Videologic's Sirocco PRO System
- Wood construction
MDF cabinets, each with mid-frequency (bass/mid) drive unit and separate high-frequency
drive unit (tweeter), both fully magnetically shielded. Active design with separate
amplifier drive to tweeter and mid range woofer
frequency drive unit: Audax tweeter, ferrofluid cooled 25 mm textile dome, high
energy neodymium magnet.
frequency drive unit: Audax mid range woofer, shielded 5.25" HDA (High Definition
Videologic Systems is a division of Imagination
Technologies. They were always well known for producing a range of innovative
products in the areas of 2D/3D graphics. Their Essential products include graphics
accelerators based on PowerVR technology. Their recent success with the PowerVR
graphics chip found in the new Sega Dreamcast gave VideoLogic an opportunity to
become one of today’s leading graphics acceleration companies in the world.
Over a year ago, VideoLogic saw an opportunity
to enter today’s tight PC audio arena. Their main strategy was simple and quite
different from other PC speaker companies: Introduce hi-fi quality speakers for
use on today’s computer systems. Although today’s latest offerings in the area
of PC speakers seem to be outstanding in both quality and performance, none of
them could be compared with real high fidelity audio equipment (hi-fi).
VideoLogic’s first speaker release was the sirocco speakers. A set coming with
an Audax 6.5" cone (35Hz to 130Hz) subwoofer, two Audax 4" cone (130Hz to 3.8KHz)
satellites using an Audax 10mm polymer dome (3.8KHz to 20KHz) and of course VideoLogic’s
own powerful amplifier with 28000µF of smoothing capacitance.
by looking at these specifications and companies involved, we already see that
this unit would not come cheap. As in the beginning VideoLogic speakers were initially
limited to Europe, this Sirocco set-up was estimated to cost around $350~400USD.
We must admit that a $400USD price tag for two stereo speakers and a subwoofer
is not cheap indeed, but this equipment can’t even come close to the plastic things
we are used to have on our computer desks. We are talking real hi-fi here!
its recent success in Europe, VideoLogic extended its Sirocco speaker products
to expand into new markets. The new Sirocco Crossfire is a 4.1-surround system
for the hard-core gamers out there. The Sirocco Spirit is a high performance desktop
mini-monitor set-up for the average home user. The powerful Sirocco Pro is a powerful
system for home musicians and studios and finally the DigiTheatre and DigiTheatre
DTS is an all-in-one home cinema audio systems. Whether you’re a music enthusiast
or a music producer, VideoLogic has the right speakers to fit your needs.
a year ago, VideoLogic decided to extend its market in North America, mainly for
the second biggest country of the continent: the United States. They only had
a few specific products available at the time such as the New Crossfire 4.1 solution.
Back in May, we received the official Videologic press release about Videologic
partnering with Voyetra Turtle Beach to Sell Sirocco and DigiTheatre Speaker Systems
in the United States. What does this mean? Simply greater availability, and maybe
even lower prices in the near future.