Altec Lansing has already busted this market wide open, but now the
over at Polk are looking to take their shot, too. For
those unaware, there's apparently a small movement going on in the rock
music game arena where folks are looking for individual monitors to use
rather than standard TV speakers. It sure sounds crazy to us, but hey,
who are we to judge?
Polk Audio's HitMaster is for all intents
and purposes a dedicated stage monitor meant for use with DJ Hero, Rock
Band and Guitar Hero. You just plug your console's audio outputs
directly into this (rather than into your TV or other sound system),
and just like that, you're taken to a surreal world where you're within
a real rock show. Or, at least that's the idea.
itself houses two 2.5"x5.5" horns, two 1" neodymium tweeters and a
single 6.5" woofer, all within a cabinet that measures 14"w x 9 1/2"h x
8 1/2"d and weighs 13 lbs. There's also a 60W (RMS) amplifier, line
level inputs/outputs and a 1/8" input jack for directly connecting to
TVs, iPods, etc. It's slated to be available early next year for $99.99.