Altec Lansing has just announced two new speaker systems geared for budget-shoppers under their VS (Value Series) line of low-cost multimedia kits. Intended for use on desktops and laptops, the two new kits feature fresh, new designs and are priced between US$29.95 and 49.95.
The VS2621 is a 2.1-channel set that comes up with 93dbs from a compact frame. The slim subwoofer sports a 4-inch side-firing driver with a low frequency response of 45Hz for a full, realistic bass sound, while the satellites come up with 18kHz for clarity on music, gaming, and movies.
The VS2620 sports a pair of mini-tower satellites built for rich 2.0 audio without the clutter or the space requirements that a 2.1 kit will need. The 2-piece kit sports three-inch drivers and an AUX-in jack up front for easily connecting portable devices such as DVD, MP3 or CD players without having to unplug the whole thing from a desktop.
The VS2621 will sell for $49.95, while the two-piece VS2620 retails for $29.85 Euros. The two kits will be out between July and August.