XPS* 101 - Hercules

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XPS* 101

Multimedia sound refined

  • Multimedia sound refined


High-end 2.1 multimedia speakers

  • High-performance 2.1 audio system.

... Simply sublime, in terms of both sound quality and design.

  • Total power: 101 watts RMS (2 x 20.5W + 60W). Peak power: 202 watts.
  • Speakers are magnetically shielded, so as not to disturb your surroundings.
  • Subwoofer with subwoofer driver on the front and two passive woofers (one on each side of the subwoofer), for perfect rendering of bass frequencies.
  • A great new design, only from Hercules: 
    • Satellite bottoms and top of subwoofer crafted of metal alloy and formed via the "Die Cast" pressure injection method. 
    • Satellite stands made of clear Plexiglas.
    • Piano-like finish on the satellites.
  • Connectors located underneath the subwoofer, for enhanced aesthetics.
  • Multifunctional remote control with pulse switch and backlighting:
    • Volume control
    • Bass control
    • Treble control
    • Headphone input
    • Auxiliary Line In input
    • Connection cable to the microphone input on a PC/Mac.
  • Product complies with ROHS standards.
  • Product complies with the standard of less than 1 watt of electrical consumption in standby mode.


* XPS: Extended Personal Sound 


Box contents

• 2 satellites
• 1 subwoofer
• 1 wired remote control
• 1 microphone cable (3.5mm M/F)
• 1 Line In cable (3.5mm M/M)
• 1 double RCA (F) / 3.5mm (F)


Minimum configuration

PC / Mac®
MP3 player
CD / DVD player
Game console





Unit reproducing an acoustic wave from an electrical signal which vibrates one or more membranes, the movements creating a sound wave.
System for transmitting sound over three channels, with 2 channels reproducing medium and high range frequencies and 1 channel reproducing bass frequencies.
The subwoofer is a speaker which reproduces bass frequencies, and is often larger than other types of speakers as bass frequencies require larger membranes than is the case with high or medium frequencies. A single subwoofer is most often included in a speaker kit: as bass frequencies are transmitted all around the membrane (omnidirectionally) and not just in front of the membrane, a single subwoofer is sufficient to provide rich bass sound all across an area, as long as it is powerful enough. In a X.1 kit (2.1, 4.1, 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1), the digit after the period, i.e. the 1, signifies that 1 subwoofer is included.
Satellite is the name given to a speaker which does not reproduce bass frequencies: this speaker is therefore the satellite to a subwoofer. In a X.1 kit (2.1, 4.1, 5.1 , 6.1 or 7.1), the digit before the point 1, i.e. the 2, 4, 5, 6 or 7, represents the number of satellites in the speaker kit.
An RCA connector (also known as a phono connector) is a connector used to transfer analog signals. Analog audio: RCA is the most commonly used connector for connecting Hi-Fi components to one another. Each RCA plug transfers one channel: the left channel via a white RCA plug, the right channel via a red RCA plug. Composite video: composite video is generally transmitted via a yellow RCA plug. RCA is also used to transfer a stereo or 5.1 (Dolby Digital or DTS) digital S/PDIF signal over a single connector, between a DVD player and a Dolby decoder, for example. An RCA connector is composed of a circular central pin 2mm in diameter, which carries the signal, insulated inside of a ring which surrounds the central pin without touching it, at a distance of 2mm from the pin.
Line input
Analog audio input designed to receive an unamplified sound signal. There are 2 line levels: the general public line level, at -10dBv: this is the signal output level of a Hi-Fi component connected to an amplifier via a connector known as a line input. The professional line level, at +4dBu, is much more powerful, and is used to connect studio or public-address (PA) equipment.
Headphone plug
Stereo audio output allowing for the connection of stereo headphones. A headphone plug uses a connector in 3.5mm mini-jack format.
Watts Peak Power
Watts Peak Power represents the peak electrical power delivered by an amplifier to speakers.
Watts RMS
Power in Watts RMS represents the continuous electrical power delivered by an amplifier to speakers.
Magnetic shielding
Magnetic shielding shields against the magnetic field generated by speakers, for example. If a speaker is touching a CRT screen (television or computer), magnetic shielding is necessary to avoid disturbing the display.
An electrical device which boosts an audio signal’s power in relation to its input level.
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