Altec Lansing FX6021's

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  1. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    About every week there is a thread opened up that mentions "best $200 speakers" or "best 2.1 speakers" "speakers that go with my mac"

    And to every post i say:Altec Lansing FX6021's

    I would like to know if anyone has had any complaints about these wonderful speakers...I have two sets of them and i love both of them they are amazing and serve all of my needs...
     
  2. zioxide macrumors 603

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    I have em and love em. Best computer speakers I've ever used/heard.
     
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  5. thegoldenmackid thread starter macrumors 604

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    blow them away, sound-wise...

    do you have any specific questions?

    I would say they lose some cool, craziness factor...but they are amazing...
     
  6. pianoplayer1 macrumors 6502

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    Well actually by looking at pictures the altecs match the new mac aluminum look much more than the soundsticks. I sorta bought too quickly because I already ordered the soundsticks from Amazon, but now I saw dell is selling the altecs for only 150.

    How is the subwoofer compared to the soundsticks. Are the speakers a lot more powerful in general? And what exactly is better? Is it more treble, midrange, etc.


    Edit: Reading around, some reviews say while the Altec satellites are magnificent, the subwoofer is only mediocre. Just wondering your opinion on that.
     
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    well now were getting into bigger and more expensive speakers :p
     
  9. pianoplayer1 macrumors 6502

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    But yea.. my big question is...

    How does the Altec sub compare to the soundsticks sub?

    I can live with slightly less satellite power with the soundsticks if the sub is better...
     
  10. pianoplayer1 macrumors 6502

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    This is what iLounge says...
    Well, even with the special dell deal the altecs will still be like $40 more, and I *might* have to pay to ship the soundsticks back to them...
     
  11. Tucom macrumors 65816

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    The hyperlink comes up as a 404 error, bud.


    About the speakers themselves, they're some of the best you can buy in the price-range. The unique amplifier signal filtering to the multi-driver array results in amazing sound reproduction rivaling low-end studio monitors.



    Peace
     
  12. djkny macrumors 6502

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    Amazon had the Altec Lansing's (FX6021's) on sale, two weeks, for only $99; that was a rare deal.
     
  13. yeroen macrumors 6502a

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    I got a set of 6021's to match my 30" ACD, and they do look fantastic. The only drawback, and I think this is nearly universal with most 2.1 setups, is the sometime lack of a satisfying midrange. But as far as 2.1 setups go, the 6021's are supposedly one of the best this side of Bang & Olufsen.

    Bass however I have in abundance, which is wasted on me since I don't listen to bass-heavy music.
     

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