Milford, Pa. - A game-console speaker system developed by Altec Lansing is one of the industry's first to take on the appearance of pro-audio stage monitors to bolster the illusion of performing on stage when playing Guitar Hero, Rock Band and DJ Hero games.
It's Altec's first speaker system designed specifically for game consoles and is the "first mainstream system designed specifically from the ground up for use with Guitar Hero and Rock Band," said senior product manager Don Milks.
The Stage-Gig, due in stores in early November at a suggested $99.95 each, is a powered two-way 40-watt speaker that can be daisychained to a second Stage-Gig to deliver stereo. Consumers connect a cable between the first speaker's preamp output to the second speaker to create a stereo stage. A switch configures the speaker for use as a left-, right- or summed-mono speaker. The second speaker's power cord plugs into a power outlet on the back of the first speaker.
The speaker features 6.5-inch woofer, 1-inch horn-loaded tweeter and integrated handle so kids can carry it to a friend's house.
In the past, Altec offered PC speakers focused on PC gamers, Milks said.