Summary: These speakers sounded awesome, but only about a week after setting them up they stopped working! I tried everything (checked power supply, disconnecting and fully setting up again, etc) but nothing made them work again. I think the speakers themselves are amazing...must have been something to do with the seller giving me a bad set.
Summary: I absolutely loved my Altec Lansing ACS-45.2 speakers which I had used almost daily since the late 90's, but they finally died. Altec Lansing recommended this model as the replacement. Sadly the build quality and sounds produced is nothing compared to the ACS45.2 The bass is weak and lifeless compared to the ACS-45 which would make the room rumble. The mids and highs quickly distort as you increase the volume.
Cons: - Poor sound overall - Too much bass, even at the lowest setting. - Can't seperately control the volume of the bass unit (as opposed to bass level overall) - Midrange gone missing - If you put your bass unit under the desk, that is where you have to crawl
Summary: Bought them as the design looked intriguing and they are a respected company. Oh, dear. So incredibly unbalanced. The bass (even with the sub port bunged up with something and turned down to zero) still absolutely overwhelmed everything. Kept wanting to increase the mids and treble to compensate but impossible. Such a shame.
Summary: I had the speakers for 5 mothes until one of the two speakers broke. i can still use the system but now as just a 1.1 which is rather disapointing. I f they had of broken i would give them 4 out of 5.
Summary: I bought these speakers after digging through about 100 reviews of various speakers in and around the £50-70 mark. These altecs did seem like the right thing to buy as all the reviews seemed positive. However.. just be wary before you purchase these speakers. Yes, they are loud, yes they look nice, but if you are expecting clear vocals on your music or any mid level whatsoever then you are going to be disappointed.
Excerpt: conseillé sur un site dit "sérieux", je suis fort déçu par ce kit. Dommage car l'esthétisme, la finition et l'ergonomie sont au rendez-vous. Les basses sont quasi inexistantes et font dans le bas medium avec un caisson ultra poussif. les aigus et les mediums n'ont que peu de puissance et saturent rapidement. J'avais en tête des kit altec lansing 2.0 d'une toute autre facture, donc très déçu par ce modèle que j'ai bien sûr rendu illico!
Pros: esthétique et ergonomie
Cons: basses très poussives, pas de vraies basses; manque général de puissance