Aktimate Maxi - Walnut (Discontinued) by Aktimate Speakers
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Aktimate Maxi Two-Way Speakers - Walnut
Not long after the AktiMate Mini was released, rumour began to spread that a bigger and better version was in the planning stage - not to replace the Mini, but to complement it and offer additional features.
The Maxi has now arrived - not only is it larger but also very much smarter. It includes a Reciva media module which brings the wonders of direct access to internet radio, together with the ability to stream from any Windows or UPnP shared network on your computer. To access the network you either connect via the Ethernet RJ45 on the rear panel, or wirelessly using the AktiMate Maxi’s internal Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g.
There is FM radio as well (with a string antenna supplied), and the Maxi has three auxiliary inputs (2 pairs of RCA phonos and a mini-jack) plus audio outputs. The USB host socket on the Maxi allows replay of music files from music sticks or MP3 players. The iPod dock has the elegant cover flap recently introduced on the AktiMate Mini.
The enhanced functionality is easy to use thanks to the addition of an illuminated LCD screen on the front of the more powerful active speaker. The menu itself is clear and easy to navigate, either via the remote or the knob on the front panel. And the options are plentiful - Internet Radio, FM Radio, Media Player, Aux 1 (via RCA Phono 1), Aux 2 (RCA Phono 2) Line in (Mini-jack) ... there is even an alarm clock! In addition, once registered with Reciva (free) you have access to the vast media library which you configure to your very own My Stuff folder for speed of access.
Control is via the remote handset or from the control knob on the front panel of the active speaker. The speakers themselves are available in a choice of three finishes, red and black high gloss plus walnut real wood veneer.
Early reviews indicate the Maxi has achieved every objective - once again at an amazing price.
This product is not eligible for discount.
Configuration: 2-Way active bookshelf speakers (1 active master speaker/1 passive slave speaker)
Power Output: 60 W @ 1 kHz into its own 4 Ohm speaker load
Woofer: 165 mm (6.5 inch) mid/bass with moulded polypropylene cone. Magnetically shielded.
Tweeter: 25 mm (1 inch) soft dome with neodymium magnet. Magnetically shielded
Frequency Response: 48 - 28 kHz
Power Amplifier: Type Class A/B (built in) 60 watts per channel RMS
Nat-Semi LM4780 Overture
MAS 6116 digitally controlled analogue volume control
Transformer: 160W Toroidal power transformer
Inputs: 1 Pair Stereo RCA sockets
1 3.5 mm jack
USB for memory stick/MP3 Player
Outputs: 1 pair RCA sockets (unfiltered) for connection to sub-woofer or to daisy-chain AktiMate speakers
Connections: Ethernet, WiFi 802.11 b/g, FM
Input Impedance: 22 kOhms unbalanced
Passive speaker impedance: 4 Ohms unbalanced
Protection: Output current limiting
Thermal over- temperature
Power on/off transient protection
Replaceable external mains fuse
Mains Voltage: 240/120V 50/60 Hz
Weight: 16 Kgs packaged
Warranty: 12 months (original purchaser only) - Warranty valid in country of purchase
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Size: 12 5/8 x 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 in
Right angles IEC power cord
Connecting speaker cable
3.5mm connection cable
iPod accessory pack - note this is a selection only
(The accessory which came with your iPod / iPhone fits into the AktiMate dock)..
4 mm banana plugs
IR remote control handset
Cloth Grilles (to fit over woofer)
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