Monitor 70 II?

I would like to get some feedback on the Polk Monitor 70 II line of speakers. I like to listen to jazz, classic rock, blues and classical music and wonder if these are right for me? Right now I have a pair of BIC DV64's but they don't give me the bass that I would like. My room is about 15'X15' with hardwood floors and right now I'm running a NAD 3140 receiver which puts out 40w RMS per channel. I plan to upgrade soon to either classic Marantz or Sansui receiver with at least 50 watts RMS. I am looking for a pair of Polks that will give me highs that are not overly bright, good mids and bass without having to add a sub-woofer.(I'm not talking about Cerwin-Vega booming bass!). There are some pretty good deals out there right now on the Monitor 70's and I want to move before they are gone!

Answers

  • Not much help here. :/
  • natchienatchie Posts: 9
    Hi I have Monitor 70 speeakers bought about 5 years ago...I like them and find them giving me enough bass. I recently bought a much praised Elac UniFi 5B bookshelf speakers and wow, I find the Monitor to be superior with the bass output.
  • arekonarekon Posts: 77
    your receiver gives 40wpc and you want to upgrade to 50wpc?
    im just a mere enthusiast on good days, but why not go bigger. 80-100wpc at 2 channels driven should treat you and your 70 ll's more proper..
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,403
    Mine didn't start sounding really good until I gave them 200 watts.
    Parlor: ifi iDSD Micro*Yamaha RX-A2030*Parasound Halo P5*Parasound Halo A-31*Parasound 2250v2*Emotiva XPA-200 Gen1*LSiM707 Fronts*LSiM706c Center*LSiM702f/x Surrounds*Monitor70 Series II Rears*Monitor40 Series II Presence*SVS PB2000 Sub X2*OPPO BDP-103D*Sony PS3*Samsung-55" LED 1080p Smart 3D HDTV UN55H7150AFXZA*TEAC TN-300*Wireworld Solstice cables* Wireworld Stratus power cables*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*BJC Silver-Plated IC's* Bens Silver IC's

    Dungeon: Dancer Mini-Two Diamond*Auralic Aries Mini*Dayens Ampino Preamp*Dayens Ampino Monoblocks*North Star Intenso DAC*Wireworld Oasis cables*Wireworld Oasis IC's*Wireworld Aurora power cables*IFI nano IDSD bl*Pangea Silver USB*Cambridge CXU*

    Panamax MR5100*Panamax M8-AV-PRO*Furman PST-2+6

    Headgear: Sennheiser HD 558*Audio-Technica ATH-M40x*Sennheiser HD 598 Cs*Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7*Philips SHP9500S* Sennheiser 6xx

    Hello Kitty boombox

    Spare sortta: Usher N-6361* ifi iDsd nano*Marantz 1504* RX-A1040*Emotiva XPA-1L Gen2 X2*Emotiva XPA-3 Gen2*CSiA6 Center*Monitor40 Series II*SVS PB1000 Sub*Sony BDPS6500 Blu-ray player*POS 37" LCD*Douglas Connection Furez 12 AWG 2 Conductor*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*Samsung BD-H5900 3D Blu-Ray*Usher N-6361


    Self Control is over rated.
    Mr. Sharpe wrote: »
    Meh these were extra $70 as an open box item so it didn’t much to me either way:)

  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,191
    you guys are too hung up on watts. The OP said a CLASSIC Marantz or Sansui, which 50 watts to those old school receivers is about 100 roughly by todays standards.

    You should be fine with the NAD or other classic receivers you mentioned. The Monitor line is pretty easy to drive. It's hard for us to tell you if you'll like them though, we all have different preferences, rooms, associated gear and we can't hear what you do.

    Generally speaking, they do provide ample amounts of bass and the brightness really depends on your associated gear and cables. Given your choices of receivers so far, I'd say that's a welcome match.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    Tad 803 bookies
    Polk 500 surrounds
    Polk s35 center
    SVS SB-2000
    Sonos

    Music-

    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k 1403 amp
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    ERA D5 bookies

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable
  • arekonarekon Posts: 77
    edited May 2017
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Mine didn't start sounding really good until I gave them 200 watts.

    what did ya give em?

    in the future, might as well mention amps and ohms as well.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,403
    edited May 2017
    Parasound Halo A-3 but ran through everyone of the amps in the first system in my sig until I stoped at the A-3.
    Parlor: ifi iDSD Micro*Yamaha RX-A2030*Parasound Halo P5*Parasound Halo A-31*Parasound 2250v2*Emotiva XPA-200 Gen1*LSiM707 Fronts*LSiM706c Center*LSiM702f/x Surrounds*Monitor70 Series II Rears*Monitor40 Series II Presence*SVS PB2000 Sub X2*OPPO BDP-103D*Sony PS3*Samsung-55" LED 1080p Smart 3D HDTV UN55H7150AFXZA*TEAC TN-300*Wireworld Solstice cables* Wireworld Stratus power cables*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*BJC Silver-Plated IC's* Bens Silver IC's

    Dungeon: Dancer Mini-Two Diamond*Auralic Aries Mini*Dayens Ampino Preamp*Dayens Ampino Monoblocks*North Star Intenso DAC*Wireworld Oasis cables*Wireworld Oasis IC's*Wireworld Aurora power cables*IFI nano IDSD bl*Pangea Silver USB*Cambridge CXU*

    Panamax MR5100*Panamax M8-AV-PRO*Furman PST-2+6

    Headgear: Sennheiser HD 558*Audio-Technica ATH-M40x*Sennheiser HD 598 Cs*Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7*Philips SHP9500S* Sennheiser 6xx

    Hello Kitty boombox

    Spare sortta: Usher N-6361* ifi iDsd nano*Marantz 1504* RX-A1040*Emotiva XPA-1L Gen2 X2*Emotiva XPA-3 Gen2*CSiA6 Center*Monitor40 Series II*SVS PB1000 Sub*Sony BDPS6500 Blu-ray player*POS 37" LCD*Douglas Connection Furez 12 AWG 2 Conductor*Blue Jeans Cable LC-1's IC's*Samsung BD-H5900 3D Blu-Ray*Usher N-6361


    Self Control is over rated.
    Mr. Sharpe wrote: »
    Meh these were extra $70 as an open box item so it didn’t much to me either way:)

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