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    Default Do you recommend buying Logitech Z5500 for 35K?

    So, do you recommend buying the Logitech Z5500 for 35K?


    Besides, which sound card do you think should be used along with it?

    I had a short session with this model while it was being fed from a built in sound card. I'm not sure whether the lack of prominent mid and narrow sound stage is due to the built in soundcard or not.

    I would like to hear from the owners of this model or, from som1 who has extensive knowledge about this particular model.
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    I believe @k1ngdom has it, mentioning him.

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    I believe @k1ngdom has it, mentioning him.

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    buy z906. it is almost same price and looks better. but you have to have large space to fully utilize those beasts. if you are in short of space then i dont recommend.

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    next part, both of them lack treble and low end and the lacking is huge. i tried mine one in a perfect silent room but still it wasnt good enough for me. i own a home theater system with tannoy speakers and onkyo amp. so naturally i compare z with that and obviously the lacking is felt a lot. dont know it will happen same to you. and it makes no sense to use those beasts with built in spound cards. buy good x-fi or xonar and you are happy. if you are a music lover then this speaker is not for you. if you are into movies and games then it's a recommended set.

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    right now i's on a pioneer deck DC-Z93. Directly brought from japan in 1991 n using it for the last 20 years. The kind of clarity and sound stage that i get from those speakers is absent in Z-5500.
    I don't mind if the bass is weak. I want big sound stage and smooth treble. Pls suggest me something else if you know of any that aligns with my preference.

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    it is quite unethical to compare stereo system with surround system. both have some advantages and disadvantages. if you are happy with your deck then connect your pc with it. after all it is the sound you are after. good 5.1 is expensive. there are some systems where amp comes with speakers. try to buy those if you find. you wont be disappointed but they are expensive. in bg you have very little option for pc 5.1. what you want is not possible within your price range. better get a good stereo system. i heard microlabs has some fantastic stereo speaker but cant remember model names. ask @dipanjan. i think he has microlabs system.

    this one is very good with reasonable price tag. of course you will get it cheaper from retailers.

    http://www.us.onkyo.com/model.cfm?m=...ss=Systems&p=i

    http://www.richersounds.com/product/...96/yama-yht196
    http://www.richersounds.com/product/...nky-avx690-blk

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    Sounds like @devjin is needed here.

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    @codename5302 forgot to mention that I've been using the DC-Z93 with PC for more than 14 years now. I wouldn't let go off my beloved deck but time has come to let it rest in peace.

    neway, I will always prefer a stereo system over surround setup if it's up to my expectation. I can spend 35K-38K at max for speakers and have plans for sound card in following months.

    My room size is 10' by 10' . Height: 10.5'
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    http://www.whathifi.com/review/q-acoustics-2010i
    http://www.whathifi.com/review/tannoy-mercury-v1

    very good stereo system with good treble and little bit less bass. i tested the 1st one. but needs an amp. so if you have an amp you can try those. but one thing to warn, it is up to personal preference. i like q acoustics doesnt mean you will like it.

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    @codename5302 it would be useful if you could suggest something that is readily available in Bangladesh.

    mentioning @devjin and @Hemlock
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    as i said before, you have very little option in bd. go to gulshan for bose speakers (dont know they are still there or not) and there are some electronic retailers in gulshan as well who brings good speakers but pricewise you wont like them.

    ask @dipanjan if he has microlabs speakers. they build some really good stereo system.

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    In reply to your thread title, i wouldn 't recommend them unless they were 20k, which even if they were i would 've still warned that they completely defeat the purpose of listening to your library.

    All they are good for is -

    1. You do get a decent sub

    2. Has 5 channels for discrete directional/positional audio

    3. Has a built-in Dolby Digital/DTS decoder, although it only supports old Dolby/DTS formats.

    I completely agree with codename, good stereo sound, let alone 5.1 is very expensive and the desire is never-ending. A good 5.1 should definitely break a 1.5 lakh BDT margin. A good setup has to consist of a separate receiver and speakers matched for it 's purpose. I have a Denon AVR-1611 and Boston Acoustics CS2310 speakers atm and im still seeking for some full-range shelves/standers for the front channels.

    You can find receivers and speakers too in DCC market, but you 'll prolly faint if you go there. Those stuff are expensive, even over the seas, and on top of that they are terribly overpriced here.

    Microlab Solo 7s are prolly what every will suggest you, and honestly that 's the best option within your budget because of product unavailibility in BD. I too plan on getting some Solo 7s and modding them to passive units to drive off my amp because the drivers in them are really nice.
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    ^ not even good at 1.5 lakh . you can say "so so" type. good speakers alone costs more than 1000 pounds. and a complementary amp around 800. cables, blu ray etc will cost another 500 quid. a decent home theater costs a fortune.
    i personally tested Bower & Wilkins MT 25 at richer sounds showroom. man!!! i was just blown away in the room!!! i still cant forget it!!! wish i had that much money at that time.

    microlabs solo "dont know" 6 or 7 is really good given the price. i mean fur superior price/performancewise than z5500

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    ok ... if i can recall correctly, solo sells for 19K-20K. So, I will have plenty to buy a decent sound card then.

    Now recommend me some decent sound card @Hemlock (within BDT 8K.... gaming is not my priority)

    btw who is the importer of microlab speakers @IDB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by minitt View Post
    ok ... if i can recall correctly, solo sells for 19K-20K. So, I will have plenty to buy a decent sound card then.

    Now recommend me some decent sound card @Hemlock (within BDT 8K.... gaming is not my priority)

    btw who is the importer of microlab speakers @IDB?
    Solos used to sell for 10k once upon a time. It sells for 15k now(as was the last time i had seen) due to product unavailability, demand and exchange rates. 20k o hoye jaite pare by now or some more time, i dunno. Microlab is imported by Computer Source. There is a shop in IDB who have stocked Microlab solos, so you can always buy from them even if CS is out of stock, granted they overprice speakers when it 's no more available in the importers' inventory.

    I have been seeing some "Mingo" floorstanders in the CS website. If you have the time, do chk on them and let me know your impressions. They look interesting, the arrangement and selection of the drivers look respectable honestly, but i couldn 't make enough time to go see them in person. Although the name definitely translates into chinese crap, but so does microlab and yet they cared to implement some decent drivers into their solos. The amp should be the weakest link in them just like it is in the solos, but that is the least of my concerns, since i would be driving it from my receiver and if required enhance the cabinet interior which is also a weaker part of the solos.

    X-Fi Titanium is the only decent sound card available in this country.
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    just got the Solo 7C n im loving them.(15500). These are somewhat directional. Setting them at 45 degree angel and at waist height seems to be the spot where mids and highs sounds great( they sound a bit harsh atm but expecting them to go soft after a week of usage). stereo separation is quite noticeable as well. just need to place them right for which need some time to fiddle with the speaker position.

    Putting then directly on the floor makes the mid go mellow but sound stage improves. Would appreciate if anyone got any recommendation to fix this issue.

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