Altec Lansing VS2421 Compact Speaker System

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Published: June 24, 2009
Author: Amber Lupala
Editor: Amber Lupala
Provider: Xoxide

First look at the speakers

Altec Lansing, a division of Plantronics Inc., has a new set of compact computer speakers made to conserve desk space and still pack an audio punch.  Tailored toward the budget crowd, this setup features two small footprint satellite speakers and an oblong subwoofer meant to use as little space as possible beneath your desk.  Can this set of speakers really help save space and still sound great?  Keep reading to find out how they stack up to the competition.

About Altec Lansing:

Altec Lansing Technologies, a division of Plantronics, Inc., has a rich legacy of blending art and science to stir the soul with high quality consumer and professional speaker systems. The market leader in personal computer speakers, Altec Lansing designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of computer and home entertainment sound systems and a line of headsets, headphones and microphones for personal digital media.

Check out their website:  http://www.alteclansing.com/

Features:

*High-quality stereo
*Custom-engineered ported speakers
*Space-saving subwoofer
*Built-in microphone for internet communications
*Small footprint
*Wall-mountable design
*iPod/MP3 Player Jack
*Headphone Jack

Specifications:

Sound pressure level (SPL): 98 dB
Total continuous power: 28 Watts RMS
Peak power: 56 Watts
Front Speakers: 7 Watts/channel @ 8 ohms @ 10% THD @ 180 Hz – 20 kHz
Subwoofer: 14 Watts @ 8 ohms @ 10% THD @ 35 – 180 Hz Single Channel Loaded
System response: 35 Hz – 20 kHz (-10 dB)
Signal to noise ratio @ 1 KHZ INPUT: >80 dB

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