Pioneer makes nice TVs, and A/V receivers and car audio products, so it's not entirely shocking to see them move into the PC space. Their first offering will be a pair of 2.0 multimedia speakers and a 2.1 system as well.
In addition to media playback controls and DSP bass enhancement, each speaker carries 10W of power, while the sub is good for 20W. Plus, the sub has a line-in, USB in and an SD slot. While these preliminary specs don't scream "POWERFUL", the fact that the 2.0 system is only $US50 and the 2.1 system is $US130 could make this system appealing to audio junkies on a budget. [Twice via Ubergizmo]