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Altec Lansing GT5051

Altec Lansing GT5051
alaScore 75

66 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analysed 5 expert reviews and 61 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 58/100 and users rate it 88/100. The average review date is 08-11-2005. We have compared these reviews to 102806 reviews from other Computer Speakers. The alaScore™ for this product is 75/100 = Good. Last update: 10-12-2018.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Altec Lansing GT5051 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Computer Speakers on

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This summary is based on the products: Altec Lansing GT5051 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker SystemAltec Lansing GT5051 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Nathaniel Wilkins (

Altec Lansing GT5051 review: Altec Lansing GT5051


Altec Lansing GT5051

Space-saving design.

Mediocre sound quality; no digital audio inputs; less than ergonomic hardware controls; expensive.

Altec Lansing's GT5051 delivers discrete 5.1-channel surround sound with just two satellites speakers, a center speaker, and a subwoofer, but you sacrifice performance for the sake of compact design.

Mar, 2005

Expert review by (overclockers online)

Lansing GT-5051Speakers

Mar, 2005

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Lansing GT5051 Speakers

Mar, 2005

Consumer review (



if u dont want 5 speakers to place with wires everywhere these are a nice alternative... just dont expect an amazing sound... but these are very good

The side firing tech is nice considering you get the simplicity of 3.1... sorta convincing... best to think of it as sound expanding then surround sound

The first 6 months I had these they were used off my realtek mobo 6.1 audio... the sound was quite muddy...i upgraded to an xfi card and was somewhat worried that the muddy sound would still be there but no. So these speakers do have potential... sound...

Feb, 2006

Consumer review (

ALTEC LANSING GT5051 80 Watts RMS 5.1 Speaker


Paired those speakers with a SB Audigy 2 ZS and I am very happy with them. Make sure you balance them right after the setup. I had to boost up the center speaker quit a bit afterward.

Very crisp and very clear sound ; Saves some room, and less cables running around

Maybe the sub is a little too discret ; I am not 100% sold out by the Side Firing Dipole Surround Technology, but the result is not too bad I guess, since the rear speakers are in front of you

Jan, 2006

Consumer review (

lack of bass


clean and clear sound ; compact ; high quality

too small of a subwoofer ; no remote ; side firing needs some improvement(yes they're placed right)

Dec, 2005

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Very Great and Fast Service from New Egg as usual.

Very Nice System. I have a triangle shape PC table in corner of my room and this system works like a charm., eflecting sound from walls as rear speakers. Sound quality is awesome with very High pitch

None really. Only not 100% replacement of 5.1 surround system but still good

Dec, 2005

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Great Speakers


I didn't even notice the headphone jack on one of the main speaker units for months owning it.

When my Creatives died (the wires that lead up to the volume control module died, bending them around a bit did help, but that didn't last, and ghetto stuff doesn't belong an a high end rig) I went on a search for speakers that didn't span my whole...

The front speaker is a bit big

Dec, 2005

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ALTEC LANSING GT5051 80 Watts RMS 5.1 Speaker


I have an Audigy2 ZS sound card and with a little tweaking they don't sound bad just not as good.I'm gonna try Cyber Acoustics next wish me luck. Newegg service always impressive

Because they come with 3 speakers instead of 5 they don't take up much room

They're not as good as my 5 year old Altec Lansing 2.1.I gave my old ones to my daughter...ouch.They're are certainly not as crisp as the old Altecs nor is the bass as deep

Dec, 2005

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I love IT


Look no other for a 5.1 speaker.

THE BEST, I relly mean the best speaker I have ever bought ; Clear sound ; simple design yet, its beautiful ; it matches with my monitor, work/office station

I bought it somewhere (I got a better deal, save some $$$....sorry

Dec, 2005

Product Specifications

The GT5051 is a genuine 5.1 surround sound system with a twist. The "rear" speakers sit on top of the "front" speakers, so there are no rear speaker wires to deal with. Altec Lansing's Side- Firing Surround technology enables vertical stacking because it provides the reflected surround sound that makes music or sound effects rich and immediate. The top speakers are situated at the optimal angle to deliver the clashes, the zooms, and all the sonic nuances - complete with sharp highs and clean midtones. Full-bodied sounds come from the bottom or "front" speakers. A center channel offers crystal-clear movie dialog, while a ported subwoofer completes the sound spectrum with low-frequency, full-throated bass you can feel. Whether you're a gamer, movie aficionado, or music lover, you'll appreciate the elegant simplicity and no-holds-barred sound quality of the Altec Lansing GT5051 speaker system.


Frequency range:40 - 20
RMS rated power:80
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):75


Manufacturer:Altec Lansing Technologies
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Altec Lansing


Audio output channels:5.1

Other features

Audio output channels:5.1
Subwoofer dimensions (WxHxD):317 x 234 x 188
Surround speaker dimensions (WxHxD):198 x 94 x 91

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Nominal Output Power (Total):80Watt
Speaker System Configuration:5.1-channel
Speaker System Type:PC multimedia home theatre speaker system