has launched the RumbleFX 3D Sound Amplifier, the second product in its RumbleFX line of consumer electronics.
The RumbleFX 3D Sound Amplifier acts as a portable stereo receiver and purportedly enhances sound or music listening enjoyment for Mac or PC gamers, as well as anyone using portable music players, and those using Evergreen’s RumbleFX force feedback headphones. The latter is a set of headphones that the manufacturer says adds a force feedback “rumble” kick to games and audio. The RumbleFX force feedback headphones utilize a standard 1/8-inch minijack that can be plugged into the headphone/speaker jack of any Mac so equipped. It’ll work with most video game systems, as well, and even comes equipped with a 1/4-inch converter to make it compatible with most home audio systems.
Any device with audio output and a jack to plug into can connect to the RumbleFX 3D Sound Amplifier to experience the 3D holographic surround sound, enhanced sub-woofer effect and extended frequency signal reproduction, according to Mike Magee, president and CEO of Evergreen Technologies. He said that consumers get the benefits of a top-of-the-line stereo receiver in a “lightweight, portable” US$79.99 unit.
The RumbleFX 3D Sound Amplifier amplifies the signal from any audio device (video game console, Mac or PC, portable MP3 or CD player, TV, VCR, DVD player, FM radio, etc.), transmitting it to stereo speakers or headphones for sound output. For audio systems with line out connections only, and other devices that don’t provide their own signal amplification (such as console video games), consumers can now use the new RumbleFX 3D Sound Amplifier to more conveniently experience the full effect of their RumbleFX headphones. Otherwise, console games require the use of a full sized stereo receiver for signal amplification and connection to the RumbleFX headphones.
The RumbleFX 3D Sound Amplifier features SRS WOW technology, which turns any mono, stereo or surround sound audio device into 3D holographic surround sound using only two speakers. The 3D Sound Amplifier also features FOCUS technology that compensates for less than optimal speaker location by correcting frequency characteristics of the input signal, Magee said. SRS TruBass optimizes low frequency signals for enhanced bass effect from any headphone or speaker, he added.