Sony Unveils a Soundbar Aimed at PS3 Users

Posted Mon Jun 21, 2010 at 11:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

But, you know, there's no reason you couldn't use it for listening to other things too.

The CECH-ZVS1 is a soundbar that's being marketed directly to PS3 owners, which seems like a really strange idea. Most soundbars and home theater systems are aimed at the general populous, but this one's got one specific target in mind.

For the most part, it's not a bad looking bar. For $200, you get a pair of 50mm speakers and a pair of 90mm speakers to cover the main range of sound, while a total of six speakers, four of which are passive, pick up the bass.

It decodes Dolby Digital, DTS, MPEG-2 and Linear PCM two-channel audio, and you can hook your system in via analog or digital optical ports.

The CECH-ZVS1 has two features – Night Mode and Dialog Mode – that are designed to keep voices in games and movies audible while at low volumes.

Sony's new soundbar will be available this fall.

Source: PlayStation

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