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Altec Lansing ADA885 Info Needed Urgently

Question: Altec Lansing ADA885 Info Needed Urgently

Hi All

I'm in the process of repairing my Altec Lansing ADA885 multimedia speaker system and was wondering if anyone out there might possibly be able help.

Inside the subwoofer cabinet there's a metal box/case which contains the power supply and amplifier circuit board for the subwoofer. On this circuit board there's a 2 watt resistor labelled R2 which is badly burned. Due to the extent of the heat damage, the value (I.e. colour code) is impossible to read. If anyone can advise me as to what the value of resistor R2 should be (so that I can replace it), I would really appreciate receiving a reply. Many thanks in advance...

Apparantly, Altec Lancing no longer have a schematic diagram or any other information for the ADA885 system which they originally manufactured ~2000.

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Answer: Altec Lansing ADA885 Info Needed Urgently

Have you called mon ,wed,and fri,I been calling for 3 wks .no body answers.I have a BX1121 3 pins broke I was looking for what color wire goes to which pin oh now their mail box is closeed

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Hi All

I'm in the process of repairing my Altec Lansing ADA885 multimedia speaker system and was wondering if anyone out there might possibly be able to help.

Inside the subwoofer cabinet there is a metal case which contains the power supply and amplifier circuit board for the subwoofer. On this circuit board there is a resistor labelled R2 which is badly burned. Due to the extent of the heat damage, it is impossible to read the resistor's value (i.e. color code). If anyone can advise me as to what the value of resistor R2 should be, I would really appreciate a reply.

Many thanks...

Answer:Solved: Altec Lansing ADA885 Info Needed Urgently

Have a look here - schematic ada885 subwoofer amp repair notes -

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Hi all,

I'm repairing a set of Altec Lansing ADA885 speakers and was wondering if anyone out there could help me. Inside the subwoofer cabinet there is a metal case with a circuit board, containing (I think) the power supply and subwoofer amplifier circuitry. There is an approximately 2 watt resistor labelled R2 on this board that is burned. I can't read the value due to the heat damage. Does anyone either have a schematic for this unit, or an open unit they can look at this resistor and let me know the value? I talked to Altec Lansing's tech support and it was like banging my head against the wall. They seem to think that throwing the whole system away and buying a new set because a 10 cent part is blown is the best option. Any help anyone can give me would be much appreciated.

Thank you,

Answer:Altec Lansing ADA885 info needed desperately

Howdy! Welcome to TechSpot

Potrzebie said:

I talked to Altec Lansing's tech support and it was like banging my head against the wall. They seem to think that throwing the whole system away and buying a new set because a 10 cent part is blown is the best option. Any help anyone can give me would be much appreciated.Click to expand...

Being they are so widely available and cheap it may be best....
I too wish things were more standardized so we could effect repairs but
the general world industry will not give up the economical soundness of
the new "disposable replacment". To them that sound system represents about
.10 worth the cost and 90% profit. What would do you think motivate them?

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Hey guys, i am a proud owner of an altec lansing ada885 system. I have this system for nearly 3years now and had no problems until now. It is an exceptional system, etc, etc.

Anyways recently it came up with a problem. The sub would switch it self off. Now the sub has an integrated amp and so it doesn't exactly switch off, because i can still hear the sound from the four satellite speakers and adjuxst volume and so forth, i just cant hear any sound from the sub. It works for about a cpl of seconds when you first turn it on and than after that it cuts off.

I dont want to buy a new system, i am happy with this. I will take this system apart before i have to buy a new one. Does anyone out there happen to know what the problem is and how i could fix it. As i said before i do not mind going inside and trying to solve the problem myself, so detailed instructions would be nice please.

Thank you very much

Answer:altec lansing ada885

I had the exact same problem as well. When I removed the sub-woofer PCB (inside the speaker cab) it was fried. The toroid coils were cooked and other components were burned off the board. For me I would like to try and get another PCB and try to fix it, but really, it's time to get another sub-woofer, or another system.

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i have doubtness on how to use the dolby digital mode with all four satelittes working properly ....i mean the all four generate enough of sounds....besides that how to configure the SPD/IF socket to the sound box,,,,,,,to make the whole four speaker fully finctioning ....

i want to know how to configure the speaker to the sound box so that the Dolby Digital mode is working properly coz what i experienced was there isnt sound comes out from the rear speakers while playing DVD in 5.1 mode(selected from the menu)....unless i change to other mode such as Quad or Stero X2...thanks for the reply

Answer:Altec Lansing ADA885 and Creative Audigy2 NX

so what exactly are you asking/saying here? if the setup works properly, you've done it right and self-doubt is unnessecary.

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Hi., Have BIG problem here, not sure if the world and\or his brother\sister can help, (or even care, maybe!). ALTEC LANSING ADA885 system.... and no remote. Moved house in September, everything has surfaced. The car has it's wheels, the oxygen has it's mask, my legs still have socks.....but no rermote. I've lost 130 lbs walking between the sofabed and the system and we now need a new carpet. So, does anyone; have\do'nt want\know of\can get\- I do'nt do: might have\could be\not sure if but - a remote in good working order for the above system, perrlease,please contact me and make my life so complete again. well....ish. My thanks to techspot and their parents,and Happy New Year to all my readers.

Edit: Please use proper thread titles from now on. Thanks.

Answer:Where can I buy a remote for my ALTEC LANSING ADA885 system?

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Take a look HERE and see if that helps.

If not, maybe you should contact Altec Lansing.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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I recently purchased an Creative extigy soundcard and a ALtec Lansing ADA885.

The ADA885 supports Dolby digital and has a SPDIF jack. However, I can't seen to get them working with the Extigy. Apparantly, the extigy soundcard treats the ADA885 as sound source from headphones. I can only get it working when I plug it into the headphones jack

Is there a better configuration to optimise the ADA885 or are these 2 pieces of hardware just plain incompatible?... Please enlighten me... thank you

Answer:Extigy / Altec Lansing ADA885 problem

In the Extigy control panel have you set it for S/PDIF Passthrough (It's shown in the Extigy section of our Soundcard guide). You might still have it set to perform Dolby Digital decoding.

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Help! I Upgraded to Vista and now have no sound! Windows Update does not show a new driver available. What do I do?

Answer:[resolved]Needed: Altec Lansing VS2221 Sound Driver for Vista

Isn't vs2221 speakers? If so, do you really need drivers?


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I am thinking of going for the Altec Lansing 641's so long as everything works out ok(trying to get a price match on a website, its a long thing, not gonna get into it)and I am going to use them for my computer and xbox. I wanna know if I can hook them up to my xbox because my tv isn't good and doesn't have the RCA calbes(red, white, and yellow) so I am already using an adapter to hook my xbox up to my tv...can I still have the surround sound?

Also if I hook them up to my xbox can I hook them up to my PC at the same time or do I just have to switch them back and forth.

Thanks a lot!!

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i have an Altec Lansing 2.1 vs2421 speaker system. it comes with a built-in mic. how do i hook it up? isn't there supposed to be a pinkish cord to plug into the mic jack?

Answer:mic on altec lansing

Go here for your manual and how to set it up with mic

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Question: Altec Lansing

I need a input transformer for a Mic or line in . Altec lansing Mixer amp 15998
Thanks Chuck

Answer:Altec Lansing

Input X-former? Hi to Lo z (impedence)?


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guyz tell me which audio player is the best for altec lansing atp 3

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i lost my power cord..that goes from the subwoofer to the sister has a altec lansing power cord, because she threw her speakers away..can u use the same altec lansing power cord for all speakers?

i have the altec lansing avs300

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Hi guys
I'm a music freak and i'm purchasing a set of speakers very soon and i want to know which one's better altec lansing or creative

Answer:Altec Lansing or Creative

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My Altec Lansing DV6000 laptop keyboard has a few dead keys. I am trying to upgrade the driver and not finding any of the drivers. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can correct this?

Answer:altec lansing keyboard

Altec Lansing is the sound system not the keyboard. You are not going to find drivers for the keyboard. Those are built into the most basic code of the operating system as they have been since the DOS days. What you can try to do is uninstall the keyboard as a device in the Device Manager, then reboot to have the drivers refresh. If that does not work and an external usb keyboard works OK then it is time to replace the keyboard. Not expensive or difficult to do. 

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I hope someone can help me....I recently purchased these speakers but the left one doesn't sound too great...I can hear static over the anything played and the woofer makes a strange sound that can only be heard when nothing is I need to update my soundcard or make some changes to the settings?Please help!

Answer:Altec Lansing 221 Speakers

I don't think it's likely that the speakers are at fault - unless a previous set of speakers with a similar configuration worked. I think it is more likely that you do need to change a sound card setting. Can you tell us what your sound card is, and what configuration of speakers you had previously.

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buenas acabo de insatal nuevamente windows 7(64bits) y no encuentro el driver para los parlantes del portatil (no tengo sonido en el portatil)

Answer:Hp Altec Lansing Drivers

Hi: You need this driver... This package contains the driver that enables the IDT High-Definition (HD) Audio in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. 6.10.6351.0 Rev.

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Here's the problem. I have a Gaming headset from Altec Lansing. The sound works when i connect it to the front jack on my tower. But my mic doesnt, in both the front and the back (pink) jacks.

I had the mic working when plugged into the front (pink) jack when i was on windows xp media center. Then I installed ubuntu (linux) and i couldn't get it to work. Now I'm on windows XP Pro SP2. Not media center. And my mic doesn't work. It doesn't show the driver for the headset either. I didn't get a cd with my headset. Does anyone know anything I can try?

Here is a picture:

Altec Lansing - AHS602

Answer:Altec Lansing Headset Help


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Just thought someone might have messed with a Altec lansing mixer,I need to know if there is any way I can go without useing a transformer.With a mic. input. My Dad did this years ago but can't remember how and he's has passed since then. If I can't post this I'm Sorryrolleyes and please remove it.
Thanks for any help or lead to any help.


Answer:? About Altec Lansing Mixer

Was trying to find out if someone knows how to jump the trans.

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hi everyone i am new to the forum. i am here because of the following problem i need to repair an old lansing atp3 but i cant identify the pins the cable is missing. does anyone have a diagram or can create one and send me. i would be very great full thanks.

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I bought altec lansing ADA 880 (5.1), and my friend said that I have to buy a soundcard that support 6 channels speaker to get the best performance, and then I bought Turtle Beach Santa Cruz. But I have a problem about installation that speaker because from soundcard manual, to get the best performance for 6 channels speaker (surround sound), I must connect the rear speakers (R & L) with R & L out (from the soundcard) and so the front speakers and subwoofer.
But Altec Lansing ADA 880, have a different installation because the front and rear speakers are connected to the subwoofer (not to the soundcard), and from subwoofer there are 2 options to get input from the soundcard, using Analog In or SP/DIF In. Does anyone have any experience about this installation, and maybe there is the best installation (the best sound and performance) for my speaker and soundcard. Thanks

Answer:Altec Lansing ADA 880 installation

Connect both the analog in and the SPDIF, if possible. I don't know if the Santa Cruz supports digital, but it probably does, so just connect up both and enable digital output in your soundcard utilities.
The subwoofer of a system usually acts as the medium between the speakers and the soundcard.

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please help me !
I have dual boot (vista/Ubuntu), during ubuntu start up, i did press the power button and now the laptop is completely death....
Any idea what can be the problem?

Thanks !

Answer:My HP Altec Lansing is death

So is it able to turn on at all? Or does it not do anything when you press the button?

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Question: Altec Lansing 5100

I just lay on hands on a new set of altec 5100 speaker yest.
But when i set up everything and start the sound test....

without any music o audio at the background, i found some hissing sound from my rear right satellite....

any1 had same exp, o know how to remove it.
And is such hissing sound on a new speaker proved "bad"?

Answer:Altec Lansing 5100

Looks like a sweet set of speakers!!

I took a look at the 5100 manual and it says this about hissing:

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hi forum, i just figured this out with these speakers. i am on an acer laptop brand new with VISTA, i first made sure the speakers worked, plug in an audio source to them. i used my old ipod, they worked perfect. next i played a cd in the laptop made sure that worked and heard music. next i plugged in my ipod earphones into the EARPHONE jack and heard music in the ear piece. next i unplugged my ear piece and plugged in the speaker jack with the green end into the EARPHONE jack and HOLY COW music to my ears. these things work perfect, loud and great bass, i can shake the walls. just mess around, i had the same speakers running on windows XP home editions for years. so it can be done i loaded no drivers for this.
good luck

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I have Altec Lansing computer speaker, but no driver. How do I get altec lansing ada 310 driver?

Answer:I want to get Altec Lansing ada 310 driver

You don't. You get the driver for the sound card then just plug in your speakers to the sound card.

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I've been having a problem lately with popping and crackling on my speakers. The popping and crackling occurs when there's a huge explosion (ex. Battlefield 1942) or a really really low tone sound/voice (I can't really explain this one but the Crypt Fiend's voice from Warcraft 3 is one example and another would be a low note/bass portion of a song. Changing the subwoofer volume in the software or lowering the subwoofer volume has no effect on the popping sound.)
I thought the left speaker was blown because that was the speaker that would pop or crackle but when I put right speaker plug into the left speaker port on the subwoofer, it would crackle and pop to at the same time the left speaker would in a song.

Here's my comp specs:

Asus P4C800 Deluxe Motherboard
P4 2.4GHz
Geforce 3 Ti 500
Audigy 2 (The regular one)
Western Digital 120 Gb Harddrive
512mb DDR RAM
Altec Lansing 251 5.1 Speakers

Any suggestions on how to fix this problem?

Someone told me that the subwoofer doesn't provide enough watts to each channel (only 90) and that's why it might crackle the way it does. However I can't seem to get only 2 speakers to work. Even when I set it to 2 speakers in the Creative Advanced Hud Console sound comes out of all 5 speaker and set the switch in the back of the subwoofer to 2.1/4.1 channels sound still comes out of all 5 speakers. Restarting the computer doesn't help either. Changing the plugs around doesn't wo... Read more

Answer:Audigy 2 + Altec Lansing 251 5.1

There is nothing wrong with your speakers. I have had the same problem with mine before. I very seriously doubt that there is anything wrong with the speakers. The issue usually lies in the sound card or drivers.

Make sure you have the most up to date sound drivers available for your sound card. The Audigy 2 is known for having some compatibility issues which *may* be the problem but I am not sure.

You could downloading updated drivers, removing the current ones, then installing the updated drivers.

Battlefield 1942 also has some sound problems in my opinion, because I've not only had problems once or twice with popping and cracking in all programs but once I had an issue with just Battlefield 1942. I tried lowering sound detail but that didn't work.

Although the thing that fixed my problem was getting rid of the sound card I had and using onboard sound instead. The sound card I had was really cheap, which cost me about $30 and just had problems constantly with it. The only problem with onboard sound Ive had was the volume not being loud enough, but once C-Medias drivers were updated that fixed the problem plus added a lot of new features that I could change.

If you haven't already, give that a try. BTW, go in Control Panel and System, Device Manager and right click on everything under sound and if your able, click Uninstall. Then install the update.

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I purchased a set of ADA 305's for my Gateway Essential Computer. They only work if they a plugged in my USB port and the regualar line plug in also. The software I installed them is Version 1.01.0020. I can't not use the control's on the speaker, they will only work from the task bar. The light indicates that they are off, but they are still working. They work fine, but can I get the controls working on the speaker. Windows 98 Second Edition is my operating system.

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After installing new drivers etc for Windows 7 Pro, my speakers dont work (it says they are unplugged?) one of the new install was Realtek.. when you switch them on and off you can hear like a static noise then nowt.... Have checked all the cables etc and they are fine. Clicked on the speaker icon and it says Realtek Digital output 100%. Is there anything I can do to resolve this... I know this is really mundane, and ordinarily I would consider getting new ones, but I am skint! Any help would be greatly appreciated, these forums are a god send xxxx

Answer:Altec Lansing Speakers Win 7

You should have an AVRack icon in the taskbar.
When I mouse over it,it says sound effect.
Double click it and check the settings.
Make sure the connection is set properly ans speakers
is set to the speaker setup you have.
You may have to click the little up arrow in the taskbar
to show the aother icons.

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Can my sleekbook have a new audio driver [altec lansing with dolby advanced audio] for win10 ?? because after upgrade my dolby didn't have sound effect... thank'sthis is my sleekbook specs:AMD APU A6-4455M, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, ALTEC Lansing with dolby adnvaced audio, 15,6" monitor screen

Answer:ALTEC LANSING for win10

Hello @bagoesb83, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I read your post about the Audio Driver issue, and wanted to assist you!  I understand that after the Windows 10 upgrade, you no longer have sound on the system. To start, can you provide me with the Product Number of the notebook?  Here is a link you can use that will help you find your Model and Product Number:How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number? In the meantime, try reviewing the following document, and let me know how it goes:HP Notebook PCs - No Sound or Distorted Sound from Speakers (Windows 10) Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great weekend!

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i dont have sound from my altec lansing speaker....G62-A10EV HP laptop/notebook....what i have to do...????????

Answer:no sound altec lansing g62

Do headphones work OK?Do you have the sound muted in the settings?Look in Device Manager to see if your sound is working correctly.

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i am going to buy the Altec Lansing 251 speakers for my xbox. i wanted to know how to connect them to my xbox does it come with an adapter like the logitec z-640 or what

Answer:how to connect Altec Lansing 251 to xbox

The adaptor needed should cost $3~8 (Wal Mart > Radioshack)...
RCA to 1/8headphone jacks.

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Im looking into a speaker system for my computer, it will mainly be used for music and ive narrowed it down to these too ALTEC LANSING VS4121 or Logitech X-230 , any sugestions?

Answer:ALTEC LANSING VS4121 or Logitech X-230

The Altec's deep base is better, but they lack middle base, so sound thinner. The Logitech's have a very balanced sound, (though there is little or no bass response below 40 HZ) and I would recommend them without reservation.

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Anybody knows from where I can get the pin configuration for the 8 pin DIN that connects Front - Right speaker to main unit.

I broke the male connector attached to front right speaker.


Answer:Broken 8-pin DIN plug : Altec lansing 251 (5.1)

If that doesn't help, contact them:

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This is a shot in the dark. I need either a schematic for the Altec Lansing ACS621 subwoofer or just some information. Two resistors (R29/R30) burned out on my sub and I need to know their precise values. Altec Lansing tech support is, of course, useless. (In fact, they told me they don't support any product that is out of warranty. Not much of an endorsement.)

Answer:Altec Lansing ACS621 Resistors

add online calculator

hum; likely a LOW PASS filter
(meaning only low frequencies are allowed to get to the speaker)

you should also see a capacitor connected to the resister -- what's it
say on the side of it?

here's an online RC calculator to play with the values

edit#2:low pass filter to a subwoofer would usually set the cutoff Fq at 60cps.

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I'm trying to modify my ATP3 speakers, but I'm not quite sure how to open them up. Obviously there's gotta be a way. There aren't any screws on the casing though. Anybody know the trick to taking off the casing, other than extreme methods? And please don't send me questions about why I'd want to modify them. I have my reasons. Thanks a lot.

Answer:Altec Lansing ATP3 speakers

why wud u want to modify them? haha jk. are you talking about the subwoofer casing?

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Can anyone tell me how to get the drivers for ALTEC LANSING SPEAKERS,all exclamation marks in device managerI have been to their website but no joy,If I dont have any luck can I use my onboard speaker,I dont have any sound icon in the taskbar,if so what do Ido?Sorry its rather vaguegordie


What model Lansing ?There are different drivers for different models !I take it they are usb speakers ?your driver maybe among these click here

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Hi I have an Altec Lansing IM510 Sansa docking station which has a sub out for the BB2001 subwoofer unfortunately Altec does not make this anymore do you know of any subwoofers either singularly or in a set that have the same spec that could work.I don't want to blow my Im510 as that was hard enough to come by.I have contacted Altec but they are unable or unwilling to help.Any advice would be appreciated.Thanks Mack.

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I have an Altec Lansing FX4021 computer speaker set. The remote control pad connects to subwoofer with a 7-pin male din plug. I have purchased a plug but I need diagram to find which wires to solder to the correct pins of the replacement plug. Can anyone help? Thanks

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I have an Altec ACS495 system (on WIN98) that was just fine until we had a power surge yesterday during the Ernesto winds. When cpu shut down and recycled, the ACS system came on at full volume which I turned down on the control apnel and recycled the cpu again. Now I have NO sound and the control panel says: NO DEVICE CONNECTED. The right speaker DOES have an amber light glowing but nothing other than that.. What the heck do I do now to get the system up and running again..? Input appreciated..

Answer:Altec Lansing AS495 muted

I Think that Happend cuz the power Came So Strong at first then normal,,
hmmm Try to unstall the Sound Drivers, then install it again, see if this works,

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I have a windows 7 pc. the realteck audio apparaat works correct. no sound out mij altec lansing speakers. do i need some drivers?

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The speakers themselves do NOT need drivers. The sound adapter they are plugged into needs a driver. How do you know the Realtek driver is working properly if the speakers don't work?If different speakers work okay, it could mean the Altec ones are faulty.Or you may have installed the wrong Realtek driver. The only place to get the correct driver is from your laptop or PC manufacturer's website for a factory-built PC, or from the motherboard manufacturer's website for a custom-built PC.

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Hi!! I have an Altec Lansing ADA745 subwoofer/satelllite speaker system that was purchased with my Dell Dimension 8250 ten years ago, and it STILL rocks with the best of them.  I recently purchased a Lenovo Ideapad G580, and I was wondering if I can hook up the ADA745 to it without frying anything.  I love my new laptop, but the speakers are dinky, and in order to enjoy all the richness of my music I've been forced to plug in my headphones.  That's not very practical when I'm doing something away from the laptop (like the dishes, etc., )  As far as I can tell, the plug for the ADA745 that goes into the Dell is just a standard headphone plug, nothing customized specifically for the Dell. Thanks.

Answer:Altec Lansing ADA745 in a G580? Yes? No??

hi belle24,
Welcome to the Forums.
Looking at the specs, the Lenovo G580 uses a headphone / microphone combo jack (3.5 mm). The Altec Lansing ADA745 uses the same 3.5mm input jack so definitely this speaker system should work without problems.
Best regards,

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The question of the century :dead:

My question is, which one of these two excellent speaker systems should I purchase? I've heard equally positive reviews from both of them.

I'm really quite stumped, and my current strategy is to opt for the cheaper one when I buy them. Both have the same MSRP, which is $200. And right now I've found them both for the same price, $119.

Both are THX certified

Logitech Z560

Altec Lansing 641

I'm really stuck Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Logitech Z560 or Altec Lansing 641?

From Tom's Hardware massive speaker roundup:

As for the bigger, more expensive systems, three of them stand out: the MegaWorks 510D, the 641 and the Z-560. If money isn't an issue, then you can go for the 510D with your eyes closed, though the other two will still give you pleasure. Of these three giants, the best quality/price ratio is the Z-560. For design and sweet sound, the winner is the Altec Lansing 641.Click to expand...

Levels the playing ground even further I am a sucker for sweet sound, but also budget!!! :dead:

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I got new speakers (Altec Lansing 3piece Mulitmedia speakers) for my computer and the power for them is not working..Maybe they are deffective or I may need an adapter..Im not sure.. so if you have any idea please let me know..BTW I have a SOny Vaio Desktop computer.


Answer:ALTEC Lansing Speakers not working

this maybe a stupid response, but did you find the power button on the back of the satelite speaker, it should be the one on the right, hidden down low on the back.

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ARGH! I am fed up. I have a brand new Audigy 2 and brand new Altec Lansing 641 speakers. They both work great most of the time, but once in a while, the speakers will play a really loud, high-pitched sound. Sometimes the sound only lasts a split-second, other times it goes for a couple seconds. Then once the sound stops playing, the speakers sometimes quit playing the song or sound effect or whatever sound it "beeped" on. I am guessing it's a sound card problem becuase when my headphones are hooked up to the sound card, the headphones do it too, once in a while. I've run every diagnostic that exists and they all say my speakers are working fine. I called both Creative and Altec Lansing's tech support, neither really helped.
If someone could help me, I would be ever greatful..
P.S. I also tried doing TS' Audigy 2 tweak guide...didn't really help.
Also my friend suggested I do the 'polarity test.'.......would that help?

Answer:Help!! Audigy 2/Altec Lansing 641 BEEP

Do you have a microphone which is switched on placed near to the speakers? Have you tried reinstalling the drivers?

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I have two ADA880 powered Subwoofers with no satellite speakers for either. I was going to use them as bass for my home audio system but i quickly realized that i need the sat speakers to turn them on. Anyways question does anyone know how to get this subwoofer to work without the sat speakers?

Answer:Altec Lansing ADA880 subwoofers

You probably only have to jump a couple of connector pins. The connector is the one that the satellite speakers plug into. What pins exactly?... who knows

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ok so i have a altec lansing 2.1 computer speaker, and the plug on the subwoofer where the right speaker output is broke on the circuit board. where can i find a new one?? it kind of looks like an s-video plug (roughly). anybody know where i can find a replacement? or does anyone even know what im talking about?

Answer:altec lansing atp3 replacement parts...where are they?


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I have the Altec Lansing 251's and a cheap Diamond DT-688 5.1 Sound card. When I play the demo that came with the sound card and is on the cd, the rear speakers work when Im playing 6 channels and everything sounds great. When I close the demo and play an mp3 or movie I dont get any sound from the rear speakers. When I switch to 4/2 channel they do give sound but not surround (im not sure if thats proper terminology). When I reopen the demo that came with the sound card it says that it switched to 2 speaker setup. So I switch it back to 5.1 and everythings fine until I play and mp3 or movie and then the cycle begins over... Anybody know whats wrong? Thanks in advance

Answer:Altec Lansing 251 rears wont work

I don't know if this is any help, but I had a similar problem with a Soundblaster live! 5.1 card. Turns out the place i got my computer from gave me the wrong driver CD. I don't know what your sound card's software is like, but there's probably a program similar to AudioHQ that you can install from the CD. Use that program to change the setting to 5.1.

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Computer is DELL 8300 Have not used my sound system for some time when I switch on I get loud humming noise first from the satellite speakers and then the woofer. This happens even when the computer is switched off so it would not appear to be too much volume or the software. I also have turned down the volume on SUBWOOFER. Before I call the boys in DELHI has anyone any ideas.

Answer:Sound problems with ALTEC LANSING ADA995

hi - what sound card do u have or do u have integrated sound?

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I am using windows professional, I downloaded everest to try and figure out if there was something wrong with my sound card since there looks to be no audio devices. But my altec lansing 2100 setup does not work and have no other speakers to try. Any help would be appreciated either post here or email me at [email protected]

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The sound on my new laptop (running Windows 10) is really really low. I Googled and it turns out that it might be because of a driver issue?

I tried searching for Altec Lansing drivers (that's my speaker brand) but I couldn't come up with anything much. I don't have my installation CD anymore. The model is BXR1221. Maybe it's too old or something...

Answer:Audio drivers for Windows 10? (especially Altec Lansing)

There are no drivers for the actual speakers. The drivers are for the PC's sound hardware chip such as Conexant, Realtek, etc.

Is the "low sound" on the Laptops internal speakers or with the external Altec Lansing speakers?

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Altec Lansing ACS495 - no soundSystem working properlyProperly plugged inyellow light on right speaker

Answer:altec lansing acd495 speakers not working

Have you tried connecting your speaker to another computer? If it's working then the problem is on your computer.Check volume icon if it's muted or sound volume is set to very low.Is your computer recently reinstalled? Have you installed the audio driver? Look at Device Manager is there exclamation mark or question mark next to Multimedia Audio Controller?

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Please help me, I want Dolby audio with altec lansing for my pavilion g6-2291ex.

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Thank you for the birthday email someone here sent. Yes, today. I'm 64. Not quite as old as dirt. But I look about 55. We drink carrot juice and laugh a lot.

But yesterday when I turned everything on to start Mr. Computer (he just turned 6) after flipping the switch on the surge suppressor that carries the scanner, printer, and sound, the little green light I always see on the one speaker with a volume control was not lit.

It's an Altec Lansing 745 I got through Dell. No power. It is plugged into a good outlet and acts as if it is simply unplugged. There are no moving parts and the wires in and out of it are rarely touched.

It is a 4 speaker system with a good size subwoofer/power unit. All wires go in and out of this subwoofer/power unit, including AC power.

All my sound software in my PC case is OK and I can "hear" with a headset plugged directly into the front of the PC.

I think Dell discontinued offering this speaker system soon after I got mine. It has worked great for 6 years. A subwoofer vibrates with heavy bass output. Maybe I should try to take the back off and look around for a loose connection. But I don't play a lot of music. Mostly speakers behind a podium.

Anyone familiar with Altec Lansing systems? Anyone have any ideas why this happened? One minute it is working great. Turned off PC. Back on, no power for sound.

Dell Computer Corporation

Dimension 8250 (2003)
Service Tag JQ5Z721
Express Service Code 42941025145
Processor I... Read more

Answer:Solved: Altec Lansing 745 Speakers Powerless

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after i format the computer and installed everything but cant find any Altec lansing XA321 driver. For now i have no sound from music or anything playing.

What is the issue? I cant get to find the driver.

Running Windows XP Pro just formatted now my speakers have no sound. Device manager all works except raid controller but does not have to do with the speaker

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I have bought an Altec Lansing headset and I can hear through the headphones and when I speak I can hear myself.If I go into the Sound Hardware Test Wizard on XP it doesnt record my voice.If I go into the Speech section within control panel it does record my voice.I want to use this for messenger but until I have got the Sound Hardware Wizard to work I cant use it.Any suggestions?Many thanks

Answer:Altec Lansing Headset mic wont work

Hi, have you tried it in the Audio wizard in Messenger? If it works there, then you should be ok.Cheers.

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I just purchased a HP computer running Windows 7. I want to use my Altec Lansing speakers from my previous Dell computer with Microsoft XP. My new computer's troubleshooter says I need to install a driver for the speakers. I have searched for driver (ASC495) for use on Windows 7 but have not found it. My question is "Can I use these speakers with my new computer (64bit)" and "If I can use these speakers where and how can I get the correct driver". These are super speakers and great stereo sound so I really don't want to buy new ones.

Answer:Windows 7 Driver for Altec Lansing speakers

If they plug in using a standard mini-jack plug then speakers don't require drivers, it's only the soundcard that needs them. The only time speaker units require them is if they are USB connected, but I doubt whether it's the case with Altec Lansing."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..."

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The sound on my new laptop (running Windows 10) is really really low. I Googled and it turns out that it might be because of a driver issue?

I tried searching for Altec Lansing drivers (that's my speaker brand) but I couldn't come up with anything much. I don't have my installation CD anymore. The model is BXR1221. Maybe it's too old or something...

Answer:Audio drivers for Windows 10? (especially Altec Lansing)

There are no drivers for the actual speakers. The drivers are for the PC's sound hardware chip such as Conexant, Realtek, etc.

Is the "low sound" on the Laptops internal speakers or with the external Altec Lansing speakers?

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Hey all ,i have a problem here today i reinstall my windows with windows 7 but my Altec lansing Vs3251 5.1 speaker system doesn't work now . its work well on xp i have install the driver but nothing change please help

Answer:Altec Lansing Speaker system don't work in W7

What is the model of your computer or mother board? And what driver/s did you install? Do you have an Orange speaker icon in the tray by the clock? If so, double click on it to access the configuration screen. You must select the sound ports you are using and the type of speaker system in use.

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Okay. In my HP-Pavilion dv5000 (dv5201) it has Altec Lansing speakers, and I can't find any drivers. I had to clean install 7 because my sister isn't smart, and installed Mandriva over XP. I don't even know it's model, because Win7 doesn't recognise it. I installed all but the language updates, still nothing. I know there isn't any 7 drivers, but I can't even find the Vista ones. I'm on my Cell, so I can't download and try every driver out there. A direct link would be nice. Thanks,

Answer:Altec Lansing in-built Speakers not working?

Along with installing the OS, you also need specific sound drivers. XP drivers are not compatible, but usually Vista drivers will work. However, finding drivers may be difficult at best. I just rebuilt a desktop with an Intel motherboard. I found all the drivers except the SigmaTel sound drivers. I tried what Intel had for Vista, what I could find on the web at various places and none would install and work. I finally installed a separate sound card.

I've seen cases, on Dell laptops, of this and the only option was to use a USB connected sound device (alsong with external speakers or headset), to have sound.

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I am unable to get my speakers to work. I have not changed my hardware or any settings for the speakers since they last worked. How do I get them to work? I have tried the help section & checked all the options out with no luck.

Answer:Unable to get Altec Lansing speakers to work

How long ago did they last work?It might be worth running a simple system restore if there isn't anything glaringly obvious that you've changed or played with. Do you hear any sound at all? Like a fuzz? Or is it just a complete lack of sound altogether?

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I'm trying to open the right speaker because I think there's something wrong with the power/volume switch. Does anyone know how to open it?

Answer:I can't open my Altec Lansing ATP3 speaker

If you can't find any screws (they may be hidden), you might have to gently pry the enclosure apart. Sometimes the enclosures are glued

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Hi can anyone advise on the (Altec Lansing VS4221 2.1 Speaker system) as I am thinking of buying it, its in my price range and for my laptop.

Answer:Speaker system Altec Lansing VS4221 2.1

Take a read at this siteclick here

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I have an Altec Lansing FX6021 2.1 system on my Dell with Vista Home Premium. The bass on these speakers goes out and comes back for a week, then goes out again.

I originally thought it was the sound card, but after trying out my Ipod on the speakers, the same thing happened. I then knew it must be the speaekers.

I unplugged the controller cord (cord from sub to volume dial) and plugged it in again, and heard a loud POP in the speakers. They then started working again.

Now a few weeks later it has happened again, and this time when I try to re-plugg the controller cord, nothing happens. I cannot get any bass response from my sub. The speakers work still, but the sound is very tinny. Why is this happening? I am frustrated because this is a nice set of speakers and it this should not happen after only 1 1/2 years of use.

Thanks for your help!

- Matt


20 minutes after writing this post, I play an mp3 and the bass works again. I am really miffed. Any ideas as to why my speakers can't decide if they want to work or not?

The sub has yet again gone out; only tinny music now (hands up in the air).

Answer:Altec Lansing FX6021 Subwoofer Problem

Voice coils go bad - it's a fact of life. Keep monitoring the situation.

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Today is a sad day for me. An irrepairable loss. I feel like having lost a dear friend.

My Altec Lansing 5021 has gone silent. I was trying out the Open Free software to play my mkvs and was jolted to find my speakers dead. I had never looked into any other speaker system ever since I bought the 5021. Only a 5021 can replace a 5021 but unfortunately Altec Lansing has discontinued it and the 6021 is not even half good as its predecessor (or so I believe from the reviews).

So what else? I have to do a lot of research to find an equally good one and a THX certified at that. Any suggestions that will shorten my research is most welcome.

Answer:Suggest a replacement for Altec Lansing MX5021

Best suggestion, if you have a store close that has speakers setup is to check them out and decide. Everyone hears things differently, and I can attest to that being I have a recording studio. We get into "friendly conversation" over what monitor speakers are best or what headsets are best, etc.

You will probably get responses from people suggesting their favorite, but listening and comparing yourself is the only true way to determine what to buy.

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I have an Altec Lansing 2.1 speaker system. (MX5021 90W RMS
output, 30Hz - 22KHz audio range). It has been fine for more
than 3 years, but presently I am having some problems with it.

After power up, the speaker is almost okay. But very low volume
growling noise (i.e. random sound of low frequency in the range
30-50Hz ) comes out of the subwoofer. But noise is audible only
if someone attaches the ear to it. After some 1 or 2 hours
later the growling noise increases in volume and it becomes
audible even from 6 feets (But still low volume). To make the
things worse : this higher amplitude noise interferes with the
bass portions of the music and creates bits of bass which is
very disturbing. When I am hearing music, it perceives as if
the bass is becoming high and low periodically.

However, if I power off the speaker at that time and keep it
off for next 7-8 minues, it seems to become okay again.
However, the problem repeats again after 2-1 hours. I use
windows 7 with X-Fi XtremeMusic sound card, but when the noise
starts, I have experimented detaching the signal cables from
the subwoofer and the noise still continues. So definitely,
this is not a problem related to OS or soundcard drivers.

I've found one more way to make the speaker output "clear" when
it starts the growling noise. This solution does not work always.
I have some single tone wave files which I use to test the speaker
output. Astonishingly, if I play the 30Hz tone and 50 Hz tone for
8-10 seconds, the... Read more

Answer:Problem with Altec Lansing MX5021 Subwoofer


This sounds to me like an electrical problem with the subwoofer's amplifier, from your description I'm guessing that one of the components has developed a problem. It could be a capacitor losing integrity and leaking DC current into the electrical path, or possibly a preamp integrated circuit going bad.

If you're lucky, it could even be something like a cold solder joint.

If it's a capacitor, a tech could easily spot it, usually, when they're that bad they've leaked some material.

Either way, you will have to have someone look at it, don't try it yourself.


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TechSpot Users,

Don't worry, I've already did a search in this forum with the key words "Speaker buzz", and nothing of significance showed up. So I'll try and explain my problem.

My speakers, when turned on, will produce this buzzing sound that goes like "Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz".

And yes, it does not fluctuate, not in a cyclic sense, it's just a single tone of "Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz".

Now, the odd thing about this is, if I unplug the Audio Jack to my Laptop, the speakers will still produce that sound, regardless if it is plugged in or not. My laptop is appxorimately a good 30 centimeters from each speaker, and the woofer is underneath the table. Also, no, my Laptop's WI-FI is turned off. If I do turn it on, I get the occassional random inteference, but that's not what's causing the problem. My network runs on cables too.

Now, to clarify more things, if I use headphones, and plug it in to the audio jack, the sounds are perfectly crisp and clear, with no signs of buzzings whatsoever. (This is how I rule out that it's not a sound card problem)

If you're wondering whether my speakers work, yes, they work perfectly fine. Everything works as it is, but if I don't turn it up loud enough, even in the background, I can hear that buzzing sound, which really annoys me. Here's an interesting fact to help, if I turn on my desk lamp, the buzzing gets signi... Read more

Answer:Altec Lansing Speaker Buzz (2 Speakers, 1 Subwoofer)

i've had a similar issue with my altecs, from my (admittedly crude) tests, it seems to be an issue caused by poorly shielded wiring in the speakers. however i have heard a very slight buzzing when i use my pair of headphones that uses alot of power. i got my set around the same time as you so maybe there was a bad batch.
you said your laptop wi-fi is turned off, is your wi-fi router is still on? or do you happen to have a cell phone or a cordless phone within 10-15 feet? lastly are they plugged directly in to the wall socket? i found that when i switched to a good quality UPS the hum in my set went down significantly.

in my set the problem didnt start until after my system had been surged during a storm (no damage, not even to my surge protector, but it did cause a restart). so maybe its damage...
hope this helps a bit,

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Need to replace r29 & r30 resistors that were burnt beyond recognition, but have had no success in locating schematics or color code. Found a picture of the board online but to small to identify bands. Any help would be appreciated!

Answer:Altec Lansing ACS621 resistor color code

Resister codes

b - black = 1
b - brown = 2
r - red = 3
o - orange = 4
y - yellow = 5
g - green= 6
b - blue = 7
v - violet = 8
g - green = 9
w - white = 0

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Altec Lansing FX2020 Expressionist Classic Speakers
Work with a tv.

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Hello there,
You can't buy these any more, and there's nothing on ebay.
Anyone have any ideas or one to sell. please let me know!
-Lisa renee

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I have a 5.1 speaker system connected to either my PC via the green/yellow/black leads or to my cable box via an RCA to 5.1 Logitech adapter to use the speakers. I understand that the adapter doesn't make the sound from the cable box true 5.1, that's fine. The issue is that to switch from the PC to cable box, I have to turn off the subwoofer and unplug/replug the leads. Is there a way to have two inputs on this computer without blowing the subwoofer, basically? It would be easier to have my computer and PC always connected. Thanks

Answer:Speaker system question-Altec Lansing ADA995

What you need is an external switching box that will switch the speakers between your PC's sound output jacks and the cable box's jacks. I don't know if a switching box like that is made.

If it was just simple two channel stereo, there are switch boxes for that (Radio Shack has or used to have a box for that).

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one of the speakers will not work,not the one with volume and tone controls thr other one,please help many thanks

Answer:altec lansing acs41 computer speakers problem

Sometimes the jack where it connects in the sound card, doesn't make good contact. May I suggest that instead of using speakers, run the output through your home stereo. How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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I can't connect to wifi..need help

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Twice now in 2 months my external speakers on my HP Pavilion notebook have quit working. My son fixed it the first time but he is not available now. Why does this keep doing this and what do I do to fix the problem? If I use headphones it works.

Answer:altec lansing external speakers quit working

Double click on the volume control icon, near the clock. Make sure that none of the muted boxes are checked.If you want to do something better, there is a cable available that allows you to run your PC through your home stereo. The sound is 100 times better. The cable only costs about 12 dollars.How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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I've just re-loaded Win7 and all is well - except. The system sound is very low - all other sounds are okay - I've done everything that I can think of, updated software checked the adjustment for communications, adjusted everything I can think of.

I seem to recall that I had this problem last time I re-loaded windows but, of course, I never documented it, think it had something to do with the actual speakers.

Anyone help?

Answer:Low System Volume with Altec Lansing BXR1121 speakers

Hello Sikm,

Thank you for notifying us of your problem.

Is you think it's a problem with your speakers, can you try plugging them into another computer and see if it works?

If it works fine in another computer, it's a problem with your computer and we'll have to resolve it.

Thank you,

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Thinking of buying these speakers for my computer. Use comp. mainly for music, with occasional game playing.
Does this system have a Bass control or are you essentially stuck with whatever Bass is on the CD?

Any opinions on these speakers would be appreciated, local store has it on sale for $41.95(US) & I need something to replace the now-defunct Benwin S50 system.

Answer:Altec Lansing 221 2.1 Amplified Speaker System .... OPINIONS

The best thing to do when buying speakers is to listen to them first. Find a store that has them on display so you can judge for yourself after all you’re the one that has to live with your decision.

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which sound card is good?

I bought a new speaker (Altec lansing ADA 880) and I read from PC magazine that Aureal Vortex SQ-2500 is recommended for my Altec speaker. Is it true? does anyone ever try this soundcard? is this soundcard better that Creative SB live 5.1 ?


Answer:which sound card is good for use with Altec lansing ADA 880 Speakers?

Welcome to 3dspotlight forums...

I own the sound card that your speaking of. Unfortunately the Vortex cards ceased to be manufactured a while ago when Aureal went under. You could probably pick up one second hand. Now I use a Hercules Fortissimo2 soundcard which is newer and maybe mostly because of that has a clearer and better sound. Still supports 4 speakers (if thats all your after). The Altec lansing ADA 880 is a 5.1 (6 speaker setup) and the SQ(SuperQuad = 4 speaker output)2500 has a digital out but I never used it with a 6 speaker setup but I doubt it would be the most suitable card for your speaker system. As I said before, Aureal are no more so you would probably find it hard to get this card if you really wanted it.
The satellites can be used separately as a 4 speaker system but when you have the full 6 it would seem silly not to use them.

For more information on sound cards check out the 3dspotlight audio reviews.
3dspotlight Aureal Vortex2 SuperQuad Review

I would be tempted more to go for a Creative Labs Audigy or the Hercules GameTheatre XP to pair up with those high quality speakers...

For some more information about your new speakers checkout Hardwarecentrals review of them posted today.

Hope this is of some help

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I am looking for a 2.0 or 2.1 sound system.

I have Altec Lansing VS3151 5.1 speakers and I am EXTREMELY pleased with them.

I was wondering if anyone has the Altec Lansing VS2220, VS2221, or Logitech S200 speakers.

My dad has a pair of 2.0 speakers that have great bass to them. They are about 5 years old. They had a volume and tone control on them.

The thing I am looking for is great bass and quality. I have had great luck with Altec Lansing. My only concern with 2.0 is a lack of bass, but I like them because I don't have to worry about space for a sub. If you notice, the VS2220 has a tone knob on it. Does anyone know of a store that carries them in stock?

If anyone can tell me about their experience or tips with the speakers above, I would appreciate it.

Logitech S200
Altec Lansing VS2220
Altec Lansing VS2221

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Hi, i can't find the audio driver for this device at HP support page, can you help me ? Thanks.

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I followed a thread researching the din connector for this product and you guys found it! I also need one, but I see a hot spot on my circuit board so I thought I would just replace the entire board. I can not get any help from altec lansing on this, can any one find an outlet for a replacement part? This is an older speaker system but sounds so good, and it was free!

Answer:altec lansing atp3 multimedia computer speakers

DIN = Deutsche Industrie Norm = German industrial standard. You don't tell is where you are, but assuming USA and not Europe I would search for a supplier in Germany.

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altec lansing vs 2620

Answer:external speakers altec lansing wont work on

Plug them in. turn them on. If you want better answers then that, then post more information such as what do you mean they won't turn on. Do they actually turn on but you can't hear music, do you push the power button but the power light doesn't come on, etc.

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I have an Altec-Lansing speakers ACS40 and subwoofer ACS250 system that came with a Gateway 2000 PC that I purchased in 1995. And has worked with every computer I'ved used since, the last having XP Home Edition.
However they do not seem to work with my new Dell with WIN7. Any advice?

Answer:Altec-Lansing Speakers and Subwoofer not working on new Dell with WIN7

Exactly is the 20 year old Altec Lansing speaker system? Back then many PC sound systems were different.

Are these speakers analog with built in power amplifier? (needed for current PC speaker systems). Or are they non powered as many older sound cards had power amplification on the sound card. And then there were the Gateway PC's that used digital speaker systems (and that digital type is not compatible with current PC digital connections).

What is the Dell PC Model number (such as Inspiron 310, etc). One with a 32 bit OS would suggest an older Dell as most (all that I've seen) new PC's come with 64 bit OS.

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I have a set of Altec Lansing FX 4021 computer speakers and I'm looking to buy a replacement control pod and attached cable. The control pod is about 3-4" square and has a rotating adjuster for the audio levels. The "cable" is attached to the circuit board of the pod and the other end requires a male 7pin Din plug to attach to the subwoofer. I'd like to buy the pod/cable intact, if anyone has one. If not, I need the wiring diagram for the 7 pins, allowing me to solder replacement plug correctly. Thanks

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Can anyone please help me? i got a new pc running windows 2000 professional. now my altek lansing speakers wont work on it and i love these speakers. pc asks me for cmuda.sys which is like greek to me. contacted microsoft and the speaker co. and they say i need a patch. is cmuda.sys a patch? if it is how do i get it? any help greatly appreciated. tyvm Bluemarinemamal

Answer:Altec lansing spker trouble/wind 2000 professional

looks like a driver issue,

cmuda.sys is the C-Media WDM Audio Interface, for the C-Media AC97 on-board sound cards.

have you lately checked or downloaded your latest sound driver? compatible
for your OS ?

and what is your motherboard model? do you use any other PCI sound card?

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I need a IEEE 1394 connection for my T60 (1951 A47) for transfering digital video from our new HD video camera. How can I upgrade my laptop to receive such a signal? Not solved but replaced by ->  Kind regardsPer Buch LarsenIBM Denmark, CommunicationsMessage Edited by pbl_ibm on 10-10-2008 04:38 AMMessage Edited by pbl_ibm on 10-10-2008 04:40 AM


Go to Solution.

Answer:Info urgently needed -> Need IEEE 1394 (Firewire) connection

get an PCMCIA IEEE 1394 adapter, shouldn't cost more than 40 dollars around ebay.

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I bought this speakers a while ago for my older computer and recently i bought this new hp so im using them on my new hp desktop and ever since i bought the speakers they have allways made this high pitched noise .Now my HDD makes the same high pitched noise but not as loud as my speakers make it i feel like the speakers are just transmitting the sound tha the HDD is making but just alot louder?

Thanks for any help in advanced

Answer:external altec lansing speakers keep making high Pitched Noise

Thats easy to determine if the speakers are causing it or the hard drive is generating the noise, power off the speakers and see if the hard drive's noise goes away.

I would suspect its the hard drive.

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I have just bought the fabulous Altec Lansing Bluetooth inMotion Speaker but I have a problem the Charger isn't working. Well I think that is the problem. When I power the speaker up the orange power light comes on (this is suppose to be Green as the manual says) eventually runs out of power even thought the power lead is attached and switched for me the Lead is the problem.
As I have just bought it on Friday I happened to have a Multi- volt lead which will turn the green light on but I don't know which voltage to set it comes with the following settings:-
3, 4.5, 6, 7.5,9 and 12
What should I set this at? until I get another lead from the Retailer who sold me the Speaker.
The existing Altec Lansing Lead says the following:-
Input 100-240v~50/60Hz0.4A
Output:- 6.0v ---1.5A
Maybe someone out there can understand what that means and tell me what to set the Multi-volt lead at?

Answer:Problem with Power Charger Lead for Altec Lansing inMotion Speaker...what voltage should set it at?

6v but you will need to check the polarity of the connectors as it could be center pin +ve or -ve, both are used. look at the speakers - there should be a symbol next to the socket.

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Will my Altec Lansing ADA745 speakers work with my newer Dell Inspiron 530s PC?
I looked up the sound driver updates for my pc and am not sure which one I need or can even use.

Answer:Will my Altec Lansing ADA745 speakers work with my newer Dell Inspiron 530s PC?

Although "4.1" speaker systems are not very common anymore, the ADA745 should work without problems on a new system.  I don't have any hookup info for the ADA745 but I assume it would hook up just like you are currently hooked up to the old PC.  New PC sound systems will support up to 7.1 speaker systems (with 2.1 or 5.1 the most common).  There are no drivers for speakers, however, you will have to set the speaker type in the Control Panel (e.g. the 4.1, and if that is not an option try the 5.1 and see if works OK).   The printed setup sheet with the new PC should detail the audio connections, and if not there is a copy of the Dell manual loaded on your PC and it has the detail on the rear panel connections.
In Vista the Sound Control Panel is accessed by Start/Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Sound.

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Where I live, most PC components are dodgy Chinese copies of the real makes (my boss was proud that his expensive DVD player was still working after 6 months), so I have asked my friend to send my PC as a cargo. I have asked him to take out at least a graphics card and put it in an anti-static bag for transport. I'm also wondering about the processor (and hard drive) but I doubt he can get hold of Arctic Silver for me in such a short notice...

As in this country Blu-ray disk simply means more DVD-quality films rammed into the same disk, I gave my Blue-ray RW to my son when I emigrated, meaning that I don't have an optical drive... All I want is a decent quality DVD RW that burns bog standard DVDs, a isn't too sensitive about bad quality disks. My problem is that I am running XP media version but I am hoping my friend also finds my copy of Win7, which I am fairly sure is the 64-bit version...

So I need a DVD RW drive that supports preferably Win XP and Win 7, 32 and 64 bits just in case, and comes with basic burning software. Back in the old days I used to like Nero but I have read several warnings that it doesn't work with Win 7, or at least with 64 bit version. So what other burning software is idiot proof? All I need is basic burning without too many coasters.

In the past I have received cut-down software also with OEM drives, like Power DVD, which has been my firm favourite ever since, namely because of it's support of many formats and robus... Read more

Answer:Urgently need info for a new DVD RW!

TBH I dont think it matters. almost any drive will work. Windows has built in burning software for burning. Media player will burn audio and explorer will burn data. not sure about video. i have never had problems with lite-on or pioneer.

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I have just installed Windows 7 Home Premium on my laptop. I am a business user and I need to know how to import messages and folders from Windows Live Mail to Outlook 2010 beta??

Any help would be appreicated


Answer:Help Needed Urgently

You will need the Outlook Connector program to do this.. read about it -=> Here

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HI every one.......i cannot open orkut from my's displaying "orkut has been banned administrator does not write this code guess who did".
this is the msg i'm getting. can anyone help me out how can i solve this problem...
thnx in advance...

Answer:Needed Your Help Urgently......

Hello and welcome to TSF

Can you please post a screen shot of this?

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i have reformatted my xp sp2,twice but still the problem of services .exe,init.exe,WIN32 encountered a problem needs to close,i am really fed up with this as soon as i log in it shows this n my system becames damn slow.
Any one who can help please do reply me plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Answer:Help needed urgently

If you open Task Manager, Processes tab, sort by CPU usage, does it show anything taking up the CPU (like svchost.exe)? Try installing SP3 if possible just for grins. You could also try booting into safe mode and running chkdsk to see if your HD has issues.

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