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Monday, August 20, 2007

The Altec Lansing M604 Zune Speaker Dock

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Accessories" @ 07:00 AM



Product Category: Speaker dock
Manufacturer: Altec Lansing
Where to Buy: Low Price Search
Price: Ranges from $96.99 to $149.95 USD
System Requirements: A Zune for full functionality, or any MP3 player with a 3.5mm audio jack for sound (power will not be supplied to non-Zune devices).
Specifications: SOUND PRESSURE LEVEL (SPL): 100 dB. TOTAL CONTINUOUS POWER: 60 Watts RMS. SYSTEM RESPONSE: 60 Hz - 20 kHz (-10 dB). SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO: @ 1 kHz input: > 70 dB. DRIVERS: (per Satellite): Two 3” full-range drivers and two silkdome 1” tweeters. DIMENSIONS: 14” (W) x 5.4” (D) x 8.2” (H) (354 mm (W) x 137 mm (D) x 208 mm (H)). Further specifications here.

Pros:
  • One of the few portable speaker systems for the Zune;
  • Recharges the Zune;
  • Attractive industrial design.
Cons:
  • It just doesn't sound that good;
  • No way to switch Zune functions or playlists
  • Weak to non-existent bass response;
  • No option for battery power, so it's not truly portable.

Summary:
Being the Zune fan that I am, I have a natural inclination to applaud any company willing to release Zune accessories in the iPod-saturated market we live in – so it's safe to say that I was somewhat pre-disposed to like the Altec Lansing Zune speaker dock. Despite a lot of nice features, it just can't deliver my music the way I want to hear it – but my ears are different than yours, so this may still be the solution you've been looking for.

Read on for the full review!
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Monday, February 5, 2007

Gear Diary Reviews the Altec Lansing M604

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Accessories" @ 09:45 AM

http://www.geardiary.com/?p=2092

"One of the first things I realized after getting my Zune was that although listening to it through a premium set of earphones was nice, there were going to be plenty of times when I wouldn’t want to hear my music that way. Times when I would want to hear it playing over a better sounding system than the craptastic speakers on my laptop. Figuring out how I was going to accomplish this became my goal, because the fact of the matter is that there is a certain other digital music player that currently enjoys most of the after-market accessory love from all of the premium music dock companies. That’s why I was very interested when I saw the announcement that Altec Lansing - one of those premier music dock companies - would be producing a M604 Powered Audio System specifically for the Microsoft Zune."



Gear Diary's Judie Hughes has just reviewed the Altec Lansing M604 Powered Audio System for the Zune. At $199.95 (or slightly lower, if you shop around), you can expect great sound and great looks, so if money is no object, you may want to consider one of these beasts as an accessory.


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