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7.6 out of 10

Polk Audio Monitor 40

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Overall 8
8.0

Very nice speakers for sm/med room; add a sub for more bottom-end kick...

westernrrdspr, Ebay
7 days ago
  • Summary: Needed a pair of small speakers for my home office and the Monitor 40's fit the bill well. Mid and high range are quite clear, bass is adequate. May add a Polk PSW-10 sub eventually. Office is small with hardwood floor, acoustically "live" environment. Old, trusty Onkyo A-7070 makes 'em sound-off with authority.
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Overall 10
10

Great value

Coolman, Amazon
30 January 2014
Overall 10
10

If you like Classical Music, You've found the best.

Mr. Marvin, Amazon
30 November 2013
  • Summary: I hear from customers who listen to smooth jazz that they don't have enough bass, but subs fix that easily. The mid-range is unmatched. The highs are good for music, but not if you're looking for home theater. Polk Audio Monitor 30 AM3025-A 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Black) will do fine for all channels.
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Overall 10
10

These are great sounding speakers.

Rob, Amazon
28 November 2013
  • Summary: These are great sounding speakers. I bought these after buying the larger tower versions for my TV and stereo listening. It actually sounds better having these at the back of the room with the towers in the front next to the TV when in 2 channel stereo mode than in surround sound mode. I no longer use surround sound, but keep them in stereo mode with all 4 speakers powered at the same time. I would definitely buy these again.
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Overall 10
10

All of the clarity I hoped for, and surprisingly punchy bass.

lowbob79, Ebay
11 November 2013
  • Summary: For those of you who have heard these words, but not really practiced them, let me emphasize ... speaker placement is critical. Too far from your wall, playback is thin and tinny. Too close to the wall, these speakers can sound too bassy and boomy. Proper speaker stands and taking a little time to locate the best location for your listening, will yield very favorable listening experience. From the dept. of redundancy dept.
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Overall 10
10

Would work well for front speakers

Guy, Amazon
12 August 2013
  • Summary: I have these as part of my surround set up with Polk 70s in the front, CS2 center and Monitor 30s for rear surround. They all sound awesome, and I'm using a Pioneer VSX-1121-K 7.1 receiver.
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Overall 10
10

Great sound

Autumn Concert Hall, Amazon
2 July 2013
  • Summary: These replaced the 4ft tall speakers we used to have in our living room - they put out a great, warm sound, which makes my musician husband happy, and they take up way less space which makes me happy.
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Overall 8
8.0

VS THE 50s:

Stephen, Amazon
22 May 2013
  • Summary: As someone who has owned the monitor 50's, and 70's as well, Polk has some of the best modern audio speakers out there, especially in their starter series. You wont find computer speakers at your local best buy that sound this good. But for many, there has been a great debate between the 40s and the 50s. Which ones are better? Objectivly speaking, as someone who has owned both, the 50s, but really depends on your needs. The monitor 50s noticeably have more bass.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome

Janet, Amazon
2 April 2013
  • Summary: My son LOVES these speakers. He put them in his room and they have great sound. The quality is really great also.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good price,good product

jr170111, Ebay
3 January 2013
  • Summary: These were a good buy better than what I had before, and smaller.Now need a better center,might step a notch later and use these to replace my surronds,or go 6.1.I use a sub cut back my base a little.I could not tell they were reconditioned
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