sizeyou might expect more deep bass and less distortion from the Altec Lansing M812, but the speakers tend to falter at higher volumes.

Long wireless range. Attractive. Wall-mountable. System is expandable. Speakers can switch between stereo and mono, to act as half of a stereo pair.

Expensive. Can't handle deep bass at higher volumes. System occasionally loses sync. Poor button layout on remote control.

Given its priceand its sizeyou might expect more deep bass and less distortion from the Altec Lansing M812, but the speakers tend to falter at higher volumes.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Rafael Rios (techwarelabs.com)

Altec Lansing M812 Wireless Speaker System

 

Altec Lansing Technologies, Inc

The system was extremely easy to setup and have running within a few minutes. Once you have all of the plugs correctly connected per the manual. We 1st placed our iPod Touch in the dock base and pressed the power button on our remote to initiate power...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Stuart Andrews (trustedreviews.com)

Altec Lansing Octiv Air M812

 

Can the Altec Lansing Octiv Air M812 offer sound quality to justify its high price?

The only cable you need to worry about is the two meters connecting the speaker to a mains supply. This separation of sock and speaker help keep your music portable. Leaving the lounge to do the washing up? Just switch off the speaker unit, unplug it...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Altec Lansing Octiv Air review

 

This small, wireless iPod dock and speaker set doubles as an FM radio and has a 3.5mm audio input for other devices, such as a PC.

The Octiv Air works well, but the entire concept makes it a bit of an expensive oddity.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Alun Taylor (reghardware.co.uk)

Altec Lansing Octiv Air wireless iPod speaker system

 

If you want a wireless iPod dock that you can add extra speaker units to then the Air is self-recommending. The limited remote control content navigation is a big drawback, though.

While it may be an answer to a question we hadn't previously asked, we rather like the Air, the slightly ill-thought out remote control issues notwithstanding. Cough up for an extra speaker unit and you have a pretty flexible system that can give you...

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: Al_s14 (newegg.com)

A+ Sound quality

 

Sound quality is in first place for me. All else does not really matter ; I recommend

It seems that every manufacturer of iphone radios omits the fact that people wear cases on their devices. And not one radio on the market accomodates for that fact ; Which means you have to remove the case of your ipad or iphone to use it. That is a...

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Jeffm (buydig.com)

Great Unit

 

This a great deal for the price. Highs, lows, mids are all audible and sound nice. It's loud enough for my first floor or outside in the yard. The only drawback for me is that the ipod dock must be plugged in for the radio on the speaker unit to work....

Attractive Design ; Easy To Set Up ; Good bass ; Good Power Output ; Great Sound Quality ; Loud Enough For Outside

Both Units Need To Be On

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Jeffm (beachcamera.com)

Great Unit

 

This a great deal for the price. Highs, lows, mids are all audible and sound nice. It's loud enough for my first floor or outside in the yard. The only drawback for me is that the ipod dock must be plugged in for the radio on the speaker unit to work....

Attractive Design ; Easy To Set Up ; Good bass ; Good Power Output ; Great Sound Quality ; Loud Enough For Outside

Both Units Need To Be On

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: tommygee (buydig.com)

Wireless Speaker System with Punch!

 

We used them for garden parties. The wireless feature is great. The speaker unit can be used left, right or stereo. We purchased 2 so we could put them in corners of the yard and use them off the same Ipod. Has radio tuner and a Aux. for additional...

Attractive Design ; Easy To Set Up ; Good Power Output ; Great Sound Quality

May, 2013

Consumer review by: tommygee (beachcamera.com)

Wireless Speaker System with Punch!

 

We used them for garden parties. The wireless feature is great. The speaker unit can be used left, right or stereo. We purchased 2 so we could put them in corners of the yard and use them off the same Ipod. Has radio tuner and a Aux. for additional...

Attractive Design ; Easy To Set Up ; Good Power Output ; Great Sound Quality

May, 2013
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Product Specifications

Configuration

AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
DLNA certified: No
DTS Decoder: No
Internet Radio: No
PC Streaming: No
Real Dolby: No
Remote Control: Yes
Subwoofer: No
UPnP:NO UPNP
USB Recording: No
Web Content Access: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Docking System:Apple Docking
Ethernet: No
HDMI: No
iPod Control:Direct Control
Number of Output Channels:2 (Stereo)
PMP Docking:iPod Docking
Signal Input:Analogue
TYPE OF DOCKING:IOS DOCKING
USB: No
USB Interface: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
2D to 3D Conversion: No
3D: No
CD Player / Recorder: No
Construction:Multi-Part Speaker Set
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): No
Network Music System: No
Product Type:Audio Home System
Signal Connection:Wireless
Sound Projector: No
Soundbar: No
Speaker Type:Active

Header

Manufacturer:Altec Lansing Technologies
Model:M812
Product Line:Altec Lansing inMotion

Loudspeaker

Wireless Speakers: Yes

Playback

Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No

Recording

Blu-ray Recording: No
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Sound

Dolby / DTS: No

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Speaker System Type:Speaker system with digital player dock
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