Summary: I'm using this as a computer speaker setup paired with a S.M.S.L SA-50 and they are perfect. I live in an apartment and can't use a subwoofer due to the close proximity of neighbors and I don't want to be a d.o.u.c.h.e who's loud bass annoys the hell out of my neighbors.
Pros: Nice midbass and highs. I'm using these as computer speakers in a 2.0 setup and they sound a lot clearer and better quality than my previous 4.1 Logitech setup.
Cons: Not the deepest bass, but paired with an amp they produce very nice midbass. You will probably need a subwoofer if you desire strong deep low bass
Summary: I upgraded to these from a pair of Boston Acoustics CR77s and am enjoying these way more then I ever enjoyed my old ones. I am running these in a 2.1 setup off of Yamaha RX-V1065 Receiver and is paired with a Bose Acoustimass 3 Series III Subwoofer.
Pros: They sound great for the price, not many speakers in the same price range will compare. I got these for $100 on open box. They were an absolute deal!!! There are two 5 1/4 speakers and a tweeter in each box. The boxes are in a nice black with some silver accents. The grilles are very sturdy and l...
Cons: They are very big in terms of depth, it's do to having 2 speakers though. May require the use of stands in certain applications.
Summary: Definitely the best or the dollar i would recommend polk in the future
Pros: They sound really good got alot of power could be better i have a set of definitive technology studios that have better highs but the difference isn't that huge definitely the best in this price range
Cons: They are huge too big to put anywhere i had to weld up some custom stands and rearrange some furniture they are too deep not that tall or wide but makes it hard to mount them to anything.
Summary: I don't believe Polks are the speaker they were in the 80's and 90's, but they aren't as expensive as they were back then either. For what you pay for them now they are a great value.
Pros: They sound great for the money., and look to be well made. The sound is a little on the bright side, but not to the point of being annoying. I was using a pair of Pioneer 22 bookshelves, and I replaced them with these Polk's, and am pleased with my decision.
Cons: A little on the bright side, but as I said before this isn't really a con for me.
Pros: I am a studio and live sound engineer of 20 plus years and have installed countless high end systems in mansions. My ears have always been extremely pleased with polk audio for home. These don't disappoint, at all. Paired with a polk cs1 and polk psw505 sub, these kill. Dual drivers and a tweeter...
Summary: Things You Should Know- There are a few things I wish had been more clear to me when I was first buying components for a semi-pro audio setup so I figure I will tell you some of the things I learned along the way for the people who want to get great sound and are willing to spend a little extra.
Pros: How they look- If your hiding these beauts behind the protective cover they include your missing out on their really professional and classy look. They are the type of speakers that will grab a friends attention as soon as they see them without having to be overly flashy which is something I pers...
Pros: These speakers are very clear in the midrange. The Monitor 40 is a bit lacking in the deep bass, but it is a bookshelf speaker (and a relatively inexpensive one at that). For what it is, I was actually quite impressed by the bass response. Support a pair of these with a decent subwoofer and you w...
Cons: don't expect same level performance as $700+. Other than that no issues.
Summary: I am running an Onkyo TX-NR626 7.2 receiver, 2 Polk Monitor 70 series II for (fronts), a Polk CS2 series II (center) 2 Polk Monitor 40 series II for both (side surround) and (rear surround), and a Polk PSW 505 (sub). So far I am very happy with this setup.
Pros: Fantastic sound quality! Very well built!
Cons: Not much of a con...They are somewhat large...more of a world atlas shelf speaker than a book shelf...