Polk Audio Unleashes HitMaster(TM), Delivering Depth, Realism and Most Importantly, Volume to Music Game Play

-- Polk Celebrates Availability of HitMaster(TM) Music Gaming Monitor With Exciting Free Music Game Giveaway, Every Day, Through April 15 --

Mar 03, 2010, 14:00 ET from Polk Audio

BALTIMORE, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Polk Audio®, the Speaker Specialists®, is now shipping HitMaster™, a new speaker that takes Rock Band® and Guitar Hero® game-play to a new level of depth and detail.

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To celebrate the availability of HitMaster, Polk is giving away one free music game every day through April 15. To enter, visit www.polkhitmaster.com. (No purchase necessary.)

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 (www.polkaudio.com), 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 1/2"h x 8 1/2"d and weighs 13 lbs. 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.

Added Suskind: "And the volume goes up to 11!"

About Polk Audio

Polk Audio is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of high performance audio products and the largest audio brand of DEI Holdings, Inc. For more information and the location of a Polk retailer or distributor in your area visit the www.polkaudio.com or call us at 1-800-377-7655 (USA and Canada). Outside of North America call +1 (410) 358-3600.


Adam Sohmer



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