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Sub/amp replacement for G51

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hello,

I had a Logitech G51 5.1 system which main board broke. I tried to fix it but it's only SMC crap I can't operate on.
I'm looking for a replacement, if possible of the sub/amp only. I'd really feel bad about throwing 3kg of plastic, though, do you think I should keep the 5 speakers ?

My use is music/movies/gaming.

There's no budget really defined, I guess anywhere in the 100-250E would be fine. I don't have a good enough hearing to justify going above that I think biggrin.gif
Thanks.
post #2 of 6
That could be a problem.
Since the original manufacturer (Logitech) had control of the design of all the components, they could (and most do) design the speakers to be as cheap as possible. Then they correct for whatever sound deficiencies the speakers have by designing the amplifier to compensate for those deficiencies.

There is also the issue of speaker efficiency (how loud they will play).

Changing the sub/amp may or may not result in a satisfactory sound. The four speakers may sound bad, and the sub may be louder/softer than the rest of the speakers.

It may work, but I wouldn't put a lot of money into it, just in case it doesn't.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
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2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
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post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Damn I was afraid there'd be a dependency such as what you described. frown.gif
Guess I'll have to change the whole system then, thanks for the explanation though.

Still open to any input as for a brand/model.
post #4 of 6
AH! Speaker buying...

Would you buy a blue shirt for $30? Well, no, not until you knew more about it.
If you couldn't see and actually try on the shirt you may look for "reviews" of what others whom had bought it thought about it, and base you decision on their opinions of the shirt. But even then it may not be the "blue shirt" that you actually wanted.

It's the same with speakers. Reading the specs is like knowing it's a blue shirt. but just as in shirts, there's more to it than just color. Just like shirts, speakers are best selected by trying them on. If you can't do that, then it's others opinions, and that works just about as well for speakers as it does for shirts!

Hope that helps...
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
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MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
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post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
For now I'll concentrate on finding a cheap but good enough amplifier for my use.

I found these two for 200E each:
- Pioneer VSX-422
- Denon AVR-1513

Both of them have OK reviews and they have a s/pdif IN connector that might be suitable for my motherboard (Z77 MPower).
Is this a first good block ?
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
So I went totally over budget for the sake of DLNA:
- Pioneer VSX-923
- AVR-X1000

There are a number of speaker packs that go alongside these two :
- Magnat Interior 5001
- Eltax Pack Shine 5.1
- Focal little bird
- Boston Soundware XS
- Harman Kardon HKTS 20

It's all in the 750-800E zone.
Is there a clear winner in the speaker pack ? That's how I'll chose in the end.
Thanks.

Edit: so far I've had two people tell me that the Dennon X1000 and the Focal little birds are a winning combo. I'll wait a bit more though.
Edited by das1 - 11/22/13 at 8:59am
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