- Brand Name: Sony
- Model Number: ALT-SA31iR
Sony ALTUS ALTSA31IR Wireless Room Music System
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- Sony ALT-SA31iR ALTUS Multi-Room Music System for iPod/iPhone w/S-AIR Technology General Features:
- Enjoy superb sound quality
- S-AIR Digital Wireless technology makes it easy to enjoy your favorite music in multiple rooms
- No need for wiring, drilling into walls or expensive installation Compatible iPods/iPhones:
- iPod touch 2nd generation
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I thought the documentation could have been better, but the set-up was easy. "Pairing" was accomplished in seconds. With the transmitter in the family room, which is located in the lower level of the house, I tested the speakers in every room and also in our attached garage. I turned on the microwave, used the cell phone, wi-fi was active, and there were no interference problems.
The sound quality is way better than anticipated. One unexpected plus is that each speaker has the option of playing either an FM station or audio from an IPod. FM radio can be playing in the bedroom while music from my IPod is blasting in the garage.
The only complaint is the electrical power cable on the speakers and the transmitter should have been removable from the component. Because the cables are permanently wired to the device on one end and to the transformer on the other, it is difficult to find a location where the cable can be hidden. If the cable was removable (plug-in type), then the cable could be run behind a shelf and then plugged into the device.
This system is exactly what I was looking for and I am very pleased with it.
She needed sound for the whole apartment, but we didn't want to have to run wires all over the place. I gave it to her while she was visiting, she brought it home, opened it up, and within minutes was listening to music all over her apartment. She said it was basically ready to go right out of the box. I for sure thought that I was going to get a call, begging for my help to get it to work, but she said the directions were very straight forward, and easy to follow. She now calls me at least once a week, thanking me for the speaker system. She says the speakers are super crisp, and clear, no matter how loud she sets them.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to purchase.
One thing I've noticed is some signal "hick-ups" whenever you have a wireless device near by the receiver, so placing it in away from any of these devices should be more than enough to avoid any signal interference. I love this set, I put it to play our play-lists from our Ipods, my favorite radio stations and even hooked-it up to our TV set a couple of times, and to our computer as well, it sounds good.
Some specifications from the manual:
Speaker system: Full range, bass-reflex type
Speaker units: 57 mm (2 1/4 in), cone type (2)
Nominal impedance: 8 ohms
Power requirements: 120 V AC, 60 Hz
Input: Audio In jack ( 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack)
Dimensions (w/h/d): Approx. 250 x 123 x 129 mm (9 7/8 x 4 7/8 x 5 1/8 in.)
Mass: approx. 1.4 kg (3 lb 1.8 oz)
Audio Power Specifications power output and total harmonic distortion:
With 8 ohms loads, both channels driven, from 100 - 15,000 Hz; rated 6 watts per channel minimum RMS power, with no more than 10% total harmonic distortion.
As you can see, these are not "powerful" speakers, if you are looking for a powerful sound system, this is not it. This is a good and versatile unit.
Browse around and check prices, the price for this set has been going down since last year.
Another interesting feature is the ability to hook audio AND video from the base station to a television. I have taken advantage of this very unique feature, by putting a small flat screen in the kitchen where my base station sits. I (again, after turning off wifi) pull up YouTube, Netflix, etc and BAM, I have an instant web TV. Very cool.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
i bought this for 150 and ti resolved all my music issue i can just plug my ipod any of i phones ir with a 25$ additoinl usb streamer (buy seperately) my i tune library..... Read morePublished on December 3, 2011 by M. Rao
This is a great product, I have checked it out for a while at my local electronics store where I work, Even with employee purchase programs the price was not as good as on Amazon>... Read morePublished on January 9, 2011 by jman
It was delivered as soon as possible with all parts intact and working. I would recommend buying from them, and plan to do so in near future.Published on January 3, 2011 by W. Elliott
The system itself works fine, but the remote controller was not working from the start. I sent it back in April 2010 and at the new year the issue is still unresolved after about... Read morePublished on December 30, 2010 by Kyle G Daniels
Bought this system at Tuesday Morning for $149. The speakers do need to be plugged in, but that's not an issue in my house. Read morePublished on December 30, 2010 by A. Johnson
I bought this item after reading lots of descriptions about it being "wireless". I had all sorts of plans for what I could do with "wireless speakers". Read morePublished on December 28, 2010 by biggparkin