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Old 03-26-2007, 08:46 AM   #16
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I don't know how large of a room you are wanting to put these in, but anything larger than a closet and your not going to be able to place these in the corners. I am unsure of the exact length, but they aren't super long.
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Old 06-30-2007, 09:28 PM   #17
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Cool How to use sorround sound

I just bought my first surround sound speakers how to you utilize all four speakers without using matrix? If I use matrix I lose a lot of bass if I don't I I only get the center and front two speakers going. Any help would be much appreciated.
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Alright I don't know much about speakers n' all but do you still get the surround sound effect if you place all 4 speakers side by side? Because I also want to put it in the corners of my room but apparently the cords aren't long enough. Thanks.
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Old 07-30-2007, 08:12 PM   #20
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Alright I don't know much about speakers n' all but do you still get the surround sound effect if you place all 4 speakers side by side? Because I also want to put it in the corners of my room but apparently the cords aren't long enough. Thanks.
The further they are away from your face, the better the result. If they are all on the desk in front of you, it's not going to be very 'surround'.
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Old 08-04-2007, 12:05 AM   #21
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How would I go about linking this up to both my PC and my PS3? The review says that you can but brushes over how it is done (either that or its meant to be easy). Im running both the PC and PS3 through a Dell 2407.

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Just to make sure, these speakers will work with the Xbox 360 correct? I don't remember seeing anything about an optical cable, so will these work with the HD cables? Also about how long are the cords to the rear speakers?
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Old 08-10-2007, 11:29 AM   #23
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The rear speaker cable is 14', according to a customer review on cnet.com

http://reviews.cnet.com/pc-speakers/...4775&tag=uolst

What I'm not sure of is, if I hook up a 360 like in the review, will I get surround sound? It seems like, since you're only hooking up the red and white audio cables to one component cable (the green one that normally goes into a PC?), you could only get the left and right speakers to work? Am I wrong? I'm seriously considering getting these, but I need to know if/how they'll work in surround sound with my '360.

Oh, and if you're buying electronics, you HAVE to give cnet.com a look.
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Old 08-23-2007, 07:13 AM   #24
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I'm looking fwd to getting mine.

Actually I'm glad for a wired remote. It won't ever leave this room.
I'm sick of feeding my mouse batteries. About to nix the wireless mouse.
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:08 PM   #25
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Wireless would have been handy, but in all honesty, a wired remote isn't that big of a deal. I have mine sitting on my monitor stand with it's cable neatly routed back with the other cables from the monitor.
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I read several reviews for this system, all praised it.
I do not! The bass is too booming low. The sound from the satellite speakers do not overlap the bass to make a smooth output of the system, which leaves out much sound from pieces of common music, much is lost to make many songs sound good. It was said to be a system good for laptops, but there are three conector plugs and I have only one on the back of my desktop and one on my laptop for a speaker system to plug into. And I was always readjusting the volume and bass knobs on the remote, which was a good satellite control unit, perhapsthe best thing about the whole system besides the black color.
I have two old satellite speakers which produce bass and they sound much better, they have better quallity sound than the x-540!
I'm boxing the x-540 and never use it again.
Besides, my 15-year-old speaker system, similar to the x-540 with only 2 small satallies, which I have always used with desktop computers, does much, much better than the x-540.
I'll keep and use my two old satellite speakers with my laptop and appreciate them more now than ever! I'll not buy Logitech again.
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Old 09-16-2007, 11:21 AM   #27
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hi i was thinking of buying these speakers....and i was wondering if i would be able to connect these speakers to my tv as well??....thanks let me know please asap...
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Old 10-05-2007, 07:40 AM   #28
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I was looking at buying these today but I want to use them with one of the new aluminum iMacs but the iMacs don't have three ports to plug all of the leads into. Does anyone know if it's possible to connect them and still get 5.1 Surround?
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Old 10-05-2007, 08:50 AM   #29
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I think the satellite speaker wires are about 15 feet long.

Also, the volume control on the speakers only controls what is fed to the internal 'preamp' stage of the speakers' electronics - it's simply configuring the headphone jack as a 'passthrough' when you plug in a set of headphones. This is useful because you can use the Windows volume control to set a comfortable volume for your headphones, and then you can set the speakers' volume to where you want it without affecting the headphone level. I don't think it's good to run a sound card flat-out at max volume anyway - you're giving up dynamic range.
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Old 10-20-2007, 09:54 PM   #30
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I purchased the X-540 system at Sam's Club for $59.95 + tax.
I think this sound system ROCKS! I have it in an upstairs spare bedroom
(which is now my computer room - now that the kids are off to college.)
I had ZZ Top playing from my media library and I had the system set at one-half volume and my wife was complaining that
the thumping on her ceiling (my floor) was disturbing her ability to watch her "Lifetime Movie Network". I find that you lose some of the base when you use the "Matrix" mode, but if you want more base just turn it up. Before I bought this system I shopped at Best Buy and several other stores, listening to different home theater systems.
I don't think that it's worth the several hundred dollars more that you would have to shell out to get a sound that's really not any noticeably better than
this X-540 puts out, in my opinion. I am very glad that I bought this system.
I would indeed recommend it to everyone. For the money, I don't think you can find a better system anywhere. Have a good one.
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