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Jan
12
2013

Logitech Z323 2.1 Speakers System Saturday, 12 January 2013

Logitech Z323 2.1 speaker system is low budget audio system but not necessarily of poor quality so let’s take a look at the system quality. The satellite speakers have an attractive design but glossy front is a minus point. Rubber feet are small but still efficient if there are clean, adhere to the surface but since the satellites are tall and lightweight (compared with the Z906 ones), are unstable if they are touched unintentionally. The finishes are good for this price tag, but the plastic which compose the rear of satellites casing shows mold defects which is still strange for a Logitech product. The subwoofer seems built with the same quality as the Z906. Constructive, the case is almost identical, with the same exterior finishes which is a surprise for this price level. The differences consist in lack of speaker protection and the unit size, is less than half but that was to be expected and it makes sense seeing specs and the differences between them. Lacks of the speaker protection grille does not seem to be a problem because of speaker position, is under subwoofer.

The sound quality is quite impressive and loud for an 30 watts system and low price tag, the bass is surprisingly responsive for its small subwoofer size and packs quite a punch even at low volumes. There are no distortions till at 60% volume, which is not bad at all for a budget speaker system. The issues starts when you have the bass close to the maximum and the volume over 60%, the subwoofer driver makes a bit of a buzz. Another observation concerns the treble, sounds flat and the midrange are missing. Seem like the promised omnidirectional acoustic is real, there is an 360 effect which is quite powerful on first audition.

The volume control is placed on the right satellite speaker which is handy, looks nice but hard to grip especially when you power on / off the system, maybe a bit knurled will not be such a bad idea. The headphone and mic jacks are located on the same satellite on the right side, lower end. The bass control is on the rear of the subwoofer which is kinda classic positioning but not so useful if you switch often the music genre. Anyway and the bonus features are the auxiliary inputs which may prove handy in some cases.

 

Logitech Z323 specifications:

Total wats (RMS): 30 watts
Subwoofer: 18 watts (RMS) (into 6 ohms, @100Hz, @10% THD)
22.1 cm x 15 cm x 18.2 cm
10.2 cm down-firing dome driver
Satellites: 2 x 6 watts (RMS) (into 4 ohms, @1kHz, @10% THD)
20.3 cm x 8.7 cm x 13.5 cm
5.1 cm concave dome driver
Dual drivers for omnidirectional acoustics
Integrated volume control
Integrated headphone jack
Frequency response: 40 Hz – 20 kHz
Connections inputs: 1 x 3.5 mm primary input (RCA)
2 x 3.5 mm auxiliary input (RCA)
1 x DB-9
1 x 2.5 mm microphone input (JACK)
Connections outputs: 3.5mm headphone jack

 

 conclusion_wallet
  • Logitech Z323 2.1 – can be found in stores (Europe) at the approximate price of 49 €
conclusion_hand_pro
  • compact and good guality subwoofer case
  • attractive design for satellites
  • auxiliary input
  • wide response frequency
conclusion_hand_cons
  • satellites shiny front finishing, less scratch and dust resistant
  • can’t mantain audition quality for levels exceeding 60% volume, some distortions
conclusion_pen The Logitech Z323 audio system certainly look nice, futuristic design except for the glossy satellites faces. In terms of sound quality is middle range audio system compared with high-end ones, like Z5000, Z906 or Klipsch Promedia 5.1 but to be realistic is something else, can not be placed in the same balance in my opinion. Anyway if we consider the low price and above average sound quality then i can say is a real deal, there is not much competition right now.

 

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