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Altec Lansing BXR1220 2-Piece Desktop Speaker System

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  • Compact stereo speakers for laptops and desktops
  • Connects easily through a USB port for power and sound
  • Audio Alignment technology for balance and accuracy
  • Built-in power and volume controls
  • Each speaker measures 2.8 x 3.7 x 4.8 inches (WxHxD)
  • Each speaker measures 28 x 37 x 48 inches (WxHxD)
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Altec Lansing BXR1220 2-Piece Desktop Speaker System + Sabrent 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub with Individual Power Switches and LEDs (HB-UMLS) + Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 with Keyboard and Mouse
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Technical Details

  • Model: BXR1220
  • Audio Output Mode: Stereo, 2.0
  • Color Name: Black
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Weight: 1.40 pounds
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 8 x 3.5 inches ; 12.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0025VKUPW
  • Item model number: BXR1220
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (819 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 21, 2009

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Enjoy your digital music and media to the fullest extent possible with the Altec Lansing BXR1220 Two-Piece Stereo Speaker System. Ideal for desktops and laptops alike, this compact speaker system delivers clear highs and lows while helping to keep your workspace free from clutter. The speakers connect easily to any computer -- just plug them into a USB port and you're ready to go. Thanks to Altec Lansing's Audio Alignment technology, the system's drivers, enclosure, and electronics are perfectly balanced, giving you the full, high-quality stereo sound your digital life demands.

Audio Alignment technology ensures optimal sound. View larger.

Volume control is conveniently located on the top of the speaker. View larger.

One-Cord Connection for Added Convenience
The BXR1220 speakers draw power from your computer via its USB port, so you don't need to free up an outlet. The speakers are a perfect way to improve the sound quality of your laptop's speakers, with no extra power cord to pack when you want great sound on the go.

Audio Alignment Technology for Superb Accuracy and Alignment
The BXR1220 relies on Altec Lansing's proprietary Audio Alignment technology to make sure all of the speakers' components work together to deliver your music the way it is meant to be heard. Audio Alignment technology offers the perfect balance of the three elements of the speaker system -- the drivers, enclosure, and electronics -- to ensure a natural, uncolored, and rich sound from your speaker system. The system's two-inch, full-range drivers and separate satellite speakers provide stereo imaging for more realistic sound when you're gaming or watching movies and videos.

Designed to Fit Any Computer System
The speakers' elegant black enclosures and cloth grills complement your computer and peripherals. The speakers' small size -- each speaker measures only 3.7 inches in height -- saves valuable room on your desk and makes it easy to carry them along with your laptop.

The BXR1220 components are also shielded, so you can place them close to your monitor or phone without interference. Conveniently placed power and volume buttons put sound control within easy reach.

About Audio Alignment
Whether it's the tiniest of ear buds or the most imposing of subwoofers, Altec Lansing has refined every detail of its speakers to provide you with the most accurate sound reproduction and quality. Audio Alignment ensures that your components work together to deliver your music the way it is meant to be heard, offering the perfect balance of your speaker system's drivers, enclosure, and electronics. For 70 years Altec Lansing has been refining this process, bringing your speakers to life with advanced technologies that make them sing.

The BXR1220 speaker system is covered by a one-year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Altec Lansing BXR1220 stereo speakers, user's guide, and quick connect guide.

The BXR1220 is simple to set up and eliminates the need for a power outlet.
Altec Lansing Computer
BXR1220BXR1221VS2620VS2621Octane 7Expressionist Ultra
Easy USB connectionSolid bassCrystal-clear soundCrystal-clear sound and powerful bassMost popular design with seven driversA 200-Watts (RMS) powerhouse
Key Features
  • Unique cylindrical satellite design
  • Connects directly to computer's USB port
  • Unique cylindrical satellite design with subwoofer
  • Looks good in any environment
  • Excellent drivers deliver superb audio
  • Space-saving subwoofer delivers big sound and strong bass
  • Looks good in any environment
  • Excellent drivers deliver superb audio
  • Features a total of seven drivers in a small, compact frame
  • Crisp high end with specially engineered micro drivers
  • Down-firing midrange drivers deliver warm, enveloping sound
  • Formidable lows from a tough, compact 6.5" subwoofer
  • Sleek, modern classic design
  • Formidable bass with a massive front-firing subwoofer
  • Tri-amplified design
  • Two-way satellite speakers
  • Works with computers, MP3 players, gaming consoles, TVs and DVD players
Sound Enhancement TechnologyAudio AlignmentAudio AlignmentAudio AlignmentAudio AlignmentAudio AlignmentAudio Alignment
Onboard ControlsPower, VolumePower, VolumePower, Volume, TonePower, Volume, TonePower, Volume, Bass, TreblePower, Volume, Bass, Treble
Audio Inputs2-channel analog (stereo)2-channel analog (stereo)2-channel analog (stereo)2-channel analog (stereo) 2-channel analog (stereo)2-channel analog (stereo) + RCA
  BXR1220BXR1221VS2620VS2621Octane 7Expressionist Ultra
Secondary Aux In Jack    YesYesYesYes
Magnetic ShieldingYesYesYesYesYesYes
Sound Pressure80 dB SPL84 dB SPL92 dB SPL93 dB SPL95 dB SPL106 dB SPL
Total Continuous Power (RMS)N/A9 Watts RMS5 Watts RMS28 Watts RMS28 Watts RMS200 Watts RMS
Peak PowerN/A18 Watts10 Watts56 Watts56 Watts400 Watts
Frequency Response180 Hz - 20kHz
(-10 dB)
50 Hz - 18kHz
(-10 dB)
90 Hz - 20kHz
(-10 dB)
45 Hz - 18kHz
(-10 dB)
45 Hz - 18kHz
(-10 dB)
40 Hz - 20kHz
(-10 dB)
Speaker ConfigurationTwo 2" full-range driversTwo 2" full-range drivers with 4" subwooferTwo 3" full-range drivers with two 3" passive radiatorsTwo 2" full-range drivers with 4" subwooferFour 1" high frequency micro drivers and two 3" mid-bass drivers, with 6.5" subwooferTwo 3" mid-range and two 1" high-frequency neodymium drivers, with 6.5" subwoofer

Product Description

The BXR1220 computer audio system delivers quality stereo sound at an extremely affordable price. Features built in controls for convenience

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800 of 827 people found the following review helpful By Heath Buckmaster VINE VOICE on October 13, 2009
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Altec Lansing's BXR1220s are not designed for those who want audiophile quality sound. So far, the sound has not really improved much over the past few weeks after breaking these in for long stretches. Considering the price it's hard to get too demanding in the sound department. Relative to many similarly priced speakers these are a small step up, and they will more than suffice for an extra computer in a guest bedroom. Yet in many ways these are a new take on basic 2.0 speakers. For starters, these are powered by your USB port instead of via an AC outlet. For those starved for outlets, that's a welcome convenience. For those running out of USB ports, that's either a possible turn-off or a reason to buy a USB hub.

If style is a major factor for you, these might win over other models on looks alone. These speakers are small and just look cool. They are about the size of 2 soda cans, turned on their sides with silver stands holding them up at about a 15 degree angle. The right speaker has a turn switch in the back of it to power them on, and there is a volume dial on the top.

My set didn't really have instructions, but instead had simple pictures on the top inside flap explaining how to connect them. Installation was very simple, but I could see some people tearing the box apart looking for the "quick connect guide" referenced on the side of the box.


+ The fact that these are USB powered means you don't have to worry about heavy power adapters or outlets. This is a definite plus.

+ The speakers themselves are VERY light and compact, making them a possible choice when travelling with your laptop.
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62 of 68 people found the following review helpful By error VINE VOICE on June 25, 2009
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I have a laptop desk, that's maybe, 2 laptops in width (a big Dell 15" laptop, that is). So this seemed like a nice addition. These speakers are quite small, professionaly designed, and literally the size of a 16oz soda pop can, no bigger, no smaller, maybe just a tad wider at the audio end, but that's it. Hence, they fit perfectly on my small laptop desk! Also, a great feature is that there's no need to plug into an outlet!!! Saves a few tangles, not bad, and you can take them wherever your computer is, as long as it has a good battery life! Finally, the speakers sit very steadily and comfortably on my desk, the chances of them falling over without being knocked on purposes are virtually nill.


I also, at first, have had only my laptop speakers to rely on (which, as you could imagine, are terrible since I have the most basic soundcard and speakers on it). So, a couple years ago I bought a nice $70 headset from Logitech. The headphones were/are amazing, producing rich, clear, deep sounds that my computer speakers wouldn't even come close to reproducing! They are really great headphones! It was nice to get these speakers and avoid the inevitable matted hair I get with headphones.

So, how do these speakers compare? As I'm writing this, I'm listening to The Stamps Quartet. Those of you familiar with them will know that many songs have counter-tenor notes being sung, and JD Sumner provides a rich basso profondo. Hence, a whole range of notes are being hit. While the sound is obviously not like those of $70 headsets, there's a nice ambience to them, and they handle the high and low notes very well. For $20 ladies and gentlemen, this is a really nice buy.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Jesse S on November 25, 2009
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For under $20, amazing sound. I read the many reviews here before buying, and a few people complained of low volume, not enough adjustability, static and/or distortion. I just hooked mine up and am blown away by how good these sound. Listening to chamber music at good volume, the strings and piano come through with nice clear treble and mid-range, and with more bass than I would have expected from speakers the size of soda cans. I don't have any of the problems that some reviewers mentioned. Even at full volume, which is considerable, there is almost no distortion. No, they may not be "audiophile" quality, but if you're an audiophile, why are you buying $20 speakers? For the rest of us non-audiophiles who just want decent sound, you can't beat these with a stick. I'm going to buy a few more for Christmas giving.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Ed on October 6, 2010
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Bought a 22" Vizio for the kitchen. The speakers are extremely small and do not project too well as the TV is ultra slim. The TV does have a USB port for upgrades. I plugged this into the headphone jack and hooked up to the USB port. What a difference! Major improvement in the sound, in fact, it's just hard to believe the difference. They turn off with the TV and the TV volume controls the speakers....just great! So....I just ordered a second pair to hook up to the 20" in the den. I was not sure if the TV USB would power these as it is specially designated for a laptop, anyway, they work fine. I like the fact that you can place them further apart to get a better two channel sound.

Hope this is of some help if you were considering these for something else than a laptop.
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