I was also in about Altec Lansing VS2621 and F&D A520 but now I purchased A520. Altec Lansing is much sweeter where as A520 is very heavy on Bass. I got Fenda A520 for Rs 1.7k. I got it 6 days ago.
dono, i see quality and listening experience, not in which country the brand belongs too. Moreover now a days almost everything is manufactured in china.
In that budget, you can get creative. Extend to 5k and het 5.1 logitech or 2.1 Altec lansing but there is a high chance they will either be Made in China, else Made in India