SOURCE: Altec Lansing

October 20, 2009 08:55 ET

Altec Lansing Launches Speaker for Rock Band®, Guitar Hero® and DJ Hero®

Roadie-Styled System Brings 40 Watts of Power to Your Game

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 20, 2009) - Today, Altec Lansing introduced its new Stage-Gig™ speaker system at the College Music Journal (CMJ) Music Festival in New York. Stage-Gig is a portable amplified speaker designed specifically for use with Rock Band®, Guitar Hero® and DJ Hero® games on any gaming platform. Delivering big sound and authentic roadie portability, Stage-Gig makes the concert gaming experience feel even more real.

"Stage-Gig is the first speaker system designed from the ground up for use with Rock Band, Guitar Hero and DJ Hero," explains Don Milks, senior manager of product management at Altec Lansing. "By amplifying the audio, Stage-Gig makes the games feel even more like you are playing in a live concert. Stage-Gig works especially well with multi-instrument games, where the drums and bass guitar are often lost when heard through traditional TV speakers."

Forty watts of power provide thrilling sound in a tour-sized unit. With a 6.5" high-performance woofer and a specially engineered horn-loaded silk tweeter, Stage-Gig delivers every note clear and clean. The woofer provides dramatically more bass than most TV speakers.

Roadie tested -- with a grab-and-go handle, rugged finish, corner guards and old-school amp knobs -- Stage-Gig is easy to move around the house or neighborhood. Music gamers can quickly daisy-chain multiple Stage-Gigs together with the built-in AC outlet and RCA connections to go even bigger with the sound.

The Stage-Gig is compatible with just about any gaming console, including Microsoft® Xbox 360®, Nintendo Wii® and Sony® PlayStation® 2 & 3.

Features

--  High performance design -- 40 Watts of RMS power provide big sound in
    a tour-sized unit.
--  Huge bass -- 6.5" high performance woofer pushes thumping bass.
--  Flawless highs -- Specially engineered horn-loaded silk tweeter for
    wide dispersion.
--  Linkable -- Daisy-chain Stage-Gigs together, plug-and-play style, for
    multi player Guitar Hero or Rock Band parties.
--  Top-mounted controls -- Easy to reach while you are playing.
--  Roadie styling -- Tough design with corner guards means Stage-Gig can
    survive the road.
--  Portable -- Grab handle and lightweight design are made to move.
--  Inputs -- Jack in and crank up your Microsoft Xbox, Nintendo Wii or
    Sony PlayStation, no fuss.
--  Audio Alignment™ -- Drivers, enclosure and electronics are balanced
    for optimum sound.
    

Pricing and Availability

The Altec Lansing Stage-Gig (US model #RM3010) will be available in early November 2009 at Amazon.com, Costco and leading consumer electronics retailers, as well as at www.alteclansing.com. MSRP is US$99.95.

Stage-Gig Debut at CMJ Music Festival

Altec Lansing is the presenting sponsor of the PureVolume House at the CMJ (College Music Journal) Music Festival where the Stage-Gig will make its debut. The PureVolume House is a five-day event, October 20 - 24, featuring the official CMJ Artist Lounge and After Parties. The PV House is located in NYC's Lower East Side at 169 Bowery Avenue, just around the corner from The Bowery Ballroom.

About Altec Lansing

For more than 70 years Altec Lansing has been viewed among audiophiles as the world's most valuable and innovative audio brand and boasts a unique history of innovation that includes the introduction of the first talkie film speakers, the first iPod docking station and the first "Works with iPhone" speaker system. Altec Lansing makes a wide range of audio systems for the home and office; a line of headphones for personal listening; and the popular line of inMotion speaker systems for portable digital players. Altec Lansing, a division of Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT), is headquartered in Milford, PA.

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Altec Lansing, Stage-Gig and Audio Alignment are trademarks or registered trademarks of Plantronics, Inc. Rock Band is a registered trademark of Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. Guitar Hero and DJ Hero are registered trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. All other names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. More information can be found at www.alteclansing.com.

Contact Information

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    Juliet Niczewicz
    The Hoffman Agency for Altec Lansing
    408-975-3091
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    Patrick Beck
    Altec Lansing
    570-296-1382
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