Illustration for article titled Now Razers Making A Surround Sound Bar

A good surround sound-capable sound bar is the perfect solution for those wary of trying to position speakers all over their gaming space. Due for release next month, Razer's Leviathan could be a very good surround sound-capable sound bar.

Crafted for virtual 5.1 surround sound gaming and movies or streaming music via Bluetooth 4.0 aptX, the $199.99 Leviathan is a sound bar with a Razer logo right in the middle of it, which is pretty much exactly what one would expect from a Razer sound bar. There's not really much a company can do with the bar format. Maybe give it the odd ridge here and there.

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Illustration for article titled Now Razers Making A Surround Sound Bar

Of course, with any sound solution it's nto looks that matter. It's what's inside. Thank goodness Razer provided a picture of that, as well as a list of pertinent features.

Illustration for article titled Now Razers Making A Surround Sound Bar
  • Powered by 4 expertly tuned drivers plus subwoofer
  • 5.1 virtual surround sound powered by Dolby Virtual Speakers, Dolby Digital and
  • Dolby Pro Logic II
  • Direct audio streaming from any mobile device via Bluetooth v 4.0 aptX
  • Dedicated subwoofer for impressive bass reproduction
  • Space-saving design for versatility
  • Multiple connection methods via analog, optical or Bluetooth v 4.0 aptX
  • Adjustable tilt angles (00, 150, 180) for optimal sound
  • 3 preset equalizer modes tuned for gaming, music and movies

"The opportunity to produce a precision-engineered surround sound solution for high-performance gaming, movie watching and music listening, and make it versatile to use in any setting, was a very exciting proposition for us," said Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO via official annoucement. "The Razer Leviathan delivers what music aficionados, movie buffs and gamers alike are looking for to improve their entertainment setup."

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A sound bar with a Razer logo on it!

I've been using a sound bar for several years now, having long given up on attempting to run wires across my living room or finding a suitable wireless solution. I just don't have it in me. I am however, quite handy when it comes to placing a single long set of speakers in place. Connecting it to a subwoofer gets a little tricky, but I manage. Therefor I welcome any new entries into the space, especially from a company that's proven its audio engineering acumen time and time again in headset form.

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There's just no telling with a sound bar until I can hear it, which I'm sure I will eventually. Until then, it looks lovely. Glad they resisted the urge to go green.

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