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Altec Lansing VS4221

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      12.08.2009 21:17
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      No regret buying these speakers

      I have owned these speakers for over a year now and they are still going strong. I paid £40 for them from Ebuyer, they arrived a couple of days later and I was very, very pleased. I had previously bought a pair of Sony speakers for about £30 but the sound quality was terrible, so they got put back to the shop pronto.

      First of all, the woofer is big and tall about the size of a shoebox. It is very loud, I cannot over state how much bass this little beast can put out, I never have the bass turned up, it is just too loud. I use this speaker to stand my Pinnacle Soundbridge on as it is just a perfect size (the Soundbridge is a streaming wireless sound device).

      The two satellite speakers are very flat and can tilt to direct sound. They take up little room and are about the size of a of an upside down pint glass. Speakers do not have to be big these days to fill a room with quality sound and these are a good example of this.

      One speaker has controls on it, volume + and - and a headphone socket, if you press both buttons together it puts the speaker system into standby mode. To fully control the system you need to use the small remote control that comes with the system. It allows you to adjust treble, bass, volume and there is a reset to defaults button as well. The remote also has a loud button (for the hard of hearing I think) and a standby button as well. Having tried the loud button briefly when the neighbours were out, I can only say that feeling your stomach vibrating is a weird experience.

      Anyway for music these speakers are very good and I imagine for gaming you would be totally immersed in sound.

      The speakers remember their settings between power cycles so you don't have to keep setting them up. There are no displays showing the settings for bass and treble, so if you get you bass and treble mixed up you can press the default button and re-adjust from there. I have done this a few times and this button is very useful.

      The finish of the satellite speakers is very pleasing metallic silver and they are heavy enough to remain in their place and not vibrate off, when you strut your stuff.

      All in all a bargain!


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