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Altec-lansing-221.1985686
3.7 out of 10

Altec Lansing 221

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Overall 4
4.0

Not for music with lots of bass

Duff Yazzie "Nightrain", Amazon
2 June 2008
  • Summary: I had these speakers for about five years now, and I didn't like them ever since I bought them. The bass is way too overpowering, and there is no control for the subwofer. For genres of music like rap, techno, dance...this set of speakers are not for you, unless you like to hear your walls vibrate along with your music. For rock, and classical music they will reproduce the sound fine.
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Overall 4
4.0

No bass volume control??

Regina Remigio, Amazon
8 September 2003
  • Summary: Unless you like alot of bass all the time and do not mind the fact that you have absolutely no control of it's volume, you will be dissapointed with these speakers. The small speakers sound good, but you can't even disconnect the sub since the systems power source runs through the sub. Not happy at all....where's my receipt?
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Overall 4
4.0

the bass bin a real loser

David Girard, Amazon
2 August 2003
  • Summary: i was taking my old Altec ACS45.2 speakers home so these new ones were to replace them on the office machine. you would think that the same [money amount](Canadian) 3 years later would get you something better, not worse. the bass is farty and there wasn't any amount of mp3 player eq tweaking i could do to get it to sound even remotely as warm as the older ACS45.2s did. very dissapointing.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not for the refined in taste

Towert7, Amazon
7 February 2003
  • Summary: I picked up this speaker system because I needed a 3-piece for my computer. At the time, I really didn't know what really good sound was, but after hooking these up I could tell something was wrong. The tweeters are really nice, unbelievable crisp and clear. However, the sub was really funky. Something must have literally been wrong with this thing. It not only lacked a volume control, but the thing was literally off-key and out-of-tune. It was merely a thumper-in-a-box.
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Overall 4
4.0

have to agree with below

Amazon
22 October 2002
  • Summary: [a local store] sells these great-looking speakers for [$$], which seems a very low price until you plug them in and find that while the desktop speakers are clear and crisp, the subwoofer is muddy and very loud an has no separate volume control. I'm returning them. Bad value so give it a miss, I advise.
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Overall 4
4.0

No bass level control!

Amazon Customer, Amazon
21 October 2002
  • Summary: The speakers sound good, but there is no seperate control to turn the bass down. It is set way too high and I can't find any software controls to turn it down a bit. I have seen some pretty [inexpensive] 3-piece speakers, but they always have a control for the woofer, this set assumes that you want too much bass. I wouldn't recommend it.
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Overall 4
4.0

excellent treble, disappointing bass

"wolvenclie", Amazon
9 October 2002
  • Summary: surprisingly crisp and crystal clear, way way too bad that the bass was not complimentary. quite powerful for its size, too powerful actually to turn that power into good sound. looks good, but that really does not matter does it. even at low volume the bass sounds like a banging on the bottom of a plastic pail. i've done all i could to tweak it digitally for better results but still no good.
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