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Altec Lansing expressionist PLUS Multimedia Speakers Review

by September 14, 2009
Expressionist PLUS

Expressionist PLUS

  • Product Name: Expressionist PLUS Multimedia Speakers
  • Manufacturer: Atlantic Tech
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarhalf-star
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: September 14, 2009 13:58
  • MSRP: $ 99.95

Two 2” (50 mm) full-range drivers
5.25” (135 mm) woofer
Sound Pressure Level (SPL): 93 dB
Total Continuous Power: 33 Watts RMS
Each Speaker: 4 Watts per Channel @  8 Ohms @ 10% THD @ 180 Hz - 20 kHz (Both Channels Loaded)
Subwoofer: 28 Watts @ 4 ohms @ 10% THD @ 50 Hz – 180 Hz (Single Channel Loaded)
System Response: 40 Hz - 20 kHz  (-10 dB)
Signal to Noise Ratio @ 1 kHz: > 72 dB
Satellite Dimensions:  5.2” W x 4.2” D x 4.9” H (131 x 107 x 124 mm)
Subwoofer Dimensions:  10.4” W x 10.4" W x 6.1" H (263 x 156 mm)

Pros

  • Good imaging
  • Stylish look

Cons

  • No local headphone input jack on satellites
  • Bass module can't play back truly low bass
  • Difficult volume control

Introduction

The Altec Lansing expressionist PLUS speakers are beautiful to look at. When it comes to desktop multimedia speakers I have to admit that I'm a sucker for good looks and put that as a high priority when selecting a pair of speakers. This 2.1 systems comes with a 5.25" subwoofer, whose diminutive size still allowed it to push quite a bit of audio and create a well-rounded sound that was, overall, very pleasing to both the eyes and ears.
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