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Altec Lansing 2100 2.1 Speaker system
Author : Wayne Date : 19th April 2002


...Product Altec Lansing 2100 Speaker System
...Manufacturer Altec Lansing
...Supplier Euro-Tech
...Price £89.95




Introduction :

The brief for this review was very simple, to find a set of high quality yet low price speakers that offered top notch gaming performance but which were also versatile enough to cope with music audio and DVD playback. Having been blown away by their value ATP series speakers, Altec Lansing were one of the first places to turn and today I'm reviewing their 3 piece 2100 speaker system.

Altec Lansing are certainly no strangers to he world of computer and home entertainment sound systems. For years their name has been associated with the very best and their systems can be found in such renowned places as The United Nations Building, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Disneyland and Disneyworld, New York's Lincoln Philharmonic Center and the Schubert Theatre, MGM's Grand Hotel, The Singapore National Stadium, and The Sydney Opera House, to name a few. Okay, so these systems aren't likely to have retailed at the same £89.95 that the 2100s come in at but experience at this level inevitably filters down to the mainstream products. It seems there ate literally hundreds of multimedia speaker systems on the market today, many by strange sounding companies that we've never heard of. They seem to offer incredible performance for almost no cost at all but don't be fooled. Just because you can buy a set of "Purple Lotus" ultra high performance 5000 watt speakers for the cost of a bus trip doesn't mean you're getting anything more than a genuinely awful sounding product with an RMS rating of 5 watts and a bass that booms and distorts so badly you'll hear nothing else over the din. When it comes to speakers it seems there are only certain companies you can trust and without a doubt Altec Lansing are one such company.

Before we move on let's take a look at the obligatory specs :

  • 40 Watts total system power.
    - Aluminum coned Neodymium micro drivers for unprecedented signal accuracy.
    - You get exceptional low frequency performance from dual, front firing, long-throw drivers that are loaded in a solidly built wooden cabinet.
    - Power on/off and master volume; simply sit back and enjoy the experience!
    - Easily connects to Gaming Consoles (with included AAC1 adapter), portable CD players, MP3 players, PCs and other analog / digital sources.
    - Designed for stability and performance.
  • DRIVERS (per satellite): 1" Neodymium micro drivers x 2
  • DRIVERS (subwoofer): Two 4" long-throw woofers
  • SYSTEM POWER:40 Watts total system power, 26 Watts RMS
  • Input Impedance: 10k ohms
  • S/N Ratio: >65dB
  • TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION: <0.5% @ -10dB full scale input
  • SATELLITE DIMENSIONS: 2.2"(W) x 2.5"(D) x 7.3"(H)
  • SUBWOOFER DIMENSIONS:6.5"(W) x 13.5"(D) x 12.0"(H)
  • CARTON DIMENSIONS: 15.5" x 14" x 9.5"
  • POWER SUPPLY: Included


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