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Logitech released its supercharged surround sound Speaker System Z906 today:
"We're delighted to offer consumers a successor to the highly acclaimed Logitech® Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speaker System," said Mark Schneider, vice president and general manager of Logitech's audio business unit. "The Logitech Surround Sound Speakers Z906 are the logical evolution of surround sound speakers, and we're confident they will become an indispensable part of the living room."
And for $399, it can be! Not that you won't get your money's worth- the new speakers are THX certified, delivering 500 Watts of earthquake-faking audio. Six speakers and subwoofer, easily stackable and adaptable to your current entertainment setup as you can connect up to six different systems.
If you want to be able to wake the neighbors with C-Span, this is the way to go. Preorder here.
Our Deal of the Day today is the Logitech - Dented Box Special - Logitech X-540 5.1 Surround Speaker System - $51.41 Shipped!.
Offer: Great price on this dented box special from Logitech. Get the Logitech X-540 5.1 speaker system for just $41.99 + $9.42 shipping. There are some features I love about the X-540 like the LCD monitor clip so you can mount the center speaker to your monitor, a control pod w/ headphone jack, and matrix mode to transform older 2-channel sounds to all 5 speakers!
Use coupon code: logi_x540_3311 for the discount. Expires 03/06/2011.
Deal of the Day: Meelectronics M9P-BK Noise-Isolating 3.5mm High Performance Headset w/ Control talk (Black) - $9.99 Shipped Free!
Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - Meelectronics M9P-BK Noise-Isolating 3.5mm High Performance Headset w/ Control talk (Black) - $9.99 Shipped Free!.
Offer: If you need a replacement headset for your mobile phone, this Meelectronics M9P-BK is compatible with a ton of devices including the iPhone. Check out the product page for a list of compatible phones.
Razer is really pumping out some sweet peripherals and accessories for the Xbox 360 and their new Chimaera 5.1 wireless headset is no exception. The Xbox 360 headset is now listed for pre-order and comes in at $199.99. Sure, that sounds expensive but considering surround sound systems are usually a fair bit more than that, it's not bad at all.
The Razer Chimaera headset has a great list of features, it's of course, wireless, 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound capable, has a dedicated local voice channel, circumaural ear cups, PC compatible and includes up to 8 hours of battery life.
Every time I go to the gym and see someone wearing headphones, it never ceases to amaze me that I can hear their music with them wearing earphones from 10 feet away. I can only imagine how loud that must be in their ears and how bad that must be for their hearing.
If you worry about your hearing or the hearing of your kid or another loved one that wears earphones a lot dB Logic has a new set of earphones that will be perfect for you. The earphones are called the EP-100 and are shipping now for about $30. The headphones have special SPL2 technology inside that protect the user from hearing damage associated with listening to music too loudly for a long time.
The circuits inside the headphones regulate the volume without causing distortion and other issues with the music. The technology needs no batteries either and is transparent to the user. The earphones come in silver, red, blue, pink, green, and orange colors and are available right now on Amazon and directly from the manufacturer.
There are a lot of companies in the home theater and audio business that make some really nice speakers and other audio gear. One of the companies that many people really like is Klipsch. Klipsch makes some seriously high-end speakers for home theaters that will run you $30,000 or more and the company has much cheaper offerings for us normal folks.
Klipsch used to be in the PC speaker market and my favorite set of surround sound speakers ever for a PC came from them. Audiovox is a company that used to be big in the consumer electronics and radio market and is still part of the market; I just rarely hear about them or see their products today. Audiovox has announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase Klipsch.
The deal will cost Audiovox $166 million and will make Klipsch a wholly owned subsidiary of Audiovox. The Klipsch brand will live on and the company will be run separately and remain in its current US headquarters. The deal is expected to close in the next 30 days. I would bet that the move would see some new tech coming to Audiovox gear.
Sonance makes a wide range of speakers for different uses. Most of its speaker offerings are designed to be hidden away inside the walls or ceiling inside your home so you can hear your music without having to see speakers. Sonance has announced a new line of outdoor speakers called the Landscape Series. The line includes satellite speakers and a subwoofer.
The satellites include very similar LS67SAT and LS47SAT offerings. They both have 0.75" tweeters and up to 25W of power handling. The difference in the two offerings is in price and woofer size. The LS67 has a 6" woofer and the LS47 has a 3.5" woofer. The speakers have several mounting options.
They are designed to be mounted in a tree and they can be stuck in the yard with stakes as well. The company has also unveiled the LS10SUB with a 10" woofer and 100W of power handling. It is designed to be buried or covered with a brown canopy that is included to hide it in the yard. The LS47SAT sells for $380, the LS67SAT sells for $720, and the LS10SUB sells for $2500.
If you are setting up a multi-room audio solution, you may need an amp of some sort. What sort of amp you need really depends on the complexity of the system you are designing. If you have a big home or a business that you want music in with a bunch of rooms, SAVANT has the amp for your system and it's called the AMP-1640.
The 1640 has 16-channels of sound and provides 40 wpc at 8 ohms or 50 wpc at 4 ohms. The amp is a big unit that is rack mountable and takes up three slots in the rack. SAVANT designed it to work with any of its whole room audio systems. The frequency response of the amp is 20H to 20kHz.
Each of the channels has its own level control and has inputs for RCA and screw terminal jacks for speaker wire. The amp has no fans and has an overload protection circuit on the front panel. Configuration options allow the amp to support stereo and mono applications. The device is available now at an undisclosed price.