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Altec-lansing-vs4121.837383
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Altec Lansing VS4121

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Overall 4
4.0

Substandard, muddy bass

Dave, Amazon
9 March 2010
  • Summary: My cat had recently chewed through my old Altec Lansing ATP3 2.1 system. At first glance, the VS4121 appears to be a more "modern" replacement for my old set (which came out in 2001). I wrongly assumed that the sound quality would be similar. Instead, it sounds as if they replaced the sub with an inferior driver, then added the port to make up for it. This system delivers very clear high ends, muted midranges, and overpowering lower-mids.
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Overall 4
4.0

Was skeptical, but most reviews are true: bass way too loud

Robert G. Williams Jr., Amazon
29 July 2009
  • Summary: I am a big fan of Altec Lansing and have had a few small speaker systems that I've been more than pleased with from them. This particular set seemed very well desinged and layed out on paper. Once I tried them, the sound was decent but not necessarily what I've come to expect from Altec Lansing. The bass was the weakest aspect being that the middle setting for bass was so loud as to muddle the sound substantially.
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Overall 4
4.0

Very dissappointed

Joven, Amazon
1 February 2009
  • Summary: I bought these and was very disappointed with everything. There's a low hum from both the speakers and the sub. The sound is very hollow and overly heavy on the bass. I tried different configurations as well as several locations of the sub which only help very slightly. At low to mid volumes this package really is sub par and the bass drowns out most of the sound. Only if you crank it up will it come more to life, but even then the mid to high sound is very hollow.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointed

Doug in Maryland, Amazon
11 August 2008
  • Summary: I bought these speakers several years ago and they sound great, crisp highs, tight bass. I recently bought another set of the same model number, VS4121, and they sound completely different. In a side by side test the new ones have more bass but it is very muddy, the highs are not as crisp, and the treble needs to be turned up higher.
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Overall 4
4.0

No Mid range response at all

Amazon Customer, Amazon
30 December 2006
  • Summary: I'm no audiophile, but I expected more from Altec Lansing. My biggest compaint is that there is no midrange. None. I'm really not that picky, but it's just not there at all. There's the loud sub that does tend towards boomy and there's the tinny sats. Piano, guitar, vocals; anything that require midrange response is left out. No amout of tweaking with the bass and treble will fix this mix.
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Overall 4
4.0

very muddy bass

Cael, Amazon
20 July 2006
  • Summary: My altec lansing 45.1 died a few weeks ago due to a lightning storm . No biggie I thought, it's lasted me more than 5 yrs after all. So out I go to get another altec lansing based on reviews that I've read. I finally decided on the VS4121 partly because it got a lot of really nice reviews, but mostly because these were the only ones available. Boy was I disappointed. Even w/o adjusting for inflation, the VS4121's are still more expensive than my old 45.1's.
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Overall 4
4.0

Hummmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

rkd "my opinion only", Amazon
15 January 2006
  • Summary: I picked these speakers up because the price was right and they sounded great in the store. But I get them home to my quiet house and lo and behold the subwoofer constantly hums. I'm not an audiophile and therefore not overly particular about sound... other than this annoying hum from the subwoofer. Since these are set up in my home office where I spend a lot of time reading, I find this humming far too distracting.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not as good as the model they replaced!

Jake W., Amazon
11 February 2005
  • Summary: I've had (and loved) Altec's ATP-3s for years, but after thousands of hours I think a tweeter has gone south. So naturally, I turned to these -- the successor to the ATPs. But compared to the ATPs, the vs4121s are like a bull in a China shop. 1. The bass is overpowering and muddy. Altec increased the power to the sub and lengthened the port without doing anything to rein in the boomy, inaccurate low end that results from such a move.
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Overall 4
4.0

Son déséquilibré.

joechar, Ciao
2 March 2010
  • Summary: Avec des satellites minuscules comparés à son énorme (est le mot) caisson de basses, il n'est pas étonnant de constater que quelque soit l'usage (musique, jeux vidéo, film) ce kit 2.1 restitue de très bonnes basses, mais un son globalement médiocre. En effet, les basses sont toujours trop présentes par rapport au reste du son qui lui reste faiblard, malgré le réglage des basses à puissance minimale.
  • Pros: Les basses surpuissantes, le design .
  • Cons: L'encombrement du caisson, le son médiocre .
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Overall 4
4.0

A eviter...

jmbollington, rue-hardware.com
28 October 2007
  • Summary: Deux produits altec 4121 essayés début octobre 2007 (un acheté , l'autre échangé gracieusement), même défaut sur les deux...Le caisson emet un bruit de transformateur EDF dés qu'on le met en marche et qui porte sur les nerfs ( heureusement qu'on peut couper l'alimentation à partir des satellites). Autant dire que dans ces conditions, mieux vaut écouter de la techno ou du hard rock (bonne puissance, medium et aigus correctes)..
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