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MTX Audio iThunder (Black)

Black Portable iPod Boombox Stereo System with Remote Control


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MTX Audio iThunder (Black)

Black Portable iPod Boombox Stereo System with Remote Control


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The new MTX Audio iThunder is the latest in the portable boombox market with the built-in iPod connector. It is compatible with any iPod model and will charge it while being used so you will never have to stop the fun because of your iPod not working. The 4" speakers delivers a crisp, clean audio with a surprisingly undistorted, powerful bass.

The iThunder can operate off batteries or with the included A/C adapter. It is truly a portable boombox with great sound.

  • Portable boombox stereo system with built-in iPod dock
  • Dock connector is compatible with any iPod to play music through and charge at the same
  • Full function, wireless remote allows access to many of the functions of your iPod
  • Can be run on 8 C Batteries so it truly is portable to take to the beach or pool
  • Pop-handle makes it easy to carry
  • Color: Black
  • Also available in Pink, and White
  • The Apple iPhone 3G/3GS, iPod Nano 4th/5th Gen, and iPod Touch 2nd Gen, and any other newly released iPod will allow playback, but they require the Scosche IFWAHBK Home passPORT or Scosche IFWA portable passPORT adapter
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  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
Note: The iThunder works with all iPods except for the shuffle. It will dock your iPod for playback, controls and charging. If you have a new 4th generation Nano (the rounded one), a 2nd Generation iTouch or newer, or an iPhone 3G,you will also need to purchase the Scosche PassPORT charging adapter as Apple recently changed the voltage input on their iPod input.

General Features

Audio Options
These are the different audio options available in the shelf system.
This will designate if the unit is capable of having an alarm set.
Primary Power Source
How the unit is powered.
Secondary Power Source
Additional options for the power source.
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
Secondary Color
A color that compliments the main color of the product.
Remote Control
Allows control of specific features and functions from a remote control. Typically they are used to prevent button wear on your radio, or to allow easier navigation of menus.

Speaker Specifications

Speaker Configuration
This is the configuration of the speakers in the home theater system. The more speakers, the more realistic the surround sound is.
Speaker Size
Refers to the size of the speaker measured in inches. Every vehicle has standard application sizes. Please use our vehicle fitment guide for your vehicle's specific speaker sizes if you do not know them.

CD Specifications

The unit will play CDs, also known as Compact Discs. This is the standard format for audio optical discs.
The unit offers playback of CD-R discs. These are compact disc that have had audio burned on to them.
The unit will play CD-RW discs. CD-RW are also know as CD-ReWriteable and they can be used more than once.

Playback Features

The unit offers MP3 playback.

MP3 should not be confused with MPEG-3. MP3 files are the third audio layer of a MPEG-1 file. The compression algorithm of a MP3 file reduces the file size while keeping the audio quality.

The unit offers the playback of WMA files.

WMA stands for Windows Media Audio and was developed by Microsoft. It is a file used specifically for audio.

The unit will play AAC files.

The audio compression AAC stands for Advanced Audio Coding. They generally tend to have better sound quality than most MP3 files.

AM/FM Tuner
Most in-dash CD players have AM/FM playback allowing you listen to your favorite local radio stations.
Cassette Playback
If the unit offers audio playback from cassette, it will be designated here.
Cassette Recorder
Cassette recorder means that the unit is able to record on to a audio cassette.
Types of Compatible Internet Radio
This means that the radio or shelf system is capable of receiving radio stations via the internet. Usually this results in many more radio station than can be achieved in any other way.
Vinyl Turntable
This means that the unit is capable of playing vinyl records on a built-in turntable.
Bluetooth Connectivity
Bluetooth® technology allows two or more electronic devices to communicate with each other wirelessly, such as using your cell phones "hands-free" or transmitting music to Bluetooth enabled receiver. If a unit is Bluetooth capable, it typically can allow you to connect to your Bluetooth cell phone to make and receive calls. Others can access your phone and address book too via Bluetooth. Other Bluetooth capable units offer even more services, such as live traffic information and map upgrades.

More uses of Bluetooth technology include transmitting music to a compatible receiver, printing wirelessly from a computer, and many other wireless uses. Please see the item description for more specific information regarding what features the unit includes.

Built-In Microphone
This will designate if thedevice has a built-in microphone for the recording or transmitting of audio.

iPod Compatibility

Compatible Apple Devices
This list refers to the Apple devices that the product is compatible with.

Some Car stereos are compatible with iPods and/or iPhones. If the headunit can connect to an iPod or iPhone via USB or iPod connection cable, these listed iPods are compatible. This list does not apply if the iPod is being connected through the 3.5mm mini-jack plug. Newer iPods are usually compatible if the appropriate adapters are purchased and used.

Any iPods/iPhones released after the release date of this product have not been checked by the manufacturer and/or Sonic Electronix for compatibility. We therefore cannot guarantee their compatibilities or incompatibilities, including, but not limited to: playback, video, charging, and response time.

Charges the iPod
This means that the device provides a charge to the iPod or iPhone.
Mounts the iPod
This means that the device will mount the iPod or iPhone and hold it secure. This is a common feature for some iPod car devices that will mount the iPod on the dash of the car.
iPod Dockable
This designates if an iPod can be docked the particular device. This feature applies it to home DVD/Blu-ay players, iPod accessories, alarm clocks, and more. When an iPod is docked, it will charge the iPod. Some devices will support the playback of video off of a docked compatible iPod. Some players include a dock or have one built-in, while others require you to purchase it separately.
Yes (Dock Built-In)
This will tell you if the unit features Apple AirPlay technology for playing music wirelessly from your device. AirPlay lets you wirelessly stream what’s on your iOS device and Mac to your speakers. Guests can even easily share their content with peer-to-peer AirPlay.


Additional Audio/Video Inputs
These inputs enable the unit to receive an audio or video signal from a separate source. There are many different types of connections and ways to accomplish this. Most common are RCA Composite cables and 3.5mm mini-jack plugs.

RCA Composite Inputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

This is commonly referred to as a mini-jack or a headphone jack. It is a 3.5mm plug that transfers audio only. There is a right and left audio channel on the plug which allows for stereo sound playback.

3.5mm AV Input
These plugs look similar to the common 3.5mm mini-jack, however they carry a third channel dedicated for video.

This means that an auxiliary input is possible, but only with the use of an optional accessory. These optional adapters will sometimes use the CD Changer port or other port on the back of a unit that might restrict the use of other expandability features. These accessories are typically sold separately.

Headphone Output
If the unit is capable of outputting audio to a pair of headphones, this is the type of jack that makes the connection.
Wi-Fi Antenna
This will allow you to connect to your home network or the internet without having to plug-in an Ethernet cable. The built-in Wi-Fi antenna will connect to the internet without having the computer on.

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Costa Mesa, CA

old school banger

November 9, 2009

I recommend this product to al lwho are looking for some nice, very loud, moments. I had been looking on the market for a boombox that not only looked the part, but sounded the part. I'm very into retro stylings, so the square form of the iThunder fit my desires perfectly!

The shell is a relativity high quality plastic-type material, while the speaker guards are a nice, light, perforated metal. the handle is very well constructed; i wasn't expecting the handle strength due to its slide-and-lock ability (which is very convenient).

the only complaint i would have about this boombox is the size -adaptors for ipods which are made of a cheap plastic. they get the job done, but a nice rubber coating would have made this the perfect system (the plastic may rattle with excessive bass). the line-in however, compensates for the lacking in adapter quality.

also, another minor annoyance is needing to take out the batteries from the back in order to use the a/c adapter. while it is a bothersome formality, the remote control that snugly hid in the back of the boombox till you need it was so nice, it made up for the battery transfer bug.

in terms of sound... well they dont call it the iTHUNDER for nothing! i can hear this thing all the way down my block on full. at the beach, the radius in which i can hear this beast is truly remarkable. it is great for parties, or just some music in the garage while you work on you're car.

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