Logitech, the PC peripheral manufacturer, has announced two new budget speaker sets; the X-530s and the X-230s.
These speakers are the first in Logitech’s range to use its patent-pending Frequency Directed Dual Drivers. This essentially means that the speakers contain two drive units instead of the single one used in other Logitech speakers such as the Z-3 series. Logitech claims that the new technology enables it to overcome the issue of high-frequency overlap that leads to uneven sound – a major barrier to dual driver speakers in the past.
While manufacturers are often making bold statements about how great their technology is, we are more inclined to believe Logitech in this case. This is because Logitech also made a big noise about how the single phase plug technology used in its existing line-up is better than the multiple driver approach used by other manufacturers. However, we have a set of Logitech’s Z3’s in the office and can attest to their excellent sound quality.
The two new speakers sets both features a high-gloss look, designed to appeal to the style conscious. The subwoofer is designed to match the satellites, and includes a kick-proof metal grill for protection.
The X530s offers surround sound for gaming and DVDs with a decent 70 Watts of Root Mean Squared (RMS) power. They feature an acoustically matched centre and surround speakers and a sub-woofer.
The X-230s are more suited for the space conscious, with only two satellites and a smaller sub-woofer. These offer 32 Watts of RMS power.
Both speaker sets will be available across Europe in September. The X-530 will have an RRP of €79.99, while the X-230’s will cost €49.99. Logitech’s web site is here.