Logitech Z-2300 Speakers: More Than a Blast from the Past?

Manufacturer's Specifications

  • Bass power output: 120 W
  • Satellite power output: 2 X 40 W
  • Frequency response: 35 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Inputs: 1 line
  • Headphone jack: on remote
  • Satellites: full-range with 65 mm center bullet
  • Subwoofer: 20-cm boomer
  • Satellite dimensions: 90 mm X 172 mm X 152 mm
  • Subwoofer dimensions: 280 mm X 280 mm X 380 mm

On The Graph And To The Ear

The previous model Z-2200 holds the record for sound level achieved, according to our benchmarks. The 2300 carries on this tradition, putting out very high volume levels, though it tested a bit shy of the earlier model. Clearly Logitech has made a few modifications to its high-end 2.1 system, as we'll see later. But at 117 dB, the 2300 has what it takes to please lovers of loud, high-energy sound.

Pump Up The Volume With 117 DB SPL

The response showed good balance and remarkable regularity in the midrange of up to 10 kHz. After that, performance slipped a little, which is to be expected from full-range drivers. Obviously the low end was nice and deep, which is normal for an enclosure of this size equipped with a good woofer and amplification. The 2300 isn't open to much criticism in this department.

Response was remarkable in the upper part of the spectrum, even if the third-octave weighting linearized it somewhat. The hiccups in the lower end of the spectrum were largely due to the room where the measurements were made and should be ignored.

The 2300 handles the entire lower register. Like its predecessor, it can reproduce very low frequencies without weakening.