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Logitech Z-5500 Digital Soundroom

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  1. zAAm

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    Haha, I can vouch for that. I've moved mine at least 2400km in roughly the same period. Everything still works great and I push these speakers pretty hard... They play probably at least for 10 hours a day. Never regretted getting them for an instant.

    They even fell once while I was carrying the 30kg box downstairs - luckily on top of me so they didn't get damaged, although my foot ligaments were torn in the process. Haha, small price to pay.

    Only problem I've had is a blown fuse and some backlight issues which seemed to fix itself since it's fine now. Probably a dry soldering joint or something.
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    iv blown 3 fuses lol... till i switched to 220volt 2.5 amps... havnt had one blow yet (2amp is the standard)



    lost the back light on the POD within 6 months tho... only downside... how ever its not really needed, i have memorised all the button combos... dont even have to look at the pod to know what effect is on and what volume levels are the speakers are on.
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    Yeah, I switched to a 3.15A slow blow fuse. Still low enough to blow on short circuit, but won't blow from spikes or at loud volumes. ;)
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    yeah mine are slow blow as well..... always blew up if i turned it off... moved the sub and turned it back on again from the sub switch.

    bought 20 fuses.. (10 2amp, 10 2.5amp) after the 3rd fuse blew up.... hasnt blown since lol
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    Tomorrow is my birthday and I was in need of a new speaker system for my pc. I was able to open my present early today and turns out she got me these:ohwell: Wow...women cant ever get electronics right...I'm not an inconsiderate guy, but I have been raving on about the Z-5500 for awhile and these are the same price as the others.:laugh: She thought they were the best because they are Bose.:rolleyes: Well luckily my chick is cool and we are going to return them and get the Z-5500!!!!!!!!!:eek::toast: I cant wait!
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    thank god for the return eh XD
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    My father is a professional sound engineer. When I first asked him if BOSE was a good brand of speaker he told me BOSE stood for 'BLOODY O[a]WFUL SOUND EVERYTIME'.
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    O'right I got my chick to return the Bose 2.1 speakers. I got $240 bucks back from that and can use an additional 100 bucks from b-day money for a new speakers system. My total budget is $350.

    Now my question is: Since the Z-5500's are like 4 years, is it worth it to still get buy these? Is Logitech working on a new version of the 5500 or is there something better out there for around the same price range? I plan on ordering these today so hopefully I can get some good reviews.
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    Z-5500's are a waste. Plain and simple. For the same $350 pricetag, you could get a much better 5.1 home-theater-in-a-box.
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    any recommendations? :)
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    I'm not trying to troll or anything but computer speakers are just bad. Integrated features worsen the sound (such as volume knobs, Mid/bass knobs, etc.), not to mention they aren't built the same as real HT speakers, and PC speakers are just overall lower quality in sound. That 5.1 Klipsch system is fucking great. Also that Sony setup is great - 850W 5.1 system with receiver and Blu-Ray.
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    I think the backlight going out on the control pod is quite a common widespread issue - the LED is already starting to flicker now n again on mine and ive had it about almost 2 years though. there are a fair few guides available online where it tells you how to replace the LEDs, So those of you that fancy a small challenge may want to look into it,
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    If anyone knows what THUMPS it's Eazy mothafuckin' E! :pimp: :laugh:
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    Your the guy with the KRK's so I understand you know sound.;) You remind me of my good friend Mike who has an ear for that sort of thing and is always trying to open my eyes to the real sound that he knows. But a lot of people don't have the knowledge and wont notice the difference between certain speakers. For the average consumer looking for PC speakers, the Z-5500's will perform well for them and will not notice the flaws that you will see. I just want a convenient setup for my comp and I have to have the on-the-fly sub-woofer controller where most Theater system is on the back of the amp/sub. I do realize a lot of "PC 5.1 systems" are a rip off, but hey..it's my birthday so it's all good.:cool: I do appreciate you finding me the links! I want to eventually get a Theater setup for my living room and will keep these in mind, thanks Reventon.
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    Speaking of shit Z5500's - Ive got my eye on this If i can get rid of my Z5500s for a good price to a friend - these would be what id get next
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    Good choice. Onkyo is great for the price.
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    Ima join'in the club yo!!!!!!!!

    My new 5500's have arrived:toast: now I just gotta figure out how I'm gonna mount them in my oddly shape room.

    Devices: Creative SB Audigy 4, direct
    Speaker Info: I don't know my Firmware etc, sorry.
    Favorite Media: Death Metal, Drum n' Bass, Classic Rock, Games and Movies.


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    please don't hate, this was a birthday gift and a really nice upgrade from my Creative Inspire P7800's, I love em!!!
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    the stands for the satellites annoy me. Its hard to mount them on anything unless your OK with drilling into your walls.

    good luck with the placement. ALSO welcome to the club.

    Furthermore. DAFT PUNK did an excelent job on the OST for TRON legacy. You can find .flac files if you look, and it sounds awesome.

    CAUTION: TRON legacy OST played back through z5500's may cause spontaneous ejaculation.
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    I can go with you Morpha on saying that the Tron OST is just crazy.. They really did a great number to it.. You can't even think your on Track 8.. It seems like one LONG song.

    T77 glad your in the club man!!
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    Added t77snapshot. Hell of an upgrade. I used to have those 7.1's myself lol.
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    I just got my logitech z5500!

    I used the logitech z 5300e for about3 years until a few days ago i decided to buy my Dream speakers :D! worth every dollar! but i still love my z5300 so i decided to pair the sub up with the z-5500 system. Listening to the Z5500 ...is mind blowing + the z5300 is :eek:

    heres a few pictures!
    M/N S-0115A
    PID R038
    Firmware V 3.0
    Speaker wire
    Boost 22 Capability:Yes
    Favorite song:Trunk Muzik&Tron Legacy OST/Tokyo Drift/BFBC2

    question...what does the boost 1-22 do...?

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    I got some Z5500's when they were $199.99 shipped on Logitech's site for being dented box. I was kinda pissed when my box wasn't dented when it arrived(false advertising) jk. Upgraded from the Logitech G51's which were also 5.1.
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    Nice guys!

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