Summary: I bought a Polk Audio center speaker to upgrade the one I was using which was the typical speakers included in an "all in one box" home theater system. The sound was so great that is totally overwhelmed the side and rear speaker.
Pros: Very well built and sound is so much better than the speakers they replaced.
Summary: Tough to go wrong with Polk Monitors IIs. I know the trend is toward small and compact speakers for home theatre. But size still matters as it relates to sound. I'm using these as height speakers in a 7.1 system. Thought about using for surround, too, and they would have worked well for that.
Summary: These speakers are great match for the Polk Ausio usbwoofer I purchaes a short while ago for my office system. The y are the right size to incorporate into my work space sound great and can be cranked up for even greater sound when the time is right.
Pros: For the price these are awesome bookshelves. I have these powered as surrounds in my 7.2 Onkyo TX-NR626 setup. If you are looking for budget surrounds and like monopole for your rears, these are a good fit. They are clear and non fatiguing in my setup.
Cons: If i was expecting huge bass output then i would be dissapointed.
Summary: For $100, I can't believe I got speakers this nice. I have a Lepai LP-2020A+ for these speakers, and even with the minimum 20W per speaker, they still put out a ton of sound. I was originally looking into getting a subwoofer after reading the reviews on these, but after hearing them I definitely...
Pros: Amazing sound, great price, no need for a sub.
Summary: For my HT setup in the family room I run monitor 40's for front L and R, CS2 series II center, monitor 30's L and R rears and Polk psw110 sub in a room measuring 22x18. Overall the sound from this setup is really good for the price point and I have not been able to find many other options that can...
Pros: Sound quality, build strength, price point, bass from larger bookshelf speaker, tweeter quality.
Summary: Not really a con, but I thought they were rather large for a bookshelf speaker at 11x10x7". The Monitor40's come in at almost 16", which was way to tall for my shelf.
Pros: Crisp sound Nice definition at low power Excellent base response Great addition to any system. I bought these to replace my Onkyo factory speakers that came with my system. After installing the Polk speakers, it is apparent that the Onkyo's took a lot of power to run. When I re-ran the calibratio...
Summary: Remember these are bookshelf speakers. These are not low-range speakers, and if bass is what you want from these, then you'll want a subwoofer. These handle what most bookshelf speakers should be able to handle. If you're not going to use a sub, then get the Monitor 40's (which I also have).
Pros: Great sound 5-way binding posts Wall-mount brackets Can be mounted on-wall with just drywall screws (use caution)