- Model Number: FX3022
- Connectivity Technology: wired
- Color: Black
- Hardware Platform: Pc
- Item Package Quantity: 1
Altec Lansing FX3022 Expressionist BASS 2-Way Speaker for PC and MP3 (Black)
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- Computer speaker system with subwoofer built into speakers
- Built-in amplification provides 25 Watts
- Custom built 40mm drivers provide clear and realstic sound
- Auxiliary input lets you connect MP3, CD, and DVD players
- Measures 5.25 x 10 x 5.25 inches (WxHxD); backed by one-year warranty
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The Expressionist Bass features twin desktop speakers with subwoofers built right in. The bass is in the base of each speaker. Separate drivers deliver mid and high frequencies so vocals and details come through with brilliant clarity. An auxiliary input allows convenient connection of any MP3 player. Designed to complement contemporary computer and monitor styles, the Expressionist Bass brings music, movies and games to life.
Why fill your desk with speakers and a huge subwoofer when you can expand space and extend sound with the Altec Lansing FX3022 multimedia speaker system? Altec Lansing FX3022 Expressionist Bass Speakers are simply a wise, logical choice. Overall System Response - 40 Hz - 16,000Hz (-10 dB) Signal to Noise Ratio @ 1 kHz Input - > 85 dB Unit Dimensions - 5.25 W x 5.25 D x 10 H In the box - Expressionist Bass speaker system 3.5mm audio cable Power adapter User's guide & Quick connect guide
The Expressionist Bass FX3022 was designed with today's digital home in mind. With a glossy black high-tech look, the speakers are just as much at home on your computer desk as they are out in your living room with your furniture. And at just 5.25 x 10 x 5.25 inches (WxHxD) and without a subwoofer to lug, you can easily move the system around wherever you need them, be it the living room, computer room, den, or porch.
High Performance and Great Versatility
Whether you are watching a video clip on the web or using your notebook computer to DJ your latest party, the FX3022 provides a great multimedia platform for all your digital media needs. Featuring 25 watts RMS of total continuous power, the system can easily fill your room with satisfying sound. With an auxiliary input jack and controls built right into the speaker, you can easily connect and adjust a source other than your computer, such as a CD player, DVD player, or iPod.
Bass Built Into the Base
Instead of the subwoofer that most other speaker systems rely on, the Expressionist Bass system builds a four-inch long-throw subwoofer right into the base of each speaker.
The system has a downward firing orientation, causing the bass to reflect off the desktop and create a radiating 360-degree sound field for convincing slam in the lower registers. And thanks to psycho-acoustic algorithms from the system's integrated Maxx Bass technology, you get close to an extra octave of lower bass. The end result is that you get twice the bass in half the space.
Two 40mm Drivers for Full-Range Sound
Specially engineered 40mm drivers provide the mids and highs with great clarity. The two drivers are compartmentalized in a sealed chamber, ensuring that the pressure of the subwoofer doesn't mix and muddle the sound.
The internal chamber features a rounded architecture that decreases harsh diffractions (sound waves that bounce around in otherwise square corners) and standing waves (which get stuck in otherwise square corners) that can "color" the audio that you hear. What this means to you is a cleaner, more natural sound.
The Expressionist Bass FX3022 is backed by a one-year warranty.
What's in the Box
Speaker system, 3.5mm audio cable, power adapter, user's guide, quick connect guide.
Top Customer Reviews
Even for gaming I don't like the sound. You need the volume up quite high to hear the music and speech clearly, while sound-effects with booming sounds, such as spellcasting, are incredibly intense - it becomes almost nauseating after a while.
I should add that it's not just a case of not liking loud music - I have a first-class stereo system and listen to everything from Rammstein to Rachmaninov at very high volume. The quality is what makes the difference.
I think another reviewer made a comment about liking these if you're the sort of person who turns their car boot into a bass speaker box - that's exactly the sort of sound these give.
Obviously many people disagree and there's plenty of good reviews - this is my personal experience and opinion of these speakers. So - take the 'Bass' part seriously :D
UPDATE: Since I've started running Windows7 and been able to use updated sound drivers, I've been much happier with the sound from these. They are still very bass heavy of course, but the right ambience settings in the driver selection can make a big difference. Still not ideal for classical though :)
The Altec Lansing FX3022 Expressionist Bass speakers produce the best sounding bass I have heard on 2-way speakers designed for PCs and MP3 players in their price range. The bass speakers, or subwoofer drivers as Altec Lansing refers to them, are large enough (ALs specs say 4" each; the visible surface measures about 3 1/2" across) to push enough air volume to produce a satisfyingly deep bass sound, and to cause whatever desktop or tabletop they are set on to vibrate. The unique down-firing design of the subwoofer drivers amplifies the bass (as long as the speakers are on a flat, hard surface as opposed to, say, a thick carpet; even a thin tablecloth would absorb rather than reflect some of the sound). And the 1.5" "full-range speaker drivers," as AL describes them, that are near the top of each cone-shaped speaker really do put out a full range of sound, meaning good midrange as well as good treble.
As I write this I have these speakers connected to my laptop and I am listening to a live broadcast of an opera from the Metropolitan Opera House, and the sound quality is excellent and full. The orchestra and the soprano, mezzo, baritone, and bass singers all sound clear, full, and undistorted.
I have also used these speakers connected to an MP3 player set to play a selection of rock tunes during workouts, and the bass and overall sound is most impressive. The driving bass inspires a vigorous exercise session.Read more ›
These are not little polite things. They take up a fair amount of real estate on your desk so make sure you have room for them. The construction quality is good; volume control is easy to use and accessible. Be careful when you handle them because the woofer is open at the bottom and you might poke your finger into them if you pick them up the wrong way. Also, I don't like the fact that the cord connecting the left and right speakers is not detachable.
Right away the first thing I noticed about these speakers when playing a CD through them is that they pump out a tremendous amount of thumping, flabby bass. They made the entire computer table shake and I could feel the vibrations in my chair. It is absolutely unnatural and after a while it becomes torturous. It does not faithfully reproduce recordings because of the over emphasis on bass. The midrange and treble isn't bad, but it is overwhelmed by the bass.
If you like bass, you will like these. If you like balance or finesse, look elsewhere. These are not high-fidelity speakers. They will get your attention but like someone with too much makeup, they quickly become tiring.
Two stars for the solid construction quality and if you can tame the bass they would sound fair, but these are way overpriced.
Yes, the cords are permanenly attached and may not be long enough for a few people and there should be a grill over the bottom speaker for protection so be careful. There could be more controls on the speakers too. But these are still much better than most speakers in this price range.
These speakers listed for over $100.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've had these speakers for about six years. All of a sudden, they stopped working. I plugged in headphones into my PC and sound works. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Christian Chavez
purchased these speakers almost 6 years ago to upgrade the laptop sound. was so pleased with them that i had them connected to both my laptop and blu-ray player. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Gerardo C.
These speakers are great, just what I wanted. Sound is clear with wonderful bass. HOWEVER: There is "ZERO" customer service from Altec Lansing. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Kenneth Mark Ross