Polk Signature Series Official Discussion

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  • D2Lo
    D2Lo Posts: 352
    @polrbehr

    I am not sure on the specific dates. They have a pretty elaborate schedule on when each store switches over. Where in NY are you? I grew up in Newburgh.
  • polrbehr
    polrbehr Posts: 2,697
    I live in the *expensive* part of Long Island. If you don't know the area, it's the part that's surrounded by water... ;)

    I was always reluctant to buy speakers online (without at least hearing them first), good reviews aside. This S35 will be the first time I've done this, so I'm hoping for good results.
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


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  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,670
    Now you're cookin' DiJulio! I like the walnut finish. Do they have release date on those? If it's still hush-hush, I can dig. B);)
  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,542
    edited January 2017
    nothing to see here, move along now
    I disabled signatures.
  • cfrizz
    cfrizz Posts: 13,414
    They look very nice, but I will be getting the black S60.
    Marantz AV-7705 PrePro, Classé 5 ch. 200wpc Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • mrloren
    mrloren Posts: 2,382
    oh man, I am going have to get a part time at 7/11 or something. I really want a set of S60 in the brown walnut now. I would also ave to build a new stand to match....
    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
  • smglbrth
    smglbrth Posts: 1,309
    The brown walnut on the bottom bases is a nice touch. It would have been very easy to leave that just black.
  • mrloren
    mrloren Posts: 2,382
    D2Lo wrote: »
    @polrbehr

    I am not sure on the specific dates. They have a pretty elaborate schedule on when each store switches over. Where in NY are you? I grew up in Newburgh.

    Hmm spent a summer at camp Buckner training cadets. We stayed at Stewart AFB for two months. Pretty area in the summer.
    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
  • D2Lo
    D2Lo Posts: 352
    yup, I grew up right near the Air Force base.
  • mrloren
    mrloren Posts: 2,382
    I dig that brown walnut, now I might put off an Oppo this year to get a set of these.
    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
  • I'm quite interested in this new Polk lineup, specifically the S20+S35. Especially in that walnut, very nice. However, I can't seem to find *any* reviews on these anywhere. My use would be 60/40 music/HT and they need to really work well for music. Haven't seen anywhere you can order them in any color other that black so far...
    AFTV2->Kodi 17->Marantz SR6010->Integra DTA 70.1-> 3 X Chane A2RX-c + 2 DCM OW+Klipsch HQ12 sub
  • D2Lo
    D2Lo Posts: 352
    Hi Chris, glad you are digging the walnut. We just announce the Walnut last week. They are not in stores yet and will be distributed exclusively by ProSource dealers (Crutchfield and regional hi-fi shops)
  • WLDock
    WLDock Posts: 2,905
    edited January 2017
    D2Lo wrote: »
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    OK, Now I really like the look of this!

  • Dawgfish
    Dawgfish Posts: 2,554
    Yeah I liked the black, but the Walnut is really nice. I would really like to get my ears on these.
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,004
    If only the bezel was black.
    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

  • vmaxer
    vmaxer Posts: 4,877
    F1nut wrote: »
    If only the bezel was black.

    Black paint @F1nut

    Never mind.
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    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
  • mdaudioguy
    mdaudioguy Posts: 5,157
    F1nut wrote: »
    If only the bezel was black.

    Agree. Seems like a strange choice. If anything, the gray bezel would look better on the black speakers, but I'd prefer black on both. Oh well, just keep the grills on.
  • mdaudioguy
    mdaudioguy Posts: 5,157
    Btw, a friend of mine purchased a pair of S60 towers and we set them up yesterday. They sounded great, and were easily driven by his early 2000s Denon receiver. They really presented a nice, wide soundstage - much better than expected for the price.
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,741
    They are easy to drive
    Great for most systems
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

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  • mrloren
    mrloren Posts: 2,382
    I will know this week on how they are I hope. No I didn't order but I am to have a listen.
    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
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,004
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    If only the bezel was black.

    Agree. Seems like a strange choice. If anything, the gray bezel would look better on the black speakers, but I'd prefer black on both. Oh well, just keep the grills on.

    Agreed.....someone needs a lesson on complimentary colors starting with black goes with everything.
    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

  • WLDock
    WLDock Posts: 2,905
    Well.....black would look nice with Walnut.
  • mdaudioguy
    mdaudioguy Posts: 5,157
    Just noticed that even if the grills are on, you'd still be able to see the gray legs from the sides below the power port.
  • oldrocker
    oldrocker Posts: 2,431
    Looked at some of the signature series last night with the wife at a BB.

    Only had the black finish one's and not a fan of that color.

    Sound wise, the setup/demo system was not very good which is not unusual at a BB.

    Would like to see some with the walnut finish.
  • D2Lo
    D2Lo Posts: 352
    Best Buy will only be carrying the black.

    The graphite grey goes great with the brown walnut. It makes it feel much more premium. You need to see it in person. Here are some new lifestyle shots we finished up this week.

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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,004
    Sorry Mike, I don't agree.
    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

  • 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?
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,004
    So, I just read Mike's response in another thread about the color in which he states the bezel and driver plate is the same color on the black and walnut versions. Hmmmm......
    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

  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    I think candy apple red cabinets with black bezels would be a sweet color combo.
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,004
    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?

    Steve, you can remove the plate around the drivers, but the bezel material is glued to the cabinet.
    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