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Altec Lansing Debuts XA2021 Speaker System

From the press release:

Altec Lansing’s XA2021 generates a spectrum of sound you’d never think possible from a value-priced system. Two 3″ shielded satellite drivers, housed in cutting-edge black speakers that pivot back and forth for optimal sound dispersion, render a full range of music and effects with exceptional clarity. Completing the low frequency component is a matching 5.25″ long-throw subwoofer placed into a ported, solid wood cabinet. The XA2021’s satellite speakers can be wall-mounted if desired to create a finished, built-in look.

“Today’s video games and action movies are filled with excitement, but only a full-range audio system can make them come alive. These speakers can handle the job,” said Bob Garthwaite, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Altec Lansing Technologies. “Best of all, the XA2021 delivers great sound at a price that meets the budget of any gamer or movie lover. For versatility, performance, and value, the XA2021 powered audio system is an outstanding choice.”

Built-In Amplification

The minute the XA2021 is connected to a video game system, TV, PC, DVD player, VCR, or portable music player, listeners are thrust into the world of their favorite entertainment. A built-in amplifier and state-of-the-art equalization circuitry pump up the existing audio track to dramatically improve the sound of video games, music, movies, and TV; 95 dB Sound Pressure Level and frequency response of 40 Hz to 18 kHz ensure that every laser blast and trumpet solo is reproduced in all its fullness and power.

Easy Connections

Adding to the XA2021’s appeal is a convenient user design that makes audio hookups a breeze. RCA stereo and 3.5 mm audio jacks are placed at the front side of the XA2021’s subwoofer for easy connection to virtually any audio input source. The unit includes handy color-coded cables, easy-to-use power on/off and volume (master and subwoofer) controls, as well as a headphone jack for private listening.

For even more flexibility, the XA2021 offers an auxiliary input jack that enables playback from a second audio source. Using the auxiliary jack, listeners can connect both their MP3 player and their video game system, for example, giving them a broader choice of entertainment without constantly changing cables.

Pricing and Availability

Altec Lansing’s new XA2021 2.1 powered speaker system is priced at $49.95 (MSRP) and will be available in September 2004 at leading consumer electronics and computer retailers. The company also sells the XA2021 direct from its corporate website. To purchase the Altec Lansing XA2021, or for more information about any of Altec Lansing’s other Powered Audio(TM) solutions, visit www.alteclansing.com.