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Thrustmaster Presents New 'Sound System 5.1'

by Rainier on Nov. 18, 2002 @ 7:15 p.m. PST

Thrustmaster just enveiled their newest addition to their line of audio pheripherals. The Sound System 5.1 with decoder and remote controll will turn your home into an amazing movie theater! Compatible with the latest consoles and DVD equipment.

Compatible with

  • Playstation 2
  • Xbox
  • Game Cube
  • Lecteurs DVD

Tech Spec

  • TOTAL POWER 900 Watt P.M.P.O (60 Watt RMS)
  • 5 SATELLITES
    • 120 watt P.M.P.O (8 watts RMS)
    • Magnetically shielded
    • Wall/shelf mounts
    • Removable satellite speaker stands
  • 1 SUBWOOFER
    • 300 watt P.M.P.O (20 watts RMS)
    • Magnetically shielded enclosure
    • Wooden case
    • Bass and volume level control
    • Power on/off switch
  • 1 AC-3 DECODER
    • Incoming sound signal mode auto-detection (Stereo / Dolby® Surround, Pro Logic 1, Pro Logic 2, Digital)
    • Dolby® Surround mode
    • Dolby® Pro Logic mode
    • Dolby® Digital mode
    • Digital input connections (S/PDIF optical and coaxial)
    • Analog input connection (RCA audio)
  • 1 WIRELESS DECODER REMOTE CONTROL
    • Master / surround / center / subwoofer volume control
    • Mute button
    • Test button
    • Audio input button
    • Surround mode button
  • FULL SET OF AUDIO CABLES (value stand alone in stores = €35)
    • Digital optical cable (connection to DVD players, Xbox*, PS2, etc)
    • Digital coaxial cable (connection to DVD players)
    • RCA Analog stereo cable (connection to stereo sources: CD player, VCR, all gaming consoles, TV, etc)
    • G9 output (connection to the subwoofer of the 5.1 sound system)

      (*) Special Xbox audio-video cable with optical output required

More information concerning Dolby Digital in the games:

  • New gaming habits : Dolby® Digital is now a standard for major game developers "Dolby Digital will give players information that cannot be visually described on-screen, due to most of the action in the title taking place in the air" Akihiko Mukaiyama, Panzer Dragoon ORTA director - Sega.
  • Who is targeted:
    • The passionate (core target): male owner of a PS2/XBOX/NGC console passionate of home cinema or hardcodre gamer, seeking deeper and more realistic sound immersion.
    • The "optimizer" (secondary target): male owner of a TV/TV by satellite and/or DVD player. He is seeking value for money home cinema solutions Vs pure HI-FI products he finds too expensive.
  • Released titles with Dolby® Digital sound tracks
    • METAL GEAR SOLID 2 (Konami) - PS2
    • AIRBLADE (SCE) - PS2
    • SPIDERMAN (Activision) - Xbox
    • HALO (Bungie) - Xbox
    • PROJECT GOTHAM RACING (Microsoft) - Xbox
    • MUNCH'S ODDYSEE (Microsoft) - Xbox
    • FIFA WORLD CUP 2002 (Microsoft) - Xbox
    • TONY HAWKS PRO SKATER 3 (Activision) - Xbox
    • NASCAR HEAT 2002 (Infrogrames) - Xbox
    • F1 2002 (EA Sports) - Xbox
  • Released titles with Dolby® Pro Logic sound tracks
    • SPIDERMAN (Activision) - GameCube
    • STAR WARS ROGUE LEADER (Ubi Soft) - GameCube
  • Upcoming great titles which will boost demand for this dedicated accessory
    • THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD III (SEGA) - Xbox
    • SEGA GT 2002 (SEGA) - Xbox
    • PANZER DRAGOON ORTA (SEGA) - Xbox
    • CRAZY TAXI 3 : HIGH ROLLER (SEGA) - Xbox
    • TOE JAM & EARL III : MISSION TO EARTH (SEGA) - Xbox
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