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Desktop PC–Altec Speaker System

Altec Lansing’s BXR1221
Altec Lansing’s BXR1221

Several years back I had the very first Creative 5+1 speakers when central amplifier and all that. Though it sounded great, over the weeks you find your table to be cluttered a lot.So once that broke down, I gave up having these hi-tech speakers like  5.1 Channel systems that require 5+ speakers to be connected to your Home PC. Last few years I was using the humble Creative SBS240 speakers on my Home PC. Last week, my son asked for a better set of speakers than the USB powered one he had connected to his PC. So I gave him the SBS240 and I shopped around for a new one for my PC. Finally, I settled on Altec Lansing’s BXR1221. The choice was not very much on music quality (which anyway Altec Lansing is known for) or features. It was because the speakers were small [sub-woofer was less than half a feet in height/width/depth and two speakers were just 12cm (D); 7cm (W); 9cm (H) ], doesn’t occupy much space and costs only Rs.1500.

The system connects to all standard audio output socket and is powered by a small power adapter. Overall I am happy with the performance and the choice, recommend it for anyone looking for a decent audio system for their PC.