Peabody, Mass. — Boston
Acoustics is expanding its SoundWare speaker line with the $799-suggested 5.1 SoundWare
S Home Theater Speaker System, which features five polyhedron-shaped molded-cabinet
satellite speakers and a compact subwoofer.
It joins the SoundWare XS 5.1
system, which is similarly styled, but the new system delivers slightly larger
speakers, more detailed dynamics and higher output, the company said.
All satellite speakers in the
brand’s 5.1 and 2.1 SoundWare speaker packages are two-way satellites with molded
polyhedron-shaped cabinets. Their shape allows for multiple placement options,
including on a shelf, on a wall, in a corner, and where the ceiling and wall
The SoundWare S is available only in
high-gloss black, but color options are available for select other SoundWare
The full SoundWare lineup now
consists of the new $799 SoundWare S (black), $499 SoundWare XS 5.1 system
(black or white), $599 SoundWare XS Special Edition (black), $399 SoundWare XS
2.1 system (black), and the $99-each SoundWare satellite, available in black,
white, silver or espresso.
In the SoundWare S system, the
satellites are less than 4-inches-square in size. The system’s compact
subwoofer features 10-inch driver with 200-watt amplification. To expand the
SoundWare S into a 6.1- or 7.1-channel system, Boston Acoustics offers the
optional SoundWare S Special Edition satellite speaker available at $$89 each.
All SoundWare satellites feature stealth
articulating mounting brackets, enabling them to be hung flush on a wall while
allowing them to be angled towards the main listening area. The powered subs
feature patented BassTrac circuitry, said to deliver undistorted bass at all
listening levels. The subs feature speaker-level inputs and outputs and a