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Altec Lansing FX5051
5.4 out of 10

Altec Lansing FX5051

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Altec Lansing FX5051

Everything USB
1 February 2008
  • Summary: Great for office work and road warriors, but inadequate for gamers, graphics professionals, and media center users.
  • Pros: Clever design, Excellent sound reproduction, Deep bass, Powerful control pod with front inputs & outputs, Remote control bundled, USB & analog audio, PC & MacOS X compatible
  • Cons: Low hiss always present, Somewhat pricey, USB audio doesn't support multi-channel in all games, 'Free' wall mounts not included, No S/PDIF input for gaming consoles
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Altec Lansing FX5051

PC Magazine
19 July 2007
Overall 8

Altec Lansing FX5051 5.1 speaker system, reviewed.

6 June 2007
  • Excerpt: The Altec Lansing FX5051 system gives you genuine 5.1 surround sound with no hassles and no 6-channel sound card required! You simply plug a …
  • Pros: High quality sound (different adjective maybe), Well designed speakers and sub, On the fly AUX input mixing, No 6 channel sound card required
  • Cons: Subwoofer is extremely heavy, Hissing when no audio is being outputted
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Expert Review

21 November 2006
  • Summary: - Compact - Easy to set up - Surround sound with any computer
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Overall 8

Altec Lansing FX5051 review

TechRadar UK
3 March 2008
  • Summary: A 5.1 rig that brings USB to the party
  • Pros: 5.1 sound without a 5.1 sound card
  • Cons: No sound advantage from USB
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Expert Review

12 March 2007
  • Conclusion: This is just an amazing sound system. The technology of converting USB audio into true 5.1 surround sound is here and it is fabulous. I would be remiss if I did not mention that there was a constant low frequency "hiss" that came through each speaker using the USB connection.
  • Pros: Amazing detail, bass and over all sound, Truly immersive 5.1 sound when using the appropriate media
  • Cons: Slight low frequency hiss detectable when not being used to reproduce music or other source material.
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Overall 8

Altec Lansing FX 5051

Komputer for alle
16 July 2007
  • Summary: Et fuldt surroundsæt med indbygget forstærker til en rimelig pris lyder godt, og med ekstra funktioner som indbygget USB-lydkort og fjernbetjening er der også noget nyt at se på i dette sæt fra Altec Lansing. Sættet består af fem ens satellithøjttalere og en solid subwoofer med dobbelt bas­enhed.
  • Pros: USB-tilslutning, Fin lyd, Fjernbetjening, Surround og emulering
  • Cons: Svag susen
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