Polk Signature S55 vs. What Other Models?

GriffMGriffM Posts: 9
I am curious, for those who auditioned the S55/S60 and other brands, what else did you listen to? And what did people eventually go with? For reference, I am strongly considering the S55/S30 for the front stage in what is a mostly HT situation. But I am curious about some of the ID brands like Ascend and Emotiva. I already own a pair of S10s for the side surround and would be upgrading from Monitor 60/CS1.


  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,188
    In San Diego we really don't have any place to audition mid-fi speakers any more.

    If you're doing mostly HT go with the S30 and S50, take the money save going to the S50 to put to a good HSU or SVS sub.
    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
  • GriffMGriffM Posts: 9
    Thanks! I already have an older Hsu sub that still works. At some point, I may look at going with 2 subs, but its not a priority at the moment. Upgrading the TV from a 2008 52" Sony LCD and upgrading the AVR are the priorities. But since I started the speaker upgrades on the rears, I figured I could finish off that job at a reasonable price.
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