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Review: Altec Lansing FX3021 Expressionist PLUS: compact yet powerful

by Parm Mann on 9 October 2009, 09:49 4.0

Tags: FX3021 Expressionist PLUS, Altec Lansing

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The FX3021 Expressionist PLUS

Specification

System Altec Lansing FX3021 Expressionist PLUS
Components Two 2in full-range drivers, 5.25in subwoofer
Sound Pressure Level (SPL) 93 dB
Total Continuous Power 33 watts RMS
Each Speaker 4 watts per Channel @ 8 Ohms @ 10% THD @ 180 Hz - 20 kHz Both Channels Loaded
Subwoofer 25 watts @ 4 ohms @ 10 % THD @ 50 Hz - 180 Hz Single Channel Loaded;System Response: 40 Hz - 20 kHz (-10 dB)
Signal to Noise Ratio @ 1 kHz input >72 dB
Satellite Dimensions 131mm (W) x 107mm (D) x 124mm (H)
Subwoofer Dimensions 263mm (Diameter) x 156mm (H)
MSRP £79.99
(Currently available priced at £69.99 from a selection of leading retailers)

What to expect

Despite the compact approach, the Expressionist PLUS boasts a total continuous power output of 33 watts - that's 8 watts more than the pricier Expressionist BASS.

Altec Lansing claims the 25 watt subwoofer will deliver "authoritative bass that extends down to 50Hz". Any audiophile would be hard pushed to class 50Hz as authoritative, but for a PC-orientated speaker system at this price range, the specification is decent and the system's dimensions should prove to be favourable among those seeking a space-saving design.

In addition to what should be decent sound, Altec Lansing has opted to maintain the high-quality finish of its Expressionist line with a style that makes the Expressionist PLUS equally pleasing on the eye.