"Loved it, but it's now half the system it use to be!"2.5 starson by Smitty329
Pros: Versatility, excellent sound, FM feature, long battery life, portability
Summary: I have used this at a minmum on a weekly basis for close to 3 years and loved it -recommended it to my sister who also has one. Took it out on the patio to listen to music, packed it and took it on vacation, took it during weekly travel on business. About 3 months ago, I noticed no sound was coming out of the left side. Reseated the ipod and cleaned the connection (blew on it), turned it on and off a couple times, and it was working again. Now the porblem has returned. It happens not only with the ipod but FM and Auxiliary connection - not the ipod connection. Have tried multiple things still not working - very disappointed. Emailed altec customer service and they said if it's less than a year old it can be replaced under warranty. I expect something at this cost to last more than a year. Currently debating whether to buy a new one or seek another alternative.