Creative Labs has announced its Creative MegaWorks THX 5.1 550 speaker system. The system can be combined with a 5.1 sound card for Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound in movies and games. It has also received THX certification and features 6-channel BASH amplification offering up to 500 Watts of power. The five, wall-mountable, magnetically-shielded and tuned satellite speakers feature 3.5-inch drivers and rare-earth magnets for smooth frequency response. A multifunctional wired remote control manages power, master, centre, rear, treble, and subwoofer levels and also features a headphone output.
The system is designed for use with multi-channel sound cards and is aimed at high performance enthusiasts. It is expected to be available in Australia and New Zealand at the end of February at an estimated retail price of $900.