Logitech X-540 speaker system for gamers
Logitech today announced the Logitech X-540 speaker system, an affordable surround-sound system designed for gamers. The X-540 system enables people to enjoy the experience of surround sound even with two-channel audio sources, by including matrix surround-sound technology. The compact satellites are wall-mountable, and a special clip lets you place the centre channel speaker on top of most flat-panel monitors to reduce desktop clutter. The Logitech X-540 speakers, the company’s first to offer matrix surround-sound technology at a price under $100 (U.S.), split an audio signal to create five channels of sound from common two-channel stereo sources — and without distorting the audio quality. For convenience, the matrix button is located on the control center, along with the power button, volume controls and a headphone jack. With a dedicated center channel and acoustically matched front and rear satellites, the Logitech X-540 system produces balanced surround sound. The X-540 speakers use Logitech’s Frequency Directed Dual Driver technology.
This technology helps the speaker system produce richer sounds by having two drivers in each satellite speaker.The combination of five satellites plus subwoofer delivers 70 watts of power using the audio industry’s official RMS (Root Mean Square) measuring system. The system also includes a down-firing subwoofer and a dynamic, real-time equalizer that maximizes bass while minimizing distortion. The Logitech X-540 speaker system is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in November. Its suggested retail price in the U.S. is $99.99