Reviews and Problems with Logitech Z-5450 Digital 5.1 Speaker System
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Great sound, little annoyances, then died in 11 months
A. Ilie, Amazon
4 September 2007
Summary: I purchased a refurbished unit, and the subwoofer was dead. I sent it back for an exchange, and included the control unit just in case. They replaced the control unit as well, and the new one could not be paired with the wireless speakers. Logitech customer support said that the wireless speakers and the control unit are paired at the factory, so if you have to request an exchange, be sure to request the whole set.
Impressive room-filling sound PLUS wireless satellites
K. Williams, Amazon
13 July 2007
Summary: So far I am happy with the sound thumping from the Logitech Z-5450 speaker system attached to my aging computer system. A new Mac purchase will include digital audio output. For now I am listening to stereo iTunes music enhanced by the Dolby Pro Logic II Music feature effect with "Panorama" enabled. Independent volume adjustment for the subwoofer, surround (rear), or center speakers is a great feature for customizing the sound to the room.
Summary: They have fabulous sound for such small speakers. The only problem I had was once I installed Vista I could no longer get sound our of the wireless rear speakers unless I used the PLII effect. I think it's a logitech driver issue that logitech hasn't come up with a solution as of yet. I spent many hours on the phone with Dell, Microsoft and Logitech to no avail.
Summary: in Few words Great crisp clear sound using my creative X-Fi Extreme Card (not using creative software plus they have not released for Vista as yet anyway). Not So Good: You really need to bump up rear volume to to get a good feel of rears in 5.1 surround sound mode which is non Dolby/DTS 5.1 The control console/display unit heats up a little which initially concerned me but so far it has been working like a charm. I definitely recommend it. All the best!!
Great speakers, but a caution for wireless network users
P. J. Persing, Amazon
9 January 2007
Summary: These speakers feature a control console, a HUGE woofer, a medium size center speaker, and 4 satellite speakers. The 2 surround speakers are wireless. Yes, they have an AC plug that is on a wire used to supply power to the speaker, but no signal wires going back to the amplifier. They work great, the sound is adjustable for balance, and they can really rattle the room. One problem.
Summary: For 34% of retail price, I dont think I am allowed to complain (given that people called it a good price when it was much higher.) But I don't have anything to complain about anyways. In terms of sound quality, the speakers are great. I have mine hooked up with a digital optical cable, and sound is perfect. People say that size matters with low-wattage speakers, and in my medium-sized family room home theatre PC setup, we've got the volume about half way from the max.
Summary: Although the rear speakers need a power plug, this system solved my problem of being unable to run a signal wire to the back speakers from the front. The sound is OK, not awesome, but not bad. Better than the TV speakers by a long shot. They can also be nicely controlled with my Harmony remote.
Summary: If you shop around, you should be able to get this item (including shipping) for under $300. At that price, it's not a bad deal. For every $50 above $300, knock a star from my review. Why? That sound isn't really all that special. I do not mean to say that these sound bad, by any stretch. Just that there are better sounding setups. I have a 2.1 Klipsch on one of my set ups, and that sound simply slaughters what this can do in 2.1 (stereo) mode.
Summary: I saw these speakers on sale and bought these speakers with a lot of reservations. I'm very sceptical about little speakers systems that can defy the law of physics: They usually can't be played loud or create accurate sounds. After setting up, and put them through some of my favorites DVD's. To my amazement: These little speakers are anything but little and the sound is sort of incredible (for their size). The sound is loud, detail and without any noticable distortion.
Summary: I've been using this system as my primary entertainment center (HDTV, DVD, XBox360, iTunes playback) and have been really happy so far. Hooking it up was a piece of cake. Sure, the rear speakers have power cords coming off the back, so they are not 100% wireless, but at least I didn't have to snake speaker cable underneath my carpet! The receiver is tiny and fits nicely on my shelf. The remote IS a bit dinky, which is my biggest complaint.