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Griffin Ships FireWave - Surround Sound for Mac

NASHVILLE, TN – Friday, February 10, 2006.

Griffin Technology Inc., today announced that FireWave, their 5.1 Surround Sound peripheral for Mac, is now shipping.

With the multitude of 5.1 surround sound speakers for PCs readily available, FireWave gives Mac users an affordable and effective way to upgrade their sound systems — with spectacular results. FireWave's small size makes it easy to incorporate into any computer setup, and portable enough even for laptops. And speaking of laptops, FireWave gets its power through its FireWire connection; there are no separate cables or power supplies to tote. FireWave even features an extra FireWire port so you can chain other devices through it.

With 5.1 surround sound, you'll experience music and movies on your desktop like never before. FireWave's Dolby virtual surround sound technology unleashes your DVDs' full audio potential, and makes any audio source come alive, whether from iTunes, QuickTime, or streaming audio.

FireWave is a must-have for gamers and DVD enthusiasts. With FireWave's support for OpenAL, the cross-platform 3D audio standard, games like World of Warcraft and Unreal Tournament become even more immersive and realistic.

Technical Specifications

  • Sample Rates supported:
    • 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz and 96kHz playback in MBLA mode (non-Dolby)
    • 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz in Dolby Pro Logic II
    • 48kHz Encoded Digital in Dolby Digital
  • Outputs: 6-Channel, 24-bit
  • Frequency Response: (-3dBr, 24-bit 48kHz input) = < 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 100dB
  • Powered by the Oxford Semiconductor FW970

Pricing & Availability
The Griffin FireWave is priced at $99.99 USD and is available at

About Griffin Technology
Griffin Technology has earned a longstanding reputation as a creative leader in ingenious peripherals and accessories for Mac, PC and iPod. Find out more about Griffin's entire range of products for audio, video, USB, FireWire, etc., at Griffin's website

Mac and FireWire are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. FireWave is a trademark of Griffin Technology, Inc. Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. "Dolby," "Dolby Pro Logic II" and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. All other trademarks referenced herein are the properties of their respective owners.

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