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Logitech Speaker System Z523 with Subwoofer

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  • Room-Filling Logitech 360-degree sound for an immersive music, movie and game experience
  • Down-firing subwoofer with 6.5-in pressure driver delivers ultra-deep bass without distortion
  • Quick-connect inputs let you easily plug in your DVD player, game console, iPod and headphones
  • 40 watts (RMS) of power for big, rich, detailed sound. Convenient on-speaker controls put volume adjustment at your fingertips
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Technical Details

  • Mac Compatible

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 9.2 x 11.4 inches ; 11 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 11.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002FU5QMK
  • Item model number: 980-000319
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (543 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 16, 2009

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Your music. Your movies. Your games. The high-performance Speaker System Z523 brings them all to life in room-filling 360-degree sound. Unlike traditional one-directional speaker systems, Logitech speakers project sound evenly in all directions. No dead spots. You get the full listening experience--not just in front of the speakers--but everywhere in the room. Two satellite speakers deliver rich mids and crisp highs. The down-firing subwoofer with 6.5-inch pressure driver produces deep bass you can feel. RCA and 3.5mm jacks let you easily connect your Logitech Squeezebox network music player, gaming console, iPod or DVD player. 40 watts (RMS) of power fills the room with crystal-clear sound. And convenient on-speaker controls put complete bass and volume control at your fingertips.

Feel the music and action in high-performance all-around sound

Feel the bass thumps. Hear the enemy creeping toward you. Experience every emotion in the villain's voice. The Speaker System Z523 floods your room with sound so real and detailed, you'll feel like you're right there in the middle of your music, games and movies. It's deep bass and dynamic sound you can feel. Walk across the room and your music stays rich and balanced, thanks to Logitech 360-degree sound technology. Plug in your iPod, game console or DVD player and bring your favorite music and entertainment to life in room-filling audio clarity. Then turn up the volume and treat yourself to 40 watts of pure, clean listening power. This is the way music, movies and games were meant to be heard—all the way around.

Key Features

Traditional desktop speakers focus sound in one listening “sweet spot”

Logitech 360-degree sound for an immersive sound experience, everywhere in the room
You don't just listen to music at your desk. Shouldn't your speakers deliver great sound no matter where you are in your room? That's not the case with most desktop speakers. They're designed to focus all the sound to one fixed “sweet spot” directly in front of the speakers. Move out of that narrow sweet spot—say, over to the couch—and details drop out. Your music starts to sound muddy.

Logitech 360-degree speakers project sound evenly in all directions for a full-room sweet spot

  Logitech solves the problem with 360-degree sound technology. Rather than using only a forward-firing driver, Logitech speakers are acoustically engineered with both forward- and backward-firing drivers. So sound is projected and reflected more evenly and over a wider range of space. Result? Your whole room becomes a sweet spot filled with clear, rich, music—even if you're behind the speakers.

Down-firing subwoofer with 6.5-inch pressure driver for deeper bass without distortion
This is bass at its deepest best—low, big and clean. With the down-firing subwoofer, you can literally feel the bass at higher volumes. Deep thumps and rumbles make your gaming and movie watching more intense. And Logitech's 6.5-inch pressure driver completely eliminates distortion. So you hear clean, rich bass, even at window-rattling volume.

Integrated jacks for easy connections to music, game and movie players
This speaker system is engineered to play nice with your other entertainment equipment. RCA jacks and a 3.5 mm input make it a snap to plug in your Logitech Squeezebox network music player, gaming console, iPod or DVD player. There's also a headphone output, so you can listen in private whenever you want.

40 watts of power for big, rich, detailed sound
You've got a room full of friends—and the power to fill it with full-out music. Go ahead. Turn up the volume. Your bass notes will boom. Your high notes will sing. A full 40 watts (RMS) of power will do right by your party mix with big, crowd-pleasing 360-degree sound.

Convenient on-speaker controls put volume adjustment at your fingertips
Sometimes you're in the mood for soft jazz. Other times you're ready to crank up a night of serious high-octane rock. Either way, the on-board controls put total volume and bass control at your fingertips (you know, just in case the neighbors come knockin').

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What's in the Box

Package Contents
  • 2 satellite speakers
  • 1 subwoofer
  • Cable included: power cable and color-corded audio cables
  • User documentation

    System Requirements
    Works with:
  • Computer soundcards or audio sources that include a 3.5 mm jack
  • Any major operating systems including Windows, Mac, and Linux
  • Product Description

    Z523 2.1 Speaker System

    Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    This was one of my top 5 Amazon purchases. I am very pleased with the set up to my TV and the sounds is very good. I think after upgrading my HDMI cables and tweaking the… Read more ›
    I am absolutely enjoying the Logitech speaker system! Very easy to install, the sound is great. Whether playing games or music, I am very satisfied. Read more ›
    I bought it for $50 on a deal of the day and it was $50…The sound is pretty solid for a cheap pair of speakers, but the bass is just so muffled/distorted I can't use them. Read more ›
    What I discovered is that my sound sound card is totally cheap crap. So the Eagles, which I thought at first were bad speakers, were actually steps above what my sound card… Read more ›
    Sound is pretty good. I'm not an audiophile however so I really can't discern between the good and the amazing, but this is a lot better than the speakers you'll find in a… Read more ›
    Pros: Sound quality is pretty good. Sub provides good, balanced if somewhat underwhelming bass. Read more ›
    1. The bass is excellent and can be adjusted to taste by the dial on the right speaker - mine is set to the 10 o'clock position. Read more ›
    I like listening to music filled with bass, and this has got lots of it! The volume and bass dials are very convenient. Definitely worth the buy! Read more ›
    Hi Logitech Speaker System Z523 with Subwoofer is very good . I like it. Read more ›
    I've had some bad experiences with logitech products previously, specifically…However, the speakers and subwoofer is really good, considering the price and the quality. I… Read more ›
    Make sure you put the sub on the floor. The only con to me is I think the sub is too powerful for the satellite speakers. If the bass is not turned down low then it… Read more ›
    They are perfect for my dorm room…The wiring is a lot but I just throw it under my desk and the sound + bass is perfect (loud for partying and perfect for studying haha) Read more ›
    These speakers are pretty good, no real complaints. There are certainly better speakers out there, but for the price they are nice. They seem pretty good for… Read more ›
    Have to turn it way down, otherwise it shakes the floor. The price is very good and I'm very happy with the end result of good sound in my office. Read more ›
    I bought it for 50 bucks, and the price was sooo reasonable. I really like my new Speaker System. Read more ›
    Replaced some very inexpensive and cheaply built speakers for the office PC with these; the price was quite good, and the Logitech name is one I was comfortable with. These… Read more ›
    I got these for $50. The sounds quality is decent, but for the price it is great. The speakers sound somewhat tinny and lack expression as they have no tweeter, but they… Read more ›
    I bought the Logitech Speaker System Z523 with Subwoofer for my MAC. For the price they are not bad at all. It's nice that you can control the bass. Read more ›
    The speakers sound good, but I live in an apartment and I have to turn the bass down to ~10% to avoid disturbing the neighbors, even when the master volume is low. Also,… Read more ›
    The max volume is perfect for filling up an entire floor of a house, loud but not uncomfortably so. I like the separate dial just for base. Read more ›
    I love how I can plug my phone or laptop into it the same time i'm playing Xbox, so I can listen to music and own n00bs at the same time, and when I do this, the volume… Read more ›
    It did arrive broken. The knob for the volume was broken on the back side so it slides on and off. But mostly it just sits on my desk so it doesn't bother me. Read more ›
    I am truly impressed with the product. I appreciate that the power, bass and volume controls are all conveniently located on the front of the right speaker. Yes, I would… Read more ›
    The sub-woofer definitely puts out plenty of bass. 1/3-1/2 on the bass volume is perfect, for me, for most music listening. I have read others noting that there seems to be… Read more ›
    The sound is very clear and the seperate bass and volume controls are great. Set up is simple as well and I love the sub woofer. Read more ›
    This worked perfectly as a replacement with good sound. Installation was quick and easy with no issues Read more ›
    The new set worked with no issues. Setup is simple and takes only a few minutes. I think the other attributes of this speaker set are great but their intent is to produce… Read more ›
    From my novice perspective, though, it is 5 stars. Set up was simple & basically self explanatory. Quality far superior to what I had. Read more ›
    My main sound system is a 5 y.o. LT set of 5.1z they still kill it. This setup is nice, great sound and price. Read more ›
    The controls on this unit are excellent, right on the front, and it is easy to hook up. Read more ›
    However, I cannot express the disappointment I felt the first…The treble is very weak, and the base is massively overpowered (even on the lowest possible base setting). W… Read more ›
    After some product quality issues, I returned them and decided to try the…I've had them for a month now, and they perform great - highs are crisp and the bass hits hard. Read more ›
    As far as sound goes, I wasn't that impressed. Higher highs are great, and the super low lows are pretty impressive. It's the midrange that lacks here...this is to be… Read more ›
    The bass output is really strong. Highs are excellent. The midrange is where it's just a bit weak, and the only reason I give them 4 stars instead of 5. Read more ›
    The treble sucks on this unless you adjust it manually in computer settings. The bass is fine. Read more ›
    The lows and highs are great, but I feel like the speakers are lacking a little on the…This is not helped by the fact that there is no treble adjustment knob, only bass. Read more ›
    They are definitely not something that will hide on your desktop. The speaker mounted controls are convenient. The cable to connect the system is fairly short - expect to… Read more ›
    The speakers have one in back and front and the sound quality is excellent. The usage of control is user friendly and connects easily to television and laptop. The system… Read more ›
    What if they stop making them, then what. The controls are very easy to use. Overall would def. buy these again and recommend them to my friends. Read more ›
    The sound quality compares well with Bose and other speakers in other classrooms. The controls are easy to reach on the speakers for on and off. Installation is simple. Read more ›
    The sound quality is great even when you are playing music loud. Controls are very easy to use and they are the perfect size to fit next to my monitor! Read more ›
    It isn't awkward looking and can fit pretty easily in small spots, despite the large size. The controls are easy to use, and it literally takes seconds to plug it in. It's… Read more ›
    I do like the headphone jack built into the right speaker, and the overall design is simple but looks nice. Read more ›
    They do have a decent amount of power in them, which is good for gaming. Design is nice, volume and bass knobs, along with aux inputs, all great features. But, musical… Read more ›
    We recently upgraded to a new high-end Dell desktop and I purchased these speakers to…In terms of design, they look great with our monitor and are not overly obtrusive. T… Read more ›
    Well here's the thing, this type of system can not sound good, it's a bad design that many don't care about or realize just how bad it is. This design came into existence… Read more ›
    Having rear drivers on left and…Most users will have these within two or three feet of their ears, so this is a MAJOR plus for this design vs. drivers only on the front. Read more ›
    I regrettably bought the Z323s first, but at least seeing how crappy those were made me…These speakers offer a good range of sound, a nice design and nice features. Read more ›
    No distortion at all. It's like having a full size stereo in your home Read more ›
    Not so. For many of us use these type of things for our desktop full size unit. This narrow focus of theirs causes a couple of other issues to follow..... Read more ›
    they sound amazing for there size i can have them playing down stairs and go upstairs and still hear them as if i was right next to them great buy for the price!!!! Read more ›
    One of the best investment I have ever made. These speakers sound very good for its size and value. I will buy more of these in the future for other system. Read more ›
    This is a nice little set of speakers with solid sound and sizeable bass. The treble seems a little lacking, but maybe that's just because I'm so used to tinny-sounding… Read more ›
    I could do this because in addition to the…The speakers are a nice size and shape, not like some of the weird ones I've seen that take up major real estate on your desktop. Read more ›
    very crisp - good midrange. Big bang for your buck. Read more ›
    These sound great, have good lows, mids, and highs. I have to elevate the sub or the neighbors complain, but no biggie. Read more ›
    Cons: Not room shaking power Could have richer mids 360 degree sound is a gimmick Read more ›
    I'm a trance lover and I can tell you that these speakers are great for playing trance music loud. Decent enough high's, and good mids. Bass can get obnoxiously loud if you… Read more ›
    But fortunately that was not what I experienced. Their sound is very well defined and rather bright, with mids that barely (well, at least almost) fill in the gap. The bass… Read more ›
    They sound totally okay, but nothing more. The speakers pump out good treble and midrange, but the rear-firing "every-direction"-elements tend to creep me out a little bit. T… Read more ›

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    354 of 366 people found the following review helpful By Jim TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 23, 2009
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    I own several PC speaker systems that have a manufacturer's suggested retail price in the same ballpark as Logitech's Z523 system. (I also own several traditional stereo systems for use with stereo amplifiers; I've been kind of a speaker addict since my late teens.) To my ears, as well as to my eyes and hands - in other words in terms of sound quality, visual design, practical hands-on use/user-friendliness, and sturdiness of build - the Z523 system makes all the other PC speakers I own obsolete. If you want to know specifically what I am comparing the Z523 with, here is a list of the other PC speakers I own that are in the same price range as the Z523 system (in case some readers don't know what 2.0, etc., means in this context, a 2.0 system is one with two front speakers, one left, one right; a 2.1 system adds a third component, that being a sub-woofer; Altec Lansing uses 2.2 to refer to a system they developed that has two front speakers each with a built-in down-firing sub-woofer): Creative GigaWorks T20 2.0 system, Creative GigaWorks HD50 2.0 system, Altec Lansing Expressionist Bass 2.2 system, Altec Lansing Expressionist Classic 2.0 system, Altec Lansing Expressionist Plus 2.1 system.

    With the exception of the Altec Lansing Expressionist Plus system, I can turn the bass all the way up on the aforementioned systems and sometimes feel that I wish I could turn it up even more. When I have the bass at the maximum level on the Expressionist Plus system I don't necessarily want more bass, but some folks might, and if that were the case, they couldn't get it.

    In contrast, I cannot imagine ever wanting to turn the bass control knob on the Z523 system to the maximum level.
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    156 of 169 people found the following review helpful By R. McAdams VINE VOICE on October 1, 2009
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    I decided to take a video of the sound difference with the speakers hooked up to our TV. You will see two clips in the video, both from the Harry Potter 5 DVD. (Fair use of copyrighted material, used without permission in order to demonstrate a product, clips are well within fair use guidelines on length and content, and quality. [...]

    The first part of the video is a recording of the scene with just the TV audio. I have the Logitech speakers turned off at this point. The second part of the video is the same scene, now with the Logitech speakers turned on. I have the bass on the speakers set to about 50%, and the volume set to about 75%. You will notice a clear difference in the sound quality. They ADD to the TV sound, they do not take over for it. What you won't notice (because recorded sound can't reproduce it), is the awesome bass that the bass unit kicks out. It is QUITE a noticeable, if you are in the room. It is actually a little TOO powerful for an apartment, actually. ^_^

    We have the speakers hooked into our TV with standard audio composite cables hooked into the auxiliary input for the speakers. It works very well. When you have it setup this way, the sound is linked to the TV. If you mute the TV, then the Logitech speakers are muted as well. If you lower the TV volume, they lower their sound output as well (regardless of what their control knob is set at. If the knob is set to maximum, then the Logitech speakers will output a maximum boost of whatever signal it is being sent. So, if the TV volume is at 25%, then the speakers will be outputting a 100% boost of that 25% signal. Etc.)

    I also tried hooking the speakers up to the laptop, and the desktop computers in the house. In that setup, they are a bit less impressive. We have a 5.
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    67 of 72 people found the following review helpful By J. Mccullough on August 21, 2009
    Just got my Z523's today. Quick shipment from Amazon, despite my using super saving shipment. First impressions: nice attention to detail: velcro wraps for all the cords. Sound is good, but VERY heavy on the base. Had to adjust it way down to sound good. The sub seems well put together. Watch out for the down firing speaker though. It is unprotected, and you could easily put your finger through it taking it out of the box. They should put a grill of some sort over it to protect it.

    The biggest reason i bought these is that it was a good price, and it offered a seperate line in, so i could hook up an ipod without having to un-plug it from the computer. You would be surprised how hard this feature is to find in a ~$100 2.1 system.

    Hopefully it will last a lot longer than my Klipsch Pro-Media's, which sounded great but needed to be repaired every year. I could have bought 3 sets of Z523s for the money I spent repairing my Promedias. Enough was enough.

    Z523's = thumbs up!
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    97 of 120 people found the following review helpful By Tim Michaels on November 25, 2009
    I ordered these based on the generally positive reviews and had great expectations for them. I was replacing a pair of Cyber Acoustics speakers that cost much less than these, so surely these would sound better! In my opinion, they don't. In fact, I think they sound so bad that I was starting to wonder if I had done something wrong installing them, but it's pretty idiot-proof. I listened to numerous favorite songs, and was unable to find a comfortable bass level using the bass control knob. It's either waaaaay too much and rattles nearby items with the vibration, or nothing (same is true of the volume knob, by the way). The bass is not at all to my liking (and I do like bass), I suppose it may be good for explosions on games and movies and that sort of thing, but it's horrible for music and you'd be constantly adjusting the knob for different types of music. I also found the treble very poor, and the sound generally muddied and unbalanced. I tried to like these, I really did, especially since I hate the hassle of sending things back. These are going back. I reconnected my Cyber Acoustics. They're not great, but I like them much better than these. I may be the only one who thinks so here, but these are awful. Listen to them first before buying (and not just on explosions) and see if you agree
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