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Polk Audio - 2.1-Channel Soundbar System with 6-1/2" Subwoofer and Digital Amplifier - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 571 reviews

90%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Sound lag

    Posted
    Mick
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    This system has a good sound for the money, but the sound lag is bad when watching television. TV is viewed with TWC. No sound lag while watching DVD or Blu Ray, but 95 % of our viewing is TV. The longer the TV is watched the worse the lag gets. After an hour it's like watching an old Japanese Godzilla movie. Maybe it's the TV, maybe it's the cable, I don't know, but I couldn't take it. The system had to go back to the store. Sorry Polk, it could have been good.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small Package/Big Sound!

    Posted
    Corby76
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    Mini sits nicely right between my blu ray player and cable box...and it does not obstruct my TV viewing. It's an amazing little sound bar that puts out quality sound. Granted Sub Woofer could be better but I'm not complaining because my last set up didn't include a Sub. Set up is easy and gives overall good surround sound within the front and side viewing. If someone is able to find a way to add rear wireless speakers then you will be able to produce some great room filling sound!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    little wonder

    Posted
    karmascenic
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    Love this system. Awesome sound quality!! Great features!!! Simple to use!! One of my favorite features is built in chrome cast for music. So i can tell my Google home to play a song and it just plays it through the sound bar. It's great!! The sub woofer has deep deep bass. A bit boomy but not bad. Very very happy with this little wonder.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I've had a little trouble, but great

    Posted
    speedsimmons
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    I've had a little trouble with HDMI vs Optical, but when it works, it sounds awesome. I use this for my TV, and for blue tooth so that it is also my mini sound system for my open concept living room. Fills room just fine, it's 25x15 with 11 foot ceilings. so if this is your room size, or even bigger I imagine, you'll be happy with this too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    muted sound bar

    Posted
    chrisd
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    Got this sound bar after hearing the "demo" in the store and being impressed with the volume and quality of sound. Once I got it home and set up even when turned all the way up the sound is quite muted. To listen at a comfortable volume my TV displays the sound is at level 50. Without the sound bar my volume would be 25-30. I still don't understand how with a sound bar my sound quality is worse than the standard speakers installed in a TV.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Sorry subwoofer

    Posted
    RegularCustomer
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    To keep it simple, It's sounds and works great when it's working properly. However, 90 % of the time it's not working properly. Sometimes it randomly disconnects the bluetooth on its own and maybe 3 months after I bought it the sub woofer stop connecting to the soundbar. I love it when it's working. I just need a properly functioning replacement.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good things in a small package

    Posted
    Johnny
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    I really like these speakers . What I was looking for was improving the voices. Many offer really nice sound but a little improvement with speech and at lower volume not really crisp speech. These wl do that and that's what I was looking for. These are in a 15/12 room, hit the volume and these aren't a slacker either . The small size wasn't important to me but it a bedroom it could set anywhere.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    So So for a sound bar

    Posted
    sakreviewer
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    I bought the Polk mini after reading all the reviews and at a discounted price (199$). Various sites mentioned that the audio quality of the polk mini is substantial for its size. While that may be true, it falls flat compared to other sounds bars with a far lower price tag. I actually preferred my TV sound as opposed to this. I eventually returned it and bought the LG - 2.1-Channel Soundbar System for far less and am happy with it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for dialog enhancement

    Posted
    AtlantaScott
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    I wanted to ensure that the sound bar I purchased had the capability for dialog enhancement, and this system does so exceedingly well. It's purpose-built, it seems, for those like me whose hearing is not what it used to be, with a voice- enhancing function that can be dialed up or down as needed. The overall sound is pleasant, nothing an audiophile would get excited over but certainly acceptable for this price range. I'm very happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound from small package

    Posted
    JGeee
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    Set up was easy and everything blended in well to my current setup. The sound is very clear and bass notes are nice and low. It's a good system for my apartment and provides a surprisingly immersive experience from a two piece setup. Thankfully the remote is a good size unlike a few other models that I have recently tried out. I don't have an ARC input on my TV but I'm sure that would just make this an even better value if i had that option.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Good

    Posted
    NotImpressed
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    This is an excellent product. Small but sounds big. No flashy lights to distract you from the TV. Note: it is nice if your TV has “ARC HDMI” then the sound bar is controlled through the TV. I use it with a $200 Vizio 32” TV that I just got and it is a great viewing experience. The Vizio TVs mostly have ARC HDMI. Not all TVs at this price do. Anyway the sound bar sounds really great and is small so it’s not noticed. It’s good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great as a gift!

    Posted
    seefu
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    I bought this as a house warming present for a friend. She has limited space, so she appreciated that the main speaker is so small and the sub itself isn't very large either. I couldn't get the HDMI-ARC to work, unsure if it was the soundbar or her TV, but the optical cable (which came with the sound bar) worked fine. Not the loudest soundbar out there, but for the size and price (I bought it on sale), it's pretty good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Replacing my Denon AVR-2112CI

    Posted
    jason
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    Sound almost as good as my higher price A/V receiver. High frequency not bright enough and mid range a bit too loud but if you are not comparing with another system side by side, you won't hear the difference. I am very happy with this system because of its compact side, plenty of connections, excellent and big sound. Built quality is superb too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    ROCKS!

    Posted
    Tony90703
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    I was skeptical due to the size of this audio system, but I am not sure how Polk did it, but the sound far exceeds the size I am using this for my TV and to stream music from my phone (multiple source options) and they all sound amazing The base is deep from the small sub, and the surround matches center speakers far larger in size Overall I am blown away by the output, and value is spot on

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love my Polk Center channel.

    Posted
    Karen
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    My Polk Center channel was super easy to set up and the sound is fabulous! Thank goodness my sales person understood what I was looking for, then explained the many benefits and capabilities of this Center channel. The sound system can be changed with a touch of a button, based on your need; you can change it from movies to sports to music, believe me it makes a difference. I love it and loved the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Surprised

    Posted
    jmacb
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    I bought this sound bar because I did not want a very big sound bar. I was very nervous, since this was my first Polk product and I normally buy the same brand as my TV. I just bought a Samsung 4K HDR TV and wanted a sound bar. I am incredibly impressed by the sound quality and surround sound capability for such an affordable price. I am 100% satisfied with my purchase and will be looking into more Polk products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sounds Amazing and Great Price!

    Posted
    Kenan
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    First I tried the Magnifi Mini as I heard really great things about it. I wasn't really impressed and decided to get this older version on the Magnifi. I couldn't believe the how awesome the sound was for $200. The downside is there is no Chromecast Audio built in like with Magnifi Mini- the solution was simple. I bought a separate Chromecast Audio and connected it to the AUX channel. Simply loving it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best suround sound i have ever bought

    Posted
    Jesse
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    Love it for the size it shakes our home better than my Bose sound bar i want next size up. Our living room is 12 by 20 and it the small sub shakes our living room. If i get the bigger one this is going in my garage thank you best buy my polk mini rocks easy hook up plug n play

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dynamic sound on a small system

    Posted
    Santy41
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    This new sound bar was just what I needed for my new tv in my room. It's compact , easy to install and the wireless subwoofer is the best. The clear and dynamic sound beat those other expensive soundbars. You can even conect your wireless phone or tablet to the soundbar by Bluetooth to listen to your favorite music. There's a Night mode button to reduce the bass during the night.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    GREAT SOUNDING

    Posted
    tony1
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    The Polk mini magnifi is a great sounding system, the voice quality is good and voice is adjustable. The subwoofer is powerful for a small 6 ich woofer,the only con is it will not play any sound at all on a blu ray disc when DOLBY HD-MASTER Llight comes on. The remote is very well laid out and easy to use, the voice enhace button is easy and works well.Overall it's the best of the small soundbars .

    I would recommend this to a friend