Great size, dialogue reproduction leaves something to be desired
S. Amacker, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: I bought this speaker because I wanted to mount it to the wall, and didn't want a huge speaker hanging up there. I will say, I'm slightly disappointed with the performance, dialogue sounds somewhat "nasal." I've got it hooked up to a Pioneer Elite VSX 90TXV, and even after tweaking everything, I just can't get it to sound right. It could certainly just be personal preference, though.
Summary: Bought these for surround sound in my 7.1 setup. They sound ok and I wanted all of my speakers to be Polk and match. The reason I took off two stars doesn't have to do with the quality of the speakers. I took them off because I paid for new and they arrived in a box that was bulging because the Styrofoam around the speakers didn't fit and the accessories were just floating around in the box (surprisingly not broken). Not how new polk audio speakers come.
Summary: I am still adjusting the speakers settings, but one thing that brought more presence of surround sounds was to set them a little far (50cm) from what Yamaha YPAO had set. The same for Presence (Front High) speakers. I confess that I can't see clearly advantages of their dispersion feature, but I am overall satisfied with these speakers, especially because they are small and come with wall mounts, simple but that work.
Summary: I used these in my sunroom along side a 60" LED. I have three for R, L and center, and power them with a Yamaha AV Receiver. My room is 28' x 24' and they FILL the room with sound (also have a big 12" Polk sub). The quality of sound is very clear, crisp and pleasing to the ear. I have always been a fan of Polk's and these did not disappoint. There are 10 Polk's in my house now and some are close to 20 years old and still sounding BEAUTIFUL!
Summary: This sound from these speakers is top-notch. I was a little worried from some of the reviews that the sound would be too tinny. When I first unboxed and set them up, I was a bit disappointed. BUT, I paired these with a "Energy EW-100 10-Inch 225-Watt Down-Firing Subwoofer", AND once I mounted these on the wall they sounded GREAT. I am very happy. NOTE: I think it does make a big difference in sound quality how these speakers are mounted.
Summary: Delivered on time. I liked the various installation options which adapted well with our 800+ square foot space. The quality of sound is excellent with speaker sound volume capacity beyond our requirements.
Summary: These come with everything you need to mount them to the walls. I did this in less than half an hour and they sound/look great. I replaced the stock Yamaha speakers that came with my Theater in a Box system and couldnt be happier. Pair these with a nice subwoofer and you should be good to go for anything but the largest of rooms. I wouldnt advise anyone to get a set of bose speakers when these exist.