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Logitech Z506
08-18-2010, 01:21 PM
Post: #1
Logitech Z506
Apparently the new Logitech Z506 surround sound speakers are out.

Has anyone managed to get a hold of them? If anyone has what are they like with the C200?

For anyone who hasn't seen them
http://www.logitech.com/en-gb/speakers-a...vices/7191

All for £80 GBP. Not bad at all.......
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08-18-2010, 03:15 PM
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RE: Logitech Z506
The only Logitech speakers that owners have used in the past with the NMT were the Z5500 with the A100 as they had DTS decoding.

Apart from that they are more for PC's than AV equipement which requires better quality speakers.
You are going to need a receiver, with HD audio decoding for DTS-HD and TrueHD if possible, there £200+ so you wouldnt want to pair them up with PC spreakers you want AV standard.

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08-18-2010, 03:23 PM
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RE: Logitech Z506
I also had a z5500.

They were awesome in my dorm room freshman year. Awful in my apartment soph year. They just do not have enough power to sound nice in a large room. I sold them and went with a 7.1 onkyo system and LOVE it.

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08-18-2010, 03:56 PM (This post was last modified: 08-18-2010 04:07 PM by Specter.)
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RE: Logitech Z506
The Z506 is a letdown and is not meant for AV playback, they are computer speakers meant to play back media from a computer.

I have the Z5500 and the X540, the Z5500 works great when connected to my C200 and kinda good when connected to my cable box. I have the X540 on my computer and they are both great speakers. Then again my room is only a 10' by 10' so it can get really loud in there really fast in an action movie.

That design is a serious step back from the usual design, seriously, they placed the bass controls on the back of the sub? what idiot does that, thats the same crap Antec does with their fan controls when they put them in the back of the PC case. And the master volume control is on one of the speakers so you cant even wall mount these even if you wanted to.

I know some might say for $80 its a good deal but if you watch slick deals you can find better sets like the X540 for about $50 on a good day and the G51 for about the same price.

If you want these for a PC then they are great because everything is close by, but for a television you will have to constantly getup to adjust controls and you will not get real 5.1 surround sound, feeding a 2 channel stereo signal into these speakers will not do much unless the speakers have Pro Logic II which sounds great on the Z5500, if there is a matrix mode it will not sound good as i discovered on the X540 and then G51.

Try ad go for the Z5500 if you can, but then again since the price of the Z5500 is much higher lately that the price i paid for them over 2 years ago you might as well go for a more modern receiver.

Edit:

Forgot to mention i picked up the X540 directly from logitech (Dented Box) for $50 about a few months ago and the Z5500 over 2 years ago for $270. Great price what was the outcome Big Grin.

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