CES 2008: Logitech Z Cinéma Advanced Surround Sound System

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Another of Logitech’s newly unveiled products from CES is the Z Cinéma Advanced Surround Sound System, a PC speaker system that uses SRS TruSurround HD technology and only two satellite speakers and a subwoofer to generate immersive surround-sound. The Z Cinéma is perfect for upgrading your PC audio experience for watching movies and videos, listening to music and playing games without the hassle of finding placement for rear speakers. As long as the 2.1 speaker setup actually delivers quality surround-sound, I know I’d find this system especially helpful, because with my current PC setup and the speaker system I use now (which happens to be another Logitech surround sound system, the X-540 I think it is) I don’t have a permanent place to stick the rear speakers so I have to set them up when I play a game or something then put them away when I’m done.

“Although people are trying to enjoy film, TV and music on their PC, many of them are dissatisfied with the complexity of surround sound speakers for the PC today,” said Tim Leehane, director of product marketing for Logitech’s Audio business unit. “The Logitech Z Cinéma speaker system is for every person who wants outstanding audio quality and a surround sound experience from their PC, but doesn’t want the hassle of setting up rear speakers. The difference is dramatic. We’re very confident that people will enjoy this product.”

The Logitech Z Cinéma Advanced Surround Sound System hits retail this month for $299.99 and requires systems running Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, or Windows Vista Ultimate Edition. Below you’ll find a short demo video of the product in use (strangely, the video has no audio- yeah, go figure…) and a gallery of product shots.

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