Conclusion: The Altec Lansing 5100 speakers are a great system to enter 5.1-channel audio. It provides very good sound quality, construction, and theater-like cinema sound. The bass was also very good.
Pros: Very good sound, Remote is better, Memory function, More power
Cons: Subwoofer has smaller drivers than the 2100’s, Price may be steep for some, Plastic look at sub grill, Some issues with satellites distorting
Excerpt: Multichannel sound doesn't have to cost a bundle. The stylish Altec Lansing 5100 5.1-channel speaker system consists of five satellites (each with a pair of 1.1-inch neodymium drivers), two 4-inch woofers, a tethered remote, and 50 watts RMS of power.
Excerpt: Altec Lansing is a force to be reckoned with when talking about
sound production. The Altec Lansing name was formed when the AllTechnical
Products Company decided to solidify its business and extend its manufacturing
capabilities. The company bought Lansing Manufacturing Company headed by James
Excerpt: Computer speakers of today have come a long way from the basic, tiny, 2 channel, tinny pieces of audio junk that the consumer was stuck with only a couple years ago. Those days are gone, and trust me, they will be gladly forgotten.