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  1. #46
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    went to listen to the 5.1 klipsch and the z-560 while i know its a 4.1 vs a 5.1 the bass was tighter on the klipsch. anyone have a ball park on when the z-680 will be out?

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    I'm trying to decide on which of these to get. I notice the Logitech's are advertised as:

    "A single system that is THX-certified, includes Dolby Digital and DTS hardware decoding, simultaneously connects to four different audio sources."

    Correct me if I'm wrong, I could just hook these up directly to a standalone DVD player and have 5.1 sound?

    If so can the Klipsch do the same?..

    I got my pc in the other room w/TV out and wireless keyboard.
    I need to have the standalone DVD hooked up to 5.1 without any other hardware.
    At the same time running the PC in 5.1

    So what are my options, can I do this with the Klipsch?

    The concept of Dolby 5.1 throws me off somewhat. Any info is appreciated.
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    you could use the klipsch 5.1 but would have to get the klipsch decoder. which has dts, dolby digital, and prologic. correct me if im wrong some1 =D

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    Yeah that sounds about right.. 170 Bucks for the decoder. I might just go with the logitechs. thnx
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    Ive seen a package deal with decoder for something like 475. It was either at price watch or Klipsch.

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    i think the package deal at klipsch site was for 500. the 5.1 w/o decoder is 400 and the decoder bought seperate is for 170. so you save 70 bucks
    here is the site

    store.klipsch.com/details.asp?ProdID=24

    update:
    you also only get a remote when you buy the package it seems
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    Originally posted by Qwick
    anyone have a ball park on when the z-680 will be out?
    newegg has it marked as 12/9/02

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    While at Klipsch site...Quick is correct....I noticed they have a deal which is 2 2.1 systems...they call it 4.2....for 299. Worth a look. JimZ

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    I went Klipsch and I'll never go back. My roomate has the Z-560's and I will admit they are fantastic speakers for the money, but the Klipsch have a more rich and natural sound IMO. The bass is also more powerful, and personally I think they look better, I don't like the dinky look of the logitechs, I don't know if that's a concern for any of you, surely it wasn't mine when I bought them but I was pleased with their style when I did. At any rate, you won't be "dissapointed" with either of them, but I'll just say that I will most likely be picking up some 5.1's in the next few months, unless 6.1's are out by then, then I will be getting those and an audigy2 platinum if I haven't already.
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    I'm willing to bet that klipsch's add on decoder smokes logitech's onboard decoder.
    From what I gather you get a 5 band EQ on the klipsch.
    The logitech supports Pro Logic II. On klipsch's site I only see mention of Pro Logic, not sure if it's 1 or 2.
    Klipsch looks way better imo, but the logitech's are $120 cheaper.

    I'll have to hear for myself, problem is finding a local store with the Z-680's, and the Klipsch 5.1's with the decoder all hooked up.
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    It might be pretty hard to find a store with the decoder hooked up just because that isnt a item that many people might buy. i could be wrong on this but your best bet would probably be an audio specialty store.

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    I would say to go with the Klipsch 4.1 set if you have the money and if money is an issue go with the 560s. I have the 560s and I love these speakers. I can never turn them up all the way either. I would also suggest to wait for the 680s to come out and see how they sound. About the heat issue for the 560s the subwoofer does get a little hot. My subwoofer is on the bottom of my desk and it does get hot after playing music after awhile, but it's not that bad. I'm happy with these right now.

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    Guys... Let's give an honest opinion... Just because you own Logitech speakers doesn't mean they are better.

    You guys are comparing the $136.00 Logitec Z-560 to $239.00 Klipsch 4.1 speakers??? Heck, some of you guys were comparing the Z-560 to Klipsch 5.1!!! Wake up! There is no comparison guys! Yeah I've heard a great deal about Logitec Z-560's. They are an awesome speakers with very nice price. But with Klipsch, it's like getting a next generation speakers. They don't just cost $100+ more for no reason. Forget about the wattage specs. Speakers with 1/5th of the wattage can make clearer and louder sound. Every company uses different technology.

    I'm burrowing my friend's Klipsch 5.1 right now and it's just amazing. Although I would never spend $400 on a speaker, if you want the best, Klipsch 5.1 is the one to get. They know how to make good speakers and it's what they are known for.
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    You're right there is no question that Klipsch has better speakers, but if money is an issue than Logitech is great. Like everyone says....if you have the money go with Kilpsch, but if money is a an issue than go with Logitech.

    Lilballa786

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    Yeah man. If I were to upgrade my speakers, I would go with either Logitec Z-560 or Altec Lansing 641 speakers.

    Good thing about Logitec Z-560:
    THX Certified
    VERY NICE Price
    Sounds Excellent

    Good thing about Altec Lansing 641:
    Looks better
    Remote Control

    Thing about Z-560 that worries me is the subwoofer blowing up. I've been reading alot about Z-560's... I would still get it though. I'm really sorry if I sounded like a jerk. I didn't mean to.

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