Pyramat, the company
responsible for sound furniture may have revolutionised the gaming
world with their latest addition to the market called the Pyramat
S2000 -Video Game
Sound Rocker which takes gaming to the next evolutionary stage.
to deliver powerful bass
Two side speaks
and sub-woofer create a totally immersive personal
Comfort is key.
The ergonomically-designed rocker supports hours of play
allows you to switch effortlessly between video games and music
Create a virtual
in-home arcade by connecting up to eight units together
personal and effortless volume and bass control to adjust the
headphone jacks to MP3 holder
So just what is the
Pyramat S2000? According to the official blurb by Pyramat, it is a
"comfortable rocking chair with built-in surround sound and rumbling
base. Using patented Audio Response Technology, the rocker vibrates
according to the on-screen action, ensuring entertainment becomes an
engaging, visceral experience."
Needless to say,
everyone at impulsegamer were eager to test this strange piece of
gaming technology that is not just limited to "gaming" because it's
also the perfect accessories for audiophiles and those that love to
watch movies. Basically, you can plug any audio device into this
chair in order to experience audio as you've never experienced it
Our initial thoughts
to the S2000 was a chair that resembles racing seats with its sleek
black design and futuristic looking speakers conveniently located on
top of the item. The control system is easily accessed on the right
with an MP3 (audio) input located on the left. It should also be noted that
S2000 is quite heavy, weighing in at comfortable 18kg including the
box and packaging so it might be an idea to get some assistance when
moving this item into your entertainment area.
Once the chair was
out of the box, we neatly unfolded the chair and the assembly was
complete. With two RCA inputs, we simply connected the unit to our
XBox 360 and once the game was loaded, the chair was pumping out the
beats with 20 watts of power to the sub and another 8 watts to each
speakers. To turn the device on, you simply turn the volume switch.
Although visually impressive, the
S2000's speakers glow an eerie blue when connected which increases
the wow factor. I must admit
experiencing Gears of War and Need for Speed Carbon was something
out of this world as the chair felt like it shook with each gunshot
or crash. Although not akin to Force Feedback or DualShock, there is
just enough rumble to give you the illusion that something has
happened to you in the game.
Movies were another audio spectacular
and I would recommend Star Wars Episode III in order to truly
experience the sound effects of this movie from the hums of the
lightsabre to the sounds of gigantic space battles.
Another feature of
the S2000 is that it can link up to eight chairs together for you and friends to
truly experience real-world arcade fun which is great for those
hosting LAN parties or network games.
The sound quality of
the S2000 is rather impressive and does give quite a bit of power,
depending on the setting of the bass. Whether its the subtle
background sounds of a game or the variety of instruments in a
classical crescendo, the device does a decent job in the sound
department which it was originally designed for.
With the pros must
come the cons and the Pyramat S2000 features a few oddities that
although will not hamper your audio enjoyment may cause a little
annoyance to those neat freaks. Although the chair itself is powered
by an AC Adapter, the chair must also be connected to an audio
device which does increase the amount of cables littered on the
floor. Not a sign for distress but considering that the XBox 360 and
the PlayStation 3 now use wireless technology, it would have been
nice to have this included on the S2000. Maybe in the next version,
there will be wireless audio cables.
In conclusion, the
Pyramat S2000 (Video Game Sound Rocker) is a definite must have for
those that cannot live without the latest and greatest technology
devices or for those more humbler people who wish to become part of
the audio experience. Highly recommended to gamers and also
recommended to lovers of movies and audio.
Compatible with PS3, PS2, PSOne,
XBox, XBox 360, WII, Nintendo GameCube, DVD players, televisions and
other audio devices.