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

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 103 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good sound at reasonable price

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    bama
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    very good upper and middle sound needs the bass booster

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful speakers

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    JohnnyInk
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    Opened box + Sale = incredible value! Sound quality is very clear, deep bass, and great looking!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great except when played loud

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    memyselfandi
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    would give it 5 stars except one speaker 'buzzes' at times when played loudly. I love the tone of the speakers and when I use my bass boost on my integrated amplifier the bass response is excellent BUT when I play my stereo loudly (peaks @ 200 watts) one speaker buzzes, under lower volume use it sounds stellar.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Crisp Sound

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    WashDC
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    The floor speaks are very clear and have good bass as well. I have them set up with 5.1, but these speaker would be great by themselves as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice speakers

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    PJSMN
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    This was open box. Can't tell from new. Enough bass that I don't need a subwoofer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker towers for the price

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    Rene
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    Well built and designed. Great customer support and 5 year warranty. Good bass and clear highs. Dont want it better than this

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of a pair

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    DavidK
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    Pretty certain I reviewed the other one... Very good speaker for the money. Works well in a bi-amped arrangement. Pretty good bass without a separate woofer. Cabinets are very nice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Polk tower speaker s55

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    skot75
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    These sound very good, I use them with a sub (alone there is not enough bass for my taste) and rears. All together they sound fantastic. Happy with my (price matched, and saved even more) purchase. There are probably better speakers, but I don't see myself spending a couple thousand for speakers any time soon. These can keep up with the high priced sets just fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Clarity of sound and flat response is excellent

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    TXHillCountryShopper
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    I purchased this as part of a 5.1 system consisting of the two S55s, two S20s, and one s30 center channel, as well as a 12'' polk sub I already owned. So far they have not disappointed. This configuration is well balanced, with clear voices. I do recommend adding a sub if you buy. The bass is great as is, but the sub rounds out deeper tones and rumbles during action scenes. Music is clear and has that warmness Polk is known for. This is great for a mid level setup that won't break the bank while still holding the standard high for audio quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mind Blowing

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    BadLuckBryce
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    These things are off the charts amazing. They have the best clarity I've ever heard from a speaker in this price range and below, and they also do better in the bass dept. than previous Polk speakers. If you're on the edge between the S55's and previous polk line's, go with these! Easily worth the extra $$$. They also do very well with or without a center channel. They make everything sound amazing, and pick up even the smallest of details. Using as 50/50 music movies mix.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Towers vs Bookshelf

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    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

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

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    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