Tuesday, March 30, 1999
Altec Lansing Announces New DVD Computer Audio Systems and Speakers for Gamers
Altec Lansing Technologies, Inc. will showcase four new products, including a new sound system maximized for DVD audio and a computer speaker designed for PC gamers, at Spring RetailVision in San Francisco, CA next month. The products are the ACS54, ADA880, ACS33 and ACS22. These new audio systems feature state-of-the-art technology which utilizes the power of the PC to enhance the overall audio experience. Featuring such technologies as Dolby(R) ProLogic and Dolby(R) Digital, they bring computer audio to a previously unseen level of power and performance.
The Altec Lansing ACS54 PowerPlay(tm) Plus is designed especially to meet the sound demands of today’s 3D positional audio games and soundcards. The system provides five-channel surround sound playback taking full advantage of many PC game audio offerings. The five-piece system boasts a total of 40 watts including a 20 watt wood enclosed subwoofer. This system features discrete surround sound at a SRP of $99.95.
The ADA880 is a three-piece/five-piece audio solution for gaming and DVD enthusiasts. Easily placed on the desktop, the satellites disconnect and the rear surround drivers can be placed behind the user to produce Dolby Digital 5.1 channel audio playback. Incorporating the company’s patented side-firing speaker design, the ADA880 features 80 watts of audio power including a remote control for additional versatility and ease-of-use. This system is also being bundled with OEM computer systems and will be available at a SRP of $329.95.
The ACS33, a three-piece computer speaker system, gives consumers power and performance at a great value with a small footprint. The system has a total 35 watts of power and includes a powered subwoofer adding realism and bass. The unified volume control adjusts the volume on both satellites as well as the subwoofer making volume adjustment easy and seamless. The ACS33 is the upgrade from any two-piece system and provides the consumer three-piece audio output for $49.95. The two-piece ACS22 features 10 watts of power and a stereo headphone output. It is ideal for consumers who require PC audio for games, CDs or teleconferencing without the need for a subwoofer for a SRP of $29.95.
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