Polk Audio - Blackstone TL Series 3-1/4" Compact Speaker (Each) - Black

Experience big-speaker performance from a compact design with this Polk Audio Blackstone TL Series TL3 BLACK compact speaker that uses Dynamic Balance technology to reveal the sharpest details and a lifelike transparency.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Polk Audio Blackstone TL Series 3-1/4" Compact Speaker (1 speaker)
  • Owner's manual
  • Wall-mount bracket

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 9)

Features


3-1/4" aerated polypropylene cone

With long linear excursion capabilities in a compact enclosure space for loud volume with less distortion.

3/4" ring radiator tweeter

For incredible accuracy and detail.

Dynamic Balance technology

Produces a flat frequency response to reveal the sharpest details and a lifelike transparency. No strain even at high volume.

Time Lens technology

Aligns the acoustic centers of the tweeter and midbass driver on the same spatial plane for superior imaging. Acoustic lens incorporated in the grille provides a smooth frequency response.

PowerPort bass venting technology

Decreases port turbulence and helps eliminate port noise for a massive boost in bass response up to 3dB.

Optimized Linear Motion (OLM) motor structure

Reduces distortion and extends the dynamic range into big-speaker territory.

Gold-plated 5-way binding posts

For safe, efficient connections.

Steel-reinforced curved enclosure design

With rigid steel plates reduces internal resonances, even at high volumes.

Multiple mounting options

Including wall, shelf and stand mounting to suit a variety of needs. Built-in keyhole slots and inserts fit most brackets.

Easy system building

Can be combined with a subwoofer (not included) to create low-frequency effects or Blackstone TL3 speakers (not included) to expand your system into the realms of 6.1, 7.1 and beyond.

90Hz - 31kHz

For faithful sound reproduction.

8 ohms impedance

To conduct power through the speaker.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

89%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing sound clarity, Bring Music & Movies alive

    Posted
    AMbmore

    Bought these in a 5-pack with fronts, rears, and center. I hooked it up to a Pioneer VSX-921-K reciever with an Infinity Cascade sub PSW310W and I have to say these speakers are simply amazing on how they play even smallest detail in any music, movies, and video games. These speaker will run with some of the more expensive speaker and possibly even better in sound quality, this should of been in Best Buy's Magnolia area. These also comes with a ring radiator tweeter that can play any frequency from 2,500Khz up to 31Khz with amazing clarity no, annoing ringing at high volumes. The TL3's are the cheapest set of speakers that even come with ring radiator tweeters compared to Polk's LSI series which goes for $999 and up, as well other manufacture's like Sonus Faber $7,000 and up. For the price with these tweeters they are well worth it and will blow almost any speakers in it's category away. Also the mid ranges comes with phase control to optimize the speakers performance to help eliminate distortion and give a better and cleaner sound. The mid and highs blend excellent together to give you the perfect sound, paired with a good sub just simply amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Expected more

    Posted
    whodo
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    These speakers sound great in my home theater setup, the quality of sound is awesome. I purchased these because of their size and I wanted an indiscrete wall mount speaker I could hang in the corners of my basement. However, I'm very disappointed when listening to these for music, there is little to no mid level sound from them. For the price and based on the size, I wasn't expecting them to sound as good as bookshelf or tower speakers, but I did expect them to be decent enough to listen to. Not the case. I have small KLH bookshelf speakers that aren't much bigger than these Polk's and must be well over 25 years old, and they sound much better. I'm currently using the Polks on the walls and the KLH's on the floor because all I get out of the Polks when I play music (I don't listen to classical) is a muffled mid range paired with very clear highs. My setup has a sub and Polk center speaker, as well as surround speakers, but these speakers have a big gap in the mid ranges. Don't buy these if you intend to use them alone as front speakers when playing music.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice sound!

    Posted
    Louie022
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    I'm using these as my rear surround sound speakers, so I can't comment on their power too much. They do produce nice clean sound and don't take up a large footprint. The wall mounts that came with the unit we're a little cheap, so I bought better ones online.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Extra speaker

    Posted
    Adam
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    The TL 5.1 system was perfect, however my reliever supports a 7.1 configuration, hence needed to purchase a separate speaker and I am glad Polk offers this option. Would be nice if it came in a 7.1 package though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the price.

    Posted
    potshotpete
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    As a long time Polk Audio buyer, I replaced satellite speakers from Polk purchased in 1994, with these and am amazed at the sound. They are heavy and a challenge to mount in the upper reaches of a great room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great small speaker

    Posted
    Larry9545
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    I was looking for a small good speaker. This one fills the bill. I am using it with a Sony theatre set to replace the 2 front speakers that were included with the set.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bassssssss

    Posted
    Jeff1111555
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    Small speakers that have an excellent sound. Work extremely well in large spaces and easy to install.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Clean sound

    Posted
    Jrey
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    Bought these for my child to add to their base unit. The sound is very clear

    I would recommend this to a friend




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