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Serious Speakers for PCs and Game Machines

Boot Camp feature for Tuesday, November 19, 2002

Serious speakers for PCs and video games. Bloomberg Boot Camp, a report on today's technology. Odds are the speakers that shipped with your home computer don't give you the kind of sound you may be used to from your home stereo system. But some of the latest add on speaker systems aim to change that. Logitech is introducing the Z-680 system...

"It is a 450 watt system with a sub-woofer that has almost 200 watts and over 50 watts per channel in the satellites. It includes Dolby Pro Logic and DTS so you can hook into not just a PC but Xboxes and Playstations and get full 5.1 digital sound out of it. It's THX certified which is the seal of approval that's recognized industry wide for quality sound."

Logitech senior product marketing manager Wells Brimhall. The four hundred dollar price tag is as high as some PCs themselves. Logitech has plenty of company in the add on PC speaker business. The Telex Electro-Voice line, one of the best known professional brands, is winning gaming fans with its EV SonicXS speaker system. Marketing manager Tim Klabunde...

"Telex Communications has been manufacturing acoustical products for about 60 years and we met with their acoustical engineers and worked very diligently with them to create a computer speaker that was going to meet the needs of the hardcore gaming demographic."

The subwoofer and two satellite speakers in the two hundred dollar system... deliver crisp sound at any volume... which parents may not necessarily appreciate. Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin.