Baltimore - Polk Audio is promoting its first game-console speaker, designed for music-playing games, with a national promotion that awards up to $5,000 in prizes to consumers.
The promotion, dubbed "Rock The House - The Ultimate 3-D Gaming Giveaway," runs from April 21 through June 20, with the grand-prize winner getting a 3D game system worth $3,000. The system includes a 60-inch Mitsubishi 3-D Ready DLP HDTV (model WD60737); three XpanD X102 DLP-Link stereoscopic active 3-D glasses; Sanus widescreen TV furniture; Sony's PS3 gaming console with Blu-ray, Rock Band 2 Special Edition, The Beatles: Rock Band; and three Polk game-console speakers, dubbed HitMaster.
To register to win, consumers must visit
to get promotion details, official rules and HitMaster information. No purchase is needed.
The $99 HitMaster, available earlier this year, is a powered speaker that takes on the appearance of a pro-audio stage monitor to bolster the illusion of performing on stage. It features a single-point-stereo driver configuration to deliver a wide stereo soundfield from a single cabinet.
Polk developed HitMaster because the audio portion of the gaming experience "has been greatly underserved by the electronics industry," said marketing VP Al Ballard. Products such as HitMaster add "volume, depth and detail to the gaming experience," he said.
Four other prize packages will also be awarded.
Second prize consists of three Hitmaster monitors, Sony's PS3, Rock Band 2 Special Edition, a one-year subscription to Game Informer, and several HitMaster and Rock Band t-shirts, all with a total value of more than $800.
Third prize, valued at more than $500, includes one HitMaster, Sony's PS3, Rock Band 2 Special Edition, a one-year subscription to Game Informer, and HitMaster and Rock Band t-shirts.
Fourth and fifth prizes, each valued at about $280, consist of one HitMaster, Rock Band 2 Special Edition, a one-year subscription to Game Informer, and HitMaster and Rock Band t-shirts.