Polk Audio - Signature Passive 2-Way Floor Speaker (Each) - Black Washed Walnut

Create the ideal speaker system with this Polk medium tower speaker. Set it on the floor, or place it on a console to get the perfect effect from your home audio system.

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  • Polk Audio Signature Passive 2-Way Floor Speaker (Each)

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (67 out of 67)

Features


1" terylene tweeter

Offer crisp high frequencies.

2-way speaker system

Sounds like 1 source rather than several separate sources.

Removable grille

Remains acoustically transparent while protecting the speaker's components.


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4.9
100%
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, even when you "only" have 2.0-channel audio

    Posted
    Cybermover
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    Granted, I have never owned floor-standing speakers before. Even so, some of my previous bookshelf speakers have been quite up to more demanding standards. With that said: These Polk speakers represent the biggest leap I have ever made in upgrading my living-room audio system. The most striking difference I noticed right away was when playing movies and TV. These speakers seem to be particularly well-suited to capture and reproduce that particular, complex sonic mix of voice, scene and set, special effects, and soundtrack audio. It is all delivered with a rare degree of clarity and transparence. Trebles are crisp and clean. In fact, sound comes through with such an immediate acoustic presence that I have sometimes had to press the mute button to verify whether a sound such as a ringtone or even a police-car siren was part of the soundscape or part of the "real world." As for lower frequencies, there is no phony "bass boosting" to give you an illusion of full-bodied sound when the frequencies in question are really in the lower mid-range. Instead, prepare for a "rumble" to go through the room when the audio frequency really calls for it, but without causing the speaker chassis to vibrate. Now Polk says these speakers work best when bi-connected to the audio system (two sets of speaker cable each). So I did bi-connect the speakers to the two pairs of speaker outlets that come with my receiver, an old-school, 2.0-channel Sony STR-DH130. This receiver has controls for volume, treble, and bass to adjust sound; that's it. And with these Polk speakers bi-connected, the resulting experience leaves nothing to be desired for high-end audio enjoyment. My CD player is an Onkyo C-7030, which is by all means capable of picking up the most varied and subtle nuances of what it plays. When I paired it with these Polk speakers, it, too, set the bar for my idea of "audiophile" quite a bit higher! Unfortunately, with these speakers, limitations of the playback source are also more clearly revealed now. Then again, maybe that's just me already being spoiled by the otherwise great, sometimes outright stunning results!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This takes the WOW factor to another level!

    Posted
    DrAlan
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    I was running a pair of Polk T50's, a sufficient pair of speakers in the interim. However, I knew the time would arrive when I wanted to upgrade. Most suggest replacing the center speaker first, but I'm a sucker for a good set of tower speakers. Initially going with the T system all around, I began my upgrade by purchasing the Polk SS-55's. I considered the 60's, but the major difference between the two is the 60's provide more bottom-end than the 55's. Since my current system includes a pair of Polk subs, bass isn't an issue. Once I got these hooked up, I noticed an immediate, almost jaw-dropping improvement. The entire system came to life, the imaging and depth provided by these speakers is incredible. I have been around Polk products since the late 70's as an audio salesman. Purchasing equipment at cost allowed me to experience speakers from various manufactures such as Bose, Quisonic, DCM, Boston Acoustics, and Polk (heck, I've even owned a pair of high-end electrostatic speakers). That said, you might spend a serious amount of cash on another speaker, but the 55's hold their own against much more expensive competition, and therein lies the issue for many in the "audiophile" category... that Polk provides an excellent product for those who don't have $1500 to sink into speakers, and if they did, chances are the Polks are better. If you desire a great pair of speakers at an affordable price, I recommend you consider the SS-55's. Complement them with a quality receiver, center-channel, a sub, and a pair of rear-channel speakers, and you can't go wrong.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Speakers

    Posted
    MathMan
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    This is my second set of Polk Audio speakers. The first set (2 towers, 2 surround, center and subwoofer) where purchased at least 15 years ago and still sound good. I have donated them to a friend. I purchased the complete Signature Series (S35, S15, S55) to replace the donated set. The look, the price and the sound make these an amazing set of speakers. My previous set sounded fine until I installed these. This set is the sound center for my home entertainment system. The center speaker brings the dialogue into the room. When listening to music, especially jazz or classical, I can close my eyes and feel that I am at a live performance. Play some Rock and you can make the whole house vibrate (without turning it up to its highest setting). Pink Floyd never sounded so good. A Denon receiver drives the speakers and after calibration created an excellent sound field that makes almost any seat an ideal listening position. I used 12 gauge (oxygen free) wire and installed banana clips on the ends for easy installation and conduction. This was an excellent purchase that has taken my home theater entertainment system to the next level.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Speakers I love them

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    jflouis
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    I just bought these speakers along with the center speaker S35 and Of course I went with the upgraded and got the PSW 125. I have a little older Sony receiver that says it puts out 100 watts. It was a big box store all in one box set-up that I've been wanting to upgrade for some time. I don't know a lot about electronics, but I do love listening to my music loud and clear along with watching movies where you can hear the bullets slicing through the air or the rustle of leaves from a tree very far in the background, and this folks provides that and much more. I have heard all my hair bands in a new light. I hear musical instruments in the classics that I have never known were being used in that song. I am beyond ecstatic about this purchase and what it sounds like in my house.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Towers vs Bookshelf

    Posted
    justadork101
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    I first bought the Signature Series 15 bookshelf speakers, and I already have bookshelf speakers for my home theatre system. The speakers are almost 20 years old if you can believe that. They were of course handed down from my parents. Surprisingly the older speakers sounded same compared to the new S15s. So i decided to take them back and buy the S55 Towers. I'm very satisfied with my purchase. They do hold its own without the need of a subwoofer but clear out the bass during intense scenes. I'm very satisfied with the towers. I must have looked at so many Blogs about differences with towers and bookshelf and most of them were correct. I do think towers in front are needed to help envelope you in the surround sound and bookshelf are good for the back.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Do yourself the favor, buy it!

    Posted
    hytekazn
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    Initially I went and bought the Klipsch r26f and r25c, after a week with them I returned it when these Hit the shelves at bestbuy, I played both at the demo booth and felt that these sounded much more natural. The Klipsch were just to bright for my ears. Klipsch execution on design is amazing, but you dont buy speakers for looks. These has a retro style look on them, style may not be for everyone but it sounds amazing and a step up from the T series. I ended up buying the entire 5.1 set up and some in ceiling speakers from POLK for a complete atmos setup :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Audio

    Posted
    MrTichy
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    - I have replaced a pair of Kenwood speakers circa 1998. - The speakers are powered by Sony STR-DH800 receiver. I also have a Sony subwoofer in the system. - The speakers sound very clear. They are much better than my older pair. - However, choosing a right pair of speakers requires lots of research and its actually a factor of taste and budget. I suggest you listen to the speakers in the store (if its possible) before you buy them. - There are better speakers out there but I am happy wits the sound I am getting with these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Polk passes muster...again

    Posted
    Twinkletoes
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    These two Polk floor speakers have turned out to be just what I expected and I am mightily pleased. They are located in a large room with not great acoustical qualities but are providing excellent, clear and subtle sound throughout. I am not terribly surprised. While in the Service I purchased a pair of Polk bookcase speakers, which I still have, and they were first-rate. Finally, my new Polk speakers are handsome and add a bit of lustre to the room they are in. I strongly recommend them.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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