Altec Lansing Expressionist Ultra MX6021 comparison

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Altec Lansing Expressionist Ultra MX6021

Altec Lansing Expressionist Ultra MX6021
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Logitech Speaker System Z523

Logitech Speaker System Z523
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Harman Kardon SoundSticks III

Harman Kardon SoundSticks III
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Audioengine 5+ (black)

Audioengine 5+ (black)
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Audioengine 2 (white)

Audioengine 2 (white)
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Price $185 at 1 store $78 to $106 at 7 stores $209 to $214 at 2 stores $399 to $399 at 2 stores $199 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 9 reviews 3.0 stars out of 6 reviews 3.0 stars out of 10 reviews 4.5 stars out of 1 review 3.5 stars out of 7 reviews
Release date August 27, 2009 July 14, 2009 December 08, 2010 January 03, 2012 July 07, 2009
The Bottom Line The Altec Lansing Expressionist Ultra MX6021 PC speaker system is a superior combination of design and performance available at a fairly affordable price. While it won't blow you away with its sound quality, if you're looking for an affordable PC speaker-plus-subwoofer system, the Z523 is one of the best speaker systems in its price class. The $170 SoundSticks III speakers offer light cosmetic upgrades (and unfortunately retain a few irritations) from the previous model, but if you're a fan of the iridescent design, this speaker system won't disappoint. The Audioengine 5+ powered speakers deliver excellent sound quality and provide a clutter-free way to listen to smartphones, iPods, or any other audio source. Though they're not cheap, the Audioengine 2 speakers are an ideal combination of compact size and good looks, delivering great sound for their size.

Basic specs

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System Components 2 speakers
Subwoofer
2 speakers
Subwoofer
2 speakers
Subwoofer
2 x Bookshelf speakers
2 speakers
Audio System Max Output Power Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 60 Watt
Audio Amplifier Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
Input Impedance Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 10 KOhm
Info unavailable
Nominal Output Power (Total) 200 Watt
40 Watt
40 Watt
Info unavailable 30 Watt
Color Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Black
High-gloss white
Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 4 in x 5.2 in x 6 in
Battery Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable None
Info unavailable
Remote Control Remote control - Cable
Info unavailable Info unavailable Remote control - Infrared
Info unavailable
Speaker System Details 2 - 66 Watt - 150 - 20000 Hz - 4 Ohm
1 x Subwoofer - 68 Watt - 40 - 180 Hz - 8 Ohm
2 x Right/left channel speaker
1 x Subwoofer
2 x Satellite speaker - 10 Watt
1 x Subwoofer - 20 Watt
Bookshelf
2 - 50 Watt - 50 - 22000 Hz - 10 KOhm
2 - 15 Watt - 65 - 22000 Hz
Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Speaker Type Active
Active
Active subwoofer, passive satellites
2-way - Active
2-way - Active
Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable 2 years warranty
Info unavailable 3 years warranty
3 years warranty
Product Description Altec Lansing Expressionist Ultra MX6021 - PC multimedia speaker system
Logitech Z 523 - PC multimedia speaker system
Harman/kardon SoundSticks III - PC multimedia speaker system
Bookshelf
Audioengine A5+
Audioengine 2 - PC multimedia speakers
Max (RMS) Output Power Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 75 Watt
Info unavailable
Nominal (RMS) Output Power Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 50 Watt
Info unavailable
Response Bandwidth 40 - 20000 Hz
48 - 20000 Hz
44 - 20000 Hz
50 - 22000 Hz
65 - 22000 Hz
Power Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Info unavailable
Product Type 2.1-channel PC multimedia speaker system
2.1-channel PC multimedia speaker system
2.1-channel PC multimedia speaker system
Bookshelf
PC multimedia speakers
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