Polk Signature Series Official Discussion

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  • rpf65 wrote: »
    Cables are, shall we say, a very sensitive subject and it has been known to take over many discussions.

    You also must remember, the people here, or any audio forum for that matter, aren't the normal consumers of audio/video gear.

    Point Taken!
  • Ctxx24Ctxx24 Posts: 66
    So your doing rears and sides but no overheads for atmos?
  • Ctxx24 wrote: »
    So your doing rears and sides but no overheads for atmos?

    Had hoped to do that in the future.
  • Ctxx24Ctxx24 Posts: 66
    I took my sides off for overhead and would never go back..
  • Ctxx24 wrote: »
    I took my sides off for overhead and would never go back..

    Hmmmmmmmm........ Maybe I better think about this!
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,285
    I'd go with 5.1 or 7.1 before adding overhead speakers. now if you can swing 7.2.4 you will be amazed.
    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
  • mrloren wrote: »
    I'd go with 5.1 or 7.1 before adding overhead speakers. now if you can swing 7.2.4 you will be amazed.

    I'll sell a kidney....... wait..... nobody would want one of MY kidneys... LOL!

    The Polk ones any good?
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,734
    mrloren wrote: »
    ....now if you can swing 7.2.4 you will be amazed.
    Tell me about it. I had a chance to demo the Seaton Sound ATMOS demo at the 2016 AXPONA show. WOW! ATMOS is pretty cool, especially on a BIG capable system like that.

    60'x32'x13' room, 7.4.4 Dolby ATMOS, Dirac Live, 132" screen, 21,200 watts!

    https://www.seaton-sound-forum.com/post/axpona-2016-chicagos-westin-ohare-april-15th17th-8049945


    As far as normal side surround speakers, I think Dipole speakers are cool for a 5.1, 7.1 system. The old Polk f/X speakers are awesome in this regard, especially the F/X1000! However, it seems these are not recommended for an ATMOS systems.

    Anyway, all S10 rears/sides, or S10 sides & S15 rears? Either will be fine so go with the latter if your install can deal with the size difference as the price is not much different.

    https://icdn4.digitaltrends.com/image/polk-signature-series-3-640x427-c.jpg?ver=1

    http://www.avsforum.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Polk-signature-series-classic-brown-walnut-finish.jpg

    FAMILY ROOM
    HDTV - Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE600U 70" | AVR/Streamer - Onkyo TX-NR3008 | Amp - Parasound HCA-1203A
    Blu-Ray/Media/Gaming - Sony PS3-320GB / Microsoft Xbox One | Broadcast - Xfinity X1 Platform
    Front Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Center Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Rear Spkrs - Artison Portrait LRS
    Sub - DIY Stereo Integrity HT 15 | Sub Amp - Dayton Audio SA1000
    Wire - Audioquest Type 4, BJC Belden 5000 | HDMI - BJC Belden | Power Cables - Pangea | Surge - Monster
  • Ctxx24Ctxx24 Posts: 66
    Maybe sides and rears work better in a big room.. I sit 6 feet from the tv..it wasent all the noticeable but when I moved them to the ceiling and played a cpl atmos discs.. I was like wow
  • OK,
    You guys are worse than drug dealers! :D

    This is what I'm going with for the 7.1 portion:
    1. Polk Signature S60 American HiFi Home Theater Tower Speaker (Pair, Black)
    2. Denon AVRX4300H 9.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver
    3. Polk Audio Signature S10 American HiFi Home Theater Compact Satellite Surround Speaker (Pair) (SIDES)
    4. Polk Audio Signature S15 American HiFi Home Theater Compact Bookshelf Speaker (Pair) (REAR)
    5. Polk Audio Signature S30 American HiFi Home Theater Center Speaker
    6. SVS PB12-NSD Black Ash 12-inch 400 Watt Powered Subwoofer

    If I wanted to take advantage of Dolby Atmos, what ceiling speakers would you recommend?

    Based on my room layout (and adding to what I'm getting) what would you recommend for speakers and speaker placement in the ceiling? This picture is from the Denon manual. Will the 2 speakers make a difference? Will any of the Polk ceiling speakers fill the bill? Something like the MC80?

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    Thanks,
    Russ
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,742
    OK,
    You guys are worse than drug dealers! :D



    Thanks,
    Russ

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    HT/Main- Panny 50" G10 Plasma, Pioneer SC-1222k AVR, Panny DMP-BD60 BDP, Polk LS90 mains, CS350LS center, LS/fx side surrounds, LS50 surround backs, SVS 25-31PC+ sub, Harmony One

    Office Rig- Marantz 2252B, Denon 2910, Kenwood KD2070 TT, Polk RTA 12B's/ RTA8t
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,642
    OK,
    You guys are worse than drug dealers! :D



    Thanks,
    Russ

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    Aayy! Ken! Who's this mook sayin my name here?
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,285
    MC/SC 60 or 80 for in-ceiling speakers. they match well with the signatures
    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
  • mrloren wrote: »
    MC/SC 60 or 80 for in-ceiling speakers. they match well with the signatures

    I'll have to do a little research as to the differences on the MC/SC series. I'm sure I'll have more questions then!

    Will just the 2 x ceiling speakers make a big difference? or would I need more? I'm running up on budget and don't want to waste money.

    Good Lord these home theater systems are legalized drugs! LOL!
  • Ctxx24Ctxx24 Posts: 66
    mrloren wrote: »
    MC/SC 60 or 80 for in-ceiling speakers. they match well with the signatures

    I'll have to do a little research as to the differences on the MC/SC series. I'm sure I'll have more questions then!

    Will just the 2 x ceiling speakers make a big difference? or would I need more? I'm running up on budget and don't want to waste money.

    Good Lord these home theater systems are legalized drugs! LOL!

    I would say just the 2 is good.. As long as they are close to over your head.. I couldn't go in ceiling.. I have a overhang using the s10 and are awesome that way..
  • Just a quick question, how far away from the back wall are you placing your signature tower speakers. I have a pair of s60's and am just curious as the power port is on the bottom of these speakers. Thanks in advance
  • Ctxx24Ctxx24 Posts: 66
    Mine are pretty close maybe 2 feet..I think the port on bottom makes it alot easier to accomplish this.
  • Cigar_MaverickCigar_Maverick Posts: 13
    edited January 2018
    Ctxx24 wrote: »
    I would say just the 2 is good.. As long as they are close to over your head.. I couldn't go in ceiling.. I have a overhang using the s10 and are awesome that way..

    Had not thought about the S10s. OK. Is there a "recommended" height above your head?

    Wouldn't Denon's Audyssey make up for them being further away mounted "in ceiling?"
  • firsttimer wrote: »
    Just a quick question, how far away from the back wall are you placing your signature tower speakers. I have a pair of s60's and am just curious as the power port is on the bottom of these speakers. Thanks in advance

    I'm going to find out soon. My S60s will likely be pretty close to the wall. But I do plan on trying them a couple feet from the back wall as wall.
  • Ctxx24Ctxx24 Posts: 66
    firsttimer wrote: »
    I just have to say I have had my s60 towers a little over a month now and just love them. I think after some hours of use they really start to open up. I was just listening to pink Floyd the wall from start to finish and they sound just wonderful. So pleased with this purchase. I think for the money you cannot go wrong especially for the sale prices you can get these for. If your on the fence about these speakers you should not be. They are also fantastic in home theater usage as well. Have watched some previously viewed HDR discs and the sound they reproduce is just awesome. Anyways enough ranting but just thought I would share my experience with these truly amazing speakers. Well done Polk.

    I love mine also.. Movies are incredible.. I wish music was a taf more detailed.. Overall they are the best towers I have owned
  • ^^ I wish music was a taf more detailed

    What are you driving them with?
    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.

    There are three things that give a man a false sense of courage, a keyboard, alcohol and a firearm.
    Motorhead, 4.12.20

    tonyb said " but even socialists can do a good thing here and there

    Social media makes dumb people dumber and smart people dumb and dumber.
  • Ctxx24Ctxx24 Posts: 66
    Just a Denon avr.. Maybe a Amp would help but these speakers don't need much power..
  • They need good clean power to sound their best. They need current to bring out the detail. The detail you are missing in music is not the speaker, it is the AVR.

    I find 225Wpc, high current (65 amps) just right.
    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.

    There are three things that give a man a false sense of courage, a keyboard, alcohol and a firearm.
    Motorhead, 4.12.20

    tonyb said " but even socialists can do a good thing here and there

    Social media makes dumb people dumber and smart people dumb and dumber.
  • They need good clean power to sound their best. They need current to bring out the detail. The detail you are missing in music is not the speaker, it is the AVR.

    I find 225Wpc, high current (65 amps) just right.
    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.

    There are three things that give a man a false sense of courage, a keyboard, alcohol and a firearm.
    Motorhead, 4.12.20

    tonyb said " but even socialists can do a good thing here and there

    Social media makes dumb people dumber and smart people dumb and dumber.
  • Ctxx24Ctxx24 Posts: 66
    And what's that? A Amp?
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,633
    edited January 2018
    See my signature, currently using an Anthem 225, 2 channel integrated amp.
    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.

    There are three things that give a man a false sense of courage, a keyboard, alcohol and a firearm.
    Motorhead, 4.12.20

    tonyb said " but even socialists can do a good thing here and there

    Social media makes dumb people dumber and smart people dumb and dumber.
  • Ctxx24Ctxx24 Posts: 66
    I have never used an amp. But I would never spend that kind of money on something like that can you recommend a budget-friendly one
  • Ctxx24 wrote: »
    I have never used an amp. But I would never spend that kind of money on something like that can you recommend a budget-friendly one

    Parasound HCA-1500, you can find used for about 4-5 bills. I have also used it with my S60's, excellent match. Does you AVR have preouts?

    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.

    There are three things that give a man a false sense of courage, a keyboard, alcohol and a firearm.
    Motorhead, 4.12.20

    tonyb said " but even socialists can do a good thing here and there

    Social media makes dumb people dumber and smart people dumb and dumber.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,211
    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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