ALTEC LANSING VS 3151R Got this last week for Rs 5900 and here goes my review . Hope u like it. Inside the Box - User's manual - Control pod - Sub woofer - Centre speaker - Front left speaker - Front right speaker - Rear left speaker - Rear right speaker - Wireless IR remote - Battery for remote And The Speaker Box flap has the Connecting Manual. Specifications: Front Speakers: 5 Watts/channel @ 8 ohms @ 10% THD @ 150 Hz - 20 kHz 2 Channels Loaded Rear Speakers: 5 Watts/channel @ 8 ohms @ 10% THD @ 150 Hz - 20 kHz 2 Channels Loaded Center Speaker: 10 Watts @ 8 ohms @ 10% THD @ 150 Hz - 20 kHz Single Channel Loaded Subwoofer: 20 Watts @ 8 ohms @ 10% THD @ 40 – 150 Hz Single Channel Loaded Now, Getting Inside. The Best thing I like is the Control pod, The Lights ( 9 Lights ) in it are awesome This has the 2/4 or 6 Channel switcher, which says you can also use the speakers even if u have a normal soundcard ( which gives u only 1 output ). Control Pod has these controls, - Volume ( ofcourse ) - Surround - Center - Sub - Headphone Jack - IR Receiver - Switch Off Button. IR Remote is also good, Found it hard to put the battery inside. ( everyone will, coz there are no indications in the remote and no diagrams in the so called manual ) The Remote is not so big, little more than the CD Rom remote ( which used to come with Creative rom's ) Now the Connections are easy coz they got matching color cords ( with different shapes, so tht they fit xactly in the same slot ) so @ any cost U wont mess up with the connections. And The Speakers, well they are Wall Mountable and the base in it can be removed. The wires for the rear are the 2 meteres and I hae placed the speakers the back with extension cords. The Center Speaker looks best when it is placed on top of the monitor. No Probs, coz the speakers are shielded. Testing: My Prev Speaker was Creative 4.1, And now I could see lots of difference, especially the Crackling sound ( all minute sounds, which weren't vivid in creative 4.1 ). Otherwise the sound Quality is much better than my 4.1 and the 3d Sound is also easily distinguishable. The Bad thing here is the Bass , It is a kinda uneven; sometimes I hear tht booming effect. May be its bcoz of my settings in the control Pod or the soundcard setting. But since there are many things that can be tweaked in my Creative Software and the control pod I think this can be minimized. Cant Write anything more, coz I havent experienced the exact 5.1 Sound Yet, coz of certain issues mentioned in QnA Section. Conclusion I wanted to get the Altec 251 Speakers ( Rs 4400 @ chennai ) but after looking at this piece my thgts of getting a AL 251 faded. My Cost Price ( chennai ) = Rs 5900 ( may be i cud hav bargained more ) Model Number Altec Lansing VS 3151R ( remember there is another model 3151E, 500 Rs lesser ) Pros Easy to setup Great Looking Control Pod Superb performance Wireless Remote Very attractive Cons Bass is a problem ( tweaking the settings may change it ) Costlier than Creative 5200 ( the speaker which is so easily available in my city ) Availability ( only few shops have it ) P.S If u got any other queries, post it here.