- Model Number: 980-000100
- Connectivity Technology: wireless
- Audio Output Type: 4 satellites, 1 center channel, 1 subwoofer
- Color: Black
- Item Package Quantity: 1
Logitech G51 Surround Sound 5.1 Speaker System (Black)
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- Turn on Matrix mode to create 5.1 surround sound from 2-channel stereo sound sources such as music or legacy games
- Music Matrix mode delivers a natural audio profile
- Gaming Matrix mode boosts the subwoofer and rear satellites for a more intense gaming experience
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From the Manufacturer
Your Games have Surround Sound…Why Don’t You?
Games are meant to be experienced in surround sound. Hear your enemies sneaking up behind you or listen for the action in every direction. The G51 brings your games to life with 360 degree urround sound.
The G51 is the first G-series speakers, designed specifically for gamers. Besides delivering an immersive surround-sound experience and thunderous bass, it is equipped with gamer inspired features including the weighted, non-skid control pod, independent, easy-to-access mic and audio mute controls, and customizable satellite speakers. In short, the G51 is authentic gaming equipment!
Weighted, non-skid control pod:
Precision Mute Controls:
Patent-pending Mod System:
High Performance Audio:
Frequency Directed Dual Driver™ (FDD2):
- PC or Mac with at least 6-channel sound capability (for discrete surround sound)
- Total RMS power: 155 watts RMS
Satellites: 20 watts RMS x 4 (into 8 ohms, @ 1 kHz, @ 10% THD)
Center channel: 19 watts RMS (into 8 ohms, @ 1 KHz, @ 10% THD)
Subwoofer: 56 watts RMS (into 2 ohms, @ 100 Hz, @ 10% THD)
- Total peak power: 310 watts
- Frequency response: 36 Hz–20 KHz
- Subwoofer crossover frequency: 150 Hz
Satellites: (2) 2-inch laser-tuned drivers
Subwoofer: Down-firing 5.25-inch high-excursion driver
- Speaker dimensions (H x W x D, inches)
Satellites: 4.2 x 5.6 x 8.5
Center channel: 8.0 x 3.9 x 5.6
Subwoofer: 7.7 x 10.4 x 13.1
- Enclosure: Bass reflex enclosure with tuned port
- Inputs: 6-channel direct, stereo RCA
- Precision control pod:
Non-skid silicone feet
Master volume control
Subwoofer, center, and surround level controls
Matrix surround sound music and gaming modes
Independent audio and microphone mute controls
Headset jack (microphone and headphone)
- Signal-to-noise ratio: >94 dB, A-weighted
- Speakers: 4 satellites, 1 center channel, 1 subwoofer
- Control pod
- Color-coded audio cables
- Installation guide
- 2-year limited hardware warranty
Top Customer Reviews
My second set, the Z-680, sounded great but had a fatal flaw: HISSSSSS. I had to have a box fan going in the room to drown out the constant hissing. It finally drove me to seeking another set, and I desperately sought out a non-Logitech set of speakers. Sadly, in my narrow price range, there were no alternatives that I can find.
With some relucatance I ordered the G51. I set them up yesterday, and so far I'm very pleased with them. The soul-searing hiss present on the z-680 is mercifully gone, and the system sounds excellent. The bass is sufficient without being overpowering (provided you turn it down a notch or two from the default setting), and the control pod is sensibly sized and sports a great, logically laid out interface. Mids and highs are perfectly acceptable for a relatively cheap computer speaker set.
The matrix mode works surprisingly well (though I think it's likely nothing that revolutionary, just a re-imaging if their existing stero x2 mode) for both games and music.
I don't have plans to use the silly 'patent pending mod system' (pretty much just a piece of transparent plastic to slip printed designs into), but if you do want to 'pimp your rig' then I suppose the option is there.
Here's a couple of tips for the new G51 users:
1) Take off those grills on the speakers! They are *not* acoustically transparent, and in my ears the highs opened up a bit after removing them. Just be careful not to poke anything into the exposed speaker drivers!Read more ›
Besides the cables, everything else is great. The default bass level was way too high for my liking, it took a fair bit of playing around to find a good spot where it wasn't too boomy. The matrix mode works somewhat well, although I'll probably be leaving it off since having to adjust it constantly is not really worth it. For those like me who were somewhat worried that matrix mode could only be set to "Gaming" or "Music", the button is a push-button that toggles between None, Gaming and Music, it's not a sliding switch as the pictures may make it seem.
Overall these speakers are excellent value for money - sure they won't go as loud as some of the higher end models, but they are perfectly loud enough for movies, music and games. I would not hesitate to give these 5 stars if it weren't for the issue with the cables. If you're looking for compact 5.Read more ›
The speakers allow you to use RCA plugs to hook your stereo into them and switch between the computer and the stereo at the push of a button, a feature for which my friend curses me every day when his daughter wakes him to 200db music in surround sound, seriously though these are loud I can hear her music in the driveway, distortion free.
In summation, I feel if you are in the market for speakers these are the best in their price range.
Some notes on what others said:
One reviewer stated the speakers were tiny compared to what was expected. So I was waiting to receive some really tiny speakers, but they were pretty standard looking to me. Perhaps that reviewer was waiting for theatre speakers or something, but these are made for a computer. They are a little over 4 inches wide at the widest part and 8.5 inches tall. They were actually bigger than I wanted. But that is not a big complaint.
Another reviewer stated they did not like the volume knob because it skipped volume levels. I agree that the notched feel of the volume knob doesn't allow someone to get the exact volume desired, but it is subtle degrees of loudness and I would not hesitate to purchase these because of that.
Another reviewer stated the wires for the back speakers aren't long enough. I measured them a while ago when I first set them up and my vague memory says they are 14 ft. long. This wasn't an issue for me as I have an L shaped desk and was not concerned about getting perfect surround sound. They would be way more than enough length if a small speaker table was set up behind the chair, but if these need to be mounted on a wall, there might be an issue with cable length.
And there was a reviewer who said the sound improves without the speaker covers. I agree with this assessment. They sound a little more clear with the covers off. So I keep the covers on for protection when I am not listening to music, but pull them off when I am planning on extended listening time. I probably could leave them off, but I don't want to worry about the dust collecting on them.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is a good experience in using them for the past 8 months and it was well worth.Published 11 months ago by Ellen Rosenberg
i finally get a chance to use these speakers and one on the channels is blown out :( never againPublished 16 months ago by David Solorzano
First of all this system sounded pretty good but is no longer supported for parts.After my warranty expired, My controller quit working. I was told to buy a new system. Read morePublished on November 15, 2013 by Paul R. Easter
Watch out for debris with this system. the opening provides an excellent way for debris to enter the speaker system, and then does not have a way out.Published on August 1, 2013 by wadeinthewater
It was a good deal when I bought them and the set worked well, but with the new wireless technology, I could never go back to wired surround sound speakers.Published on July 19, 2013 by Angrypanda
these speakers probably werent worth what i paid for them ...... they work ok but i think you can find a better setup for the money.Published on February 26, 2013 by MRM
I bought this a time a go.... and I can say I was robbed.
My father has one of this and they sound nice (he bought them on a store), but the one's I got didn't last 3... Read more
I got these in December 2008.
I move around 2-4 times a year as a college student, and these are still running great. Read more