So I have the Logitech Z-5500s. I love the control pod (a large central unit with numerous features, a huge volume knob, and a LED Display), and the system itself, but it has a few fatal flaws.
1. The Control Pod can fail, and they are not interchangeable.
2. The Subwoofer and Control Pod are linked. The two cannot be separated, so the Subwoofer is not salvageable (the speakers should be fine.)
3. It is one of Logitechs most praised products, and they treated it like an ugly stepchild. It's been discontinued and left without a true heir.
So, the setup is nice, but it seems I should go in a more reliable direction, where if something goes wrong I can detect it myself, and I can replace parts as I want.
So... what should I do? I honestly don't know how this stuff works. This system seems to be as far from a real setup as possible. I'm connecting it to a PC for starters. As I understand it, with a "real setup", you control the volume basically though your PC, not through their controls. So what, my speakers all connect to my sub, then my sub connects to my PC, and that's it?http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121120
There's some details. Think I should keep the satellite speakers? At least to keep initial costs down? Where can I find a replacement sub that's similar in size? Front firing isn't a problem either, though unconventional.
I'm very new to this, so I'd appreciate any help. In the meantime, I'm going to angrily mull over this inevitable development. I really do like that Control Pod, is there nothing like it on the market??
EDIT: How's this look? Will this be compatible with my current satellites? Like, power-wise, and stuff. Help me out here I'm trying to learn!!http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290034