- Brand Name: Altec Lansing
- Model Number: iMT620
- Item Display Weight: 4.1 pounds
- Tuner Technology: AM/FM
- Media Type: MP3
Altec Lansing iMT620 inMotion Classic Portable iPod Dock with Rechargeable Battery and FM Tuner - 30 Pin Connector
- Supports most iPhone and iPod models with Universal Dock Connector
- Two 3-inch, full-range neodymium drivers and DSP technology for room-filling sound
- Rechargeable battery, handle that doubles as stand, and remote cubby for total portability
- Digital FM radio with 4 station presets; high-contrast LCD for radio or iPod info
- Auxiliary input for connecting external audio devices
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From the Manufacturer
The iMotion Classic is "Works with iPhone" certified and includes a full-navigation remote that lets you browse your iPhone's playlist. View larger.
A high-contrast LCD display lets you view your song details from afar. View larger.
Innovative handle gives you the portability you need and doubles as a kick stand. View larger.
A New Standard in Portable Audio
The versatile inMotion Classic is designed for extreme portability, letting you take your music anywhere. Compact and lightweight, the inMotion Classic folds to the size of a small, flat book to pack away.
The innovative handle is more than just a handle and serves three important roles: to swing up for grab-and-go transport, to swing back as a stand to securely kickback the speaker system, and to swing under in a "stowed" position. This stowed position electronically prohibits the system from turning ON and draining the on-board rechargeable Lithium-ion battery.
Satisfying Stereo Sound
Naturally, you'll want to bring your tunes on the road only if they sound good. The inMotion Classic delivers. It features Altec Lansing's Audio Alignment™ craftsmanship that precisely balances the key audio components -- the drivers, the enclosure and the electronics. This sonic balance is especially important for great audio in a compact system.
Expanded Sound Stage technology enhances the stereo listening experience by widening the sound field at the touch of a button. Custom-built, dual three-inch neodymium drivers throw out rich, crystal-clear audio with the quality that Altec Lansing fans have come to expect.
Digital FM Tuner
The inMotion Classic's digital FM radio tuner provides another entertainment source. The beauty of the FM radio is that it makes the inMotion Classic a valuable audio asset at all times, even when your iPhone or iPod is not handy. The four FM station presets let you keep your favorite radio stations ready to play.
The "Works with iPhone" certification means that the inMotion Classic is engineered to be immune from GSM signals, therefore preventing the speakers from picking up that pesky interference buzz from 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. This lets you experience pure audio, and nothing more!
Full-navigation Remote Control
The inMotion Classic offers the most full-featured remote control in its class. In addition to the standard controls, the remote provides full menu navigation for your iPhone or iPod, allowing you to browse artists, songs and playlists directly from the remote. The high-contrast LCD display on the inMotion Classic always tells you the song details from afar.
The inMotion Classic is covered by a one-year limited warranty.
What's in the Box
inMotion Classic stereo speaker system, remote control, AC power adapter, Apple universal well inserts, and quick connect instructions.
|Altec Lansing Speaker Docks|
|Orbit M||Octiv Mini||Octiv Duo||inMotion Compact||inMotion Classic||Mix|
|Ultra-portable sound for MP3 players or mobile phones||Compact speaker/charger/|
|Designed for multiple iPhone and iPod players||Perfect speaker for hotel, beach, or backyard||Ideal speaker to take around the house||The ultimate party speaker|
|Sound Enhancement Technology||Audio Alignment||Audio Alignment||Audio Alignment||Audio Alignment||Audio Alignment, Waves Maxx Audio||Audio Alignment, Xtreme Dynamic Bass|
|Onboard Controls||Power||Fully iPhone or iPod controlled||Power, Source, Volume||Power, Volume||Power, Volume, Track back, Track forward||Power, Volume, Track back, Track forward, Source, EQ|
|Power Type||3 AAA Batteries||AC Only||AC Only||AC, 4 AA Batteries||AC, Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery||AC, 8 D Batteries|
|Orbit M||Octiv Mini||Octiv Duo||inMotion Compact||inMotion Classic||Mix|
|iPhone & iPod Compatible|
|Audio Inputs||2-channel analog (stereo)||Universal dock for iPhone & iPod||Two universal docks for iPhone & iPod||Universal dock for iPhone & iPod||Universal dock for iPhone & iPod||Universal dock for iPhone & iPod|
|Secondary Aux In Jack|
|Shielded for Interference|
|Speaker Configuration||One 1.5" full-range driver||One 3" full-range driver||Two 2" full-range drivers||Two 2" full-range drivers||Two 3" full-range drivers||Two 1" tweeters and two 3" mid-range drivers;|
5.25" subwoofer and 5.25" passive radiator
Top Customer Reviews
Right out of the box, in contrast to the 600, the 620 is a sleeker unit. Gone is the high gloss black bezel that looked great but would forever show fingerprints around the buttons. While the 620 weighs in a scant 6 ounces heavier than the 600, it has a lower profile than its predecessor by nearly two inches. Portability is clearly one of the areas of improvement, as the 620 is now supported by its own full-width handle, a feature the 600 lacked, as it was supported on a hinge by the part of the device that served as the dock. Which is to say that when you plugged your iPod or iPhone into the 600, and sat it down on an uneven surface, the iPod could move and bump up against the front face of the 600. The dock in the 620 is set into a fixed recess, meaning once your iPod/iPhone is in place, it's secure. Another obvious change is the antenna -- the 620's extends nearly a foot higher and is of much sturdier construction, which translates (from my own experience) to much crisper, sharper, and clearer reception from local radio stations.
Much can be said about the audio quality, but subjectivity and a lack of a baseline make it difficult to be precise.Read more ›
-Sound quality is good. No popping or cracks with iPods or Aux attachments. Radio pickup is very good.
-The range of sound goes from very soft to very loud in good step increments. I was very pleased with the range.
-There are only 4 radio presets on both models
-All the typical navigation controls are there, except for a way to easily "jump to next album/artist". There is a fast forward, but its use for scanning to next FM station is touchy.
-They work great with the iPod classic, however, both have extreme difficulty with the iPod Touch (2nd Gen 8GB). They wouldn't always play, and if you switched source and came back, or if the Touch timed out and turned itself off, they weren't able to pick up playing again. If you try to manually do it with the Touch, it plays from the Touch speaker even though it's in the dock. The Touch also doesn't sit well on the dock due to its thin size.
-The cords are both are 6 feet.
-Neither has an AM tuner.
What I like about each compared to the other:
600 - Has the stronger remote. I can use it from 20ft away no problem. The 620's remote is very spotty even at 6ft range. The remotes, however, are compatible with both units.
620 - Has menu navigation on its remote so it is in theory easy to navigate artists, however you really need to see your iPod screen to do this, which if you're using the remote you'd think you'd be too far away to see (but since the 620 remote is awful you're probably right up close trying to get it to work anyway)
620 - Better antenna, it's got more range of motion, the 600's just sticks out the side.Read more ›
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I love the iMT620, no doubt. That doesn't make it flawless. In the way of improvement over the Altec Lansing inMotion iM600 USB-Charging Portable Speaker System with FM Receiver for iPod (Black), the 620 is more bass-y / less tinny, a big plus to me, and it works with the iPhone, a big plus to others. The look is more in line with the old style "ghetto blaster" (though much smaller and lighter!), than the really now-overdone "sleek, rounded corners, shiny black (white/red/blue) plastic casing", which I find a pleasant change of direction. Not only does it have a sturdier appearance, but it shows small marks less easily - and if you really use it as a portable device, it's going to pick up those small marks.
In the negative column, there are four small things.
- I put in an adapter and had a heck of time getting it out. This is great, when you're using the adapter, to know that it will be secure, but it's a flaw overall. A small release catch would be nice.
- Along the same lines, this isn't quite the old "ghetto blaster". Anyone who remembers those can remember toting it around on your shoulder (blowing out your hearing...) or swinging it as you walked. You're not going to do that with this one, or you'll be kissing your iPod goodbye. Despite the tight hold this thing has on the adapters, it has next to no hold at all on the iPod which, if you tilt the 620, will fall out.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this thing. So convenient to be able to charge it and take it off for days without needing another charge. Great sound quality too. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jennifer
For the amount of money paid for this product, it should not have stopped working after a few years. Junk!Published 3 months ago by compassrose
- Works exactly as advertised.
- Battery lasts a good while.
- Remote cubby, carry handle, radio, and excellent iPhone/iPod support. Read more
Awesome sound for radio or Ipod. Love that it has a long charge. It was marked down, so a real good deal on Amazon. Nice looking unit, too.Published 5 months ago by Aleta Payne
My best buy on Amazon. 3 years ago and I still love it on the beach, the office or party.Published 8 months ago by olga rivera