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Polk Audio - SurroundBar 500 Component Home Theater Speaker System - Black
- Polk Audio SurroundBar 500 Component Home Theater Speaker System
- Owner's manual
- SDA control module
- CL2 15' speaker cable, wall mount bracket, rubber feet rack mounts
Immerse yourself in lush audio with this Polk Audio SurroundBar 500 component home theater speaker system that features nine 3-1/4" Dynamic Balance aluminum dome mid-woofers for deep bass response and three 3/4" ring radiator tweeters for stunning highs.
Nine 3-1/4" Dynamic Balance ultrashallow ASP aluminum dome mid-woofers
Deliver deep, smooth bass response.
Three 3/4" ring radiator tweeters
With neodymium magnets for detailed audio.
SDA control module
With SDA Surround technology for enhancing your musical or movie experience.
Digital Logic technology
Helps maintain clear, detailed audio.
Multiple configuration options
Include 7-channel, 5-channel and LCR via a single switch.
Shelf/table- or wall-mountable
For optimal placement.
80Hz - 33kHz frequency response
For a wide range of accurate sound production.
Picks up the highs and lows for faithful sound reproduction.
8 ohms impedance
Conducts power to keep speakers working at optimal levels.
Best Buy Customer Reviews
Great Sounding SoundBar
Posted by: MusicManLen
from San Diego, CA on
05/03/2013This Soundbar Replaced Another Earlier Version Polk SurroundBar 50. Big Improvement In Both Design And Sound Quality. This CHT500 Soundbar Is Not Only Thin But It Has A Woven Metal Cover That Mates Perfectly Into The High Gloss Back Case And Unlike The Polk Surround Bar 50 That Had A Flimsy Material Cover This One Won't Come Off. The CHT500 is only 1 1/2" Deep And Looks Great When Wall Mounted Next To My Flat panel TV Which Is Also Wall Mounted. This SoundBar Is 49" Wide And Is A Perfect Match For My 50" Flat Panel TV. I Am Using This Polk SoundBar With The Polk Wireless FX Rear Channel Speaker And They Mate Perfectly. I Have A Small Velodyne Sub Hooked Up To Cover The Bass For Movie Viewing. This SoundBar Is Very Versatile As You Can Select And Switch The Settings Between LCR Only, 5.1 Surround or 7.1 Surround Depending On Your System. Since I Am Using The Polk Wireless FX for My Rear Channels I Selected LCR On The Soundbar Module. BestBuy Had The Polk Wireless FX On Sale Last Month And I highly Recommend Pairing It With This CHT 500 SoundBar. I Used The Wireless FX With The Older Version Polk SoundBar But It Really Works Much Better With This CHT 500.
A Couple Of Other Points Need To Be Mentioned. You Will Need To Have About 10-12' Of Speaker Wire On Hand To Hook Up Between The SoundBar Module And Your Receiver. I Placed The Soundbar Module Close To My Receiver And Then Cut 12" Pieces Of Speaker Wire For The LCR Channels That I Am Using. If You Take The SoundBar Out Of The Box And Try To Hook It Up There Is No Additional Speaker Wire Included In The Box So You Will Have To Make A Run For Speaker Wire If You Don't Have Any Already On Hand. There Is A 15' Wiring Harness That Comes With The SoundBar And That Connects Between The SoundBar And The SoundBar Module Box Which Completes The Install.
While The Wiring Harness Has The Same Modular Connector On Both Ends And Is Non-Directional So You Can Hook Up Either End Between The SoundBar And The SoundBar Module Make Sure You Have The Wiring Harness Securely Plugged In At Both Ends. I Had No Center Channel Audio When I First Hooked Up The SoundBar And It Drove Me Crazy Making Me Check The Speaker Wire Connection Until I Discovered The Wiring Harness Had Loosened Up At The SoundBar End. Even After Re-Plugging The Wiring Harness At Both Ends It Still Gave Me No Center Channel Audio So I Left The Center Channel Test Tone Going On My Receiver And Worked The Wiring Harness At The SoundBar End Until I Heard My Center Channel Test Tone And Then I was Golden. This SoundBar Is Terrific And Requires Only Minor Tweaking Of The Channel Levels In Your Receiver To Get It Set For Your Room.
One Last Thing When You Wire Your Speaker Wire Between The SoundBar And Your Receiver Use Banana Plugs As They Are A Lot Easier To Use Than Trying To Hardwire Bare Speaker Wire To The SoundBar Module As There Is Not A Lot Of Room Between The Posts.
Hope This Review Helps And Enjoy Your Polk CHT 500. I Am Very Glad I Bought Mine.
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