Thursday, January 6th 2011

Corsair Adds Two High-Performance PC Speaker Products to its Growing Portfolio

Corsair,a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the launch of its new family of desktop speakers designed specifically to meet the needs of gamers. The Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 high-performance, high-power 2.1 speaker system sets a new standard for gaming audio, and the SP2200 delivers quality 2.1 audio at an aggressive price.

The Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 speakers feature bi-amplified two-way satellites with 1” ferro-cooled silk dome tweeters and 3” midrange drivers, as well as an 8” subwoofer using a fourth-order bandpass enclosure to deliver crystal clear audio for gaming, as well as music and movies. With its balanced system design, the SP2500 provides more than 230 watts RMS of output power to deliver bone-shaking bass and room-filling sound without distortion.

“We designed the Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 to meet the unique needs of gaming audio, without compromising music and movie fidelity. A gaming PC often doubles as an audio jukebox and Blu-ray player, and now there’s a high-performance speaker system that can deliver amazing audio in games, music, and movies.” said Ruben Mookerjee, VP and General Manager for Components at Corsair. “Gamers simply don’t have to compromise. With the SP2500, we’ve built an intelligent speaker system that raises the bar in PC audio, from both an acoustic and an electronic perspective.”

Designed and engineered in Corsair’s newly installed audio lab, the Gaming Audio Series SP2500 includes a digital signal processor, six Class-D amplifiers, and active digital crossovers, as well as an easy-to-use wired remote with 3.5mm color LCD display that puts you in complete control of your audio experience. Using the controller, you can select your input source, control volume and subwoofer levels, as well as access features like pre-set EQs and DSP programs. This includes a late-night mode that changes the crossover frequencies to shift the low end from the subwoofer to the satellites so you can game late into the night without disturbing your family or neighbors.

You can connect the SP2500 to virtually any sound card or audio source via either the 3.5mm stereo jack or stereo RCA jacks, and two additional 3.5mm Aux-In jacks (one each on the sub and controller) allow iPods or other external audio sources to be connected quickly and easily. The controller also includes a 3.5mm headphone out jack. As an intelligent speaker system, the SP2500 also incorporates a USB connector on the controller so its library of preset EQs and DSP programs can be updated or expanded in the future.

“We’re committed to bringing the same quality and attention to detail that’s made Corsair famous in memory, PSUs, cooling, and cases to all of our audio products.” continued Mookerjee To this end, we’ve built a new audio lab, staffed with industry recognized acoustic engineers, to ensure we can continue to produce innovative, state-of-the-art audio solutions.

Corsair is also announcing the Gaming Audio Series SP2200 performance 2.1 PC speaker system for gamers looking for high-quality audio at a lower price point. Designed using the same detailed attention to acoustics as the SP2500, the SP2200 is rated at 46 watts RMS of total output power* and features two satellites with 2” full-range drives and a 6” ported subwoofer. The SP2200 can be connected to almost any audio source, including console gaming systems, via either a 3.5mm stereo or RCA input jack. There are also 3.5mm stereo jacks for headphone out and Aux-In, as well as individual controls for volume and subwoofer level located conveniently on the right satellite.

The Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 will be available in late January, 2011 and SP2200 speakers are expected to be available in late Q1, 2011, from Corsair's worldwide network of authorized distributors and resellers. The SP2500 has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $249.99 and the SP2200 has an MSRP of $99.99, and both come with a two-year limited warranty. Like all Corsair products, the Gaming Audio Series speakers and headsets are backed by Corsair’s highly regarded customer service and technical support.
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9 Comments on Corsair Adds Two High-Performance PC Speaker Products to its Growing Portfolio

#1

Aggressive price?? 250$ for a 2.1 system...yeah right.
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bear jesus
I wish the SP2500 had the MSRP of $99.99, i would seriously consider them and even more so because of the late-night mode as it could be great for me but the look of the SP2200's does not impress me so both ways it looks like corsair can't win me over as far as these speakers go. :(

I would love to hear the SP2500's in action though as if they were truly amazing i could consider spending that much on them but i really mean awe inspiring truly awesome sound quality so they actually seam like good value they are just that amazing :laugh:

by: TAViX
Aggressive price?? 250$ for a 2.1 system...yeah right.
I assume they mean aggressive as in a wild animal taking a bite out of your bank account/wallet kind of aggressive :laugh:
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#3
RejZoR
250 is nothing if the speakers are good.
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Athlonite
by: TAViX
Aggressive price?? 250$ for a 2.1 system...yeah right.
you been reading my mind :slap::toast::D
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bear jesus
by: RejZoR
250 is nothing if the speakers are good.
Very true but tom's hardware has had a set of SP2500's in to review and i dislike the look of the two drops in frequency response range


The results were acquired in a far from perfect setup, the graphs are supposed to be more for relative comparisons between the round up of speakers.

I'm sure it's not that bad but really i would expect a lot for $250 even though i know it's relatively not that much compared to some high end speakers and an amp.
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#6
Delta6326
Just in Corsair to take over the world with Google and Starbucks:rolleyes:
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#7
[H]@RD5TUFF
No mid range ?

I can't justify 250 dollars on speekers, but I could see my way to 150.
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#8
Wile E
Power User
Typical modern computer speaker. All bass for the kiddies, but no real performance for those with taste.

Overpriced junk.
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#9
Athlonite
personally though I'll stick with my Pioneer VSX-D457 100Wx5 RMS amp and Technics speakers

the speakers are 11yrs old but still rock the house when needed and the AMP was free as t was believed to have a dead channel (actually it just had a buggered speaker connection which was fixed also for free) :)
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