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Altec Lansing inAir 5000 Airplay Speaker System

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  • The convenience of AirPlay - wirelessly stream uncompressed music over Wi-Fi from any compatible iOS device or computer running iTunes
  • Premium sound quality - unique, non-parallel walls deliver clarity and minimum loss through the entire tonal range. Adaptive DSP widens the sound field, tames high frequencies and offers lower bass-response
  • Distinct ease-of-use - the inAir Guide iOS app walks you through a quick set-up that will have your music playing minutes after you open the box
  • Elegant design - the contemporary, minimalist design with premium materials, accents and finish is striking and and attractive
  • Included is a premium solid brushed metal remote

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  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 48.3 x 19.1 cm ; 3.9 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 7 Kg
  • Delivery information: We cannot deliver certain products outside mainland UK ( Details). We will only be able to confirm if this product can be delivered to your chosen address when you enter your delivery address at checkout.
  • Item model number: MA5000
  • ASIN: B0061JQ0RG
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Nov. 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

Product Description

Product Description

Free your music! Stream music wirelessly via a Wi-Fi network.

The Inair 5000 by Altec Lansing is an ingenious wireless sound system that supports Apple's AirPlay technology to the full extent. You will receive an incomparable sound with crystal-clear sound and rich bass.

Access to your iTunes library on the computer or the data from the iCloud. The Inair 5000 can stream their iOS devices, music over a WiFi network. Connect all their libraries for a new listening experience. Their music can be played from anywhere without causing clutter of wires.

The Altec Lansing Inair 5000 is a premium AirPlay speaker system with 110 watts of power in a stylish design. 2x 20 watt tweeter and 1x 40 watt subwoofer provide excellent sound. The configuration is done quickly and easily via the iOS app. An elegant aluminum remote control is migeliefert.


<ul> <li>Space Filling, high-performance speaker system with AirPlay technology</li> <li>Dual 20W, High Sensitivity Neodymium</li> <li>Tweeter for crystal clear sound</li> <li>A 4 '40 watt long-throw subwoofer for deep, rich bass sound</li> <li>Total output power 110W</li> <li>USB port</li> <li>aluminum remote control</li> </ul>

Manufacturer's Description

The inAir 5000 by Altec Lansing resets the bar for wireless audio reproduction using Apple AirPlay. Astonishing sonic performance from a beautifully designed device lets you enjoy all your music in any room, without wires. Access your iTunes library or stream from the cloud. All you need is Wi-Fi and and iPod Touch, iPad or iPhone. Amazing sound quality is an Altec Lansing hallmark, and you'll hear the difference with this high-performance all-in-one networked speaker.

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Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By GSARider on 10 Nov. 2011
I needed another Airplay Dock for my study and I had a listen to the inair 5000 in-store and thought that it sounded good and just as importantly, it looked well made and designed nicely without being too big. The blue light emanating from the bottom of the unit looks pretty cool and gives it a nice presence in any room.

Setting up was very easy for an airplay dock, using the inair 5000 app available for ipad / iphone, it took less than two minutes to get it up & running onto my wifi network and streaming music from my iPad. I've now had the dock for four days and have been pleased with the sound. I have the inair 5000 in my study as I like some background music at low to medium levels, but with a quality of sound - clear with some bass presence. This dock fits the bill perfectly and I'm pleased with the purchase.

Using Airplay has been a hot & miss on two other speaker systems that I have bought previously - with the systems losing the network and requiring a reboot every couple of hours and I'm happy to report that the inair 500 has been running fine with no issues.

Overall I'd recommend it for being stable on Airplay, having a great design and good sound.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Granty on 2 Nov. 2012
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Hi, this is my first review on amazon so forgive the long winded nature of it. Feel free to skip to the last paragraph for a more concise summing up. Read on if you're like me and you like to have extra details.
My main motivation for buying this unit was the purchase of an iPad over summer and the realisation that my ancient iPod dock/iPod classic combo as my kitchen's sound system was maybe now going the way of 8 track in terms of modern hi-fi. After the almost obligatory 100 man hours of research, I was left with 3 routes I felt were suitable.
1) airplay speaker
2)bluetooth speaker
3) sonos
I felt the InAir 5000 offered the best solution in terms of cost v quality as Bluetooth speakers have a reputation for poorer quality sound though they are more competitively priced. The sonos was ruled out on the grounds of excessive cost and also because I didn't want to mess about with NAS drives or equivalent devices to act as servers for the system, I just wanted to plonk the ipad down and start playing it through a speaker.
It's original rrp was around £400 which in cost terms puts it almost head to head with the zeppelin air by Bowers & Wilkins although the zeppelin will set you back a further £ 80 or so. My dad has recently purchased a zeppelin and for me, it offers a superior sound in terms of clarity and reproduction versus the InAir though I will admit to being no hi-fi buff. At the InAir's original rrp I would have said you would be better served spending the extra £80 and going for the zeppelin but now that the cost has halved, I would say the pendulum swings favourably in the InAir's favour. It is almost ( though not quite) as good as the zeppelin but at more more than half the cost, it looks like a real bargain.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan on 12 Jan. 2013
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After much research and deliberation over which Airplay enabled speakers to buy I chose this one. At this price it was great value. Reviews were mixed amongst the professionals but reading between the lines this seemed the best buy for us. Both my wife and I love the sound we get from this machine and its flexibility. It is also very well built and thoughtfully put together. We don't own any iOS devices but can play anything we want using Rogue Amoeba's 'Airfoil' software to any Airplay speakers which includes an Airport Express that feeds our HiFi separates system through a DAC and now the Altec Lansing. We can also play music to it using iTunes. All from a PC and our wireless network. We can also plug in our iPods and charge them at the same time. There is also an auxiliary input to play music from other sources eg. my Android phone. As a bonus there's a neat little remote which has a quality feel to it as has the whole package. We also had great service from the vendor. Recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Laurence Downie on 26 Jan. 2015
I bought this speaker from Richer Sounds in October 2012. I have been pleased with the overall performance of this speaker and would recommend it as a good (and much better value) alternative to the B&W Zeppelin Air.

Having recently encountered an issue with this speaker where it failed to show up as a selectable AirPlay option on my Macbook and iPhone I have been prompted to write a review in the hope that it will be helpful to other people who have bought this speaker and to respond to the 1 star reviews.

It is true that the Altec Lancing inAir5000 app is no longer available in the app store but it is possible to configure the speaker wirelessly with a computer following these steps... (The steps in the instruction booklet could actually be much clearer)...

Turn the speaker on and press the reset button on the back
Wait around 30 seconds for the blue light to start flashing purple
Press the "Wi Fi Connect" button and the main light will start to flash yellow / orange
Get your computer (mac or pc) to detect Wi Fi networks
The "inAir-setup" option should appear as a network
Connect to it and then use an internet browser and type into the address bar
Enter a name for the device and click apply
Choose your home network and enter your usual Wi Fi password
Connect your computer to your usual Wi Fi network
inAir 5000 should now be an available option in your sound output settings (at least it was for me on my Macbook)
The AirPlay icon is now available again on my iPhone too
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