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    Altec Lansing MX5021 2.1 Speaker System Review
    Author: Jakester
    Date Posted: April 22nd, 2004
    SLRating: SLRating: 9.5/10
    Bottom Line: Looking to to get some decent sounds and maybe bring the house down? Then maybe you should read our review on the The MX5021's are definitely 'in the house' when it comes to booming sound. . The MX5021's are definitely 'in the house' when it comes to booming sound and look pretty smart. But what about cost and performance, read on to find out in our official review.........

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    The two satellites are pretty big but most of their size comes from height and not width. This makes them very nice for a college student's desk in which space is worth its size in gold. You can see the black and red spring-loaded inputs for the satellites in the bottom picture. Each speaker comes with one 1" horn loaded tweeter, which handles the highest frequency sounds, and two 3" full-range drivers, for the mid-range frequencies. The speakers look great however one minor complaint is that due to their black color and plastic covering, dust and finger marks are easily noticeable; weekly or monthly wipe downs would be a good idea.

    Here is the control module. It can be used to change the basic's like volume, bass, and treble. The lights are a sharp blue and look very cool against the black covering. The volume wheel has a circular base which also spins, making it quick and easy to change the volume using only one finger. At the bottom of the picture you can see the sensor for the wireless remote.

    On the side of the control module is a headphone jack and auxiliary input jack (for your CD or MP3 players). Being in college and using headphones a lot- I love the headphone jack being so close and accessible. I find myself constantly sliding on the headphones whenever my roommate goes to sleep or turns on the TV. Not having to plug my headphones directly into the back of my soundcard is a big plus in my book.

    The lower picture is the back of the  6.5" long-throw subwoofer and you can see how easy it is to setup this system from the small number of inputs. Just connect the two satellites to the left/right jacks and the control module to the controller input. Then connect your sound card to the sub via the input labeled 'input'. Badaboom-badabing, you're done.

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