updated 10:50 am EST, Mon January 29, 2007
Sony SRS-DZ10 PC Speakers
Sony this morning boosted its PC speaker line with the SRS-DZ10. In contrast to most computer audio systems, the 2.1-channel DZ10 depends on a unique, tube-shaped subwoofer that changes position based on the listener's tastes; an adjustable stand allows the unit to sit either horizontally on the floor or vertically on a desk, either of which can potentially save space. The design also prevents either of the two woofer ports from being blocked, Sony said. Dual audio inputs are a hallmark of the design and let the system quickly switch between the PC and a secondary source, such as a notebook or digital audio player. A headphone jack is built-in for private listening.
Pricing and availability were not announced, though the DZ10 should arrive first in Europe. A North American release is possible but has yet to be confirmed.