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  1. DanishDevil

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    Welcome to the Logitech Z-5500 Digital Soundroom!

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    Z-5500 Owners
    1. DanishDevil (Zack)
      Devices: Auzentech X-Fi Prelude Direct & Optical, Dell D820 Laptop Realtek Onboard Coaxial
      Speaker Info: Firmware v2.1.0, M/N: S-0115A, PID: R724, Speaker Wire, Boost 22
      Favorite Media: All modern rock & metal, COD4

    2. twicksisted (Ken)
      Devices: Asus Xonar D2X Optical
      Speaker Info: -
      Favorite Media: Monkey Radio (kruder & Dorfmeister)

    3. Black Panther (Charmaine)
      Devices: X-Fi Xtreme Music 5.1
      Speaker Info: Firmware v2.0.9, M/N: S-0115B, Speaker Wire, Boost 22
      Favorite Media: Basshunter & Benny Benassi

    4. asb2106 (Tony)
      Devices: ASUS Rampage Supreme FXII Optical, DVR Coaxial, iPod
      Speaker Info: Speaker Wire, No Boost 22
      Favorite Media: CS JAY - Impetus Viscus

    5. calvary1980 (Christine)
      Devices: X-Fi Xtreme Gamer 7.1
      Speaker Info: -
      Favorite Media: DVD & Heavy Metal

    6. malware (Radoslav)
      Devices: X-Fi Xtreme Music 5.1
      Speaker Info: Firmware v2.1.0, PID: R740, Speaker Wire, Boost 22
      Favorite Media: House, Trance, & Progressive

    7. allen337 (Allen)
      Devices: -
      Speaker Info: -
      Favorite Media: DVD & Heavy Metal

    8. xvi (Kyle)
      Devices: Turtle Beach Montego DDL (CMI8768 chipset) Optical, PS2
      Speaker Info: Firmware v2.0.4, No Boost 22
      Favorite Media: Grand Turismo 4

    9. Jasper005
      Devices: X-Fi Fatal1ty
      Speaker Info: Firmware v2.0.4, No Boost 22
      Favorite Media: Grand Turismo 4

    10. Master_of_Time (Victor)
      Devices: ASUS SupremeFXII
      Speaker Info: Firmware v2.1.0, Speaker Wire, Boost 22
      Favorite Media: HD Movies, Black Sabbath, & "Really Hardcore Stuff"

    11. gerrynicol
      Devices: Auzentech X-Fi Prelude Optical
      Speaker Info: Speaker Wire, Boost 22
      Favorite Media: Metal, HipHop, & Movies

    12. Mussels
      Devices: Auzentech X-Mystique Coax, HDTV Optical, Wii, Xbox, PS2, MP3 Player
      Speaker Info: Firmware v2.1.0, M/N: S-0115B, PID: R750, Boost 22
      Favorite Media: anime! (in 5.1:D)

    13. chargerblender
      Devices: -
      Speaker Info: -
      Favorite Media: -

    14. hv43082
      Devices: X-Fi Fatal1ty
      Speaker Info: -
      Favorite Media: -

    15. Cold Storm
      Devices: Auzentech X-plosion 7.1 Modded
      Speaker Info: Firmware v2.1.0, M/N: S-0115A, PID: R738, Speaker Wire, Boost 22
      Favorite Media: Anime, Movies, Rap, Rock

    16. Wingo101
      Devices: Razer Barracuda AC-1 Direct & Optical
      Speaker Info: Firmware v2.1.0, M/N: S-0115B, PID: R815, Speaker Wire, Boost 22
      Favorite Media: Basshunter - Angel In The Night, Comedy & Action Movies, Crysis, COD 4, NFS, BIA, GTA

    17. mab1376
      Devices: X-Fi Xtreme Music
      Speaker Info: Firmware v2.0.4, M/N: -, PID: R510, Speaker Wire, Boost 22
      Favorite Media: Metal and Industrial Music, COD4, L4D, COD:WaW, BF2, BF2142 just to name a few

    18. Arctucas
      Devices: SupremeFX
      Speaker Info: Firmware v2.1.0, M/N: S-0115A, PID: R720, Speaker Wire, Boost 22
      Favorite Media: Anything

    19. iStink
      Devices: Creative X-Fi Platinum (Analog)
      Speaker Info: Firmware v2.0.4, M/N: S-0115A, PID: R720, Speaker Wire, No Boost 22
      Favorite Media: Movies & Games

    20. morpha
      Devices: Computer(coax), Playstation2(Optical), Logitech Harmony 525
      Speaker Info: Firmware v2.1.0, M/N: M-0115B, PID: R846, Speaker Wire, No Boost 22
      Favorite Media: Anime, Symphonic Rock, Symphonic Metal

    21. zAAm
      Devices: Intel DX58SO Onboard HD Audio (buying a TOSLINK cable soon)
      Speaker Info: Firmware v2.0.9, M/N: S-0115B, PID: R646, Speaker Wire, Boost 22
      Favorite Media: House, DnB and Trance

    22. b.r.u.n.o.
      Devices: X-Fi Titanium Fatality, analog
      Speaker Info: Firmware v2.1.0, M/N: S-0115A, PID: R738, Speaker Wire (Monster), Boost 22
      Favorite Media: Movies, electro house & games

    23. wiak
      Devices: Realtek ALC889A Optical
      Speaker Info: -i'm too lazy-
      Favorite Media: Spotify & TV Series

    24. LAN_deRf_HA
      lazy
    25. TheGuruStud
      lazy
    26. MrHydes
      Devices: Creative X-Fi Titanium
      Speaker Info: Firmware: 2.0.9
      Favorite Media: HD.BR AC3 & DTS movies; also gaming

    27. ikjadoon
      Devices: Pioneer Elite Kuro PRO-111FD (50" plasma)
      Speaker Info: Firmware v2.0.4, M/N: S-0115A, PID: R524, Speaker Wire, No Boost 22
      Favorite Media: Love Lockdown-Kayne West

    28. mudkip
      lazy
    29. Assassin48
      Devices: XFi Fatality , PS3
      Speaker Info: Firmware ???, M/N: ???, PID: R740, Speaker Wire, Boost 22
      Favorite Media: Blu-Ray

    30. facepunch
      lazy
    31. EarlZ (Earl)
      Devices: Creative X-Fi Extreme Music , Analog
      Speaker Info: Firmware v2.1.0, M/N: S-0115B, PID: R938, Speaker Wire, Boost 22
      Favorite Media: Video Game Sound Track , J-POP/Rock , Smooth Jazz

    32. freaksavior
      Devices: Asus Xonar D2X via Optical, AT&T VIP1200 Via Optical and a Phillips DVD Player Via Coax
      Speaker Info: Firmware v2.1.0, M/N: S-0115A, PID: R738, Speaker Wire, No Boost 22
      Favorite Media: Any movie, Rock Music

    33. aCid888*
      Devices: ???
      Speaker Info: ???
      Favorite Media: ???

    34. J.M.D
      Devices: X-Fi Prelude via Analog & Coaxial & PS3 via Optical
      Speaker Info: Firmware v2.1.0, M/N: S-0115B, PID: R801, ???, Boost 22
      Favorite Media: varies but 'iyaz - replay' atm

    35. Garfo
      Devices: -
      Speaker Info: -
      Favorite Media: -

    36. Wrigleyvillain
      Devices: -
      Speaker Info: -
      Favorite Media: -

    37. t77snapshot
      Devices: -
      Speaker Info: -
      Favorite Media: -

    38. LGV
      Devices: Asus Xonar D2X via Optical + splitter
      Speaker Info: Firmware v2.1.0 M/N: S-0115B, PID: R821 speaker wire, Boost 22
      Favorite Media: Anything

    39. stinger608
      Devices: -
      Speaker Info: -
      Favorite Media: -

    40. ChaoticAtmosphere
      Devices: Realtek ALC892 via Optical
      Speaker Info: Firmware Version 2.1.0, M/N: S-0115A, PID: R740, Speaker wire, Boost 22
      Favorite Media: Progressive House (Deep Dish, DeadMau5,etc... ) Lady Gaga, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Vivaldi, Crysis2

    41. Trexian
      Devices: HT Omega Claro Plus
      Speaker Info: Firmware Version 2.1.0, PID: R744, Speaker wire, Boost 11
      Favorite Media: Let us prey By Judas Priest album Sin after Sin, Elder scrolls 3 Morrowind, & Predator

    42. Rickkins
      Devices: Home Theater & Creative Labs X-Fi Titanium
      Speaker Info: Boost 22
      Favorite Media: -

    43. JamesFairless
      Devices: Xbox 360 and soon Desktop Rig
      Speaker Info: -
      Favorite Media: -

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    Z-5300 Owners
    1. FatForester
    2. DaedalusHelios
    3. reverze
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    Soon-To-Be/Wannabe Owners
    1. JrRacinFan (Shaun) [Wannabe]
    2. farlex85 [Wannabe]
    3. 3870x2 [Wannabe]
    4. Israar [Soon-To-Be]
    5. wolf [Wannabe]
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    We want pictures of your setups! Also, please let us know the following information about your setup BY SENDING ME A PM!!!:
    1. All devices that you have connected to the system and how they are connected
    2. System Firmware Version
    3. M/N (from the back of your sub)
    4. PID (from under any of your satellites or sub - really your manufacturer date)
    5. Speaker connection type (RCA or speaker wire)
    6. Do you have Boost 22 capability
    7. What your favorite song/album/movie/game is to use with them!
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    Secrets/Tips/Tricks
    • Volume Tricks
      -Boost 11
      Keep turning the volume knob past maximum volume until it reaches "boost" levels.
      -Boost 22
      Some have been able to achieve boost 22 by holding the mute button once at boost 11 and keep turning, but I can't seem to do it on my speakers (System Firmware v2.1.0). Here is a YouTube video showing Boost 22.
      -Analog Volume Offset
      You can also individually boost the volume of analog sources by holding mute on the pod and turning the volume knob. This will display a "Volume + #" up to 11.
    • Second Skin
      While the system is on standby (press the power button until the LED is red) and hold Input + Effect + Settings + Mute for about six seconds until the screen shows "Second Skin". This is a "stepped" skin. Try it out! You will also notice that the standby LED is now purple (pink) instead of red.
    • Display Firmware Version and Reset to Factory Settings
      While in standby, hold Input + Settings, and it will both display your firmware version and reset all your settings.
    • Display Digital Stream Information
      While in standby, press Input + Effect for 6 seconds, the pod goes into diagnostic mode, and whenever you play a digital stream, instead of the DD or DTS logo, it will display information such as format and bitrate.
    • Subwoofer Mesh Removal
      Here is a YouTube video showing how to get the mesh off your subwoofer.
    • Speaker Specifications
      The speakers used in this set are made by Tangband Speakers.
      Satellite Tweeter: F Series W3-871SC
      Sub Driver: PA Series WT-644F
    • Fix your Pod's Backlight
      J.M.D created a nice little guide on how to replace your backlight LEDs if they begin to fail, which can be found here.
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    Alright, here we go... had to do a quick tidy up as it was a mess :p

    Logitech Z-5500 (optical link to Asus Xonar D2X)
    favorite song... um... well been playing a lot of monkey radio (streaming from Winamp)... Id say anything by kruder & Dorfmeister is good ;)

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    Here goes!

    Mine is connected to the X-Fi Xtreme Music.

    My camera is out of action at the moment so not all the photos are recent.
    I have moved my setup to the bedroom. At the moment the sub is taking the place where the stool in front of the furniture with the mirror should be.

    This was some months ago, in a different smaller room. I have since then changed monitor.
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    The following one was taken a couple of weeks ago:
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    My favourite songs are those by Bass Hunter and Benny Benassi. You should try them out on the Z5500... on 1/3 volume the whole house trembles with the bass!

    Boten Anna -- Bass Hunter

    Hit my Heart -- Benny Benassi

    More Benassi
     
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    BassHunter! I remember about a year ago me and my buddies would go paintballing or laser tagging and that would be our pump up song! :D

    Sweet setups! I'll add you guys to the list. I'll add pics of my setup once I get it set up @ home and I'm done with school in a few days ;)

    And I'm trying to track down where I saw that secret menu thing. I'll get this thing more up to date once I'm done w/ finals.
     
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    I've got the Z-5300's... do those count? :ohwell:
     
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    We can add a Z5300 section if you like ;)
     
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    Quick, hook me up with the secret menus in the control panel ;) Or do i have to post pics of my system and such before i am let in on the secrets. (discovered earlier in the week that the z-5500 actually goes beyond max volume and shoots into "boost mode" up to 11)
     
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    Lol, I got my Z-5500 for $139.


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    You can't see it too well. The lamp is on top of the subwoofer.
     
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    The filament on the bulb probably wont last long ;) All that vibration
     
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    Added a lot of secrets.
     
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    Sweet... I got mine for €335.00 ($432) because I decided to buy them locally.

    I wish I lived in the US! :cry:

    Awesome! Thanks for that info! :toast:

    Now who has had the guts to try out the volume on boost 11?
    The most I've ever put it was 3/4 volume and even that's too much when family's here.. I'm going to try it when I'm home alone next Monday :D


    EDIT: Hey I found a couple of more secrets!

    Boost Mode - Far Beyond The Level of Human Hearing Effect
    There's also Boost 22 for people who use analogue. Just crank it all the way to Boost11, then hold down mute button, and keep cranking it up!
    OMG this really works I got it up to Boost 22... :eek: Haven't tested out volume yet, it's nearly midnight here...

    Volume+
    Hold down the mute button as you turn the knob for Volume+ effect. With this effect on. The speakers would sound even louder than they already are.

    Diagnostic Mode
    When the unit is off, if you press and hold the Input and Effect buttons simultaneously for six seconds, you will put the unit in "Diagnostic Mode". In this mode, whenever a digital stream is detected, it will display information about that stream for five seconds, just like a receiver does. Might as well always leave it in this mode. It doesn't hurt anything, and the information is fun to have.


    PS Twicksisted, your computer case is awesome. What brand is it?
     
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    Its a NZXT Lexa....
    http://www.nzxt.com/products/lexa/

    Im very happy with it.... loads of cooling... (retains fingerprints though hehehe)
    Great case, can highly reccommend it... though they brought out a black version with red or blue lights that looks better!

    I need to tidy up my cases cables though becuase i have such a mess in there... (five harddrives and ribbon cable to my Floppy driver)... thinking of ways to drill the case to hide most of the wiring, but with 5 HDD's its a bit hard.
    temps are fine though so im not worried about it from a performance perspective.
     
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    I found those right after I posted that. Haha. Looking for a few more.

    And I couldn't get past boost 11 even with the mute button trick...
     
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    DanishDevil, check my previous post. I guess you have to be using analogue for it to work? On my system it works though I haven't as yet tried out the actual sound...:toast:

    Edit: Danish we keep posting at the same time even now! :laugh:
     
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    Haha nice. Yeah I'm on analog running a stereo source from my ipod right now. Does it have to be 5.1 analog???

    I know it won't work on coax or opty. I can get the +11 thing on this source, but then when I try for boost, it just stops at full + 11
     
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    I always keep mine on 5.1
    In the menu of my Xtreme Music I can choose between 3 modes,
    - Entertainment
    - Audio Creation
    - Gaming

    Audio Creation I never used... and I found out that when I put it in gaming mode I only get stereo, whereas in Entertainment mode I get 5.1 which even works as proper 5.1 sound in Oblivion.

    I changed the setting to gaming, hence giving me stereo, and the +22 boost still worked. So yeah supposedly it should work even if it's not 5.1
     
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    Weird...maybe my firmware's diff. than urs.
     
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    Hmmm I dunno, what setting do you have your X-fi on? Does it have entertainment, audio creation and gaming choices as well I assume?

    To get the +22 I turn the volume, keep turning it till it reaches boost 11 and then keep turning it, press the mute button and keep turning the volume to boost 22. Sure you're doing it that way?

    Try playing a sound file from your pc, disconnect your ipod and check it out again.

    I'll search about it...
     
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    Nah, there's no need. I'll sit back and drool for the time being. :laugh:

    Black Panther:

    There's an option to choose the speaker setup in Game Mode as well. That option is given on the drivers off the CD, so you're missing something. If you haven't, updating drivers is good regardless :)
     
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    Z5300 is the same when it comes to sound. Same speakers. The sub might also be the same wattage. I have a Z-5300 aswell.

    The sub might be a little higher watts but it really won't make much of a difference Forrester. ;)

    But the controls look fancy on the Z-5500. Thats the real difference between the two.
    Its silver would stick out to much in my living room:

    Black leather couch, Black leather ottomans, black oriental style TV stand, Black Cooler master Cosmos 1000, and Black 65" Samsung DLP 1080p.

    Everything is black. Silver would stick out. :(

    Actually if the remote comes apart easily I could use metallic black paint on the Silver parts!


    Does it come apart easily? :confused: I hope it does. I might get it if it does.:laugh:
     
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    See what I am sayin. Scanner is not there currently because of the overdose of silver. :laugh:


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    I like it to be black so when the lights are out watching a Bluray or HD-DVD all you see is the screen.

    Silver is reflective.:(
     
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    Grab that spraycan!
     
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    Not at my desktop right now. My desktop is actually in pieces! X-Fi is sitting in its box right now. I'm just running straight into the headphone jack of my laptop.
     
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    THANKS EVERYONE HERE!!!!!

    I knew of the boost 11 thing, but the Volume+, ohh thats sweet! I love the second skin too!

    It brings a new face to my z5500, Ive had it for 3 years now, so it was nice to give it a fresh face!!

    I love the fact that a set of speakers can still rock after 3 years!! I normally kill speakers in a year or so.

    Count me in on the club! I am reorganzin the room so I can make a bigger desk for my computers. When I get it all done Ill take pics of it with the z5500 all set up and ill post em here
     
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    Sounds good asb! Have a few favorite and/or devices I can put by your name for now?

    :toast:Welcome!
     

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