Polk Signature Series Official Discussion

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,648
    Still, I may buy her a rug myself to put in front of those speakers. One with my naked arse imprinted on it yet.

    If I'm not mistaken Cathy, you live in an apartment and that naked floor is going to carry those vibrations. Same with that wall behind. Your neighbors may come a knockin' on your door.....when they get out of the hospital from the last time they came a knockin'. ;)

    Just a suggestion is all.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
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    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
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    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

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    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,420
    Tony, the building I live in is 52 years old and they don't make them like this anymore.

    My system is on the opposite side of my bedroom and when I go in my bedroom and close the door I can barely hear it, so I doubt my next door neighbors are hearing anything.

    As for the floor below me or over me, the sound would have to travel through I don't know how many feet of concrete.

    Then there is the fact that my speakers are being powered by an amplifier, so I can have the volume very low and still hear everything.

    The only "rug" I have is a 8ft runner when you walk in the door. But seriously, I don't want a rug because with my allergies, it is healthier for me to just have wood floors. They are easier to clean and can't harbor any crap that might set my allergies off.

    You forget, I'm not an audiophile, I just want to enjoy good tunes and movies on well built speakers. I've got that.
    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
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,420
    There is no such thing as having too much power, and certainly not with a receiver. Your speakers will be just fine.

    Most receivers don't have enough power, and the more speakers you add the less power that is going to all of them, which is why we always recommend getting a receiver with preouts to add a separate amp.

    More speakers get blown by not having enough power from weak receivers that get the volume knob cranked up but end out running out of steam and cooking a tweeter or driver.
    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
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,506
    edited February 2017
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    tonyb wrote: »
    Still, I may buy her a rug myself to put in front of those speakers. One with my naked arse imprinted on it yet.

    If I'm not mistaken Cathy, you live in an apartment and that naked floor is going to carry those vibrations. Same with that wall behind. Your neighbors may come a knockin' on your door.....when they get out of the hospital from the last time they came a knockin'. ;)

    Just a suggestion is all.
    cfrizz wrote: »
    Tony, You forget, I'm not an audiophile, I just want to enjoy good tunes and movies on well built speakers. I've got that.

  • DSkip wrote: »
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    Do you have side profile image of the speaker against a wall?
  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 13,187
    The walnut finished models finally showed up on Crutchfield's website for preorder.

    https://www.crutchfield.com/p_107SIGS20W/Polk-Audio-Signature-S20-Walnut.html?tp=186
    "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: 2,147
    errr need to sell that Sony ES
    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
  • Just in case anyone is curious how the t15 compared to s15. Say this image on the BB page grp1g0g41h9y.jpg
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,887
    VoodooGTS wrote: »
    Just in case anyone is curious how the t15 compared to s15. Say this image on the BB page grp1g0g41h9y.jpg

    Wow look at that mess of cables...
    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP05, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • Lol just realized that. Hopefully the owner cleaned that up.
  • Maybe I can get a quicker answer here. How much of a difference will it make comparing S50 floor standing speakers vs S15 bookshelf speakers when using them as your main front speakers for a 5.1 surround set-up. Worth paying a little more getting S50 floor standing speakers?

    Please help.
    Thanks.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,282
    The S50 is one I haven't heard, but I would suggest going with the S50 or the S55 if you can swing the extra cash. Factor in good stands and you are at the price of the S50 already.
  • DSkip wrote: »
    The S50 is one I haven't heard, but I would suggest going with the S50 or the S55 if you can swing the extra cash. Factor in good stands and you are at the price of the S50 already.

    Thanks for the input. Decisions decisions .
  • Has anyone bought both the S20s and either the S55s or S60s? How does the large bookshelf compare/contrast with these towers?

    A user on here recently purchase the S60 tower and is using S20 for the rears. I'm not sure if he has compared the two using them as his mains.
  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 13,187
    I was just browsing Amazon and found that HiDef Lifestyle has a limited quantity of all models in walnut available. And yes they are legit, I bought from them before...

    https://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-Signature-American-Theater/dp/B01MSB3ZWZ/ref=sr_1_354?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1487740598&sr=1-354&refinements=p_36:15000-50000
    "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




  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,098
    ^ BINGO ^
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    "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

  • machonemachone Posts: 1,137
    Really?
    Mojo Audio Illuminati v3>>Quantum Byte w/LMS>>Rpi/PiCoreplayer>> Starlight 7 USB >> Mojo Audio Mystique v2 SE>>ModWright SWL 9.0 SE Signature>>Hafler DH-500 Amp+ (Musical Concepts Fully Modded)>>
    SRS 2.3TL (Fully Modded)...SDA-1A (Fully Modded with Dimensional Tweeter Delete)
    1KVA Dreadnought
    Marantz SA 8005
    Pioneer PLX-1000 Turntable - Shure SC35C/N35X - V15III/VN35HE
    Yamaha TX-540 Tuner...Sony BDP-S570
    Sony PS4

    Separate subpanel with four dedicated 20 amp circuits.
    1. Amplification 2. Analog 3. Digital 4. Video

    "All THAT IS LOST FROM THE SOURCE IS LOST FOREVER"
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,282
    For hobbyists it is a ridiculous proposition as there are way too many variables. Even listening sessions IN PERSON can be a ridiculous proposition if care is not taken with the system setup.

    A better approach to reviews would be to find someone who aligns with your 'ear' and overall goals in audio and see what they think about the product. I have my select few ears that I trust above all others and have picked their brain for input many times. I know if they say a product is good, then it is. There are also a few reviewers I've seen eye to eye with when they describe certain products I have experience with. I tend to respect their opinions far more as I can relate to it.

    We have a few members that do reviews and I have other friends in the hobby that do it as well. There is an art to it, but a recording of a product's performance is definitely not a consideration for legitimacy.

  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,147
    DaveHo wrote: »
    People use YouTube videos of a speaker to determine what that speaker sounds like? WHAT!? LOL!

    Yeah, sounds like my $30 Creative PC speakers.....
    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: 2,147
    edited February 2017
    Rick88 wrote: »
    I was just browsing Amazon and found that HiDef Lifestyle has a limited quantity of all models in walnut available. And yes they are legit, I bought from them before...

    https://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-Signature-American-Theater/dp/B01MSB3ZWZ/ref=sr_1_354?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1487740598&sr=1-354&refinements=p_36:15000-50000

    Nice, now just need the one missing component for me to get these.

    This also raises a small dilemma for me once the missing componet is found.

    Get them in black and save $60 a speaker (S55) or keep saving and get the Brown? I like the brown better but I don't know if I like them $120 better.
    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
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,010
    Well, if they are going to be long term speakers, then I think it's well worth $120. If not then that's a different story...
    Living Room 2.1: Dynaudio Contour 1.3mkii; Energy s10.2 sub; Cambridge Azur 851a; Cambridge Azur 752BD; Bryston BPD-1; NVidia ShieldTV
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Definitive Technology SM350; Definitive Technology LCR2000; Definitive Technology Procinema 800; Mirage Nanasats; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP;
    ; Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, ACI Titan Subwoofer Squeezebox Touch
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,887
    mrloren wrote: »
    Rick88 wrote: »
    I was just browsing Amazon and found that HiDef Lifestyle has a limited quantity of all models in walnut available. And yes they are legit, I bought from them before...

    https://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-Signature-American-Theater/dp/B01MSB3ZWZ/ref=sr_1_354?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1487740598&sr=1-354&refinements=p_36:15000-50000

    Nice, now just need the one missing component for me to get these.

    This also raises a small dilemma for me once the missing componet is found.

    Get them in black and save $60 a speaker (S55) or keep saving and get the Brown? I like the brown better but I don't know if I like them $120 better.

    Get the brown, then you won't have to sit there looking at the black ones, wishing that you should have got the brown. I've been there before. And 60 per speaker isn't much.
    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP05, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 5,082
    A+ for @VoodooGTS !! You done nice! Enjoy. :)
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