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X-530 5.1 Optical?

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by Fledge, 14 Sep 2009.

  1. Fledge

    Hitman

    Joined: 9 Jan 2009

    Posts: 852

    Location: Olney

    Logitech X-530 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System.

    Hi all.
    I need some speakers for my PS3 as it are currently hogging my PC's speakers. Soon I'll be able to move it away from my PC so I'll need some other speakers with optical input.

    "Plug the Logitech X-530 into your PC, music player, DVD player, or even your PlayStation..."

    Does this mean that it has optical input? It doesn't specify : /
     
  2. Uriel

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

    Posts: 7,641

    No they don't. You would need a dolby decoder to use them properly as discreet 5.1 with the PS3.
     
  3. Fledge

    Hitman

    Joined: 9 Jan 2009

    Posts: 852

    Location: Olney

    Well that's a pain in the buttocks, I cant find any optical speakers - they do exist, honest!
     
  4. Theguy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Dec 2006

    Posts: 1,308

    Location: Oxon.

    z-5500s? would do the trick?
     
  5. Fledge

    Hitman

    Joined: 9 Jan 2009

    Posts: 852

    Location: Olney

    Image no.2 apparently proves that it would do the trick, the only problem being the price!
    It looks like I'll have to save for a while longer :D
     
  6. Uriel

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

    Posts: 7,641

    How about some 2nd hand Logitech z680s?

    Other discontinued sets with optical connection include the Creative Inspire 5500, 5700 and GD580, The Cambridge Soundworks DTT 3500, Videologic Digitheatre

    Creative did a Dolby Decoder called a DDTS-100 that will decode Dolby and pass to any active 5.1 speakers. Alternatively the Yamaha DDP-1 and DDP-2 will decode dolby and pass to speakers.

    Another option is look at getting a 2nd hand AV receiver / amp and 5.1 speaker set.