Reviews and Problems with Altec Lansing Expressionist Plus FX3021
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Something of a curveball from Altec Lansing
Snap, Crackle and Pop, Amazon
10 May 2011
Summary: Altec Lansing knows a lot about designing small speaker systems. They've been at the game as long as anyone. (Logitech is the other big contender.) I've owned several Altec-Lansing speaker sets, and they seem to do a good job with the speaker drivers and amplifiers they choose. So the FX3021 strikes me as something of a curveball from them, in terms of both the speaker design and the visual design.
Summary: I bought these speakers as a replacement for my old defunct Logitech X230 2.1 speaker system. It was kind of a necessary evil as the Logitechs satisfied my needs through and through and I just don't like listening to music through headphones for longer periods of time. First, the positives: I really like the design. Both the satellites and the subwoofer have got that retro-like style to them like they were designed in the 50's or something. Very cool.
Summary: OK, I am not that picky about audio quality so for me the great sound from these is not enough to warrant the gigantic footprint. I expected the subwoofer to tuck behind the base of my flat panel monitor and actually gain space from the satellites having replaced my existing speakers. There is no way the subwoofer is getting tucked anywhere. The thing is giant! Since it will never be acceptable for use at my computer desk, I set it up as a stand-alone with my MP3 player.