LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Panasonic today announced the launch of its first fully wireless home theater audio system made for Full HD 3D. The new SC-ZT2 can transmit Full HD 3D signals from the Full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc(TM) Player to the Full HD 3D TV, without the need for speaker cables. With the SC-ZT2, home theater enthusiasts, including those with 3D theater systems, can do away with speaker cables and arrange speakers throughout the room without worrying about tripping hazards or unsightly cables crossing the floor.
The SC-ZT2 is compatible with Audio Return Channel (ARC), which allows receiving audio signal from the TV through a single HDMI cable. This new feature simplifies the set-up by eliminating the need for a separate optical audio connection. It also supports 3D images and Full HD video.
Panasonic's advanced proprietary virtual technology lets users enjoy Dolby® TrueHD and DTS(TM)-HD 7.1-channel surround sound with only two speakers. Each speaker houses four one-inch tweeters. These tweeters are vertically aligned and emit sounds parallel to the floor enabling one to listen from anywhere in the room, regardless of lying down or sitting on a sofa. Also with the ultra-slim pole design for minimal unwanted sound reflections, the SC-ZT2 delivers crisp, clear sounds directly to the listeners.
The speakers also boast an integrated long-stroke woofer, with a diameter of approximately five inches, which generates sounds from the low-frequency range to deep bass that is typically produced by subwoofers. It uses a Down-Fire structure which uses the floor as an acoustical reflector to produce dynamic bass sounds that are extremely robust for the size of the speakers. With woofers in both speaker stands, listeners experience rich bass sounds from the front, back, left and right sides of the system.
Elegant and space-saving, the Panasonic SC-ZT2 wireless audio system includes two ultra slim pole speakers and a wireless receiver. It is an ideal complement to a flat-panel TV and Blu-ray player. The SC-ZT2 will be available in June 2010.
About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company (PCEC), a market and technology leader in High Definition television, is a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic is pledged to practice prudent, sustainable use of the earth's natural resources and protect our environment through the company's Eco Ideas programs. Information about Panasonic products is available at www.panasonic.com. Additional company information for journalists is available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.