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Altec Lansing Expressionist Ultra MX6021

Altec Lansing Expressionist Ultra MX6021
alaScore 86

65 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Altec Lansing Expressionist Ultra MX6021 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 65 reviews)

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Big Disappointment

 

Well I have to say I was pretty excited about that system after reading a lot of good reviews about it. You would think for €160 you are getting top quality 2.1 system ... And yes you absolutely are, but only up to middle-high level, the louder the worse unfortunately .... Bass gets really distorted on a house party-like levels. I tried everything I could to help it fiddling around with EQ and bass/treble setting on the control yoke, but it didn't help a lot unfortunately ... Also, as someone mentioned here before, wired remote control is very futuristic in terms of design but can be very frustrating for the user as you can't turn the system immediately up or down ... Big disadvantage for people who like to control the level with simple knob or dial. I still think that MX6021 sound really good but only up to middle levels, and that's not what you expect when paying that much for 2.1 system. I couldn't decide whether give it 3 or 4 stars, it's 3.5 from me really.

Attractive design, Easy setup

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Altec Lansing Expressionist Ultra MX6021 Review

 

That old adage about children being seen and not heard should be flipped around for speakers: They should be heard, not seen. In an ideal world, anyway. But until the Invisible Speaker becomes reality, a lot of manufacturers have taken to interesting...

Power to spare, for PC speakers ; Chest-thumping bass, crisp treble ; Sleek, modern design ; Included desktop remote control

Audible hiss even at moderate volume ; Slight lack of presence ; Non-standard speaker cables ; Enormous subwoofer hard to hide ; Awkward desktop controller

Altec Lansing’s brawny Expressionist Ultra MX6021 moves enough air to elicit grins and noise complaints alike, and looks good doing it.

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Altec Lansing Expressionist Ultra MX6021

 

The monstrous subwoofer for Altec Lansing's Expressionist Ultra MX6021 2.1 PC speaker set looks like it is capable of rattling the pictures off your wallsand your neighbor's. Obviously, power isn't everything when it comes to subwoofers, but this...

Pleasant audio performance at moderate levels. Remote adjusts treble and bass levels. Aux input and headphone jack

Woofers distort at high volumes. Subwoofer is very large, and isn't a good fit for tight spaces. Hard-wired cables. Remote is wired, awkward to operate

Altec Lansing's Expressionist Ultra produces quality audio at moderate levels but suffers from distortion at high volumes.

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Altec Lansing Expressionist Ultra MX6021

 

Altec Lansing's Expressionist Ultra MX6021 currently sits at the top of the company's line of stylish "expressionist" PC speaker systems, which also includes the Expressionist Classic , Expressionist Bass , and Expressionist Plus . Of the four models,...

Impressive sound for the money; stylish design; very strong bass; good connectivity options; desktop controller for power, volume, bass, and treble.

The speaker cables--which can't be extended because they use proprietary connections--are a little on the short side, so you lose some flexibility on where to place the speakers.

The Altec Lansing Expressionist Ultra MX6021 PC speaker system is a superior combination of design and performance available at a fairly affordable price.

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"Best 2.1 under $200 Read C-NET review."

 

This is not a whole house system. The Expressionist 6021 is a computer 2.1 system. In a small office this thing rocks. I've had 6000 WATT SYSTEMS. This wont compete, this runs 200 watts MAX. And the sub is 6.5 inches.Altec Lansing customer service.

Nice balanced sound, very good bass for a 6.5 inch sub. I listen to this for hours at a time.

Noisy amp... 10% THD is very high, and you will hear it, unless you play it loud.

Consumer review by:

NO HISSING SOUND IS THERE AT ALL

 

I am using this since last 2 weeks and all I can say is WOW..... Its a damn good speaker set in its class. You must have gone through about the acquisition that Altec Lansing MX6021 creates a continuous hissing sound in its tweeter. If you are in...

(1) Large sub woofer, punchy bass which doesn't distort ; (2) Superb High Mid and Low. Crispy crystal clear sound ; (3) Wired Volume+Bass+Treble controller having auxiliary input. It looks too sexy :) ; (4) Modern look

Nothing found so far. Few are saying about the little short size speaker cables. But with 2.1 speaker set you are not going to reproduce any surround sound and thus there is least chance to place those 2 speakers at very far. Its well enough to place them

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"Great Sound for a great a Price."

 

The Best i had till date.The sound has good bass in it.

Design is great .Control pod has a very unique look, Nice LED display on it.

Hiss sound from th tweeter,But not much ,its ok.

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Great Sound for a great a Price.

 

The Best i had till date.The sound has good bass in it.

Design is great .Control pod has a very unique look, Nice LED display on it

Hiss sound from th tweeter,But not much ,its ok

Consumer review by:

"Perfect All-In-One Sound!"

 

I've owned this product for 5 months. It's main competitor for me was the Logitech Z623, but non of the speakers in Logitech's line contain tweeters (probably). Their speakers are always missing a little brightness to me so I went with the...

1. Awesome modern design.

1. Continuous hissing no matter at what volume and operational status.

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Perfect All-In-One Sound!

 

I've owned this product for 5 months. It's main competitor for me was the Logitech Z623, but non of the speakers in Logitech's line contain tweeters (probably). Their speakers are always missing a little brightness to me so I went with the...

1. Awesome modern design ; 2. Easy to use wired controller allows me to adjust the treble and bass to my likings ; 3. Extremely loud satellites with tweeters unlike other systems where all the power goes to the subwoofer and are stuck with only...

1. Continuous hissing no matter at what volume and operational status ; 2. Subwoofer distorts at very high volume ; 3. Volume knob has to be turned slowly in order to change volume levels

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Great sound, cool design, neat desktop controller

 

For the money, well worth it. I would recommend these to a friend. Make sure you have room for the sub...put it as close to the corner of a room for maximum effect and sound. I am using this system at a computer desk at home, so the amount of cable...

The sound does have some good bass. Nothing that's gonna rip your clothes, but good for computer speakers. Music is crisp and loud; but not overpowering, like some car with 4 subs in it and twice as many amps

The desktop dial is kinda swank, but it does not offer the fluid, *quick* control that a basic knob affords...my old speakers had a nickel-sized dial that you could very rapidly change the volume of the system..this looks cooler, but not as quck

Product Specifications

Live your games with the Expressionist Ultra speaker system. Crashing waves of sound hit you from five digital amplifiers powering five separate drivers, drenching you in the action. Lose yourself in titanic bass and astonishingly accurate, full-spectrum sound from precision-matched speaker drivers. This uniquely designed 3-speaker, 200-watt monster is hardcore equipment to unleash your games to the next level. The desktop controller puts you in the driver's seat, letting you command your sound. Get earth-shattering volume, crystal clarity and seriously heavy bass whatever you plug in - computer, TV, MP3 player, games console or DVD player. With the Expressionist Ultra, you need to get ready for the ride.

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Manufacturer:Altec Lansing Technologies
Model:Expressionist Ultra MX6021
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Altec Lansing

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active
Audio System Nominal Output Power:200Watt
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Response Bandwidth:40 - 20000Hz
Speaker System Configuration:2.1-channel
Speaker System Type:PC multimedia speaker system
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