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Asus unveils Cine5 compact five-channel PC speaker

Asus has unveiled the Cine5, which they are touting as the "world's most compact five-channel speaker." It looks nice, but how does it sound?
Written by Rachel King, Contributor on

Asus has unveiled the Cine5, which they are touting as the "world's most compact five-channel speaker." It looks nice, but how does it sound?

The Cine5 features a glossy and curvy all-in-one design, making it a nice ornament for the living room - not exactly something you want to hide behind the sofa.

Now as far as sound goes, the Cine5 includes a 5-channel output for full surround-sound, although how big a room it can fill isn't clear. It also promises 15dB more bass than similarly-sized speakers, and it includes a multi-driver configuration to reduce the individual driver load by 50%, improving high-frequency responses for a more brilliant sound.

Gamers might also be interested, especially those who like first-person shooter titles as the Cine5 promises more precise sound location that "improves shooting accuracy." Sounds like a nifty extra benefit.

Some of the other details include:

  • Connectivity: 3.5mm jacks, Headphone output, DC in
  • Output Level: 28W max, 15W RMS
  • Frequency Response: 80~20KHz
  • Measurements: 14.7- x 3.9- x 3.9-inches (w/metal stands), 14.7- x 3.9- x 3.1-inches (w/rubber stands)

The kit will include the Cine5 speaker, a 12V/3A power adapter, a 5.1 channel audio cable plus both a rubber and a metal stand. Unfortunately, neither a price nor a release date has been announced yet, so stay tuned.

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