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Anyone else still rocking Z5500 on their main rig?

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by Gimpymoo, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. Gimpymoo


    Joined: May 31, 2005

    Posts: 14,451

    Location: Nottingham

    Best money I have ever spent on speakers.

    Tempted to say had them for over a decade.

    The backlight has long gone but everything else is golden :D
  2. IvanDobskey


    Joined: Feb 2, 2010

    Posts: 6,984

    Location: East Midlands

    I still have a Logitech z680 setup :p

    Although these days I tend to use my headphones more than anything.
  3. Rensin

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 15, 2008

    Posts: 1,066

    yup still have my z5500 in the bedroom, backlight is half & half but bass is still going strong :D

    Also still using z2300 on my pc which are a good 10 year old.
  4. sgavan

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 9, 2013

    Posts: 1,412

    I still have my z5500 from 2009 no issues at all, started plugged into my living room then moved to my PC and still going strong, even the remote is still good. i keep thinking of reaplcing them but they are the oldest tech I have and would feel bad losing them :)
  5. d_brennen


    Joined: Jan 30, 2009

    Posts: 14,320

    Location: Aquilonem Londinensi

    Would be if I hadn't given them away in a house move
  6. CaptainRAVE


    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

    Posts: 28,906

    Yup, still a brilliant setup! They replaced mine when the backlight went, I was surprised since they were already old. Fuse in the sub went once and they occasionally increase the volume on their own. Love them though. Mine must be ten years old now.
  7. Fluffybob


    Joined: Aug 3, 2011

    Posts: 284

    Location: Lancashire

    I'm still blasting out from a G51 setup, 10 years plus and still getting told to turn it down by the missus :D
  8. Schizo


    Joined: Feb 19, 2008

    Posts: 13,261

    Location: Home

    Wish I hadn't got rid of mine now as they would be perfect for my bedroom.

    I think I'll look around for another set :)
  9. heatonpkmassive


    Joined: May 22, 2015

    Posts: 385

    Location: Manchester

    I've still got my Logitech Z-3e speakers. I thought they were done for but the problem was my old amp. I now have the Logitechs connected to the new amp through its headphone socket, with my floorstanding speakers for music hooked up to the speaker outputs and the S/PDIF from the PC straight into a Yamaha amp. This allows me to use both sets of speakers independently.

    I use the Logitechs when gaming and they still sound great, especially when using the DAC in the Yamaha. I only ever have 2.1 sound, but that's all I want.
  10. xb8browney


    Joined: May 19, 2005

    Posts: 5,090

    Location: North East

    Still got mine, remember buying them new from ocuk in 2006 after loosing out of an eBay bid.
  11. DrCheese


    Joined: Apr 20, 2015

    Posts: 23

    Still have mine, but only the front 3 connected. I've debated replacing them with some Ruark MR1's and getting an adapter to keep the sub from the z5500.
  12. Howling

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 14, 2008

    Posts: 1,876

    The Ruark MR1 Mk2s are great speakers. I've got them paired with a Wharfedale SPC-10 to fill in the lows a bit and it's a solid set up - love it.

    I had the Harmon Kardon Soundsticks III prior, and the Z5500 prior to that. Gotta say, I missed the 5.1 when I moved to the HK setup but there was definitely a sound quality improvement.. and again moving to the Ruarks is a noticeable improvement, especially at higher volumes.
  13. Uriel


    Joined: Jan 15, 2006

    Posts: 7,608

    My z680s developed a bit of a hiss. I still use the satellites with a Harmon Kardon ARV for my satellites in the living room though.
  14. Midlife Crisis

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 1, 2009

    Posts: 1,422

    I had to sell my z5500 set up years ago due to size issues got the z906's a while ago the sub is a lot smaller, probably not as good sound wise as the z5500 but with so many inputs I have a shed load of stuff plugged in and
    it sure gets the job done. I wonder if a new variant of this kind of setup will ever come out, I doubt if the demand is there.
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2018
  15. Dave Burton


    Joined: May 8, 2018

    Posts: 26

    Still got my Z5500, they're so old that when I started to have issues Logitech couldn't recognize the serial/part numbers on the stickers. Managed to fix most of the problems myself (dead LED's, leaky caps) and LOVE THEM. If they ever fail, I'd have to hold a full blown funeral for them, they're family now :(
  16. EvilRob


    Joined: Jan 15, 2011

    Posts: 229

    Still have my Z5500. They're providing sound for our main TV in the front room. Thought of replacing them countless times, but they still do such a great job 12 years later...

    ETA: unlike others in the thread, the only issue I've had in those 12 years is one of the rubber buttons falling off the remote control. Who says they don't make things like they used to?!
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2018
  17. james.miller


    Joined: Aug 17, 2003

    Posts: 16,959

    Location: Woburn Sand Dunes

    the thing is, theyhey are designed for near-field use with you sitting at most a few feet away. In in average living room they are going to be way out of their depth and any decent bookshelf and sub combo would show them a clean pair of heels I'm sure.
  18. bledd


    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 45,872

    Location: Parts Unknown

    Mine quickly developed a fault with the sub that many the front right speaker was dodgy. Had a refund on them but I think I still have them somewhere. If I find them, I'll post you the control unit with working backlight :)
  19. Mariusz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 14, 2008

    Posts: 1,738

    Still got a set here, must be 10 years old. Back-light has been half on/off for years but apart from that they've been solid. Still on the original subwoofer fuse :)
  20. willhub


    Joined: Jan 3, 2006

    Posts: 20,082

    Location: MediaCityUK

    I've still got my Z5500's, theyre sat on the dining table in 2.1. Rarely use it, think I for them in 2007, so almost 11 years old now!

    Maybe sound quality wise, not pure pushing power though.