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- Thursday, October 2nd, 2003 Like Share






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Yatti420 Sep 11, 13
Alot of base.. Not clear with high power though.. Speakers do lack with the mid-range pointed down.. some poeple lay them flat.. Treble needs to go up a notch for optimum listening.. It is set in the sweet spot though.. Bass is set way to high stock..
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Dennis Orense Aug 11, 10
That is the strangest serial number I've ever seen. I mistook it for a price bar-code. They are commonly located near or close to the model number of the product. After 20 years of repairing consumer products electronics, this is the first time for me.

I'm getting e-mails from Altec Lansing again. And they say that mine is not fake. Why am I not surprised?

I'm thinking of swapping it with something else in the local newspaper.

So, if someone sees and admire my Altec Lansing in my desktop while I still have it, I'll give 'em choices. If their pleasure is music, this is not for them. If their pleasure is annoying neighbors just because they are upset, this is the perfect thing to buy. But that's pleasure nonetheless. Just to compensate for the time they mourn every time they see their VS4121.

Dennis
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VeGiTAX2 Aug 11, 10
Serial number is located on the back of the sub woofer, check out this picture for the rectangular white sticker in the lower right area.



Really bad picture now that I look at the expanded view D; After the Platronics acquisition it's hard to say what the quality or consistency is. I know that many lines like the VS series turned to economy lines while they used what was left of the MX line as their hardcore focus.
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Dennis Orense Aug 9, 10
Didn't get the Y-connector either. Hi my name is Dennis and I'm from the Philippines . I'm one of those unhappy VS4121 owner. I inquired to Altec Lansing, asking if I bought a fake VS2141. They asked for a serial number but mine does not have one (Do you have one?). I took photos instead where the serial number is supposed to be so they could see. I also send photos of the circuit board, packaging, sub-woofer etc. After that no more e-mail from them.

I'm no audio engineer either. But I'm a television repairman. My co-worker who sits beside me handles audio. And I say that I'm exposed to various brands of audio equipment. Sure! the bass is great! Exessive even. But that's the only great thing about it. The mids is mediocre, and the highs is next to non-existant. Plus the anoying hum when there is no music. Even in the downloadable manual for VS4121 admits that there is a hum.

Altec Lansing did not tell me if mine was fake. But after hearing you guys complain the same thing, mine doesn't seem to be fake at all.

Dennis
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me lol Jan 19, 10
quote VeGiTAX2
Something to note is that this review was put out in 2003, Altec Lansing has shifted owners a few times since that point, we haven't seen the newer VS4121's in action at all.
they new ones KICK SS
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VeGiTAX2 Dec 26, 09
Something to note is that this review was put out in 2003, Altec Lansing has shifted owners a few times since that point, we haven't seen the newer VS4121's in action at all.
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ivanko34 Dec 23, 09
very very bad
the bass are ok but the sound is ugly
I bring back to shop for refund
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ikb Oct 9, 08
really poor set of speakers. I have them since 1-2 years - really bad bass, theres no reason to go up with it because you'll lose your hearing. Very disturbing passive sound when nothing is played on them, I cant let them turned on when the computer is OFF because the noise sound is too high.

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Electrify Apr 11, 08
I've had these speakers for a few years now, and they're alright. Volume at 33%, treble at 66%, and bass at 33% produces a nice sound. However, they have always seemed to be missing a bit of a 'punch' I think somewhere in the mid-range.

I'm thinking if I ever get my finances in check, I may check out Bose's 2.0 speaker system as a replacement.
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VeGiTAX2 Jan 25, 08
The Y Adapter is a stereo RCA to headphone converter. It allows you to hook up TV / Video game sources to your speakers.
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Scott586 Jan 25, 08
what y-adaptor are you talking about? I just picked up two sets of these speakers as BestBuy clearanced and there was no Y-adaptor, nor did I find a need for one. The speakers don't have as good a tonal quality as I'd hoped, but they'll do for 15 bucks each. Dual subs definitely helps and sub position and direction vastly effect overall balance; try moving them around a bit to see if this helps.
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steve h Jul 14, 07
I like bass but these have too much, I have to turn the knobs all the way - and + too hear myself think. You can't hear them till you turn the knob half way. I am also missing the Y adapter- opened 3 more boxes they where also missing the part. Only paid $50.00 for them, nice looking speaker just too much bass and not enough clean sound. Thanks. S.
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vikrant Feb 27, 07
hey guys, i bought a set of these a few days back,and they sound cool but the package was missing the Y-CONNECTOR, and the worst part is that alect support is of no help in this concern.
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a visitor Jul 11, 06
I am not an audio engineer, and I have asymmetrical hearing loss, but I love my 4121 s! They really open up the sound.

I don't know what the previous poster was thinking , but his hyperlink goes to a page that is so unorganized, and so busy that I didn't stay there long enough to figure out what was there that was helful.
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