If you're looking for a powerful desktop speaker system that saves a ton of space on your desk, this is the perfect fit for you. The Katana fits very nicely under a monitor and doesn't force you to place your 2.1 speakers over or under your monitor or around other stuff on your desk.
This is actually my 2nd Katana I've purchased as I wanted to use one with my 4K living room TV setup.
I purchased my original Katana about a year ago and have been using it with my PC gaming setup.
The built-in audio effects are also great if you want a big upgrade from motherboard audio since it has a built-in soundcard inside the unit (the same chipset as the Z series sound cards and even the new AE5).
My recommendation is to set it to the ultra wide setting in the drivers so you get a really wide sound field out of it and to take the time to customize the software to get the perfect sound you want out of it (i've bumped up the mids a tad bit in my personal settings).
I bought this 2nd unit for the living room because it has plenty of power to fill even mid to large size rooms and looks great. It also comes with wall mounting brackets if you are doing that. Which is a bonus.
- Sleek and minimalist look
- Lighting is subtle and customizable - adds a little bling to the desk without being over the top
- Gets CRAZY loud if you want it to
- Delivers nice tight bass with plenty of oomph - subwoofer isn't huge but packs a punch
- Same audio chipset as what's on the higher end Sound Blaster cards
- Sounds GREAT in the living room too. Dolby night mode is handy for watching without waking up the entire house.
- Minor quibble with the remote. I wish it was a bit bigger. But it works fine. I programmed my Harmony remote to control it and love it even more.
Definitely recommend this piece of gear without hesitation.
- Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 67.8 x 50 cm ; 7.98 Kg
- Boxed-product Weight: 8.8 Kg
- Item Model Number: 51MF8245AA000
- ASIN: B01M5G07KF
- Date first available at Amazon.com.au: 29 June 2018
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