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post #1 of 11
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I had this system for a little while now and I always thought that it was normal because I havent heard of anyone having a similar situation, but now its just annoying. I dont think it should sound like this.

The bottom line is that the front two, left and right, speakers are extremely low in volume. Either way I set up the sound its always the same. Optical, analog, stereo x2, stereo, dd, dts.. always the same. I have to compensate for the irregularity by lowering all the other speakers to match.

Is this really normal? I tried looking for a firmware update because supposedly they are up to v3.0.0 but then I find out that its updated from the factory.

On a side note. I registered almost 7 products with them and they offered me 50% off my next single item purchase so I bought the z906 for 200 bucks

Now I can set up one for my gaming pc and the z906 (if the front two speakers arent like my current z5500) to my 50 inch.


Should I call Logitech again and tell them what happened? I dont see the point of them giving me 50% off another set,since im 3-4 years out of warranty, because I really wanted 2 and I couldnt afford it until they gave me the discount.


Forgot to mention, I only use them for movies. Maybe 2-5 hours max per week and never even touch 30% volume because everyone complains lol. So I dont think anything is blown.


Let me know what you guys think.
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post #2 of 11
Only two things i could possibly think of would be.
1) You need to adjust the level on the control pod for the speakers.
2) Possible part of the amp has went out.
post #3 of 11
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I dont think the amp has gone. Its been like this since day one. I really dont want to lower every other speakers volume to compensate though because it feels like im losing power by doing so.

So I take it this is not normal?

A lot of people mentioned that they got lucky with logitech support and were given new hardware after the warranty expiration. Should I cross my fingers and try?
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I'm saying by adjusting the "level" setting perhaps you have them turned down there. And the back and woofer turned up higher on that setting.
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I'm saying by adjusting the "level" setting perhaps you have them turned down there. And the back and woofer turned up higher on that setting.
Back of the sub? No knobs back there, only on the pod is where i can adjust front, center, and rear volumes separate of master and bass volume.
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That is why i said control pod. When you hit the level button. You then have a choice of:
* Subwoofer - or +
* Surround - or +
* Center - or +

And you use the volume knob to adjust the sound level for each setting. Not sure maybe i didn't explain it enough to start with.
post #7 of 11
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Oh now I see what you meant. I have everything turned to max speaker volume (not master volume) and when I play any music or movies the front two, left and right, speakers are always lower. They do work though. I just manually lower all the others to compensate. Is this a bad thing to lower the other speakers?
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post #8 of 11
What about the settings in sound properties. Do you still have the same sound card? As i know you can alter the sound levels there also. Just weird that they would be lower like that. If it works like that, then i wouldn't worry about it.

Have you gotten the "z906" in yet? How do you like those compared top the old style z5500?
post #9 of 11
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The sound is the same when I use my BluRay player (optical), HD DVR (optical) and both pcs. Tried the xfi extreme gamer, audigy 2zs and asus xonar dg.

The z906 is out of stock but i placed the order and they told me it will ship out to me on the 23rd this month.

Ill see how those sound. They say its exactly the same except that the satellites are enclosed ( no port) so they are tighter sounding. Bass I didnt hear anything of. What I do know without having the z906 in front of me yet is that I'll never part with the old z5500 dock. It really is a cool piece of tech to look at when its on next to my tv
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post #10 of 11
Just out of curiosity, have you tried swapping the back speakers in place of the front ones. And see if they still sound the same?
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