Bigger iPod Sound Rocks the Room, Beach or Backyard with
Altec Lansing’s New inMotion iM7 Portable Speaker System
Market’s Most Powerful iPod Speaker/Dock, Plugged or Unplugged
MILFORD, PA (June 2, 2005) — Why should all the music you’ve stored on your Apple iPod stay stuck inside your head? Altec Lansing’s new inMotion iM7 Portable Speaker System brings the market’s most impressive out-loud firepower to your iPod, iPod mini or iPod photo, along with the ability to run on batteries for use wherever you go. Patent-pending digital amplification technology and other engineering extras pump out the biggest and fullest sound this side of your home stereo system — all in a one-piece package compact enough to take on the road.
Louder, Deeper, Richer
The iM7 is the newest and highest-performing member of Altec Lansing’s groundbreaking portable inMotion speaker family. This sleek, cylindrical, white and silver “mobile home” for your iPod packs more drivers and power into its boombox-sized chassis than any competitive product, including two 1″ tweeters, two 3″ mid-range drivers, a 4″ side-firing subwoofer and a 4″ passive radiator. These components combine with Altec Lansing’s new high-efficiency digital amplification technology and proven XdB onboard digital signal processor to deliver big bass, clearly distinguished mids and highs, and room-filling sound from every track. Fringe benefits include intelligent fine-tuning, more headroom, less distortion, and the ability to hear every nuance in anything from Eddie Vedder’s growl to Jonny Lang’s guitar or Yo-Yo Ma’s cello.
Universal iPod Cradle
Any dockable iPod is secured within the iM7’s patent pending universal cradle. Your iPod is sheltered in a unique built-in dock that gracefully opens and recesses with the touch of a finger. As music plays, the iPod recharges on AC power. For iPod photo owners, the unit also includes S-Video and Composite video output connectors that make it possible for iPod photos to be enlarged and viewed on almost any television.
Plugged or Unplugged
True to its inMotion name and heritage, the iM7 offers a battery-operated mode for unplugged use in any mobile environment from your backyard to the beach. This portability is enhanced by a built-in handle as well as optional accessories, including a shoulder harness that lets you listen as you walk and a protective shoulder pack for easy transport. There’s also an AC power supply with an international plug set for times when an electrical outlet is nearby, plus a full-featured wireless remote that provides across-the-room control of iPod song navigation as well as the speaker system’s on/off, volume, and separate bass and treble functions.
Not Just for iPod
While the iM7 carries Apple’s new “Made for iPod” certification, it can also double as a speaker system for other devices. The unit comes with an auxiliary 3.5 mm input that permits connectivity to CD and MP3 players, portable DVD players, TVs or VCRs, plus a headphone jack for private listening.
Complements Other inMotion Systems
The iM7 joins four other Altec Lansing inMotion products designed for travel: the iM3 and the iMplus for all dockable iPods, the iMmini for the iPod mini, and the iM4 universal system for non-iPod MP3 and CD players.
Pricing, Specifications and Availability
The inMotion iM7 Portable Speaker System will be available in June at Apple stores and at www.alteclansing.com at an MSRP of $249.95. The product measures 6.5″ x 16.75″ x 6.5″ and ships with a power supply and international plug set. Eight D batteries (not included) are required for battery operation. The shoulder harness and shoulder pack accessories will be priced and sold separately.
About Altec Lansing Technologies, Inc.
Altec Lansing Technologies, Inc., has a rich legacy of blending art and science to stir the soul with high quality consumer and professional speaker systems. The market leader in Powered Audio Systems, Altec Lansing designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of computer and home entertainment sound systems and a line of headsets and headphones. The company’s Professional division, re-launched in 2002, builds on the storied Altec Lansing name among sound system specifiers, contractors and installers in the fixed installation market. Headquartered in Milford, PA USA and privately held, Altec Lansing also has offices in Oklahoma City OK, Luxembourg, and Hong Kong. In addition, Altec Lansing has an ISO 9002 and SA8000 certified manufacturing facility in The People’s Republic of China. The company employs about 1,500 people worldwide.
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