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Altec Lansing Octiv Duo

Altec Lansing Octiv Duo
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Altec Lansing Octiv Duo review: specs and price

Altec Lansing Octiv Duo

Why is Altec Lansing Octiv Duo better than the average?

  • Drivers count
    3vs2.1
  • Volume
    3797.92cm³vs31519.4cm³
  • Weight
    1.13kgvs1.49kg
  • Width
    96.5mmvs192.93mm

Top specs and features

Design

1.control panel placed on a device
Altec Lansing Octiv Duo

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

2.drivers count

3

A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. More drivers may result in better sound quality.

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3.driver unit size

50.8mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

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462mm

4.volume

3797.92cm³

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Meridian Explorer 2

58.75cm³

5.has a neodymium magnet
Altec Lansing Octiv Duo

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

6.height

271.8mm

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Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
Altec Lansing Octiv Duo

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.is an active speaker
Altec Lansing Octiv Duo

An amplifier is integrated into the device. An audio amplifier takes a small signal and makes it bigger without making any other changes in it which results in better sound, so any sound source can be connected to speakers.

3.number of microphones

0

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

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4.has a magnetic shielding
Altec Lansing Octiv Duo

A magnetic shielding limits the coupling of a magnetic field between two devices. The purpose is to prevent magnetic fields from interfering with electrical devices and avoid distortion (of TV, monitors, hard drives etc.).

Connectivity

1.has an AUX input
Altec Lansing Octiv Duo

An auxiliary input allows you to play other audio sources by connecting them through a simple audio connection like a 3.5mm jack, i.e for MP3 or portable DVD/CD player.

2.USB ports

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Best

JBL Boombox

2

3.has a cradle with 30-pin dock connector
Altec Lansing Octiv Duo

The Apple dock connector is a proprietary 30-pin connector that is common to Apple devices (iPods, iPhones and iPads) predating the Lightning connector. Allows you to connect older Apple devices, play music and at the same time charge it.

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