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Altec Lansing VS2420 2.0 Music & Gaming Stereo Speaker System (Black)
List Price: $32.32

Our Price: $24.95

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Product Description

It's a compact, value-priced sound system. And yet the Altec Lansing VS2420 packs an incredible wallop. Delivering crisp, clean sound from custom-engineered dual, full-range 2.5" speakers. You get surprising highs, mid-range and lows from efficient little satellites that take up a minimum amount of space on your desk. Controls are right on the front of the speaker. A handy headphone jack is right nearby, too. And there's even a secondary input jack that lets you connect your MP3 or CD player while still linked to your PC. Sound pressure level (SPL) - 93 dB Total continuous power - 8 Watts RMS / Peak power - 16 Watts Speakers - 4 Watts/channel @ 4 ohms @10% THD @ 85 Hz - 20 kHz 2 Channels Loaded - System response - 85 Hz - 20 kHz (-10 dB) - Signal to noise ratio @ 1 KHZ INPUT - > 70 dB Drivers (per satellite) - One 2.5 full range driver and one 2.5 passive radiator Speaker Dimensions (WxDxH) - 3.5 x 4.1 x 9.5 inches (88 x 105 x 242 mm ) Altec Lansing 1-Year Limited USA warranty

  • Product Type - Speaker
  • System Components - 2.0 Speaker System
  • Response Bandwidth - 85 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Distinctive Styling -- Looks great next to your flat panel monitor or anywhere in your home.

Customer Reviews:

  • Good Speakers
    These speakers are not outstanding by any means. They do improve my ability to hear music and movies on my laptop computer. If you want cheap external speakers with good quality sound, buy these. If you want outstanding sound, buy a higher end set of speakers which will cost you more money....more info
  • only 4 watts per channel
    If you look at the specs you'll see that these supposedly powerful speakers are only 4 watts per channel. If that info is correct I dont see how these speakers could perform the way the blurb says....more info
  • Speakers to AVOID
    These speakers are absolute JUNK~~~ While sounding no better than a couple of 2 inch speakers, which is exactly what you get, they worked for all of 4 weeks before the built-in amplifier failed and only one speaker worked. In desperation I took the speakers apart and found that there are not two speakers in each; the units have a small speaker and a passive radiator to give the visual illusion of two speakers in each unit. Save you money and look to something a lot less expensive to fill your needs. It is too bad that one of the most respected names in speakers until 1975 is now used by a maker of trash toys....more info
  • Speakers are perfect for a pc.
    The altec lansing vs2420. 2.0 Music and Gaming stereo speakers are the perfect compliment to a computer user that doesn't need to spend a ton of money on speakers. There are only 2 so you are not wasting a lot of room with the new ones that can consist of 3 or more and they play sound just fine. They may not be for the audiophile but that should be on a normal stereo system and not on a pc anyway. Perfect speaker and perfect price....more info
  • Good, Cheap Speakers
    I have a set of these hooked up to my TV & they are awesome. Clear, full, beautiful sound, & very nice volume for their size & wattage. Though I should mention my TV has an equalizer & 3D surround sound built into the user interface. Which really makes the best of these speakers. I'd lost my stereo receiver & box speakers before getting these...& I was pleasantly surprised by the sound quality. Like another reviewer, I also play the TV with the speakers' base turned all the way down & the tone all the way up. Mostly because my TV's equalizer setting already includes enough base. Since these use a line-in cable instead of the old red & white audio cables, I am ordering an extra set to hook up to a boom box with crummy speakers.

    There is no external power brick, just a normal plug. The power supply is built into the bottom of the right speaker. One draw back is the 2 speakers are permanently corded together. I like jacks & cords that detach. Also, their center of gravity is too high, so that if you accidentally bump one, it may try to topple. That said, they sound very nice.

    These come with an extended 2 year warranty, if you fill out Altec's survey.

    Highly recommended, so long as you're not looking for high wattage speakers. Before buying speakers, always determine your desired wattage output & impedance rating.

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  • They serve me well
    I bought these to connect to a satellite radio when we travel and they serve the purpose quite nicely. We weren't looking for booming base or loudness, just good frequency response across the board at room listening levels, and they do that well. We haven't used them enough to comment on longevity....more info
  • Serves its purpose, nicely
    These speakers are small, and so they are designed to fit very small spaces and work as computer speakers for basic, everyday use. Right? Yeah, I think if you want something greater for extreme gaming or booming bass then you need to look elsewhere. These are pretty much bottom of the line Altec Lansing, and for the purpose they were designed for, they work great. They do have good bass and respond well to sound you put through them for a small room or deskspace atmosphere. No, they wont fill a room with astounding vibrations and blow you away, but the quality of sound for a small desk space is very nice. They will get distorted at higher volumes, but if you have a small deskspace, how often are you really going to blast your music? I have been impressed with Altec Lansing for their products, and because these speakers work well for the reason they were made, I give them 4 solid starts. Not 5 because they aren't the BEST speakers out there, but they deserve 4. ...more info
  • music to my ears.....
    Great sound for the price and for only 2 speakers! If you don't have the space for a sub, they are a great choice. ...more info
  • Not Altec Lansing Quality
    You get what you pay for. Don't expect Altec Lansing quality from this speaker. It's just like other cheap desktop speakers.

    - Loud enough for small speakers
    - Bass is loud enough compared to other 2-speakers system

    -Built quality is not as good as Altec Lansing I known.
    -Too bulky for desktop computer

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  • Two Stars Is Generous
    I never would have bought these speakers if I had known how bad they would sound. I've played jazz from several sources through these speakers and one movie. In every case, the overall sound was muddy and disappointing to my ears. The middle tones are murky with a kind of echoing mushy quality, and the base is too strong (with no way to adjust it.) The high frequency range is pretty good but it can't save the day. I'm taking this system back to the store where I bought it; looking for something way better....more info
  • Very good quality and price
    This is probably the best value, great price to sound quality ratio. They will give you the best 2.0 sound, deep bass response, very good power. I got this set for my office, where I don't want to disturb my neighbors with high volume, but I wanted to get the best sound quality without having the sub woofer vibrating under my desk. The sound is crisp and clear. May still need some equalizing using your favorite software to trim up the sound to your need (for background or first plane music). Still they have tone control to do this, but the software equalizer will help a little bit more. I am very pleased with this purchase....more info
  • Ok.....
    I did alot of research of speakers before I purchased these. I do like them but right off I noticed they can't handle deep base very well so that is my only con....more info