Polk Audio unveils HitMaster gaming speaker
Polk Audio is a well known name when it comes to audio equipment, and this time round the company wants to dip their fingers into the potentially lucrative gaming market. After all, if gamers can splurge on new peripherals that supposedly enhance the overall gaming experience, surely those who have an ear for detail (excuse the pun) will find that the Polk Audio HitMaster gaming speaker is more than capable of bringing Rock Band and Guitar Hero gameplay to a totally new level of depth and detail like never before. We’re assuming you have been using your standard TV speakers all the while though, so do excuse us if the assumption that you’re not running some high end living room entertainment system offends you.
The Polk Audio HitMaster aims to make a difference, and unlike other stage monitor gaming speakers, the HitMaster was specially designed to bring a real-on stage presence to game-play, boasting sonic output that is worthy of the Polk brand. This is made possible thanks to a single-point stereo design which will comprise of two 2.5″ x 5.5″ horns with two 1″ neodymium tweeters surrounding a 6.5″ woofer, all nicely stored within a cabinet that won’t take up too much space in the living room, measuring 14″ x 9.5″ x 8.5″ while tipping the scales at 13 lbs. Single-point stereo is employed by the HitMaster in order to produce a wide, immersive soundfield which makes you feel as though you were jamming out in a live concert.
The PolkAudio HitMaster is able to bellow out loud, clear and detailed audio, pumping out 80 Watts maximum, 60 Watts RMS, with total frequency response rated at 40Hz-20kHz (-10dB). Both line level inputs and outputs are included, making it a snap if the need to “daisy chain” two or more monitors arises. Too bad the HitMaster will miss the frantic holiday shopping season as it will only hit the market sometime early 2010 for $99.99.