MESSE06: Edirol Launch USB Powered Speakers

For notebook computers – MA-1EX bypasses the internal soundcard      31/03/06

Buying Choices
Edirol have announced the MA-1EX USB Bus Powered Speakers which they claim are the easiest way to improve the sound quality of your notebook computer.
Here’s exactly what Edirol have to say in their press release…
These incredibly small, USB-powered speakers offer an easy way to boost the computer’s audio quality and volume without requiring an extra power connection. The MA-1EX’s innovative design offers superb sound quality by completely by-passing your internal sound card. The MA-1EX works as a sound card, offering high-quality D/A converters and superior shielding from electrical interference of other components. The MA-1EX can even act as a simple S/PDIF optical output and headphone amp for your computer. The MA-1EX speakers are ideal for any notebook computer user for use in presentations for small groups or the music enthusiast who wants better sound quality and more volume from his notebook without carrying a large, bulky set of speakers.
Main Features:
  • 0.75W + 0.75W rated power, 2â€� (50 mm) full range unit x 2
  • USB Bus Powered, AC Adaptor not required
  • Volume control
  • S/PDIF output (Up to 16-bit/ 48 kHz)
  • Integrated USB cord storage
  • Portable for travelling musicians, mobile use, and laptop computer owners
Price and Availability
The EDIROL MA-1EX are available at a recommended retail price of € 79
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