Monitor 40 Identification Question

Hey Folks!

I have the opportunity to grab some Monitor 40's really cheap today. My issue? The sticker on the back of these particular speakers says "Monitor 40", not "Monitor 40 Series II". They are only a few years old, and when I do a google image search I definitely see what LOOK LIKE some Monitor 40 Series II's with the sticker that just says "Monitor 40". Are these older/different speakers? They obviously sound just fine. Thoughts?

Thanks in advance!
Home Theater:
Yamaha RX-V377 AVR
Polk Monitor 70 Series II (Front)
Polk Monitor 15C (Center)
Polk Monitor 40 (Rear)
Polk PSW-110 (Sub)
LG 60" Plasma (6650)

Comments

  • Gurm42Gurm42 Posts: 29
    I just did a poll of eBay and definitely am finding "Monitor 40" models. Is this an older line? I thought the original "Monitor" line was VERY old, and these look modern.
    Home Theater:
    Yamaha RX-V377 AVR
    Polk Monitor 70 Series II (Front)
    Polk Monitor 15C (Center)
    Polk Monitor 40 (Rear)
    Polk PSW-110 (Sub)
    LG 60" Plasma (6650)
  • Gurm42Gurm42 Posts: 29
    Ok looks like I've found my answer, but feel free to correct me...

    Monitor ran until about a decade ago, went away briefly and during that time TSi was it's successor, then Monitor Series II came out, then was replaced by Monitor #5*? No idea what the current iteration is, but...

    In this case it went...

    Monitor 40
    TSi200
    Monitor 40 Series II
    Monitor 45B
    ??

    Am I on the mark here?
    Home Theater:
    Yamaha RX-V377 AVR
    Polk Monitor 70 Series II (Front)
    Polk Monitor 15C (Center)
    Polk Monitor 40 (Rear)
    Polk PSW-110 (Sub)
    LG 60" Plasma (6650)
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,589
    edited September 19
    Yes the monitor 40 and 40 series two are almost identical. In fact I think the series two was designed exclusively for Newegg (Adorama seems to have taken their place as the online Polk liquidator of Choice) with only slight cosmetic changes.

    The TSi series is a completely different series. Lies between the monitor and RTiA series.

    The 45b is a slightly newer and different iteration, and was discontinued after a very short run.

    In short, the speakers you are getting are fine and will match your current speakers.
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio Nova Integrated; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Emit 10 + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; LG UP870 4K BDP

    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; Audiosource Amp Two, PSB Imagine B, Boston VR-10 center, NHT Super One CI surrounds, ACI Titan subwoofer, Squeezebox Touch
  • Gurm42Gurm42 Posts: 29
    They sound awesome. Too bad I just grabbed a set of RTi6 which sound better, so they'll end up moving upstairs...
    Home Theater:
    Yamaha RX-V377 AVR
    Polk Monitor 70 Series II (Front)
    Polk Monitor 15C (Center)
    Polk Monitor 40 (Rear)
    Polk PSW-110 (Sub)
    LG 60" Plasma (6650)
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