Excerpt: With a heritage stretching back to the Post-War era, Altec Lansing has always been first and foremost a speaker company. Though their focus has turned to PC speakers and personal audio, Altec has never forgotten its big system hi-fi days. The THX certified MX 5021 successfully brings this legacy to your bookshelf or desktop.
Excerpt: Altec Lansing Technologies, Inc., www.alteclansing.com $150 street Two channels; two satellites; separate bass unit; THX certification; 150-Hz crossover frequency; tethered and wireless controllers; 20 watts RMS per satellite; 50 watts RMS bass unit. High volume levels. Elegant style. Rock-solid construction. Tethered and wireless controllers. THX certification. Both 3.5-mm and RCA input jacks. No deep bass. Too much treble. Expensive.
Summary: Altec Lansing's three-piece speaker system lets you get more mileage from your Roady XM radio.
Pros: Lets you bring Roady or Roady2 XM receivers in from the car; solid sound reproduction; includes a subwoofer; provides line-in support for other audio devices.
Cons: Remote doesn't control the receiver, just the speakers; not a full stereo system (doesn't receive AM or FM signals); speakers take up much more room than standard desktop speakers; there are less expensive ways to hook up a Roady or a Roady2 if you already have speakers.
Excerpt: 2.1 speaker systems are ideal for music, but can also compliment movies and games if you are using the proper hardware. Alec Lansing’s new MX5021, with THX cerficication and a new speaker design, is said to be ideal for any type of audio. Is the claim true? Read on for the full evaluation.
Excerpt: Your PC's speakers are probably the second most critical component you invest in for your computer aside from your video display. Unfortunately, many people give their speakers no thought when purchasing their system and settle for a cheap set that produces inferior sound. But why live with miserable audio when you can spend a little more money for something that will impress your ears?
Excerpt: Altec Lansing is back and bigger than ever- literally. Their THX
certified MX5021 2.1 speaker system comes with two 10" tall satellites, a 15.7"
tall subwoofer, control module, and a wireless remote. As compared to the
5100's reviewed in the past, the MX5021's are packing much more power with a
total of 90 Watts ( 2x20W satellites + 1x50W woofer).