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Altec Lansing Speakers

Reviewing: Altec Lansing Speakers  |  Rating:
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Like with the Acer monitor I reviewed, I wanted my computer speakers to be very simple and easy to use. I found a par of Altec Lansing speakers in my family's random electronic box, so I plugged them in, and they simply worked. I was happy for those moments, because it did what it was supposed to do, and wasy simple with a button for power and a knob for volume.

Time to watch the Simpsons! I clicked away to one of those copyright-busting TV show websites that have all your favorite TV shows online. I turned on the speakers and turned the volume knob all the way down. Once a Simpsons episode was playing, I slowly turned the volume knob up at a constant, slow speed. As expected, the volume slowly went up, then BLAMM, the volume went high. I was not pleased. For a certain amount the volume knob worked perfectly, but once you reach a certain point even turning the knob a millimeter would make a huge change in the volume. That is a huge annoyance and I would never get one of these speakers again just for that reason! Besides the knob issue, everything else seemed fine. Sound quality was fine, and the looks were okay. They dont exactly look modern with their classic oatmeal-colored casing, but it isnt an eyesore at least. The annoying little volume issue is wanting me to go digging through the electronic box again for a decent pair of speakers...