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Altec Lansing M812 Octiv Air Wireless Speaker System with Dock for iPod (Black)


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  • Wireless speaker system lets you place speakers anywhere in your home
  • Powerful digital amplification provides 80 watts RMS
  • Add additional wireless speakers for multi-room broadcasting
  • Dual 4-inch drivers and 1-inch tweeters provide outstanding sound quality
  • Measures 17.5 x 10.75 x 5 inches (W x H x D); backed by a one-year warranty
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Technical Details
Brand NameAltec Lansing
Item Weight14.8 pounds
Product Dimensions7 x 21.3 x 13 inches
Item model numberM812
Number of Items1
  
Additional Information
ASINB000R6QAHY
Best Sellers Rank #308,697 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight16.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First AvailableSeptember 14, 2004
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Altec Lansing
  • Model: M812
  • Weight: 14.90 pounds

Product Description

Product Description

The Altec Lansing M812 Octiv AIR is a next-generation wireless speaker system that lets you step up to the way digital music is enjoyed today with great versatility of use. For your iPod, the Octiv AIR delivers 80 watts of powerful high-fidelity sound, without wires and in a convenient, clutter-free package. And with the included Octiv AIR remote, you'll have fingertip control of your music from anywhere in the room.

From the Manufacturer

The Altec Lansing M812 Octiv AIR is a next-generation wireless speaker system that lets you step up to the way digital music is enjoyed today with great versatility of use. For your iPod, the Octiv AIR delivers 80 watts of powerful high-fidelity sound, without wires and in a convenient, clutter-free package. And with the included Octiv AIR remote, you'll have fingertip control of your music from anywhere in the room.


The advanced Octiv AIR remote lets you control your music from across the room. View larger

You can place the speaker up to 100 feet away from the dock. View larger
Brilliant Sound from your iPod Throughout Your Home
At the heart of the Octiv AIR is a transmitter dock that transmits the music from your iPod wirelessly to the system's powerful 80-watt speaker. You can place the dock wherever it’s most convenient and experience your music in full, brilliant sound wherever you'd like. By using a 2.4-GHz wireless link, the system delivers high-quality, static-free transmission through walls and ceilings up to 100 feet away, for best-in-class sound quality.

In addition to the music on your iPod, the Octiv AIR can also send FM radio, music from your CD collection, or even satellite radio throughout your home, thanks to the dock's integrated FM tuner and auxiliary input. The included remote will give you convenient, fingertip control of your iPod, FM radio, and speaker functions. And for greater convenience, the transmitter dock will simultaneously charge your iPod while you listen to it.

The bass and treble are entirely user-adjustable, so the Octiv AIR lets you control your ideal sound equilization.

Note: The Octiv AIR is compatible with the iPod touch (1st and 2nd generation), iPod classic, iPod with video, iPod nano (all generations), iPod with color display, iPod mini, and iPod with click wheel.

Customized Stereo Sound for Each Room
With the Octiv AIR, you have the choice of exactly how your music is delivered. If you want to focus your music in a large entertainment room, you can add a second speaker and choose the system's "left/right" mode, which will separate your sound into two channels, effectively doubling your power.

To truly revolutionize your sound experience, the system gives you the option of adding up to seven additional speakers throughout different rooms in your home, so you will never be away from your music.

Powerful, Full-Spectrum Sound
The Octiv AIR uses digital amplification to deliver crystal-clear sound up to 80 watts RMS, enough power to fill a large room with sound. The speaker also features unique bass-enhancement technology that creates deep bass without a subwoofer.

Overall sound quality is outstanding, thanks to a two-way design with dual 4-inch speakers and 1-inch tweeters that deliver clean treble and deep bass. The Octiv AIR has a system response from 42 Hz to 22 kHz.

You can easily mount the speaker either on the wall with the optional wall bracket, or place it on a shelf or desktop. The Octiv AIR is so precisely tuned that it uses its surrounding environment to kick up the omni-directional bass frequencies. A switch on the speaker itself allows you to set the ideal bass EQ, optimized no matter where you place the system.

The Altec Lansing M812 Octiv AIR speaker measures 17.5 x 10.75 x 5 inches and weighs 11.9 pounds. It is backed by a one-year warranty.

What's in the Box
Transmitter base with dock, dock adapters, speaker, FM Antenna, remote control (batteries included), power cord, power adapter, stereo cable, user's guide, and quick reference guide.




The Octiv AIR can fill a large room with crystal-clear sound wirelessly.

Customer Reviews

Very high marks for sound.
Gaz Rendar
Have contacted Altec Lansing customer service for a return authorization but have not received it yet.
P. Wood
There are so many things wrong with this product I can't believe it.
New Kindle User

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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful By P. Wood on May 3, 2010
Bought directly from Altec Lansing. As soon as speaker unit plugged in, noticed display was not working. Continued setup anyway and fiddled around to get it to work, amazingly without seeing a display. Seemed like it would play okay until shutoff. Once shutoff, would require 20 mins of fiddling to get to work again. Remote functioned about 10% of the time and the unit's own controller functioned about 20% of the time. Given the addit'l poor reviews of this product, I would avoid at all costs. Have contacted Altec Lansing customer service for a return authorization but have not received it yet. We'll see how well they repond.
UPDATE: Finally charged for the unit by the retailer 4 months later. In the interim, i have tried to use it but it has NEVER functioned properly. IT COST me $35 to ship back a defective unit worth nothing. Customer service at Altec Lansing is abysmal at best. Unless you want to waste your money, do NOT buy this unit.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Richard Aubin VINE VOICE on February 18, 2010
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Conceptually, this speaker system seemed like a good product - a remote dock and a large speaker that would be able to drive some full sound. Indeed, we thought the sound was very nice on this unit - when we could get sound out of it. Unfortunately, there are just far too many kinks - we could never get this unit to sync up for more than a few minutes at a time. Sometimes it would sync and receive input on the FM tuner portion of the remote dock (why they put the tuner in the dock is beyond me) but it would not permit you to change the frequency, or not permit you to change to the iPod/iPhone input. We would disconnect, de-power, reset, re-sync time and time again. Eventually we just gave up on the system. Although I generally like Altec Lansing products, this one is a complete dud for us.
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53 of 61 people found the following review helpful By P. Colin McGraw VINE VOICE on March 23, 2009
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When it comes to playing your iTunes music in a room away from the computer, products tend to take two main approaches. The first approach streams music from your computer to speakers of your choice. Apple Airport Express or the Sonos System are an example. The second approach involves docking iPods directly to an integrated set of speakers. The Octiv Air essentially takes the "dock" approach, but provides an aux port, so it also supports the "computer streaming" approach when paired with the above products. Thus, the Octiv Air operates in a very impressive, unique way!

Better yet, instead of the dock being physically attached to the speaker system, the dock is separate and wirelessly streams your iPod or "computer streamer"'s sound to the speaker, which can be placed elsewhere. For me, that feature makes the system brilliant!

My wife likes to listen to her iPod in the kitchen, but the problem with other iPod docking products is that our counter space is too valuable to fit a big speaker. Now, we can set the iPod in a small, out-of-the-way dock on the kitchen counter, but stream the music to the speaker, which sits elsewhere!

Another plus is that the wireless dock supports any sound output from your iPod. This means that in addition to the music on the iPod hard drive, you can also use the Octiv Air for Pandora internet radio and any other music supported by iPod Touch/iPhone applications!

As for the sound quality, it's excellent!
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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful By H.F. TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 26, 2009
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UPDATE Nov '10: this product now lives in my attic. I got something much better with sound that's just as nice. Plus it's smaller and doesn't take up nearly as much space!

UPDATE Dec '09: I left this ton of bricks unplugged since Aug 09, but recently felt ready to fight with it again. I plugged it in, set it up. Within a minute, I had it working. A few days later, I go back to use it. It's frozen saying "no sync". So I called Altec Lansing. I told them the problems I've had with it. He immediately said its a "receiver" issue and it needs to be replaced with a new speaker. I have no problem doing that, but they want me to pay to ship it to them(they pay to ship it back). I just don't have the throw away cash right now to do it since this weighs so much and who knows if the new one will work. When it decides to work, I love this ipod dock, when it doesn't, I HATE it.

UPDATE Aug 09: We used this ipod dock often in our living room. It never moved, or got mishandled. One day I went to use it and the speaker part was not cooperating. Couldn't get it to turn out, despite the little dock part showing as powered. I just spent over an hour with the manual, and now even though I have power to both, the speaker screen either freezes(have to unplug), or just gives a spurt of music and then powers down. I tried to change RF channels, did everything the manual suggests. I am too mad to speak with an altec tech on the phone(since they do not appear to have email tech support), so I'm going to put it to the side for now.

ORIGINAL REVIEW: You know how sometimes you're sitting there listening to something, and you're enjoying it to such the extreme that you want to hear absolutely everything right this minute and just can't choose? These speakers did that for me.
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