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Altec Lansing FX4021

Altec Lansing FX4021
alaScore 83

311 reviews

Aug, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 311 reviews of Altec Lansing FX4021. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews. People really like the design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Altec Lansing FX4021 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Altec Lansing FX4021

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 268 user reviews of Altec Lansing FX4021 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems on Amazon.com.

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Altec Lansing FX4021 2.1 Powered Audio Speaker SystemAltec Lansing FX4021 2.1 Powered Audio Speaker System

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Altec Lansing FX4021

 

The FX4021 is a fine choice for gamers looking for some thunder.

Deep, thunderous subwoofer. Nice "SFX" function for gamers. Good overall audio quality for music and DVDs. Useful, small remote. Powerful output.

Subwoofer is pretty big. Hard to tell whether "loudness" or "SFX" is selected at times. Mid-high frequencies seem a bit muffled when EQ is flat.

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Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Stuart Davidson (hardwareheaven.com)

Altec Lansing FX4021

 

Unless in a noise critical workplace every PC needs a set of speakers and really the only decision to be made is whether the system needs 5.1 or 2.1 sound. Chances are many people will not have the space for a 5.1 system so this really makes the choice...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Eric Schwarz (schwarztech.us)

Review: Altec Lansing FX4021

 

A few years back, we took a look at Altec Lansing's FX6021, a speaker system that screams Power Mac G5. With an appropriately-proportionate price tag, you got a nice set of speakers that fit in well with your system. Unfortunately, there are more...

Fast and easy set up, powerful bass, satellites can hang on a wall or stand on a desk, control pod's accessibility, multiple inputs

Best suited for only certain types of music, wall-mounts not included

The FX4021 is a decently-priced, more competitive alternative to its more expensive sibling, the FX6021.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Rob Williams (techgage.com)

Altec Lansing FX4021

 

Altec Lansing recently announced two new speaker systems, and we are taking a look at the smaller of the two. The FX4021 is a 2.1 system that promises high-end sound in a compact, and stylish package.

Not much can be said about the installation process, except that it was easy. Could it be anything but, really? 5.1 systems require more cords to be used, but that's not a problem here. The most difficult part would be finding a spot for the satellites...

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Neil McVean (goodgearguide.com.au)

Altec Lansing FX4021

 

Good sound with certain types of music, Looks good

Sub sounds hollow and distorted at loud volumes, Sub often sounds boomy

The FX4021 is a competent set of PC speakers that is very much suited to bass-heavy music.

Jan, 2007

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Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Altec Lansing FX4021 review

 

The FX4021's design reminded us of 1930s architecture and makes a pleasant change from trendy designs that are liable to date quickly.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Altec Lansing - FX4021

 

One of the easiest ways to improve the sound quality of a desktop or laptop PC is to use better speakers. Even if you don't have a 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1-channel sound card in your machine, ...

This is a smart set of speakers using a novel bass speaker design, which gives a good thumping bass while not overpowering the mid-range and treble frequencies provided by the two reasonable satellites. While not in the true hi-fi class, the FX4021...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : M (gameplanet.co.nz)

Altec Lansing FX4021

 

This is the best Altec Lansing desktop solution we've heard yet. We don't want to go back to our old one and neither will you.

Good sound fidelity with clear trebles and punchy bass. Conservative design is likely to remain in favour for a few years. Sound Field Xpander works well to help with desktop setups

Discrete control module is an unnecessary appendage - put it in the speakers next time. Distortion threshold is quite low. Low midrange lacking

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Gameplanet (gameplanet.co.nz)

Altec Lansing FX4021 review

 

Good sound fidelity with clear trebles and punchy bass. Conservative design is likely to remain in favour for a few years. Sound Field Xpander works well to help with desktop setups.

Discrete control module is an unnecessary appendage - put it in the speakers next time. Distortion threshold is quite low. Low midrange lacking.

Feb, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

ALTEC LANSING FX4021 46 Watts 2.1 High Style Stereo System - Retail

 

this is a good speaker set for the person who likes loud but not absurbly loud music. for the latter people, look elsewhere. there is too much distortion at these levels.

Very clear sounds, the sfx button does awesome things, bass is good until you turn it way up, remote and control pod very useful, good price

sub rattles at very high levels and bass becomes very distorted and weak at high levels. Must keep the loudness button on most of the time for sastisfactory sounds. lights on control pod hard to see from further away

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Frequency range:32 - 20000
RMS rated power:46
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):85
Subwoofer RMS power:24
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):10

Loudspeakers

Audio output channels:2.1
Mid-range driver diameter:1.57
Mid-range driver size:1.57
Tweeter: Yes

Other Features

Acoustic pressure emissions:92
Audio output channels:2.1
Satellite speaker frequency range:180 - 20000
Satellite speakers RMS power:11
Subwoofer dimensions (WxHxD):8.46 x 8.46 x 13.6
Subwoofer frequency range:32 - 180
Subwoofer RMS power:24
Surround speaker dimensions (WxHxD):3.15 x 2.28 x 6.97
Type:Bookshelf / Floor-standing speakers