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Topic # 23007 15-Jun-2008 10:55
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Im looking for some speakers to go with my ps3 for 5.1 channel sound. Especially for the blu ray movies.

I currently have the ps3 and a hdd dvd recorder. So I dont really want to buy an all in one home theater system, as I don't need another dvd player. Im also not in the market for an av reciever and speakers, as I would like to keep the cost down. And I already have a really good stereo.

I have been looking at the logitech z5500 system which looks like a good option because its just the speaker set and includes the optical input for the 5.1 channel sound.
Do any of you guys have this system, If so whats it like?
and are there any other similar systems that can do the same thing?

Any help would be great, Thanks :)

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Reply # 138321 16-Jun-2008 11:05
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In that Price bracket the z-5500 are going to be best for your buck,

you might be able to find a older amp + 5 speakers and a sub for around that money that has optical in,

but the Z-5000 sounds good is THX certified and generally good value for money.


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  Reply # 138367 16-Jun-2008 14:21
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I have that system and it's fantastic :D

Get the wireless rear speakers if you can though!!




 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 139599 21-Jun-2008 16:53
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I got the z-5500's today,

I am throughly impressed, excellent sound, Huge bass with the long throw woofer.
Just a great system for sub $500

Looking foward to watching some movies tonight :)

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  Reply # 139758 22-Jun-2008 16:54
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You'll love it!

I got a Panasonic Surround system, fantastic. Blueray with good surround sound and a 42inch 1080p television is soooo cinematic!




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  Reply # 139776 22-Jun-2008 19:35
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NZtechfreak: You'll love it!

I got a Panasonic Surround system, fantastic. Blueray with good surround sound and a 42inch 1080p television is soooo cinematic!


How is the sound quality compared to the logitech z5500? I'm quite sceptical about the sound quality of consumer grade surround sound systems (Sony, Samsung, Panasonic etc..). I often thought logitech set would be a better choice for movies. They are not a very good for music as distortion is high at mid range volume. But then again for sub $500 price they are a good choice.






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  Reply # 139777 22-Jun-2008 19:36
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I got my logitech z5500 speakers just before x-mas..

One of the best things i have bought !!

Very well made system..

Gamining is amazing with them !! and Blu-Ray movies sound MINT!!

Some crazy bass can come out from that woofer..!!

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  Reply # 139779 22-Jun-2008 19:56
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What size rooms do you guys have the z5500's in? I have the older 5300's in a pc setup and they sound great - as long as you are directly in front of them. If I move off to either side they don't sound nearly as good (I think this is called "imaging" or maybe "sound stage" but I don't know if thats the right word).

I'd love the 5500's for my lounge as they are a very tidy package and will no doubt go well with a Logitech harmony remote, but I'm curious if they would have a good enough sound for people who aren't directly in line with them.

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  Reply # 140023 23-Jun-2008 20:10
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NZtechfreak: You'll love it!

I got a Panasonic Surround system, fantastic. Blueray with good surround sound and a 42inch 1080p television is soooo cinematic!


How is the sound quality compared to the logitech z5500? I'm quite sceptical about the sound quality of consumer grade surround sound systems (Sony, Samsung, Panasonic etc..). I often thought logitech set would be a better choice for movies. They are not a very good for music as distortion is high at mid range volume. But then again for sub $500 price they are a good choice.


Haven't heard the z5500, wouldn't be too different I don't think... z5500 may be better for gaming of course, but thats only a small part of getting the ps3 for me.




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  Reply # 140060 23-Jun-2008 22:17
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Mattnzl: What size rooms do you guys have the z5500's in? I have the older 5300's in a pc setup and they sound great - as long as you are directly in front of them. If I move off to either side they don't sound nearly as good (I think this is called "imaging" or maybe "sound stage" but I don't know if thats the right word).

I'd love the 5500's for my lounge as they are a very tidy package and will no doubt go well with a Logitech harmony remote, but I'm curious if they would have a good enough sound for people who aren't directly in line with them.


I would think the z5500 will have the same issue you describe (I have older version of the z5500,  z-680). You will find floor standing speakers are much better at creating a wider "sound stage" due to their multi speaker/bigger woofer.






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  Reply # 140076 24-Jun-2008 00:38
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Often small drivers are more directional then larger ones, thats how they get more efficiancy since its measured on axis.

I have never liked any of the small satillite speaker systems. All sound too weak in the midrange.  




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  Reply # 140563 25-Jun-2008 19:48
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I got the new Rambo movie on blu ray today.
Only thing is it has 7.1 DTS HD, Or 5.1 DD in French.

Stupid French!!!

What was quite cool was the fact you get a "digital copy" included in the case. That you can use with Itunes or portable media players. I dont have one, but that seems like a pretty cool feature

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  Reply # 140965 27-Jun-2008 19:35
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