Date: July 1st, 2004 (Happy Canada Day!)
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Altec Lansing
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PRODUCT COMPOSTION & WALKTHROUGH
This is about as far as I will lead you through the packaging. The box is rather large for a 2.1 system because of the amount of packaging and the size of the subwoofer. This package should take quite a rough ride before any damage can occur.
Once you have the box opened up, you will first notice a small package containing the User's Guide along with the dual male 3.5mm audio cable which runs from your computer soundcard to the back of the subwoofer, but more on that later. Also included is a female 3.5mm to stereo RCA adapter if you want to use the speaker system on a small stereo receiver. Although it could be handy in some situations, the RCA connections would be better suited if they were male.
The satellite speakers are visually pleasing and quite stable. The satellites in previous Altec Lansing speaker systems such as the 2100 were very unstable and could be knocked over with the slightest brush from someone passing by.
The right speaker contains (working from top to bottom):
- Volume Control
- Treble Control
- Bass Control
- Power Button
Beside the lower power button is a headphone jack for those nights when you just have to listen to your music without waking up the neighbours. This feature is a must for any speaker system you consider purchasing.