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Altec Lansing 5.1 Amplified Speaker System R they good??

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Cisco Kid

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Is this 5.1 speaker system good?? I can get it for cheap in Canadian $$'s like $90 ( $55US)

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Cisco Kid

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come on guys give me some feedback I am at futureshop, had hoped to see someone post a reply. It is a 5 speaker set including the sub but they are sold out so I will get a rain cheque. They have the 2 speaker 2.1 digital set with sub for $80 canadian so it was a good deal.

Any links for reviews as I do not have the time in between work appts this eve.

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]-[itman

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I don't know about those specific speakers, but I've always been a fan of Altec Lansing for computer speakers and I've heard nothing but good things about their 5.1 setup, so I'd say go for it.
 

freddiedaman

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well let me just say that I'm extremely happy with my Altec Lansing ADA 885 setup!! The sound is crystal clear, and loud too.....:D Sounds better than my regular stereo actually (which is a pioneer)

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Dark Disciple

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They are no Klips, but they only cost about $100.00

I am very satisfied w/ mine and unless you want to get some klips, then I would suggest the Lansings...
 

DaddyB

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I have the ADA 885s too and I have never heard better/more clear sound anywhere then I have from these speakers. the 885s were discontinued and replaced with the 890s though but I can still get them from a little store near me for $199 (CAN).

If you could post the exact model of the speakers we could be more helpful. Most of the Altecs I have seen at futureshop are wimpy compared to the 885s/890s. the 885s have 4 15W speakers and one 60W METAL sub, 120W total (they sound about as loud as any 250W system Ive heard though). The speakers I see at FS are usually with a wooden sub and 90W or less of total power but I would imagine for the price they are a good deal.

EDIT: here is a link to the ADA 885s, I didnt realise they sold them online. They are $199 but they are the best speakers I've ever heard... I paid $299 when they were brand new and dont regret it, plus they come with a cool remote.
 
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Cisco Kid

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DaddyB said:
I have the ADA 885s too and I have never heard better/more clear sound anywhere then I have from these speakers. the 885s were discontinued and replaced with the 890s though but I can still get them from a little store near me for $199 (CAN).

If you could post the exact model of the speakers we could be more helpful. Most of the Altecs I have seen at futureshop are wimpy compared to the 885s/890s. the 885s have 4 15W speakers and one 60W METAL sub, 120W total (they sound about as loud as any 250W system Ive heard though). The speakers I see at FS are usually with a wooden sub and 90W or less of total power but I would imagine for the price they are a good deal.

EDIT: here is a link to the ADA 885s, I didnt realise they sold them online. They are $199 but they are the best speakers I've ever heard... I paid $299 when they were brand new and dont regret it, plus they come with a cool remote.

these are what I had considered

http://www.avault.com/hardware/print_review.asp?review=altec251speak prolly willl pass though and get logitech z560's or newer in time