Altec Lansing’s Expressionist Ultra and the MIX
by Mark R
I got a chance to see what Altec Lansing was up to at CES last January, and its nice to see that they are still innovative with two new products: the Expressionist Ultra and the MIX.
The Expressionist Ultra is the set of speakers that you see to the left. As you can see, they have a very unique shape and transparent trapezoidal frame for a look that should compliment any desk. The speakers have a 200 watt powerhouse with a 3 inch midrange driver and 1 inch neodymium tweeter. The Expressionist Ultra also has fingertip controls, Audio Alignment technology, a headphone jack, and connects with AUX in jack and RCA adapter.
The MIX, seen to the immediate left, is a combination of iPod dock and 80’s style boombox. It is perfect for DJs-in-training as it has three music player inputs, a 30 pin dock connector for the iPhone and iPod, as well as two front-facing 3.5mm jacks. It plays for 30 hours on 8 D-cell batteries and has Audio Alignment, a Digital FM radio, and Dual AUX IN jacks for two additional audio players via front-facing 3.5mm jacks.
The Expressionist Ultra and the MIX should be available in the Fall. The Expressionist Ultra will be for $199.95, and the MIX Boom box/iPod dock will be for $299.99.