Summary: It took quite a while to get all the parts I needed to be able to connect it to the electronic keyboard that I bought it for, but now that I have them, the system works very well. The extra volume and depth of sound I'm able to get from my instrument is amazing.
recently dusted this set off and it is still nice...
Jeff the Lizard, Amazon
26 May 2012
Summary: This Altec system replaced an older Altec which I used for a year, then it failed. It was a shame as it was a great sounding set of speakers. These did suffer from "mid-drop" but it can be mitigated with EQ.
Summary: I am not a demanding audiophile. But adding this to my computer makes watching videos, YouTube and just plain music very enjoyable. I have the speakers next to my computer screen and the woofer is on the floor. I've had this unit for 6 months or so, and it's still working great. No problem.
Summary: I bought these speakers mainly to play music from my computer, and they do the job. The auxiliary inputs in the back of the bass speaker is an added bonus. The only complaint that I have is that the bass can be quite overpowering, but that can be adjusted (to a certain degree) by changing the bass...
Summary: I purchased these speakers to use in my classroom. The ones I had, purchased by the school, made it difficult for students to hear videos or presentations. This purchase suits my purposes perfectly. The sound now fills the room and the students don't have to be whisper quiet to hear. Great!
Summary: I have been using Altec for about ten years. My old set had a subwoofer with an adjustment on the back, and this set does not. This set has bass that for myself is a bit too much. But after some adjustments to my Realtek sound card the sound is unbelievable.
Summary: These speakers get the job done. For a mere sixty dollars, these speakers deliver crisp, clean high tones and generally good tonal balance. The bass, however, is a bit muddy and the adjustment knob does not allow for precise control over the bass volume.
Summary: I was a bit apprehensive about these due to all the reports about an annoying hum. I was pleasantly surprised to hear no hum when I first connected them. Now today, about a week later, I heard a very noticeable hum as soon as I turned the speakers on.