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Polk Launches HitMaster Speaker System For Music Gamers

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Polk-HitMaster.gifPolk Audio is now shipping HitMasterT, a new speaker that takes Rock Band and Guitar Hero game-play to a new level of depth and detail. Polk's new HitMaster (SRP: $99), which made its debut at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), applies the company's audio prowess to a new category of gaming stage monitors that is designed for use with the latest music-based games.

"I've seen hundreds of CES displays, but I've rarely witnessed the excitement and unadulterated joy that I saw on the faces of people who took to the stage to try HitMaster for themselves," said Mark Suskind, Polk Audio's Vice President of Product Line Management. "It brings real on-stage presence to game play, with the loud, detailed sound quality that is typical of the Polk brand."

"After a few rounds with HitMaster, there is no going back to the feeble sound of standard TV speakers," said Suskind.

HitMaster, which is available at Polk Audio dealers as well as on the company's web site features a single-point stereo design that includes two 2.5" x 5.5" horns with two 1" neodymium tweeters surrounding a 6.5" woofer, housed in a cabinet that measures 14"w x 9 ½"h x 8 ½"d and weighs 13 pounds. By employing single-point stereo, HitMaster produces a wide, immersive soundfield that brings a live concert sense of realism to the latest crop of music-based games.

PolkAudio's HitMaster plays loud, clear and detailed, pumping out 100 Watts maximum, 80 Watts RMS, with total frequency response rated at 40Hz-20kHz. Maximum PL is rated at 103dB 1M/1W.

The HitMaster includes line-level inputs and outputs for daisy-chaining two or more monitors.

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