Antec’s New soundscience™ Speaker System Delivers Full High-Definition 3D Performance

August 26, 2010 // 12:54 p.m.

World-wide leader in computer components launches audio product brand with new 3D 2.1 loudspeaker



Fremont, CA – 26 August 2010 – Antec Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories, for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets presents the formation of soundscience™ (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Antec) and introduces the all new 3D 2.1 speaker system: soundscience rockus™. The new soundscience speaker system will be introduced at this year’s IFA trade show held in Berlin, from September 3 – 8, 2010 at the IFA Reseller Park, Hall 9, Booth 101.



Designed to deliver an audio experience matching the visual immersion of 3D video, the soundscience rockus 3D 2.1 speaker system is the best way to experience game and movie sound in 3D. 3Dsst™, soundscience’s proprietary 3D technology, actively analyses incoming stereo audio signals and intelligently places them into a 3D sound field. The results are realistic, immersive 3D soundscapes for your movies and games from 2.1 speakers.



The rockus also features a dedicated music mode optimized for superb stereo sound reproduction, letting you hear your music with clarity and fidelity.



“People might be surprised to find out how many audio fanatics are part of the Antec team; we have a passion for great sound and wanted to launch our soundscience brand with a truly unique product.” says Scott Richards, senior vice president of Antec. “The rockus speaker system delivers the expansive, enveloping audio experience of a traditional home theater system, yet it fits in any room. There’s no need for complicated whole-room setups or messy, difficult cabling. Plus, with analog and optical connectivity, it’s easy to get 3D sound from your computer, tablet, game console, mp3 player or any audio gear.”



The soundscience rockus 3D|2.1 speaker system features:

* Anodized aluminum satellites that reduce vibration and minimize distortion, resulting in clear mid and sparkling high-range sound
* Active subwoofer with passive radiator technology, delivering an expansive range of bass comparable to larger footprint subwoofers
* 3D-tuned drivers to deliver audio optimized for soundscience’s 3Dsst technology
* Dual-mode operation: 3D mode for enveloping games and movies, and music mode for faithful stereo music playback
* Optical input for playback of digital audio from game consoles (xbox360, PS3,) and other, similarly equipped devices
* Remote control pod for volume adjustment, 3D/music mode selection, muting and digital/analog input selection



Pricing and availability

The soundscience rockus 3D|2.1 speaker system will be available this fall for a suggested retail price of $249.95.



Join Antec at the IFA Reseller Park from September 3 –8, 2010 in Hall 9, Booth 101 to experience the new soundscience rockus sound system. For more information visit www.antec.com, www.soundscienceaudio.com or follow the official Antec Europe Twitter page for event updates at www.twitter.com/AntecEurope.

About Antec Inc.

Antec, Inc. is the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets. Founded in 1986, Antec is recognized as a pioneer in the industry and has maintained its position as a worldwide market leader and international provider of quiet, efficient and innovative products. Antec has also achieved great success in the distribution channel, meeting the demands of quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators.



Antec’s offering of enclosures includes a wide range of cases, such as its advanced Performance One Series, economical New Solution Series and VERIS family of media components designed for the home theater PC market. Antec’s products also include front line power supplies, such as its premium Signature Series, powerful TruePower Quattro Series and EarthWatts, one of the most environmentally friendly power supplies available. PC gamers are an increasingly significant consumer of performance components, and many Antec products are designed for the gaming demographic, like the premier gaming enclosure, the Nine Hundred. Antec also offers a line of computer accessories comprising many original products, including its patented LED fans and notebook cooling solutions.



Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, as well as in Germany, China and Taiwan. The company’s products are sold in more than 40 countries throughout the world. Please visit www.antec.com for more information.
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