Polk Signature Series Official Discussion

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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: 60
    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: 1,382
    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,
    Marantz SR5010, 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 TC80i
    Rear: Polk MC80
    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: 2,546
    ^^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: 4,080
    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: 38
    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: 4,080
    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
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