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Polk Audio - Signature Passive 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker (Pair) - Black Washed Walnut-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 195 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    OK, OK 4 stars...sheesh!

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    Kloid
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    Couldn’t find any really bad reviews on theses little speakers (checked amazon, Best Buy, Audio Forumn, etc...). On sale for $200 so I said what-da-heck! These are below the RTi series which I felt were too forward in the mid and high frequencies. Plus the bass was not full and warm enough to counter balance the sound. So I kept my expectations at a minimum. YIKES! Right out of the box I couldn’t believe I was listening to $200 speakers from Polk. OK, these are little speakers so where was the warmth and bass articulation coming from? After that shock I started concentrating on the mid and high frequencies. Yes they were forward and somewhat bright but this equated to more ambience and more audible decay and less zing! Most of my listening is of the late night, mid to low volume type. Not sure I would recommend these for surround systems playing at high volumes. These are “listening” speakers. I kept saying to myself, “I don’t understand this” during my initial 3 hour listening session. Best Buy has made a huge mistake by not auditioning these to customers in their Magnolia sound rooms. Seems like most of the reviews of all the Signature series speakers are also good. Folks, the secrets out. Read the reviews. Sound like a marketing guy, don’t I? There are some cheap plastic parts to contend with but I guess you got to cut corners at this price. Can’t wait till there broken in...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great speakers

    Posted
    MH94
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    I bought these speakers about a month ago and my listening experience with them keeps getting better. Even right out of the box the speakers sounded pretty good, some slight issues with the high range but overall a very nice listening experience. That being said the speakers are still being broken in and with each day the speakers are sounding better and better. I am powering these with a Sony reciever that is slightly overpowered but this allows me to play the speakers at the maximum rated output and man do they get loud. You can easily fill a small - medium sized room with just these two speakers, you may want to think about adding a sub woofer however.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Speakers

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    ChrisChuck
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    Have these as my rear speakers in my HT setup and I am very happy. Paired with the S35 center channel, S55 front LR and the standard 10” Polk sub. As a theater setup it is amazing!!! Gun shots will make you duck!!! My only regret in this purchase is the standard sub. Highs are super clear and crisp, but the lows need a little extra umph when it comes to music. I will be adding the Polk 10” 100w sub with the Power Port system to even out the lows.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Sounding Speakers

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    SteveK
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    I got these S15 speakers for my Dad's audio system. Made a ho-hum system into well sounding system. Sound reproduction is petty good. Don't get the watered down series that are below these (S10?). Spend the extra bucks and you will be happy. To me, the S10? just don't have depth and range like the S15 do. The S15 sounded so much better (at least in the store) than the S10?.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound Quality

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    GRAMPS
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    These POLK speakers have great sound quality and were great value. I wished they were a little larger and had a little better base response but am overall very satisfied.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Speakers

    Posted
    Fishguy
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    I am very happy with these speakers. As for the fit and finish, they could use a touch of improvement. But, overall they sound fantastic!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice addition

    Posted
    akajack11
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    I got these speakers to enhance my theater sound in my small den. They get the job done. Good sound quality.for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Speaker

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    WashDC
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    The surround speaks sound great. I set them up with a the full 5.1 sound system. Definitely a great addition to the home theater.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good sounding speakers for the price

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    SteveK
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    Bought these for my dad's home system. The speakers made a huge difference in the quality of the sound. Good all around speaker response. Very full sounding (no tinny sound) speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good for the the price

    Posted
    srchandyman
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    replaced a pair of blown jbl's, these have a respectable sound for the size.... i need to add a powered sub with them to complete the set for my home office sound system

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great buy

    Posted
    Johan
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    Great speaker that works as expected. Not tons of bass but I paired mine with the 108 subwoofer and it’s a great set up for my bedroom

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great midrange speaker

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    Wallocaust72
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    These speakers are perfect for small spaces, they sound amazing but I used them with a great system. Next I'm probably getting the towers

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good!!!

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    Mountainman
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    Using these as surround spkrs.in my 5.1 setup.Sound very good as what I'm using them for.Don't think I would use them as fronts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound at Great expense

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    Millatime45
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    Great sound quality for the price. My house sounds like an actual theater.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sounding BS Speakers

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    MDG2015
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    These speakers were added to my existing system for front effects speakers. They sound great, mount on the wall and were affordable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Sound Quality

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    roadrunner
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    Very happy with the product and appriciate the time of the sales person to work with me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound

    Posted
    Lovebass
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    Very clear and crisp. Price was on point compared to other high end brands. Only wish the had stands available in store.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Underrated

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    JoeBestBuy
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    For the price, can't beat the sound. Compared in store and much more crisp than the equivalent Klipsch shelf speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    speakers sound great

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    Shopper
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    We wanted small speakers for our stero & really like these. Clerk at store was very helpful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good sound for the size

    Posted
    Alex
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    Changed out wireless speakers for a more full body sound from a somewhat compact wired speaker system

    I would recommend this to a friend