Videologic's DigiTheatre Dolby Digital 5.1
- Total output
power: 62.5W RMS
- Full Dolby Digital
- Dolby Pro Logic
- PCM stereo audio
- LCD display for
- Coaxial S/P-DIF
(RCA) for digital input
- Optical S/P-DIF
(Toslink) for digital input
- Stereo phono
RCA for line input
VideoLogic Systems is a division of Imagination
Technologies. They were always well known for producing a range of innovative
products in the areas of 2D/3D graphics. Their Essential products include
graphics accelerators based on PowerVR technology. Their recent success with
the PowerVR graphics chip found in the new Sega Dreamcast gave VideoLogic
an opportunity to become one of todayís leading graphics acceleration companies
in the world.
Over a year ago, VideoLogic saw an opportunity
to enter todayís tight PC audio arena. Their main strategy was simple and
quite different from other PC speaker companies: Introduce hi-fi quality speakers
for use on todayís computer systems. Although todayís latest offerings in
the area of PC speakers seem to be outstanding in both quality and performance,
none of them could be compared with real high fidelity audio equipment (hi-fi).
VideoLogicís first speaker release was the sirocco speakers. A set coming
with an Audax 6.5" cone (35Hz to 130Hz) subwoofer, two Audax 4" cone (130Hz
to 3.8KHz) satellites using an Audax 10mm polymer dome (3.8KHz to 20KHz) and
of course VideoLogicís own powerful amplifier with 28000ĶF of smoothing capacitance.
Just by looking at these specifications and companies
involved, we already see that this unit would not come cheap. As in the beginning
VideoLogic speakers were initially limited to Europe, this Sirocco set-up
was estimated to cost around $350~400USD. We must admit that a $400USD price
tag for two stereo speakers and a subwoofer is not cheap indeed, but this
equipment canít even come close to the plastic things we are used to have
on our computer desks. We are talking real hi-fi here!
With its recent success in Europe, VideoLogic
extended its Sirocco speaker products to expand into new markets. The new
Sirocco Crossfire is a 4.1-surround system for the hard-core gamers out there.
The Sirocco Spirit is a high performance desktop mini-monitor set-up for the
average home user. The powerful Sirocco Pro is a powerful system for home
musicians and studios and finally the DigiTheatre and DigiTheatre DTS is an
all-in-one home cinema audio systems. Whether youíre a music enthusiast or
a music producer, VideoLogic has the right speakers to fit your needs.
Over a year ago, VideoLogic decided to extend
its market in North America, mainly for the second biggest country of the
continent: the United States. They only had a few specific products available
at the time such as the New Crossfire 4.1 solution. Back in May, we received
the official VideoLogic press release about their partnering with Voyetra
Turtle Beach to Sell Sirocco and DigiTheatre Speaker Systems in the United
States. What does this mean? Simply greater availability, and maybe even lower
prices in the near future.
In todayís review, we take a closer look at VideoLogicís
DigiTheater system. The DigiTheatre is a complete 6 piece home theater set
featuring the latest Dolby Digital (AC-3) 5.1 surround sound.