New 2.1 loudspeaker delivers full high-definition 3D performance
Fremont, CA – February 10, 2011 – Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, today announces the immediate availability of the all new soundscience™ rockus™ 3D | 2.1 speaker system.
The soundscience rockus 3D |2.1 speaker system is designed to create a personal theater experience, bringing the power and realism of 3D sound together with the clarity and accuracy of high-fidelity audio, making it an ideal solution for experiencing game and movie sound in 3D.
soundscience’s 3D audio technology, 3Dsst™, is a suite of DSP (digital sound processing) algorithms that creates a virtual surround sound experience from 2.1 stereo speakers. 3Dsst actively analyzes incoming stereo audio signals and intelligently places them into a 3D sound field, resulting in immersive 3D sound for your movies and games from 2.1 speakers. The soundscience rockus also boasts a dedicated music mode optimized for organic stereo sound reproduction, letting users hear music with deep, visceral sub-bass; powerful, spacious mids and crisp highs.
The soundscience rockus 3D |2.1 speaker system’s satellites are made entirely from anodized aluminum which reduces distortion caused by enclosure vibration and rattling that plagues traditional PC speakers. Additionally, its subwoofer utilizes passive radiator technology to deliver an expansive range of bass comparable to larger footprint subwoofers.
“We’re excited to announce the immediate widespread availability of the rockus, a sleek, well-balanced compact speaker system that brings a crisp, powerful audio experience to a broad audience,” says Scott Richards, senior vice president of Antec. “The rockus nixes any complicated setups and messy cabling and offers the utmost in quality and ease-of-use. Plus, with analog and optical connectivity, it’s easy to get well-produced sound from your computer, tablet, game console, mp3 player or any audio gear – making it an optimal speaker system for gamers, home theater and DIY consumers.”
- Anodized aluminum satellites that reduce vibration and minimize distortion, resulting in clear mid and sparkling high-range sound
- Total output of speakers is 150W, with each satellite delivering 25W and the subwoofer producing 100W, comparable to larger footprint subwoofers
- 3D-tuned drivers to deliver audio optimized for soundscience’s 3Dsst technology
- Dual-mode operation: 3D mode for enveloping games and movies, and music mode for faithful stereo music playback
- Optical input for playback of digital audio from game consoles (Xbox 360, PS3,) and other, similarly equipped devices
- Remote control pod for volume adjustment, 3D/music mode selection, muting and digital/analog input selection
- Frequency response is 10Hz to 20kHz
The soundscience rockus 3D |2.1 speaker system is backed by Antec’s Quality 2-Year (AQ2) Limited Warranty on parts and labor, and is available now for a price of $249.99 at Amazon.com, Fry’s Electronics and Antec’s Online store at http://store.antec.com. Visit www.soundscienceaudio.com and the official Antec blog post at http://blog.antec.com/audio/soundscience-antec-does-audio/.
soundscience (or soundscience, inc.,), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Antec, Inc., designs and creates audio- and video-enabled lifestyle products and accessories for the PC and home entertainment markets. Founded in 2010, soundscience brings Antec’s expertise and reputation in PC enclosures, cooling and power systems, to speaker systems and multimedia components. www.soundscienceaudio.com.
About Antec, Inc.
Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, is recognized world-wide as a pioneer in the industry, and has maintained its role as market leader and international provider of quiet, efficient and innovative products.
Now in its 25th anniversary year celebration, Antec has achieved great success in the distribution channel, meeting the demands of quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators. Antec’s offering of enclosures includes a wide range of cases, such as its advanced Performance One Series, innovative state-of-the art LanBoy Air and Skeleton cases, critically acclaimed Sonata line of Quiet Computing™ enclosures, and VERIS family of media components designed for the home theater PC market.
Antec’s products also include front line power supplies, such as its premium High Current series, powerful TruePower Quattro Series and EarthWatts, one of the most environmentally friendly power supplies available. PC gamers are an increasingly significant consumer of performance components, and many Antec products are designed for the gaming demographic, like the premier gaming enclosure, the Nine Hundred Two. Antec also offers a line of computer accessories comprising many original products, including its patented LED fans and notebook cooling solutions.
Founded in 1986, Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, as well as in Germany, China and Taiwan. The company’s products are sold in more than 40 countries world-wide. Please visit www.antec.com for more information.
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