Polk Signature Series Official Discussion

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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,326
    Yes just for calibration.. Audyssey was over compensating for the added bass coming from the S60 and sounded like a hollow crud when set to small. Found Audyssey was setting a deep valley right at the 80hz mark. http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/178067/an-audyssey-question#latest

    couple of towels in the power port and solved. I still need to re-calibrate with the fridge unplugged to get rid of the low mark on the left speaker.
    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
  • matemikematemike Posts: 2
    edited July 2017
    Went all through this thread, learned A LOT but didn't find exactly what I want to know.

    I'll be getting a pair of S15's for my front L/R speakers placed 5 ft height, and 8 ft apart. Restricted to those because I need to hang the left one from a cabinet and I don't want to use a big bracket. No room for floor speakers.

    Will a S35 center or a S30 suit me better with the S15 5.25" fronts?

    Placing the S35 would be slightly easier, but I can fit either speaker in my HT setup. S30 is a little cheaper and seems to be the consensus being the more traditional center speaker. I've only seen in preferred over the S35 in this thread when using S20's or floors, but I won't have those. Would the S30 still be my best bet considering the S15's will be my fronts?

    Room is 20x25x12
    50% FM radio at low volumes
    20% Sports on TV
    20% Movies and TV shows
    10% blasting music

    I do have a sub and rear surrounds for 5.1
    Post edited by matemike on
  • i think i would get a S30. from what i have noticed in general 2 larger speakers seem to have a fuller sound than several smaller ones. personally i would not want anything smaller than 5 and a quarter inch woofers.

    if you get the s30 you will also have the same exact woofer in your fronts and center which i think would be a plus.
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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,326
    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...
    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
  • matemikematemike Posts: 2
    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...

    Thank you gentlemen...

    Or a 4 x 5.25" woofer center = S45

    you know, to rival the Klipsch RP-450.
    did I just say a bad word?
  • msgmsg Posts: 5,919
    mrloren wrote: »
    Come on Polk make a 6.5" Signature (S40 is open) Center speaker pretty please. I will even beta test it...

    Loren, you're just itching for an excuse to build aNOTHER entertainment center aren't you? :)
    I disabled signatures.
  • msgmsg Posts: 5,919
    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.
    I disabled signatures.
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,326
    edited July 2017
    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!

    I'm not that much of a **********. and I would use a hand saw.

    Tweeter is not center so it's a big NO.

    Now if Polk wanted to make one and needed a beta test I would do it for free :)
    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: 2,326
    msg wrote: »
    mrloren wrote: »
    Come on Polk make a 6.5" Signature (S40 is open) Center speaker pretty please. I will even beta test it...

    Loren, you're just itching for an excuse to build aNOTHER entertainment center aren't you? :)

    Oh yeah,, but the one I have now will fit a 706C with 1/8" to spare on top
    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
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,760
    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!

    I think not. :#
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    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 13,189
    F1nut wrote: »
    Gotta be in the top ten dumbest things I've seen suggested here.

    I just had a flashback of the hillbilly...
    "Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music." ~ Ronald Reagan

    “I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God.” ~ Johnny Cash




  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 5,094
    I seriously consideref using an RTA 8T as a center. No cutting, but woulda been Big League!
  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 546
    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.
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,637
    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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  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 13,189
    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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    "Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music." ~ Ronald Reagan

    “I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God.” ~ Johnny Cash




  • halohalo Posts: 5,575
    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
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,724
    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; S60'S, 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.

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  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 13,189
    I think the white looks classy, as well as making the drivers stand out more.
    "Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music." ~ Ronald Reagan

    “I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God.” ~ Johnny Cash




  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,326
    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
  • msgmsg Posts: 5,919
    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.
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,887
    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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  • D2LoD2Lo Posts: 353
    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...
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,039
    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.
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,326
    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
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,938
    Sorry guys, white speakers are "ugh" to me.
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