Creative have just announced a pair of fantastic speakers that won’t break the bank. The Inspire T6160 (pictured) packs 5.1 surround sound, Creative Phase Cap (a bullet-shaped extension in the driver that improves driver performance) and subwoofer featuring flared port tubes (better bass). The whole package will cost a piddly US$75 from mid-October. The T3130 speakers are built to be notebook-savvy, with crisp 2.1 sound, convenient volume and power control with magnetic shielding to guard against image distortion on your laptop screen. All that, and decent sound, for just US$50.
Full press release after the jump.
Creative Unveils InspireTM T3130 and InspireTM T6160
Superior Value and Outstanding Audio Performance
Engineered with Optimised Components to Deliver Stunning Audio that Satisfies Even the Most Demanding Users
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 8 September 2009 – Creative Technology Ltd., a worldwide leader in digital entertainment today introduced the Creative InspireTM T3130 and Creative Inspire T6160 speaker systems that uphold the Creative Inspire line’s reputation for combining high performance and value. Both new speaker systems have been engineered with optimised components and tuned to deliver the best sonic experience and superior loudness with minimal distortion. The Creative Inspire T3130 and Creative Inspire T6160 speaker systems are able to pump out smooth audio at high decibels, meeting the needs of music lovers, movie fans and gaming enthusiasts alike. Featuring proven proprietary Creative technology and sleek designs, the speaker systems are built to stand out both acoustically and aesthetically, giving the Creative Inspire T3130 and Creative Inspire T6160 speaker systems a winning combination of high performance and competitive pricing.
Creative Inspire T3130 Speaker System for PC/Notebook/MP3 Player
The Creative Inspire T3130 speaker system stays true to the Creative audio heritage of providing the best quality sound, producing excellent audio for a 2.1 speaker system and ensuring a clear distinction from generic and bundled speakers. The subwoofer features a long-throw down firing driver and a large port tube to deliver bass extension. The proprietary Creative IFP (Image Focusing Plate) found on the front baffle of each satellite speaker improves sonic imaging to give stunning audio quality with greater focus, while preserving tonal accuracy. This technology, combined with the compact and stylish design of the sleek speakers, makes the Creative Inspire T3130 speaker system an exceptional choice for use with a PC, notebook or MP3 player.
Key Features of the Creative Inspire T3130 Speaker System
· 2.1 channel speaker system designed for use with PC, notebook or MP3 player
· Creative IFP for satellites with improved sonic directivity and imaging
· Convenient volume and power control via wired remote, providing ease of reach
· Subwoofer features a large, flared port tube for clean bass with adjustable
· Magnetically shielded satellites enable placement near monitors or notebooks without causing image distortion
Creative Inspire T6160 Speaker System for Gaming and Movies
The Creative Inspire T6160 speaker system is designed to thrill the senses with vivid 5.1 cinematic surround sound that makes it ideal for games and movies. Unlike conventional speakers, the front baffle of each satellite speaker features the Creative IFP that employs a gentle flare around the driver, improving its efficiency and directivity without affecting the tonal balance. As a result, users get to enjoy accurate 5.1 positional audio for games and movies, evoking a sense of realism like no other. The aural experience is enhanced by other features such as the Creative Phase Cap, a bullet-shaped extension that improves driver performance by deflecting delicate mid-range frequencies away from the path of higher frequencies, minimising distortion. This important feature allows users to single out specific frequencies within multi-layered sound fonts common in games, and to pick out dialogue embedded among high-octane explosions and gunfire. The subwoofer, with a long-throw down firing 5.25” driver, completes the overall experience by delivering rich and impactful bass.
Key Features of the Creative Inspire T6160 Speaker System
· 5.1 channel speaker system designed for immersive multi-channel surround sound with PC, Mac or MP3 players
· Creative IFP for satellites delivers better sonic directivity and imaging
· Creative Phase Cap for improved high frequency dispersion ideal for digital surround movies and games
· Subwoofer features a large, flared port tube for clean bass with adjustable bass control
· Easy-access volume and power control via wired remote control provides greater convenience