VFX Panasonic unveils gaming speaker at CES 2020

Panasonic unveils gaming speaker at CES 2020

The RPG mode, ideal for role-playing games, enables users to enjoy a sense of realism and intensity as if they’re inside the game world. The advanced settings meet stringent verification criteria for ideal gameplay in the latest instalment of the storied gaming franchise Final Fantasy XIV. The FPS mode provides accurate sound location and allows users to hear subtle sounds such as footsteps, making it optimal for FPS and third-person shooter (TPS). The voice mode enhances human voices and further contributes to the immersive experience.

Depending on a player’s favorite games, switching between the three modes allows them to experience the game world with intensity, tension and a high level of realism.

Sound quality designed for gamers
Panasonic delivers a superior gaming speaker by combining three state-of-the-art technologies: Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X. Its 3D stereophonic technology and acoustic space adds expressive power in the height direction to the conventional front, rear, right and left surround sound, making the user feel as though they are enveloped by sound in all directions.

Compact and integrated design
The SC-HTB01 features a compact and integrated design, with a width of 17 inches, a height of two inches, and a 2.1 channel three way speaker system with built-in subwoofer. Users can enjoy games and movies by simply placing the speakers in front of a PC monitor or TV without obstructing the view.

4K/HDR compatible
The SC-HTB01 is also compatible with 4K/HDR pass-through allowing users to play and view 4K compatible games and streaming content. Bluetooth connection and high-resolution audio playback is also available, providing users with various sound sources playback.

Developed by Square ENIX, the award-winning MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV Online takes players on an epic and ever-changing adventure as they explore with friends from around the world and experience all the hallmarks of the Final Fantasy series.

SC-HTB01 main features
High-Quality Sound

  • The three game modes co-developed with Square Enix
  • Supports Dolby Atmos、DTS:X(R)、DTS(R) Virtual:X
  • 2.1-Channel 3-Way Speaker System (Built-in Subwoofer)
  • High-resolution Audio Playback (PCM, up to 192kHz/24bit)
  • 4K/HDR Pass Through
  • Smart Features
  • HDMI Input/ Output
  • Bluetooth Compatible
  • Compact Design (Approx. 17 × 2 × 5.1 inches *Excluding the projecting parts.)


Model No.


Total Output Power

80 W

Output Power

Front (L/R)

25 W+25 W (1 kHz, 6 ohms, 10% THD)


30 W (100 Hz, 3 ohms, 10% THD)



2-way 2 speaker

Speaker Unit

Full Range: 4.0 cm Cone Type x 2

Tweeter: 1.4 cm Dome Type x 2



1-way 1 speaker, Dual Passive Radiator

Speaker Unit

Woofer: 8 cm Cone Type

HDMI Output

Y(1) (TV)

HDMI Input

Y (1) (AV/Game)

Optical Digital Audio Input

Y(1) (TV)


Y *Only for Software Update

Dimensions (W x H x D)

 *Excluding the projecting parts

[Approx.] 17 × 2 × 5.1 inches


[Approx.] 4 pounds