10-10-2011 06:23 AM - edited 10-10-2011 06:25 AM
I used to have a full z5500 system but the subwoofer and control unit died so I kept the two front speakers.
Is there anything on the market I can use to connect the two speakers to a 3.5mm jack to be used as stereo speakers?
10-10-2011 01:41 PM
The Z5500 Sub has all the amplifiers in it.
The satellites will need an amplifier to drive them. As connecting them directly to an analog audio source. Will not work.
10-12-2011 04:29 PM
Any inexpensive low output two channel amp will be fine to run the satellites from the Z5500. They use standard clips and cables which will hook up to any amp. I say low power because the satellites are only rated at 62 watts.
I hope this helps you out.
10-19-2011 06:49 PM - edited 10-19-2011 06:52 PM
What leads you to believe your subwoofer is dead?
Check the fuse in the back of the subwoofer, if blown it will look black.
I believe the sub uses a 2.5A Slow Blow fuse. (I'll double check for you)
I thought my sub was blown also, but it was actually just the control pod.
Logitec does not offer control pod replacements, so I resorted to ebay.
They sell for around $80 on ebay, or you can buy a cable that bypasses the control pad.
This is called a "z5500 control pod bypass cable"
Give me some more information and I would be glad to help you out.
IN RESPONCE TO YOUR AMP QUESTION:
IT's hard to find a cheap quality amp that has a digital in, I've been looking myself.
I was previousely powering them with a Sunfire Ultimate Receiver by Carver audio (my polk audio home theatre speakers broke, and needed a temp replacement)
If you drive the speakers with a good amp/receiver the sound quality they produce is noticably better.