At Long Last, Logitech Z-5500 Speakers Have a Successor, the Z906

Like us, you might have thought Logitech forgot all about 5.1 surround sound speakers and that the popular (and awesome) Z-5500 was the end of the road. Looks like we were all wrong on that one. Logitech today announced a long overdue successor to the Z-500, the multi-talented Z906.

We say "mulit-talented" because the Z906 isn't designed primarily for the PC, but for anywhere you need banging bass and great sounding audio. You can connect up to six audio devices simultaneously, including your TV, DVD, DVR, Blu-ray player, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, iPod, and of course your PC or Mac. So really it's intended to slide into your home theater, which is where you might have your PC in the first place. And with an easy-stack design, Logitech says it will blend right in with your other AV gear.

"We’re delighted to offer consumers a successor to the highly acclaimed Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speaker System," said Mark Schneider, vice president and general manager of Logitech’s audio business unit. "The Logitech Surround Sound Speakers Z906 are the logical evolution of surround sound speakers, and we’re confident they will become an indispensable part of the living room."

The Z906 offers 500 watts (RMS) of power and is THX certified. The ported, side-firing bass delivers 165 watts of distortion free bass, Logitech claims. Dolby Digital and DTS decoding is also baked in.

Interestingly enough, Logitech says the Z906 carries an MSRP of $350 and will ship later this month, though the pre-order page wants you fork over it's available for pre-order now for $400.

Update 3/10/11
Logitech let us know that there was a pricing error in the original announcement. The correct price of the Z906 is $400. We've updated our post to reflect this.