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Altec Lansing VS4121
4.1 out of 10

Altec Lansing VS4121

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Overall 4
4.0

Very very bad design. They sound terrible even for $75, that I paid.

Vlad B., Amazon
19 September 2011
  • Summary: First of all, I want to say that I have been having these speakers for more than a year in past. First, it's the most ridiculous design I have ever seen. Didn't notice that when I was buying unfortunately. Cons: 1) Mid-range speakers are pointed downwards (???). Question: W T F ?
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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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Inexpensive Audio Source

JR, Amazon
10 November 2009
  • Summary: The people at Altec Lansing have produced an inexpensive audio source for any system that could use amplification. Sadly, it also boosts the 60 hertz waveform present in many audio outputs.
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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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Very dissappointed

Joe, 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

low frequences too much

Ulujm, Amazon
25 November 2008
  • Summary: I bought this set a long time ago and I am not happy with it. Way too much bass!! even when I put bass low and treble almost max the sound is way to low in frequences. another problem is if you shutdown the bass there is a noise background. a cheap set but not great. I'll not advise you to buy it.
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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.
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Overall 4
4.0

stale

Christopher, Amazon
2 August 2007
  • Summary: i love the design, but like other reviewers have stated... there is hardly ANY mid range coming out of these things.. way too much low end (i have my eq lows scooped out and the bass dial on the speaker all the way to the bottom and there is still too much bass coming from the sub) the lack of mids...
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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.
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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.
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