- Brand Name: Altec Lansing
- Model Number: BXR1121
- Item Package Quantity: 1
Altec Lansing BXR1121 2.1 PC Music and Gaming Speaker
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- Product Description Altec Lansing BXR1121 - PC multimedia speaker systemProduct Type PC multimedia s - WARNING: The solder used in this product contains lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm. Please wash hands after handling internal components and circuit boards and avoid inhalation of fumes if heating the solder.
- System Components 2 speakers, subwoofer NOTE: THIS PRODUCT CANNOT BE SHIPPED TO MASSACHUSETTS OR DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (WASHINGTON, D.C.)
- Speaker Type Active Nominal Output Power (Total) 15 Watt Audio System Max Output Power 30 Watt
- Audio Amplifier Integrated Connectivity Technology Wired
- Speaker System Details 2 x satellite speaker - 4 Watt - 100 - 20000 Hz - 8 Ohm ?ª 1 x subwoofer - 7
Top Customer Reviews
has a headphone jack and an aux input on the speaker which is convenient, a volume, bass and treble jogs in front and also has a small sub-woofer unit for bass
don't expect anything great in terms of sound, but it is reliable and looks good!
also, note that this requires electricity - not usb powered!
If computer speakers are your only means of listening to music, you might want to consider something more high-end. But if computer speakers are your only means of listening to music, you are probably not a high-end audiophile. And these speakers will do, in spades.
I have bought two, count 'em, two pairs of these. The first pair I bought for my office computer. I only bought them because they were the cheapest speakers I could find. I was quite impressed given the money. I keep the volume fairly low in my office, which would normally lead to losing the low end, but with the subwoofer I get a little oomph and punch even at low volume.
The speakers I'd been using on my home computer -- a pair of four-year-old Gateways -- suddenly seemed a bit weak by comparison, although they had always seemed more or less fine for what they are (i.e., computer speakers!). I've now replaced those Gateways (and given them and the computer to which they were connected to the kids) with these Altecs. There is quite a difference.
First, the Gateways -- which were pretty state of the art for computer speakers in their day four years ago -- only put out 3 watts per channel. The Altecs put out 4 watts per channel and 7 watts in the subwoofer. Second, the frequency response of the Gateways is 90Hz - 20KHz. Thanks to the subwoofer, the frequency response of the Altecs is 30Hz - 20KHz. That difference between a 30KHz low end and a 90KHz low end means A LOT.
In short, you can't go wrong with these speakers unless you are looking for a high-end, higher-powered set-up as your primary speakers.
If you're buying these for a similar reason know that you can't have both plugged in and on at the same time. I had hoped to just leave them plugged in, so I wouldn't have to continuously plug and unplug the audio cables, they even advertised it as if you could leave them both plugged in. But if you do plug them both in at the same time, no sound comes out, just a little static. It makes sense to me why one set of speakers can't accept from two sources at the same time, but that's how it was advertised. If I wanted to keep plugging in and unplugging my audio cables, I'd have spent more money on a more expensive set, maybe one that didn't have an AUX port.
Besides this small setback they speakers have wonderful sound. Decent bass, and for a small and cheap package can go pretty loud without sacrificing quality. My room mate has the same set and loves them. But there is a reason I gave them only 2 stars. For a few weeks now the right speaker has been cutting out at random. Though they fix themselves if I unplug and replug in the audio cable into my laptop. This is, however, only a temporary solution, since they'll cut out again anywhere from seconds to hours later.
They were good speakers, but not recommended due to bad hardware.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this product is unavailable now. wonder why? maybe because it was pathetic
and broke within short time after purchase. altec should be ashamed to put
their name on it.
good price for the sound quality you get. now for the nit picking. the 2 speakers are very light so I put 2 way tape on the bottom of the one with the volume knob so it would stay... Read morePublished on October 11, 2009 by G. Poi
I bought this speaker set for $25 at Wal-Mart when a friend and I wanted to play tunes from our iPods whilst spending the night at a hotel and had no stereo on hand. Read morePublished on August 5, 2009 by Nicholas Petersen
Great sound, for the price! No complaints on the seller. I WISH however that it would CHARGE your i-pod, but no such luck. Read morePublished on May 31, 2009 by bella
What I hate about these speakers is that you can't turn them on and off from your desk. The switch is awkwardly placed behind the subwoofer which they suggest putting under your... Read morePublished on May 27, 2009 by Raven
Our high school has been buying this set of speakers for our classroom computer carts for years and it's worked out nicely for everyone - no complaints. Read morePublished on May 25, 2009 by Y. L. Wun
great speakers, for any pc, great sound quality, i had this for years that's why i had to buy more, and give my sister and my father as a gift.Published on May 25, 2009 by will nick
My fiance and I had been looking for a set of Zune speakers/dock for at least a year until I decided "Screw it, a set of PC speakers will do! Read morePublished on May 19, 2009 by 13 Ways And Counting