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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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    Performance/Conclusion:

    The MX5021's are definitely 'in the house' when it comes to booming sound. Especially when sitting right in front of these puppies- they can crank out some serious noise. When turning up the volume, it gets loud very fast and then increases less and less the higher you go. Whether or not this is a good thing depends on the person listening. I always have the setting on 1 out of 5 and when I want to listen to something at a level slightly higher then normal I go to 2 out of 5 and that is plenty loud. Levels 3, 4, and 5 are for party settings or when I want to dance around my room when no one is around. On the loudest setting, there is very slight distortion but nothing to shudder at.

    I have a Sound Blaster Live 5.1 sound card and that is what I used to test with.  First, some gaming. UT2003 was used for testing. The sound quality was very good for all types of sound, high frequency sounds like the metallic 'ching' of the chain gun, mid-range sounds like the primary fire mode of the flak cannon, and low-range sounds like the explosion of the secondary fire of the flak cannon. The bass for explosions and other booming sounds was awesome. I cranked the bass setting up to 5/5 and it was sweet- using the rocket launcher was never so much fun. Even though the system is dual channel and not surround, I was still able to easily decipher which direction my enemies were shooting from.

    Watching video was also very pleasurable. I loaded up Cirque du Soleil: Quidam and turned up the volume. The music sounded rich and powerful. There wasn't a whole lot of bass used, so I changed over to Matrix: Reloaded. Once again, the sound was very good and the woofer really kept my heart racing during the action. And, using the wireless remote control, I was able to fine tune the sound without ever having to move my feet (big plus for lazy college students like me).
     

    The Good(s):  
        1. Great sound
        2. Big bass
        3. Wireless remote
        4. Look great
        5. Easy installation

    The Bad(s):
        1. They get dusty and smudged; it is noticeable

     

    At 200 green bananas Found them for about $125 Here, the MX5021's are a great mid-range sound solution. A job well done by the Altec Lansing crew to make another super sounding system, within price range for most consumers.

    SLRating: 9.5 / 10



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