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I am planning on buying the Z5500 pretty soon. Most everyone has good things to say about it and I love the power of the speakers, since I play my music loud. My question is, I am going to spend around $230 for it. Is there anything else that is comprable to it? Better than it? Finally, this is logitech's top of the line speaker set correct?

I looked at the Creative Giga Works 7.1 and the Klipsch Promedia Series, and there are several complaints from various users about things breaking. I am sure they work good for some people, but these kinds of reports bother me. After spending that kind of money, the MAIN thing I want is relaibility.
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Originally Posted by virtualnan
I am planning on buying the Z5500 pretty soon. Most everyone has good things to say about it and I love the power of the speakers, since I play my music loud. My question is, I am going to spend around $230 for it. Is there anything else that is comprable to it? Better than it? Finally, this is logitech's top of the line speaker set correct?

I looked at the Creative Giga Works 7.1 and the Klipsch Promedia Series, and there are several complaints from various users about things breaking. I am sure they work good for some people, but these kinds of reports bother me. After spending that kind of money, the MAIN thing I want is relaibility.
Replace the included speaker wiring if possible. Thin wire makes it much more difficult on the amplifier to control the drivers in a speaker. The extra impedance will force the amplifier to work harder and will raise the temperature. It'll run much cooler with better wire and it will sound better as well since the amplifier will have much more control over the drivers.
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Replace the included speaker wiring if possible. Thin wire makes it much more difficult on the amplifier to control the drivers in a speaker. The extra impedance will force the amplifier to work harder and will raise the temperature. It'll run much cooler with better wire and it will sound better as well since the amplifier will have much more control over the drivers.
That is a good idea. What guage speaker wire should I use?
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That is a good idea. What guage speaker wire should I use?
Wait until you see how big you can fit easily into the speakers. It doesn't have to be huge, it's just that the tiny gauge they give you will cause your amp to run too hot and will shorten the lifespan of it.
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Wait until you see how big you can fit easily into the speakers. It doesn't have to be huge, it's just that the tiny gauge they give you will cause your amp to run too hot and will shorten the lifespan of it.
Ok will do. I understand what you are saying. Hell I am running 0 Guage power and ground wire in my car!
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That would be to fat to fit in the spring clip, I've got 8 or 10 AWG from my amp.
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Originally Posted by frostbite
That would be to fat to fit in the spring clip, I've got 8 or 10 AWG from my amp.
Ofcourse. That is cool that they allow you to change your wires like this. But back to my original question. Anything better than these speakers for around $230?
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Proberly the gigaworks g500
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Hey! wait! you have onboard sound! Does it support 7.1 speakers? If it doesn't buy one, but don't buy a crappy sound card!
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Hey! wait! you have onboard sound! Does it support 7.1 speakers? If it doesn't buy one, but don't buy a crappy sound card!
You are right. For now I want to get the speakers. My plan is to get the Xtrememusic card soon.
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