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post #1 of 3 Old 11-09-2008, 08:38 AM - Thread Starter
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I have a nice 7.1 setup in my apt, but some of the speakers are a bit too big. I have a set of logitech's from the z5500 package that I loved when I had a desktop. I now have a laptop for my portable internets, so I was thinking, what's the potential issues or downsides to using some of those logitech satelites as my rear or side speakers? Right now I have some classic 3 way Yamaha's in the back. My receiver is set to treat them as small speakers anyway (no bass).

I guess aside from possible performance loss, is there any technical problems with just switching the speakers straight up? Same wires, no further configuration; I was always curious about the technical differences between home theater speakers within the context of using pc speakers for home theater receivers.

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You may want to find out what ohms the Z5500 are and see if it's compatible with your receiver.

Performance wise I can't say for certain, but I think they would be on par with a Sony HTIB system.

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Thanks for the tip, they are both 8 ohms, so this bodes well.
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