Sony announced earlier at E3 a special surround sound system made specifically for the PlayStation 3. Now, a release date for it has just been announced.
Since I don't have a surround system yet, I'm down for this
i wonder if i could use this with the new xbox s? since it has a optical out.
Product Outline Surround Sound System for PlayStation®3 Product name Surround Sound System Product code CECH-ZVS1 Release date Fall 2010 Recommended retail price 19,800 yen (including tax), US$199, €199 Power Output and Total Harmonic Distortion: (FTC) for the U.S. model L + R: With 6 ohms loads, both channels driven, from 200-20000 Hz ; rated 5 watts per channel minimum RMS power, with no more than 1 % total harmonic distortion from 250 milliwatts to rated output. Amplifier section U.S. models: Power Output (reference) L / R: 10 W (per channel at 6 ohms, 1 kHz) Subwoofer: 15 W + 15 W (at 8 ohms, 100 Hz) Speakers Front speaker unit: Speaker system: Full range, Bass reflex, Speaker units: 50 mm × 90 mm (2 in × 3 5/8 in), Rated impedance: 6 ohms Subwoofer unit: Speaker system: Subwoofer system, passive radiator type, Speaker units: 65 mm × 2 (subwoofer) 65 mm × 4 (passive radiator), Rated impedance: 8 ohms Inputs Analog × 1 Digital (Optical) × 1 Supported formats Dolby Digital, DTS, MPEG-2 AAC, Linear PCM (2 ch)* Sound fields DYNAMIC: This mode provides a wide range of tones with low/high frequencies and dynamic sounds. STEREO: This mode is suitable for any sound quality, optimized for video games implementing 2 ch stereo sound. (Multiple channels are down-mixed.) VIVID: This mode provides a wide sound range and enhances the surround sound channels. STD (standard): This mode reproduces the soundtrack with the kind of dynamic rangethat the recording engineer intended. Other effects/functions NIGHT MODE:This function allows you to enjoy sound effects and hear the dialog clearly even at low volume levels. DIALOG MODE: This function allows you to hear in-game speech and narration with greater clarity. Auto Standby (A.STBY): The surround sound system enters standby mode automatically when there is no audio output for 30 minutes. Power requirements 18 V DC (2.6 A) (100 V - 240 V AC,50/60 Hz using the supplied AC power cord) Mass Main unit: (approx.) 2.4 kg, AC adaptor: (approx.) 240 g Dimensions Main unit: (approx.) 720 mm × 85 mm × 87 mm, AC adaptor:(approx.) 121 mm × 53 mm × 33 mm (w × h × d) Included • Remote control × 1 • Optical digital cable (2.5 m) × 1 • AC adaptor × 1 • AC power cord × 1 * Linear PCM accepts sampling frequencies of no more than 48 kHz.
Offcourse it will work. Every system with optical will work with the PS3 Sound system. Also analog will work as well.
Hey blackbeld you forgot the kitchen sink, lol jk.
The subwoofer only goes as low as 100HZ? Is that the crossover frequency because if thats the bass tone then its not a real subwoofer because to get a decent bass tone it should be below 40HZ. My 360 Watt Behringer Truth subwoofer goes as low as 26HZ. Although the price is good so I wouldnt expect a sound system as good as the system I have.
Instead of paying so much, why not buy a gaming headset? Astro A40 (5.1 headphones) - I have them Or the turtle beach P21's if you dont want to spend to much. Or Tritton AX720's Any of the 3 above are very good, I have had turtle beach X1's and they were very good. just google astro gaming, or turtle beach or tritton I really reccommend these
I was interested until I read the specs. The stereo I have now I have had about 10 years and is still much better than this, which I paid $299.99 for at the time. I have been interested in trying to find a good multi-channel Dolby headset for a reasonable price as I like to use my headphones late at night. The headphones I currently use are closed-eared Sony MDR-V6 Digital Dynamic Stereo studio headphones and they sound beautiful.
Because EVERYONE can enjoy surround sound. Let me ask you this: Do you complain about having to wear glasses for 3D TV because you don't want to buy a pair for everyone? I only have surround sound in one room of my house. i want it in two rooms. So this interests me, except I'm not going to spend $200 on a kit for my bedroom.
Or will it work when I am playing my Wii and 360? I might get this but can some one recommend a surround system with wireless speakers that does not cost an arm and a leg? PM me.
If only my room was bigger and i had 200 bucks to throw at it, but with Move and all the games coming out, i wont have any left
Let's just hope it will be worth it though. I need a decent surround system :(
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Got a job at gamestop,def going to save up!
u guys buy z5500 instead of this.
Why? They haven't given specs yet.
Proprietary S-Force technology creates the equivalent of five-speaker surround sound Four sound fields (standard, stereo, vivid, dynamic) and two sound modes (night, dialogue) designed specifically for gaming 2.1 channels Integrated subwoofer for added convenience Sleek and compact design matching PS3TM system aesthetics Product Specifications Inputs and Outputs: Analog Audio Input: 1 Optical Audio Input: 1 Audio Power Specifications: Power Output: 50W L/R: 10W/10W Subwoofer: 30W Digital Amplifier: Yes Power requirements: 18V DC (100V - 240V AC using the supplied AC power cord) Power Consumption: In standby mode: 0.5W or less Audio Formats Supported: Dolby® Digital DTS MPEG-2 AAC Linear PCM (2ch)* *Linear PCM accepts sampling frequencies of no more than 48 kHz Sound Fields: Dynamic: Delivers tones in a wide spectrum of frequencies from low to high creating a more dynamic sound experience. Standard: Calibrates game audio to match the sound quality originally defined. Vivid: Provides the most wide range of sounds while enhancing the surround channels. Stereo: Designed for games which utilize 2-channel stereo sound. Sound Modes: Night: This feature allows users to hear sounds clearly at low volume levels. Dialog: This feature provides greater clarity for speech and narration in games and movies.
Give me that sarround system now, PLEASE!!
200 bucks seems REALLY cheap. Doubt this is gonna be decoding PCM or outputting 7.1. Im quite happy with my Onkyo TXRS-605 thanks. :D
Its just *1* large sound bar, which uses alien technology to re-create that there are other speakers behind you. They are ideal for Japan because of the lack of room in the average apartment in the city
I think that these single speaker units are pretty cool but I have no idea how they work. Sure beats buying more speakers and running speaker wire. if it does at least 5.1 I might need to buy one.
they work by putting slight delays and acoustic effects on the stuff that is supposed to be behind you. Ive got somthing similar and it works pretty well although its no substitute for a full 7.1 system.
Japan and surround? Not sure if you can have anything but headphones in a Tokyo appartment without having people complaining left and right... I could be wrong though.
Yamaha YSP800 Sound Projector for a few years now. I have no problem with pinpointing the direction people are shooting at me from. 200$ is a steal IMO.
geez this is old news swear I've seen this PS3 surround system 'news' a month ago.
They made a BUDGET sound bar for their fan base. A decent sound bar is usually 500+ and a surround sound system that is actually good is 1000+. Sony is being considerate of the budget gamer. 200 dollars is a good price. If you're looking into a better sound bar, pick up the Polk Audio wireless sound bar for 500+.
It's a Sound Bar and not a sound system? I guess it's better than TV speakers. I for one, am happy with my 7.1.
than stock speakers on the TV.
I have a few excellent sound systems that I game on but this sound bar from Sony is awesome for people using standard tv sound and don't have the coin or space (especially WAF) for a complete setup.
I'm happy with the Logitech Z5500
I bet it doesn't sound as good as my Logitech Z540 to be honest. :P
Seems like a decent investment, since I only have 2 separate speakers for my TV. I'll consider investing in this if it's released in North America.
I have an old school big screen so I don't think I actually need this...buuut, Idk maybe.
Looks cool, and works for my situation where I have my TV and PS3 in my bedroom. Thing is I just spent $100 bucks on some Logitech Z4 PC speakers a couple months back that I've just plugged into the headphone jack of my TV, and they work fine. I'm definitely tempted though... Maybe when I move out...
Lucky for me i already bought a surround sound system.
it will look nice with my sonys and for only 200 bucks
LOL it's just the same surround sound they package with some of their TV's. I got one with my 32" for my bedroom.
It's not. The average Sony TV, even high end, has 15w+15w which equals 30w, this is 30w for the sub-woofer, and 10w+10w for the l/r speaker. For $200 this is a pretty good deal if you wanna add an extra 20w-30w (depending on how expensive your tv was, lol) and good virtual surround sound.
Interesting. I've been looking for a surround sound system. This seems like a pretty good option for only $200.00.
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