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Logitech Z-5450 Wireless Speakers - Logitech Z-5450 Wireless Speakers

By Benny Har-Even

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Logitech Z-5450 Wireless Speakers

Summary

Our Score:

9

If you’ve got the power sockets handy then set-up is truly a breeze. As well as the two fronts, two rears and the centre speaker, you get a Control Centre with a cool clear blue LCD display. It has a dial for volume, a power switch that glows red when on standby and blue when on, and five other buttons. You hook this up to the sub-woofer, and the front and centre speakers via spring clips. The wireless rears are labelled specifically Right and Left – as each receives its own directional information.

The sub-woofer is quite huge with a large port in the side and heat fins at the rear. The front is emblazoned with the Logitech logo and the famous THX badge. Once upon a time the THX badge would only be found on equipment costing thousands of pounds and it does seem to have been watered down somewhat to appear on something that’s relatively bargain basement. However, it’s still an indicator that this is a good set of speakers.

Each speaker is set on a fixed stand except for the wide format centre speaker, which can tilt up and down so you can place it either above or below your TV and aim the sound. Each speaker is held on its stand by a screw and if you remove this you can swizzle the speaker round and wall mount them, which is a great option. Logitech doesn’t appear to offer matching tall stands however, which is a shame.

The rear of the control console has a good range of connectivity, with two Optical inputs and one Coaxial. This means you could have say, a Sky+, a games console and a DVD player all hooked up digitally at the same time. There are also three analogue 3.5mm inputs. A switch on the rear enables this to be configured as three separate stereo inputs or as a single 6-channel direct input from a PC sound card.

The supplied remote is functional and not too bad looking. Each option is easily accessible including the useful test button. It could be improved by having a backlight but even in the dark the buttons can be identified in the dark if you remember the arrangement.

Dave

April 24, 2013, 12:19 pm

I have had this system for some years now and it is fantastic in every way .The sound is perfect whether watching movies or listening to music.The sub woofer on full shacks the house with no distortion to the sound quality.This seems to be quite a rare system but a great purchase (approx £260.00 when i bought it in 2006/7).

Kianouch

December 31, 2013, 9:05 am

Great system for a while. However, currently, both my rear speakers are out of order and Logitech has no spare parts.

Dave

December 31, 2013, 10:56 am

Might be worth a look on e-bay try this Logitech speakers rear wireless only x2 Z5450 5.1 THX Certified.

Wizz

January 14, 2014, 11:39 am

Logitech support sucks, it is essentially a zero. I lost the connecting block that converts the rca outputs to three way components cables (green, black, brown) they will not sell this component and no one else does either - this means dicing the whole set....absolutely unbelievable, I'll never touch Logitech again, ever.

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