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Well I read this
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You could just buy 2 cheap splitters so you have 2 left channel speakers and 2 right channel speakers.

and was still confused as I described, thinking the 2.1 set would get one channel and the added 2.0 would get the other. It is crystal clear now.

I'm not thrilled about Logitech either. To me if feels like kensington and other crappy brands. Funny these brands occasionally pick up ground on the quality makers due to their huge sales. Had a similar discussion about an Azden (formerly Made in Japan crap) mixer, now one of the best deals availalble. Suddenly excellent specs. Not saying that Logitech is there. Personally I despise anything in a plastic housing biggrin.gif

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post #12 of 16
Apparently I'm the only unable to ignore that this guy sits in a pitch black closet to listen to music.

I'd also recommend upgrading to better speakers rather than adding more.
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While I'm back now and happy to report that the stereo splitter worked perfectly. Thanks for the clarification atarione.

I picked up a pair of Creative T20 series IIs and hooked it all up. After rearranging a million times I found the sweet spot. Combined with the Z623s, the sound is truly magnificent for PC speakers! They T20s have a different quality than the Zs, but together, there is a richness and clarity that I didn't think was possible here - really. Don't think these sorts of speakers can be pushed that hard, but within their range, things are very respectable, for the price.

If I can pitch the idea of listening in a pitch black closet - on a good futon mattress smile.gif, it is a really good way to get deep into particular music. Some of the better recordings of Beethoven's work demand and deserve your utter attention - as he often angrily insisted while performing.

To anyone who hasn't had much exposure to it, I can guarantee this below will improve your day significantly. Substantially if you've had a bad one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdOvxcFKUMg I got goose bumps just testing the link smile.gif
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While I'm back now and happy to report that the stereo splitter worked perfectly. Thanks for the clarification atarione.

I picked up a pair of Creative T20 series IIs and hooked it all up. After rearranging a million times I found the sweet spot. Combined with the Z623s, the sound is truly magnificent for PC speakers! They T20s have a different quality than the Zs, but together, there is a richness and clarity that I didn't think was possible here - really. Don't think these sorts of speakers can be pushed that hard, but within their range, things are very respectable, for the price.

If I can pitch the idea of listening in a pitch black closet - on a good futon mattress smile.gif, it is a really good way to get deep into particular music. Some of the better recordings of Beethoven's work demand and deserve your utter attention - as he often angrily insisted while performing.

To anyone who hasn't had much exposure to it, I can guarantee this below will improve your day significantly. Substantially if you've had a bad one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdOvxcFKUMg I got goose bumps just testing the link smile.gif

Glad it worked out for you. I did mention as well that yes a 3.5mm Y splitter would work fine for what you were asking. However for $120 you easily could have bought a Lepai TA2020 and a pair of Pioneer SP-BS21-LR's (or two pairs for four speakers), and you would have had a million times better sound quality, for less than you paid for those Logitechs ($120).

I was trying to get you good quality sound. If those Logitechs sound as good as your home theater that you paid $600 for, then it sounds like you bought a pretty bad home theater too then. Not trying to be mean or rude, but just blunt and honest.
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Well that leaves me feeling crappy. Is that what you were going for? I don't buy the "million times better" comment. Specs and references are meaningful.

Here is the highest rated review on Amazon for your amp.

"You'll be hard pressed to drive a pair of low-sensitivity or 8-Ohm speakers to decent volume with this amp. With an 8 Ohm speaker, you get clean sound to around 5 Watts only. If you crank the amp up to 10 Watts you'll already hit 10% distortion."

By comparison, the Z623 product is describe this way:

"200-watt, THX®-Certified"

30 hz low end versus 65 for the Pioneers. With the sub easily hidden away since it is non directional, Logitech satellites provides a much, much smaller footprint

Google this: "Why are these speakers crackling? I have them running through a Lepai amp.."
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Well that leaves me feeling crappy. Is that what you were going for? I don't buy the "million times better" comment. Specs and references are meaningful.

Here is the highest rated review on Amazon for your amp.

"You'll be hard pressed to drive a pair of low-sensitivity or 8-Ohm speakers to decent volume with this amp. With an 8 Ohm speaker, you get clean sound to around 5 Watts only. If you crank the amp up to 10 Watts you'll already hit 10% distortion."

By comparison, the Z623 product is describe this way:

"200-watt, THX®-Certified"

30 hz low end versus 65 for the Pioneers. With the sub easily hidden away since it is non directional, Logitech satellites provides a much, much smaller footprint

Google this: "Why are these speakers crackling? I have them running through a Lepai amp.."

You're listening in a closet. You don't NEED 10 watts of power to drive those to acceptable listening levels. I have that same setup in my bedroom on my TV, and it gets absolutely plenty loud enough.

By the way, the Logitech is 200w peak power. The REAL power output is significantly lower.

And 30Hz low end on those Logitechs? Don't make me laugh. 30Hz at -24dB maybe. Proper frequency response is calculated at +/- 3dB. You also have a HUGE gap in frequency response between the sub and the satellite speakers. The sub is also having to go waaaay too high in the midrange to be a real subwoofer. In reality, the Logitech system is capable of maybe 50Hz at the low end. But its so muddied and garbled because the "sub" has to compensate for the lack of proper speakers to go with it.
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