By Dale Hug, JCNN Aug 26, 2004 Tokyo (JCNN) -
The Smart Theater S2, due out in mid-October, is Pioneer's latest 5.1ch home entertainment surround sound system that features a 2.4GHz digital wireless rear speaker. The product employs the company's proprietary DIRECT DIFFUSE sound technology to deliver high-fidelity 5.1ch sounds. The product supports a wide variety of the latest surround formats, such as MPEG-2 AAC, Dolby Digital, DTS and Dolby Pro Logic II. It packages an AV amplifier, two front speakers, a center speaker, a sub woofer, a wireless rear speaker, and a transmitter. The transmitter measures 255x58.5x121mm and weighs 0.6kg. Also available is the Smart Theater HT1, which includes a digital wireless speaker and a transmitter. The company will produce 2,000 units of the S2 and 4,000 units of the HT1 per month. All models are open-priced.