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Polk Audio - 7" 3-Way Floor Speaker (Each) - Cherry

Enjoy brilliant sound with this 300W speaker that features a 1" silk dome tweeter and two 7" polymer composite cone woofers. The bass reflex design with PowerPort Plus technology delivers deep, thunderous bass for an intense listening experience.

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$499.99
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (17 out of 17)

    Features


    From our expanded online assortment; not available in all Best Buy stores

    Handles up to 300 watts (20 - 300W) maximum input power

    For robust and controlled audio that is crisp and clear.

    One 1" silk dome tweeter

    Along with two 7" polymer composite cones for clear-sounding highs and lows. Also features an ARC Port and dedicated midrange cone for clear, detailed midrange.

    Bass reflex design

    With PowerPort Plus technology for deep, thunderous bass.

    3-way speaker system

    Sounds like one source rather than several separate sources.

    Magnetically shielded

    Allows for placement near a TV or monitor without interference.

    Dual 5-way binding post

    Provides a secure connection by allowing you to tighten down on the connecting wires.

    DAHLI 5-layer curved cabinet

    Eliminates a boxy appearance for a stylish look. Real wood veneer finish for easily integrating into and enhancing your home theater décor.

    20Hz - 27kHz frequency response

    Provides faithful sound reproduction.

    89dB sensitivity

    Delivers powerful sound.

    8 ohms impedance

    Conducts power through the speaker.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 17 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Glorious all around sound

      Posted
      LordSchplow

      I've owned Polk monitor 50's for about 2 1/2 years and finally decided to upgrade to these and I was infinitely impressed! The silk dome tweeters have proven to be ultra sensitive and have prevailed in every way over my old speakers, I hear little tones and nuances in music and movies I've never heard before. Polk has really done a great job with their power port + technology because despite these speakers having 3 bass drivers they are ported and sealed off from the midrange and tweeter so there is literally no distortion in higher quality audio tracks no matter how hard I push them! I use a pioneer sc-05 to power the A9's and it is more than adequate. After listening back and forth between the Def Tech 7002's and Viennas Mozarts I decided to give these a try and although the A9's don't pack as big of a punch as the Def Techs with the absence of a powered sub they still bring more low end to the table than 90% of the speakers I've listened to, not to mention the silk dome tweeter rounding out the package to bring the best of both worlds! I wish I would have bought them sooner, the cherry finish is absolutely beautiful when the light hits it. Mmmmmm.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Big speakers produce big sound!!

      Posted
      stopsign2891
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I have had these speakers for about two years now along with the matching csiA6 center channel. These speakers have a beautiful sound. The three 7" woofers provide a lot of base. and the two 5 1/4" drivers provide the right balance of mid's and high's. The finish of the wood is absolutely beautiful. I have seen both the black and cherry finishes in person and although both have a beautiful look the cherry is second to none. Do not buy these speakers if you do not plan on powering them properly. I originally had a pioneer receiver powering them in which they were bi-amped. They sounded really good until my receiver died the 13th month that i had it. (I strongly recommend the geek squad protection plan when buying a receiver.) After my Innocent with pioneer I upgraded greatly to the Yamaha RX-A1020. I didn't think it was possible to get better sound quality out of these speakers but I was wrong. This receiver give the speakers a whole new life and even better sound quality. I would still recommend using an external amp to power these speakers (something with at least 200W per channel, and bi-amp if possible.) Being a huge audiophile, and having heard my high end speakers i would recommend these to anyone who has the money to afford the system, and has the ability to power them properly. When listening to music on these i strongly recommend using an uncompressed audio format. or at least music with no lower than a 320 Kbps. trust me you wont be disapointed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Among the best you can get for under $2000

      Posted
      kemetblk
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I've owned these for about a year now and they are easily the best speakers I have ever owned. When shopping for new speakers last year I was considering The B&W 683 and 684, Martin Logan Motion 40, Energy CF70 and RC70, JBL L890 and also a model from Ascend. I felt like the A9's offered the best blend of accuracy, dynamics, and finish, while also having the SLIGHTY forward soundstage I like as I listen to a lot Rock, Hip-Hop, R&B and soundtrack music (Two Steps From Hell, Hans Zimmer, etc). I also watch a ton of action movies and play video games so they lend themselves well to that as well. Overall, I am very happy with the sound from these things. If you have the room they offer outstanding sound quality and good value. I'm driving them with a Marantz AVR, but they can handle up to 500w each so if you have separate amps you can really drive them and get even better sound. Highly recommended!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Monsters!

      Posted
      GoSteelers
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Yes, these speakers are Monsters!, so make sure you have the space. If you do you won't be disappointed. Ignore any reviews saying these cabinets are anything less than gorgeous. The style, finish and construction are high end furniture. More importantly the sound is spectacular! I first had these hooked up to my Yamaha RVX1700 130w channel without bi-amping. The sound was clean but the lows were clearly missing. After bi-amping problem solved. I added a Klipsch 10' subwoofer for a boost on the low lows. It definitely rounds out the experience. Congrats Polk designers and engineers on this beautiful high end speaker.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great speaker

      Posted
      Deh1000
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This is a great speaker for the money. I purchased these on sale for 399 and couldn't be happier. Nice crisp clear sound and there is enough base to get by. A lot of people will want to add a sub but you don't need too. I have a sub but don't always have it on especially late at night so I don't end up in the dog house. You will not be disappointed in these speakers. I think I am going to add another pair and replace my surround speakers with them or I might get the Polk ATI9 and use these for my back speakers

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love these speakers

      Posted
      Poyvoy
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I love these speakers so much that I moved them into a small apartment that was way to small for these on the 3rd floor. The upper and mid levels are superb and pairing the 3 7s with a subwoofer creates a depth that is felt from everywhere in the room. Although they are pricey for the typical best buy consumer and are very heavy, I consider them one of my prize possessions

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      They sound awesome

      Posted
      isastar
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      After going to Fry's twice and them not having anything we wanted, I went online to see what BB had to offer. When I saw this Polk floor speaker, even though it was a bit more than what we had budgeted, I pulled the trigger! When they arrived I hooked them up and placed dark side of the moon in the CD player and we set back and listened and could not wipe the smile off our faces!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Speakers for the Money

      Posted
      BJJ12345

      I decided to upgrade my sound system. I have a limited budget and decided to try these speakers. I chose the cherry finish. The exterior finish is outstanding. It is very smooth and luxurious. The sound is great but I think you need to compliment these with a subwoofer. I play different kinds of music and all sound really well. The amplifier I am using is a Sony STR-DA5200ES. I only use the stereo mode. I do not use the 7.1 capabilities. I like the music streamed out from my apple mini LOUD

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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