Polk's HitMaster Speaker Wedge Makes Rock Band More Real

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News Posted: Sat, Oct 24 2009 12:15 AM
Altec Lansing has already busted this market wide open, but now theaudio lovers over at Polk are looking to take their shot, too. Forthose unaware, there's apparently a small movement going on in the rockmusic game arena where folks are looking for individual monitors to userather than standard TV speakers. It sure sounds crazy to us, but hey,who are we to judge?

Polk Audio's HitMaster is for all intentsand purposes a dedicated stage monitor meant for use with DJ Hero, RockBand and Guitar Hero. You just plug your console's audio outputsdirectly 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 withina real rock show. Or, at least that's the idea.

The deviceitself houses two 2.5"x5.5" horns, two 1" neodymium tweeters and asingle 6.5" woofer, all within a cabinet that measures 14"w x 9 1/2"h x8 1/2"d and weighs 13 lbs. There's also a 60W (RMS) amplifier, linelevel inputs/outputs and a 1/8" input jack for directly connecting toTVs, iPods, etc. It's slated to be available early next year for $99.99.
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LOL, I love it! I don't play but it gives the illusion of stage monitors. Sorta playing into the ego a bit, good show for the money grab Polk!

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Haha enders! I was thinking the exact same thing! These would be a great gift for Rock band fanatics!

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3vi1 replied on Sun, Oct 25 2009 8:35 PM

They'll go great with that Rock Band fog machine!

I used to play the first one, but I really don't care for the selection of songs on RockBand2.

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realneil replied on Mon, Oct 26 2009 9:33 AM

My iPod may want this,............

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