Altec Lansing ADA 880 Computer Speakers

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  • Aged bulky styling, but packs quite the punch when playing digitally.

    Jun 6, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Deep and responsive bass, simple to set up and use, sounds great even loud.
    Cons: Bulky and aged look, remote control no longer works, wires are a thick eyesore.

    Summary: General Background Information: I purchased the Altec Lansing ADA 880 for $20 at a garage sale and it is certainly one of the best sale finds I have discovered in a long while. The ADA 880 is a 4.1 speaker surround sound system that can be adapted ... read more

  • Amazing Sound, Amazing Price

    Aug 27, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Speakers & Subwoofer, No Distortion, great looking, sound that rivals many high powered mini-systems.
    Cons: n/a

    Summary: These speakers blew me away the first time I heard them. They can easily fill a large area. I curren ... read more

  • How can so much power sound so clear!

    Oct 3, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: very clear, auto equalized, strong base you can feel POUND!
    Cons: wires not nearly long enough.

    Summary: Overview Altec Lansing is a name that's been around in audio for a long time. With a spotless history, anything with the Altec Lansing name on it is definitely worth a try. With these high expectations, and even higher hopes from my ... read more

  • Let the BOOM BOOM BOOM carry you away!

    Dec 22, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Superb Sound, Excellent Quality, Big BASS, Digital and Analog In
    Cons: Lack of a headphone jack

    Summary: Altec Lansing’s ADA880 speaker set has been out a while now, so why bother even looking at them? Don’t they have, newer, sleeker models to choose from? Yes, however, this dynamo of a speaker set is a must have for the Computer Owner who has is all - ... read more

  • the speakers

    Jul 25, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good qualtiy
    Cons: Just the price

    Summary: Do you want crisp, clear, rich, vibrant DIGITAL audio from your PC? These supply it!!! You'll get the best in desktop multimedia speakers with the all new, Altec Lansing ADA880. The ADA880 combines 80 watts of pure power, sophisticated electronic ... read more

  • ADA-880R

    Jul 9, 2001 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Excellent Sound Quality. Many different sound sources. Surround Sound.
    Cons: Too much bass clouds the sound. A little expensive.

    Summary: These are wonderful speakers. They have 5 different sound modes that use different kinds of sound: Stereo uses Analog front and Digital only front speakers are activated, Stereo 2X uses Analog Front and Back and Digital all speakers, Prologic uses Front ... read more

  • GREAT Comp Speakers for ANYTHING

    Jul 8, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy Installation, Dolby Digital, 5-piece system, Remote, Too many to say...
    Cons: none

    Summary: The Speakers I have had the pleasure of using these Altec Lansing Speakers for my Dell system setup for about 2 years now. If you don't know yet, these speakers pack an 80-watt punch, have 2 mains, 2 satellites and an EIGHT inch ... read more

  • Sounds Like A Sonic Boom In My Room!

    May 10, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great High's, Mid's, Low's. Exceptional detail, crisp bass..great for gaming,mp3's, or cd audio..
    Cons: When bass is off it can get distorted..

    Summary: I bought these speakers sometime in january because I was sick of my old computer speakers ( a altec lansing 2 piece + sub ), I needed more bass, clearer high's, mid's, and low's..just speakers that could handle more..These have been great to me ... read more

  • More BOOM for your BUCK

    Jan 30, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Woofer is incredible!
    Cons: Sound is average. Could be better. Make sure you have a good sound card.

    Summary: After reading all the reviews by other customers and seeing how they were impressed with the subwoofer I couldn't pass this up. 8" sub 40 watt amp in a box nearly as big a small TV. It's rare that you will find this (along with four 10 watt satellite ... read more

  • If you like noise violations, get these-THX Certified baby!!

    Dec 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Clear sound, booming bass
    Cons: None

    Summary: I recently bought a Dell system and chose the best option on speakers I could get. Through the magic of Dell's shipping methods, i received my THX Certified Altec Lansing ADA885 speakers with Dolby Digital capabilities before my computer. Anyway, once ... read more

  • They're nice, but not that nice

    Dec 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: big, fat subwoofer
    Cons: satellites don't do jack

    Summary: I bought a Dell system in July of 1999. These speakers (Altec Lansing ADA880) were the best they had. I play games a lot (notably Counter-strike), and I thought that having nice, expensive speakers would enhance my playing experience. It has ... read more

  • Decent speakers, could be better for the price

    Nov 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice sounding mains, subwoofer
    Cons: Expensive, rear speakers

    Summary: I received these speakers back in April with my Dell computer system. Included is 2 mains, 2 satellites, and a ported subwoofer. I opted to purchase the more expensive speakers because I figured I would be doing a lot of gaming and watching DVDs. They ... read more

  • Good sound, No headphone jack

    Nov 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Bass is deep
    Cons: Rear surround's can sound tinny, no ear phone jack

    Summary: I got these with my Dell computer about a year ago. The sub woofer is 40watts, and delivers a good thumping sound, though be it on the large side. The tweeters are 10watts apiece, and do have a surround capability. Overall the sound it ... read more

  • Rocking speakers for a decent price

    Nov 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good sound quality, loud music
    Cons: Fairly high price

    Summary: I recently purchased Soundblaster live value card and decided that I should get new speakers also. I was thinking about these speakers or Cambridge soundworks ones. I found a deal at Overstock.com for these speakers for $160 refurbished, so I purchased ... read more

  • Good sound, cheap!

    Aug 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very cheap on eBay, dolby digital, large, powerful subwoofer, good enough sound.
    Cons: Not nearly as good as much expensive systems.

    Summary: These are the speakers that got me addicted to audio! I bought these to attach to a DVD player, and hopefully enjoy some movies in dolby digital surround. With the surrounds turned up and the center channel turned slightly down, these speakers provide a ... read more

  • Remote? How Cool Is That...

    Aug 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Remote, style, 5.1 Digital
    Cons: Off color, expensive

    Summary: My opinion of this product is probably going to be “booed” off the site, but please give me a chance. I bought these speakers from my work for a measly $110. Perhaps it was the purchase price, or maybe it was my underestimating of computer ... read more

  • Blowing out the Windows

    Aug 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: remote, 4 speakers, surround sound option, sub woofer
    Cons: Needs good sound card to be effective

    Summary: The Altec ADA 880R has to be one of the best speaker sets on the market. This is only if you use them to their upmost capabilities. They require a high quality sound card to get the most out of them, and this is normally something that normal everyday ... read more

  • not the ADA880--these are better

    Jul 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: great sound
    Cons: pricey

    Summary: I have recently bought a new Dell Dimension and opted to upgrade the speakers to the ADA885 without reading epinions first.... I'm glad. The ADA885 are basically like an enhanced version of the ADA880. One of my friends has the ADA880 and I ... read more

  • Without High-End Sound Card Don't Bother

    Jan 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: BASS!!!! and Power!!!!
    Cons: PRICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Summary: I have read the other previous reviews on these speakers and just want to add my 2 cents worth. First off the Good: The speakers sound quality is extremely good, If and only if your using a very high-end Sound Card. The ... read more

  • Dolby Digtital? I think not

    Jan 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Subwoofer is nice, Good Interface and Documentation
    Cons: Horrible Sound, Price isn't worth it

    Summary: What is dolby digital? Dolby digital is a 5.1 speaker set up, which means 4 surrond speakers, a central mixer speaker, and a subwoofer. So why does this speaker system say Dolby Digital Compatible, yet is only 4.1, 4 speakers and a sub? Altec Lansing ... read more

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