Get one of these and become the life of the party, that seems to be the message from Altec Lansing with the launch of its new MIX (iMT800) digital boombox for party-goers and ‘unofficial DJ’s’. The MIX lets users connect three music players at once through its inputs – a 30-pin dock connector for the iPhone and iPod and also two front-facing 3.5mm jacks. No more plugging and unplugging devices during songs or arguments over whose music is on next. The unit has a built-in subwoofer, a seven-band graphic equalizer, FM radio and heavy-duty carry handles to enable you to take the MIX from party to party. There’s also a remote control with clip-on carabiner.

The MIX delivers boombox sound through specially engineered horn-loaded tweeters and mid-range drivers. The 5.25” side-firing subwoofer and 5.25” tuned passive radiator pump out the bass, which is further enhanced with XdB technology for extra heavy punch, while the digital seven-band graphic equalizer allows music lovers to quickly tailor the sound to their preferred taste. MIX runs on AC or gives 30 hours of play time on eight D-cell batteries.

Designed with iPod and iPhone in mind, MIX is cleverly engineered to be immune to GSM signals, and won’t pick up those annoying intermittent noises emitted by the iPhone or other mobile devices. The music pauses and resumes play before and after taking a voice call without ever switching the iPhone to airplane mode.


  • Specially-engineered horn-loaded silk dome tweeters
  • Two custom-designed drivers
  • XdB bass-enhanced side-firing subwoofer and tuned passive radiator
  • Drivers, enclosure and electronics are balanced for optimum sound
  • Digital FM radio with telescopic antenna and four station presets
  • AC or battery-powered (up to 30 hours of play with eight D batteries)
  • Dual AUX IN 3.5mm front-facing jacks
  • Clip-on remote
  • Music Pause – automatically pauses music when a call is received on the iPhone
  • Interference free – design is immune to mobile phone interference, eliminating the need to switch to airplane mode
  • LCD display – track, artist, album and station display
  • Customizable seven band EQ
  • Universal dock for iPhone and iPod – Recharges while it plays your tunes

The Altec Lansing MIX (iMT800) is available now for USD$299.95.

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