Altec Lansing ADA885

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The rear satellites are pretty much the same as the two front ones, minus the larger bases and the Altec Lansing logo's. These speakers have very long cables too, which is one of the most complained about things from users, about speaker manufacturers.  They're at least 10 feet long, if not longer.

The included remote is a nice feature too, especially if you're going to be using this speaker system with a HTPC or something similar. It works very well at the desk, or across the room.

Just to get an idea of how big the subwoofer really is, it barely fits under my desk with my garbage can next to it. I always use my subwoofers as foot rests, and this one works very well for that, with the nice large top... just if you wanted to know ;).

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02-06-2006, 21:26:59

Read the review here guys

Leave some constructive critisizm while you're at it.*

*If you ***** at me, I'll castrate you.



02-06-2006, 21:40:25

* *****s at nick*

Bring it on

Lol, good job m8Quote

02-06-2006, 22:25:00

Glad to see you found yourself an awesome set of speakers at a great price! Altec used to make some quality products back in the day, they seem to have taken a massive plunge in the last 3 years though...

Enjoy em!Quote

03-06-2006, 02:52:29

Nice review Nick.

Is it just me, or does the speaker with the volume controls on it look like a set of scales?Quote

03-06-2006, 04:50:13

Nice review Nick and well presented. Admittedly, the speakers probably won't be everyone's cup of tea, but they appear to give be of reasonable quality for their priceQuote

03-06-2006, 06:48:43

Those speakers are some of the ugliest speakers I have ever seen. Altec are good but DAMN those are FUGLYQuote

03-06-2006, 11:33:19

Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Those speakers are some of the ugliest speakers I have ever seen. Altec are good but DAMN those are FUGLY
Mate, they're models from 1999... (but new.)

What do you expect lol, I bet ppl thought they were the **** next to their new Dell Dimension XPS PIII 933 w/17" CRT back then...


03-06-2006, 11:38:43

heh, still like my Panasonic 5.1 system tho - 600w including a 220w sub

Glad you like em, and they cost a lot less than mine Quote

03-06-2006, 12:12:16

If you'd like to purchase them, you can do so at

The price fluctuates though, but regardless they're still an amazing deal.


03-06-2006, 12:18:43

Whoa, I'm a retard. I was on Directron's site linking you guys and I took a quick look @ the specs and noticed it said the 2x front satellites have 1" tweeters. Upon further inspection, I noticed they do! So, appropriate pictures & specs have been added to the review. Sorry for being a 'tard.


03-06-2006, 12:24:54

Yea those were my first ever 5.1 speaker system. Really nice and bloody powerful sound. Now I play with the bigshots , the Z680s from Logitech. :PQuote

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