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

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    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.”

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    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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    Many Thanks to LAN_derf_Ha for the tip.
     
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    Finally a replacement for Z5500.
     
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    Damn, "even your PC or Mac laptop"? How about my desktop computer?

    Now doubt those will be decent speakers. Reviews should be popping up soon.
     
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    Damn, those are nice! :rockout:
     
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    these arnt as exciting as i thort a z-5500 replacement should be... they dont look that special.


    does it have HDMI?
     
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    How they sound is water matters. My Klipsch speakers are 8 years old now, sooner or later they are going to need replaced. I don't want a downgrade!
     
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    from their site
    Works with:
    Computers, music players, TVs, Blu-ray™/DVD players and other audio sources with digital optical, digital coaxial, RCA audio or 3.5 mm out.
    PlayStation®2, PLAYSTATION®3, Xbox 360® or Wii® using the AV cable that comes with your console
     
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    I get the impression these aren't a revolution as much as a minor update. I suspect used Z-5500s will still be pretty pricey for a good while.
     
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    The fact that the digital decoder is built-in makes a huge difference. Wish they mentioned what inputs are included... optical audio, digital audio, what else?

    THX Certified... just like the two Klipsch 4.1 and 5.1 systems I've had for almost a decade. Only sound will tell.
     
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    I already use my z-5500 in the living room (optical cable from the digital TV box into z-5500) and really love it!
    So indeed, where is the HDMI? and why the remote is still infrared?! where is the RF remote control (for google/wikipedia - search for ZigBee / RF4CE)?
     
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    my x540 destroys this
     
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    Mine too :toast:
     
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    Those 5.1's are hard to beat! Very clear, deep, accurate, and tight bass. Not to boomy when it should not be, but is when it should! Expensive, but considering how long you and I both have had them..... I think it was a good investment.
     
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    +1, I've gotten a lot of use out of them, the 4.1's on my PC and the 5.1s for home theater. Other than a mosfet or rectifier that needed to be replaced in the 5.1 subwoofer/amp, they've been awesome. I have the Klipsch "Audio Tornado" for the Dolby Decoding part, and use an optical cable. The digital cable produced a hum.
     
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    Still no tweeters? Hello nasty highs. I'll keep my Klipsch speakers for the time being.

    It's nice they have multiple inputs though.
     
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    Hear Every Detail: Go Buy A Decent Sound Card And A Pair Of Nice Headphones, Not Some Crappy 5.1 Sets
     
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    Yeah, and my daughter with one ear is gonna wear headphones. :shadedshu At least with these she'd get positional audio.

    What works for you won't nessecarily work for everyone.

    Nevermind you've not even tried these, so you've got no idea about how good/bad they are, really.

    might be two-way sattelites, from the looks of it.
     
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    Looks like a face lift more then anything the speakers themselves are the same which is a good thing.
    Also they added another spdif optical or a pass through, added RCA input and moved all the connections to the sub instead of the control pod.

    :laugh:
    no not even close

    X540
    2 x 7.4W front, 15.4W center, 2 x 7.4W rear 25W sub

    z906/z5500
    5 x 67W sats, 165w sub
     
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    right, so its overkill unless you have a Sports-Dome : )

    I mean, I have already to turn down the bass because i hear it easily from the lift or building entrance
     
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    That's probably more an effect of your listening environment than it is your speakers.
     
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    what good is a 5.1 system if you cant piss off the neighbors with it:toast:
     
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    You sure you don't live next to me? :laugh:
     
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    Yeah really like come on already even more so for $350 lol.
     
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    Master DTS or True HD support would make it more attractive.
     

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