Logitech X-540 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers - half price using code EDS50540 @ Logitech
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Logitech X-540 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers - half price using code EDS50540 @ Logitech

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Found 26th Jul 2010Made hot 6th Aug 2010
Introducing the powerful Logitech X540 5.1 Speaker System. Strengthen your gaming with a harmonized soundfield that surrounds you. Get full, lush audio even from 2-channel sources for a 5.1 surround sound experience

The Logitech X-540 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers allows you to engross yourself in games and movies with a full 360° of audio. The Logitech X540 includes Matrix Modes which allows you to enjoy a 5.1 surround sound effect from 2-channel stereo source.
Frequency directed dual drivers provide a balanced, uniform sound without inconsistent even spots. Logitech have included real-time bass equalization in the Logitech X540 which maximizes bass response and minimize distortion.


Making life easier:

* The Logitech X540 speakers, mount directly onto most flat-panel displays with it Center channel LCD clip Just rotate the stands to switch from desktop to wall.
* Easily access power, volume, bass, Matrix Mode and your headphone jack on the convenient control pod which comes with the Logitech X540 speakers
* Enjoy your music, movies and games privately with the integrated
* Set up is easy just Plug and Play as the Logitech X-540 speaker system easily connect to PCs, CD and MP3 players.
* Total 70W RMS

62 Comments

Thanks 4 posting man, ordered one gr8 price

Amazing speakers!!! Make's PS3 games and blu ray sound amazing!! Good price for these..HOT

Agreed, awesome price for these speakers.

Topcashback is giving 3% atm so about £1 extra off if it tracks at the discounted price or £2 if it tracks at the full price.
It only supports True 5.1 on PC soundcards as it uses analog connections, the 360 and PS3 need digital optical for true 5.1 otherwise it uses the 'Matrix' mode to turn 2.1 into virtual 5.1 instead which isn't quite as good but is decent enough.
Edited by: "GlitchMetalArms" 27th Jul 2010

Great deal. Thanks.

Offer still available and order placed today. Thank you

was looking at these and was just about to buy them for 69£, great deal. Thanks dude.

heat added.

I don't know why this isn't hotter, free delivery and a bargin of a price for use with a PC. Remeber not true 5.1 with a console!

these are top speakers i have a set myself i paid no where near that price (i was a lot cheaper) but thats still an excellent price

heat added

Hot.

I've had a set of these since Dec 2008, bought for .....£48.99 from Amazon!
It appears they've held their value well.

Do these have any kind of sound processor in i.e AC3/DTS etc.? I can't see anything...

£14 less than Scan, not too bad.

this is typical, i just bought the logitech x 530 for £45 yesterday and its to late to cancel

oh well, they are still good and so are these, voted hot

Banned

Already got a set of Creative 5.1 T1600 speakers, anyone think its worth upgrading to these?

These are just speakers. Nothing more. It doesn't accept optical.

I use them with my iMac on the Windows 7 partition with a Creative X-Fi USB Sound Blaster. They're brilliant. I don't think I paid much more than this but they come recommended.

I might add that the cable lengths are shockingly short. I am in a 6ft x 7ft room and they're too small! Single RCA/Phono extension cables will be a must in larger rooms.

bez

Do these have any kind of sound processor in i.e AC3/DTS etc.? I can't … Do these have any kind of sound processor in i.e AC3/DTS etc.? I can't see anything...



No, it's an analogue set of speakers.

Base unit contains the sub-woofer, and takes all the input connections from the PC. (via 3 1/8" stereo audio jacks)
It then has outputs to the 5 satellite speakers via RCA cables.

greenfeld

I might add that the cable lengths are shockingly short. I am in a 6ft x … I might add that the cable lengths are shockingly short. I am in a 6ft x 7ft room and they're too small! Single RCA/Phono extension cables will be a must in larger rooms.



Agreed, I too had to use extensions for the rear left & rear right speakers.

I only have three back-panel connectors for line-in, line-out, microphone-in, two front-panel connectors for headphone-output and microphone-in.i also have a s/pdif digital out

can i use this to get true 5.1 sound? should i buy it or not bother?

any help would be appreciated

Logitech have never let me down, excellent build quality on all their products. Heat added.

Fantastic Price for some decent kit. HEAT

jonlechef

Amazing speakers!!! Make's PS3 games and blu ray sound amazing!! Good … Amazing speakers!!! Make's PS3 games and blu ray sound amazing!! Good price for these..HOT


how you connect them to your ps3, they are analogue not digital so you cant connect via an optical.

neoshinobi

I only have three back-panel connectors for line-in, line-out, … I only have three back-panel connectors for line-in, line-out, microphone-in, two front-panel connectors for headphone-output and microphone-in.i also have a s/pdif digital outcan i use this to get true 5.1 sound? should i buy it or not bother?any help would be appreciated



Each 3.5mm input\output acts carries 2 channels (you know like headphones carry 2 channels). So it sends a 5.1 signal using those 3 that you have.

For a computer, this "true" 5.1 is a bit silly, what people are on about is that these speakers don't have their own decoder, you will need software on your computer to decode the 5.1 signal, be it Dolby Digital\DTS\Dolby TrueHD\DTS Master Audio...etc.

There are free decoders available for all of them, except to my knowledge "DTS Master Audio", it doesn't really matter, it's just software and if you really want to get it working it won't be an issue if you ask on a forum or two if you get stuck.

Banned

Ordered anyways lets see how they compare to the creatives

Just orderd one, normally i dont like 5.1 as the mess, thought i'd give these a go as they can be wall mounted, i might use 3.1 and leave the back 2 disconnected.

hi
Will these work with a Acer Revo?

If they do how will I extend the cable to locate the speakers around the room and what cable do I buy?

Can these also be connected to a amplifier?

Thanks

Wow, this is hot. Amazing system for the price, sooo close to buying it, but I don't need one! I should be banned from HUKD...oO

I've stuck with Logitech products for sometime now. Their speakers are,in my opinion, better than Creatives, which I've owned. For £44.50 for a much rated 5.1 system, it's a bargain! HOT!!!

romeospadre

hiWill these work with a Acer Revo?



Not really, the Acer Revo doesn't have 5.1 Analogue output.
You could plug the Left/Right channels into the headphone socket, and use the matrix mode to create the other 3.1 channels.... but I wouldn't bother, it won't be taking full advantage of what the Revo can output. (5.1 via HDMI or optical)

If they do how will I extend the cable to locate the speakers around the … If they do how will I extend the cable to locate the speakers around the room and what cable do I buy?



Just google "rca extension cable".
It shouldn't cost you more than a few quid to get a few metres.
I wouldn't buy them until you've got the speakers though, as you you may not need extensions at all - and even then you probably won't need extensions for all 5 satellite speakers.

Can these also be connected to a amplifier?Thanks



Depends very much upon the amp.

It sounds like you want to use these for a home cinema type setup; that's not what they're intended for - they're just good surround sound PC speakers.
Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 7th Aug 2010

neoshinobi

I only have three back-panel connectors for line-in, line-out, … I only have three back-panel connectors for line-in, line-out, microphone-in, two front-panel connectors for headphone-output and microphone-in.i also have a s/pdif digital outcan i use this to get true 5.1 sound? should i buy it or not bother?any help would be appreciated



If your sound card (either dedicated, or integrated on the motherboard) doesn't support 5.1 surround sound then I wouldn't recommend getting 5.1 speakers, it's a waste.

Most modern non-budget motherboards have atleast 5.1 sound (usually 7.1), you'll be able to tell from the connector backplate. It should look something like this:
http://i34.tinypic.com/2h836vs.png

Alternatively.... read your motherboard manual!


Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 7th Aug 2010

Nice find - Perfect for my new build. Cheers OP

have these and paid about 50 at amazon 2 years ago....good price....perefctly good enough as pc speakers or even for consoles.....would bother with for movies/av though get a decent set for that (like kef's - they are 1000 times better but cost rrp is 25 times this - i paid alot less tho)

have these and paid about 50 at amazon 2 years ago....good price....perefctly good enough as pc speakers or even for consoles.....would bother with for movies/av though get a decent set for that (like kef's - these logitechs suck compared to the kefs but then the rrp is 20-25 times this - i paid alot less tho)

hot hot hot

To be quite honest I've had a range of branded speakers Labtec, Logitech, Altec Lansing, Cambridge Soundworks and Creative Labs.

Some of the Logitech speakers were just rebranded Labtecs but very good quality and Cambrige Soundworks were taken over by Creative I think?

I've been down the route of 5.1 and 2.1 and to be very honest I really feel that (for me) a good quality set of 2.1 speakers is about the best practical solution overall.

I've had to (temporarily) retire my Creative Labs DeskTop Theatre 5.1 DTT2200 as my current laptop uses an express card slot and I can't use my Creative PCMCIA Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS soundcard..bummer, so I'm just using the Altec Lansing 2.1's but the sound quality is still there

http://common.ziffdavisinternet.com/util_get_image/95/0,1468,i=95686,00.jpg

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31QMNDTGH8L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

I tend to travel/move frequently, so the hassle of the extra wiring becomes a pain but if you live in the same house for years on end I suppose it's not so bad

Looks like a good price for quality speakers!
Edited by: "gtd65" 7th Aug 2010

Dont forget quidco - £2.22
Edited by: "masai" 7th Aug 2010

Excellent speakers. Awful rear cable length.

Purchased from Pix for near £60 3 months ago.

Have some heat. Recommended.
Edited by: "tWeetZ" 7th Aug 2010

I am looking for decent 2.0 (or 2.1) PC speakers ... I don't really want a subwoofer if I can avoid it. I would prefer to spend £30 or less, but have up to £50 to spend if need be. The one thing I can't stand is hum (e.g. from the transformer). Can anyone recomnmend anything better, or should this set be on the shortlist (but I will not use 3 of the speakers).

Thanks

Do these have decent shielding from interference?
I have a set of old Cambridge 5.1s which are fine but they pick up all sorts of crap from stuff like mobile phones, hoovers etc...

Great find OP!

I know this is about a week old since the last post, but i thought i'd point out the code is working well! just ordered myself a set
Saved me a lot of money OP!
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