The UPS guy shot me a mean look for having to lug this thing up to my porch. The box is huge, heavy, and well packed.
The top form had the remote and batteries (nice). Removing it revealed the heavy payload, each piece residing in it\'s own custom cubby.
The total spread:
- 5 Satellites (4 normal and 1 center)
- 1 Gigantic Subwoofer
- Control Console/Hardware Decoder
- Remote Control (w/batteries)
- Analog interface cabling
- Hex key (get to that later)
- 5 lenths of pre-cut speaker wire
Different angle of the subwoofer, has the typical speaker front but also has the cone on the side that can really move some air.
The back reveals a lot more hardware than your typical PC system subwoofer, more like a home theatre sub.
Closer inspection of the back has the time-tested spring close speaker wire mountings. One unique item is the D-sub connector for the control console. Also, everything is intact power-wise, just a power cable, no brick, no muss, no fuss. All around quality and simplicity of function and installation.</p>
Close up shot of the logo, the THX tag is a repeating theme found on nearly every component. Hey, when you qualify for this certification, you want to flaunt it.
Here is just a comparison of the subwoofers, the giant Z-680 on the right, and my Z-340 on the left. Once the proud big dog in the house, my Z-340 subwoofer is now experiencing feelings of inadequacy for the first time.
Here is the comparison of the satellites. Z-340 on the left, Z-680 on the right. And no hard-wired connection on the new Z-680\'s... rock on.