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1. Altec Lansing 4100 5-Piece Computer
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2. Altec Lansing AVS500 4.1 Computer
list($99.99)
3. Altec Lansing ATP4 Computer Speakers
list($49.99)
4. Altec Lansing AVS500 5-Piece Computer
list($149.99)
5. Altec Lansing 5100 5.1 Computer
list($179.99)
6. Altec Lansing ATP5 Computer Speakers
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7. Altec Lansing ADA880R Dolby Digital
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8. Altec Lansing ADA890 Dolby Digital
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9. Altec Lansing ACS54 PowerPlay
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10. Altec Lansing ACS56 PowerPlay

1. Altec Lansing 4100 5-Piece Computer Speakers (Black & Silver)
list price: $149.99
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Asin: B00005S8KZ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Altec Lansing
Sales Rank: 25752
Average Customer Review: 4.06 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Altec Lansing's 4100 4-channel sound system provides superb audio performance with a minimum of wasted space. Each super-thin satellite contains two neodymium micro drivers for excellent high-frequency response. Dual 5.25-inch woofers are housed in a solid wood cabinet for deep, powerful base without coloring.

The 4100 system pushes 70 watts RMS for constant, excellent sound that won't leave you wanting at high volume. Dual mode selector lets you switch between 4-channel Game mode and Music+ mode for audio tailored to your listening needs. ... Read more

Features

  • Compact 4-channel speaker system with subwoofer
  • 140 watts total, 70 watts RMS power
  • Dual-mode selector optimizes speakers for games or music
  • Frequency response of 30 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Connects to any audio device with a standard headphone jack

Reviews (36)

4-0 out of 5 stars Tim Robertson MyMac.com Review
My first impression upon seeing the 2100 series speaker from Altec Lansing was "sweet!" Yes, I like the look of these speakers, but looks are but one of the many important factors into making your decision on what speakers to buy.

Sounds quality, I hope, is the number one factor. In that regard, the 2100's sound great. While not as loud as the ... Monsoon PlanarMedia 9 speakers, they do have about the same clarity of sound. That is to say, very good in both audio reproduction and imaging.

The 2100 series are a three-piece speaker system, consisting of two satellite speakers, and one powered sub-woofer. Like most other computer speaker systems, this one also has a remote control (wired) that has a Mute button, as well as two volume controls. Nice, but what I especially enjoyed was the metal stand the remote control rests on. This may seem a small thing, but not after you have had to deal with the remotes on most other computer speakers, which usually lay on the desk. The remote stand shows forethought on Altec Lansing's part.

The satellite speakers are very small, half the size of the Monsoon speakers reviewed a few weeks ago. If you have a cluttered desk, and a pair of large flat-panel speakers would have a hard time finding a home on your desk, take a look at these. Each speaker is set into a metal stand, making them harder to accidentally move. Even with the metal stand, the speakers are still tiny.

They say good things come in small packages. This is proven true here, as I was really impressed with the sound quality of the two desktop speakers. The sub-woofer is equally great sounding, but is anything but small.

The sub-woofer sports not one, but two 4" speakers, which do a respectable job of reproducing low base sounds. The sub is made from sturdy, well-crafted wood. They are also ported, meaning better bass response.

Obviously, ... speakers are not going to rival a home entertainment system in pure volume, clarity or base, but the sound level the average computer user will listen to the 2100's at will not be disappointed.

Specs:
Power: 35W RMS ‹ 50 WATTS total peek power. (Look for distortion when pushing anything close to their peek.)
Front Speakers: 5.5W/Channel at 4 ohms.
Subwoofer: 17.5W at 4 ohms.

Overall impression: I like these speakers! If I were doing a head-to-head comparison with the aforementioned Monsoon's, I would have to give the Monsoon speakers a slight edge in sound quality. In workmanship, the winner would be the Altec Lansing 2100.

A good value speaker that sounds more expensive than they are. A true audiophile will want to look elsewhere, and spend more money. For the average computer user who wants better sound than the built-in speakers on your computer, these will make you smile.

MacMice Rating: 4 out of 5

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Tim Robertson

2-0 out of 5 stars Not Designed With Me In Mind
So, first, let me get this out of the way: These speakers sound great. The bass is powerful and punchy while the small and very attractive speakers deliver a crisp high end. Mid-range does suffer a bit in larger spaces, but probably only to the very discerning listener. I replaced my clunky Yamaha YST-MS50 system with this one and, as far as the sound goes, I find the 2100's to be very comparable.

OK, so why give it 2 stars? Well, it has everything to do with the design of these things. Altec Lansing has successfully taken a potentially great product and ruined it with terrible controls. The remote, in my opinion, is completely useless. It features a power button and two volume buttons. Now, assuming you have the speakers plugged into the same outlet strip as your computer, most users will shut the speaker system down with the computer system. This makes sense to me. The problem is that whenever you bring power back to the system, you must manually turn on the power button on the remote and re-adjust the volume to a normal level. The default for this system is for it to be OFF and at VERY low volume. The only workaround to this is to keep the speakers powered on all the time. But this, to me, makes very little sense. When I turn my computer on, I expect to hear sound. Well, you don't with the 2100's.

My second gripe has to do with the fact that this system has no headphone jack. This is a major inconvenience when using the computer late at night.

My third gripe has to do with the fact that you have no idea what volume you are listening to. The remote, as I said, features two volume buttons but with no visual display telling you where you are at. This just goes against my natural tendency to want to know what volume I am listening to relative to the system's capabilities.

My last gripe has to do with the design of the speakers. I have no complaint with the subwoofer as it is very slim, compact, and well protected. However, the satellites have fully exposed speaker cones that are barely protected by only a thin vertical strip of metal. I had to move these speakers well above ear-level in order to keep them away from the stray hands of my young child.

So, overall, the system is great sounding, attractive, and completely user-unfriendly. Just not enough, in my opinion.....

5-0 out of 5 stars amazing speakers....
Buy this and u will love it......no more words.

5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT SPEAKERS
These speakers work amazingly if you know a fair amount about a computer if you are to use them with a computer. Get the newest drivers for your computer, use windows media player (or any player with an equalizer). Have your system volume level all the way up, and control the sound with the remote included with the speakers. Turn the treble way up, and you can decide how you like the bass, whether loud and deep, or low and quieter. Make sure you put the subwoofer in a place next to a wall, corner, or any solid object to help reflect the sound back towards you. Xbox utilizes these speakers quite effectively also.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Speakers
These speakers are definetly the best speakers for under $100 and maybe even better than many that are over $100. The only thing is if you are using windows media player you will have to make some equilizer adjusments but after that they sound great, with nice deep bass and good treble ... Read more


2. Altec Lansing AVS500 4.1 Computer Speakers (5-Speaker, Black)
list price: $49.99
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Asin: B000069E1U
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Altec Lansing
Sales Rank: 16209
Average Customer Review: 3.12 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

These good looking, high-value speakers were designed specifically to provide excellent sound for gamers on a budget. You'll get a total of 86 Watts of power (RMS) from its two front and two rear satellites and sub-woofer. Each satellite is powered by a 3-inch full range driver, and the sub-woofer is a long-throw 5.25-inch driver built into a nice, wooden casing for optimal sound. There's even a handy switch that lets you choose between "Gaming" and "Stereo" mode, modifying the tones to suit each type of output. For those with restricted playing space, it's worth considering that the front satellites are hardwired together with a six-foot cord, and that there's no headphone jack. ... Read more

Features

  • Great sound for gamers on a budget
  • 5-piece system: 2 front, 2 rear satellites, plus subwoofer
  • 86 Watts RMS
  • Switch between gaming and stereo modes
  • Excellent mid-range reproduction

Reviews (8)

3-0 out of 5 stars for 40 bucks, good deal
I like having a top of the line sound card I got these cheap speakers because I don't want to have to use headphones all the time. I never turn them up all the way, (the speakers), my neighbors would kill me. Decent sound quality. Only problem for me is the wires. I dont know what else to say but when I set it up so the speakers surround my computer station the wires are laying on the floor and when I stand up for a minute and walk away I always end up catching my foot on the right rear speaker wire and dragging it a few feet. Im sure sooner or later its gonna just bust open and I'll have to get another package of cheap 4:1 speakers.

2-0 out of 5 stars vbzzzz
In a nutshell: crummy. Subwoofer: 0/5. Satellites: 3/5.

The subwoofer resonates right in the middle of the bass band, you'd think they'd have done some testing on the box acoustics. I'm surprised it doesn't jump around like an old 15" paper speaker.

All four satellite speakers have silly little runners on the bottom with a wire between - a big wire on the right front, so it doesn't sit level nor stay where you want. I ended up hanging them upside-down like bats.

The subwoofer level control has a bad taper. Keep turning, but it doesn't get much softer after 1/4, until the point at which it shuts off completely.

The power is on all the time, even with the switch turned off. "Make this connection last" is right.. but unplug the wallwart first.

The satellites are tight, even though they seem insubstantial. The package would be a 4/5 if the subwoofer didn't have those nasty harmonics.

4-0 out of 5 stars Altec Lansing's ...? Wow!
I just got these speakers no more then an hour ago, and these are the best speakers I have EVER had. They do have the minor flaw that when you turn them off, they are still on, but the slight hiss is not hearable unless you put your ear right next to the speaker. Other than that, there is nothing wrong with it. Great sound quality and great volume capacity.

4-0 out of 5 stars The sound is great, but...
...Their biggest flaw is that when you turn them off, the 4 satelite speakers remain turned on! If you put your ear close enough you can hear the slight hiss. Am I supposed to unplug the AC adapter every time I want to turn them off??!
Otherwise, the bass is thick and massive
The satelite speakers produce crisp and clear sound, and the noise level in them is absolutely acceptable.
The volume level is more than enough and without distortions.
If you don't want to spend too much on speakers - get these, they are worth every dollar.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good price, decent speakers...
I bought these speakers after previously owning two generic speakers that came with my computer. As you can guess I was greatly pleased to have these speakers. I've had them for just under a year now and they have been very good to me. The volume level can get pretty high before you notice anything, and pretty high is higher than any level i'd ever have them at. So here are some of the great things about them.

This is a 4.1 surround system, meaning four main drivers and then a sub. It's really easy to install, comes all colorful with what goes where. The nice thing i like about these as opposed to some other speakers i looked at were the rear satelites' cables. Though this system comes pre-wire (meaning you can't upgrade to higher quality wiring) the plugs into the sub are standard RCA/AV ends that have easily accepted my extensions. The Sub provides a switch to allow these speakers to move between 4.1 surround and 2.1 stereo, fore those programs which don't support surround (like WinAmp). I have used these speakers for gaming, DVD playback (which works great) and PS2/Gamecube/X-box gaming. With a few converters (cheap) it can be tansfered into AV capable for your consoles. And this system works well with a thunder file i use to test speakers, it knocked something off my shelf when i tested it.

Downsides... prewired. Well this isn't a problem but if you want to upgrade to a better quality wire then you're out of luck. But then again if you had the money to push for higher quality wire you would probably get a better speaker system than this one. The rear satilites have a constant white noise that moves through them, a neat inovation that keeps the speakers warm and so they don't go stale. But this noise has been getting louder and louder, to the point where i don't use the satilites unless i have to. This noise is only noticable if you have a moment of quiet, a whisper will drown out the noise, but it has been getting louder, i don't know how much louder it will get. The system also has a problem with 5.1 surround in that it has yet to give me surround sound with 5.1 setups. Even though it's 4.1 surround, only missing the center driver, it doesn't like 5.1 programing at all and often i return it to 2.1 stereo mode so i can hear. The sound quality is very good but it can get easily distorted if you have too much or like to push speakers.

So bottom line? These are great speakers for those on a budget or those who aren't really "into" speakers and gaming and such. They are more of an upgrade from your average speaker. If you are into gaming heavily or into speakers then you obviously know not to get these. If you're just looking for some cheap, nice quality speakers, then give these here a good listen. For something a little more you can try the Altec Lansing 5100. I wouldn't recommend these for big gamers, even those on a budget, but they work well otherwise. ... Read more


3. Altec Lansing ATP4 Computer Speakers (5-Piece, Black)
list price: $99.99
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Asin: B00005S8KX
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Altec Lansing
Sales Rank: 30956
Average Customer Review: 4.54 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 160 watts, 80 watts RMS
  • Low frequency bass from a 6.5" front-firing, long-throw woofer with a ferrite magnet set in a solidly built wooden cabinet
  • Exclusive tri-mode selector which allows you to experience the optimum in sound
  • Easily connects to video gaming systems, portable CD players, MP3 players, PCs, and other audio sources
  • 4 discrete channels of sound enhances the gaming experience

Reviews (89)

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfectly integrated system!
This system has everything you need and sounds absolutely breathtaking. The subwoofer's sound, which is extremely rich and deep, not the "boom boom boom" sound you hear from cheaper systems, is perfectly integrated with the sound from the satellites. They look great on any desk (they hover about an inch above the surface of the desk with their little stands, so they really look futuristic) and I have to tell you, they sound AMAZING. The subwoofer actually sounds like a real instrument, not a "thump box". The sound positioning is really great, too... turn the satellites to face towards you, put the sub on the floor, and you'll have better sounding music than you thought possible in a 3-piece set.. for under 100 bucks. The people at the store I bought this from were really trying to discourage me from getting these, wanting me to buy the Harmon/Kardon Soundsticks instead (I have a Mac), because these Altecs are probably the best-kept secret in computer audio. Anyone who tries them out is amazed by them and wouldn't think of buying a more expensive set, and that's exactly what the stores don't want you to know :)

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome speakers
hunting for speakers for 2 months now, i landed upon these beauties. Needless to say, they sound great, but you can get a 5 piece surround sound set for cheaper, if you have a sound card that supports 5 piece speaker systems. But you will be hard pressed to find a better 3 piece speaker system for those of you with stereo sound cards. the control on the right sattalite speaker consists of volume/power knob, treble, and bass. It has a downfiring speaker design which i have never seen before but is surely not a bad thing, sounds are crisp, bass is low, and the highs are clear. The best 3 piece system you can get.

3-0 out of 5 stars OK sound, but there are better ones out there
I got the Altec Lansing ATP3s... at a local computer store and within the same week I also got the Labtec LCS-2422... at a computer show. While the ATP3s sound OK for the price, the Labtecs sound SO MUCH better. Up to mid volume the Altecs sound above average, although kind of dirty. But once you crank the volume up, they just sound horrible.

I do like the volume, bass, and treble knobs on the front of the speaker, and these speakers do look nice. If you don't intend to turn them up real loud, and you find a good deal, these speakers are good enough for many people out there. But IMO, there are much better speakers out there for the money.

5-0 out of 5 stars I love this!!!
I love these speakers!! Big difference from the ones my computer came with plus they only take up a little bit of space. I'm really impressed! Nice sound and I really enjoy my pc music now.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great product
Great product!

Great price, really can't be beat. If you want to upgrade to the ATP 5, you can, but there really isn't a need to.

Set-up took me a minute, if that. Very easy to use and quick to set up. Only three wires and it goes right into the headphone jack in your laptop or computer.

They really are slick. All my friends noticed how cool they looked before they even heard it.

Sound is amazing! The speakers in my laptop are terrible and you can tell the difference instantly. I loved showing people how different the sounds were.

The thing can go VERY loud if you want it to. I'm gonna blast it tomorrow and see how loud it really can go.

Amazing product. Definitely worth the low price. Can't wait to put it in my dorm this fall! ... Read more


4. Altec Lansing AVS500 5-Piece Computer Speakers (Gray)
list price: $49.99
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Asin: B00005QIPM
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Altec Lansing
Sales Rank: 24464
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Amazon.com Product Description

Experience high-quality surround sound effects from this four-channel speaker system with subwoofer. Altec Lansing, well-known for its quality PC audio products, delivers superb audio for music, gaming, MP3, home entertainment, and PCs with the AVS500 speakers.

Easily connect to your favorite portable audio player, PC, or other device with an available 3.5-millimeter headphone, line-out jack, or left and right RCA outputs. The AVS500 system is even compatible with Sony Playstation and Playstion 2 with an optional AAC1 add-on adapter.

Four satellites provide surround sound realism for gaming, and the additional subwoofer adds depth and power to low-frequency sounds. Feel explosions and bass-kicks like never before. Power and volume controls are conveniently located on the front panel of one of the satellites for quick adjustments.

Sound quality is ensured in each satellite by long excursion 3-inch drivers, enginnered for less than 0.4% total harmonic distortion. Experience accurate, realistic sound with your music, games, and PC applications. ... Read more

Features

  • 5-speaker setup for PCs, portable audio players, and game consoles
  • Powered 14-watt subwoofer adds realistic bass
  • Satellites magnetically shielded for use near video displays
  • Front panel power and volume controls
  • Accurate, realistic sound with less than 0.4% total harmonic distortion

5. Altec Lansing 5100 5.1 Computer Speakers (6-Speaker, Black)
list price: $149.99
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Asin: B00006B9T5
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Altec Lansing
Sales Rank: 17597
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Amazon.com Product Description

Designed for serious PC gamers and entertainment lovers, Altec Lansing's Model 5100 multimedia speaker system offers powerful, high-quality stereo and surround sound for games, movies, and music. The 5100 comprises four satellites (front and rear left/right), a center speaker for crystal-clear voice reproduction, and a front-firing subwoofer employing two 4-inch long-throw woofers. The satellites and the center speaker each contain two 1-inch neodymium micro drivers, while the subwoofer delivers tremendous low-frequency response (40 to 180 Hz). With a total system power of 73 watts RMS (at 10 percent THD), the 5100 system is ready to rock.

Gamers and audio/video lovers don't limit themselves to PC use, and neither does the 5100. The versatile system's stereo analog minijack (.125-inch) input also supports CD players, MP3 players, DVD players, video gaming systems, televisions, portable stereos, or any other device with a stereo analog output. Video gaming systems require the supplied AAC1 adapter. A "center mix" switch ensures virtual surround sound by delivering sound to all satellite speakers, including the center channel, regardless of the audio source.

To optimize the 5100 output for specific forms of entertainment, the system offers three different listening modes: 5.1 mode, which works with 6-channel sound cards to create intense movie sound that puts you in the middle of the action; 4.1 mode, which was designed for true 4-channel gaming with individual left/right and front and rear sound for the ultimate PC game environment (the center speaker mixes sound from both the left and right front channels, while the subwoofer mixes all four channels); and finally Stereo x2, which creates an ideal configuration for music listening by delivering left/right stereo signals to both front and rear satellites. The center speaker and subwoofer mix sound from both the left and right channels.

The center speaker includes a removable cast-alloy stand with monitor grip that allows placement atop a PC monitor if desired; all other satellites offer matching cast-alloy stands, while the subwoofer is enclosed in an attractive solid-wood cabinet.

Broadening the 5100's appeal is its handheld digital remote, which operates all system functions. Power on/off, mode selector (Stereo x2, 4.1, 5.1), volume controls (master, center, rear), treble, and bass can all be manipulated easily from the controller. A .125-inch headphone jack is included for private listening.

What's in the Box
Five satellite speakers, one subwoofer, an AAC1 Y adapter cable, QCC, and a user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • 73 Watts total continuous power RMS (4x7 with Satellites; 22.5 with Center; 22.5 with Subwoofer)
  • 100 Watts Total Peak Power
  • 6-Speaker Surround
  • Headphone Jack
  • Cast Alloy Stands

6. Altec Lansing ATP5 Computer Speakers (5-Piece)
list price: $179.99
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Asin: B00005QIPN
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Altec Lansing
Sales Rank: 47182
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Simply Enthralling!
I've had the chance to experiment with different speaker systems and I have to admit, Altec Lansing blows all other speaker systems away. Whether you're a hardcore gamer or a pure music lover, this system is sure to knock you down. This system is recommended for pure music listening pleasure. It comes with a very powerful subwoofer and a set of four finely designed, sleek looking flat panel speakers. Not only is the design appealing, the surround sound that these speakers produce is absolutely thrilling.

If you have a DVD player on your system, these speakers are your best bet. I have set them up in my room so I have all four speakers in the four corners of my room and the subwoofer right next to my PC, in the middle of the room. These speakers create a theater-like environment and they captures even the finest audio details. If you have these speakers be careful, because the neighbours might complain! ... Read more


7. Altec Lansing ADA880R Dolby Digital System Computer Speakers
list price: $329.99
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Asin: B00004YMZ4
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Altec Lansing
Sales Rank: 54736
Average Customer Review: 4.96 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (26)

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Sound in a Small Package
These speakers, used with the Sound Blaster Live 5.1 sound card are nothing less than spectacular! MP3 quality can truly be measured with the ADA-305's. For the money, I would challenge anyone to top this system. If you're an old 100watt/channel stereo audiophile, it's time to upgrade. Trust me, you WILL be blown away! Altec Lansing is to be commended for taking PC sound to the next level.

5-0 out of 5 stars Pricey but worth it...
I've had the speakers for nearly a year now and was reading through a few of the reviews here and i also have to agree that these speakers really are Unbelievable they just sound great doesn't matter what music your into. The bass is great! And the prologic technology actually does sound excellent.
In a previous review however i read that a person had difficulty using the speakers with win2k well i found that i couldn't use the software which enabled the usb cable (speaker software) but that didn't mean that i couldn't use the surround sound. If you hold the centre button down for 3 or 4 seconds it switches the speakers from analog to prologic. I just happened to stumble across this when messing around with the speakers. Its easy to see if you've switched the speakers to prologic by looking at the light on the unit if its orange it means its on analog if its green then its prologic.
The speakers are soooo good!!! that i've actually put them into my room and hooked them up to my stereo system to add an EXTRA punch to my sound system, it Works amazingly with the other speakers.....
So yeh go get yourself a set of these if you can afford them at the price they're at :(

5-0 out of 5 stars Little tweaking and you'll get the sound you want. Best!!!
Midrange and highs and very clean and crisp. Bass is also very clean and deep.
But I was not satisfied with bass at first. It was too low at low volumes, even with bass volume set at max. I tried to increase the bass using the equaliser that is built into mp3 player, but it distorted the music, it was distorted even at lowest volumes and it was distorted with othe speakers that I tried, so I concluded that it must be the soft equaliser that is messing things up. I was diappointed about it at first, I even went as far as ordering stand alone equaliser. But couple days later I found the solution to this problem. It turned out that (on mp3 player equaliser) you should leave the bass lever where it is and turn down the rest of the levers to get distortionfree bass. Than crank up the volume on the speakers.After that, I did got much, much more distortion free bass than I needed. (prologic mode cranks up bass even further)
In fact I listened music for 5 minutes at 30% volume with bass set up as described above and my next door neghbour showd up complaining about music.
I never even plugged in stand alone equaliser that I recieved.
I am completely satisfied with these speakers now.
You can get these speaker for a total of $100 at yahoo shopping.
It is dirt cheap for this much clean sound.
(I did compared them to Klipsch promedia thx 2.1 and think that midrange is more present (or live) in ADA890 and bass also goes deeper (no wonder ADA890 has 8" bass driver vs 6.25" in Klipsch)

5-0 out of 5 stars WOW - I'll never use another speaker again!
First of all, this system is A+++! I have had the system for a while, as I wanted to make sure I had a full listening experience before I wrote a review. The ADA890 makes my TV explode with sound. The dolby digital/THX is so realistic when I watch DVD's. It is great for games too, all of the little sounds you just can't hear with just your TV come alive.

I just wanted to share my great experience and kudos to Altec Lansing for making another superior product.

5-0 out of 5 stars Crystal Clear
I feel like i am in the movie when i listen to them and the bass is solid and the highs and mids are perfect. Sounds like one o those 3,000 dollar bose systems ... Read more


8. Altec Lansing ADA890 Dolby Digital Computer Speakers (5-Piece)
list price: $349.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00005QIPL
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Altec Lansing
Sales Rank: 36484
Average Customer Review: 4.96 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Change the way you hear your favorite games and music with Altec Lansing's powerful ADA890 5-speaker setup. The ADA890 setup delivers crisp, strong sound for music, gaming, and home entertainment.

Featuring a total RMS output of 120 watts, the ADA890 comes with 4 connectible satellite speakers and an 8-inch, 60-watt subwoofer. With this combination of speakers, a frequency response of 27 Hz to 20 kHz is achieved, excellently reproducing both treble and bass effects. Each pair of front and rear satellite speakers can be connected or detached for convenient placement and sound immersion. Each satellite is rated at 15-watts RMS power.

Easily connect to your favorite portable audio player, PC, or other device with an available 3.5-millimeter headphone or line-out jack or left and right RCA outputs. The ADA890 system is also compatible with Sony PlayStation and PlayStation 2 consoles.

Altec Lansing covers this product for 1 year. ... Read more

Features

  • 5-speaker setup for PCs, portable audio players, and game consoles
  • 120 watts RMS total output
  • 60-watt, 8-inch long-throw subwoofer
  • 27 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response
  • Dolby Digital THX-certified

Reviews (26)

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Sound in a Small Package
These speakers, used with the Sound Blaster Live 5.1 sound card are nothing less than spectacular! MP3 quality can truly be measured with the ADA-305's. For the money, I would challenge anyone to top this system. If you're an old 100watt/channel stereo audiophile, it's time to upgrade. Trust me, you WILL be blown away! Altec Lansing is to be commended for taking PC sound to the next level.

5-0 out of 5 stars Pricey but worth it...
I've had the speakers for nearly a year now and was reading through a few of the reviews here and i also have to agree that these speakers really are Unbelievable they just sound great doesn't matter what music your into. The bass is great! And the prologic technology actually does sound excellent.
In a previous review however i read that a person had difficulty using the speakers with win2k well i found that i couldn't use the software which enabled the usb cable (speaker software) but that didn't mean that i couldn't use the surround sound. If you hold the centre button down for 3 or 4 seconds it switches the speakers from analog to prologic. I just happened to stumble across this when messing around with the speakers. Its easy to see if you've switched the speakers to prologic by looking at the light on the unit if its orange it means its on analog if its green then its prologic.
The speakers are soooo good!!! that i've actually put them into my room and hooked them up to my stereo system to add an EXTRA punch to my sound system, it Works amazingly with the other speakers.....
So yeh go get yourself a set of these if you can afford them at the price they're at :(

5-0 out of 5 stars Little tweaking and you'll get the sound you want. Best!!!
Midrange and highs and very clean and crisp. Bass is also very clean and deep.
But I was not satisfied with bass at first. It was too low at low volumes, even with bass volume set at max. I tried to increase the bass using the equaliser that is built into mp3 player, but it distorted the music, it was distorted even at lowest volumes and it was distorted with othe speakers that I tried, so I concluded that it must be the soft equaliser that is messing things up. I was diappointed about it at first, I even went as far as ordering stand alone equaliser. But couple days later I found the solution to this problem. It turned out that (on mp3 player equaliser) you should leave the bass lever where it is and turn down the rest of the levers to get distortionfree bass. Than crank up the volume on the speakers.After that, I did got much, much more distortion free bass than I needed. (prologic mode cranks up bass even further)
In fact I listened music for 5 minutes at 30% volume with bass set up as described above and my next door neghbour showd up complaining about music.
I never even plugged in stand alone equaliser that I recieved.
I am completely satisfied with these speakers now.
You can get these speaker for a total of $100 at yahoo shopping.
It is dirt cheap for this much clean sound.
(I did compared them to Klipsch promedia thx 2.1 and think that midrange is more present (or live) in ADA890 and bass also goes deeper (no wonder ADA890 has 8" bass driver vs 6.25" in Klipsch)

5-0 out of 5 stars WOW - I'll never use another speaker again!
First of all, this system is A+++! I have had the system for a while, as I wanted to make sure I had a full listening experience before I wrote a review. The ADA890 makes my TV explode with sound. The dolby digital/THX is so realistic when I watch DVD's. It is great for games too, all of the little sounds you just can't hear with just your TV come alive.

I just wanted to share my great experience and kudos to Altec Lansing for making another superior product.

5-0 out of 5 stars Crystal Clear
I feel like i am in the movie when i listen to them and the bass is solid and the highs and mids are perfect. Sounds like one o those 3,000 dollar bose systems ... Read more


9. Altec Lansing ACS54 PowerPlay Plus Computer Speakers for Gamers (5-Piece)
list price: $69.99
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Asin: B00000JBJY
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Altec Lansing
Sales Rank: 18088
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Altec Lansing ACS54 PowerPlay Plus 5-Piece Computer Speakers for Gamers are specially designed for gamersto provide high-quality, powerful, surround sound output for games. Fivespeakers provide a total of 40 watts output. The compact satellites are powerand magnetically shielded and include unique bracket/stands that provideconvenient mounting possibilities for surround speakers. The powered woodsubwoofer extends the low-frequency response to add realism and bass. This setincludes separate controls for master and surround adjustments. Satellitesfeature 3-inch full-range drivers. The subwoofer features a 4-inch long throwand 20 watts. ... Read more

Features

  • Powerful 40-watt, high-performance, 5-piece speaker system
  • Compact speaker satellites are power and magnetically shielded
  • Unique bracket/stands provide mounting for surround speakers
  • Powered wood subwoofer extends the low- frequency response
  • Separate controls for master and surround adjustments

10. Altec Lansing ACS56 PowerPlay Digital Audio Computer Speakers for Gamers (5-Piece)
list price: $149.99
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Asin: B00004XREB
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Altec Lansing
Sales Rank: 38008
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The Altec Lansing ACS56 PowerPlay digital audio system is a five-speaker setup designed for the avid gamer. Providing 70 watts of high-quality sound, the ACS56 adds depth and realism to your favorite games by providing surround-sound effects.

The four compact satellites are amplified and magnetically shielded to prevent distortion when they're placed near video devices. Two analog inputs accommodate 3D positional soundcards, and a S/PDIF input for PCM digital audio playback provides crystal-clear sound quality. Use with 3D positional audio sound cards for optimal performance. ... Read more

Features

  • 70 watts of 4-channel gaming output adds excitement and surround sound
  • Four compact satellites are amplified and magnetically shielded
  • Powered 6-inch wooden subwoofer adds dynamic bass response
  • Two analog inputs accommodate 3D positional soundcards
  • Digital control for master, surround, bass and treble levels with LED display

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