SOURCE: Altec Lansing

Altec Lansing

June 23, 2009 08:00 ET

New Altec Lansing PC Speaker System Delivers Tremendous Punch in a Compact Package

New Expressionist PLUS Blends Design, Performance and Value

MILFORD, PA--(Marketwire - June 23, 2009) - Altec Lansing, a division of Plantronics Inc. and a market leader in digital audio, today announced the latest member of its acclaimed Expressionist™ PC speaker family, the Expressionist PLUS (FX3021). This boldly imagined, compact system brings large-as-life sound to any desktop for only $99.95 MSRP.

"The Expressionist PLUS (FX3021) subwoofer packs tremendous punch for its tiny size," says Don Milks, Altec Lansing's Senior Manager, Product Management for PC Audio. "By doing away with the enclosure and making the satellites angle-adjustable, we've made it easy for the listener to enjoy a remarkably deep, precise soundstage, no matter what distance or angle they listen from. We think this is the best performing $99 PC speaker on the market."

The new Expressionist PLUS is a 2.1 channel subwoofer-satellite system featuring a dramatic cone-shaped, bottom loaded subwoofer that at its base is about the size of a small Frisbee disc. This sleek, modern looking sub utilizes a 5.25-inch, long-throw driver for authoritative bass that extends down to 50 Hz, even when placed on a desktop. The bass output is conveniently controlled within fingertip reach, letting the user tailor the optimum balance between sub and satellites. The entire system is driven by an impressive 24 watts of power.

The dual 2-inch full range satellites of the Expressionist PLUS complete the system, and are remarkable achievements of design and simplicity. Their innovative form utilizes Altec Lansing's Audio Alignment™ craftsmanship that precisely aligns the drivers, enclosure and electronics for natural-sounding audio performance, the way the artist intended. The satellites can be aimed in any direction to focus the soundstage for the ideal listening position, distance and height. The end result is a deep and realistic stereo image that's exactly proportioned to the listening area.

The diminutive size of the Expressionist PLUS makes it a perfect accompaniment for desktop and laptop computers and other 3.5mm-connected entertainment such as an iPod®. Power and volume controls are conveniently located for easy access.

Altec Lansing's Expressionist PLUS FX3021 PC Speaker System will be available in June of 2009 at consumer electronics retailers and at

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, Audio Alignment, Expressionist, and inMotion are trademarks or registered trademarks of Plantronics, Inc. iPhone is a trademark of Apple, Inc. and iPod is a trademark of Apple, Inc. registered in the US and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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