Polk Signature Series Official Discussion

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  • jdavidjdavid Posts: 46
    Looking for several suggestions for speaker stands for S20. Someone mentioned Skylan , which seem a little pricey. What other brands have others used or suggest.
  • jdavidjdavid Posts: 46
    Just as a fall back also any suggestions for wall mounts too.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,275
    Living Room 2.1: Dynaudio Contour 1.3mkii; Energy s10.2 sub; Cambridge Azur 851A; Cambridge Azur 851C; Bryston BPD-1
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Definitive Technology SM350; Definitive Technology LCR2000; Definitive Technology Procinema 800; Mirage Nanasats; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45; ACI Titan Subwoofer; Squeezebox Touch
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,525
    edited November 2019
    jdavid wrote: »
    Just as a fall back also any suggestions for wall mounts too.

    The B-Tech BT77 are some stout mounts. My wife has stood up into the one surround speaker a few times. Her noggin looses every time...
  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,958
    edited November 2019
    Den: Rega RP6 * AT33PTGII * Budgie SUT * Jolida jd9 * Roon (Sonic Transporter) * PS Audio DirectStream Jr. * Joule-Electra LA-100 mkIII * Sunfire Signature II * PSAudio PP3 * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 1.2
    Study: Roon * Sonore UltraRendu (LPS-1, WW Plat7, Iso Regen, Lush) * ProJect Pre Box S2 * Pass ACA * PSA Dectet * DH Labs Q10 * Brines Folded ML-TQWT RS 40-1354
    Studio: SBTouch * Marantz 2270 * Polk CRS+(4.1tl)
    Beach: Music Hall MMF5.1se * Speed Box II * DL103r * Lounge Copla/LCRIII * Sonore microRendu * Schiit Yggdrasil * Belles 20a Pre * Pass Aleph 30 / First Watt F5 Clone * PSA Dectet * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 2.3tl
    Beach Den: Dayens Menuetto * Fostex BK-12m Folded Horn / KEF LS50 / Dynaudio Audience 50 / Revel M22
    Beach Study: LG v30 phone * Schiit Aegir * Zu Omen Dirty W/end
  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,958
    I ordered these refurbished S15's for a tiny bedroom rig.
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    They had little red info toppers that a store display would have, but still had plastic protection film on baffles and were spotless. Well built and imo attractively styled. Love the ability to easily hang on the wall.

    I hooked up in den and played a new-to-me electronic cut, "Endless Summer" by The Midnight then moved on to regular demo cuts. There was nothing really good that stood out about the sound except the soundstage width - it extended a few degrees outside the speakers. Mushy low range, thin piano (well, thin everything), not terribly detailed (seemed weird given the ss width), elements bleeding into one another without space between them. Figured they needed to loosen up; so I looped a break-in track and went to bed.

    This morning I was most interested to see if piano keys sounded any better. Put on OP's "We Get Requests". Not sure if it was the little break-in period or the "morning effect" or both, but they sounded TONS better - like a completely different speaker. Rounder, more colorful keys, tighter double bass & drums, more coherent, increased depth - but most of all - engaging. Still not extremely detailed and not a lot of space between players, but excellent width and fun to listen to.

    Unbelievable value and very listenable. Keepers!

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    Den: Rega RP6 * AT33PTGII * Budgie SUT * Jolida jd9 * Roon (Sonic Transporter) * PS Audio DirectStream Jr. * Joule-Electra LA-100 mkIII * Sunfire Signature II * PSAudio PP3 * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 1.2
    Study: Roon * Sonore UltraRendu (LPS-1, WW Plat7, Iso Regen, Lush) * ProJect Pre Box S2 * Pass ACA * PSA Dectet * DH Labs Q10 * Brines Folded ML-TQWT RS 40-1354
    Studio: SBTouch * Marantz 2270 * Polk CRS+(4.1tl)
    Beach: Music Hall MMF5.1se * Speed Box II * DL103r * Lounge Copla/LCRIII * Sonore microRendu * Schiit Yggdrasil * Belles 20a Pre * Pass Aleph 30 / First Watt F5 Clone * PSA Dectet * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 2.3tl
    Beach Den: Dayens Menuetto * Fostex BK-12m Folded Horn / KEF LS50 / Dynaudio Audience 50 / Revel M22
    Beach Study: LG v30 phone * Schiit Aegir * Zu Omen Dirty W/end
  • jdavidjdavid Posts: 46
    What has been the experience for S20s ( or even S15s) for minimum distance from wall behind them and from side walls. Welcome collective thoughts.
  • msgmsg Posts: 5,259
    MGinOttawa wrote: »
    I suspect for those who play mostly music and not at insane levels, or requiring subterranean bass depths the Polks (referring to the subwoofer conversation) could do quite well. I just put some Blu-tak as speaker feet and it does really seem to help tighten up things and likely even sharpened the focus of the S15s. Maybe placebo, but whatever. Listening to some Keb Mo at a pretty decent volume and it's all nice and tight.
    Cool setup. Which components are those you're running in this system?

    If you liked the Blu-tak, you'll probably really enjoy getting some acoustic foam monitor pads. Probably the best bang-for-buck improvement I've made in tabletop/desktop setups. Create adjustable angles, or set up flat if you like.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078PQ7TLD
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