February 25, 2008 Co-developed by the audio scientists of gaming audio leader Razer and audio industry pioneer THX Ltd., the Razer Mako 2.1 bi-amplified multimedia speaker system is the first desktop speaker system to incorporate the THX Ground Plane and THX Slot Speaker technologies, as well as ClassHD Digital Amplifier Technology, which enable rich, omnidirectional audio effects. The downward-firing design of the THX Ground Plane and THX Slot Speaker technologies eliminates distortion caused by the 'desk-bounce' phenomenon encountered with normal speaker systems, to create a rich, omnidirectional soundstage while the high-end ClassHD digital amplifier technologies intelligently manage the amplifier power to achieve greater power efficiency, lower distortion levels, and better sound quality.
The speakers come with an all-in-one remote control pod with touch-sensitive LED dial, include 3.5mm auxiliary input minijack, 3.5mm headphone minijack and RCA audio input connectivity options and boast a frequency range of 25-20,000Hz and total system power of 300W RMS. The folks over at Endgadget put the speakers through their paces with the end verdict being that Razer are on a winner. The only real downside being the fact that the speakers are only available in 2.1 and not 5.1 configurations.