Polk Signature Series Official Discussion

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  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,420
    I absolutely love them. Classic Polk sound that fills the room and does well with both music and movies.
    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
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 5,098
    How do they sound compared to your RTi's?
    Warmer and somewhat fuller is what came to mind. I'm sure he's broken them in by now, but I've yet to hear them again since the day he got them. And... I only heard his powered by a receiver. I really liked the sound and would love to replace mine with them, if I had some free cash.
  • WsWWsW Posts: 24
    https://www.adorama.com/pkults20c.html?sdtid=9851260&emailprice=t&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_source=rflaid62905

    Well ****... the deal I was waiting on finally hit again. If anyone is looking at these check out adaroma...
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,199
    edited March 2017
    mrloren wrote: »
    xsmi wrote: »
    We're just gonna have to see and hear these in our own homes. Hint, hint.

    I wish but not today, I would have put up with the wrath of the wife if these were in stock in Walnut. it would have been Visa time.

    How did they compare to your RTi's?

    Much smoother and not as bright. I've only got to hear them @ Polk thanks to @D2Lo. I do wish I could have spent more time in the room with them but we all had to get back to work.

    Have not sold my receiver yet so funds are light, I do have a few for profit woodworking projects coming up and nice weather do get it done. I can't wait to get a pair but I can't put them on the CC not after the drumming i gave her for getting a new bag that was "on sale"
    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
  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 13,187
    Has anyone got any in the walnut finish yet, and if so how about some photos? ;)
    "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




  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 13,187
    D2Lo wrote: »
    Thought you guys might like this:
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    B)


    "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




  • Love the magnetic Grills
    Denon X1200W
    Sony BDP S-590
    Mains Signature S60
    Center Signature S55
    Surrounds Polk RTi-4
  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 13,187
    "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




  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 13,187
    "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




  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 5,098
    ^^^ Fyi, everyone talks about the Signature towers, but you can start the makings of a pretty nice HT with 2-3 pairs of those big bookies and a center...
  • im looking for wallmount stands for S20s. anyone know if these would fit the standard 13" deep clamping style stands? only the power port section of the speakers is over 13"
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,199
    Don't they have a key-hole on them?
    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
  • ill have to double check, but im pretty sure the S20s have no mounting features at all.
  • HzTweakerHzTweaker Posts: 543
    Rick88 wrote: »

    ^^A lot of speaker for that price.
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    ^^^ Fyi, everyone talks about the Signature towers, but you can start the makings of a pretty nice HT with 2-3 pairs of those big bookies and a center...

    ^ I second that.
    mrloren wrote: »
    Don't they have a key-hole on them?

    ^ They do not have key-holes (S20s)
    2ch rig:
    Speakers: LSi9s with VR3's Fortress mods
    Preamplifier: Parasound P5
    Amplifier: Vincent SP-331
    CDP: Denon 1520
    Cables: Wireworld Equinox 7 XLR ICs, Wireworld Ultraviolet 7 USB
    Benched: Parasound A23
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 5,098
    The S15 has a keyhole.
  • jmbgatorjmbgator Posts: 1
    edited March 2017
    Hi guys- Newbie here and interested in the Signature series. I have a Denon AVR-s720 7.2 receiver rated at 75W per channel (8ohm, 20Hz-20kHz,THD:0.08% 2 channel driven). How well will the receiver drive the signature series speakers? Will I run any risk of clipping? I'm thinking of starting off in a 3.1 setup and maybe upgrade to 5.1 in the future.

    Right now, I'm thinking buying a pair of either S-20 or S-15 bookshelf speakers plus an S-35 center channel speaker.

    Will my receiver handle the requirements for these speakers or will I need to upgrade my amp?

    Appreciate any help. Thanks
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,199
    jmbgator wrote: »
    Hi guys- Newbie here and interested in the Signature series. I have a Denon AVR-s720 7.2 receiver rated at 75W per channel (8ohm, 20Hz-20kHz,THD:0.08% 2 channel driven). How well will the receiver drive the signature series speakers? Will I run any risk of clipping? I'm thinking of starting off in a 3.1 setup and maybe upgrade to 5.1 in the future.

    Right now, I'm thinking buying a pair of either S-20 or S-15 bookshelf speakers plus an S-35 center channel speaker.

    Will my receiver handle the requirements for these speakers or will I need to upgrade my amp?

    Appreciate any help. Thanks

    yes it should be able to.
    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: 2,199
    Well after a weekend of tossing the idea through the wife's head and mine I pulled the trigger on the signature set https://www.adorama.com/pkults20c.html?sdtid=9851260&emailprice=t&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_source=rflaid62905

    Yes these are in black and i wanted the brown but for the cost of $800 I could not pass it up.

    Now here is what made the deal. The wife gets to keep the cash that I sell my RTi8's for. I told her I would be lucky to get $200 for them but she still said ok. wonder if she got a new bag have not seen.
    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: 6,197
    That is a crazy good deal @mrloren
    Congrats!
    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
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,199
    now for the 7-10 day wait. bummer they don't drop ship from Polk. I would have them by Thursday, Adorama said they ship from NY. Polk is right around the corner in Vista.

    S60 will replace my RTi8
    S30 will replace my CSi-5
    S20 will replace my RTi4 in the bedroom HT

    Which would my best choice for center S30, TSX250C, CSI-3 or CSI5? I am going to start with the S30 as center for the S60 and the TSX250C as the center for the S20.

    any other config thoughts?
    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
  • skrolskrol Posts: 2,849
    I guess I stopped following this thread and missed some good stuff.

    I love the brown walnut. Almost makes me want to give up my LSi15's.
    Stan

    Main 2ch:
    Polk LSi15 (DB840 upgrade), Parasound: P/LD-1100, HCA-1000A; Denon: DVD-2910, DRM-800A; Monster HTS3600-MKII, Grado SR-225i; Technics SL-J2, Parasound PPH-100.

    HT:
    Marantz SR7010, Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S4, CS250, PSW10 (DXi104 upgrade), Marantz UD5005, Pioneer PL-530, Panasonic TC-P42S60

    Other stuff:
    Denon: DRA-835R, AVR-888, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: S8, Monitor 5A, 5B, TSi100, RM7; Pioneer: CT-6R; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz: PM5004, CD5004, CDR-615; Parasound C/PT-600, HCA-800ii, Sony CDP-650ESD, Technics SA 5070, B&W DM601
  • jmbgator wrote: »
    Hi guys- Newbie here and interested in the Signature series. I have a Denon AVR-s720 7.2 receiver rated at 75W per channel (8ohm, 20Hz-20kHz,THD:0.08% 2 channel driven). How well will the receiver drive the signature series speakers? Will I run any risk of clipping? I'm thinking of starting off in a 3.1 setup and maybe upgrade to 5.1 in the future.

    Right now, I'm thinking buying a pair of either S-20 or S-15 bookshelf speakers plus an S-35 center channel speaker.

    Will my receiver handle the requirements for these speakers or will I need to upgrade my amp?

    Appreciate any help. Thanks

    I just bought 2 S60's--I run an 80 Watt Denon and I just put these Polks in the system this afternoon--For my small listening area--I have plenty of power.
    Denon X1200W
    Sony BDP S-590
    Mains Signature S60
    Center Signature S55
    Surrounds Polk RTi-4
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,020
    D2Lo wrote: »
    Thought you guys might like this:
    no1ilrf1x0v9.jpg

    @D2Lo

    Would it be possible to get images like this of each speaker in Polks current line (including the LSiM's).

    It might be helpful going forward when folks are debating between floorstanding models and looking to see how they differ internally (if at all)
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,517
    I know I've seen a cut-away view of either a 705 or 707 before, though neither product page has it.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,447

    @D2Lo

    Would it be possible to get images like this of each speaker in Polks current line (including the LSiM's).

    It might be helpful going forward when folks are debating between floorstanding models and looking to see how they differ internally (if at all)

    Debate the only thing that matters, the sound and not the internal construction.
    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

  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,020
    F1nut wrote: »

    @D2Lo

    Would it be possible to get images like this of each speaker in Polks current line (including the LSiM's).

    It might be helpful going forward when folks are debating between floorstanding models and looking to see how they differ internally (if at all)

    Debate the only thing that matters, the sound and not the internal construction.

    I dont disagree with you, however folks talk often about things like how the LSiM 707's midrange section is not the same as the LSiM 703's due to the differences in internal space available to the midrange driver, and how that affects the sound ever so slightly.

    Being able to discern that via pictures and not have to dive deep into a forum might be nice.
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 468
    mrloren wrote: »
    Well after a weekend of tossing the idea through the wife's head and mine I pulled the trigger on the signature set https://www.adorama.com/pkults20c.html?sdtid=9851260&emailprice=t&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_source=rflaid62905

    Yes these are in black and i wanted the brown but for the cost of $800 I could not pass it up.

    Now here is what made the deal. The wife gets to keep the cash that I sell my RTi8's for. I told her I would be lucky to get $200 for them but she still said ok. wonder if she got a new bag have not seen.

    Holy crap! That is a smoking deal. Congrats.
    Living Room
    Yamaha Aventage RX-A 1060, Parasound P5, Parasound A23, Yamaha BD-S681, Cambridge Audio Azur 851N, Polk S60, Polk S30, Samsung 60" LED

    Office
    Yamaha A-S501, Auralic Aries Mini, LSiM 703s

    Douglas Connection ICs and Cables
  • D2LoD2Lo Posts: 353
    mrloren wrote: »
    Well after a weekend of tossing the idea through the wife's head and mine I pulled the trigger on the signature set https://www.adorama.com/pkults20c.html?sdtid=9851260&emailprice=t&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_source=rflaid62905

    Yes these are in black and i wanted the brown but for the cost of $800 I could not pass it up.

    Now here is what made the deal. The wife gets to keep the cash that I sell my RTi8's for. I told her I would be lucky to get $200 for them but she still said ok. wonder if she got a new bag have not seen.

    Happy wife, happy life :smile:

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