Aug 24 2006
Griffin Technology announced today that they have begun shipping FireWave, their 5.1 Surround Sound solution for Macintosh. FireWave extends to Mac users the ability to upgrade their sound systems by way of their FireWire ports. FireWave also gets its power through the FireWire connection, so there are no separate cables, batteries, or power supplies to tote. FireWave’s extra FireWire port lets you daisy-chain other FireWire devices, so it won’t hog your FireWire port.
FireWave lets you enjoy Dolby Digital encoded DVDs in 5.1 surround, or use Dolby Prol Logic II to make any audio source alive, whether from iTunes, QuickTime, or streaming audio. In addition, FireWave’s support of multi-channel playback from cross-platform OpenAL games like World of Warcraft and Unreal Tournament make it a must-have for gamers.
Griffin FireWave is priced at USD$99.99, and is now available from Griffin online and wherever quality Mac or FireWire accessories are sold.