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Need control pod for Altec Lansing FX4021 speaker system

Q: Need control pod for Altec Lansing FX4021 speaker system

Hello there,
You can't buy these any more, and there's nothing on ebay.
Anyone have any ideas or one to sell. please let me know!
-Lisa renee
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A:Speaker system question-Altec Lansing ADA995

What you need is an external switching box that will switch the speakers between your PC's sound output jacks and the cable box's jacks. I don't know if a switching box like that is made.

If it was just simple two channel stereo, there are switch boxes for that (Radio Shack has or used to have a box for that).
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A:Altec Lansing Speaker Buzz (2 Speakers, 1 Subwoofer)

i've had a similar issue with my altecs, from my (admittedly crude) tests, it seems to be an issue caused by poorly shielded wiring in the speakers. however i have heard a very slight buzzing when i use my pair of headphones that uses alot of power. i got my set around the same time as you so maybe there was a bad batch.
you said your laptop wi-fi is turned off, is your wi-fi router is still on? or do you happen to have a cell phone or a cordless phone within 10-15 feet? lastly are they plugged directly in to the wall socket? i found that when i switched to a good quality UPS the hum in my set went down significantly.

in my set the problem didnt start until after my system had been surged during a storm (no damage, not even to my surge protector, but it did cause a restart). so maybe its damage...
hope this helps a bit,
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A:Where can I buy a remote for my ALTEC LANSING ADA885 system?

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Take a look HERE and see if that helps.

If not, maybe you should contact Altec Lansing.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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Hello Sikm,

Thank you for notifying us of your problem.

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A:No sound in left speaker using Altec 2.1 system in Windows 7

You need to change the sound settings. Open control panel. Make sure the view is set to small icons. click Sound. Right click your sound card and select Configure speakers. You should select one of the boxes under Full Range Speakers. If it doesn't work after the speakers are properly configured, then double click your sound card and you be able to change more options from there. You might also have an icon for you sounds card in control panel that options can be changed through. The main thing to look for is a 2.1 option.

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A:Audigy 2 + Altec Lansing 251 5.1

There is nothing wrong with your speakers. I have had the same problem with mine before. I very seriously doubt that there is anything wrong with the speakers. The issue usually lies in the sound card or drivers.

Make sure you have the most up to date sound drivers available for your sound card. The Audigy 2 is known for having some compatibility issues which *may* be the problem but I am not sure.

You could downloading updated drivers, removing the current ones, then installing the updated drivers.

Battlefield 1942 also has some sound problems in my opinion, because I've not only had problems once or twice with popping and cracking in all programs but once I had an issue with just Battlefield 1942. I tried lowering sound detail but that didn't work.

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So is it able to turn on at all? Or does it not do anything when you press the button?
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A:Altec Lansing ADA 880 installation

Connect both the analog in and the SPDIF, if possible. I don't know if the Santa Cruz supports digital, but it probably does, so just connect up both and enable digital output in your soundcard utilities.
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A:altec lansing ada885

I had the exact same problem as well. When I removed the sub-woofer PCB (inside the speaker cab) it was fried. The toroid coils were cooked and other components were burned off the board. For me I would like to try and get another PCB and try to fix it, but really, it's time to get another sub-woofer, or another system.
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A:Altec Lansing Speakers Win 7

You should have an AVRack icon in the taskbar.
When I mouse over it,it says sound effect.
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Make sure the connection is set properly ans speakers
is set to the speaker setup you have.
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A:Altec Lansing 5100

Looks like a sweet set of speakers!!

I took a look at the 5100 manual and it says this about hissing:

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A:Altec Lansing ACS621 Resistors

add online calculator

hum; likely a LOW PASS filter
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you should also see a capacitor connected to the resister -- what's it
say on the side of it?

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A:Altec Lansing ADA880 subwoofers

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I Think that Happend cuz the power Came So Strong at first then normal,,
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why wud u want to modify them? haha jk. are you talking about the subwoofer casing?
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Do you have a microphone which is switched on placed near to the speakers? Have you tried reinstalling the drivers?
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From Tom's Hardware massive speaker roundup:

As for the bigger, more expensive systems, three of them stand out: the MegaWorks 510D, the 641 and the Z-560. If money isn't an issue, then you can go for the 510D with your eyes closed, though the other two will still give you pleasure. Of these three giants, the best quality/price ratio is the Z-560. For design and sweet sound, the winner is the Altec Lansing 641.Click to expand...

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A:ALTEC Lansing Speakers not working

this maybe a stupid response, but did you find the power button on the back of the satelite speaker, it should be the one on the right, hidden down low on the back.
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A:Altec Lansing FX6021 Subwoofer Problem

Voice coils go bad - it's a fact of life. Keep monitoring the situation.
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Howdy! Welcome to TechSpot

Potrzebie said:

I talked to Altec Lansing's tech support and it was like banging my head against the wall. They seem to think that throwing the whole system away and buying a new set because a 10 cent part is blown is the best option. Any help anyone can give me would be much appreciated.Click to expand...

Being they are so widely available and cheap it may be best....
I too wish things were more standardized so we could effect repairs but
the general world industry will not give up the economical soundness of
the new "disposable replacment". To them that sound system represents about
.10 worth the cost and 90% profit. What would do you think motivate them?
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Welcome to 3dspotlight forums...

I own the sound card that your speaking of. Unfortunately the Vortex cards ceased to be manufactured a while ago when Aureal went under. You could probably pick up one second hand. Now I use a Hercules Fortissimo2 soundcard which is newer and maybe mostly because of that has a clearer and better sound. Still supports 4 speakers (if thats all your after). The Altec lansing ADA 880 is a 5.1 (6 speaker setup) and the SQ(SuperQuad = 4 speaker output)2500 has a digital out but I never used it with a 6 speaker setup but I doubt it would be the most suitable card for your speaker system. As I said before, Aureal are no more so you would probably find it hard to get this card if you really wanted it.
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Resister codes

b - black = 1
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I have an MSI 785GTM-E45 Mother Board. I have no sound coming from the speakers. Tried new speakers and still no sound. If I click on the speaker Icon on the bottom right it shows the speaker graph going up and down as sound is being produced. I tried the head phones and nothing coming from them either. I tried playing a CD and nothing from there either. I first noticed it when I was trying to play something from YOUTUBE and thought it might just be the site but then I tried off line as well. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium. This is the first day that I have noticed it. Thanks for any help. I have checked all the settings I can think of but probably have missed something somewhere.

A:No sound from speakers but showing sound graph on speaker control

Go to the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound and finally the Sound Panel. In the Playback section, set your "Speakers" as the Default Playback device (if it's not now set). Then see if you have speaker and/or headphone sound.
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Looking for under $100. Has to have excellent bass. Will be used mostly for music/movies.

A:Speaker System

My preference is the Yamaha brand of speakers. I have a 2.1 system that I purchased quite a while ago

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Welcome to Techspot
It will help to know more about your PC: systems pecs...

Could you be a little bit more specific about the "bleeping" , how many beeps etc. ?

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P.S.: plz put this in the right topic if this is not it.

A:5.1 Speaker System

if its not possible off the shelf is it possible to do it ourselves?
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A:Speaker System

have you thought about a pair of over ear headphones?
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Logitech Z640 5.1

Altec Lansing 251 5.1

Creative Inspire T5400 5.1

Also on a strict budget for this upgrade, lower the better, but dont wanna sacrifice any sound if possible (for under $100)
Would prefer the Altec or Logitech cause they are about $20-30 cheaper, but willing to spend the extra for creative if its worth it.


A:What 5.1 speaker system is best???

i dunno what your price range is but get the klipsch ultra 5.1 - the sound is amazing...down side is that they dont last long - gotta enjoy em while you can (ima already on my third pair!!!).

edit - just read your last bid about yo budget and all i can say is that my roomie has altec lansing speakers and theyre pretty good for the money (not the ones you want but i figure the quality must be the same). i dont like creative but thats just cuz they only recently started making speakers and arent as far into speaker production as the other two.
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I have a two year old 5.1 Creative p5800 speaker system.
I it linked up via an audo mixer which feeds from my laptop, TV, and radio.
(This has been the case for over a year now)
I was just watching the move with a video through the TV, and suddenly all the sound stoped.

I still have audio from the mixer,
and when I plug hedphones into the jack on teh creative speaker syetem volume remote I still get sound.

What could posibly be wrong? Is there a way I could fix it?
Any help would be very much appreciated.

A:No sound from 5.1 Speaker system

Ok, I have managed to fix my system.
I opened up the subwoffer, filldled with the fuse on the curcit board, blowed dussd, wiggled the paneel (this was in despear ofcourse) and put it back together. It now works! ..I thought it was a bit odd, becuase there was no noise at all.

I did have the voloume up quite a lot when it happened.
Im gald it has fixed, but just wondered if anyone could shed some light on what actually happened? So I know for future!!
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keep squashing it. it does this on and off even if im watching a movie
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Any other way other than reinstalling windows?

A:System Speaker Driver

reinstall the drivers for just that
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A:System speaker not detected

was vista installed on the computer before?

sounds like a driver problem. make sure the drivers installed properly. Also check the Device manager to see if your computers detecting the speakers.

try going to your computers manufacturers site and download the correct drivers for your computer.
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A:Is speaker system too watts?

The speakers have their own power supply and have absolutely nothing to do with your PC. Look at the photo and you will see a power cord coming from the subwoofer. That powers the entire speaker system. Buy them and enjoy.