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Altec Lansing Announces New iM4 Portable Speaker System

One-piece, $129.95 speaker system for MP3 and CD players travels light (January 17, 2005)

Altec Lansing's inMotion iM4 (Click for larger image)

Altec Lansing's inMotion iM4
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Fifteen months after its original inMotion portable speaker system became one of the biggest successes of the iPod economy, Altec Lansing is introducing a new inMotion model called the iM4 that can transform any brand of MP3 or CD player from a private in-ear listening system to a public one. Just put away your earbuds, plug any player from a Samsung or Rio to an Archos or iRivers into the system, queue up your favorite Aerosmith or Nirvana tunes, and let the music fill the room.

Small and lightweight enough to stuff in a briefcase, the inMotion iM4 is a one-piece system with two speakers on either side of a 4.5 x 5 no-skid rubberized platform that holds a music player of any size firmly in place. The speakers stand nearly vertical when the system is in use, then fold down to platform level to form a flat surface slightly larger than 5" x 10" for easy storage or travel.

The speakers themselves incorporate many of the same audio components as the original inMotion to deliver the full-bodied sound that put inMotion on the map. The highly efficient 4-watt Class D digital amplifier powers four 1 neodymium micro drivers for clear reproduction over the entire frequency range and a noticeable audio advantage over two-driver products, while patented MaxxBass technology creates quality bass that lets listeners feel the rhythm down to their toes without the need for a subwoofer.

A unique retractable cable used to connect the user's music player to the iM4 eliminates cable clutter, and an auxiliary input jack makes it possible to connect a second audio device ranging from another MP3 or CD player to a PC to create a two-in-one speaker system.

The black rubber overlay that covers the platform and matching protective aluminum grills that encase the speakers are designed to complement the color and texture of the leading music players. The iM4 runs on 4AA batteries (not included) and comes with an AC adapter and international plug-set that allows the system to be plugged into the wall to conserve battery power or keep the music playing between charges. The package also includes a power supply and carrying case.

The inMotion iM4 Portable Speaker System will be available in consumer electronic stores and online at in February at an MSRP of $129.95.

About Altec Lansing Technologies, Inc.
Altec Lansing Technologies, Inc., has a rich legacy of blending art and science to stir the soul with high quality consumer and professional speaker systems. The market leader in Powered AudioTM Systems, Altec Lansing designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of computer and home entertainment sound systems and a line of headsets and headphones. The company's Professional division, re-launched in 2002, builds on the storied Altec Lansing name among sound system specifiers, contractors and installers in the fixed installation market. Headquartered in Milford, PA USA and privately held, Altec Lansing has offices in Austin TX, Oklahoma City OK, Luxembourg, and Hong Kong. In addition, Altec Lansing has an ISO 9002 and SA8000 certified manufacturing facility in The People's Republic of China. The company employs about 1,500 people worldwide.

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