“Unquenchable sound for serious players” – this slogan greeted users with a new soundbar from Panasonic called soundslayer SC-HTB01, designed in the style of the game Final Fantasy XIV. As assured in the company, the novelty is designed specifically for gamers, it has a wide sound coverage and several special game modes suitable for specific situations.
The model, created in collaboration with the studio Square Enix, which develops the Final Fantasy series of games, received three modes: RPG, FPS and Voice. The first mode is suitable, as the name implies, for RPG games, providing a realistic sound and immersion in the world around the player. FPS mode, designed for shooters, is characterized by improved localization of images and detail, which will allow you to accurately and timely determine the location of the enemy. Voice mode improves the sound of human voices.
The model works in 2.1-channel format. The subwoofer is built-in, at 30 W, consists of an 8-cm speaker and two passive emitters. The right and left channels are two-way: each set of 4-cm broadband and a tweeter with a diameter of 1.4 cm has 25 watts. From the surround sound formats, the soundbar supports Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X. Proprietary three-dimensional sound technology, as described in the description, adds scale to the height, surrounding the user with sound.
The soundbar itself is quite compact, but deep: with a height of 5 cm and a width of 43.5 cm in depth, it reaches 13 cm. From the connectors, HDMI inputs and outputs (with support for signal transmission) and optics are available, as well as USB for updating. There is also Bluetooth.
The top panel of the soundbar is decorated with the Final Fantasy XIV logo. The cost of the model has not yet been announced by Panasonic, but the standard soundslayer costs $294.