Altec Lansing releases M602 'high-end' iPod speaker system

Home audio, MP3 players

iPod speaker systems are pretty common these days, but Altec Lansing believe their M602 is a cut above the rest, announcing it as a ‘high-end speaker system for the home’.

It features custom-designed drivers and patented bass enhancement technology that deliver ‘crisp clear highs and room-thumping lows at loud volumes’. That’s quite some claim. It’s audio comes from two 3" full-range drivers and two 1" silk dome tweeters, and it features XdB bass enhancement technology which claims to give quality bass without a subwoofer.

It is ‘Made for iPod’ but you can plug pretty much any portable music player into it via its universal MP3 cradle. It also features a composite output so that you can play video through your TV. As per usual, it’ll recharge your iPod when docked.

It’s ‘the size of a laptop’ (we like specifics: that’s 14" W x 5.4" D x 8.2" H, weight: 5 lbs) and can be wall mounted or left free-standing. Powered by an AC adapter, it delivers 60W total RMS.

According to their website, it’s not yet available in the UK. It retails in the US for $199.

Altec Lansing web site

Andy Merrett
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