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Logitech Z-5500 Speakers for Gaming and Digital Multimedia Review

by January 03, 2005
Logitech Z-5500

Logitech Z-5500

  • Product Name: Logitech Z-5500 Digital Multimedia Speaker System
  • Manufacturer: Logitech
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStarhalf-star
  • Review Date: January 03, 2005 19:00
  • MSRP: $ 399.95
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Power: 505 Watts RMS
- Satellites: 4 x 62 W (front & rear); 69 W center
- Subwoofer: 188 W
Peak Power: 1010 Watts
Maximum SPL: >115dB
Frequency Response: 33Hz - 20 kHz
Inputs: Optical S/PDIF, Coax S/PDIF, 6-Channel Direct (3 stereo mini connectors) for 2-, 4- or 6-channel PC sound cards (convertible to 3 stereo analogue inputs), Analogue stereo mini (side input) for portable players

Amplifier: Ultra-linear high-capacity analog
SNR: >93.5 dB
Drivers:

- Satellites: 3" polished aluminum phase plug
- Subwoofer: 10" high-excursion ported w/6th order bass reflex enclosure
DSP & Effects: Dolby Digital, DTS, DTS 96/24, Pro Logic II (movie & music), 6-Channel Direct, Stereo x2, Stereo
Dimension: 20.5" x 16" x 27" (gross W x H x D)

Weight: 54.4 lbs


Pros

  • Can handle a computer, a gaming system, and even has an extra input for a CD/DVD player
  • Excellent value product that includes DD/DTS receiver with latest technology (Pro Logic II, DTS 96/24)
  • Plays LOUD

Cons

  • Subwoofer a tad boomy
  • Speakers can be fatiguing at high volume levels

Introduction

Recently, Audioholics has been working towards establishing a solid gaming review environment and bringing these additional perspectives to our readers. For years now, the home theater industry has been seeking gaming convergence, or at the least, a symbolic way to tap into the multi-billion dollar gaming industry - and vice versa. With the pending re-launch of Reference System 2 as a gaming/home theater hybrid environment, we thought a review of the THX certified Logitech Z-5500 Multimedia speakers would be an excellent way for the room to begin its maiden voyage.

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About the author:

Clint Deboer was terminated from Audioholics for misconduct on April 4th, 2014. He no longer represents Audioholics in any fashion.

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