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Altec Lansing M650 Octiv Speaker System

B&H # ALM650 Mfr # M650
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Product Highlights
  • 2.1 Channel Docking Speaker System
  • Play iPhone/iPod Videos on Your TV
  • Dual 3.0" Full-Range Drivers
  • 4.0" Down-Firing Subwoofer
  • Auxiliary Input for Other Audio Devices
  • App-Enhanced With Ambient Music & Videos
  • Onboard Volume, Bass & Treble Controls
  • Music Pauses for Calls from iPhone
  • Fully Featured Remote
  • Unique Wedge Design

The M650 Octiv Speaker System from Altec Lansing is a versatile 2.1 channel speaker system that lets you dock, charge and play your iPhone or iPod and even hook them up to your TV to enjoy your videos on the big screen. The unit features two full-range drivers and a nested subwoofer for balanced, powerful audio with extended bass. So while you're watching videos on your TV, you'll get the full experience with more robust sound than your portable devices are capable of providing.

By downloading a free app from the App Store, you can customize your music with a 7-band graphic equalizer with multiple presets and choose from a selection of relaxing ambient sounds and videos like ocean waves or the sound of rain. And when you get a call on your iPhone, no worries -- the music will pause so you can answer all your important phone calls even if you have the volume turned all the way up. Adjustments are easy with the onboard volume, bass and treble controls so you can tweak your sound. Or, if you're on the couch and want to navigate select iPod and iPhone features as well as system functions, the included remote can come in handy.

In addition to its sonic prowess, your new Octiv Docking Speaker System offers a sophisticated accent to any space. The unique wedge design means it carries a low profile to fit in tight spaces, but it's also unobtrusive. For an ideal companion for your iPod and iPhone with app-enhanced features, look no further than the M650 Octiv Docking Speaker System. It's even certified as "Made for iPod/iPhone" to ensure quality and compatibility with your Apple devices, so they'll be sure to get along.

Hardware Features
  • Compatible with iPod touch 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G; iPod classic, iPod with video, iPod nano 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, 6G; iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone
  • Two 3" full-range drivers offer powerful, clear and balanced audio
  • Nested 4" subwoofer on the bottom of unit delivers extended bass
  • TV ready -- Watch videos from your iPhone or iPod touch (like iTunes, Netflix, or YouTube) on your TV
  • Full-featured remote lets you control audio and select iPhone and iPod features
  • Auxiliary input lets you connect additional audio devices like a CD player or computer
  • Music conveniently pauses when you get a call on your iPhone
  • Unique wedge design is compact (13 x 2 x 6 inches) so it can fit in tight spaces
App-Enhanced Features
By downloading the free "Music Mood" from the App Store, you can:

  • Customize your music with a 7-Band Graphic EQ or use the built-in presets
  • Relax and unwind to ambient sounds and videos like ocean waves, a crackling fireplace or the gentle sound of rain with the Ambient Sound & Visual Generator

    (To install the app, make sure you are running iPhone OS 3.2 or later)

  • Go To

    Compatibility iPod touch 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G; iPod classic, iPod with video, iPod nano 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, 6G; iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone
    Connectors RCA composite video output x 1
    Component video jacks (1 set) x 1
    Drivers Two 3" (76 mm) full-range drivers
    One 4" (100 mm) down-firing subwoofer
    General
    Color Black
    Power Requirements 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 13 x 2 x 6" (328 x 50 x 152 mm)
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Altec Lansing M650 Octiv Speaker System
  • Octiv 650 Speaker System
  • AC Adapter
  • Remote Control
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Altec LansingM650 Octiv Speaker System
     
    4.0

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great sound (7)
    • Simple controls (3)
    • Stylish (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (5)
      • Portable electronics (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Practical (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes (5), No (3)

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      5.0

      Excellent Iphone speaker system

      By fotoguy512000

      from Gonzales, La

      About Me Gear Head

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Transport
      • Fast Charge
      • Great Interface
      • Great Sound
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Portable Electronics

        Comments about Altec Lansing M650 Octiv Speaker System:

        I bought this for my wife so she could charge her Iphone and also listen to Pandora around the house. This speaker system is portable and sounds great. My wife loves it.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Good Value

        By Barb

        from Reno, NV

        About Me Audiophile

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Transport
        • Great Sound
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Portable Electronics

          Comments about Altec Lansing M650 Octiv Speaker System:

          Easy to use, love the remote, helps me demonstrate for students. Lightweight, easy fit anywhere.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          1.0

          Stopped working after 1 month

          By TJ

          from Georgia

          About Me Technically Challenged

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast Charge
          • Great Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about Altec Lansing M650 Octiv Speaker System:

            Sound is great, but the attachment for the ipod is flimsy and it stopped working after only one month

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            WOW! Great sound and great price

            By no nickname

            from Kennett, MO

            About Me Technically Challenged

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Portable Electronics

              Comments about Altec Lansing M650 Octiv Speaker System:

              I couldn't believe the sound! Especially for the price! And it even had a cord so if you upgrade to i-phone 5, your purchase is not obsolete! I would highly recommend this speaker system!

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              • Yes

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              4.0

              Altec Lansing speaker system

              By dezyn

              from Kansas City, MO

              About Me Gear Head

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Sound
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about Altec Lansing M650 Octiv Speaker System:

                I use this product with my iPod. I love the remote and the subwoofer. The remote is handy when you are sitting across the room and dont want to have to get up to change songs or volume. The subwoofer adds a good amount of bass and can be toned down if necessary. I do wish that the subwoofer had a cover over it, so I dont accidenatlly poke a hole in it when moving it. Overall I think it is a nice product that sounds great and is easy to use. It does seem to have some difficulty if you dont plug in the ipod before plugging in the speaker system to the outlet.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Can't Go Wrong

                By Florida Gator

                from Coral Springs, FL

                About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy Controls
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Great Sound
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Larger Rooms
                  • Offices

                  Comments about Altec Lansing M650 Octiv Speaker System:

                  Compared to the many options in a pretty wide price range, nothing comes close to the Altec M650. Terrific quality at a terrific price. Strongly considered a Bose unit but very glad I went with the Octiv M650.

                  There is some truth to other comments about too much bass at times, but if you dial down the bass, the bass should not an issue for over 90% of your listening choices.

                  Even for a little more cost, wish it had an FM tuner and was wireless but still very happy with purchase.

                  Also, very happy ordering from B & H.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Good Ipod System

                  By HappiHenri

                  from OC

                  About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy Controls
                  • Great Sound

                  Cons

                  • Diifficult to enable Apps

                  Best Uses

                  • Audiophiles
                  • Basic Use
                  • Smaller Rooms

                  Comments about Altec Lansing M650 Octiv Speaker System:

                  Sounds great.
                  Comes with free Apps - which take some configuration to make work
                  Too bassy out of the box. However - once you get the equalizer App working it's all very controllable
                  Had trouble geting App to function - but the overakk system performs well

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                  • Yes

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                  3.0

                  Poor base quality

                  By Bob

                  from Seattle WA

                  About Me Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy Controls
                  • Easy To Set Up

                  Cons

                  • Not Very Powerful
                  • Poor Sound

                  Best Uses

                  • Offices
                  • Smaller Rooms

                  Comments about Altec Lansing M650 Octiv Speaker System:

                  I am disappointed in the design and function of this speaker.There is way too much base built into this speaker and it can't be adjusted very much. I can't even listen to a lot of music that has a slightly more than normal amount of base.
                  The woofer is mounted on the bottom of the speaker with no cover, so you need to be very careful when picking it up.
                  This speaker has no where near the sound I expected after reading CNET reviews.

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                  • No

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