Logitech Z Cinéma 2.1 Speakers Handle Discrete 5.1 Without the Added Bulk

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Logitech's new Z Cinéma 180-watt desktop speaker system with subwoofer take a discrete 5.1 digital input signal and apply SRS TruSurround to make it all surroundy without needing the center channel or extra speakers. These could even be good enough for a bedroom HDTV, not just a PC. Sure, some audiophiles say that this is no way to enjoy real cinema sound, but this virtual-surround fad is just not going away. The Z Cinéma connects with USB for 24-bit sound, has a convenient headphone jack and comes with a Media Center remote. Total price: $300.
Fact Sheet:

Logitech® Z Cinéma Advanced Surround Sound System High-performance, 360-degree theater sound with a dynamic 2.1 system Announcement Date: 4:00 PM PST, January 5, 2008 Shipping: January 2008 Price: $299.99 Available at: www.logitech.com

Product Description
The Logitech Z Cinéma Advanced Surround Sound System accurately reproduces dialogue,
symphonic film soundtracks, explosive gaming audio and subtle ambient sound - transforming
PC audio into high-performance theater sound. A perfect solution for Windows® Media Center,
the Logitech Z Cinéma features SRS™ TruSurround HD™, which immerses people in surround
sound and enhanced movie dialog - without the need for rear speakers. To deliver crisp, clear
audio, the speakers utilize a unique three-amplifier design, two-way satellite speakers and an
eight-inch subwoofer.

Key Features
 SRS® TruSurround HD™ delivers 360-degree surround sound without the need for rear
speakers
 High-performance audio
o Laser-tuned drivers for less sound distortion
o One-inch tweeters, three-inch ventilated midwoofers and eight-inch long-throw,
bass-reflex-enclosed subwoofer deliver accurate frequency response, detail and
clarity
 Media Center remote for the PC-entertainment experience
 24-bit USB Digital Audio cable transports data with minimal distortion
 Convenient headphone jack enables private listening
 3.5 mm auxiliary input can connect to MP3 players or other audio devices

System Requirements
 PC or Mac with at least a six-channel sound card
(for discrete surround sound)
 Windows® XP or Windows Vista® for Windows
Media Center functionality on the remote control
Contents
 Two satellites (4.2 inches x 5.6 inches x 8.5 inches)
 Subwoofer (7.7 inches x 10.4 inches x 13.1 inches)
 Control pod (5.7 inches x 3.4 inches x 1.8 inches)

Warranty
 Two-year limited warranty

Technical Specifications
Power
 Total RMS power: 180 watts RMS
 Subwoofer: 110 watts RMS
 Midwoofers: 26 watts RMS
 Tweeters: 9 watts RMS
 Frequency response: 36 Hz - 20 kHz, +/-6dB
Drivers
 Satellites: three-inch laser-tuned drivers
 Subwoofer: eight-inch high-excursion driver
Source Inputs
 Six-channel direct
 Stereo RCA

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thechansen
thechansen

So you need a 6 channel sound card but it connects with USB? Or does it connect with the typical 5.1 R,F,Sub outputs?