Saturday, January 22, 2011

Logitech Z-2300 Reviewed

Logitech has done a fantastic job recently, growing from a computer accessories company noted for mice and then keyboards in to a go-to multimedia audio brand. They provide dependable and easy solutions to a large sector of the gaming market, although their overall performance isn't top class.

The ability of the Z-2300 at a hundred and then ninety-nine dollars (MSRP), includes two hundred watts of RMS Power, eighty watts RMS into eight ohms, at 1 kilohertz, having a ten percent Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) for your satellites along with a hundred twenty watts RMS unto eight ohms at a hundred hertz and then ten percent THD for the subwoofer. Based on Logitech reports, a ratio on signal to noise greater than 100dB is at 1 Kilohertz while the frequency response is 35- 20 Kilohertz, but without the +/- dB specification, it won't be good should you couldn't listen to it. But customers must take note that such audio specs don't apply to real situations; they only serve to give us a short view of the performance of the product in stable conditions. When the unit starts to demand a lot from the product, once you push the "Play" button, the actual specifications often vary.

The Z-2300 can also provide a valid THX certification, which means that it was able to get authorized by passing a set of specs which other designs may also pass, without paying Lucasfilm. Nevertheless the insignia is very important for marketing purposes, especially in the world of desktop audio.

The satellites, which are 6.75 inches in height, 3.5 inches in width, and 6 inches in depth, use 2.5 inches of refined lightweight aluminum phase plug driver that also comes with a top port. As the only driver on the satellites, this kind of phase plug driver must increase the mid and high frequencies earlier than the time when the wooer takes over. This often demonstrates more difficult than with dual driver designs. The 11-inch wide, 11-inch tall, and 15-inch deep subwoofer also engages an 8-inch long-throw ported woofer.

Setup and Operation

Like the other products of Logitech, the setup procedure is easy. The Z-2300 offers an outboard wired remote control with a System Volume knob, Subwoofer Volume knob, Power LED, headphone jack plus a Power/Standby button. If as single stereo mini-plug is the output source, then just plug the 3.5mm of the cable in to the audio output of your source. If your source outputs with a pair of stereo RCA plugs, Logitech offers an adapter to convert these two plugs into a mini-plug for link to the remote. Afterwards, plug the D-SUB connector of the remote to the subwoofer's back; make certain that all of the pins are lined up before pushing the plug, as they are easy to break. Connect the 2 satellite speakers to the subwoofer's back after putting them. Conclusively, plug it to the wall( the subwoofer).

After ensuring your source is turned down, turn on the subwoofer's power switch. There should be some blinking light on the remote control's Power LED. Push the "Play" button on the source, then you're done. The remote control's volume knob can be used to make alterations on the master volume as well as the easy-to-use subwoofer knob for bass output alterations. To avoid being forced to turn the unit on and off via the subwoofer's rear switch, use the remote's Power/Standby button instead - much simpler. The remote's headphone jack is terrific for simple headphone hook-up, instantly muting the main system whilst providing volume control through the master volume knob (the subwoofer volume knob is disabled). Z-2300's short hardwired cables, on its satellites and remote, may be difficult in the setup procedure and might give you few placement choices.


The Z-2300 plays loud, that can benefit many types of material, for instance movies and games. The subwoofer consists of a good punch, even though you have to get a suitable area where a leg wouldn't block it or even the side-firing port as a result of forward-firing woofer. The subwoofer can manage boosts in the subwoofer volume knob, but in extreme situations, it clips a bit and also distorts. Considering the subwooer's price, it's a good deal actually and offers good performance. The overall quality of volume controls of the remote can be much improved, but being attentive to the price, it's tough to complain.

The satellites supply a bag of combinations. The singular driver can't increase the frequencies's entire range well, which results to rolled-off high ranges and ordinary midranges. Between the satellites and subwoofers, there exists an apparent sonic gap that represents a lower crossover point which the satellites just cannot manage. Additionally, the satellites show average directional traits, which means that as they point far from the listening area, the sound decreased drastically. Keep this in your mind when drawing the equilibrium between overall quality of sound, imaging and soundstaging.

High Points

- The Z-2300 can play at a high volume which is great for movies and games. You will need to buy high-quality speakers for the computer, since online downloads for instance Apple's iTunes and Hulu are very popular nowadays.

- Considering the size and cheap price, the subwoofer is amazingly good.

- Logitech's Z-2300's seems rather decent in size and appearance as compared to its price. The speakers look pretty good.

- The remote device provides an easy touch; with good quality headphone jack.

- The RCA connection adapter allows you to fit the gaming consoles easily.

Low Points

- The Z-2300 tends to leave audiophiles looking for more when it comes to musicality upon comparison of the device to ordinary bookshelf speakers. Bookshelf speakers never accurately fit nicely on the desk along with a large old 24-inch LCD monitor, however , if you have audiophile needs, stick with audiophile gear and pay the audiophile prices.

- The short, hardwired cables of the remote control and particularly the satellites reduce placement options.

- The subwoofer's output is not going to turn totally off, even at the lowest volume setting, which created for a number of hard times when wanting to set up the system.

- A second input is not provided by the unit, even if such input could be highly necessary.


The Z-2300 provides a good deal of benefits, considering its affordable price. High quality of sound for games and movies is provided by the Logitech system as well as other significant features and appealing aesthetics. These days, you need to have a good set of speakers for your computer knowing that online downloads already are extremely popular among myriad of users, and Logitech Z-2300 may just be the right deal for you. logitech z-2300

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