All-in-one Surround Sound System for PlayStation 3

The new all-in-one Surround Sound System for the PlayStation 3, will be released in fall 2010 in Japan, North America, Europe/PAL territories, and Asian countries/regions at a recommended retail price of 19,800 yen, US$199, and €199 respectively.

You have two option to connect the new Surround Sound System – an optical audio input and an analog audio input, it support Dolby Digital, DTS, MPEG-2 AAC, Linear PCM (2 ch) and utilizes Sony’s S-Force PRO Front Surround Sound for realistic surround sound over one front speaker. Inside the bar Sony place two 10W speakers and it also have a a built-in subwoofer with power output 15 W + 15 W (at 8 ohms, 100 Hz). “The Surround Sound System will immerse users into a cinema-like experience in the living room, making them feel like they are actually in the game or movie itself. Bringing in SCE’s expertise in both entertainment and technology acquired from developing games, four sound fields of the speaker system have been designed with the help of SCE’s expert game sound designers, to optimize the cinematic experience of all forms of entertainment.”

Playstation 3 Surround Sound System (CECH-ZVS1)


Product name Surround Sound System
Product code CECH-ZVS1
Release date Fall 2010
Recommended retail price 19,800 yen (including tax), US$199, €199
Power Output and Total Harmonic Distortion: (FTC) for the U.S. model L + R: With 6 ohms loads, both channels driven, from 200-20000 Hz ; rated 5 watts per channel minimum RMS power, with no more than 1 % total harmonic distortion from 250 milliwatts to rated output.
Amplifier section U.S. models: Power Output (reference) L / R: 10 W (per channel at 6 ohms, 1 kHz) Subwoofer: 15 W + 15 W (at 8 ohms, 100 Hz)
Speakers Front speaker unit: Speaker system: Full range, Bass reflex, Speaker units: 50 mm × 90 mm (2 in × 3 5/8 in), Rated impedance: 6 ohms
Subwoofer unit: Speaker system: Subwoofer system, passive radiator type, Speaker units: 65 mm × 2 (subwoofer) 65 mm × 4 (passive radiator), Rated impedance: 8 ohms
Inputs Analog × 1 Digital (Optical) × 1
Supported formats Dolby Digital, DTS, MPEG-2 AAC, Linear PCM (2 ch)*
Sound fields DYNAMIC: This mode provides a wide range of tones with low/high frequencies and dynamic sounds. STEREO: This mode is suitable for any sound quality, optimized for video games implementing 2 ch stereo sound. (Multiple channels are down-mixed.) VIVID: This mode provides a wide sound range and enhances the surround sound channels. STD (standard): This mode reproduces the sound track with the kind of dynamic range that the recording engineer intended.
Other effects/functions NIGHT MODE: This function allows you to enjoy sound effects and hear the dialog clearly even at low volume levels. DIALOG MODE: This function allows you to hear in-game speech and narration with greater clarity. Auto Standby (A.STBY): The surround sound system enters standby mode automatically when there is no audio output for 30 minutes.
Power requirements 18 V DC (2.6 A) (100 V – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz using the supplied AC power cord)
Mass Main unit: (approx.) 2.4 kg, AC adaptor: (approx.) 240 g
Dimensions Main unit: (approx.) 720 mm × 85 mm × 87 mm, AC adaptor: (approx.) 121 mm × 53 mm × 33 mm (w × h × d)
  • Remote control × 1
  • Optical digital cable (2.5 m) × 1
  • AC adaptor × 1
  • AC power cord × 1

Source: Playstation

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