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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 102 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good speakers for the price

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    Stuzy
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    Decent sounding speakers, especially for the price, but they don't look the greatest, especially because of the exposed nails/screws.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speakers for the money

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    Supertrkr
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    These are pretty impressive speakers for the money. Feet are fragile tho. Make sure you tighten screws.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow

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    Jonny5
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    These are great entry-level speakers, high resolution vocals clear and woofers get pretty low I'm very impressed for the price point

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful sounding speakers for the money

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    Shannon
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    the rich and in-depth sound makes you feel like you're at a live concert

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for the price

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    Flounder
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    These sound clear and are good for the price. I got the towers because I didn't want to hassle with mounting or getting stands for bookshelf speakers. The towers are good but don't expect much bass. Looking for a sub now.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Bang for the Buck

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    Hotrod
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    Using as rear surrounds on a 7.2 setup. Certainly not high-end speakers but not priced that way either. Price motivated purchase as these speakers can't be beat for the money. Paid $150 for pair.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • 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

    Awesome speaker

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    JCMARINE11
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    Awesome speaker with great sound. Got at a great price as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, especially for the price

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    herpetologist
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    Although I see a lot of people going with soundbars for home theatres, I also like to listen to music and wanted to have an audio system that was on par with my TV. So, added these speakers to the Polk Signature Series center speaker we already had... great improvement of separation (surround) effect even without calibrating my receiver for my room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well constructed

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    Susan
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    Sound is superior and well worth the money. Visually looks great too

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Happy

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    Hardasstone
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    These sound very good. I got them on sale, but they are worth full price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sounding addition to my home theater system

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    Fastjohnny
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    Updated my front speakers with these Polks. . Great improvement for overall sound, Great price on sale !

    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

    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

    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

    Forget those bookshelf speakers

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    MountEerie
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    I bought these after setting up a vinyl listening rig. Original configuration was an Orbit custom TT, pro-ject pre-amp, and NAD 316bee into a great pair of bookshelf speakers bought at Best Buy. I bought the bookshelf speakers on the classic advice of spending for "quality" over size, dollar for dollar, etc. To be fair - the bookshelves were and are technically a tiny bit better. Clarity, separation and so on, but at the end of the day I always felt like the system was just not quite there in terms of the overall experience. I bought these towers for about $150 less than I paid for the bookshelf speakers, bi-wired them, and ... wow. To be sure, a little bit less precise, but more than made up for in terms of creating a bigger sound with more low-end. Now my basement escape-the-world listening cave has the full feeling I was after, and I have repurposed the bookshelves in a more appropriate, smaller space. These speakers are a great match with the 316bee. Amazing sound at a great price point. Will I probably find some reason to try to step things up again later? Maybe, but I don't think that will be for quite some time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This takes the WOW factor to another level!

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    DrAlan
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    I was running a pair of Polk T50's, a sufficient pair of speakers in the interim. However, I knew the time would arrive when I wanted to upgrade. Most suggest replacing the center speaker first, but I'm a sucker for a good set of tower speakers. Initially going with the T system all around, I began my upgrade by purchasing the Polk SS-55's. I considered the 60's, but the major difference between the two is the 60's provide more bottom-end than the 55's. Since my current system includes a pair of Polk subs, bass isn't an issue. Once I got these hooked up, I noticed an immediate, almost jaw-dropping improvement. The entire system came to life, the imaging and depth provided by these speakers is incredible. I've been around Polk products since the late 70's as an audio salesman. Purchasing equipment at cost allowed me to experience speakers from various manufactures such as Bose, Quisonic, DCM, Boston Acoustics, and Polk (heck, I've even owned a pair of high-end electrostatic speakers). That said, you might spend a serious amount of cash on another speaker, but the 55's hold their own against much more expensive competition, and therein lies the issue for many in the "audiophile" category... that Polk provides an excellent product for those who don't have $1500 to sink into speakers, and if they did, chances are the Polks are better. If you desire a great pair of speakers at an affordable price, I recommend you consider the SS-55's. Complement them with a quality receiver, center-channel, a sub, and a pair of rear-channel speakers, and you can't go wrong.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Speakers

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    MathMan
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    This is my second set of Polk Audio speakers. The first set (2 towers, 2 surround, center and subwoofer) where purchased at least 15 years ago and still sound good. I have donated them to a friend. I purchased the complete Signature Series (S35, S15, S55) to replace the donated set. The look, the price and the sound make these an amazing set of speakers. My previous set sounded fine until I installed these. This set is the sound center for my home entertainment system. The center speaker brings the dialogue into the room. When listening to music, especially jazz or classical, I can close my eyes and feel that I am at a live performance. Play some Rock and you can make the whole house vibrate (without turning it up to its highest setting). Pink Floyd never sounded so good. A Denon receiver drives the speakers and after calibration created an excellent sound field that makes almost any seat an ideal listening position. I used 12 gauge (oxygen free) wire and installed banana clips on the ends for easy installation and conduction. This was an excellent purchase that has taken my home theater entertainment system to the next level.

    I would recommend this to a friend