Altec Lansing VS262 2.1 Computer Speakers
Published May 8, 2011
We finally decided to upgrade the office a bit. After spending so much time in the home office; it makes sense to make it a bit more comfortable. In addition to very necessary equipment such as a laser printer, upgraded software and wireless headsets, we decided to add a flat-screen TV to the office (gotta keep abreast of what’s going on on CNN and the Financial networks).
The Samsung TV we bought works fine as an office TV (will review that later). The only problem with the TV is the sound. The sound is very thin. Granted, no one needs stereo sound when watching the CNN ticker tape running across the bottom of the screen, but on occasion, my co-worker makes the discovery that a playoff game is on and decides to switch the channel from CNN. That’s when the thin sound really becomes noticeable.
Improving the Sound with Altec Lansing Computer Speakers
Because the office isn’t large and neither is our budget, we decided to purchase computer speakers to improve the TV’s sound. Neither our budget nor the room could handle a full-fledged Bose sound system, so we decided to go with Altec Lansing.
About 10 or so years ago we purchased Altec Lansing speakers for a computer and the sound on those speakers was so robust we decided to stick with Altec Lansing. We didn’t need anything too powerful, just enough to add some depth to the TV sound.
We opted for the Altec Lansing VS2621 2.1 Channel Speaker System. It comes with a subwoofer and two speakers. The speakers look like something from the old 1960’s Star Trek series. They only cost $39.99 on Amazon and qualified for free shipping so we ordered them. We tried to get them at local office and electronics stores, but they didn’t carry them.
Setting up the Altec Lansing VS262 2.1 Speakers
Setup was a breeze. Connect the speakers to the subwoofer, plug the speakers into the appropriate “Sound Out” port on the TV and plug the speakers in. Turn on the TV, turn on the speakers and you’re good to go.
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All in all, we’re happy with the purchase. For $40 we added sound depth to the office TV. When we turn the speakers on we’re reminded that this is an office and there is work to be done. If we had a better set of speakers, we might get caught up in the TV and forget to work.
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