Logitech X-540 5.1 Speaker SystemMakaveli - May 9, 2007
Once I unwrapped everything from the subwoofer, I was surprised at how nice it looked. The front vent of the subwoofer displays the Logitech logo. The sides of the subwoofer are finely crafted and have a nice finish to them. The back of the sub has eight ports for the speakers and connectors to the sound card. Also, notice the cables that come out of the subwoofer. One is for power and the other is the master control unit. This little unit has two knobs, two buttons, and a headphone jack. The big knob is for master volume; the second knob is for bass. The buttons are for system power and “Matrix” which toggles the system between 5.1 and 2.1 depending on the user’s needs. I’ll go more in depth on this control unit in the “Configuration” section. The last part of the subwoofer that I want to show you is the bottom. You can see the actual subwoofer here; it’s about four inches in diameter.
The most amazing part about the packaging was how Logitech fit five speakers into one little box.
Four of the speakers are pictured below; two for the right side and two for the left side. On each side, one of the speakers has a short cable and one has a long cable. The long cabled speakers are to be mounted behind you.
The base of these speakers is of most interest to me. They can be turned so that they are at an angle for you to mount them onto a wall around you. The pictures below display the speaker base being shifted. The rubber feet on the speakers help keep them held onto the surface they are seated on.
The other speaker in the box is the center speaker. This speaker is just a horizontal version of the other speakers. The base of this speaker moves towards you or away from you.
Now that we’ve examined the individual parts, let’s get a group photograph of all the included items in this system.
The last thing we’ll look at are the accessories. Besides the 5.1 system, you get an instruction manual, a set of cables that go from the subwoofer to your sound card, and a 3.5mm to RCA adapter that lets you connect the speakers to devices such as a TV, DVD player, or Xbox.