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Reviewed by: Carl Nelson [08.10.05]
Manufactured by: Logitech


The Sub Unit

The subwoofer unit houses both the 500W amplifier and subwoofer itself. On the back, beside the huge heatsink, you'll find all the speaker cable outputs, port for the control pod, and an AC power cord. I appreciate the fact that we only have to plug in one cord to the back of this box, aside from the speaker cables.

Don't be fooled by the size of this speaker grille; there is not a 12" woofer in there. Instead, Logitech uses a long-through 10" woofer. The grille is so big, it looks like they had to cut the sides off to get it to fit on the already-huge box! Unfortunately, that's not the case. Nothing more than a visual effect here, folks.

On the side, there is a HUGE 4" port, to get the bass booming on a relatively low amount of power. In fact, all of the speakers are ported on the Z-5500. Obviously, Logitech is going for loudness over pure audio quality. Knowing that they are targeting gamers and low-end home theatre owners, it's hard to argue with them.

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