Polk Signature Series Official Discussion

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  • deronb1
    deronb1 Posts: 5,039
    I seriously consideref using an RTA 8T as a center. No cutting, but woulda been Big League!
  • rburgess714
    rburgess714 Posts: 601
    msg wrote: »
    I do have to wonder how the S35 and S30 compare. @DSkip or anyone else who's had ears on both - is it just a profile build difference, or does one offer a performance improvement over the other? Can't remember whether @rburgess714 tried both when he was auditioning speakers for his system.

    No, I didn't audition I just ordered. Liked the size and placement options in my cabinet.
    Living Room
    Parasound HINT 6, Yamaha Aventage RX-A 1060, Yamaha BD-S681, Cambridge Audio Azur 851N, Polk S60, Polk S30, Samsung 60" LED

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  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,668
    mrloren wrote: »
    double that for the S30.. I like mine and that is from a guy who went from a CSi5 monster to the S30.

    Come on Polk make a 6.5" Signature (S40 is open) Center speaker pretty please. I will even beta test it...

    You could always get a another Signature S60 or a S55 and lay it on its side and use it as a center, maybe even cut out the middle section below the speakers with a circular saw and then glue the power port in side ways. If there is a will, there is a diy way!

    Is that possible, or were you attempting humor?
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    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
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  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    Rick88 wrote: »
    While browsing the internet for pics of the Signature Series, it appears they will be available in white in England. I think they look great in white and Polk should offer the option in the US. B)

    https://www.whathifi.com/news/polk-launches-magnifi-max-soundbar-and-signature-range-loudspeakers

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    I like the white as well. I'm glad they went with the black grill cloth and not the gray grill cloth. Bring 'em stateside @D2Lo
  • motorhead43026
    motorhead43026 Posts: 3,779
    The white would be ideal in a modern, minimalist setting.
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk SDA2BTL's; LAT International speaker cables, ZU Mission IC's and power cables all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    Other; M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All vintage Polk have had crossover rebuilds and tweeter upgrades.

    There are three things that give a man a false sense of courage, a keyboard, alcohol and a firearm.
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    It is imperative that we recognize that an opinion is not a fact.
  • mrloren
    mrloren Posts: 2,386
    Yeah, I saw these at Polk in Vista. Nice speaker. If I had my choice I would get the brown out of the 3.
    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
  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,595
    Rick88 wrote: »
    I think the white looks classy, as well as making the drivers stand out more.
    Hoth Edition, ready to jam
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    I disabled signatures.
  • mikeyb128
    mikeyb128 Posts: 2,886
    The white looks awesome. Not my thing, but I bet I could get used to it.
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  • if i had a all white room with white carpet, that is probably about the only time i would like to have white speakers. there kind of cool but i think i would regret buying white speakers.
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  • D2Lo
    D2Lo Posts: 352
    edited July 2017
    halo wrote: »
    Rick88 wrote: »
    While browsing the internet for pics of the Signature Series, it appears they will be available in white in England. I think they look great in white and Polk should offer the option in the US. B)

    https://www.whathifi.com/news/polk-launches-magnifi-max-soundbar-and-signature-range-loudspeakers

    uavl1rpneg73.jpg
    cl5k3cjcfy9h.jpg


    I like the white as well. I'm glad they went with the black grill cloth and not the gray grill cloth. Bring 'em stateside @D2Lo

    That grille cloth color was the subject of much debate. A few dozen whites, blacks, and grays were tested. The only way to get the white grille cloth to look right was to back it, which effected the sound, so we ended up going dark to ensure they sounded the same across colors. Hypothetically someone might have black or brown front stages and center with white surrounds on the wall. Not sure if they will come stateside though. In Europe a very large portion of speakers sold are white so it was a must for that market. In the US people always seem to ask for them, but historically they don't sell as well, though I know a lot of the employees have wanted them in white...
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,224
    White looks cool and these look mighty cool. But that effect for me will wear off in about an hour after they were home.

    At least they didn't do hooker red grill cloth.
  • mrloren
    mrloren Posts: 2,386
    The RTi4 I have at work are white. When I got them they were about 50% of the cost of cherry or black.
    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
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    White hides the dust better than the brown or the black ;)
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    @DSkip - Can you order the Signature Series speakers in White?
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,114
    Sorry guys, white speakers are "ugh" to me.
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  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,322
    Not a fan of the white myself....looks too much like Bose white.
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    Polk FX500 surrounds

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  • motorhead43026
    motorhead43026 Posts: 3,779
    tonyb wrote: »
    Not a fan of the white myself....looks too much like Bose white.

    As opposed to Bose black or Bose Walnut.

    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk SDA2BTL's; LAT International speaker cables, ZU Mission IC's and power cables all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    Other; M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All vintage Polk have had crossover rebuilds and tweeter upgrades.

    There are three things that give a man a false sense of courage, a keyboard, alcohol and a firearm.
    Motorhead, 4.12.20

    It is imperative that we recognize that an opinion is not a fact.
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    edited July 2017
    F1nut wrote: »
    Sorry guys, white speakers are "ugh" to me.
    That's cool man, you don't have to like the White speakers. Different strokes for different folks :)

  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,114
    So Victor, white speakers matter?
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    President of Club Polk

  • codycatalist
    codycatalist Posts: 2,661
    Im a third, not a fan of white. They are "too loud" for me...and the music isn't even playing yet?!?!

    I do love the brown signature line though.
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  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    F1nut wrote: »
    So Victor, white speakers matter?

    I think they ALL matter Jesse :)
  • mrloren
    mrloren Posts: 2,386
    Color does not matter, sound matters. Color comes 2nd. That's why I have the black walnut, brown would have been a lot better color match but could not pass on the Adorama deal

    The white would look cool maybe in some houses but not mine. Then again they would blend well out in the living room with the white sofa. Wife wouldn't even know they are there for months.
    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
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    mrloren wrote: »
    Color does not matter, sound matters. Color comes 2nd. That's why I have the black walnut, brown would have been a lot better color match but could not pass on the Adorama deal

    The white would look cool maybe in some houses but not mine. Then again they would blend well out in the living room with the white sofa. Wife wouldn't even know they are there for months.

    You must be new here 'cuz EVERYTHING matters my friend! It's all about the synergy baby :)
  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,671
    edited July 2017
    'K .......I live in a hand hewn log cabin. White clad speakers will stand out like a cold sore on a super models lip.

  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,595
    So what you're saying, Russ, is that they're your Kryptonite.
    I disabled signatures.
  • mrloren
    mrloren Posts: 2,386
    halo wrote: »
    mrloren wrote: »
    Color does not matter, sound matters. Color comes 2nd. That's why I have the black walnut, brown would have been a lot better color match but could not pass on the Adorama deal

    The white would look cool maybe in some houses but not mine. Then again they would blend well out in the living room with the white sofa. Wife wouldn't even know they are there for months.

    You must be new here 'cuz EVERYTHING matters my friend! It's all about the synergy baby :)

    haha only been a member for like 11 years or so.

    Don't think I would have gotten the white if that was my choice when I got my S60.
    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
  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,671
    msg wrote: »
    So what you're saying, Russ, is that they're your Kryptonite.

    Close! I've seen and heard some uglya$$ speakers that sounded great. I've seen some works of art that fell flat......

    In this sense....colourful speakers have their place in certain environments.
    Are they statement furniture pieces? Or are they designed for function over fashion........??
  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,671
    Addendum: Shady Skip had a set up at LSAF with a set of Rossos.. Roseos. Roscoes....??? The cabinets and side panel colours were "unconventional".
    But the sound...The Music!... bella provissimo!