Onkyo at CompUSA?
By David Dritsas
Yes, it's true. You will now be seeing Onkyo products in computer retail stores. The company announced last week that it is now entering the multimedia speaker arena. It already begun shipping PC speaker systems for both Windows and Macintosh computer systems and intends to grow this category.
At press demonstrations held at Onkyo's U.S headquarters in Upper Saddle River, N.J. the company showed its entire line of home a/v products, including new receivers and home-theater-in-a-box skus and unveiled a two models of PC speaker systems in home theater configurations. The two products are starting out a line that the company says is only the first stage. One is designed specifically for Apple Macintosh systems, and the second for Windows based systems, although it will work with som Apple systems as well. Both will be some of the first computer speaker systems that feature Dolby's Pro Logic II, Dolby Digital and DTS sound processing; other products will follow. Although specifics were not provided, an Internet radio device was hinted as a possibility for the future.