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Logitech X-540 - 5.1 Home theatre speaker system - 70 Watt - £39.14 reserve online and collect in store @ Comet!

£39.14 @ Testing
== now reduced from 39.99 to 39.14 == Great piece of kit!! The Dell 'offer' for this has expired and alternative prices include: Amazon - £52.52 (delivered) EBuyer - £52.52 (delivered) Dell …
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8y, 4m agoFound 8 years, 4 months ago
== now reduced from 39.99 to 39.14 ==

Great piece of kit!! The Dell 'offer' for this has expired and alternative prices include:

Amazon - £52.52 (delivered)
EBuyer - £52.52 (delivered)
Dell - £49.22 (delivered)
Comet Online (If you want them delivered) - £45.94 i.e. still the cheapest

Comet instore price is £59.99! However if you reserve online (no payment needed) and collect in store then you get it for just £39.99, the cheapest I have seen them anywhere!! I personally purchased these yesterday and am very impressed with their performance.


Features & Benefits

* Frequency Directed Dual Driver (FDD2) technology produces a uniform soundfield anywhere in the room.
* Create 5.1 surround sound from common 2-channel stereo sources with Matrix mode.
* Centre channel speaker fits most flat-panel LCD monitors.
* Satellite speaker stands rotate for easy wall mounting.
* Dynamic, real-time bass equalisation maximizes bass response while minimizing distortion.
* High excursion, ported, down-firing subwoofer displaces more air for deeper bass.
* Master volume, subwoofer level and matrix button are all conveniently placed on the control centre.
* Connect headphones to enjoy your games and music privately.
* 2 year guarantee.
* Full product support.

Overview

Immerse yourself in the game with the outstanding surround sound of Logitechs X-540 speaker system. Dual driver satellites use FDD2 technology to eliminate uneven response created by conventional dual driver designs and matrix mode creates 5.1 surround sound from 2-channel sources. An innovative centre channel speaker clips onto the top of most flat-panel LCD monitors. The ported subwoofer features dynamic, real-time equalization that maximizes bass while minimizing distortion. The X-540 also features a convenient control pod with volume and subwoofer level controls, as well as a headphone jack for private listening. Satellite stands rotate for easy wall mounting.

Please note: on the product page it has 'LOGITECH X-540 2.1 SPEAKER SYSTEM' as the title, this is a TYPO which as soon as you read the detailed description is very apparant. The product is definitely 5.1 - as shown by the pictures.
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1 Like #1
Got these during the week from the dell offer good speakers...........Hot
#2
:oops: sorry to ask a really stupid question but my hubby has said he would like a home theatre speaker set as the speakers on our tv are not very good when turned up, would this be what he is meaning? Don't want to ask him as its on his xmas list:santa:
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Not really. These are designed to be plugged into a computer's sound card, and have several inputs for each set of speakers. Also, they don't decode a Dolby signal like you'd get off a DVD, so unless your TV has a decoder built in (unikely) it won't work with your tv or your dvds (unless you have a Media Center PC attached to your TV).

You shold look at the Logitech z5500 system that appeared on here for £175 a few days ago. it is very versatile, looks good in most living rooms, a good setup for a beginner because it doesn't need fiddly sound-balance and it's not too expensive. HOWEVER the subwoofer is HUGE. Ours hides under a coffee table out of the way.

Alternatively there are home theatre setups by Sony et al appearing on HUKD ever y so often. They come with a DVD player and are pretty foolproof.
#4
Thanks for that Noghar. Will go & have a look at the Logitech one. Rep added for your trouble.
#5
Noghar;3535692
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You shold look at the Logitech z5500 system that appeared on here for £175 a few days ago. it is very versatile, looks good in most living rooms, a good setup for a beginner because it doesn't need fiddly sound-balance and it's not too expensive. HOWEVER the subwoofer is HUGE. Ours hides under a coffee table out of the way.



Haha I have that set-up in my living room great sound but as you said the sub is HUGE:)
#6
Guys this is a HOT deal, up it goes!!
#8
I bought this set during the Dell sale for under £40 delivered. I bought them for use with my Xbox360, they're a set for the price and do the job for me.
Would recommend them for pc or gaming, have watched a number of High Def movies through them and thought the sound was good. ;-)
#9
I bought these, and unless my TV is doing something very clever, it appears that the speakers are decoding a Dolby ProLogic signal into surround sound (when in Matrix mode).
They're very good - films, games and music all sound excellent.
#10
My old speakers were on the way out, so these will come in handy! Heat added.
#11
Not avalible in norwich :(
#12
Not bad for the price. Detailed 3 page review on here http://techgage.com/article/logitech_x-540_51_speakers/
#13
Voted HOT.

I got these way back in 2007 and they are an excellent set of speakers for the price.
Paired them with a Creative Soundblaster X-fi Xtreme Gamer soundcard and could never go back to 2.1 and onboard sound.
#14
good with xbox 360?

how long are the wires?
#15
5 weeks to get hot. good work lol

no they wont work with the 360. got to check if i have a comet around me to get these in
#16
maradona
good with xbox 360?

how long are the wires?


http://techgage.com/article/logitech_x-540_51_speakers/3
#17
got to love this reviewer

1/5 1 / 5
Check your compatibility! 23 December 2008
review by: Anonymous Reviewer

"If you're thinking of using this speaker system with a DVD player to create a home cinema effect, don't - unless you check the compatibility of your audio output with the three mini-jacks (black, green, orange). If you have only a 2 channel RCA audio output then it won't work unless you purchase an adaptor that's only available in the US. If you have a co-axial output, optical or DTS output, forget it, these speakers will not fit your system no matter what."


what an idiot. it in no way states that it is for home cinema usage and even comes under the COMPUTER section of their website lol. some people
#18
Diekund;3955635
5 weeks to get hot. good work lol

no they wont work with the 360. got to check if i have a comet around me to get these in


Yes they will work with the Xbox 360 but will only output in Stereo.
#19
You can use this with a 360 but you'll only get stereo sound, not 5.1.
#20
Mada06
Yes they will work with the Xbox 360 but will only output in Stereo.


i was meaning for surround.
#21
Diekund
i was meaning for surround.


That's what they all say :whistling:
#22
MetalGearAl
You can use this with a 360 but you'll only get stereo sound, not 5.1.


You can get 5.1 through the speakers if your PC soundcard supports decoding on the fly through SPDIF. Done this for ages with an Audigy 4 through Vista x64 for Sky+ HD/PS3 in my room but strangely the X-Fi Elite Pro does not support SPDIF decoding under Vista x64.
1 Like #23
Diekund
got to love this reviewer

what an idiot. it in no way states that it is for home cinema usage and even comes under the COMPUTER section of their website lol. some people


Think you're being a bit harsh there. This thread proves how easy it is for people to get confused, and at least that review might stop someone making an expensive mistake.

I suppose you would say the OP must be an idiot too, for labelling the deal as a "Home theatre speaker system", when neither Comet or Logitech make any such claim.
#24
I have the 530 and these speakers pick up radio waves (Billy)

You can hear it when no sound is being played. It doesn't happen all the time, the other night it sounded like some Mad Mullah chanting but not in English.
#25
I've been using this system for over a month now and have no complaints! Very satisfied.

Unlike most systems, you can put the volume up to MAX on the remote control and there is NO distortion. Amazingly, the louder you turn up the thing, the BETTER it sounds!! Matrix mode also allows you to use all the speakers (2 left, 2 left, centre and sub woofer) from any 2.1 source.

Also remember you have a TWO year warranty (not one) with Logitech, whose customer service is known to be excellent.

All in All, cannot recommend these enough for the price.
#26
maradona
good with xbox 360?

how long are the wires?


The wires are an okay length apart from the rear ones. I picked up a pair of High Quality RCA Phono Audio Extension Cables - RCA Plug to Socket 2 x 5 Metres for the rears.
Although peeps are saying you only get stereo sound and not true 5.1.....you do get 5.1... only its virtual.
By pressing the Matrix button on the remote, it splits the 2.1 into vitual 5.1 and does it very well I must say.
I was abit concerned about this when ordering but soon discovered that the virtual 5.1 is produced very well.
I recommend this set to you. :thumbsup:
#27
MetalGearAl
You can use this with a 360 but you'll only get stereo sound, not 5.1.


Thanks.

Meh, perhaps i'll look for something else then. Would like the capability of 5.1 even if it's not practical right now.
Although at this price arrgh...
#28
Was going to get this but you cant connect the ps3 and the 360 at the same time


Im looking for somthing that has multiple inputs
#29
Diekund
5 weeks to get hot. good work lol


Can't understand that? It was a great deal 5 weeks back yet has only warmed up now. Lol..

:thumbsup:
#30
I payed £80 for this :-( lol bargain voted HOT!
#32


Saw that too, however that model doesn't have a remote control and the controls are on one of the small speakers, so nowhere as good imo. Alarmingly, the in-store pc world price for this lesser model is £73.39 :roll:
#33
For those looking for a set of speakers so that they can plug into their DVD player/Blu-ray/Ps3/Xbox and have 5.1 surround sounds via the optical cables...

i suggest taking a look at the Logitech Z-5500 - they are around £200 - think cheapest with free delivery is £199 from amazon. (poor amazon delivery guys - free delivery, when this weighs a ton!)

These are well worth every penny, as the sounds from this is truly cinematic, i bought mine a couple of years back and they are still going strong - build quality are amazing, i'm sure these will last me for a while...

so take a look at these if the ones above aren't what you're looking for.
#34
Crackin deal, heat added.
#35
robklobb
The wires are an okay length apart from the rear ones. I picked up a pair of High Quality RCA Phono Audio Extension Cables - RCA Plug to Socket 2 x 5 Metres for the rears.
Although peeps are saying you only get stereo sound and not true 5.1.....you do get 5.1... only its virtual.
By pressing the Matrix button on the remote, it splits the 2.1 into vitual 5.1 and does it very well I must say.
I was abit concerned about this when ordering but soon discovered that the virtual 5.1 is produced very well.
I recommend this set to you. :thumbsup:


Well if you want to rename stereo upmix to 5.1, that's fine, but it sure isn't true surround sound. Front left and right stereo signals are just copied to rear speakers, then blended together to create sound for the centre speaker and LFE.
So upmixing is great if you're playing a stereo source and want all 6 speakers working, but would be a dumb move imho to buy a 5.1 speaker system and feed it 2 x RCA and not get true surround. I'd personally put that money towards a better sounding 2.1 system if I wasn't able to input a true 5.1 signal.
#36
Regarding using these with my TV, if I set them up and connected them to the headphone jack of my plasma would all sound from the telly be transmitted via them? And that way, I could use my TV's own volume control to control the sound output? I'd like to use these with my telly but don't like the idea of a wired remote for volume.
#37
Pontiac
Regarding using these with my TV, if I set them up and connected them to the headphone jack of my plasma would all sound from the telly be transmitted via them? And that way, I could use my TV's own volume control to control the sound output? I'd like to use these with my telly but don't like the idea of a wired remote for volume.


Technically - I believe what you write would work. Interesting idea!
#38
Pontiac
Regarding using these with my TV, if I set them up and connected them to the headphone jack of my plasma would all sound from the telly be transmitted via them? And that way, I could use my TV's own volume control to control the sound output? I'd like to use these with my telly but don't like the idea of a wired remote for volume.



If you press the matrix button on the remote then yes, you'd get sound from all speakers using headphone output. And yes the TV volume would work like a pre amp to control output.

With TV volume on high it will distort like hell probably. With it on low you'd probably hear buzzing from having to have the Logitechs turned up high.
Hasn't the TV got RCA audio and video outputs? That would be better than using headphone output. It would still make the audio gods very unhappy though. -)
#39
Maggot
If you press the matrix button on the remote then yes, you'd get sound from all speakers using headphone output. And yes the TV volume would work like a pre amp to control output.

With TV volume on high it will distort like hell probably. With it on low you'd probably hear buzzing from having to have the Logitechs turned up high.
Hasn't the TV got RCA audio and video outputs? That would be better than using headphone output. It would still make the audio gods very unhappy though. -)


http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/3330573/Panasonic-Viera-37-TH-37PX70PED-HD-Ready-Freeview-Plasma-TV/Product.html this is my telly yes it does say something about RCA outputs. I'm a newb to all this, pray tell if that would be a better way of connecting in order as I say to have these connecting directly to my telly and output the sound through them rather than the ****** TV speakers, and be able to use TV remote to control volume? And do I need to buy these RCA cables?
#40
Pontiac
http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/3330573/Panasonic-Viera-37-TH-37PX70PED-HD-Ready-Freeview-Plasma-TV/Product.html this is my telly yes it does say something about RCA outputs. I'm a newb to all this, pray tell if that would be a better way of connecting in order as I say to have these connecting directly to my telly and output the sound through them rather than the ****** TV speakers, and be able to use TV remote to control volume? And do I need to buy these RCA cables?



Definitely better to use dedicated RCA audio outputs than headphone outputs. The speakers will come with RCA cables I would have thought.
You'll probably find the quality of sound from the X-540 far superior to the TV, all round more dynamic, more high and low frequencies, plus more stereo separation because you can move the speakers further apart. It's just a waste to buy a 5.1 system and only feed them a 2 channel input. Have you heard a decent 5.1 system? DVDs really come to life.

edit: Forgot to say, yes your TV has audio RCA outputs and they're at the back so will give neater wiring.

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