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Logitech X-540 5.1 Speaker System



Installing the 5.1 system is very simple; the only hard part is if you want to have surround sound. Before we get into that, let’s start with the basics. First, find a place to seat your subwoofer; I chose to place mine under my desk. Once it’s in place, plug each speaker in by its respective color until all speakers are correctly plugged in.


After that, use the supplied cable to connect your sound card’s green, black, and yellow ports to the subwoofer’s green, black, and yellow ports; which are the top three ports on the back of the subwoofer.

After you’re done with the subwoofer connections, plug it in. I set the master control unit on my desk so that I could easily get to it to modify the sound. Below is a shot of my current setup.


To set up your surround sound, fold the feet of the speakers that will go behind you until they are completely locked in the position pictured below.

Place a nail in the desired spot and hit it in until there is just enough room to slide the speaker’s foot onto it. The part you’ll slide on is circled below in red; you just slide the nail up until it can’t go any further.

The last thing to configure is the master control unit. As mentioned before, this unit controls the master volume, bass, 5.1 or 2.1 settings, and power. If you press “Matrix” and the green LED light is off, that means only the front right and left speakers, as well as the subwoofer, are working. If it’s on, then all of the speakers and the subwoofer are on. The power button is pretty self explanatory. The headphone jack is very useful because as soon as your headphones are in, the power is cut to the speakers and only your headset is outputting the sound. The only down side is that the master control unit is completely disabled when you plug your headphones into it.

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (Continued)
  3. Installation & Configuration
  4. Specifications & Testing
  5. Conclusion
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