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  • firsttimerfirsttimer Posts: 87
    Running all mine through Denon avrx 3300 and works great
  • felipefelipe Posts: 420
    Ctxx24 wrote: »
    felipe wrote: »
    Ctxx24 wrote: »
    Nice.. I see u got the 30 also I like mine alot..
    Yeah I was a bit skeptical about the S35 with the 3” drivers, so I got the S30 instead...plus it costs less ;) . I’m happy with it too.

    My first impressions of the 55s...they are a great sounding speaker. With music, they have good dynamics and soundstaging/imaging...better than the S15s I was using ( guess that could be expected lol ). As for bass...it is tight, clean with good detail/clarity...and ample enough to not need a sub IMO music (at least in my setup). With movies, the bass actually creates a “tactile” feel...explosions and such have actual “impact” ( not room shaking, but enough to be felt ). As for depth, they can reach as low as 30hz with usable output ( again, not room shaking, but definitely present ). The dual PSW 108s I was using achieved this as well with noticable more output ( not significantly more ), but with less control and definition...noticeably more muddy and sloppy.

    Can the S55s be used without a sub/subs? IMO, in an apartment/condo setting,you can get away with not using subs. They can create an acceptable “tactile” experience, with enough usable depth to not take too much away from movie soundtracks.

    Awesome glad ya like em.. I think they are great also they look good.. Your setup looks good..
    Thanks Ctxx24...they sound great too ;)

    Hey kadetime...I’m running S55s S30 center S15 surrounds and S10 heights on my Onkyo AVR...seems to power them just fine ;), but like mrloren said...more power is always better lol. In other words, go with the most watts you can afford...couldn’t hurt ;)
    My Setup: Onkyo TX-NR676, Polk Signature S60 Fronts w/ S30 Center and S55 Rears and S10 Heights, Sony 4K Player, Sony 65”4k TV

    My Folks Setup: Sony STR DH130,Klipsch RP-150M, Sony 3D blue ray player, VIZIO 55" TV.
  • felipefelipe Posts: 420
    I just want to comment on how good these S55s are. Let’s just say that I’m not missing my subs at all! Sure, the S55s dont dig to “ real subwoofer” depths, but what bass they do produce is powerful yet very natural sounding...they only play what’s there ( within their limits of course ). Of course,I’m coming from PSW108s...the bottom of the barrel sub. I can only imagine how they will sound with an SVS or HSU...out of my reach unfortunately ( and no space...unless I go with SB1000s lol :p )
    My Setup: Onkyo TX-NR676, Polk Signature S60 Fronts w/ S30 Center and S55 Rears and S10 Heights, Sony 4K Player, Sony 65”4k TV

    My Folks Setup: Sony STR DH130,Klipsch RP-150M, Sony 3D blue ray player, VIZIO 55" TV.
  • Ctxx24Ctxx24 Posts: 66
    felipe wrote: »
    I just want to comment on how good these S55s are. Let’s just say that I’m not missing my subs at all! Sure, the S55s dont dig to “ real subwoofer” depths, but what bass they do produce is powerful yet very natural sounding...they only play what’s there ( within their limits of course ). Of course,I’m coming from PSW108s...the bottom of the barrel sub. I can only imagine how they will sound with an SVS or HSU...out of my reach unfortunately ( and no space...unless I go with SB1000s lol :p )

    Don't get a 1000 lol save for a hsu..
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,440
    Ctxx24 wrote: »
    felipe wrote: »
    I just want to comment on how good these S55s are. Let’s just say that I’m not missing my subs at all! Sure, the S55s dont dig to “ real subwoofer” depths, but what bass they do produce is powerful yet very natural sounding...they only play what’s there ( within their limits of course ). Of course,I’m coming from PSW108s...the bottom of the barrel sub. I can only imagine how they will sound with an SVS or HSU...out of my reach unfortunately ( and no space...unless I go with SB1000s lol :p )

    Don't get a 1000 lol save for a hsu..

    A HSH VTF-1 is a darn good sub, @400 hard to beat. and ULS15 is small but will pack a nice punch.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva BasX-A300
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk CSi-A6
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk T15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • felipefelipe Posts: 420
    I can’t believe I did this...but this am I pulled the trigger and ordered S60s :o . It was a deal I couldn’t pass up...not much more $ than the S55s I got. From what I’ve read about these and what a few here have stated, I won’t be disappointed.
    My Setup: Onkyo TX-NR676, Polk Signature S60 Fronts w/ S30 Center and S55 Rears and S10 Heights, Sony 4K Player, Sony 65”4k TV

    My Folks Setup: Sony STR DH130,Klipsch RP-150M, Sony 3D blue ray player, VIZIO 55" TV.
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,671
    ^^good move.
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk Signature S60's;Cables: Wireworld Eclipse IC; Audioquest Big Sur IC; Zu Audio Mission speaker cables; PS Audio AC-3 power cords, all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; SDA2BTL's, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage.

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  • firsttimerfirsttimer Posts: 87
    felipe wrote: »
    I can’t believe I did this...but this am I pulled the trigger and ordered S60s :o . It was a deal I couldn’t pass up...not much more $ than the S55s I got. From what I’ve read about these and what a few here have stated, I won’t be disappointed.

    Let us know your thoughts when you get them
  • halohalo Posts: 4,316
    felipe wrote: »
    I can’t believe I did this...but this am I pulled the trigger and ordered S60s :o . It was a deal I couldn’t pass up...not much more $ than the S55s I got. From what I’ve read about these and what a few here have stated, I won’t be disappointed.

    Very B) man. I think you'll be pleased :)
  • TopperDudeTopperDude Posts: 52
    looks great. Can't wait to hear your thoughts.
  • felipefelipe Posts: 420
    ^^good move.
    halo wrote: »
    felipe wrote: »
    I can’t believe I did this...but this am I pulled the trigger and ordered S60s :o . It was a deal I couldn’t pass up...not much more $ than the S55s I got. From what I’ve read about these and what a few here have stated, I won’t be disappointed.

    Very B) man. I think you'll be pleased :)

    Motorhead and halo...you nailed it ;) . I know I said that with the 55s I didn’t miss my subs. Now, having the 60s in the front and the 55s in the rear, not only do I not miss the subs, I don’t really need or want subs! To test these, I watched Interstellar, WOTW and EoT and these 60s did not disappoint...definitely more low-end output than the 55s..more tactile and goes noticably deeper in the frequency range. I would have to agree with the people that say with the 60s a sub is not required :) .

    With having the 55s as rears, I was kinda weary that my AVR wouldn’t have the juice, but as far as I can tell it’s doing just fine...got the 55s crossed over at 40Hz. Im glad I got these 60s for the price I paid...thanks to all who recommended them to me :) .

    My Setup: Onkyo TX-NR676, Polk Signature S60 Fronts w/ S30 Center and S55 Rears and S10 Heights, Sony 4K Player, Sony 65”4k TV

    My Folks Setup: Sony STR DH130,Klipsch RP-150M, Sony 3D blue ray player, VIZIO 55" TV.
  • halohalo Posts: 4,316
    felipe wrote: »

    Motorhead and halo...you nailed it ;) . I know I said that with the 55s I didn’t miss my subs. Now, having the 60s in the front and the 55s in the rear, not only do I not miss the subs, I don’t really need or want subs! To test these, I watched Interstellar, WOTW and EoT and these 60s did not disappoint...definitely more low-end output than the 55s..more tactile and goes noticably deeper in the frequency range. I would have to agree with the people that say with the 60s a sub is not required :) .

    With having the 55s as rears, I was kinda weary that my AVR wouldn’t have the juice, but as far as I can tell it’s doing just fine...got the 55s crossed over at 40Hz. Im glad I got these 60s for the price I paid...thanks to all who recommended them to me :) .

    Glad you are liking them! I haven't heard a pair of front speakers that can take the place of a dedicated, self-powered, sub in a HT. The powered sub will alleviate the load your AVR is trying to handle all by its lonesome. For 2-channel music, I think the S60s do a great job. My current HT is also only my 2-channel setup so I have no complaints there but, I live in an apartment and I try to be respectful of my neighbors. If I lived in a house, I'd have a sub, or two, playing along with the S60s to cover the lowest octaves which the S60s cannot reproduce on their own.

    Enjoy!
  • firsttimerfirsttimer Posts: 87
    I run my two s60 with two subs, loved my them
  • firsttimerfirsttimer Posts: 87
    Loving them damn spell check
  • MilitoMilito Posts: 85
    edited July 29
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    Not near the setup most of you have, but here's a picture of my S55's, S30, 505 sub and my RX-A2070. I hope to get a better sub by the first of the year.

  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,227
    That's a tasteful room.
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  • MilitoMilito Posts: 85
    Thanks, I just wish it was a little wider as I really don't have room for 2 subs. If I put one to the right of the right speaker it would be too small a space to walk thru the entrance to the hall.
  • halohalo Posts: 4,316
    F1nut wrote: »
    That's a tasteful room.
    Agree!
    Milito wrote: »
    6evy54e1t50v.jpg
    Not near the setup most of you have, but here's a picture of my S55's, S30, 505 sub and my RX-A2070. I hope to get a better sub by the first of the year.
    Very nice looking room and well proportioned for speaker placement (neither of the front speakers is too close to the side walls). As for having dual subs, look into the cylinder subs from SVS (small footprint with BIG sound).

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    https://svsound.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjwy_XaBRAWEiwApfjKHupTbz4ybD2aHELrkEY3EyWvUqUCgICRNi1ffziL84hN94W7EIbpvhoCC5cQAvD_BwE
  • MilitoMilito Posts: 85
    edited July 30
    What you don't see in the picture is on the right side of the room at the other end of the sofa are stairs and the room opens up to them. So both side aren't the same.

    My wife already didn't like the taller speakers I bought when she was out of town (better to ask forgiveness after the buying them than asking if she would mind if I got them) so I don't think I need to try my luck with taller sub woofers. Although she did admit S55's sounded better.

    I probably get a Monoprice 10" when they get back in stock or a VTF-2 MK5. Not a fan of the 505 I have now.

    Thanks anyway for the suggestion.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,496
    edited July 30
    Milito wrote: »
    What you don't see in the picture is on the right side of the room at the other end of the sofa are stairs and the room opens up to them. So both side aren't the same.

    My wife already didn't like the taller speakers I bought when she was out of town (better to ask forgiveness after the buying them than asking if she would mind if I got them) so I don't think I need to try my luck with taller sub woofers. Although she did admit S55's sounded better.

    I probably get a Monoprice 10" when they get back in stock or a VTF-2 MK5. Not a fan of the 505 I have now.

    Thanks anyway for the suggestion.

    definitely get that HSU! Established sub, a bunch of us have had a similar model and loved it. I had an older VTF-3r and it was the best combo (music and movies) sub that I ever had. I traded it for my current SVS (which is a close second) only because it was front firing and fit in my built ins. The wife definitely likes that...
    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
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,440
    ^^^^AGREE 100%^^^^

    The HSU is an awesome sub. I have a VTF3 and love it. It replaced a VTF2MK2 which did extremely well.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva BasX-A300
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk CSi-A6
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk T15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • MilitoMilito Posts: 85
    Has anyone on here tried the Monolith 10 THX?
  • Ctxx24Ctxx24 Posts: 66
    Milito wrote: »
    Has anyone on here tried the Monolith 10 THX?

    Not the 10 but the 12 and 15 are amazing..
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,440
    I would take the HSU any day over the Monoprice stuff. Look at the pricing differences on top your getting more proven sub with the HSU

    12" HSU VTF2MK5 is $539
    12" Monoprice is $799

    So for the price of a 12" Monoprice sub you could get the VTF3MK5 and hear your dishes rattle.

    All my HSU subs have blended well with my Signatures. VTF2MK2 did well with my S60 and the VTF3MK5 does wonders. My S20's I have paired with a STF2 that blends perfect.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva BasX-A300
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk CSi-A6
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk T15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • Ctxx24Ctxx24 Posts: 66
    The mono price 15 is very close to a 16 ultra for almost half the price...no way I would consider the the svs... If it wasent for their warranties and trade in.. Their stuff wouldn't sell like it does..
  • Ctxx24Ctxx24 Posts: 66
    mrloren wrote: »
    I would take the HSU any day over the Monoprice stuff. Look at the pricing differences on top your getting more proven sub with the HSU

    12" HSU VTF2MK5 is $539
    12" Monoprice is $799

    So for the price of a 12" Monoprice sub you could get the VTF3MK5 and hear your dishes rattle.

    All my HSU subs have blended well with my Signatures. VTF2MK2 did well with my S60 and the VTF3MK5 does wonders. My S20's I have paired with a STF2 that blends perfect.

    That monoprice 12 will literally crush the vtf2
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,563
    edited July 30
    Literally
    :lol:
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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,440
    Ctxx24 wrote: »
    mrloren wrote: »
    I would take the HSU any day over the Monoprice stuff. Look at the pricing differences on top your getting more proven sub with the HSU

    12" HSU VTF2MK5 is $539
    12" Monoprice is $799

    So for the price of a 12" Monoprice sub you could get the VTF3MK5 and hear your dishes rattle.

    All my HSU subs have blended well with my Signatures. VTF2MK2 did well with my S60 and the VTF3MK5 does wonders. My S20's I have paired with a STF2 that blends perfect.

    That monoprice 12 will literally crush the vtf2

    I would like to hear/see that. HSU are very good subs, so something in their price range to top it would be amazing.

    I'm only stating my opinion, I've never had the chance to hear the Monoprice sub offerings. Till I do I will suggest HSU or SVS, proven deep clean bass that last.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva BasX-A300
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk CSi-A6
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk T15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,100
    When you hear that Monoprice 12 literally crush the VTF2, your head will literally explode.
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