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Altec Lansing 251 Speaker System
Page 1 - Introduction and Specifications
Author: Philip Lam (Phirewerkz)
Date: July 27, 2003
Category: Audio
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Altec Lansing 251 Speaker System

In the world of intense gaming, sound is an important factor. Games such as Counter-Strike require the user to anticipate their enemies' moves, based on the sounds their footsteps make. Not only is crystal clear sound preferred, but the location of the sound relative to their position has resulted in the increased possession of multimedia surround sound systems. Superior systems have allowed users to experience a high quality of sound and realism. A computer equipped with surround sound system and a DVD player can play DVDs almost as well as a home theatre system.

Many companies have already been made famous through their surround sound systems. Altec Lansing, Klipsch ProMedia, Creative Labs, Micro Labs and Monsoon are all companies who manufacture surround sound systems. Thanks to Altec Lansing, I willing be reviewing the Altec Lansing 251 Speaker System. This 5.1 system enters the market with its economic price of about $100 US and its high quality sound.

Will the 251 system live up to what other people say? Let's start off with the specifications:

Altec Lansing 251 Speaker System
Total System Power 90 Watts (45 Watts RMS)
Frequency Response 35 Hz - 18 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio @ 1 kHz input >70dB
Crossover Frequency 150Hz
System THD (distortion) <0.50 % THD @ -10 dB full-scale input voltage
Input Impedance 10k ohms
Drivers (per satellite) One 3" full-range driver
Subwoofer Speaker Drivers One 5.25" long-throw woofer
Power Requirements USA/Canada - 120 V AC @ 60Hz
Europe/U.K./Asian Countries- 230 V AC @ 50Hz

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