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Item#: N82E16836113007

ALTEC LANSING VS3251 70 Watts 5.1 Powered Audio System

  • 40 Hz - 17 kHz (-10 dB)
  • 70 Watts
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Get your sound on for less. Altec Lansing's VS3251 speaker system lets you get into the world of 5.1 audio speakers for a song. The small surround speakers are shielded so that you can mount them near your TV or monitor with no magnetic field problems.

The subwoofer and control unit uses standard bare wire terminals so that you can use standard speaker wire to lengthen the cables so you can place the satellites where you want them.

  • newegg 5.1 Speaker System The ALTEC LANSING VS3251 5.1 powered audio system delivers crystal-clear sound that thrusts you into the ultra-realistic movie and gaming experience.
  • newegg Powerful Bass Feel shakes and quakes from the front-firing, long-throw subwoofer housed in a ported, wooden cabinet.
  • newegg Full-featured Wireless Remote Sit back and enjoy the experience! The wireless remote includes controls for stand-by, volume levels, stereo/surround modes, and a toggle switch for your MP3 player and PC.
  • newegg Secondary Input Jack Connect two different audio sources -- your PC and iPod, for instance -- at the same time.

Learn more about the Altec Lansing VS3251

Model

Brand
ALTEC LANSING
Model
VS3251

General SPEC

Configuration
5.1
Total Power
70 Watts
Satellite RMS Power /ea
Front Speakers: 9 Watts/channel
Rear Speakers: 9 Watts/channel
Center Speaker: 9 Watts
Subwoofer RMS Power
25 Watts
Frequency Response
40 Hz - 17 kHz (-10 dB)
Signal to Noise Ratio(SNR)
> 70 dB (@ 1 kHz input)

Features

Features
Crystal-clear Sound
Thrusts you into the movie and gaming experience!

Powerful Bass
Feel shakes and quakes from the front-firing, long-throw subwoofer housed in a ported, wooden cabinet.

Full-featured Wireless Remote
Sit back and enjoy the experience! Includes controls for stand-by, volume levels, stereo/surround modes, and toggle switch for your MP3 player and PC.

Wall-mountable speakers
with removable stands for a convenient and flexible installation.

Distinctive Styling
Looks great next to your flat panel monitor or anywhere in your home.

Dual-Mode System
Surround mode for gamers and movie enthusiasts; Stereo mode for music lovers

Headphone Jack
For private listening.

Secondary input jack
Connect two different audio sources ?your PC and iPod, for instance ?at the same time.

Shielded Satellites
For use near video monitors.

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day


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  • Adam G.
  • 10/20/2008 7:04:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot that impressed

Pros: The sound is decent, and it has a remote. Also very inexpensive.

Cons: There are a lot of cons to this system. It takes a lot of messing around to get it to sound halfway decent. Overall I've had other speakers before that have had way better sound quality for not too much more money. The master volume is on the sub, but you need the remote to really change anything. The dial on the sub feels really cheap and it doesn't always work properly. Once again I'd like to state that the sound quality leaves something to be desired even with a nice sound card.

Other Thoughts: When you first get them they are fine, but after hearing the same music played on other speakers and coming back to these it is disappointing.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/5/2008 7:33:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsSoggy bass

Pros: Priced right, very compact.

Cons: you have to turn them on every time you power up or leave them on. Bass is very muffled and soggy, no midrange and very little highs. I bought these for a better speaker system, but am very disappointed. I purchased my son a used AL set with a sub and 2 speakers, really old set and was very impressed with the sound, but these don't sound nearly that Great. You pays your dime and takes your chances. I won't buy another set without listening to them.

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  • Kenneth B.
  • 9/10/2008 10:28:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsNot that great.

Pros: Wireless remote?

Cons: I'm not too happy with this system. The surround doesn't work that well for me and it just sounds really weak. I've tried two different sound cards and still the same quality.
I've owned cheaper systems without a sub that have sounded better. Maybe it's just my system or I'm just used to better speakers. This is a down grade for me since my 500W Altec Lansing from 2001 went out so I might just be picky. They sure did make better speakers back then.

Other Thoughts: I also own the ALTEC LANSING VS2120 5 W 2.0 Speaker and I honestly think the sound quality on those are better even though there is no sub or surround. COD4 sure does sound better on the 2 speakers VS2120 than these.

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  • Roger L.
  • 6/15/2008 8:01:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsimpressed

Pros: Excellent product for the price. I have this system in a 10x16 foot office and it fills the room with extremely low distortion. The subwoofer is running open air (not confined) and handles very high volumes with litttle harmonic distortion.

Cons: lack of volume references for subwoofer and satellite speakers

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  • Patrick E.
  • 5/28/2008 1:14:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsAn excellent product!

Pros: Excellent quality sound. 5.1 Surround. Superior quality for the price. Easy to setup.

Cons: poorly sheilded sub. There is a low db noise when the computer is off and the speakers are on standby. It's quite annoying if it is in the room that you sleep in.

Other Thoughts: I had a minor problem with my audio card...took me at least 20 minutes to get it setup correctly on my PC. The labeling for my PCI 5.1 sound card was incorrect. I had to figure it out by trial and error. Overall. The db noise level while on standy was the only reason it didn't get 5 eggs.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/13/2008 4:29:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIncredible

Pros: Very fast delivery, payed for 3 day shipping, tracking says 2 day shipping, received overnight. I just bought this and the speakers are decent sounding.

Cons: The wiring for these speakers are too short so I do not see how someone can put these behind them in the rear. These also are not stable to mount on the wall, as the only available thing I have are the little tics or whatever their called.

Other Thoughts: Makes you have to purchase extra wiring, pretty sure everyone needs it.

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  • Michael H.
  • 5/4/2008 5:07:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: One of the few available that accepts IPod hookup. Good sound for the money.

Cons: Hard to tell what mode remote is in due to lack of any indicator. Subwoofer doesn't like loud bass.

Other Thoughts: I purchased two of these and use them exclusively to hook my IPod into them and play for small gatherings of friends. Both units have failed after playing for several (7-10) hours.

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  • javier r.
  • 4/17/2008 8:04:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood VALUE

Pros: great price
decent sound
remote control

Cons: you get what you pay for
not a con but close enough

Other Thoughts: as long as you expect a sub 100$ system you will more than satisfied

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  • Herman Z.
  • 4/16/2008 9:31:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSurround Sound on the Cheap

Pros: Quasi-5.1 channel sound at a great price, and it looks pretty slick too. I let this setup cut its teeth on SW A New Hope, and I couldn't help but smile as I listened to Darth Vader in surround.

Cons: The sound is much better than I've ever gotten out of the 2.1 channel I used to have. All the same, you still get what you pay for. The remote doesn't give you any indication of what mode you are in, but don't lose it! You can't change anything other than master volume without it. Subwoofer will only thump in stereo mode, surround mode leaves it lifeless.

Other Thoughts: There is no question that this is a good system, and much cheaper on newegg than you could find anywhere else, but it might leave you wanting a little more. If you've got the cash to go up a step, you might be happy you did. Otherwise, this one will give you what you paid for.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/9/2008 7:35:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: found this setup to be very suprising for a $62 price tag wow sounds very nice

Cons: dont see any for the price you pay thay are only $62 after shipping for a 5.1 sytup

Other Thoughts: sory it not a bose but for $62 after shipping you get the sound of quality youi will not exspect Altec Lansing is a out standing builder of quality will by ther product agen and agen and have in the past i still have a 2.1 sub system i got more then 10years ago and it still rocks the hous

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