I told you I had more Genius news for you, and here it is. This PR comes at a good time actually, back in 2010 I reviewed the Hercules XPS 5.1 70 Slim speaker system and I’ve been using it ever since but just recently it died on me. The subwoofer, center and right and left front work but the rear ones don’t work anymore sadly. I guess getting about 2 1/2 years out them wasn’t bad, especially considering I used them everyday! GX Gaming is a part of Genius, it’s their gaming line obviously and they’ve just launched the SW-G5.1 3500 surround sound speaker system and it’s as it sounds a 5.1 surround system for gaming and other multimedia. The system includes a 6.5 inch subwoofer with dual inputs for PC or things like your TV or even MP3 player. The five satellite speakers have a hook design to them so you can easily mount them if you want and there’s even an included wireless remote control for easy volume and bass adjustments. MSRP is $149.99, and that’s about right for what these types of systems are selling for.
Genius today is pleased to announce that the first GX Gaming Series 5.1 surround sound speaker system is now available in USA – the SW-G5.1 3500.
Raising the GX Gaming Series to a new sonic level, this 80 watt RMS speaker system includes a 6.5-inch subwoofer providing 30 watts of heart-thumping bass, five 10 watt satellite speakers for positional audio, and a remote control for convenient volume and bass adjustment. With the hook design, the satellite speakers of the SW-G5.1 3500 can be hung on walls, helping to maximize the surround sound experience.
The 5.1 surround sound setup of the SW-G5.1 3500 gives gamers an advantage in first person shooter games by allowing them to pinpoint enemy locations by sound alone. Gaming on regular stereo speakers only allows users to discern between right and left. The 5.1 sound enables gamers to listen to opponents’ footsteps from all surrounding directions.
The audio from the 3-inch satellite speakers of SW-G5.1 3500 complement the deep, rich bass of the subwoofer pounding out frequencies as low as 50Hz. Users can adjust sound and bass from the control panel on the subwoofer as well as the remote control. Control options also include a STANDBY and an AUX/5.1 CH switch function, which enables users to flip between gaming and music listening.
On the front of the subwoofer above the LED indicator there is a headphone and microphone jack for private listening and chatting while gaming, as well as offering a quick way to connect MP3 players and smartphones to the speaker system. The rear of the subwoofer includes more connections, increasing the flexibility of the SW-G5.1 3500. On the back there are three RCA jacks with 5.1 CH color coding as well as an additional AUX 3.5mm input.
Offering booming bass, crisp middle to high range sound, and the flexibility to connect to gaming, music, and other entertainment devices, the SW-G5.1 3500 surround sound speaker system epitomizes the high-quality that the GX Gaming Series represents in a louder more versatile design.
Genius SW-G5.1 3500, is now available in the US and Canada for the suggested retail price of $149.99.
- Total output power: 80 watts
- Satellite: 10 watts (each channel)
- Subwoofer: 30 watts
- Driver unit
- Satellite: 3-inch, 4 ohm
- Subwoofer: 6.5-inch, 5 ohm
- Frequency Response: 50Hz~20kHz
- Five satellite speakers
- Remote control
- 3.5mm to 2RCA stereo cable
- Three color coded cables
- Multi-language user manual
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