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Polk Audio - 2.1-Channel Soundbar System with Amazon Alexa Voice Assistant built-in - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 106 reviews

83%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    wondeful sound

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    sprout
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    wonderful sound for out tv and the Alexa is a great bonus

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Upgrade Your TV With The Polk Command Bar

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    eversopopular
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    If you are looking for a smart way to bring in theater-quality sound at home without taking up too much room the Polk Command Bar is the way to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice experience whit Alexa device

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    Jose
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    Great sound easy to install work great with amazon tv.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sounds Great and Looks Great

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    CyberMike
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    Needed better sound for my flat panel TV. Polk speakers always sound great and they look great with my TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Rich sound and seamless controls

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    NEmomof6
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    If you have everything ready to go, this takes no longer than 20 minutes to set up. We connected it to our LED TV and was up and running in time to watch football. Super rich sound and the Alexa controls were very responsive. You can use your own TV remote, the included Polk remote, voice command, or buttons on the bar to change volume, and with various settings for voice clarity, music mode, movie mode, and sports, it's easy to change between media types. We really like how good this system sounds, and that you can turn it to "night" mode to play at lower volumes -- such as when the kids are in bed -- and not lose clarity. Be sure you have a second power outlet for the subwoofer! Would recommend this to anyone looking for high-quality sound and integrated Alexa controls.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I had been afraid of soundbars before

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    Zippy
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    The Polk Command bar arrived in a HUGE box and I immediately worried that it wouldn't fit on our television stand. Fortunately, that was just GOOD packing and the bar fit easily below my 65" TV with the subwoofer right beside it. Set up was almost plug and play with an HDMI cord and the 2 items plugged into the wall. I don't notice a HUGE difference in sound with regular TV shows, but with sports, movies and music it is AWESOME as it has those 3 modes to choose from. Also if you do an HDMI setup you can control the volume from your regular TV or cable remote. It looks sharp and functions very well. I also LOVE the integrated Amazon Alexa as I can give it instructions or play music, etc. right fromt the bar.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An excellent sound experience & Alexa all in one!

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    WinObs
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    I am no huge audiophile and only began using a sound bar a couple of years ago however, the Polk Command Bar delivers great sound and access to Alexa thanks to the embedded Amazon Echo Dot. Even my wife, who admittedly does not notice the difference between HD and 4K has noticed the improved sound. This is a great addition to a simple home theater setup and I use this with both our Samsung 4K UHD TV and our Xbox One S console.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple and powerful sound bar with Alexa

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    Gershwin9
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    Polk, a known maker of quality audio equipment, has created a kit for the home that is both simple and fully featured. Most of us want high-quality sound without having to also buy multiple cables and spend lots of time setting up a complex system. Amazon's Alexa has been added to the Polk Audio Command Sound Bar. The small limitations it has now, should be fixed by Amazon in future software updates. One feature I noticed which was not ready was sound bar to Echo messaging. I enjoyed that my experience with movies, TV series and Bluetooth audio devices have all been impressively upgraded with a sound bar and subwoofer. 260W of total output power pumps out high-quality sound, which is very important to me. Placing it below the TV on a table or mounting it on a wall gives this sound bar versatility that other more complicated home audio solutions do not have. Its 2" design is enough to leave a small gap between where my TV is in my living room. A pair of HDMI ports on the back, a slot for an Amazon Fire TV unit, a USB port, and an HDMI out for the TV, all help to keep down on cable clutter. Polk placed the tweeters in the sound bar at either end with the more powerful center channel drivers in the middle, where they belong. Most audio from movies and TV shows are center channel heavy. This single sound bar produces an impressive home theater like experience. I am happy with both the audio and Alexa voice assistant experiences. Getting them to work correctly on the first try was impressive. Polk understands how we need to keep things simple.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect For Family Theater Experience

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    TamaraCamera
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    We're in love, what can I say? It's totally immersive and makes our movie nights better than ever. And we love the Amazon Alexa Built-In as our favorite feature. Perfect for concerts, monster movies, and binge watching TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Utter piece of garbage...

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    JustinK

    I bought this soundbar in-store along with a couple TVs and was excited to use it as I have several Amazon Echos already and lots of smart home devices that work with it. This system was pushed very hard by the home theater "expert" working there. First thing I noticed after linking with my Amazon account is that the microphone array on the Command Bar would require that I was literally six inches from the speaker or yelling at it to even get alexa to respond. I tried a couple things like rebooting and whatnot thinking it could just be a fluke but I never could resolve that problem. The biggest issue I had was that I could not get it working AT ALL with multiple TVs, using multiple connection types including HDMI ARC, optical, and both HDMI ARC and optical together as was oddly suggested by the manual. When I finally somehow got sound to come out of the bar from my televisions it was INSANELY quiet even turned up to full volume. I ensured that my TVs were not set to variable audio and they were in fact set to fixed so that was not the issue. I went back to the store this morning and returned it and instead bought the Samsung HW-N450 and it blows the Polk Command Bar out of the water on sound, both highs and lows, and was $20 cheaper! While the Polk Command Bar is a great concept, the actual execution of the product is horrible. I wouldn't recommend this thing to my worst enemy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy Entertaining with Polk Command Sound Bar

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    RachelF
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    The Polk Command Sound Bar has many great features and we love it. We were able to hang our TV on the wall with NO wires and the theater quality sound fills up the room. I'm able to use voice commands with the built-in Alexa making it easy to switch channels, listen to music or simply turn up the volume. We were also able to connect our other bluetooth devices. This is a must-have!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Crisp and clear audio for a 2.1 channel soundbar

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    Majiesto
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    I didn't have any kind of sound system setup previously so to go from my television audio to 2.1 channel audio is a vast improvement. The sound is crisp and clear, but I was particularly impressed by the bass coming from the included wireless subwoofer. I typically keep the audio levels around 50%, which is plenty loud itself. Sure, it's only 2.1 audio so you're not getting true surround sound, but you're not dealing with the hassle of multiple speakers to set up, their placement, and all the wires running throughout the room. The Polk Command Bar fits neatly right underneath your television with ease.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    love that alexa is in the soundbar

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    topnotchblog
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    Sound bars can be expensive, but they are worth the investment. They enhance you TV/movie listening experience. Throw in Alexa and that's a whole new level of entertainment. So when you see the price of $299, you can also see that you are getting a lot for your money. this soundbar is awesome and was as close to plug and play as you can get!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sound quality + sleek design

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    angelacruz
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    This is one high-quality product with a sleek, stylish design that looks great next to our main television in the living room. My favorite thing about the Polk Command Sound Bar is how Alexa is integrated into it. The audio quality is top-notch - I truly felt like I was surrounded by the sound! I have a newborn baby, and he's been enjoying listening to Mozart baby classical songs. It was too inconvenient to try to play audio through my television while I was juggling baby care, but now that I have this sound bar set up, it's amazingly easy to just tell Alexa to turn on the classical music.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Sound for Great Price

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    JanaS
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    We love the quality! Superb sound at an attainable price. The Fire TV compatibility is a huge plus since we already had one. Alexa, do all the things! I love the sleek, elegant, unobtrusive design.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Sound, Quality & Design

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    giveawaybandit
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    The Polk Command Bar took us only about ten minutes to set up. It comes in a pretty neat box too! You'll love the sleek, stylish design of the product too! It fits perfectly below our 65" television. I love that it has Amazon Alexa already built-in but it's also compatible with our Fire Stick and PS4 which is perfect. With the command bar there's no need to have an Amazon Echo or Dot in every room because the sound of the command bar is so clear. You can easily control the volume with your voice which is perfect if there's a lot of background noise which tends to happen a lot at my house. Alexa will be able to hear you easily!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Bang For Your Buck!

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    GamerBoy
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    The sound quality is pretty good and having Alex is a very nice touch. I'm a huge gamer and it makes the games sound 10X better than standard/ built-in TV speakers. There are two reasons that I gave this product 4 out of 5 Stars. I had a lot of problems connecting Alexa to my internet router. After several hours of attempting to connect, I ended up having to hold my phone literally 2 inches from the router. It has worked ever since. I would recommend this soundbar for a bedroom or small family room. However, when placed in a really large space the sound quality isn't up to par with the $600+ sound system. Overall Good Buy at a Fair Price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Life just got a lot sweeter with Polk Command!

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    AprilS
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    Life just got a lot sweeter with the Polk Command Sound Bar featuring Amazon Alexa built-in. Yes, built-in! No more searching for that lost remote. @@@@@@@@ which was the story of my life) The modern convenience of Amazon Alexa allows your voice commands to run the show. Polk Command Sound Bar has given our family a new outlook on technology. It has changed the way we interact with our TV, listen to music, and search for information. For example, it makes tasks like switching from HDMI 1 to HDMI 2 so easy with a simple voice command. Before the Polk Command Sound Bar, we had to switch one cable between 2 HDMI inputs to use our Roku or digital converter. The Polk Command Sound Bar is easy to set up and use. We are thrilled with ours.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Speaker With Awesome Features

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    AprilCE
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    The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Years ago, before we lived in our current house, we had a sound system in the living room. It was nice, having a booming speaker presenting crystal clear audio. And then we moved, and like all things when you move, parts go missing. A few months later our daughter was born, and it just didn't seem like we had time to find all the wiring for a complicated surround sound system. We were just listening to TV audio again. Now don't get me wrong, most TVs these days have decent speakers. But they just don't compare to the quality of a dedicated speaker. Five years passed before we finally got another dedicated speaker system for a TV in our house. The Polk Command Bar's quality as a speaker is worth its price alone. Yet, it does more than just act as a speaker for your television. The Command Bar has Amazon Alexa built in. We have set up our Command Bar in our bedroom, allowing us to control the volume through Alexa. It also allows us to do other things like turning off WiFi enabled lights downstairs without the need to make an extra trip at night. These cards come with the Polk out of the box, and provide a good primer on how to use the speaker. The Polk Command Bar features a 220W speaker along with a subwoofer that gives a nice bass sound. It also has Bluetooth enabled, allowing us to play our music through our phones if we want. If you happen to have a FireTV you can do even more by using voice commands to watch your favorite programs. @@@@@@@@ Like the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel! Just a suggestion. @@@@@@@ It also features a far-field microphone. What is a far-field microphone? Well, to put it simply, it is a microphone that has been designed to pick-up noises from a distance greater than what a typical microphone could accomplish. Because of this, you don't need to shout across the room! The on-board Alexa will activate just by?speaking in a normal voice. The set-up was simple, using HDMI and a supplied optical cable to connect to the television. The speaker has a low-profile form factor which is perfect because it doesn't block our screen at all. It also looks sleek, fitting in nicely in our bedroom.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big Theater Sound + on a Budget

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    Momfluential
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    The Polk Command Bar with Alexa was the answer to our family command/entertainment center prayers. We were able to accomplish so many things with this simple, easy system. 1. Great sound! 2. Integrates Alexa so we don't need a separate Alexa/speaker for ordering coffee and asking Google how many cups are in a liter. Not to mention music streaming. 4. Control the TV by voice w/Alexa way better that trying to find the right remote that is usually under someone's butt! 5. This did not require a professional to install. Up and running in minutes. 6. Great bang for the buck!

    I would recommend this to a friend