SOURCE: Altec Lansing

November 18, 2008 08:00 ET

Altec Lansing Adds 'Expressionist Classic' Computer Speakers to Holiday Portfolio

New Audio System Unites Compact Size, Striking Design and Supersized Sound

MILFORD, PA--(Marketwire - November 18, 2008) - Altec Lansing, a division of Plantronics Inc. and a market leader in digital audio, today announced the new Expressionist Classic (FX2020), a distinctive, compact, 2.0 amplified computer audio system ideal for music, movies and games.

The Expressionist™ Classic is one of Altec Lansing's smallest computer audio systems, yet one of the most serious performers in its size and price category. Featuring custom, dual 3" drivers that deliver highly balanced treble and bass, the Expressionist Classic provides accurate, full-spectrum sound from within a profile the size of two soda cans.

"These compact computer speakers channel natural, rich stereo sound for the most common computer multi-media scenarios: videos, games, music, movies, webcasts and podcasts," said Don Milks, senior manager, product management PC Audio for Altec Lansing. "By design, the Expressionist Classic is a great fit for today's space -- offering exceptional performance in a package that is complementary to today's laptops, desktops, and multimedia systems."

To the eye, the Expressionist Classic audio system is uniquely retro, taking stylistic cues from Altec Lansing's 70-year legacy of professional audio technology. Industrial, cylindrical cabinets give a nod to classic speaker elements such as compression drivers and oversized bezels, while the smoke-grey acrylic square 'props' add a dramatic silhouette. The highly stylized look, when combined with the system's compact size, powerful sound and universal connectivity, make the Expressionist Classic an ideal sound solution for any computer location and setting.

Specifications

--  Two 3" full-range drivers [Intl: 75 mm]
--  Sound Pressure Level (SPL): 90 dB
--  Total Continuous Power: 15 Watts RMS
--  Each Speaker: 7.5 Watts per Channel @ 8ohms @ 10% THD @ 50 Hz - 19 kHz
--  System Response: 50 Hz - 19 kHz (-10 dB)
--  Signal to Noise Ratio @ 1 kHz input: > 85 dB
--  Dimensions: 5" (W) x 6-1/2" (D) x 5" (H) or 127 mm (W) x 159 mm (D) x
    127 mm (H)
    

Controls are conveniently located, and an AUX input jack provides easy connection to computers as well as most iPod or MP3 players.

Pricing and Availability

The Altec Lansing Expressionist Classic is currently available at select Apple and CE retailers and www.alteclansing.com. MSRP is $79.95.

For more information on the complete Fall 2008 personal audio collection from Altec Lansing, visit: www.alteclansing.com/fall2008.

About Altec Lansing

For more than 70 years Altec Lansing has been viewed among audiophiles as the world's most valuable and innovative audio brand and boasts a unique history of innovation that includes the introduction of first talkie film speakers, the first iPod docking station and the first "Works with iPhone" speaker system. Altec Lansing makes a wide range of audio systems for the home and office; a line of headphones for personal listening; and the popular line of inMotion speaker systems for portable digital players. Altec Lansing, a division of Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT), is headquartered in Milford, PA.

Altec Lansing and Expressionist Classic are trademarks of Altec Lansing, a division of Plantronics, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. More information can be found at www.alteclansing.com.

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