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Boston Acoustics MC200Air
Powered wireless speaker system with Apple® AirPlay® (Black)
Item # 065MC200B | MFR # MC200AIRB
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Our take on the Boston Acoustics MC200Air by Crutchfield's Ralph Graves
Bring the music on your Apple portable to life with the MC200Air from Boston Acoustics. This Wi-Fi® speaker system is AirPlay-compatible, so streaming from your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch® couldn't be easier. And this slender system really delivers on sound quality, so you can enjoy big sound without making space for a big system.
Sleek design fits in anywhere
The slim contours of the MC200Air make it an ideal system for a nightstand, end table, or kitchen counter. And for rooms where space is really an issue, you can even mount this speaker on your wall using its rear-panel keyhole slots.
Great sound from a small system
The MC200Air features two full-range speakers that deliver rich, detailed sound. Boston Acoustics' patented BassTrac® circuitry continually monitors the signal to prevent distortion and ensure clean, clear bass.
The convenience of Apple AirPlay
You can make a one-to-one connection between the MC200Air and your Apple portable device to enjoy your stored music files, as well as audio from apps such as Pandora® Internet radio, Slacker, and more. Tune into Internet radio stations on your iPhone, for example, and hear them through the M200Air.
Using the iTunes® program on your computer, you can wirelessly stream to multiple MC200Air speakers simultaneously. And you have the added advantage of using your Apple portable as a remote. So you can select songs, individually adjust the volume of each connected MC200Air system, and fill your home with sound — all right from your iPad or iPhone.
Other wired and wireless connection options
Have an Android™ smartphone or tablet? The MC200Air is DLNA-compatible, which means you can stream music wirelessly from your mobile device (DLNA streaming app download may be required). The system also has a stereo minijack auxiliary input to connect other portables to it. And there's a USB port on the back for your Apple portable's charging cable. You can charge your device while connected, and play music through the system — a great option for Apple devices without Wi-Fi, like an iPod classic®. The system also has an Ethernet port so you can make a wired connection to your home network.
Gary J, Macomb, MI
What's in the Box:
- Wireless speaker system
- AC power supply (with attached 6' DC cord)
- Two 6' AC power cords (US/EU)
- Remote control (CR2025 3V battery installed)
- Owner's Manual
- Quick Start Guide
- Caution note
- Wi-Fi wireless music options
- Apple AirPlay lets you stream music wirelessly from your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, or computer
- DLNA for Android smartphones, tablets, and compatible PCs
- two 3-1/4" full-range speakers
- frequency response: 70-20,000Hz
- BassTrac® circuitry monitors the audio signal to prevent audible distortion
- Ethernet port for wired connection to home network
- stereo headphone minijack
- stereo minijack auxiliary input for portable devices
- USB port for charging Apple devices and playback
- integrated keyhole slots for wall mounting
- remote control
- AC power adapter
- 15-3/4"W x 5-15/16"H x 4-1/4"D
- weight: 4.81 lbs.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Wireless Speaker System: The Boston Acoustic MC200Air is a high performance wireless speaker system with AirPlay technology & DLNA certification. The MC200Air also offers a USB (type-A) input and 3.5mm auxiliary input. You'll get great room-filling sound from this sleek, compact designed wireless speaker system. An included IR remote control provides added convenience.
Full-Range Sound w/ BassTrac Circuitry: The Boston Acoustic MC200Air houses dual 3.5" Boston-designed full-range drivers inside a bass-reflex cabinet (with dual rear-firing ports) for high-performance sound. The system also features BassTrac circuitry for consistent, high-performance sound. BassTrac, a Boston-designed digital audio technology, allows the speaker system to output deep bass with minimal distortion, even at high volumes.
Dual Network Connections (wireless/wired): The MC200Air is equipped with dual network connection methods. There's an RJ-45 LAN (Ethernet) port for direct wired connection to your home network, and there's also the built-in WiFi feature that includes WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) for safe and secure connection to your wireless home network. The unit's network connection lets you listen to music from compatible AirPlay and DLNA devices.
Note: This unit's RJ-45 Ethernet port supports 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX and requires an Ethernet (LAN) category 5 or higher cable, Router, Modem, and Internet connection. When using a wireless LAN connection, your system must feature an wireless router/access-point.
DLNA Certified: The MC200Air can connect to any DLNA-certified device, including Windows PCs with compatible software and smartphones with Android OS via your Wi-Fi network. You'll be able to wirelessly stream music stored on your compatible Windows PC or Android device to the Boston Acoustic MC200Air.
AirPlay Technology: AirPlay wireless technology lets you stream your favorite music from your Wi-Fi connected Windows PC or Mac computer using iTunes; or your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad to the MC200Air Speaker System. AirPlay technology gives you wireless remote access to your entire iTunes music collection with full navigation & playback control from your Windows PC or Mac computer. You can even bypass your computer entirely, and wirelessly stream all of your iTunes music directly from your Apple iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad (via Apple's free Remote app). AirPlay also lets you wirelessly stream music and music apps (such as Pandora, MOG, Spotify) stored on your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad to the MC200Air. So there's no need to connect your Apple device, unless you want to charge it.
Note: To use the AirPlay feature you need a Mac or Windows-based PC running iTunes (10.1 or later) connected to your wireless home network. Your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad must have iOS 4.2.1 or later installed and connected to the same wireless home network.
USB Port: A rear-panel USB (type-A) port allows you to connect, charge, control, and play music directly from select Apple iPod, iPhone, and iPads. You are able to playback music stored on your Apple device, as well as music streamed to your Apple device from downloaded apps; such as Pandora, Spotify, and MOG.
Note: The USB port can charge other non-iOS USB devices, but will not support music playback from those devices.
Apple iOS Compatibility Chart: The Boston Acoustic MC200Air is "Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad" compatible & supports the following iPod, iPhone, and iPad model features (as of 11/15/2012):
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the device and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.
Apple Device Generation Tested Version Connection Type Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge USB AirPlay Audio Video Remote iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info video 5th 1.3 N N N N N N N N N classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y 120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y 160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y nano 1st 1.3.1 N N N N N N N N N 2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y 3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y 4th 1.0.4 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y 5th 1.0.2 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y 6th 1.1 PC Y N Y N Y Y N N Y 7th* 1.01 PC Y N Y N Y Y N N Y touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y 2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y 3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y 4th 6.0 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y 5th 6.0 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y 3G 4.2.1 Y N Y N Y Y N N Y 3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y 4 6.01 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y 4S 6.01 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y 5 6.01 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y 2 6.01 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y 3 6.01 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y 4 6.01 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y iPad mini 1 6.01 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y
Multi-Zone Compatibility: While one MC200Air can easily fill an entire room with great sound, your home may have other areas where you'd like to hear music. By adding a MC200Air to your bedroom, family room, kitchen, or even your garage, you can hear your favorite music wherever you may roam. And while using iTunes, you can even stream to multiple MC200Air systems simultaneously.
Aux Input: The side-panel AUX (3.5mm) input allows you to connect to an external portable source which features an audio output or headphone output, that does not support AirPlay or DLNA.
Headphone Output: There is a side-panel 3.5mm headphone jack which allows you to connect a set of headphones for private listening. When a set of headphones are connected, the system's built-in speakers are muted.
Remote Control: The included IR remote control provides wireless operation of the MC200Air system. It also provides basic playback controls for your compatible Apple and Android devices. You'll get Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, and Fast Forward/Rewind controls.
Mounting Options: The Boston Acoustic MC200Air can be simply be placed on a table, desk, shelf or stand. You can also wall mount the MC200Air using its two rear-panel keyhole slots (spaced 3.875" apart).
Note: Placing the Mc200Air near a wall or corner will enhance its bass response. Be careful not to block the rear bass ports on the rear of the cabinet.
Power Requirements: The wireless speaker system operates off of standard household AC current using the supplied AC power adapter and 6' AC power cord.
- Input: 100-240V~50/60Hz, 1.2A
- Output: 15V - 2.8A
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