Altec Lansing ADA885



Lifting the humongous subwoofer from the packaging was a task in itself, but after getting it free, it's pretty easy to handle. If you havn't noticed already, this subwoofer is huge! On the back of it, you'll see a lot of connectors including the digital input, and an interesting diagnostic button.

Wow, 360w, that's some serious power draw! The subwoofer, which also houses the amp, has its own dedicated fuse. That obviously tells you, that this thing is a power hungry monster. If you look closely at the power cord, near the subwoofer, you'll spot the spare fuse Altec Lansing included for you. Good idea Altec!

The satellites are pretty large too. The right satellite has the LCD on it, which shows the mode you're in, and displays volume, bass & trebel level, etc. It's also backlit, a nice touch if you have the lights off. The small black thing on the right satellite is the IR reciever for the remote control. The left satellite is just a mirror image of the right. On the left side of the left satellite, there is a headphone jack if you wish to use them, but why would you?

Taking the speaker grille off my left front satellite revealed the 3" speaker & 1" tweeter.  Looks nice in there, and should be good for providing awesome midrange performance, along with ear piercing highs.

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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

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