Liberate Your Music Library: Altec Lansing Introduces the New inAir 5000 Wireless AirPlay Speaker

Altec Lansing Sets the New Standard for Wireless Audio with Sensational Sound Quality and Ease-of-Use

Feb 22, 2012, 10:48 ET from Altec Lansing

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, audio innovator Altec Lansing released the inAir 5000 Wireless AirPlay® Speaker (MA5000) that allows users of iTunes, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch to stream music wirelessly over their Wi-Fi network to any room in the house. The inAir 5000 is the first in a new series of AirPlay enabled audio networking products that capitalize on the audio engineering excellence and groundbreaking product design of Altec Lansing.

The new inAir 5000 is the perfect companion for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch as well as computers running iTunes. Whether a user is playing music from a personal iTunes library or streaming content from AirPlay-enabled apps, the inAir 5000 is the simple, elegant way to wireless entertainment with astounding audio clarity.

"Altec Lansing is thrilled to add the first AirPlay speaker to our long line of products that support Apple devices and their customers," said Brendon Stead, Co-President, Altec Lansing. "Apple customers have come to expect the best in design and usability, and the inAir 5000 addresses those needs while promising the amazing audio performance for which Altec Lansing is known."

Designed for Compatibility
iTunes users and those with an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch can now enjoy room-filling sound in any living space. Engineered to be an accessory to an active social lifestyle, connecting to the inAir 5000 is fast and simple with AirPlay via any compatible device*, and setting up the speaker is a breeze. Using the Altec Lansing inAir Guide App, users can quickly and easily setup their new speaker system. Within minutes of opening the box, users are streaming music from a wide range of sources. Furthermore, using iTunes on a Mac or PC, users can play music to multiple inAir 5000 speakers throughout the home or office.

Designed for Amazing Sound Quality 
The new inAir 5000 has been engineered from the ground up to provide the most audio punch in an attractive form factor. The unique curvature of the unit goes beyond esthetics with non-parallel walls that prevent the cross-cancellation of sound waves and produce more natural sound. The result of this unique design is amazing clarity and minimal loss throughout the entire tonal range. The structure of the unit is fortified thoroughly to prevent distortion and vibration, so music is reproduced the way the artist intended. Intelligent digital signal processing promises lower bass response, widens the sound field and tames high frequencies. This product benefits from Altec Lansing's legendary sound engineering, and music enthusiasts will hear the difference.

The internal components of the inAir 5000 are a testament to the heritage and legacy of Altec Lansing's 75 years in audio excellence. The dual 3-inch mid-range drivers are constructed of super strong Kevlar to deliver true vocals and mid-tones with minimal distortion. Triple amplifiers drive the system, with dedicated power to the mid-range drivers, the neodymium tweeters and the thunderous 4-inch subwoofer.

Designed for Household Harmony
The inAir 5000 was designed with an emphasis on clean lines and minimal distractions to appeal to a wide variety of tastes and harmoniously blend with any decor. Discreet, side-mounted controls and the included remote give users easy command of the unit and their music.

Availability and Pricing
The inAir 5000 Wireless AirPlay Speaker (MA5000) will be available in late February at and select retailers worldwide. MSRP is $499.95.

The inAir Guide App is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch or at

*AirPlay requires a Mac or PC with iTunes 10.1 or later, or iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (2nd generation or later), iPad or iPad 2 with iOS 4.2 or later.

About Altec Lansing
Celebrating 75 years of audio excellence and innovation, Altec Lansing is recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance with industry firsts including the first "talkie" film speakers, the first set of desktop computer speakers and the first iPod docking station. Altec Lansing continues to be the first choice for music enthusiasts and audiophiles alike with exceptional audio solutions for the home, on the go, and personal enjoyment. To learn more about Altec Lansing's unique history and discover the complete line of audio products, visit

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