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Altec Lansing 2.1 Speaker System, BX1221 - Black

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The Altec Lansing 2.1 Speaker System features a great bass to give an optimum quality sound. Its superior stereo works great for gaming, music and other audio activities dealt with computers. This 2.1 speaker system comes in a smooth black finish for an appealing look. The 3 piece computer speaker system includes two speakers and a subwoofer. Its subwoofer brings in sound realism while youre playing high end games or recording stereo sounds. Install this black 2.1 speaker to your computer and experience new sound realism.
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Questions & Answers for Altec Altec Lansing 2.1 Speaker System, BX1221 - Black

Question

How are these powered? Are these USB powered or 120V?

asked 4 years, 5 months ago
By
AHobart
on Altec Lansing 2.1 Speaker System, BX1221 - Black
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
120V
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
0dcb997e0ca54903f3bafc165
answer 2
Don't know the voltage, but they are powered via AC adapter.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
ModernRockMan
 - Ohio
answer 3
These is a 120V system and plugs into a standard U.S. electrical outlet. The system needs that power to enable the sub-woofer to perform at an adequate level.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
ValueAficionado
 - Memphis, TN
answer 4
120v
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
meem0
 - Georgia
answer 5
They use a regular plug in to the wall.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
HueyJack10
 - Downing, MO
answer 6
120V AC adopter to 9 V AC supplied by ALTECH (in the box)
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
dvrkkrishna
answer 7
120v, but might as well be battery-powered for the amount of sound you get. >.<
answered 4 years ago
By
p4u1i0
answer 8
There is an external power supply that plugs into the wall.
answered 4 years ago
By
ZCT808
 - Conroe, TX
answer 9
120 v
answered 4 years ago
By
ScottFclef
 - Sevierville, TN
answer 10
These speakers are powered with a regular 120v plug - not USB.
answered 4 years ago
By
haggisami
 - Virginia
answer 11
No USB. Powered by 120V transformer.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
mgbmike
 - CT
Question

is there a headphone connection?

asked 4 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Altec Lansing 2.1 Speaker System, BX1221 - Black
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
NO HEADPHONE CONNECTION
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
imnotverycreative
 - Salt Lake City, UT
answer 2
No Headphone connection but the speaker jack will fit mp3 players iphones and such.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
meem0
 - Georgia
answer 3
no headphone jack
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
snakeeyes517
 - Lithia Springs, Ga
answer 4
No.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Biz505
answer 5
Unfortunately, there is NOT a headphone connection directly on the speaker system. Although, you can plug your headset in at the same time as your speakers. There are options.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
GriaTrinity
answer 6
Yes it does.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
BartnerBuysStuff
answer 7
The is a cable that plugs into the headphone jack of your computer, but not a separate connection just for a headphone.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Flyalot
 - Wilmington NC
answer 8
Nope.
answered 4 years ago
By
p4u1i0
answer 9
No.

Of course you could just unplug them and plug the headphones right into the sound source.
answered 4 years ago
By
ZCT808
 - Conroe, TX
answer 10
No headphone connection.
answered 4 years ago
By
ScottFclef
 - Sevierville, TN
answer 11
These particular Altec speakers do not have a headphone connection. They have a volume control on top of one speaker and a power switch in the back. I have another set of Altec speakers which cost about $50 from Walmart (sorry, can't remember the model #) and they have a headphone connection on front of one speaker. These speakers are also excellent value!
answered 4 years ago
By
haggisami
 - Virginia
Question

Can these speakers be used for a laptop?

if not which can i use? i own the hp mini
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Izzyundead
on Altec Lansing 2.1 Speaker System, BX1221 - Black
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Headphone out jack (green) on your laptop? If so, then yes.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
JimMNH
answer 2
yes you can use it for your laptop
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
gitec01
answer 3
Yes. They just plug into the headphones jack. Really simple, just make sure you are near an outlet or have an extension cord and your fine.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
Tina813
answer 4
yes plugs right in... but cord is too short to put the laptop in your lap without falling all over the place and the speakers are very very lousy quality
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
zadoc777
 - Hanover,Pa
answer 5
most definitely as the sub woofer connects to the left mini speaker and only one jack connects to the Desktop or laptop.
answered 3 years ago
By
kenchu
 - houston
answer 6
Yes, as long as you have a standard 1/8" stereo speaker/headphone jack.
answered 3 years ago
By
KilroyIsStillHere
 - Spring Hill, FL
answer 7
Yes Sure, you can use these.
answered 3 years ago
By
surehkp
 - somerville
answer 8
yes. just plug into the headphone socket
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
PAVBDR
 - Florida
answer 9
Yes, I have these and I use them with my laptop!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
Yona77
 - Orlando, FL
answer 10
no.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
nickspick
 - Troutdale, Oregon
answer 11
Yes they surely can. Mine sound great with the speakers
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
JuneBug63
 - San Marcos, Tx
Question

Bass control

does this have separate bass control? if not, how is the bass sound. good or bad?

thank you
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
By
rigs66
on Altec Lansing 2.1 Speaker System, BX1221 - Black
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
No separate bass control but the sound is good and fairly well balanced when placed on the floor with the speakers on the desk.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
JimMNH
answer 2
no separate bass control. the bass sound is kind of quiet. also, frequencies lower than 50 hz don't sound as good
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Bkc1014
answer 3
No, just volume but you cannot turn the volume more than halfway up as it distort so bad you cannot even distinguish sounds or speech.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
zadoc777
 - Hanover,Pa
answer 4
The bass is hardly there at all. It's very disappointing.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Albuquerque, NM
answer 5
for the price no bass control is not expected but the bass is good for everyday use.
answered 3 years ago
By
kenchu
 - houston
answer 6
Bass is adequate. You won't rattle the windows or even buzz the junk on your desk, but you will hear distinct bass. If you want bigger bass, get bigger speakers.
answered 3 years ago
By
KilroyIsStillHere
 - Spring Hill, FL
answer 7
no control, but the base is good. i dowloaded an audio controller that can control the base. it sounds good.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
PAVBDR
 - Florida
answer 8
No the bass sounds nice I use them at work.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
Mjbfan79
 - Chicago, IL
answer 9
No, but the bass sound is nice for these speakers
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
JuneBug63
 - San Marcos, Tx
answer 10
no
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
JeorgeW
 - Bodum MN
answer 11
No it doesn't. Its okay on somethings. Wish I could kick it up and down at times. Remember, this is the baseline model.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
JustinHyp
Question

TV hookup

Can I hook these speakers up to my TV?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
By
Yona77
 - Orlando, FL
on Altec Lansing 2.1 Speaker System, BX1221 - Black
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
you can hook just about any pc speakers as long as the tv has component audio out, and then getting audio component male to 3.5mm female to plug in speakers.

example of what u need, there's also an adapter to plug in 5.1 pc speakers to tv but cant find it

http://www.cablestogo.com/product.asp?cat_id=2009&sku=40424

I personally buy ones with a longer cord..
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Jeffarama
answer 2
if u have the right hook-up or make your own lik i did
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
buenodias23
answer 3
The only way is if your TV has a headphone jack/similar output. I don't think these speakers will be loud enough for a TV unless viewed close enough to enjoy the sound.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
compcrazy
answer 4
If you have a headphone out jack (green jack) then yes. Tried it myself and they are pretty good. Though they will be somewhat dependent on the volume level on your TV if you use a headphone jack.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
JimMNH
answer 5
definitely
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Bkc1014
answer 6
Yes, Yes, Yes...You may need to get an adapter for the green plug to convert to red and white. Go to Radio Shack for about $6, they will help you. You need a larger set if your TV is in a large room. Mine is great in my bedroom. If you need one for a large room, check out the Vizio Sound Bar at Walmart.com. Love mine with my 42" Flat Screen. Great sound for under $100.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
talredhead55
 - St. George, Utah
answer 7
yes, as long as you have a headphone jack on your television.
answered 3 years ago
By
MC1590
 - michigan
answer 8
No, they are only for computer use.
answered 3 years ago
By
KilroyIsStillHere
 - Spring Hill, FL
answer 9
If your tv has a headphone jack, if not you could get a RCA to headphone adapter.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
Wilsonnp
 - 77511
answer 10
yes, hook it up to the headphone jack on your t.v.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
BlythevilleGuy
 - Blytheville, Ark.
answer 11
If your television has a headphone jack or audio jack capable of a 2.5 mm audio jack, yes. However, you may or may not be able to control the volume with your TV's remote.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
jfs87
 - West Frankfort, IL
Question

Do these speakers work with a HP comp?

asked 2 years, 10 months ago
By
Rrmom48
on Altec Lansing 2.1 Speaker System, BX1221 - Black
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. They work with any computer that has a sound card jack.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Psyberwolf
 - Union Grove, WI
answer 2
if the computer has the standard 3.5mm headphone jack, then yes
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
JuStIn1990
 - Clear Lake, IA
answer 3
Yes. I currently use them with an HP 19" laptop with windows 7. The speakers use a standard audio jack and should work with any device that you can plug headphones into.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
shouldawenttotarget
 - Nashville, TN
answer 4
yes
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Mag64
answer 5
Yes
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
ndrim1
 - Columbia, SC
answer 6
yes they do thts wat iv been using and they seem to work pretty well.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
buenodias23
answer 7
yes! I have a hp comp, windows 7 and it works fine :)
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
kibax30
 - Northridge, CA
answer 8
working for me. but im on a hp laptop.. noticed the plug was not touching inside my outlet when i first tried to turn them on and they did not work.. but works great
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Nerv
answer 9
Should work with any computer that has an open headphone jack (green color on most PCs).
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
JimMNH
answer 10
they should.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Bkc1014
answer 11
yes.. you can use it
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
gitec01
Question

Do these speakers have a switch to cut them off?

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Saegertz
on Altec Lansing 2.1 Speaker System, BX1221 - Black
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes. on the back of the speaker that has the volume control. when the knob is clicked, the red light goes off.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
trippychick63
 - corsicana, tx
answer 2
There is an On - Off switch on the back of one of the speakers which also turns the little subwoofer On or Off as well.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Shadowlady68
 - Chicago, IL
answer 3
Yes they do. It is located in the back of the right speaker and is a twist nob. left is ON right is Off
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Aoshi
 - Hammonton, NJ
answer 4
Yes it has a switch in the back of one of the small speakers.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
smoother
 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
answer 5
yes. top front of one speaker
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Hogleg44
answer 6
yes its on the back of one of the satellite speakers also has a volume control on it. Though the subwoofer does not have a separate control it still sounds good at any volume.
answered 2 years ago
By
Grimuli
answer 7
Thre is an on/off switch behind one of the tweeter. Does that answer your question?
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Venkateshn
 - CA
answer 8
yes there is a power switch on the back of the one speaker
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
bigbrodog
 - Roaring Spring, PA
answer 9
No. Just volume control on top of the right satellite.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Psyberwolf
 - Union Grove, WI
answer 10
yes, there is a dial on the back of the powered speaker that turns them off
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
JuStIn1990
 - Clear Lake, IA
answer 11
yes. on the rear of one of the round speakers is a knob you turn for off and on. volume control is on top of same speaker.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
TheHedge
 - Kyle,Tx
Question

will they work on a dell

asked 3 years, 3 months ago
By
freeway22
on Altec Lansing 2.1 Speaker System, BX1221 - Black
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. They will work with any computer with a sound jack (either built in motherboard or sound card).
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Psyberwolf
 - Union Grove, WI
answer 2
if the dell has a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, then yes
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
JuStIn1990
 - Clear Lake, IA
answer 3
yes
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Mag64
answer 4
Yes, I have hooked them up to my Dell desk top and they work great!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Blue52
 - Hemet, California
answer 5
yes they work on any comp with a head phone out
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
buenodias23
answer 6
yes
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
kmalone32707
 - nashville, tennessee
answer 7
Dell laptop or Desktop will work just fine...No brainer on hookup!!
answered 3 years ago
By
kenchu
 - houston
answer 8
They'll work on any computer with a standard 1/8" stereo speaker/headphone jack.
answered 3 years ago
By
KilroyIsStillHere
 - Spring Hill, FL
answer 9
Yes. It just needs a headphone jack to plug into. Thats it. Most, if not all, computers have them nowadays.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
JustinHyp
answer 10
I have them connected to my Dell and they're just fine.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
KarynRH
 - Falls Church, VA
answer 11
i would think so, ive tried them on an emachines and an acer. worked great on both.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
DimeJaguar
 - tx
Question

how do these hook up to computer is it usb

asked 4 years, 7 months ago
By
rikicad
on Altec Lansing 2.1 Speaker System, BX1221 - Black
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
3.5 mm headphone jack. They come with an AC adapter.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
ModernRockMan
 - Ohio
answer 2
No, this system is not USB. It uses a standard mini-plug that plugs into a standard audio output.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
ValueAficionado
 - Memphis, TN
answer 3
no usb, it is connected to the computer output jack (green) on the back and ac power source
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
meem0
 - Georgia
answer 4
They hook up to a headphone jack. I think that it is like this because the speakers were mainly meant to be used for a laptop application.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
HueyJack10
 - Downing, MO
answer 5
No. It does not use a usb port. It is your basic headphone hook up.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
kalakoakat
answer 6
nope, the Altech speakers with out sub-woofer can be connected via USB with sub-woofer one need to hook up to green port.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
dvrkkrishna
answer 7
normal 1/8" stereo port
answered 4 years ago
By
p4u1i0
answer 8
Plug into the headphone out socket on your sound card or on the front or back of your computer. No USB needed, which saves you wasting a USB port.
answered 4 years ago
By
ZCT808
 - Conroe, TX
answer 9
1/8" plug
answered 4 years ago
By
ScottFclef
 - Sevierville, TN
answer 10
No, a regular 120 v plug is the power source via a transformer. Not USB.
answered 4 years ago
By
haggisami
 - Virginia
answer 11
No USB. It has the old green plug.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
riversview
 - Daytona
Question

can i hook up a red,yellow,and white hook ups to it from like a dvd player or game system

asked 4 years, 4 months ago
By
tgreenj31
on Altec Lansing 2.1 Speaker System, BX1221 - Black
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, it only has a 3.5 size input. You will basically only be using these with a source featuring a headphone jack, which is fine because they are very low volume anyway and are just basic MP3 or computer speakers, not a home theater solution.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
11bJavelinGunnery
answer 2
No, there are no plugs for those types of wire on this system.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
ValueAficionado
 - Memphis, TN
answer 3
no
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
meem0
 - Georgia
answer 4
No. It hooks up to the head phone connection of your computer, tv, etc.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
kalakoakat
answer 5
there is only one hookup and it is a single
wire for the headphone connection on a pc.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Flyalot
 - Wilmington NC
answer 6
nope, only the green one if you are connecting to laptop / desktop
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
dvrkkrishna
answer 7
nope.
answered 4 years ago
By
p4u1i0
answer 8
No. Headphone style plug only.
answered 4 years ago
By
ZCT808
 - Conroe, TX
answer 9
No, it only has a male 1/8 jack from the bass speaker to the right satellite speaker and the same from there to the computer/mp3 player/etc
answered 4 years ago
By
ScottFclef
 - Sevierville, TN
answer 10
Here's the link to Altec's website for these speakers. Maybe the specifications can help or you can email Altec directly. The only connections that come with these speakers are the one Green connector that plugs into the back of the computer. I'm clueless beyond that but maybe there's a way to make it work for you. Altec may have something specific for gaming systems. Send them an email - here's the link: http://www.alteclansing.com/bxr1221-pc-computer-speakers.html
answered 4 years ago
By
haggisami
 - Virginia
answer 11
It only has a standard 3.5mm jack to connect to the back of a computer or mp3 player and does not have the red, yellow, and white RCA inputs.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
BlueDuplo
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