View Full Version : Polk S8
09-17-2005, 07:36 PM
I found a pair of model number S8's for sale. Does anyone recognize this model number. They look like they have 2 6 1/2 inch drivers and a tweet. Were these part of a surround package? I can't find anything on google or polk's website.
They have 1 7.5" midbass and a 1 7.5" PR I believe.
They use really thin, plastic cabinets. (They resonate really bad apparently).
09-17-2005, 07:47 PM
So in other words, don't bother. Right?
09-18-2005, 12:37 AM
The "S" series ran from 92- 94 I believe. There were 4 models. S4, S6, S8 and S10
The S8's have a 1 x 1" dome tweeter
1x 7-1/2" driver
1x 7-1/2 sub bass radiator
SIZE: 25" H X 11.5"W X 8-3/4" D
Freq Response: 28Hz - 25Hz
The "S" series is not a bad speaker. They produce a very nice soundstage, and a nice smooth midrange. They a a tad light on the Bass side, but plenty of good clean power tends to bring lower end out more....and it's quiet clean.
They are bigger than a bookshelf modle, but don't sound all that well sitting on the floor. About 12" off floor on a small stand and the open right up...NO RESINATING that I have ever heard.
What kind of asking price are you looking at?
Resonating of the cabinets arnt heard. If you can hear it, it means a part of the cabinet is loose.
The cabinet is made of like 1/8" thick plastic I believe. It is very thin and has almost no bracing. The cabinet would flex quite a bit I imagine, a few "hardcore" members on here have told me that anyways.
When you get the time, turn up the music to louder levels and just place your hands on the sides of the cabinet.
Lets just say there is a reason Polk uses 3/4" MDF now on every model except the RM series.
This would lead to chesty mids and boomier bass than normal.
Other than that, it uses the midbass from the RT7 (It was the R series of the first RT series time period). I believe, maybe slightly reworked...
It could be worth it, depends on the application.
09-18-2005, 01:10 AM
I am not about to get in a pissing match about wether the S8's have a problem resonating or not. Lord knows Owning the S8's the 4's and the 10's for 12 years wouldn't hold a candle to the opinion of a "Hardcore" member.
All I am saying David is that they sound pretty good...not a bag little speaker in my opinion. Careful on the price, I wouldn't pay more that 110.00 for them.
I'm not saying they are bad speakers man... I've never heard them...
I'm stating they have a plastic enclosure. I stated what is wrong with having a thin enclosure and that was that.
Rock on! :)
09-18-2005, 08:37 PM
Thanks for all of the input. I knew someone would know something about these. I have no real need for these. I saw them for $100.00 and thought, huh what are these and would they be better than my old Monitor 5's for my 2 channel rig. It sounds like they may be a step up, but I don't have the $100.00 the guy wants. So I will pass for now, once again thank you both.
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