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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

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    sound

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    Mefoxx
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    Great sound and easy to use and set up, even for technically challenged!

    I would 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big sound for a small price!

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    Fozzie84

    I was looking to add Alexa to my living room and replace my Boston Acoustics xs 2.1 Digital Cinema, and I already had the Polk MagnaFi soundbar in my basement, so Polk was an easy choice. Setup was super easy, download the Polk app and it pretty much walks you through it. I was worried the sound would not be up to par with the Boston system since it had a smaller sub, but I was happy to find out that was not the case. If you can setup an Echo, you can setup this soundbar. I like the different sound modes (music/sports/movie) and the bluetooth sub connection makes placement easy. This has a wider sound and deeper center stage than the MagnaFi so it will work better for larger rooms.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound!

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    Eddie

    For those people giving a bad review,you first you need to know what your doing. the system is fine with great sound and seup is easy and it those come with a manual also alexa work fine, so read instructions before giving a bad review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound and Easy Setup

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    CyberMike
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    You can't beat Polk for sound quality. Setup was very easy.

    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.

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  • 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

    EASY To Use Polk Command Bar

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    Review
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    Your Home Media System Made Easy! Must Have! Excellent

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Rich Tones and Solid Bass

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    DODDBlog
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    This Command Bar is easy enough for everyone in the family to interface with. The other features of the Polk Soundbar are impressive: - 260W total output power provides quality sound for our favorite movies, shows, games and music. - The four-speaker enclosure features two 1-1/4? x 3-1/4? mid/woofers and two 1? tweeter drivers. - Music streaming is available through a compatible Bluetooth-enabled device. - The design is slim and streamlined. The bar sits only 2" tall so it won't block your TV screen. - Along with the 2 HDMI inputs, there is a Toslink and a built-in USB port. The HDMI ports are designed and spaced to fit Fire TV and other wide HDMI streaming devices. The USB port also powers original and 4K versions of Fire TV. Outputs are also HDMI. - A remote is included for easy operation from a distance.

    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

    Best Soundbar for Theater Quality Sound

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    EverydayShortcuts
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    I'm loving the Polk Command Bar. It' makes watching movies so much better with the theater-quality sound it brings to your living room from the soundbar and subwoofer together. The design is sleek which makes it easy to fit anywhere. And with Amazon Alexa built in I can control my electronics from adjusting the volume, listening to my music and more. Definitely the best product out there.

    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

    Superior Alexa Enabled Sound Bar with a Comfy Pric

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    AmyB
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    Adding the Polk Command Bar to our entertainment setup in our loft has been perfect! With the open style of a loft, the bad thing is the sound can kind of fade out into the distance. But, with the Polk Command Bar, the good thing is we can now enjoy music throughout the upstairs when we want to. We have a 65-inch television so the Polk soundbar can do what it's designed to do really well. Watching movies, listening to music, telling Alexa what to do - it's easy as ever.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Comes with a wireless subwoofer & Amazon Alexa

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    Jenn
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    I think the biggest thing that separates this sound bar from the others is that it comes with a free wireless subwoofer! You can't really beat that. I love it's sleek design, was super easy to set up and the ports on the back make hook up super simple. I love that it comes with Amazon Alexa built-in so I can control play, pause, and volume with my voice. Not to mention you can control, monitor and schedule additional home electronics using your voice. Can't beat the price either!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Upgrading My Home Theater Sound!

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    2014andbeyond
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    We wanted to upgrade our home theater sound so we began to shop it out and checked the reviews and ratings. Ultimately, we went with the Polk Command Bar. There are two HDMI ports that allow us to connect our Blu-Ray player and our gaming system, and it was super easy. The built-in Alexa on the Polk Command Bar is very versatile and allows me to voice over commands and instruct the soundbar to turn up the volume, or switch HDMI ports, turn on Netflix, and the like. ?? If you like the level the volume is set at, but you want more bass, no problem. If you have other smart devices - for us its our Nest theremostat - we can use the on-board Alexa to control it. ?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    All in one sound system at a great price

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    brett
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    We were able to take this out of the box and have it set up in about 25 minutes. It probably would have taken us less time but there was a NERF gun battle in the midst of this setup and, well, things happen. NERF darts don't hurt the Command Bar. Sound quality is excellent. As with our previous subwoofer that was a separate piece of stereo equipment, we loved the enhancement of special effects especially when we watched several Star Wars movies the first weekend we had it. This is a whole lot of quality sound in a nice tidy package- I love that it's just a few simple pieces and not a lot to dust around and under. The husband and the kids are more into the sound quality and trying to be the "boss" of Alexa all the time. Considering buying a second one for my in laws for a holiday gift.

    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

    Quality Surround Sound at an Affordable Price

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    ACowboysWife
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    Setup for the Polk Command Bar was simple and done in less than 15 minutes, by far, one of the easiest setups I've ever dealt with. The soundbar and subwoofer offer 260 watts of power and provide awesome clarity and bass! We felt like we were at the football game while watching our favorite team play. It even freaked my cat out as she tried to figure out where all the voices were coming from. We love the hands-free Alexa feature and refer to our Spotify playlist often. We are still learning the commands and questions we can give/ask but we're getting the hang of it! So far, we have enjoyed it for movies, music, sports, and asking about our weather. We'll be adding our Fire TV to it soon!! It also comes with a remote that offers simple functions like turning the Alexa mic off or increasing/decreasing the voice or bass sounds. So far it's a big hit and I can't wait until we have friends over to show them. Our family highly recommends it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Creating Magic in Your Home Theater

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    BbyD
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    One of the most important components to a decent home theater is sound. The Polk Command Bar with Amazon Alexa Built-in gives your home theater the top quality sound you need. The Polk Command Bar consists of two parts, the soundbar itself, and a stand-alone subwoofer. The subwoofer is designed to connect wirelessly to the soundbar, eliminating the need for a wired connection. This lets you place both components in optimum locations without worrying about the connection. I especially love that Amazon's Alexa is already built in. This Alexa is just about as fully functional as the dedicated units from Amazon, with only room to room messaging and a couple other items not implemented. And even those are coming with future updates as Amazon continues to empower third-party solutions. The Polk Command Bar is simple to hook up, whether you are using it with a cable and TV or another source. I used it with an Apple TV, and everything worked great. There is a TV HDMI output, saving you the expense of splitting the HDMI output from a cable box. I definitely recommend the Polk Command Bar, not only for a great sound solution for your home theater, but it can serve as a home hub and information system as well.

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  • 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