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Altec Lansing MX5020 Powered Audio Stereo Speakers - Black

by Altec Lansing
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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  • Charging of MP3 Players: No
  • Construction: Multi-Part Speaker Set
  • DTS Decoder: No
  • Number of Speakers: 2
  • Real Dolby: No
  • Remote Control: No
  • Signal Connection: Wired
  • Signal Entrance Technology: Analogue
  • Signal Input: Analogue
  • Speaker Type: Active
  • Subwoofer: No
  • Type of System: Active
  • USB: No
  • Wattage (RMS): 6
  • Wattage per Speaker Channel (RMS): 6
  • Wireless: Wired
  • iPod Interface: No

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 13.2 x 25.9 cm ; 1.8 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 3.2 Kg
  • Item model number: MX5020
  • ASIN: B0002XJ7S6
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Best 2.0 Computer Speaker Set 14 Aug 2006
Unlike most PC speakers, the Altec Lansing MX5020s are aimed at those with a discerning ear for quality sound. Rather than offering high volume and overpowering base, these speakers simply aim to produce the best sound for the money. And overall they do a very good job. Bass is surprisingly powerful (due to the MAXX Bass technology), but remains rich and defined throughout, a far cry from the random thumping that can plaque cheap 2.1 speaker sets. Meanwhile, the medium and upper ranges are reproduced crisply with detail throughout. Most impressively, the treble sounds clear and luxuriant, rather than sharp and abrasive, as is often the case for computer speakers.

Physically, the speakers are larger than you'd expect, but given the polished black finish the size is easily forgivable, as they look stylish alongside any computer, visual or audio equipment. Separate controls are provided for treble and bass, as well as the usual headphone socket, which prevents fiddling around at the back of a computer when you need to switch over. There's even a handy auxiliary input that allows you to plug in a second audio device (such as an MP3 player).

Overall, if you're looking for the best quality 2.0 computer speaker set then these are it. Only the relatively high asking price prevents them from achieving the full 5 stars.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good sound , but poor build quality... 26 Jun 2007
I bought these about a year ago. I was impressed by the overall quality of the sound and the low bass frequencies these speakers could reproduce given their size. But a couple of months later I started to faintly hear some parasites when I turned the volume knob, but nothing to worry about at that time. Sadly, with time these parasites became louder and louder, and now, after about a year use, when I turn the volume knob, I hear parasites, scratches and unbalanced sound volume (left-right)and I can't exchange them... So my advice, try your luck buying these speakers, but whenever you start to hear parasites and scratches when you turn the volume knob, run to the store and exchange them...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great speakers 4 Feb 2007
I am really pleased with these speakers. The sound quality is excellent and they look cool.

I agree with the other reviewer that they are slightly larger than usual PC speakers but I am used to that now, so don't find it a problem.

The sound quality is so good that I am now using my PC as my main hi-fi.
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