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Panasonic Unveils SC-HTB01 Gaming Speaker At CES, Providing Unbeatable Sound For Serious Gamers
Endorsed as the preferred sound solution for FINAL FANTASY XIV, the SC-HTB01 provides powerful three-dimensional sounds and custom modes for next-level gameplay

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at CES, Panasonic Corporation announced the summer 2020 North American release of the SC-HTB01 gaming speaker. Designed especially for gamers, the SC-HTB01 offers a vast sound field and multiple gaming modes to enhance consumers' gaming experiences.

Three Gaming Modes
Co-developed with SQUARE ENIX© Co., Ltd*1, the SC-HTB01 is equipped with three gaming modes — Role Playing Game (RPG), First-Person Shooter (FPS) and Voice.

The RPG mode, ideal for role-playing games, enables users to enjoy a sense of realism and intensity as if they're inside the game world. The advanced settings meet stringent verification criteria for ideal gameplay in the latest instalment of the storied gaming franchise FINAL FANTASY XIV. The FPS mode provides accurate sound location and allows users to hear subtle sounds such as footsteps, making it optimal for FPS and Third-Person Shooter (TPS). The Voice mode enhances human voices and further contributes to the immersive experience.

Depending on a player's favorite games, switching between the three modes allows them to experience the game world with intensity, tension and a high level of realism.

Sound Quality Designed for Gamers
Panasonic delivers a superior gaming speaker by combining three state-of-the-art technologies: Dolby Atmos®, DTS:X® and DTS® Virtual:XTM. Its 3D stereophonic technology and acoustic space adds expressive power in the height direction to the conventional front, rear, right and left surround sound, making the user feel as though they are enveloped by sound in all directions.

Compact and Integrated Design
The SC-HTB01 features a compact and integrated design, with a width of 17 inches, a height of 2 inches, and a 2.1 channel 3-way speaker system with built-in subwoofer. Users can enjoy games and movies by simply placing the speakers in front of a PC monitor or TV without obstructing the view. 

4K/HDR Compatible
The SC-HTB01 is also compatible with 4K/HDR pass-through allowing users to play and view 4K compatible games and streaming content. Bluetooth® connection and high-resolution audio playback is also available, providing users with various sound sources playback.

*1:  Developed by Square ENIX Co., Ltd., the award-winning MMORPG FINAL FANTASY XIV Online takes players on an epic and ever-changing adventure as they explore with friends from around the world and experience all the hallmarks of the FINAL FANTASY series. Over 18 million players worldwide, find out more and sign up for the Free Trial here: https://freetrial.finalfantasyxiv.com/

SC-HTB01 Main Features
High-Quality Sound

  • The three game modes co-developed with Square Enix Co., Ltd.
  • Supports Dolby Atmos、DTS:X(R)、DTS(R) Virtual:XTM
  • 2.1-Channel 3-Way Speaker System (Built-in Subwoofer)
  • High-resolution Audio Playback (PCM, up to 192kHz/24bit)
  • 4K/HDR Pass Through
  • Smart Features
  • HDMI Input/ Output
  • Bluetooth Compatible
  • Compact Design (Approx. 17 × 2 × 5.1 inches *Excluding the projecting parts.)

Specifications

Model No.

SC-HTB01

Total Output Power

80 W

Output Power

Front (L/R)

25 W+25 W (1 kHz, 6 ohms, 10% THD)

Subwoofer

30 W (100 Hz, 3 ohms, 10% THD)

Front

Configuration

2-way 2 speaker

Speaker Unit

Full Range: 4.0 cm Cone Type x 2

Tweeter: 1.4 cm Dome Type x 2

Subwoofer

Configuration

1-way 1 speaker, Dual Passive Radiator

Speaker Unit

Woofer: 8 cm Cone Type

HDMI Output

Y(1) (TV)

HDMI Input

Y (1) (AV/Game)

Optical Digital Audio Input

Y(1) (TV)

USB

Y *Only for Software Update

Dimensions (W x H x D)

 *Excluding the projecting parts

[Approx.] 17 × 2 × 5.1 inches

Weight

[Approx.] 4 pounds

[NOTICE]
Functions, function names, and specifications are subject to change without notice.

TRADEMARK NOTICE:

  • Dolby, Dolby Atmos and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
  • For DTS patents, see http://patents.dts.com. Manufactured under license from DTS, Inc. DTS, the Symbol, DTS and the Symbol together, DTS:X, the DTS:X logo, Virtual:X, and the DTS Virtual:X logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of DTS, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. © DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Panasonic Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
  • The terms HDMI and HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC in the United States and other countries.

The SC-HTB01 gaming speaker will be available in June 2020.

About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company offers a wide range of consumer solutions in the U.S. including LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Blu-ray players, Home Audio, Technics, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Beauty, Grooming, Wellness and Personal Care products and more. One of Interbrand's Top 100 Best Global Brands of 2018, Panasonic is a leading technology partner and integrator to consumers, businesses and government agencies across the region.

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