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After releasing several contemporary and ultra-stylised speaker kits, Altec Lansing has toned things down for the Octane 7, which although more subtly designed, still manage to break the mould of bog-standard PC speaker design. Stylish but understated—that's the name of the game with the Octane 7. A common problem with super-sleek speaker sets is their poor handling, as in the interest of style, the controls are often hidden away in difficult-to-reach nooks and crannies. This can actually make the speakers less-than-practical to use on a day-to-day basis, even if they do look great on your desk. Altec Lansing, however, hasn't fallen into this trap with the Octane 7 (VS4621). By the brand's recent standards, the basic design is relatively modest, yet this speaker kit still manages to look slightly more original than most regular PC speakers. The standard block-like satellite speaker design has been ditched for a kind of rounded pyramid, housing a vertically positioned boomer to project sound onto the surface the speakers are standing on, just like the Expressionist BASS. As a result, the satellites hardly take up any room at all and they're sure to fit onto the messiest of desks. The connections and controls are all good.
The $80 Altec Lansing Octane 7 2.1 speaker system is powered by seven custom audio drivers that might make for decent-quality sound if not for the strange decision to make the midrange driver fire downward into the ground. The company claims that this unique design is meant to reflect sound from a hard surface below, but we're disappointed by the resulting imbalance between the mids and the contrasting lows/highs. Furthermore, these speakers require constant bass and treble adjustment and the end result isn't nearly as gratifying as the similarly priced Altec Lansing Expressionist Plus FX3021, a similarly priced three-piece 2.1 system that offer a more balanced, richer sound. The Octane 7 isn't as stylish as the other speaker systems offered by Altec Lansing. The two satellite speakers are reminiscent of the conical ATP3 and don't give off the "modernist" vibe compared to the Expressionist series. The right satellite houses three knobs that control volume, treble, and bass, and you also get an auxiliary port to connect external devices like an iPod. Unfortunately, the set is missing a headphone port--an unacceptable omission for an $80 speaker set.
|Altec Lansing VS4621 Octane 7, 2.1 Computer Speaker||$65||See it|
|Altec Lansing VS4621 Octane 7, 2.1 Computer Speaker||$69.99||See it|