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05/16/2012 - Audio Chic, Boosted Bass and “Bedroom Studio”... Hercules unveils its new speaker concepts.

London, May 16, 2012 - Hercules, the expert audio manufacturer with more than 20 years of know-how, is proud to announce the launch of 3 newcomers in the world of computer speakers.

  • Hercules XPS* 41: created for all users looking for quality sound and design;
  • Hercules XPS* 2.1 BASSBOOST: for those who love big sound and bass; and
  • Hercules XPS* 2.0 60 DJ SET: a multimedia monitoring system designed for budding DJs.

All you need to do now is make your choice...
*Extended Personal Sound

Hercules XPS 41: Sound meets style

Directly inspired by the design of the XPS 101 system, which has been widely lauded by both reviewers and users, Hercules XPS 41 is a unique, chic and elegant kit. The 2 pedestal satellite speakers feature an eye-catching round design, and sports an original two-tone finish: lacquer on top, and rubber on the base. The cube-shaped subwoofer is clad in Lycra fabric, with ABS plating on top.
Thanks to its advanced design, incorporating carefully-selected, quality components and materials, XPS 41 provides high-performance, balanced acoustics, with very good bass response. The satellites feature wideband drivers, while the all-wood subwoofer has a driver in front and a bass port on its underside.
XPS 41 includes a wired remote with a volume control knob, bass control knob, mute button, stereo headphones connector and auxiliary line input, for easy connection of any MP3 player.
Hercules XPS 41 will also charm users with its versatility, thanks to acoustics which are perfectly adapted to a wide range of musical styles. It will be available from late June 2012, at a suggested retail price of £89.99 (VAT included).

RMS power: 41 W (2 x 8.5 W + 24 W) / Peak power: 82 W
Frequency response: 40 Hz - 20 kH

Hercules XPS 2.1 BASSBOOST: Intense bass

For those who like their bass extra loud and full, Hercules has designed a highly affordable solution, priced at just £54.99, VAT included (suggested retail price).
With its wooden subwoofer, whose "big sound" spirit is accentuated by way of a protective grille featuring a very distinctive design, Hercules XPS 2.1 BASSBOOST delivers intense bass and a good level of output power. Thanks to their size, the satellites allow for optimal sound development and a seamless transition between the satellites and the subwoofer. The volume of air inside of the satellites ensures full, vibrant and powerful sound.

The intensity of its bass response makes XPS 2.1 BASSBOOST the perfect system for video games, electronic music, movies and multimedia applications.

Also noteworthy is its trendy, solid design, featuring metallic grilles inspired by PA system speakers. The satellites can also be wall-mounted, and can even lie flat on their sides, like stage monitor speakers.

The handy volume and bass control knobs are easily accessible on the right satellite speaker, which also features a stereo headphones connector and a 3.5 mm line input.

Hercules XPS 2.1 BASSBOOST will be available from mid-July 2012.

RMS power: 32 W (2 x 8 W + 16 W) / Peak power: 64 W
Frequency response: 40 Hz - 20 kHz

Hercules XPS 2.0 60 DJ SET: The "Bedroom Studio" concept

With the XPS 2.0 60 DJ SET, Hercules offers DJ mixing fans a way to easily equip their first "bedroom studio". With this speaker system, users can practice, prepare their first mixes, study and select music tracks, and even monitor and verify effects - all at their leisure.
XPS 2.0 60 DJ SET features 2 compact satellites, crafted entirely of wood, ensuring quality sound. Each satellite includes a tweeter and a 3-inch woofer with a Kevlar membrane, for good bass response. Both satellites also feature dual ports on their front face, useful for gauging bass frequencies.
In terms of connectors, XPS 2.0 60 DJ SET includes an RCA input, a 3.5 mm line input, and a stereo headphones output. All of the controls are practical and easily accessible, on the front of the right satellite speaker: volume, bass and treble.
Hercules XPS 2.0 60 DJ SET will be available from June 2012, at a suggested retail price of £89.99 (VAT included).

RMS power: 30 W (2 x 15 W) / Peak power: 60 W
Frequency response: 60 Hz - 20 kHz



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