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Dolby Digital Home Theater System with Six Full Size Polk Speakers

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Simply The Best All-In-One Home Theater System with Full Size Speakers.

Finally, a complete home theater system with the power and performance of full size speakers.

The Digital Solution-2 is an all-in-one Dolby Digital home theater system featuring a preamp/processor and amplifier matched to five full size high performance Polk Audio speakers and a powerful Powered Subwoofer. The DS-2 System features electronics optimized with Pure Path Technology -- which eliminates confusing bass management setup -- and proprietary Dolby Digital processing, ensuring complete system compatibility. The complete system is engineered to work perfectly together. Just add a source, like DVD, and you've got all the audio electronics you need for thrilling digital home theater.

We've eliminated the guesswork that comes with mixing and matching components and speakers. And we've built the only complete home theater audio system with full size speakers by The Speaker Specialists, Polk Audio. That's the Polk Performance Advantage: Perfect Sound Every Time.

Everything You Need Except A Source

  • Fully optimized integrated system - There's never a doubt that you've bought the right combination of components. The parts of this system were literally made for each other and optimized together to deliver spectacular performance and value - Perfect Sound Every Time.
  • Full size Polk Audio speakers for real high performance. The DS-2 is made up of the RT800i Front Speakers, CS400i Center and f/x500i Surround Speakers. It's an absolutely thrilling home cinema experience.
  • Powered Subwoofer - Home to the DS System's 6-channel high power amplifier, for the ultimate in home theater realism and excitement.
  • Beautiful design - Uncluttered faceplate, sleek speakers, fits any decor and looks great.
  • Built-in AM and FM tuners - High sensitivity designs for great reception.
  • Single cable preamp-to-amplifier hook up- innovative 25-pin connector cable supplied for foolproof setup.
  • Audiophile-quality speaker wire included - Pre-cut, pre-terminated oxygen-free copper speaker wire (140' - more than enough for most rooms) is right in the box.
  • Dolby Digital processing on board - Enjoy thrilling discrete channel digital entertainment today with a proprietary Dolby Digital processor under the hood of the preamp/processor unit.
  • Ergonomic, intelligent remote control - Easy to master full-function remote. Everything you need is at your fingertips.
  • Single-layer on-screen set-up menus - No confusing jargon, no multiple layers. Instant gratification in plain English.
  • Pre-set bass management - Optimized for the system with Pure Path Technology: no adjustments needed for perfect sound right out of the box.
  • Synchronized audio/video switching - Change audio/video sources with one touch of a button.
  • Multi-source, multi-room functions - Play DVDs downstairs, and CDs upstairs.
  • S video inputs (5!) - For the best picture quality.
  • RF input - For AC-3 operation with Laserdisc players.
  • 2 digital inputs (coaxal and optical) - For DVD and DSS, any of today's or tomorrow's digital sources.
  • Gold-plated binding posts - The best possible speaker wire connection for reliable high performance.
  • Polk Audio DS Systems are truly the Simple Solution for high performance home theater: simple to set up and simple to use, delivering Perfect Sound Every Time.

Driver Complement

Diameter1" (2.54cm) 
Typemagnetically Sheilded Trilaminate Dome Tweeter 
Mid / Woofer
Diameter6 1/2" (16.51cm) 
TypeMagnetically shielded Dynamic Balance® composite 
Diameter1" (2.54cm) 
TypeTrilaminate Dome Tweeter Magnetically Sheilded 
Diameter6 1/2" (16.51cm) 
TypeMagnetically Sheilded 
Diameter10" (25.40cm) 
TypeMagnetically sheilded Polypropylene cone and Butyl rubber surround 
Diameter1" (2.54cm) 
TypeTrilaminate Dome Tweeters 
Diameter6 1/2" (16.51cm) 
TypeDynamic Balance® composite 


Total Frequency Response25Hz-25kHz 
Lower -3dB Limit35 Hz
Upper -3dB Limit25 kHz
Center Speaker Crossover2nd order high pass filter@ 1.5kHz 
Surrounds Crossover2nd order low pass filter cascade 21.5kHz and 800Hz 
Subwoofer Crossoverfixed active 4th order 924dB/octave) low pass with amplitude shaping 


Enclosure TypeVented, Power Port 
Height40 1/4" (102.23cm) 
Width8" (20.32cm) 
Depth10 1/2" (26.67cm) 
Enclosure TypeVented, Power Port 
Height8 5/8" (21.91cm) 
Width9 7/8" (25.08cm) 
Depth12 1/8" (30.80cm) 
Enclosure TypeVented, Power Port 
Height18 3/4" (47.62cm) 
Width15 1/2" (39.37cm) 
Depth19 1/2" (49.53cm) 
Height4 1/2" (11.43cm) 
Depth14" (35.56cm) 
Weight17.2500 pounds
Enclosure TypeVented 
Height15 1/4" (38.73cm) 
Width9 7/8" (25.08cm) 
Depth9 1/2" (24.13cm) 
Radiation Patternswitchable bipole/dipole 


Included AccessoriesFM loop antenna, 5 sets of audiophile grade speaker wire (3@30', 2 @40'). 4 meter db-25 interconnect cable. 
Recommended AccessoriesAVIA system set-up DVD 


Mounting OptionsBuilt-in keyhole slots 


Speaker WarrantyLimited, 5 Years parts and labor 
Subwoofer Amplifier WarrantyLimited 2 Years parts and labor 

Pre-Amplifier Specs

DescriptionDolby Digital pre-amp/processor with AM/FM tuner 
ModesStereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Pro-Logic 
Audio Inputs7 stereo analog inputs, 1 digital coaxial, 1 digital optical, 1 RF 
Audio Outputs2 stereo record outputs, 1 stereo multi-room/multi-source output, 1 DB-25 multi-chanel preamp output 
Video Inputs6 composite, 6 S-Video 
Video Outputs1 composite, 1 S-Video 
Power Requirements (voltage)AC 120V 60Hz 
Maximum Power Consumption26 
FM Tuner
FM SensitivityIHF 1.3 eV/13.5dBf 
FM S/N RatioMono/Stereo 76/68dB 
FM DistortionMono/Stereo 0.2/0.5% 
FM Stereo Separation1 kHz 40dB 
FM Selectivity+/- 400kHz 65dB 
FM Image Rejection98 MHz 50 dB 
AM Tuner
AM SensitivityLoop 500 MicroV 
AM S/N Ratio50dB 
AM Selectivity+/- 20kHz 70dB 
AM Image Rejection98 MHz 50dB 

Power Amplifier Specs

Continuous Average Output
Overall700 watts
Dynamic Power Output
Subwoofer700 watts
Maximum Power Consumption800 

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.

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