Review: Altec Lansing FX6021 Powered Audio System


This review was originally published in the iLounge Holiday Buyers’ Guide 2005-2006. Please download the Buyers’ Guide for additional photographs.

Though it’s way more sophisticated than your average iPod speaker system, the FX6021 is just right for today’s Macintosh computers – particularly ones equipped with Apple Cinema Displays, but also the leaning LCD screens of iMacs. Each of the system’s two adjustable satellites contains six separate drivers, properly tuned to provide appropriate crossover and smooth, low-distortion high-and mid-range audio. The substantial subwoofer creates booming low-end – enough for DVD watching or serious music enjoyment. User volume, bass, and treble controls are found on the separate digital control box, and a remote gives you infrared access from a distance. It’s hard to underscore just how much we love this system, beyond to say that we use it ourselves, and can’t think of any reason we’d want to replace it.

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Our Rating

Highly Recommended

Company and Price

Company: Altec Lansing


Model: FX6021

Price: $249.95

Compatible: iPod 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G/color/photo, mini, 5G, nano, shuffle

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Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.