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Altec Lansing FX4021

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Overall 7

Altec Lansing FX-4021

28 August 2007
  • Excerpt: (1 items) The FX-4021 is Altec Lansing's most recent "computer" speaker system -- meaning it connects to any device with a standard 1/8-inch audio output. It uses a similar approach as Altec Lansing's previous computer-speaker offerings with a large subwoofer module, left and right satellites, a wired control pod, and a wireless remote.
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Overall 7

Altec Lansing FX4021

PC Magazine
16 March 2007
  • Conclusion: This is a great set of speakers for PC gaming and DVD-watching, and with a little EQ-fiddling, it makes a pretty good pair of music speakers, too.
  • Pros: Deep, thunderous subwoofer. Nice "SFX" function for gamers. Good overall audio quality for music and DVDs. Useful, small remote. Powerful output.
  • Cons: Subwoofer is pretty big. Hard to tell whether "loudness" or "SFX" is selected at times. Mid-high frequencies seem a bit muffled when EQ is flat.
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Overall 8

Altec Lansing FX4021 review

2 February 2007
  • Excerpt: This is the best Altec Lansing desktop solution we've heard yet. We don't want to go back to our old one and neither will you.
  • Pros: Good sound fidelity with clear trebles and punchy bass. Conservative design is likely to remain in favour for a few years. Sound Field Xpander works well to help with desktop setups.
  • Cons: Discrete control module is an unnecessary appendage - put it in the speakers next time. Distortion threshold is quite low. Low midrange lacking.
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