Summary: I am picky when it comes to sound. Purchased these after looking at Yamaha and Bose in the same price range. I am not disappointed. Bass was my biggest concern, Have them installed under the eaves of my roof and you can definitely notice the bass. Very crisp as well. Quit impressed!
Great sound and very well built. Much better than the competition in this price range.
22 November 2013
Summary: Best bang for the buck in high quality, high fidelity, outdoor speakers. I prefer these to offerings from Bose and Definitive Technology. Sounds as good or better than both of these other brands but is more reasonably priced. Very well built. Polk may not have the same name caché as Def Tech, but they more than deliver in sound quality and engineering.
Good sound...a little larger in size than I would have liked.
Sabrina Literati, Amazon
20 November 2013
Summary: I purchased these speakers to replace the Bose speakers that were old and blown and that hung off the posts on our deck. I ordered two sets. One speaker out of the four was already blown for some reason. So we had to dismantle the set and send it back, which was a little bit of a hassle, but not the fault of the Polk product, but either of UPS or Amazon...not sure which.
Summary: Excellent speakers for my use: indoor back surround speakers providing great bass and sound in general. I demoed he atrium 4 and decided to go for the "6" to have greater bass presence and I am definitely satisfied.
Summary: I liked these speakers so much we bought them a second time. Had to leavey first pair at the house that I had just sold as the buyer had made this request. Bought the new pair within a month of moving into new house. Love the sound from these speakers - great value and much more durable than the set of Boston Acoustics (comparable model) that I had previously.
Summary: Sound quality is as good as I had hoped. Price was reasonable. Didn't realize how delicate the screen was and bent it when placing on the speaker. I think it should be made stronger, especially for an outdoor product. Still, I am the only one that notices the crease in the screen... but it still bothers me everytime I use the speakers.
Summary: I purchased the Polk Atrium 5's for my 3-car garage (fairly good size with 10' ceilings) so I'd have music while working there and in the driveway. While the speakers did not need to be waterproof I figured it was best to keep the spiders and bugs out and to handle the temperature swings of a Wisconsin year.
Summary: I installed these out in our garden area about four months ago, and have been enjoying them. People will complain that there's not much bass -- but in reality, it takes more than a little speaker like this to make bass outside, in open air... That said, I think they sound wonderful given the price and size. The ease in which you can rotate them on the brackets is another bonus, so I can direct them towards the yard, or towards the patio where the fire pit is...
Summary: I love crisp, clear, high end--love hearing the high hat, brushes on the cymbals (think Miles's "So What?") Have a Carver amp and Infinite Slope speakers, Polks, Boston Acoustic etc. None of that "natural" KEF sound for me--I really need to hear the high end, not just bass and midrange. Well, I bought the Atrium 5s and hooked them up to my 200 W Adcom amp with a preamp, and they deliver beautiful mids and lows.
Summary: I'm a little disappointed with the Polk Atrium 6 indoor/outdoor speakers bass performance. I mounted these speakers close under my patio eaves (with one speaker in a corner as well) to "improve" bass performance according to the instructions, but I must say the bass performance on these speakers is mediocre at best--although what can one realistically expect from a 6" woofer in a small cabinet. Other than that, I like the speakers and the mounting hardware design.