About the Author Don Labriola. The Altec Lansing XT1 speakers are designed to be light weight and extremely portable and yet still be able to provide you with great audio. Controls You can control the master volume and power with the knob on the satellite speaker. The speakers sound pretty darn good. I would rather Altec spend that dollar on matching silver plastic or even brushed aluminum bases. Altec provides a high-quality durable carrying case for the XT1 speakers view larger image.

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The construction is of silver and gray alted, this material selection keeps the weight down. We review products independentlybut we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page.

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On the whole though, the stands function okay. The king of the budget sound bars The king of the budget sound bars by Ty Pendlebury. Theefore my conclusion is Its an expensive, overrated gadget!

No Longer Available Update Location close. Altec Lansing XT1 reviews. Simply connect everything in accordance with the included pictoral quick-start guide and ensure that the speakers are selected as the output device in the Sound preference pane.

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Altec Lansing XT1 overview. Watch it live here Samsung Developer Conferenceday 2: I watched movies with my desktop replacement system using the XTI and it was not impressive! Auxiliary Input With this system, you can connect two different audio sources at the same time for added convenience. Unlike the Altec Lansing iMmini, which distorts easily at low levels with challenging material such as piano or atec, we found the XT1 nearly impossible to drive into gross distortion.


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Altec Lansing XT1 specs. When at home you can qltec up to a nice surround sound speaker set to solve your laptop audio woes.

Like many of Altec’s recent desktop satellites, each XT1 minitower contains a pair of the company’s high-output neodymium microdrivers arranged in what’s known as a vertical-line array configuration.

Visit our network of sites: Greater than 65 dB PC system requirements: This design produces spacious sound that seems to be coming from a much larger source than it really is. Become a fan of PCMag.

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Driver Details 1st speaker Driver Type. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. The Altec microdrivers also produce one of the best-sounding high ends we’ve heard from a portable speaker, generating smooth output up to 16 kHz.

Technical Specifications Maximum Continuous Power 1.

Skip to Content Skip to Table of Contents. These satellite speakers are shielded and can be placed close to video displays without interference.


But that does mean you’ll always need a USB-equipped computer or receiver at hand. If Philips’s larger but less-expensive DGX didn’t have a slight edge in sonic accuracy and dynamics, the XT1 would have been a candidate for Editors’ Choice.

Less wires behind my laptop and creeping over my desk brings a bigger smile to my face.

And so to solve this you could get something like a 3-piece speaker set that includes 2 satellite speakers and a subwoofer and hook pansing up to your laptop. You use the volume controls on the side lanisng the speakers to actually control the master volume from your laptop.

An e-zine about the personal computing experience. Speakers by Steve Guttenberg Nov 10, Smart Home by Rick Broida Nov 27, On the back of the main speaker is a jack that you plug the cord into that then runs into the USB port on your notebook.