Wednesday, March 9th 2011

Hear Every Detail: Logitech Unveils Theater-Quality Surround Sound Speakers

So you can hear every detail in your movies, games and music, today Logitech unveiled the Logitech Surround Sound Speakers Z906. Delivering 500 watts (RMS) of power, the Logitech Surround Sound Speakers Z906 are THX Certified, creating a theater-quality audio experience in your living room.

“We’re delighted to offer consumers a successor to the highly acclaimed Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speaker System,” said Mark Schneider, vice president and general manager of Logitech’s audio business unit. “The Logitech Surround Sound Speakers Z906 are the logical evolution of surround sound speakers, and we’re confident they will become an indispensable part of the living room.”
Powerful Audio — 500 Watt, THX-Certified Speakers
The Logitech Surround Sound Speakers offer 500 watts (RMS) of power, delivering thunderous audio that can shake your house. Logitech’s newest speakers have met strict performance standards to achieve THX certification — so you can be sure that your entertainment will sound the way it was meant to.

For your Dolby digital or DTS encoded soundtracks, onboard 5.1 digital decoding enables detailed surround sound — from the roar of the crowd to the footsteps right behind you. If you love house-shaking bass, the ported, side-firing subwoofer delivers 165 watts of pure, distortion-free bass. And the Logitech Surround Sound Speakers convert two-channel stereo into an immersive surround sound experience.

Designed for the Living Room — Connect Up to Six Audio Devices
The Logitech Surround Sound Speakers Z906 not only sound good, they are designed to fit into your existing living room setup. You can connect up to six audio devices simultaneously — including your TV, DVD, DVR, Blu-Ray player, Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3, Wii, iPod and even your PC or Mac laptop. And with its easy-to-read display and easy-to-stack design, the control console looks good with your home-entertainment system.

For your convenience, a wireless remote lets you control your listening experience without ever getting off the couch. And, wall-mountable satellites turn any room into a home theater.

Pricing and Availability
The Logitech Surround Sound Speakers Z906 are expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe in March 2011 for a suggested retail price of $349.99 (U.S.). Visit www.logitech.com or our blog for more information.
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129 Comments on Hear Every Detail: Logitech Unveils Theater-Quality Surround Sound Speakers

#1
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
I think i will stick to the idea of getting some Denki Onkyo's when the time comes to get rid of my Z-5500's.

the new 'control pod' looks alright i suppose. but they probably got rid of the old one due to the amount of problems people were having with it. I have lost count of the many posts ive seen about the LEDs in the control pod dying after a few months of use (there have also been documented issues of the control pod overheating too, i think)
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#2
nemesis.ie
DTS and Dolby will work fine with a coax digital connection too.

The HD formats are HDMI only though I believe.
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#3
Unregistered
Onkyo 308 with some Polk monitor 40's and 30's (when on sale) would run in the same price range, sounds better and has HDMI DTS-MA and True HD.
#4
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
I'm still rockin' the Cambridge Soundworks dtt3500 i picked up at a flea market for €20 some years ago. Pretty solid.
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#5
RejZoR
I wish they'd put more in fideliy than raw power...
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#6
IceCreamBarr
They are priced $549 in Canada and $399 in the US? How does that make any sense? The Canadian dollar is stronger.

I guess it's the same logic as many manufacturers sell Euro vs US at the same number value, but worth much more in Euro terms.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
IceCreamBarr said:
They are priced $549 in Canada and $399 in the US? How does that make any sense? The Canadian dollar is stronger.
So is your taxman's appetite.
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#8
IceCreamBarr
btarunr said:
So is your taxman's appetite.
No argument here - although you also won't get much of an argument from Canadians on the taxes we pay because we get so much for our taxes. Piece of mind isn't free, it needs to be paid for (capitalist mentality I guess). We don't like paying taxes of course, but our life style costs money (and we have one of the highest lifestyles in the world per capita).

So off topic on my end :(
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#9
cadaveca
My name is Dave
btarunr said:
So is your taxman's appetite.
It's not taxes. It's retailer gouging, plain and simple. I pay a meager 5% in sales/import taxes. Taxes will be an additional charge ON TOP of that $549, taking it to over $600, depending on where in Canada you are.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
IceCreamBarr said:
No argument here - although you also won't get much of an argument from Canadians on the taxes we pay because we get so much for our taxes. Piece of mind isn't free, it needs to be paid for (capitalist mentality I guess). We don't like paying taxes of course, but our life style costs money (and we have one of the highest lifestyles in the world per capita).
But then Americans get the same/better quality of life with lower commodity prices / taxes. No arguments there. Like cadveca said, it's probably something rotten in the supply chain.
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#11
cadaveca
My name is Dave
btarunr said:
But then Americans get the same/better quality of life with lower commodity prices / taxes. No arguments there. Like cadveca said, it's probably something rotten in the supply chain.
Well, there's a bit more to it than that, IMHO. PC usage doesn't quite have the penetration in the US market that it does in the Canadian market, and as such, many things are priced lower in the US to help with adoption.

In Canada, with penetration of pc and associated devices so high, companies can afford to charge more, as chance of actually making a sale is dependant on many differnt things than in other markets.

We have recycling fees, environmental fees, taxes, and all the toher stuff, but none of that is rolled into retail pricing; it's all added on afterwords.

They are literally changring $150 more because, quite literally, they can. I'm sure that the price will ramin much higher too, as even the Z-5500's are that high as well, but i bought the set I had for much lower @ $279, after pricematching and such.

Personally, I'd rather spend the $50 in shipping to have it bought state-side!
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#12
IceCreamBarr
btarunr said:
But then Americans get the same/better quality of life with lower commodity prices / taxes. No arguments there. Like cadveca said, it's probably something rotten in the supply chain.
I'd love to have a new thread started on this one ;)

Back on the speakers - There is a new trade in service Logitech is offering. I've got some 5.1's by Logitech that I wouldn't mind trading in if the payout was reasonable... can anyone comment on the payout?

Link: http://www.logitech.com/en-us/349/7077?WT.ac=ps|7041
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#13
..'Ant'..
IceCreamBarr said:
I'd love to have a new thread started on this one ;)

Back on the speakers - There is a new trade in service Logitech is offering. I've got some 5.1's by Logitech that I wouldn't mind trading in if the payout was reasonable... can anyone comment on the payout?

Link: http://www.logitech.com/en-us/349/7077?WT.ac=ps|7041
To bad its only for US. :(
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#14
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
IceCreamBarr said:
I'd love to have a new thread started on this one ;)

Back on the speakers - There is a new trade in service Logitech is offering. I've got some 5.1's by Logitech that I wouldn't mind trading in if the payout was reasonable... can anyone comment on the payout?

Link: http://www.logitech.com/en-us/349/7077?WT.ac=ps|7041
Conditions
This program only applies to Logitech products.
It is currently valid for private individuals living in the U.S.
This offer can be changed or discontinued at any time.
This offer does not replace any of the on-going recycling and environmental compliance initiatives in which Logitech participates
*sigh* Seems like Europeans aint entitled to this trade up scheme :o:o (tell me something i dont know - We're never eligible for anything)
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#15
IceCreamBarr
FreedomEclipse said:
We're never eligible for anything
Although, you're a hop, skip, jump away from the most beautiful women the world has to offer (Italy, Spain, France, Portugal, Morocco, Eastern Europe)... I'd take that over a trade up program ;)
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#16
laszlo
FreedomEclipse said:
*sigh* Seems like Europeans aint entitled to this trade up scheme (tell me something i dont know - We're never eligible for anything)
no wonder bin laden was pissed off
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#17
ebolamonkey3
Anybody know if those satellites are wireless? That would make it totally awesome for me :D
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#18
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
ebolamonkey3 said:
Anybody know if those satellites are wireless? That would make it totally awesome for me :D
what you are looking for is a Logitech Z5450
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#19
erixx
just in case you are missing it (yes you do): go to the logitech site where you live.

in fact there is trade in for other countries
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#20
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
erixx said:
just in case you are missing it (yes you do): go to the logitech site where you live.

in fact there is trade in for other countries
yeah - I just found out they do.

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On a side note - these speakers are £329 on their UK website, 20% off would be like £65 off R.R.P.

Z5500's are still £379 (:roll:LOL:roll:) ordering directly from Logitech is always so over priced. I bought my Z5500's for £220 not £379.
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#21
Cold Storm
Battosai
Might just do that Trade-Up program if it works out.. Why not.. If doesn't for me.. Oh, well.. Here to wait for it to come out.
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#22
15th Warlock
Nice! I've had the Logitech Z-5500 speakers saved for later in my Amazon cart for the longest time, but I had the feeling Logitech would release new premium speakers any time now, as the Z-5500 had been their flagship speakers since 2006 if I'm not mistaken.

Boy, am I glad I waited :)
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#23
Jack Doph
RejZoR said:
I wish they'd put more in fideliy than raw power...
Agreed. Until I see some believable frequency response figures, I'll abstain from making a judgement about this new set.
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#24
MikeMurphy
500 watts RMS? Many won't appreciate that statistic since so many companies advertise peak power which has no bearing on performance.

500 watts RMS is insane for a computer speaker setup. Most home theater setups come nowhere close to 500 watts RMS.

Neat stuff.
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#25
Jack Doph
MikeMurphy said:
500 watts RMS? Many won't appreciate that statistic since so many companies advertise peak power which has no bearing on performance.

500 watts RMS is insane for a computer speaker setup. Most home theater setups come nowhere close to 500 watts RMS.

Neat stuff.
Whilst that may be true, getting something to go loud is relatively easy.
However, making it sound good at any given loudness is a different matter altogether..
That's the bit I'm interested in ;)
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