Logitech is intoducing a THX-certified 5.1 speaker system with digital wireless dual rear speakers. The new Logitech Z-5450 Digital speakers is designed for use with the living room entertainment center or the office PC, providing flexibility in setting up an instant surround-sound system.
Each of the independent rear speakers can be placed anywhere within 8.5 meters (28 feet) of the speaker system control center, requiring only a power outlet. The system delivers 315 watts of sound.
The Logitech Z-5450 Digital system's two rear speakers each feature their own built-in wireless receiver and power amplifier.
The Logitech Z-5450 Digital system uses digital 2.4 GHz wireless technology, with adaptive frequency hopping, to minimize any chance of interference. Any potential performance problems due to interference are virtually eliminated by the system by having information sent through redundant wireless transmissions to each rear satellite. If one data stream is lost, a second identical stream is captured. The Logitech dual wireless speaker solution has low latency of less than 20 milliseconds.
The system includes inputs for up to seven multimedia devices, and features chrome satellites with rotating stands. The speakers also come with the Digital SoundTouch Control Center, which serves as a wireless control center and digital decoder, and provides a convenient backlit LCD, making it easy to configure the system for ideal listening settings. The Logitech Z-5450 Digital speakers decode a broad range of formats, including Dolby Digital, DTS, and DTS 96/24. The system also comes with a wireless remote control.
The Logitech Z-5450 Digital speakers will be available in the U.S. beginning in September for a suggested retail price of US$499.99.