Sony has announced three new PC speakers. The SRS-A3 joins the compact and highly versatile SRS A Series. The gaming and video optimised SRS D Series is expanded with two new products, the SRS-D4, SRS-D5.
PC speakers for everyday use need to be compact but capable of handling a wide range of output without compromise.
The new SRS-A3 compact, magnetically shielded speakers deliver a total of 5W of clear stereo underpinned with controlled, punchy bass thanks to a carefully engineered reflex port. The cabinets are tilted at precisely the right angle to enhance audio quality and feature an integrated digital amplifier for high efficiency and lower power consumption. Controls are built-in along with a headphones jack.
The SRS D Series is built for those who want something special that will add an extra dimension to gaming and video.
The new models offer increasing levels of output power and bass response so the customer can choose the best fit for them. Features shared by all models include superb sound quality from precision-engineered cabinets, digital amplification for maximum clarity, 2.1 speaker system with angled satellite cabinets, integrated controls and magnetically shielded speakers.
The SRS-D4 effectively becomes the entry-level D Series product, with a combined output of 27W from its 2.1 speaker format. Power, volume and bass volume controls are integrated into a relatively compact sub-woofer and the satellites feature a distinctive raised border around the speaker grill. This is burnished to a high finish and provides a definitive design accent that gives the PC speakers a unique character.
The SRS-D5 delivers 40W and is slightly larger all round than the D4. The sub-woofer is constructed from medium density fibreboard (MDF) for improved sound quality and the controls are integrated into one of the satellites — handy if the sub-woofer is placed on the floor.
Features at a glance:
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|Output power||5W||27 W||40 W|
|Speaker Unit||57mm||Sat: 46mm
|Speaker unit||Ferrite||Diameter: 95mm||Diameter: 115mm
Dome-shaped center cap of speaker unit
|Frequency Hz||150 – 20,000||100-10,000||100-10,000|
|Subwoofer material||N/A||Resin||Medium Density Fiberboard|
|Controls||Volume, power||Volume, bass and power||Volume, bass and power|
|Controls location||In LH cabinet||In Subwoofer||In Satellite Speaker|
Left Sat: 680g
Right Sat: 610g