Altec Lansing BXR1220 2-Piece Desktop Speaker System
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- Compact stereo speakers for laptops and desktops
- Connects through a USB port for power and through the headphone jack for sound
- Audio Alignment technology for balance and accuracy
- Built-in power and volume controls
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- Model Name: lansing
- Model Number: BXR1220
- Connectivity Technology: usb
- Audio Output Mode: Stereo, 2.0
- Color: black
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|Dimensions||3.5 inches x 7.5 inches x 8 inches||4.92 inches x 3.07 inches x 3.07 inches||9.5 inches x 4.9 inches x 3.5 inches||5 inches x 8.94 inches x 5.87 inches|
|Item Weight||1.5 pounds||1.26 pounds||3.03 pounds||1.3 pounds|
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From the Manufacturer
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|
|BXR1220||BXR1221||VS2620||VS2621||Octane 7||Expressionist Ultra|
|Easy USB connection||Solid bass||Crystal-clear sound||Crystal-clear sound and powerful bass||Most popular design with seven drivers||A 200-Watts (RMS) powerhouse|
|Sound Enhancement Technology||Audio Alignment||Audio Alignment||Audio Alignment||Audio Alignment||Audio Alignment||Audio Alignment|
|Onboard Controls||Power, Volume||Power, Volume||Power, Volume, Tone||Power, Volume, Tone||Power, Volume, Bass, Treble||Power, Volume, Bass, Treble|
|Audio Inputs||2-channel analog (stereo)||2-channel analog (stereo)||2-channel analog (stereo)||2-channel analog (stereo)||2-channel analog (stereo)||2-channel analog (stereo) + RCA|
|BXR1220||BXR1221||VS2620||VS2621||Octane 7||Expressionist Ultra|
|Secondary Aux In Jack|
|Sound Pressure||80 dB SPL||84 dB SPL||92 dB SPL||93 dB SPL||95 dB SPL||106 dB SPL|
|Total Continuous Power (RMS)||N/A||9 Watts RMS||5 Watts RMS||28 Watts RMS||28 Watts RMS||200 Watts RMS|
|Peak Power||N/A||18 Watts||10 Watts||56 Watts||56 Watts||400 Watts|
|Frequency Response||180 Hz - 20kHz|
|50 Hz - 18kHz|
|90 Hz - 20kHz|
|45 Hz - 18kHz|
|45 Hz - 18kHz|
|40 Hz - 20kHz|
|Speaker Configuration||Two 2" full-range drivers||Two 2" full-range drivers with 4" subwoofer||Two 3" full-range drivers with two 3" passive radiators||Two 2" full-range drivers with 4" subwoofer||Four 1" high frequency micro drivers and two 3" mid-bass drivers, with 6.5" subwoofer||Two 3" mid-range and two 1" high-frequency neodymium drivers, with 6.5" subwoofer|
Top Customer Reviews
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The Logitech system, the X-240, was an ok set. Decent looking, similar wattage, and the sub even had a bass volume knob. Speaking of the sub, it is a great little piece, delivering deep, loud bass when asked with minimal distortion.
However, I use my computer speakers mostly for music, and here is where the Altecs take the cake. Where the Logitechs sounded muddy and flat, the Altecs are crisp, clear and open. The mids and highs are great. The satellites are far superior to the Logitech. The Altecs sub is a heavy, well built and quite attractive. I found that where the Logitechs sub boomed, the Altec nicely integrated the bass with the mids/highs. The bass is nice and controlled, and can get loud without distortion. The only plus the logitech had, musically, over the Altec was that the sub on the Logitech would get louder and had a volume control, where the Altec does not. However, for musical purposes, the Altec sub definitely has more than enough kick.
My conclusion is that each set has its own merit. For games and movies, where clarity is less important and bass is, go for the Logitech. But if you want crisp, clear sound with well rounded but not super loud bass, Altec is the clear winner.
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.Read more ›
Now the caveats:
On speakers that require an external power source, I would have expected to be able to crank up the volume a bit more. When listening to modern CDs or MP3s on my PC I can turn up the sound high enough to fill a large room without distortion, but when watching an old movie (say 1930s vintage) I can turn up the volume all the way and the dialog is barely audible. Other speakers I've used don't seem to have that issue, but they were more expensive.
This system may be compact for a shelf or desk, but it's not tiny and don't expect it to be portable. The set up is lightweight but rather bulky. The subwoofer is roughly the size of an elongated Kleenex Boutique tissue box; the satellites are approximately the size of Campbell's soup cans.
There are lots of wires, too. The right satellite, the one with the on/off and volume control knobs, has four separate wires: 1) hardwire to the other satellite, 2) hardwire to the jack that goes to the audio source (computer or MP3 player), 3) a jack to connect to the hardwire coming from the subwoofer, and 4) a jack for the wire to the AC adapter. That's a lot of wire coming out of the back of one soup can size speaker!
The wall plug is on the AC adapter. Something to consider if you are already using outlets for the PC, monitor, printer, and whatever other peripherals you need - a power strip may have multiple outlets, but this can easily use one and cover up another.
If none of these observations is a deal breaker for you, then the low price and good sound are a good value.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have had two of these (the first was stolen) and I have never been more impressed by a pair of speakers at this pricepoint. The lows are thundering and the highs are crisp. Read morePublished 5 days ago by marc
These speakers are fantastic. The satellites have clarity unlike any other speakers I've ever owned. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Samuel Wise
Quality is great but not much different from headphones one pro is the bass is pretty dankPublished 8 days ago by Conner Day
They did not give clear sound at any time. Poorly made. TrashPublished 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
Very nice little cheap speakers. They are not the best but they do the job very well.Published 12 days ago by J
Had an old sound system from Dell over 15 years old. Couldn't hear. These have plenty of volume with a volume control button. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Ray Lynn