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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
8 May 2007

Expert Review

XyzComputing.com
21 November 2006
  • Summary: - Compact - Easy to set up - Surround sound with any computer
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Overall 4
4.0

Altec Lansing FX5051 review

expertreviews.co.uk
18 April 2008

Expert Review

CDRinfo
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. It was not overpowering - but when the system was not in use, it was detectable. This did not occur through a direct connection to a 5.1 surround card.
  • 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
8.0

Altec Lansing FX 5051

Komputer for alle
8 May 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. Satellithøjttalerne er ens bygget og har separate diskant- og mellemtone­enheder.
  • Pros: USB-tilslutning, Fin lyd, Fjernbetjening, Surround og emulering
  • Cons: Svag susen
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