Hercules enhances their XPS speaker line with a back to school collection of slim, curvy desktop speakers and a unique laptop attachable sound bar
New York, NY – (August 18, 2011) – Hercules, the digital audio specialist, is pleased to unveil its brand-new Autumn/Winter 2011 collection of multimedia speakers. Now you can look forward to a return to school and work that’s easier and more pleasant, by enjoying some great-sounding music. Five new models are being unveiled, all combining attractive design, quality sound and a price that won’t hurt your wallet.
Hercules XPS 2.0 10 & 2.1 20 ARC WHITE: True Curve Appeal…
Ushering in an entirely new design in the Hercules range, the XPS ARC WHITE speakers captivate users thanks to their streamlined and slightly “arched” shape. To perfectly complement every computer, Hercules has opted for a white lacquer finish on the back of the satellites, along with a black lacquer metal protective grille. Wideband speaker drivers, magnetic shielding, and wooden construction (the subwoofer of the XPS 2.1 20 ARC WHITE system): all of these elements combine to ensure well-balanced sound, allowing users to get the most out of their MP3s, DVDs or streaming videos.
- XPS 2.1 20 ARC WHITE - Composed of 2 satellite speakers, a subwoofer, a wired remote with volume control and a line input to connect an MP3 player or an additional audio source. It will be available in late August 2011, at a suggested retail price of $34.99.
- XPS 2.0 10 ARC WHITE – The 2.0 version of the system described above include a volume control, on/off button and line input located on the left satellite speaker. This model will also be available in late August 2011, at a suggested retail price of $29.99.
Satellite dimensions: 9.3” x 2.5” x 2.5”
Peak power: 16 W (XPS 2.1 20 ARC) and 5 W (XPS 2.0 10 ARC)
Hercules XPS Sound Bar USB: Clip on, listen, move…
Hercules has created its first USB sound bar, specially designed to be attached to most laptop and ultraportable computer screens, accompanying you everywhere you go. With its slim shape, it remains discreet and harmonious. Its attachment clip adjusts to the screen’s thickness, and doesn’t cover up the computer’s built-in webcam. Its stable base also allows it to be placed on a desk or table.
A truly “Plug and Play” system, XPS Sound Bar USB connects to the computer via a single USB cable which transmits both the audio signal and power supply. Its innovative design is based on 4 active neodymium drivers and one passive rectangular driver, delivering high-quality audio which is miles ahead of the usual sound provided by laptop and ultraportable computers. It couldn’t be simpler to use: the volume level is controlled using the PC’s keyboard. Finally, for easy transportation alongside your computer, its USB cable is removable, and it comes with an included pouch for the speaker.
The Hercules XPS Sound Bar USB will be available in late August 2011, at a suggested retail price of $49.99.
Dimensions: 9.8” x 2.2” x 1.37”. Peak power: 5 W
Hercules XPS 2.0 40 & 2.1 40 SLIM WHITE: Elegance and contrast
These latest arrivals in the new Hercules collection are the white lacquer versions of two of the brand’s best-sellers, the XPS SLIM models (previously available in a black lacquer finish only). Available in 2.1 and 2.0 versions, the contrast and elegance of these new systems enchants users. They combine listening pleasure with visual appeal: the pleasure of listening to music and enjoying quality audio when watching movies on your computer, providing very consistent and powerful sound (32 W RMS for the 2.1 version); while their visual appeal lies in their slim design and elegance, featuring a tasteful white lacquer finish on the satellites and subwoofer, subtle chrome highlights and a trendy taupe color on the front of the satellites.
XPS 2.0 40 SLIM WHITE definitely remains the preferred choice for all users looking for a 2.0 system that takes up minimum space, and comes at a great price. For those in search of more power and stronger bass response, the XPS 2.1 40 SLIM WHITE is just what you’ve been looking for.
XPS 2.0 40 and 2.1 40 SLIM WHITE will be available at the end of the summer, at suggested retail prices of $39.99 and $59.99.
Satellite dimensions: 9.2” x 2.2” x 2.8”
Power: 10 W (XPS 2.0 40 SLIM WHITE); 64 W / 32 W RMS (XPS 2.1 40 SLIM WHITE)
Check out the entire Hercules XPS range at www.hercules.com
About Guillemot Corporation:
Guillemot Corporation is a designer and manufacturer of interactive entertainment hardware and accessories. The Group offers a diversified range of products under the Hercules and Thrustmaster brand names. Active in this market since 1984, the Guillemot Corporation Group is currently present in 11 countries including France, Germany, the UK, the United States, Canada, Belgium, Holland, Hong Kong, Romania and Italy, and distributes its products across more than 50 countries worldwide. The Group’s mission is to offer high-performance, ergonomic products which maximize the enjoyment of digital interactive entertainment end users. www.guillemot.com
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