The Leviathan is Razer's new sound bar

— 9:36 AM on October 29, 2014

Besides its gaming peripherals and case licensing program, Razer also has a line of audio products. The firm has now expanded that family with the Leviathan, a $199 sound bar with a dedicated subwoofer.

The Leviathan's actual sound bar component comprises two 2.5-inch "full-range" drivers and a couple of 0.74-inch "tweeters." You can tilt the bar by 0°, 15°, or 18° depending on your preference. The subwoofer, meanwhile, is described in the announcement as a 5.25-inch "downward firing" unit that delivers "chest-thumping, deep impact bass." The Leviathan has optical and analog audio inputs, and it can beam in audio via Bluetooth 4.0, too.

Thanks to Dolby Digital and Dolby Virtual Speaker technologies, the Leviathan is also capable of decoding 5.1-channel audio from an analog or optical source and delivering a supposedly compelling facsimile of surround sound. Dolby Pro Logic II support even lets the Leviathan turn stereo audio into fakey virtual surround. At that point, though, I'd probably just skip all the processing and listen to the unfiltered stereo sound. I mean, come on.

The Leviathan should be available for pre-oder now from Razer's online store. The product's worldwide release is scheduled for November.

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