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Reviewed by: Carl Nelson [03.13.08]
Manufactured by: Logitech


The Subwoofer

Handling the bass is a 56W RMS 5.25" down-firing ported subwoofer. Looking at this design, it's easy to tell that Logitech is going for maximum volume and 'boom' over bass response and accuracy. Again, this is fine in games, but a bit sloppy for movies and music.

The subwoofer and amplifier are enclosed in a heavy 7.7" x 10.4" x 13" box. The feet have silicone pads that do a very good job of making this box slip-proof. The power supply supports multiple voltages, so can be used anywhere in the world.

As you can see, the box is quite nicely designed, although in most cases it will be sitting under a desk, out of sight. For me, it serves very well as a foot-rest.

The connectivity of the G51 is simple, and very well-labeled. All cables and speakers connect directly to the subwoofer, and from there a single cable extends to a control pod which we'll talk about later. Even the mic connects to the G51 amp, which allows for some nice features that gamers will like (again, we'll discuss this later). An extra auxiliary input allows you to add an extra input source to your speakers, such as an MP3 player or video game console. I actually find it quite handy for when I want to play PSP and DS Lite at home.

Each speaker has an attached cable, with an RCA style plug. The cables were all more than sufficient in length for my installation, including extra-long cables for the rears. A nice added touch were the velcro cable ties, to help keep things tidy without having to dig out our plastic zip-ties (and some scissors when it's time to move the speakers around).

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