2-Way Center Channel Speaker
19" W x 7" H x 7 1/2" D
48.26cm W x 17.78cm H x 19.05cm D
The All-Around Center Speaker Value
Over 50% of the audio information in your home theater system is based out of your center channel speaker: from dialogue to special effects. Keep the action anchored to your screen, and never miss a thrilling second of it, with a hard working center channel speaker that’s timbre-matched to your other Polk speakers. Timbre-matching is especially important in the case of the center channel speaker, because it helps create that seamlessly realistic surround-sound environment you crave.
Unlike other speakers in this price range, R/T/M Series enclosures are constructed of solid, extensively braced MDF. This virtually eliminates internal resonances and damps energy-stealing vibrations, for more efficient operation and more transparent sound.
Polk’s proprietary, patented Dynamic Balance® technology allows our engineers to design out distortion-causing driver and system resonances, so you only hear the good sounds.
Unlike horns or metal domes, silk dome tweeters deliver clear and detailed highs, without fatigue, even at high volume.
Durable, efficient, and tuned with our Dynamic Balance process, polymer composite cones produce smooth, natural sound.
Acoustically-inert stamped driver baskets are strong and vibration-free, and durable butyl rubber surrounds deliver a lifetime of high performance.
R/T/M Series models all feature professionally designed, speaker-specific bass porting, for highly efficient deep bass response that adds thrilling realism to your sound.
An "open architecture" anti-diffraction grille design, and acoustically inert speaker grille, will never get in the way of your sound.
Our high efficiency design results in sound that’s spacious and clear, warm and realistic, when combined with practically any electronics, even the most modestly-powered amplifer or receiver.
All Polk loudspeakers are timbre-matched within their series, designed with the same components throughout, to achieve seamless speaker-to-speaker blending effects in multi-channel systems.
Gold-plated, professional-style 5-way binding posts, for the most secure connection options.
All models in the R/T/M Series are magnetically shielded, and engineered to be safe when placed near sensitive AV equipment like monitors or TVs.
All Polk products are made using the best materials and the most advanced manufacturing techniques. They pass the industry’s most exhaustive quality tests, including drop testing, extreme signal response and UV & salt exposure testing. Polk loudspeakers are built to perform for a lifetime.
|Type||Dynamic Balance silk/polymer composite dome, shielded|
|Mid / Woofer|
|Diameter||5 1/4" (13.34cm)|
|Type||Dynamic Balance mineral filled polymer composite cone drivers, shielded|
|Total Frequency Response||55Hz - 22kHz|
|Upper -3dB Limit||20 kHz|
|Lower -3dB Limit||60 Hz|
|Nominal Impedance||8 ohms|
|Recommended Amplifier Power||10 - 100 watts per channel|
|Inputs||5-way binding posts|
|Depth||7 1/2" (19.05cm)|
|Total Shipping Weight||19.00 pounds|
|Speaker Warranty||5 years parts and labor (original purchaser)|
Specifications, dimensions and features subject to change without notice. For more information call us at 1-800-377-7655 (USA and Canada). Outside of North America call +1 (410) 358-3600.
7 reviews with an average of 4.5Write your own review
by jgoins, July 16, 20074 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
Sound quality and construction and price.
None I've found.
Great sound quality for the price. Build quality is solid and handsome. I've put this center channel through some rough testing and its passed in flying colors everytime. Awesome product for the price.
by PowerGuyMark, March 18, 20104 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
Great Value (typical of Polk Audio)
Dated, boxy-looking style, but sounds wonderful.
Hard to find, older model, but buy it if you can. I'm using it in a 6.2 Onkyo receiver based system. Huge improvement over stock, home-theater-in-a-box, Onkyo center channel.
by craulston, April 13, 20073 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
great sound, price vs. quality is amazing
An awesome center channel and a great price! This center channel puts many other more expensive ones to shame. It has great sound quality and more than sufficient power handling. Paired with other choice Polk speakers itís a great addition to balance out any home theater even on a budget.
by chad simons, January 8, 20071 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
loud, clean and clear. great center for good price
It definately puts my old center to shame. I don't have to turn it up as much as I used to. Sounds great with movies, or music!!! Will definately stick w/Polk Audio!!
by Greg, August 31, 20101 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
Overall good sound. not harsh
None at this price
I picked this up at HHGregg. To be honest I really wasnt expecting much at that price. I have read favorable reviews on polk products so I decided to try them. I was suprised with the sound quality at this price,also noticed that the electrolytic caps are by-passed with mylar caps, something else you dont see at this price. mated pretty well with Infinity RS-5 mains using the Audyssey set-up on my Denon AVR-1640. Overall sound quality is good. High frequencies sounded a little dull, not quite as crisp or detailed, but not harsh as most apeakers at this price.
by Kent, September 14, 20070 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Great match for the "R" series speakers.
None that I've found. Have owned it for three months.
Outstanding speaker! Great price! I bought this speaker to go with my R-50's and have found it to be sonically matched. When voices from movies cros over from one side through the CSR to the other it is comletely seamless. I think this center is a better match for any of the R- series speakers than any of the other polk centers. This speaker blows away my JBL center it replaced. Much clearer and tighter sound.
by Todd Laffin, May 20, 20080 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
Clear Sound Great Price
You will be surprised when you hear this center channel it has crisp clear sound. If you are looking to build a home theater on a budget give this a try. Along with the center I have a set of Monitor 60 and 2 R150 for the rear and they blend well together.
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