Introducing the latest innovation in sound technology: the Razer Leviathan V2 Pro. This state-of-the-art sound system combines beamforming, AI neural networks, head tracking, spatial sound, and other cutting-edge technologies to provide a truly immersive experience. With the ability to virtually recreate a multi-speaker surround sound setup and the convenience of only needing one USB connection to a computer, this soundbar offers a unique solution to the classic price-quality trade-off between soundbars and surround sound systems. Furthermore, Razer has taken extra steps to ensure user privacy by discarding old tracking data and never transmitting visual information. With its advanced capabilities and reasonable price tag, the Razer Leviathan V2 Pro is sure to revolutionize the audio industry.
WTF?! Nowadays, neural network artificial intelligence has various applications: text generation, image reconstruction, face recognition, legal protection, and many others. Razer believes AI can solve the fundamental price-quality trade-off between soundbars and surround sound systems. Its latest audio product combines several advanced technologies to deliver immersive sound in an unobtrusive package.
At CES 2023, Razer has unveiled a new sound system that combines beamforming with an artificial intelligence neural network to try and offer surround sound setup quality in a soundbar. This is achieved by combining AI, head tracking, beamforming and spatial sound.
Razer’s first soundbar to use this system — the Leviathan V2 Pro — features IR cameras that see the user’s head position. It sends this information to the neural network processor, which monitors the head’s position in real time to know where to direct the beam-forming sound.
Beamforming combines the wavelengths of signals in such a way that it amplifies useful signals and suppresses unwanted signals for clearer reception. It is usually connected to antenna arrays, but can also transmit sound directly into a person’s ears. Razer’s AI-based head tracking should allow this to be done even when users move their heads.
The company also understands that terms like “AI,” “tracking,” and “neural network” may raise privacy concerns for some. Razer highlights that when the soundbar updates the tracking data, it discards the old information and never loads it. When connected to a computer, no visual information is transmitted and the images from the IR cameras never leave the soundbar processor.
Razer’s 3D audio system also uses Thank you surround sound in two modes: one emulating headphones for two-channel sound, and the other attempting to virtually reproduce a multi-speaker surround sound setup. The company touts its product as an improvement over one-way sound panels without the complicated wiring setup required to adjust surround sound. The Razer system requires only one USB connection to a computer.
Artificial the intelligence-based technology adds $150 to the price of Razer soundbars. The Leviathan V2 Pro will cost $400 when it launches in late January, compared to the $250 Leviathan V2. The V2 specification looks almost identical to the V2 Pro, suggesting that AI-based head tracking is the only difference between the two.