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ALTEC LANSING VS4221 35 Watts 2.1 Speakers

  • 40 Hz – 20 kHz (-10dB)
  • 35 Watts
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All hail the silver and black. No, this has nothing to do with a sports team, it's all about the speakers. Altec Lansing really delivers with the VS4221 speaker system.

The unique design of the satellites houses two 28mm full range and one 3" midrange driver for amazing sound clarity. The top of the satellite units tilt so you can optimize the sound delivery. The front firing, long-throw subwoofer will give you all the shakes and quakes you need.

A wireless remote gives you control over stand-by, master volume, bass, treble, and loudness. A handy stand keeps it vertical and hard to lose.

  • newegg 2.1 Speaker System The ALTEC LANSING VS4221's 2.1 Speaker System delivers high-quality sound with thrilling clarity. The uniquely concealed midrange driver fills the room with richly diffused, accurate sound. Enjoy clean mids anywhere in the room!
  • newegg Impressive Bass Feel shakes and quakes from the front-firing, long-throw subwoofer housed in a solid-wood cabinet.
  • newegg Wireless Control Stand-by, master volume, bass, treble, and loudness controls are at your fingertips with a wireless remote. Just sit back and enjoy!

Learn more about the Altec Lansing VS4221

Model

Brand
ALTEC LANSING
Model
VS4221

General SPEC

Configuration
2.1
Total Power
35 Watts
Satellite RMS Power /ea
8 Watts/channel
Subwoofer RMS Power
19 Watts
Frequency Response
40 Hz – 20 kHz (-10dB)
Signal to Noise Ratio(SNR)
> 80 dB @ 1 KHZ
Remote
Wireless

Features

Features
Powerful sound – Experience what great performance is all about!
Exceptional sound dispersion – Our uniquely concealed midrange driver fills the room with richly diffused, accurate sound – you’ll enjoy clean mids anywhere in the room.
Crisp high end – Specially engineered Micro Drivers on pivoting stand reproduce highs with thrilling clarity and deliver sounds straight to your ears.
Impressive bass – Feel shakes and quakes from the front-firing, long-throw subwoofer housed in a solid-wood cabinet.
Wireless Control – Stand-by, master volume, bass, treble, and loudness are at your fingertips with a wireless remote. Just sit back and enjoy!
Revolutionary, low-profile design – Looks great and fits virtually anywhere.
Also features – Built-in controls with power on/off and volume, a headphone jack, built-in RCA inputs for your TV or video gaming system, shielded satellites for use near PC monitors, and colorcoded cables for easy installation.

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Ellery A.
  • 1/5/2010 3:50:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Nice

Pros: Very full sound, especially for the price.

Cons: No match for the boy's Klipsch 2.1 set, but those cost twice as much.

Other Thoughts: Happy with my purchase.

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  • Justin S.
  • 11/6/2009 11:01:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWho let the bass out?

Pros: Hey it works, sounds nice too.

Cons: There must be too much lead in the water, cause I'm a victim of bass poisoning!! Seriously though, WAY too much base, like whoah.

Other Thoughts: I turn the base all the way down, and it sounds normal. Sigh...

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  • Joyce G.
  • 10/20/2009 9:59:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Speakers!

Pros: Really great sound! Far deeper bass response than I would expect, and really clear mids and highs. Shielded cables prevent interference from monitors, PSUs etc. Love the remote! It allows for sound control from a distance without needing a PC remote.

Cons: Almost too much bass. Although thats an easy fix, just adjust the bass down with the remote, or through your sound config.

Other Thoughts: Seriously these speakers sound great. They will distort if you have the bass turned too high, but all speakers will do that! I use these on a PC for gaming, music, and watching movies, and once you get the levels adjusted they literally shake the walls! I don't know what some of the other reviewers expect, but these really let me enjoy every sound out of my computer! If you are just looking for good all around speakers for a low price you simply cant go wrong with these. I got lucky and caught them on a "shell shocker" deal but knowing how good they sound they are worth the regular price for sure!

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  • Mike E.
  • 10/15/2009 2:55:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood sound for the money

Pros: Good sounding speakers that are well made and look stylish. Loud, Nice remote

Cons: Tone is tricky to set. The subwoofer is also used for midrange so adjustments change the whole tonal range.

Other Thoughts: Not for hardcore audiophiles. Excellent speakers for a stereo TV if you don't need a surround sound system.
I hooked it up to my cell phone and music sounded fine. A great value for the $$$$

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  • Alan M.
  • 10/14/2009 6:30:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAnother great deal on quality product

Pros: For a small room, these speakers sound excellent. Quality of sound is simply awesome. Easy to setup for any user.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Perfect for a small room....

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  • Luke E.
  • 10/7/2009 4:24:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI love these speakers!

Pros: They sound great! After installing them I started playing a video game and immediately noticed sounds I had never heard before...

They are small and look kinda cool. TONS of bass, I had to immediately turn the bass down --- although it is fun to sometimes crank it up when listening to some music.

They are great for music, video games and watching movies/tv/videos.

Cons: I didn't get them sooner...

You can only adjust the bass and treble on the remote.

Other Thoughts: For a reasonal price you get a great 2.1 speaker setup.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/6/2009 3:38:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent value, durable

Pros: This is a great set of speakers. I have owned mine for over 4 years, with zero problems.

The remote works great, with plenty of range. I use it almost every day when watching movies & TV on my PC from across the room. I have yet to use up the included battery.

Stereo imaging is great, even with a non-optimal setup - and I'd bet most of us don't have a room to dedicate to a "perfect" stereo configuration. 35W may not seem like a lot of power, but I have never had a problem with these speakers not being loud enough or distorting.

Sound is very clear through headphones plugged into the right speaker. No background hum or other unwanted noise, whether using a sound card or motherboard sound device as the input.

Cons: The power control isn't great. You have to press the two volume buttons on the right speaker at the same time, which is just about impossible with one hand. Of course, you could use the remote instead.

The headphone jack is located almost on the back of the right speaker, not a very convenient location. But, these are minor gripes on a wonderful set of speakers.

Other Thoughts: These also work great with a console game system. You can have something plugged into the RCA jacks on the back of the subwoofer & also have it hooked up to another sound source via the 1/8" stereo plug. Really nice if you have both your PC and a console hooked up to the same monitor.

I just wish I had bought mine at Newegg, because I paid much more in 2005 for the same thing.

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  • Ivan K.
  • 10/6/2009 3:35:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsPretty Good Speakers

Pros: Good sound, Bass and Trebels Controls, Remote!

Cons: Good but not great sound quality

Other Thoughts: It is very hard to find computer speakers with a wireless remote so for that alone these are great speakers. They also have good sound quality although sometimes watching a movie dialogue isnt as full as it could be. On sale for 40 bucks now, tempted to buy a second set!

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  • paa y.
  • 10/2/2009 8:20:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsjust get them

Pros: the wireless remote control is definitely useful, although i did not get the thing that holds the remote. the base is wonderful. im an audiophile and want to hear my sound clear. this provides that for me. im very happy with this product and in luv with altec lansing

Cons: nothing yet..

Other Thoughts: its a perfect system for the buck! for 70$ u cant beat it, ordered it on oct 01 and got it oct 02 morning with free shipping! get it here on newegg. nowhwere else. goodluck

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  • Robert T.
  • 9/25/2009 6:51:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBargain buy

Pros: Great quality for 2.1, powerful amp, remote included.

After purchasing these I'm beginning to hear sounds I didn't know even existed.
These speakers can pack a real punch with they're volume potential. I'm not an audiophile myself, not yet anyway, but I think when speakers begin to shake your house, and can still be cranked higher, that may possibly mean they're pretty strong.

Cons: No display to verify how high settings are on sub woofer, or treble while adjusting.
The sub woofer is also a little too powerful, for when I'm trying to watch something late at night, it still has minimal vibration, and may disturb someone in a nearby room. But, I do have paper thin walls.

Other Thoughts: I've only had these speakers for a few days, but I'm still satisfied with my purchase. This is the first time I've written a review after all the stuff I've purchased on newegg. I thought the speakers were a little too gimmicky, but that's pretty easy to get used to.
This description was written while I still have a factory sound card installed, I'm expecting a new one today.

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