It was an eventful day, I started by running out to Radio Shack, picked up some Monster Cable ( 50 % off woo hoo ). I then came back home, and started to rewire my porch internal and external set up, as the wires were quite old, and a few sets actually patched together ( I know, I know ). While I was fishing fat wires into small holes, my recently won on ebay from the Polk store, R150's came delivered from Fed Ex. ( I had received my recently won Atrium 5'
s just a bit over 24 hours prior and we have been hit with hard rains on and off ). The rain wasn't going to stop me this time, or was it ? I had rewired and set up, the Monitor 40's on their own in the dining room ( from surround status ) and tested, 1000x better than the Sony SS-MB-150H's that are now surrounds ( for now anyway ). I then wired the R150's for the back porch and tested. Great, sounded 900x better than the Advents with the fake sub/satellites. Then, on to the Atrium 5's, my recently won by a very generous Polk Audio and Mark. Karma does win, thank you, thank you. Run the wires, ( started to rain again, just in time ) tucked the wires into the J channel, got my number ten screws ( 4 of them to ease my paranoia ) and plinked those Atrium 5's right into place with ease ( and no wrestling, nice ) and voila ! Tested with an old Chicago CD and just sat there the entire album( after taking photos, enjoying the heck out of that crystal clear sound. I actually had to go adjust the bass and treble. Boy those old rock speakers ( that are going to the Salvy Monday in Charlotte ) you could turn the bass and treble any which way and unless maxed negative, couldn't really tell the difference. These Polk Atrium 5's are almost too responsive, dare I say. It is nice to actually have a purpose when adjusting the treble and bass. Listening to that Chicago, I can pick up on that static you hear with old master record recordings, I can hear the rhythm piano I never could hear on other speakers not Polk. wOw, these Atrium's are incredible. I will listen to nothing other than Polk when I am in control of that, forever. These Atrium 5's just reinforce my faith in Polk Audio. Thank you Mark, thank you Polk ! Next on my list, to get either the db or the MM for the Caprice, then a sub or three, one for the car, one for the HT, and one for the truck and back porch, ok four. Thanks again ! These speakers are superfantastic. The weathered one is on the right, betcha can't tell !
They sound great and fill my entire back yard. I took photos of the Polk's, then my wife did ( eventually, no further explanation necessary ), then I panned across my back yard, which is pretty much woods, and encloses the sound nice on a back lot about 100 feet wide, and 100 feet deep before the heavy tree lines. Nice. Perfect, actually.