I think they are taking this “It Only Does Everything” stuff serious, SCEA revealed today a Surround Sound Environment Delivered in All-in-one Speaker, its coming out this fall for $199.99, below are some pictures and the specs for the audiophiles out there.
Surround Sound System for PlayStation®3
Surround Sound System
Recommended retail price
19,800 yen (including tax), US$199, euro 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.
Power Output (reference)
L / R: 10 W (per channel at 6 ohms, 1 kHz)
Subwoofer: 15 W + 15 W (at 8 ohms, 100 Hz)
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
Speaker system: Subwoofer system, passive radiator type, Speaker units: 65 mm × 2 (subwoofer) 65 mm × 4 (passive radiator), Rated impedance: 8 ohms
Analog × 1
Digital (Optical) × 1
Dolby Digital, DTS, MPEG-2 AAC, Linear PCM (2 ch)*
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 sound track with the kind of dynamic range that the recording engineer intended.
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.
18 V DC (2.6 A) (100 V – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz using the supplied AC power cord)
Main unit: (approx.) 2.4 kg, AC adaptor: (approx.) 240 g
Main unit: (approx.) 720 mm × 85 mm × 87 mm, AC adaptor: (approx.) 121 mm × 53 mm × 33 mm (w × h × d)
• 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.