Altec Lansing VS 3151

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Altec Lansing VS 3151

No matter what type of entertainment you're into, the VS3151 is an excellent and affordable all-around system. Connect the VS3151 to a 5.1 sound card ...

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Review of "Altec Lansing VS 3151"

published 06/06/2005 | timus
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Pro Good build quality and design, excellent features. loud and clear.
Cons Subwoofer needs more juice, weak lower mids evident in music, application.
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The styling of this midrange 5.1 speaker is elegant. The satellites are tall and sleek, taking very little desktop space.The front firing woofer is also similar in design. The control pod is feature rich and well implemented. The wireless remote lets you enjoy movies without having to sit too close to the PC. All the volume controls can be managed using the control pod or the wireless remote. There's also a headphone jack and a up-mix switch which allows you to use the 2/4 channel mode to enjoy immersive six-speaker sound from any source. The satellites are wall-mountable and wire size is sufficient for an average-sized room. Setting up the speaker system is a breeze, thanks to the colour coding of connectors.

The VS 3151 sounds loud and crisp. The mids and highs are handled very well and the sound is balanced, warm and dynamic.The woofer does vey well to start with, but when you hike the volume over the 60-70 percent mark, it doesn't keep up with the loud and very capable satellies.

The set is better suited for movies and gaming than music, which actually makes sense. As a 5.1 system's primary application is movies and games. The absence of dedicated midrange drivers is evident in music applications where the lower mids are not well pronounced. All -in-all the VS 3151 is a good 5.1 speaker system for gamers and movie buffs. The excellent feature set and good implementations are its high points.

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  • chrismoll published 06/06/2005
    have to agree with ollie - welcome!
  • ollienewth published 06/06/2005
    Good review, but a little short. Ollie
  • grown_up_girlie published 06/06/2005
    Welcome to the site. Lovely start! Vicky. xxx
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Product Information : Altec Lansing VS 3151

Manufacturer's product description

No matter what type of entertainment you're into, the VS3151 is an excellent and affordable all-around system. Connect the VS3151 to a 5.1 sound card to let six speakers bathe you in vivid and panoramic sound, pulling you directly into the action. The center channel reproduces lifelike dialogue while four satellites ensure you'll hear the enemy creep up from all sides. The VS3151 also offers the unique option of turning any stereo sound into a 6-speaker experience. Plus, its flat panel design with sophisticated metallic feel and brushed aluminum finish means the VS3151 will look great next to your flat panel monitor or anywhere in your home.

Product Details

Product Description: Altec Lansing VS3151 - speaker system - for PC, Altec Lansing VS3151R - speaker system - for PC

Product Type: Speaker system - PC multimedia - 5.1-channel

System Components: 5 speakers, subwoofer

Speaker Type: Active

Nominal Output Power (Total): 50 Watt

Response Bandwidth: 40 - 20000 Hz

Audio Amplifier: Integrated

Speaker System Details: 1 x centre channel speaker - 10 Watt ¦ 4 x satellite speaker - 5 Watt ¦ 1 x subwoofer - 20 Watt

General

MPN: VS3151R, E3243, VS3151, VS3151W

Product Type: Speaker system - for PC - 5.1-channel

Dimensions (WxDxH) / Weight Details: Centre channel speaker : 21 cm x 7.9 cm x 11.1 cm ¦ Satellite speaker : 8.1 cm x 7.9 cm x 21 cm ¦ Subwoofer : 27.3 cm x 18.5 cm x 18 cm

Speaker System

System Components: 5 speakers, subwoofer

Speaker Type: Active

Nominal Output Power (Total): 50 Watt

Response Bandwidth: 40 - 20000 Hz

Signal-To-Noise Ratio: 80 dB

Output Level (1m): 103 dB

Magnetic Shield: Yes

Audio Amplifier: Integrated

Controls: Subwoofer volume control, rear volume control, centre volume control, power on/off, volume

Additional Features: Satellite magnetic shield

Speaker System Details

Speakers Included: 1 x centre channel speaker - 10 Watt - wired ¦ 4 x satellite speaker - 5 Watt - wired ¦ 1 x subwoofer - 20 Watt - wired

Driver Details: Centre channel speaker : 1 x full-range driver - 2"

Driver Details (2nd speaker): Satellite speaker : 1 x full-range driver - 2"

Driver Details (3rd speaker): Subwoofer : 1 x subwoofer driver - 5.25"

Connections

Connector Type: Digital 5.1 channel audio line-in ( mini-phone stereo 3.5mm x 3 ) ¦ Audio line-in ( RCA phono x 2 ) ¦ Headphones ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm )

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Remote control

Remote Control: Remote control - cable

Packaging Type: Whitebox

Power

Power Device: Power supply

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