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Oh, the thing's a beast. It takes up almost half of my legroom underneath my desk. I use it as a foot-rest from time to time though.
Same. Plus you are meant to keep it 2 feet away from hard drives (as a friend found out when he put his iPod on it)
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I've got a z5500 paired up with the Auzentech Prelude and they are amazing but the sub is disappointing compared to my previous sound system but fortunately I was able to use both subs and am pretty satisfied now. I also have turned the woofer onto it's side so that the port points downward and that made the bass feel a lot better.
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I've got a z5500 paired up with the Auzentech Prelude and they are amazing but the sub is disappointing compared to my previous sound system but fortunately I was able to use both subs and am pretty satisfied now. I also have turned the woofer onto it's side so that the port points downward and that made the bass feel a lot better.
Sounds like your are a basshead. Its also probably not a good idea to keep the sub port side down, you might be risking damaging it.

I also own these speakers and get a lot of good use out of them everyday. I recently connected my 360 to my Prelude and my Prelude to my Z-5500s. Needless to say I'm really happy with it.
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I've got a z5500 paired up with the Auzentech Prelude and they are amazing but the sub is disappointing compared to my previous sound system but fortunately I was able to use both subs and am pretty satisfied now. I also have turned the woofer onto it's side so that the port points downward and that made the bass feel a lot better.
not enough bass?
i often turn it down alot because the bass isn't very accurate once its turned up.
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I just upgraded to 5500 digis from the Z-5300e. Got them in yesterday and hooked up. I wasn't able to give them a proper break in today but plan on it tomorrow. So far the sub sounds pretty tight and accurate, but well see how it does with some real bass later on. The rear surrounds seem to like to break up fairly easily during different effects. Will be looking into that tomorrow. One thing I haven't really seen mentioned is how big the main controller is . damn good thing they threw in a wireless remote so that thing can go somewhere else besides under a monitor like the 5300 was. glad to get rid of that cheap controller though. so far so good, I just need to get the optical cables hooked up to give them the ultimate test now. They should be able to pull double duties in here for a while. SAT/PUTER
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post #36 of 63
The bassport is facing downwards not the actual woofer itself so there shouldn't be a problem with damage. But seriously the sub was weaker then what I expected even with the +15db sub boost on in the control panel for the prelude and the sub option turned up all the way up. It barely shakes the house compared to my other sub which I can fell outside the house but barely and that is with it 2/3 turned up. If the sub is turned up any higher it can't handle it and has a funny rattling sound cause the ports can't displace air as quickly as the woofer is trying too.
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I have had mine for about a year now and love them. I have been using on board audio up until a week ago. I thought that the sound was a little muddy, but after I put an Audigy sound card in, it sounds awsome. I still think the bass is too boomy, but still awsome.
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post #38 of 63
Hmm....I've been looking into getting a 5.1 system by June 12th. I asked Chipp about these and he said the speakers are too small to be worth anything at higher volumes. Do these get distorted when louder, or do they stay pretty clear. Also, are the satellite speakers worth anything or are they a little on the weak side?
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post #39 of 63
The Bassport is where the air goes through so it can physically get enough air to push the bass sound out...

Notice it will blow and suck air as you play something through it.
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post #40 of 63
We have these speakers setup at work. They are really really awesome! But with a pretty large price tag too I'm still very happy with my X530's
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