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M-Audio Releases Studiophile LX4 Surround Sound System

M-Audio is now offering its new Studiophile LX4 2.1 System and Studiophile LX4 5.1 Expander, which, together, comprise the Studiophile LX4 Surround Sound System.

M-Audio is now offering its new Studiophile LX4 2.1 System andStudiophile LX4 5.1 Expander, which, together, comprise the StudiophileLX4 Surround Sound System.

The Studiophile LX4 2.1 System offers two satellites and a subwooferfor high-performance 2.1 monitoring. The subwoofer contains the activecrossover matrix for both the 2.1 system and the completely expanded5.1 system. The integral 125-watt power amp houses enough power for thefull surround system: 60 watts for the subwoofer and 27 watts for eachof the five satellites in the full LX4 Surround Sound System. Thepassive satellites contain a 4-inch polypropylene woofer and 1-inchmylar high-frequency drivers.

The Studiophile LX4 5.1 Expander is a separate package comprisingthree additional LX4 passive satellites. These simply connect to thesubwoofer of the LX4 2.1 System to complete the LX4 Surround SoundSystem.

“We’re very excited about the modular design of the LX4Surround Sound System,” said Adam Castillo, marketing director atM-Audio. “Lots of people are anxious to get into surround sound,but aren’t sure they’re ready to commit. The LX4s allowusers to buy the LX4 2.1 system today for a better-than-stereoexperience and amortize their investment by simply expanding the systemwhen they are ready for surround. Combined with their compact size, thepassive design of the satellites is also a plus because people havefound it challenging to route AC from the same circuit all over a roomfor active surround environments. The LX4s are simply our response towhat the market wants.”

The LX4 2.1 System and LX4 5.1 Expander carry MSRPs of $349.95 and$199.95, respectively. Both products are now shipping.

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