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Altec Lansing VS2421 2.1 Music and Gaming Stereo Speaker System with Microphone (Black)
List Price: $49.99

Our Price: $35.35

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Product Description

Audio technology is really making big strides, and it's obvious here. The Altec Lansing VS2421 is an incredibly compact, value-priced system that gets its powerful, full-spectrum sound from custom-engineered, dual 2.5" speakers, plus a thin yet powerful 5.25" subwoofer that fits easily under your desk. The system's size is ideal for small spaces - and you can even mount the satellites on your wall. Controls are right on the front of the speaker. A handy headphone jack is right nearby, and thanks to a microphone built into the right satellite, you can use the VS2421 for internet communications. Wired controller offers easy fingertip control of volume, treble, and mute functions. Bass control is right on the subwoofer. Total continuous power - 28 Watts RMS / Peak power - 56 Watts / Sound pressure level (SPL) - 98 dB Front Speakers - 7 Watts/channel @ 8 ohms @10% THD @ 180 Hz - 20 kHz 2 Channels Loaded Subwoofer - 14 Watts @ 8 ohms @ 10% THD @ 35 - 180 Hz Single Channel Loaded - System response - 35 Hz - 20Khz (-10 dB) / Signal to Noise ratio @ 1 Khz input - >80 dB Drivers (per satellite) - One 2.5 full range driver and one 2.5 passive radiator Satellite Speaker Dimensions (WxDxH) - 3.5 x 3.6 x 8.8 inches (89 x 92 x 222 mm ) / Drivers (per Satellite) - One 2.5 full range driver Subwoofer Dimensions (WxDxH) - 11.7 x 5.6 x 9.3 inches (298 x 143 x 237 mm) /Subwoofer Driver - One 5.25 driver Altec Lansing 1-Year Limited USA warranty

  • Custom-engineered full-range 2.5-inch ported speakers deliver clean, full-spectrum sound with outstanding accuracy
  • Slim 5.25-inch speaker that shakes the room without taking up a lot of room
  • Built-in microphone for internet communication
  • Small footprint, wall-mountable design
  • Headphone, iPod, MP3 player jack

Customer Reviews:

  • Sounds good for the price, but RF static interference is awful
    I'm happy with these speakers when they're not picking up static / interference from my cell phone or laptop. The static issue is so bad that I'm going to have to give up on them. Adding RF chokes to the cables made no difference.
    If you'll using these speakers to listen to an iPod at a Quaker village then you'll be satisfied, otherwise keep hunting. ...more info
  • Value for Money
    I liked it. Good one to go for, with a low budget.
    The wooden Woofer and speakers has got amazing sound quality. Gives excellent Bass and Treble. A real value for money.

    One small issue found is the interference with cell phone signals....more info
  • Great speakers, especially for the price.
    Basically all the negatives everyone said about it are true. There's interference whenever a cell phone goes off that's really close to it. But that doesn't take away from the fact that these are probably the best speakers I've heard compared to even those 100 dollars more.

    I'd highly recommend them to anyone looking to score some great sounding speakers for a great price. ...more info
  • easy setup, great stereo sound
    Setup was easy for a laptop (have not tried an mp3 player), stereo quality is great (far better than hoped for), nice design, and the price ($35 no shipping) was right. Would definitely recommend these for anyone looking to watch movies or listen to music (or digitally create and play back their own). ...more info
  • Altec Lansing Computer Speakers

    I am totally dissatisfied with this product. Whenever on it hums which becomes extremely annoying. If I had kept the box I would have returned it. I purchased this brand because it was the same brand I replaced it with....more info
  • Speakers not covered by any grill or material.
    Maybe it isn't fair of me to write this review. I picked up two of these sets and planned to give them for Christmas. The speakers have no material or grill, no protection from damage. Seems that is inviting a kick to the bass unit (subwoofer) which sits on the floor, or perhaps fingers poking from grandchildren visiting. They may sound great, don't know. I took them back and purchased the Logitech X-540, instead....more info
  • Altec Speakers
    I bought these speakers as a gift for my son who's 21 (for his computer). Well, he ended using them when he's mixing/putting music together for his side job as a DJ. Let me just say we never expected them to sound good AND AT A GREAT PRICE. Love them - Getting some for myself!....more info
  • extremely good speaker system
    The sound is clear, the sub woofer is powerful. I enjoy the effect of this speaker very much. Also, it is fantastically to get such good product through such cheap price....more info
  • Great Speakers
    I've had Altec Lansing Speakers before with prior computers but I am most impressed with these. I had done online research to determine the best computers speakers in the market - these were among the top three for the price!

    The subwoofer really "kicks" along with the satellite speakers providing a rich, stereo sound, with the extra "umph" I desired for my multimedia.

    This was a great purchase for me and I recommend these speakers to everyone whose looking to boost their computer listening experience.

    Fredericksburg, VA ...more info
  • Amplify cellular signal
    Looks good, sound great, but amplify cllular signals, it makes a loud scrashy sound when receiving data on blackberry or a call, is not posible use it when you whare a movil phone....more info
  • highly recommended
    sounds fantastic, we use it with the tv to watch dvd's and also for the ipod, great buy for the money...more info
  • Avoid this one
    Having worked as an audio programmer in game development, I have owned and used quite a number of speaker systems. I have yet to experience speakers that are as susceptible to radio interference as these. And it's not just the usual cell phone interference that we've all come to expect. This picks up radio stations when placed in the middle of an empty room, far away from wireless devices. I figured my unit was bad, but I had lost my receipt (I bought it at retail, not through Amazon) so I wrote to Altec Lansing support for advice on how to get warranty service. Their response was:

    "The VS2421 is not magnetically shielded and therefore is more susceptible to interference than other speakers that are. there is no fix for this issue. The only way is to keep the speakers away from cordless phones, cellular phones or routers."

    So, they are aware of the problem, yet continue to sell this and offer no policy for handling customers who have been stuck with this unit. If you do purchase this unit, make sure you can return it....more info
  • DO NOT buy it
    the sounds quality is not bad.

    but it has random noise when there is cell phone signal around the speakers.

    it's very bad design since it's pc speakers.

    ...more info
  • Great Speakers
    These speakers put out clear, rich sound, highs, lows and mids.
    Highly recommended. I bought them to play our MP3 player and
    portable CD player. They replace a bookshelf music system that
    crapped out. I could have spent over $100 for a new system,
    but for our purposes these work fine. I saved money and have
    better sound than we had....more info
  • Nice highs, adjustable deep lows.
    I researched this purchase to the point of looking at more expensive systems recommended in Amazon. Then I realized this was a system for my desk in my classroom and I didn't need extreme sound. That being said I am totally pleased with this system. The highs are nice and the lows are nice and deep. I like the desktop volume control. I also like the volume control on the subwoofer which allows adding more "umph" at low volumes. If there is a downside I would say there is a bit of a midrange issue but at a normal volume the sound is fine. I have considered bringing this home and seeing how it would work connected to my flat screen. I am thinking it would do fine in my smallish living room.
    Yes, I would recommend this purchase....more info
  • Great for the price
    The speakers are great for the price. The sound is clear and crisp. The speakers I had were 13 year old Altec's which served me very well. Altec has done it again. My only problem was dealing with Ritz Camera but that did not reflect on my review of the this product....more info
  • Great Product / Reasonable Price!
    I purchased this product to use during classroom instruction of NYS Armed & Unarmed Security Officers. This product is utilized on a daily basis. Due to the fact that I contract with a variety of organizations, over a fairly large geographic area, to provide classes, this product is packed, transported, unpacked, and used, daily. It provides excellent quality audio to classes in various size classrooms. Due to its very reasonable price, I am considering purchasing a second, to use and keep in my office. ...more info
  • It is great
    Sound is very good, the controller with the volume knob and aux in port is very cool. If I had to find a negative, it would be that this setup does not have a lot of volume. This is likely due to the inefficiency of the speakers. That said unless you need some speakers that will rattle the room or fill the house with sound I would highly recommend this system...more info