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Hacking the Logitech Z5500
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Old 8th November 2011, 09:28 PM   #351
bigdozer is offline bigdozer  United States
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Just picked up the Z-5500 sub with no pod for 12 bucks today. I knew i would have to diy the crap out of it to get it to work. Glad i found this site. Gotta read 35 pages of posts now.
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Old 9th November 2011, 02:07 AM   #352
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Got it done. Soldered piece of wire across 6,7,8. Soldered end to 13 which is on the other side of board. Got a mono headphone jack and soldered one wire to pin 2 and the other to pin 13. Works fine. Only the sub works. I hooked it to my samsung mesmerize phone which is outputting full range audio. I'm going to change the headphone jack and put in a rca plug so i can hook it up to a kenwood home theater receiver. The receiver should sound way better since i can change the crossover settings and adjust the bass levels.

I wasnt gonna buy the sub, but i seen it had the built in amp and couldnt pass it up. I got it at goodwill for $12.81.
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Old 10th November 2011, 05:02 PM   #353
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Got it done. Soldered piece of wire across 6,7,8. Soldered end to 13 which is on the other side of board. Got a mono headphone jack and soldered one wire to pin 2 and the other to pin 13. Works fine. Only the sub works. I hooked it to my samsung mesmerize phone which is outputting full range audio. I'm going to change the headphone jack and put in a rca plug so i can hook it up to a kenwood home theater receiver. The receiver should sound way better since i can change the crossover settings and adjust the bass levels.

I wasnt gonna buy the sub, but i seen it had the built in amp and couldnt pass it up. I got it at goodwill for $12.81.
Hi, cool and easy mod for sub. please share your opinion how it sounds with your receiver. Were you able to control the sub volume? also wat are specs of your receiver, im planning to hook my z5500 speakers set to a receiver.
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Old 11th November 2011, 03:20 AM   #354
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My receiver is a sony str-dh800. Its hdmi and 7.1. I can control subwoofer level through the receiver but it doesn't seem loud enough. If i crank up the volume it sounds good but everything else is also louder. My main fronts are cerwin vega re series 20, center sony ss-550ch, surround sides sony ss-mb150h, surround rears sony ss-x210. I had a yamaha yst-sw150 for the sub but i put the logitech in its place. I finally bypassed the logitech amp altogether and clipped the wire to the sub inside and ran it out the port. I hooked it to a old kenwood plate amp i salvaged from an old sub my uncle gave me. I think its 100 watts or something. It has the crossover and level controls on it. It sounds good now. It does the lows really good. Its in the corner of the living room behind the tv which is a mitsubishi 60-735 dlp. I may try playing around with the logitechs amp some more eventually. With all that said, just doing the mod across those pins and adding a rca cable it sounded pretty good. I had the subwoofer setting on the receiver set to max and it just needed more signal going to it to get the bass i wanted.
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Old 11th November 2011, 03:29 AM   #355
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By the way the kenwood receiver is in the spare bedroom/video game room. I did hook it up there but it was too big for such a small room. The kenwood doesn't have crossover settings on it. I didn't check the sony. Guess i have to break out the manual now.
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Old 11th November 2011, 11:35 AM   #356
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Hi could you make a cable for me and how much would you charge ??? i live in australia so if you need to post it how much >>>
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Old 11th November 2011, 05:16 PM   #357
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Thanks to everyone ,my z5500 is on the road again.Suround channels dont works,never mind.Pod is out if function ( big pot is overheatin , maybe is only problem '??? ).I have done bypass,after a few months the sound was very silent,and after big booom in the movie transformers 3,mean sub noise,end next day, wow,the power is like it should be-----great.During last month i was able to enjoy ,and tortured my ears and hood,still sound is perfect and mean powerfull.My z5500 is spring clips vers.Using hd audio on board .Really I think the big sound shock kick my z to work full steam.Again thanks to all AHOY
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Old 25th November 2011, 01:08 PM   #358
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Hi all I have z-5500 spring-clip version. I dont know the pid of the device but the M/N number on the device is: s-0115B . I dont know the pid cuz i got the subwoofer for free without any other spekers,control pod or such. I just want to use the subwoofer with AMP nothing else. I have some skills with soldering.
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Old 27th November 2011, 08:28 AM   #359
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Hi all I have z-5500 spring-clip version. I dont know the pid of the device but the M/N number on the device is: s-0115B . I dont know the pid cuz i got the subwoofer for free without any other spekers,control pod or such. I just want to use the subwoofer with AMP nothing else. I have some skills with soldering.
Also i got my hand on the PID number: R028
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Old 29th November 2011, 05:19 AM   #360
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so my logitech setup got hit by lightning. Any time i turn it on it immediately blows a fuse (yes the slowblow ones). After doing some research I think it might be the toroidal transformer. Does this sound logical? How can I go about testing this? Any other ideas would be appreciated.

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Jesse
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