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Logitech Sound System X-450 vs X-5500 Digital

By N8N8N8
Jul 14, 2009
  1. how much of a difference in sound quality will there be? Also im looking for alot of bass. Will it be a noticeable increase with the Z5500

    X-450



    Hardware

    o Drivers:
    Satellites: (2) 2" drivers per satellite
    Subwoofer: 5.25" ported driver
    o Speaker dimensions (H x W x D):
    Satellites: 8.4" x 3.2" x 5"
    Center channel: 7.8" x 4.75" x 3.75"
    Subwoofer: 11.25" x 6.5" x 9.75"

    Technical Specifications

    o Total RMS power: 70 watts RMS
    Satellites: 45 watts RMS (2 x 7.4W front, 15.4W centre, 2 x 7.4W rear)
    Subwoofer: 25 watts RMS
    o Total peak power: 140 watts
    o Frequency response: 40 Hz - 20 kHz




    Z-5500


    Specifications
    Hardware

    o Drivers:
    Satellites: 3” polished aluminum phase plug drivers
    Subwoofer: 10” high-excursion ported driver with 6th order bass reflex enclosure
    Surround sound effects
    o Hardware decoding:
    Dolby® Digital, DTS®, and DTS®, 96/24 soundtracks
    Dolby Pro Logic II (Movie and Music modes)
    6 Channel Direct
    Stereo x2
    Stereo
    o Supported digital formats:
    Dolby Digital
    DTS and DTS 96/24
    PCM (uncompressed stereo): 44.1 kHz / 16 bit through 96 kHz / 24 bit
    o Source Inputs:
    Digital optical for DVD or CD players, PlayStation®2, Xbox®**
    Digital coaxial for DVD or CD players or PC sound cards (requires coaxial cable, sold separately)
    6 channel direct (3 stereo-mini connectors) for 2, 4, or 6 channel PC sound cards OR
    6 channel direct (3 stereo-mini connectors) for 3 stereo analog mini audio sources, like CD and DVD players, Playstation 2, Xbox, or 2 channel PC sound cards (somedevices may require stereo mini to dual RCA adapter, sold separately)
    Analog stereo-mini (on side panel of control center) for portable CD, MP3,or MiniDisc® players

    Technical Specifications

    o Total FTC power: 505 watts RMS
    Sub-woofer: 188 watts RMS (into 8 ohms, @ 100Hz, @ 10% THD)
    Satellites:
    Left/Right: 62 watts RMS x 2 (into 8 ohms, @ 1khz, @ 10% THD)
    Center: 69 watts RMS (into 8 ohms, @ 1kHz, @ 10% THD)
    Rear Left & Right: 62 watts RMS x 2 (into 8 ohms, @ 1kHz, @ 10% THD)
    o Total Peak power: 1010 watts
    o Maximum SPL: >115 dB
    o Frequency response: 33 Hz — 20 kHz
    o Amplifier: Ultra-linear, high-capacity analog
    o Signal to noise ratio: >93.5 dB, typical 100
    o Input impedance: 8,000 ohms
    o Compatibility:
    PC/Mac
    CD
    MP3
    DVD
    PlayStation®
    Xbox®


    TY
     
  2. turbo1

    turbo1 TS Maniac Posts: 353

    if you really care for a good hard hitting bass, I'd go for Z-5500.

    this is why:

    Z-5500
    Subwoofer: 10” high-excursion ported driver with 6th order bass reflex enclosure.

    >> when you say 6th order,its a bandpass system that has a good sounding effect
    of the driver (subwoofer).

    while X-450 only throws:

    Subwoofer: 5.25" ported driver.


    ...remember,always go for the bigger driver (subwoofer) in terms of circumference
    or diameter.

    Z-5500 - 10”


    X-450 - 5.25"

    likewise the handling power:

    Z-5500 - 188 watts RMS

    X-450 - 70 watts RMS
     
  3. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 899   +15

    at the very least, consider your room size also, the big Z5500 is not meant for small room.

    hence, if u got an average sized room and money to spare, get the Z5500....
    X540 is meant for the small room and those on tight budget..
     
  4. N8N8N8

    N8N8N8 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks both for you :)
     
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