SOURCE: Sony Europe


March 09, 2011 03:00 ET

More Sonic Style: New PC Speakers From Sony

Superior Audio Quality; Outstanding Design

LONDON--(Marketwire - March 9, 2011) - Sony has long recognised that different people want different things from PC audio. That's why instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, Sony has created an extensive range of PC speakers designed to meet every need.

The addition of three new models means even more flexibility and even more power. 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 does exactly that. Twin, highly compact cabinets 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.

All the features people need are there, from easy setup and built-in controls to a headphones jack and magnetically shielded speakers.

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:

Name   SRS-A3   SRS-D4   SRS-D5
Speaker System   2.0ch   2.1ch   2.1ch
Output power   5W   27 W   40 W
Speaker Unit
  57mm   Sat: 46mm
Sub: 95mm
  Sat: 60mm
Sub: 115mm
Speaker unit   Ferrite   Diameter: 95mm   Diameter: 115mm
Dome-shaped center cap of speaker unit
Impedance   8.0   Sat: 10.0
Sub: 5.0
  Sat: 8.0
Sub: 3.6
Frequency Hz   150 - 20,000   100-10,000   100-10,000
Digital Amplifier   Yes   Yes   Yes
Mega Bass   No   Yes   Yes
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
Audio in   Yes   Yes   Yes
Head-phone out   No   No   Yes
Colour   Black   Black   Black
Power Supply   AC   AC   AC
(WxHxD) Mm
  71x141x91   Sub: 208x118x130
Sat: 65x65x67.5
  Sub: 193x243x233
Sat: 109x203x135
  Sub: 1430g
Sat: 460g
  Sub: 2450g
Left Sat: 680g
Right Sat: 610g

Enivironmental Info

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About Sony:
Sony is a leading global innovator of audio, video, communications and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. Sony is renowned for its audio-visual products, such as the BRAVIA™ LCD high-definition television, Cyber-shot™ digital camera, Handycam® camcorder, "α" (pronounced Alpha) digital SLR camera, and Walkman® MP3 player as well as its VAIO™ personal computers and high-definition (HD) professional broadcast equipment, highlighted by the XDCAM® HD. Offering a complete end-to-end HD value chain and with its electronics, music, pictures, game and online businesses, Sony is one of the world's leading digital entertainment brands, employing approximately 170,000 people worldwide.

Through its long-term football partnerships as an official sponsor of the UEFA Champions League until 2012, Official FIFA Partner until 2014 and global sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™ in 2010 and 2014, Sony is inspiring a sense of excitement for the millions of football fans around the world.

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