Today we announced the expansion of our line of multimedia speakers to include four new systems with 360-Degree Sound: Logitech® Speaker System Z320, Logitech® Speaker System Z323, Logitech® Speaker System Z520 and Logitech® Speaker System Z523. Unlike standard PC speakers that use forward-firing drivers, these four new speaker systems feature 360-Degree Sound, which creates a substantially wider sweet spot – an especially helpful feature if you often move your computer around your home or office. With speaker drivers that face forward and backward in each satellite, these four speakers are designed to transmit sound more consistently over a wider range of space so you never miss a beat no matter where you are in the room. For more information about how 360-degree sound works, see my earlier blog post on omnidirectional acoustics.
I’m currently using the Z520 Speaker System in my kitchen at home (connected to my iMac).It always amazes me how rich they sound–even while I’m washing the dishes and not standing directly in front of the speakers (yes, I do dishes!).Even right now as I type, I’m blasting the latest Green Day album on my Z323 Speaker System. 360-Degree Sound, plus a subwoofer is an awesome audio experience!
The multimedia speakers are compatible with Macs and PCs and include a 3.5 mm jack so you can connect headphones or iPod®. Watch for our new speakers to begin hitting stores in July and August.