The Logitech Z-5500 5.1 speakers are still tops for many PC users, and even some home theater users, but that isn't stopping Logitech from coming out with a new set. The Z906 5.1 speakers are the latest offering from Logitech and this time these are geared more for home theaters rather than computers. The Z906s feature five satellites, a subwoofer, a control unit, and a remote control, but this time the control unit sits horizontally and lacks the LCD display from the Z-5500s. There are a variety of orange LEDs on the control unit which will tell you everything you need to know . The remote control has been revamped and now features a power button, input selector, mute button, and a four-way navigator which also doubles as volume, level, and effect controls.
The subwoofer now houses all of the inputs, which are three analog inputs, one coaxial S/PIDF connector, two optical S/PIDF connectors, and two RCA connectors for stereo audio input. The satellites now connect via spring-loaded clips instead of RCA plugs, which makes it much easier to upgrade the speaker wire for them. Power is rated at 500W RMS, same as the Z-5500s, though the subwoofer has dropped from 187W to 169W, but the satellites have increased from 61W to 67W with the center satellite being rated at 69W. All the satellites are wall-mountable with Logitech appearing to include the mounts in the box, with the whole thing being THX certified. The decoder handles Dolby Digital and DTS encoded audio, plus you get support to upmix stereo sound to surround sound.
The Logitech Z906 5.1 speakers should be available later this month for $399.99.