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Logitech Z5500 Digital PC Multimedia Home Theatre Speaker System - 505 Watt (Total)
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- 500-watt RMS, THX®-certified, integrated hardware decoding for true 5.1 digital sound
- Built-in hardware decoding for Dolby® Digital & DTS® - the only way to get true 5.1 digital sound from PlayStation® 2, Xbox®, and most DVD players
- 25.4 cm (10) high-excursion subwoofer driver with flared bass port pounds out powerful distortion-free bass
- Support for 96 kHz / 24 bit digital audio streams for studio-quality sound
- Revolutionary driver technology: polished aluminium phase plug satellites combine two drivers into one: the clarity of a tweeter with the richness and fullness of a separate mid-range
- Dolby® Pro Logic II creates realistic 5.1 surround sound from stereo music, movies & games
- Connect to multiple sources: simultaneously connect 6 audio sources including PCs, video game consoles, and DVD, CD & portable music players
- 6 channel direct input can be used as 3 separate stereo inputs
- Digital equalisation actively adjusts frequency response in real time for the cleanest, most accurate sound reproduction
- Innovative satellite design: Cloth grilles are removable for a pro-audio look
- Pedestals rotate for easy wall mounting or desk placement
- Centre channel can be mounted on wall, above or below monitor
- Wireless remote control: great for use with home theatres and video game consoles
- Windows® or Macintosh®
- 2-year guarantee
- Full product support
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Top Customer Reviews
I didn't buy this to compliment my desktop pc. I bought it to be central to my bedroom home cinema experience.
With that purpose in mind, there are a few things to mindful of before parting with your hard earned cash, but it's worth pointing out that these same niggles could be true of almost all 'desktop sound systems' if you try to use them as a 'small scale' home cinema system.
Firstly, as you would have read before, the sub is huge. I considered this before buying, but it's only when you get it out of the box you can truly appreciate how huge. You then have the dilemma of where to put it.
You are restricted in your choices by the fact that the sub must be at least 60cm away from other electrical equipment to avoid interference/damage but can be no more than 2 metres away from the Sound Touch control centre (the box with the volume knob on).
This also then gives you the potential problem of where to site the Sound Touch control centre.
The satellite speakers seem to be very directional. That is to say, if you point them directly at you, you get pin sharp crystal clear sound with plenty of top end. If they're not pointing directly at you, you do loose a bit of clarity and top end. This is only noticeable however if you keep comparing the two. I don't have them pointing directly at me and I am still very happy with the sound.
This brings me on to the next consideration.
The speakers are wall mountable, but you cannot angle them point to where you want. You are stuck with where they want to point. This clearly highlights my point above even more.
A final word of caution is this...Read more ›
Setup was reasonably straight forward, and I had them working with the analogue input very easily. However, getting the speakers to use the digital connection on my soundcard was quite tricky and counter-intuitive. I have a SoundBlaster 5.1 Digital card. This is how to connect them:
1) Buy a 3.5mm to Coax connector (£1.99) and a coax cable (2 metres should be plenty, depending on where you want the control unit in relation to your PC)
2) Connect the coax cable into the back of the control unit and the 'Digital Out' jack on the soundcard.
3) Go into the 'Creative Surround Mixer' and select "Digital Output Only", Disable "AC-3 Decode" (you want the speakers to do the decoding) and then select "2 speakers" (Weird, I know. But it works)
4) In your DVD software (e.g. Windows Media Player, Power DVD, etc) you need to select SPDIF
Now the soundcard should pass the signal straight through to the Logitech Z5500's for processing and you should get true 5.1 sound.
Anyway, back to the speakers....
I watched 'Master & Commander - Far Side of the World' to test them out. Wow! Dolby Digital is crystal clear, loud and totally distortion free. There are loads of different audio settings - music and TV sound great using 'Coax Stereo x 2' (this setting uses the sub, front and rear speakers to playback 2 channel audio).
If you're planning on using these speakers to play games, please be aware that you'll have to use the analogue connectors unless your soundcard is capable of Dolby Digital Live (no Creative soundcards can do DDL).
These speakers are amazing. I think they're easily worth the money and I can't imagine wanting to replace them.
Buy them, you won't regret it.
The weight of around 25KG wasn't so much a problem, but taking a look at the subwooofer it was a little bit of a shock seeing how sizeable it is. It measures 17"x13"x13". At least it will suit being positioned pretty well anywhere in the room in an average sized room.
Upon setting the unit up in around 20 minutes and connecting the optical port to an Xbox 360, I feel the size and weight of the unit pale away into insignificence. The sound is simply awesome for a £200 unit. I can't make comparisons with a devoted separates system, but I can compare this with any of the systems to be heard in the average UK retailers. It's far superior. The base from the sub can be as subtle or as pronounced as you like.
Waiting a day or so for my neighbours to leave their house, i turned this up to around half volume. what an experience! Sound is well seperated from all of the speakers and it seems no matter what's thrown at it, be it connecting a dvd player, games console, pc, mp3 player or other device the levels can be adjusted in many ways to achieve the sound you want.
2 days into my experience with this unit, the control panel broke. It started blowing the fuse in the back of the sub, then finally packed up altogether. sorely dissapointed, I phoned Logitech UK with the problem. A little wait on their support line before I got a rather helpful guy to explain the problem to. He decided that it indeed was a fault on the unit and then offered to replace the whole system. It arrived from Holland within 2 days and fingers crossed has been fine since.
All in all, logitech have found a life long customer for their excellent service and if they continue to produce products like this at these affordable prices they deserve it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought these dirt cheap at £100 from a buy/sell shop and no doubt ripped both the seller and the shop off!!! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Marcus Holgate
Terrific sound system, rattles your windows and vibrates your doors!
Keep the AF gain down at switch on to avoid popping the fuse.
I have left this review for a long time but on the bright side it is an accurate one! I have had this product for about 8 years now and still working (minus the control panel as I... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Alan Mcghee
Bought 6 or 7 years ago and still going today ! Excellent product.Published 6 months ago by MrOuija
Purchased the Z-5500 system a few years ago. The first system that arrived had broken speaker stands, so I had to send that straight back. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Gemini-Phoenix
Had this over 5 years ago ....no problems ....sounds great ......control a little on the large side but looks goodPublished 10 months ago by NIGEL R HOLLINS
The best one speakers 5.1 for PC. Amazing sound for movies, games,music. VERY RECOMMENDED and i LOVE IT!Published 10 months ago by Boris Krajczynski
Bought this a few years ago and it has never given me a problem. I can only turn it up to about a third of its potential for fear of blowing the windows out. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Scott33
Had mine for nearly 5 years now! No problems at all, use them daily with tv,xbox,computer. At first I was addicted to the bass! Read morePublished 14 months ago by Frank Field