From the press release:
Altec Lansing today unveiled its MX5020 music and gaming stereo speaker system–a breakthrough two-piece product that, by eliminating a subwoofer and adding MaxxBass(R) technology, gives listeners more dynamic sound than they ever thought they’d hear from a 2.0 speaker set.
Smart, sophisticated, yet simple, the MX5020 packs incredible audio output within two stylish cabinets just 5.2″W X 2.5″D X 10.2″H. Each speaker contains a 3″ full range driver and 1″ horn loaded tweeter to deliver rich, expressive sound capable of capturing the most delicate flute solo as well as the wildest gaming sound effects.
“The MX5020 system offers 2.1 system performance in a 2.0 package,” said Bob Garthwaite, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Altec Lansing Technologies. “Its sleek, minimalist design is ideal for offices, dens or other rooms with space issues. Yet its output will surprise and please even the most discriminating audio lover.”
Altec Lansing’s MX5020 powered stereo speakers, suitable for either wall mounting or bookshelf use, are enveloped in a jet black, high gloss piano finish. The units sport stylishly modern curves and removable grills, yet the simple design is timeless in its appeal.
Beneath the aesthetics of the MX5020 cabinets, users will find exceptionally advanced engineering. Power/volume, bass and treble controls, for example, are hidden behind a unique 270-degree pivoting door that can fold away under the right speaker cabinet when desired.
Dual inputs on the MX5020 let users connect two audio devices, such as a PC and an MP3 player, at the same time. Hassle-free, plug-n-play connections, an easy-to-reach headphone jack, and color-coded cables enable users to spend more time enjoying their speakers, and less time installing them.
More Bass, Less Space
MaxxBass(TM), one of the keys to the MX5020’s impressive sound, borrows principles from the professional audio world to round out the lower end of the audio spectrum without the need for a subwoofer.
MaxxBass analyzes the bass signal and calculates a series of low-frequency harmonics that extend the system’s response up to 1.5 octaves without distortion. The dynamics and loudness of the original bass signal are duplicated in these harmonics to create the most natural-sounding enhancement possible. What’s more, while boosting the perceived bass, MaxxBass actually reduces the stress on the mid-bass drivers.
Pricing and Availability
Altec Lansing’s new MX5020 music speaker system with MaxxBass technology is priced at $99.95 (MSRP) and will be available in September, 2004 at leading consumer electronics, computer, and home entertainment retailers. The company also sells the MX5020 direct from its corporate website. To purchase the Altec Lansing MX5020, or for more information about any of Altec Lansing’s other Powered Audio(TM) solutions, visit www.alteclansing.com.