Polk Signature Series Official Discussion

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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,046
    Don't they have a key-hole on them?
    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 UN75RU710DFXZA,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk LsiM 705
    Center: Polk LSiM 704C
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

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

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES AVR, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc
    Cerwin Vega AT-12 (blasters) Advent Prodigy (listening)
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • ill have to double check, but im pretty sure the S20s have no mounting features at all.
  • HzTweakerHzTweaker Posts: 534
    Rick88 wrote: »

    ^^A lot of speaker for that price.
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    ^^^ Fyi, everyone talks about the Signature towers, but you can start the makings of a pretty nice HT with 2-3 pairs of those big bookies and a center...

    ^ I second that.
    mrloren wrote: »
    Don't they have a key-hole on them?

    ^ They do not have key-holes (S20s)
    2ch rig:
    Speakers: LSi9s with VR3's Fortress mods
    Preamplifier: Parasound P5
    Amplifier: Vincent SP-331
    CDP: Denon 1520
    Cables: Wireworld Equinox 7 XLR ICs, Wireworld Ultraviolet 7 USB
    Benched: Parasound A23
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 5,082
    The S15 has a keyhole.
  • jmbgatorjmbgator Posts: 1
    edited March 2017
    Hi guys- Newbie here and interested in the Signature series. I have a Denon AVR-s720 7.2 receiver rated at 75W per channel (8ohm, 20Hz-20kHz,THD:0.08% 2 channel driven). How well will the receiver drive the signature series speakers? Will I run any risk of clipping? I'm thinking of starting off in a 3.1 setup and maybe upgrade to 5.1 in the future.

    Right now, I'm thinking buying a pair of either S-20 or S-15 bookshelf speakers plus an S-35 center channel speaker.

    Will my receiver handle the requirements for these speakers or will I need to upgrade my amp?

    Appreciate any help. Thanks
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,046
    jmbgator wrote: »
    Hi guys- Newbie here and interested in the Signature series. I have a Denon AVR-s720 7.2 receiver rated at 75W per channel (8ohm, 20Hz-20kHz,THD:0.08% 2 channel driven). How well will the receiver drive the signature series speakers? Will I run any risk of clipping? I'm thinking of starting off in a 3.1 setup and maybe upgrade to 5.1 in the future.

    Right now, I'm thinking buying a pair of either S-20 or S-15 bookshelf speakers plus an S-35 center channel speaker.

    Will my receiver handle the requirements for these speakers or will I need to upgrade my amp?

    Appreciate any help. Thanks

    yes it should be able to.
    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 UN75RU710DFXZA,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk LsiM 705
    Center: Polk LSiM 704C
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

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

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES AVR, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc
    Cerwin Vega AT-12 (blasters) Advent Prodigy (listening)
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,046
    Well after a weekend of tossing the idea through the wife's head and mine I pulled the trigger on the signature set https://www.adorama.com/pkults20c.html?sdtid=9851260&emailprice=t&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_source=rflaid62905

    Yes these are in black and i wanted the brown but for the cost of $800 I could not pass it up.

    Now here is what made the deal. The wife gets to keep the cash that I sell my RTi8's for. I told her I would be lucky to get $200 for them but she still said ok. wonder if she got a new bag have not seen.
    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 UN75RU710DFXZA,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk LsiM 705
    Center: Polk LSiM 704C
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

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

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES AVR, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc
    Cerwin Vega AT-12 (blasters) Advent Prodigy (listening)
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,759
    That is a crazy good deal @mrloren
    Congrats!
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,046
    now for the 7-10 day wait. bummer they don't drop ship from Polk. I would have them by Thursday, Adorama said they ship from NY. Polk is right around the corner in Vista.

    S60 will replace my RTi8
    S30 will replace my CSi-5
    S20 will replace my RTi4 in the bedroom HT

    Which would my best choice for center S30, TSX250C, CSI-3 or CSI5? I am going to start with the S30 as center for the S60 and the TSX250C as the center for the S20.

    any other config thoughts?
    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 UN75RU710DFXZA,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk LsiM 705
    Center: Polk LSiM 704C
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

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

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES AVR, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc
    Cerwin Vega AT-12 (blasters) Advent Prodigy (listening)
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • skrolskrol Posts: 2,781
    I guess I stopped following this thread and missed some good stuff.

    I love the brown walnut. Almost makes me want to give up my LSi15's.
    Stan

    Main 2ch:
    Polk LSi15 (DB840 upgrade), Parasound: P/LD-1100, HCA-1000A; Denon: DVD-2910, DRM-800A; Monster HTS3600-MKII, Grado SR-225i

    HT:
    Marantz SR7010, Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S4, CS250, PSW10 (DXi104 upgrade), Marantz UD5005, Pioneer PL-530, Panasonic TC-P42S60

    Other stuff:
    Denon: DRA-835R, AVR-888, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: S8, Monitor 5A, 5B, TSi100, RM7; Pioneer: CT-6R; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz: PM5004, CD5004, CDR-615; Parasound C/PT-600, HCA-800ii, Sony CDP-, Technics SA 5070, B&W DM601
  • jmbgator wrote: »
    Hi guys- Newbie here and interested in the Signature series. I have a Denon AVR-s720 7.2 receiver rated at 75W per channel (8ohm, 20Hz-20kHz,THD:0.08% 2 channel driven). How well will the receiver drive the signature series speakers? Will I run any risk of clipping? I'm thinking of starting off in a 3.1 setup and maybe upgrade to 5.1 in the future.

    Right now, I'm thinking buying a pair of either S-20 or S-15 bookshelf speakers plus an S-35 center channel speaker.

    Will my receiver handle the requirements for these speakers or will I need to upgrade my amp?

    Appreciate any help. Thanks

    I just bought 2 S60's--I run an 80 Watt Denon and I just put these Polks in the system this afternoon--For my small listening area--I have plenty of power.
    Denon X1200W
    Sony BDP S-590
    Mains Signature S60
    Center Signature S55
    Surrounds Polk RTi-4
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,755
    D2Lo wrote: »
    Thought you guys might like this:
    no1ilrf1x0v9.jpg

    @D2Lo

    Would it be possible to get images like this of each speaker in Polks current line (including the LSiM's).

    It might be helpful going forward when folks are debating between floorstanding models and looking to see how they differ internally (if at all)
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,394
    I know I've seen a cut-away view of either a 705 or 707 before, though neither product page has it.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,416

    @D2Lo

    Would it be possible to get images like this of each speaker in Polks current line (including the LSiM's).

    It might be helpful going forward when folks are debating between floorstanding models and looking to see how they differ internally (if at all)

    Debate the only thing that matters, the sound and not the internal construction.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,755
    F1nut wrote: »

    @D2Lo

    Would it be possible to get images like this of each speaker in Polks current line (including the LSiM's).

    It might be helpful going forward when folks are debating between floorstanding models and looking to see how they differ internally (if at all)

    Debate the only thing that matters, the sound and not the internal construction.

    I dont disagree with you, however folks talk often about things like how the LSiM 707's midrange section is not the same as the LSiM 703's due to the differences in internal space available to the midrange driver, and how that affects the sound ever so slightly.

    Being able to discern that via pictures and not have to dive deep into a forum might be nice.
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,037
    It's not the internal space. It's a sealed vs ported design for the midwoofer that makes the difference.
  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 436
    mrloren wrote: »
    Well after a weekend of tossing the idea through the wife's head and mine I pulled the trigger on the signature set https://www.adorama.com/pkults20c.html?sdtid=9851260&emailprice=t&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_source=rflaid62905

    Yes these are in black and i wanted the brown but for the cost of $800 I could not pass it up.

    Now here is what made the deal. The wife gets to keep the cash that I sell my RTi8's for. I told her I would be lucky to get $200 for them but she still said ok. wonder if she got a new bag have not seen.

    Holy crap! That is a smoking deal. Congrats.
    Living Room
    Yamaha Aventage RX-A 1060, Parasound P5, Parasound A23, Yamaha BD-S681, Cambridge Audio Azur 851N, Polk S60, Polk S30, Samsung 60" LED

    Office
    Yamaha A-S501, Auralic Aries Mini, LSiM 703s

    Douglas Connection ICs and Cables
  • D2LoD2Lo Posts: 353
    mrloren wrote: »
    Well after a weekend of tossing the idea through the wife's head and mine I pulled the trigger on the signature set https://www.adorama.com/pkults20c.html?sdtid=9851260&emailprice=t&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_source=rflaid62905

    Yes these are in black and i wanted the brown but for the cost of $800 I could not pass it up.

    Now here is what made the deal. The wife gets to keep the cash that I sell my RTi8's for. I told her I would be lucky to get $200 for them but she still said ok. wonder if she got a new bag have not seen.

    Happy wife, happy life :smile:

    Michael DiTullo
    Chief Design Officer
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,046
    So far these S60 are hitting the sweet spot and I just got them. It's normal for when I listen to music grandma gets her potato self off the couch and goes to her room. I played Scorpions moment of glory and she kicked back and listened to it. So far the wife has not gone into witch mode.

    I did turn off Audyssey and flipped the switch on the sub off for Rush 2112. Put my Marantz SR5010 in pure direct mode. Bass was nice tight highs did not want to make my ears bleed at all. I like this CD for testing, it goes all over the place from hair metal rocking to nice soft waterfall with some acoustic added in.

    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 UN75RU710DFXZA,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk LsiM 705
    Center: Polk LSiM 704C
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

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

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES AVR, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc
    Cerwin Vega AT-12 (blasters) Advent Prodigy (listening)
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,531
    F1nut wrote: »

    @D2Lo

    Would it be possible to get images like this of each speaker in Polks current line (including the LSiM's).

    It might be helpful going forward when folks are debating between floorstanding models and looking to see how they differ internally (if at all)

    Debate the only thing that matters, the sound and not the internal construction.

    Amen.

    The late Allen Wright designed and sold a (rather nice, actually) solid state phono preamp under the brand name JLTi: Just Listen To it.
    http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue28/jlti_phono.htm

    It all begins -- and ends -- with listening.


  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,416
    The internal construction does have an impact on the sound. If the internals are off, the sound will suffer. The speaker cut a way picture says, "Our product was carefully designed."

    Not insult you or Polk, but to me it says generic crossover parts, MDF and minimal damping.

    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,416
    Tough business indeed.

    I think for forum members it's cool to see stuff like that, but I think for the average consumer it's better to just show them the money shots.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • VSAT88VSAT88 Posts: 709
    I am with Jesse on this one. If desired could a purchaser remove the pieces so they could be painted Black?

    Could the average individual remove and reinstall the face plate without breaking it?

    I have not read this thread all the way thru however my Wife has a I Phone 6, Daughter I Phone something, cant remember..My Mom has the I Phone too, I have a Samsung S6 Edge + (the only Android holdout) And we all have different covers...Everyone likes their own colors, accessory's and what not. Now, if a speaker could be changed by buying accessory items for a price would we not have a modern speaker that could be changed old school or to whatever else we may desire at any given ? Just a thought while reading.
  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 2,035
    Sinus Faber Chameleon has interchangeable side panels.
  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 436
    mrloren wrote: »
    So far these S60 are hitting the sweet spot and I just got them. It's normal for when I listen to music grandma gets her potato self off the couch and goes to her room. I played Scorpions moment of glory and she kicked back and listened to it. So far the wife has not gone into witch mode.

    I did turn off Audyssey and flipped the switch on the sub off for Rush 2112. Put my Marantz SR5010 in pure direct mode. Bass was nice tight highs did not want to make my ears bleed at all. I like this CD for testing, it goes all over the place from hair metal rocking to nice soft waterfall with some acoustic added in.

    Congratulations on the 60s. Looks like they survived shipping. You like them now you will love them later.
    Living Room
    Yamaha Aventage RX-A 1060, Parasound P5, Parasound A23, Yamaha BD-S681, Cambridge Audio Azur 851N, Polk S60, Polk S30, Samsung 60" LED

    Office
    Yamaha A-S501, Auralic Aries Mini, LSiM 703s

    Douglas Connection ICs and Cables
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,195
    Any speaker with a rear port is going to be hard to place close to a wall. Down firing ports on bigger speakers like the Sig series can get closer to a wall, but not against it as that bottom port still throws out in all directions.

    If you need something super close or against a wall, a front port in a speaker is probably your best bet.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
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