Polk Signature Series Official Discussion

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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,198
    So far these S60 are hitting the sweet spot and I just got them. It's normal for when I listen to music grandma gets her potato self off the couch and goes to her room. I played Scorpions moment of glory and she kicked back and listened to it. So far the wife has not gone into witch mode.

    I did turn off Audyssey and flipped the switch on the sub off for Rush 2112. Put my Marantz SR5010 in pure direct mode. Bass was nice tight highs did not want to make my ears bleed at all. I like this CD for testing, it goes all over the place from hair metal rocking to nice soft waterfall with some acoustic added in.

    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
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,138
    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.

    Amen.

    The late Allen Wright designed and sold a (rather nice, actually) solid state phono preamp under the brand name JLTi: Just Listen To it.
    http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue28/jlti_phono.htm

    It all begins -- and ends -- with listening.


  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,442
    The internal construction does have an impact on the sound. If the internals are off, the sound will suffer. The speaker cut a way picture says, "Our product was carefully designed."

    Not insult you or Polk, but to me it says generic crossover parts, MDF and minimal damping.

    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

  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,442
    Tough business indeed.

    I think for forum members it's cool to see stuff like that, but I think for the average consumer it's better to just show them the money shots.
    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

  • VSAT88VSAT88 Posts: 724
    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?

    I have not read this thread all the way thru however my Wife has a I Phone 6, Daughter I Phone something, cant remember..My Mom has the I Phone too, I have a Samsung S6 Edge + (the only Android holdout) And we all have different covers...Everyone likes their own colors, accessory's and what not. Now, if a speaker could be changed by buying accessory items for a price would we not have a modern speaker that could be changed old school or to whatever else we may desire at any given ? Just a thought while reading.
  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 2,105
    Sinus Faber Chameleon has interchangeable side panels.
  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 468
    mrloren wrote: »
    So far these S60 are hitting the sweet spot and I just got them. It's normal for when I listen to music grandma gets her potato self off the couch and goes to her room. I played Scorpions moment of glory and she kicked back and listened to it. So far the wife has not gone into witch mode.

    I did turn off Audyssey and flipped the switch on the sub off for Rush 2112. Put my Marantz SR5010 in pure direct mode. Bass was nice tight highs did not want to make my ears bleed at all. I like this CD for testing, it goes all over the place from hair metal rocking to nice soft waterfall with some acoustic added in.

    Congratulations on the 60s. Looks like they survived shipping. You like them now you will love them later.
    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
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,715
    Any speaker with a rear port is going to be hard to place close to a wall. Down firing ports on bigger speakers like the Sig series can get closer to a wall, but not against it as that bottom port still throws out in all directions.

    If you need something super close or against a wall, a front port in a speaker is probably your best bet.
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    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,198
    edited March 2017
    Okay these speakers are nicer than what I ever thought they would be.

    We watched Passengers last night. OMG they sounded sweet. When the end credits came up I turned it off and the wife asked me to turn it back on. WOW that is a first, she like how well it sounded. I still have not re-run Audyssey, these are still going on my RTi8 settings.

    The S30 is a darn good center speaker too.

    What in ceiling speaker would go best with these? This is a little OCD thing to match them all.

    You nice guys think I should build a stand to match? The cherry looks good but for around $150 I can try to color 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
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,198
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    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
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,442
    edited March 2017
    Don't change the color of the stand, but take those red Polk display tags off the speakers.
    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

  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,198
    F1nut wrote: »
    Don't change the color of the stand, but take those red Polk display tags off the speakers.

    Yes, display tags are now off. I wanted to get them hooked up and playing.

    To change the stand color I would have to build a new one. Color is already set. I stain with an oil base and did 5 coats of Deft on top. No way could I refinish it. I already found a color close to it, old masters Spanish Oak http://myoldmasters.com/color/spanish-oak/ Finding a Black Walnut stain is not that easy.

    I am itching to build something other than quilt ladders and blanket chest (I make some extra cash off these) so maybe in a few weeks.
    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
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,442
    If you want to get into color matching dyes and spray equipment is the only way to go. It often involves toners and glazes as well. Matching anything with a can of stain is damn near impossible unless what you are trying to match came from the same can of stain.

    What you have now is a nice contrast between all the dark audio/video gear and your stand. They compliment each other. Making it all look the same would be a mistake, IMO.
    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

  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,569
    Yep. Nice contrast. Keeps the monotony at bay. Congrats on the new goods.
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,366
    Don't destroy the contrast.
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk SDA2BTL's; LAT International speaker cables, ZU Mission IC's and power cables all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    Other; S60'S, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All vintage Polk have had crossover rebuilds and tweeter upgrades.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,138
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Yep. Nice contrast. Keeps the monotony at bay. Congrats on the new goods.

    "Monotony Bay" -- Wasn't the name of the penal colony ship that Cap'n Kirk and the gang found that good ol' baddie Kahn on?

    Thank you, thank you. I got a million of 'em.

  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,569
    Does removing the red tags void the warranty?

    Only in California. You'll be prosocuted if you do.
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,198
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Does removing the red tags void the warranty?

    Only in California. You'll be prosocuted if you do.

    oh no please don't tell on me
    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: 2,198
    F1nut wrote: »
    If you want to get into color matching dyes and spray equipment is the only way to go. It often involves toners and glazes as well. Matching anything with a can of stain is damn near impossible unless what you are trying to match came from the same can of stain.

    What you have now is a nice contrast between all the dark audio/video gear and your stand. They compliment each other. Making it all look the same would be a mistake, IMO.

    I totally agree on trying to match a stain to something that was factory made is next to impossible. I've come close a few times but never a perfect match

    Yes I will keep the stand as is for now and not go with the Spanish Oak color. If I do a new one maybe a dark rosewood.

    I am liking these S60's and the S30. Glad I made the upgrade from my RTi8. Listened to Uli Roth this morning and just finished Moana... This is one nice speaker.

    tomorrow I will put the S20 in the bedroom replacing the RTi4.
    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
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,442
    edited March 2017
    I totally agree on trying to match a stain to something that was factory made is next to impossible.

    You mean a stain in a can? Agreed.
    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

  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,198
    too late the tags are in the recycle bin... and tomorrow is trash day. Please don't call the California tag police on me..
    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
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,138
    oh, they'll find you...the RFID chips in the tag are like a blinkin' beacon.

    ;)
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,569
    He's done for, then.......
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    oh, they'll find you...the RFID chips in the tag are like a blinkin' beacon.

    ;)

    To the Hoosegow with you!
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,198
    I'll tell them my wife did it :)
    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
  • barasnbarasn Posts: 25
    When u compare jbl studio 580 to s60 or full set which one better
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