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Razer has a $200 soundbar and subwoofer combo called 'Leviathan'

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Let's face it: not everyone wants to go through the hassle of setting up a surround sound system piece by piece. As for other alternatives, even the best headphones are only viable for the person wearing them. In an effort to hit a sweet spot between the two (the price of headphones and room-filling audio of multiple speakers) the folks at Razer are launching the Leviathan soundbar and subwoofer kit. For $200 you get an adjustable speaker bar packing four drivers and a separate 5.25-inch subwoofer, which marry to handle your 5.1 surround needs for movies and games. The unit uses Dolby Virtual Speakers to fill in the audio gaps left by its 4-speaker system, while Dolby Digital processing will convert any incoming signal, be it analog stereo or multichannel from an optical cable, to surround sound.

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Meaning, you can hook up a game console, a PC or a TV to it and be good to go for a simple sound system that'll almost assuredly blow the doors off of your TV's tinny built-in speakers.

Speaking of stereo, do you want to wirelessly beam Mastodon's Moby Dick-inspired album Leviathan to the Leviathan? Thanks to the setup's Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity you totally can! Perhaps most surprising of all, though, is the subwoofer that scrapes the depths of the 20Hz range. Many say that 24Hz is the lowest frequency that the human ear can hear, and anything under that is more along the lines of feeling a wave of sound pressure when the bass hits. But, considering the setup's modest size and power ratings (30w for the sound bar and 30w RMS -- meaning, continuous power -- for the sub) overall, how well the bass-box actually performs at that ultra-low frequency is anyone's guess. You can put Razer's sea-beast through its paces starting this November.

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