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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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Price $185 at 1 store $78 to $101 at 7 stores $214 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)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 9 reviews 3.0 stars out of 6 reviews 3.0 stars out of 10 reviews
Release date August 27, 2009 July 14, 2009 December 08, 2010
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.

Basic specs

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System Components 2 speakers
Subwoofer
2 speakers
Subwoofer
2 speakers
Subwoofer
Product Type 2.1-channel PC multimedia speaker system
2.1-channel PC multimedia speaker system
2.1-channel PC multimedia speaker system
Remote Control Remote control - Cable
Info unavailable 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
Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired
Wired
Speaker Type Active
Active
Active subwoofer, passive satellites
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
Nominal Output Power (Total) 200 Watt
40 Watt
40 Watt
Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable 2 years warranty
Info unavailable
Audio Amplifier Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
Response Bandwidth 40 - 20000 Hz
48 - 20000 Hz
44 - 20000 Hz
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