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Logitech Announces Z606 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers With Bluetooth Connectivity

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Logitech today added a new 5.1 surround sound speaker system to its audio range featuring wireless multi-source connectivity.


Called the Logitech Z606, the six-speaker system offers 160 watts of peak power and includes 3.5mm audio jack and RCA cable connections along with a built-in Bluetooth 4.2 module for quickly connecting to TVs, smartphones, tablets, consoles and computers.

The system comes with a 5.25-inch 25 watt subwoofer and five 10-watt (50-watt in total) satellite speakers, including extra long 20-foot rear satellite speaker cables for best placement to get the optimal surround sound experience.

The Bluetooth connection works up to 33 feet away, while the included compact remote lets you play, pause and skip songs, control volume, select inputs, and switch between 2.1 and 5.1 sound interchangeably.

The Logitech Z606 5.1 Surround Sound costs $129.99 and is available to order from today from the Logitech website.

Article Link: Logitech Announces Z606 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers With Bluetooth Connectivity
 

roland.g

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Are the speakers wireless or just the connectivity to the system. Wireless satellites vs a wireless transmit is a huge difference. Given the price point, I will guess it’s the latter.
 

Icaras

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No hdmi? Pass.

Yup. Not sure why Logitech keeps passing this up. For me, I’ve always had surround sound on my Mac or PC for as long as I could remember, and ever since Macs could transmit HDMI audio over mini Display port, I’ve never looked back to Logitech systems.

And surround sound what? Do PC sound cards seriously still come equipped with those three multicolored 3.5mm outputs? Macs have never had that so I agree with others about how this article is even remotely Apple related? :confused:
 

NekoFever

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So it's a 5.1 system with no way to send it a 5.1 audio signal since it doesn't have HDMI or even optical?
 
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I have purchased Logitech products several times and had them gifted numerous times. One hundred percent of the time they have been crap. For example, solar keyboards that stop charging after 1 year which really did not matter since the keys kept falling off. iPad keyboards that destroyed my i[ad screen. Speakers that seem to have loose parts inside, and computer mice that are better described as rat crap. finally, Customer service that seems to have been trained by Darth Vader. Sorry, I’ll pass on this one.
 

roland.g

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Logitech makes a good, really good 5.1 system. The only of one of very few on the market for a computer called the Z906. My company uses them in a product and it has worked well for us.

I really was hoping to see something along the lines of the Denon HEOS wireless speaker and AV line but not at $130. Instead this is a commercial low end replacement to the existing Z506.
 
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mcfrazieriv

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5.1 160w system in 2019? My soundbar has more than the total system... what the hell is this?
 

nutmac

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5.1 160w system in 2019? My soundbar has more than the total system... what the hell is this?

2019 speakers should have at least one of the followings:
  1. Wireless speakers
  2. AirPlay 2
  3. Voice assistance (e.g., Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, Google Home)
  4. Soundbar
  5. Dolby Atmos and/or DTS:X
  6. HDMI with ARC (ideally eARC)
Z606 has none of these. At $129, at least it's comparatively cheap.
 
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The system comes with a 5.25-inch 25 watt subwoofer and five 50-watt (in total) satellite speakers, including extra long 20-foot rear satellite speaker cables for best placement to get the optimal surround sound experience.
I think it’s more correctly written “five 10-Watt (50 Watts total) satellite speakers”. Also, I wouldn’t call 20 ft. speaker cables “extra long” but that’s just my opinion.
 

mcfrazieriv

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I think it’s more correctly written “five 10-Watt (50 Watts total) satellite speakers”. Also, I wouldn’t call 20 ft. speaker cables “extra long” but that’s just my opinion.

You are correct. I guess for those who live in a Brooklyn studio apartment those extra long 20 foot wires come in handy.

I love how the TV unit in the picture is bowed in the center.
 

H3LL5P4WN

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I have purchased Logitech products several times and had them gifted numerous times. One hundred percent of the time they have been crap. For example, solar keyboards that stop charging after 1 year which really did not matter since the keys kept falling off. iPad keyboards that destroyed my i[ad screen. Speakers that seem to have loose parts inside, and computer mice that are better described as rat crap. finally, Customer service that seems to have been trained by Darth Vader. Sorry, I’ll pass on this one.

Funny, I only just replaced my Logitech G13 and G600 after nearly 10 years. I've had them since their respective preorders, and while they still worked, I was beginning to think they were worn out. At home I'm currently using the aforementioned replacement G13 and G600, a G502 Hero, G19 Orion Spark, and G560 Speakers.

Meanwhile, every single Razer mouse I've owned has had it's laser die just outside of the 90 day warranty. Those were the Mamba, Naga, and Naga Elite. So I think your 'rat crap' comment is entirely off-base. Hell, I still have my G5 mouse, 'Rusty,' and all it needs is new mouse feet. That mouse is 14 years old now.

Posted via my Logitech Craft keyboard and MX Master 2S mouse.
 

Zenithal

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Most people with some need will have purchased a better all in one set or slowly built up their custom setup.

Aside from the surround effect, I wonder if a high end soundbar would sound better than this. Units like this are aimed at budge orientated individuals short on space.

Funny, I only just replaced my Logitech G13 and G600 after nearly 10 years. I've had them since their respective preorders, and while they still worked, I was beginning to think they were worn out. At home I'm currently using the aforementioned replacement G13 and G600, a G502 Hero, G19 Orion Spark, and G560 Speakers.

Meanwhile, every single Razer mouse I've owned has had it's laser die just outside of the 90 day warranty. Those were the Mamba, Naga, and Naga Elite. So I think your 'rat crap' comment is entirely off-base. Hell, I still have my G5 mouse, 'Rusty,' and all it needs is new mouse feet. That mouse is 14 years old now.

Posted via my Logitech Craft keyboard and MX Master 2S mouse.
This. I've been using Logitech keyboards and mice forever and they last forever. They even replace products well outside the warranty period.
 

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This. I've been using Logitech keyboards and mice forever and they last forever. They even replace products well outside the warranty period.

I'm hoping they replace my new G13; one of the buttons broke and I'm working with customer service to replace it, even though it's no longer in production.
 
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