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Timbre-matched with the rest of the RTi Series for seamless, realistic surround effects.
Design-enhanced surround diffusion characteristics on the new F/Xi Bi-Directional Surround Speakers include triangular cabinets that aim the drivers and tweeters in opposing directions to produce a more realistically diffuse wavefront and wide, lifelike imaging of surround-sound F/X, and a conveniently located bipole/dipole switch for the most flexible placement options and highest performance surround effects.
- Acoustically inert 3/4" MDF cabinets, finished in Black.
- Dynamic Balance polymer composite driver for smooth wide-range response with low distortion.
- 1" silk dome Dynamic Balance tweeters on opposing baffles feature neodymium magnets for clear, detailed highs; tweeters are heat-sinked for superior heat dissipation, power handling and reliability.
- Bi-Pole/Di-Pole Switch conveniently located on front baffle; choose your sound radiation pattern according to your installation requirements, get the best, most realistic diffusion possible for your setup.
- Butyl rubber surrounds for high performance durability.
- Acoustically inert stamped driver baskets.
- Stylish, "floating" anti-diffraction grilles minimize grille diffraction for spacious, 3-dimensional imaging.
- Mylar bypass capacitors in the crossovers extend high frequency response and improve detail and transparency.
- Gold-plated 5-way binding post inputs (with wide holes for large-gauge bare wire connections) for the most secure connections and the most versatile wiring applications.
- Timbre-matched to fit into any Polk Audio home theater or multi-channel music system for a more realistic, more seamless surround sound environment.
Floating grilles complement the finishes and softened contours of the new F/Xi Series Surround F/X Loudspeakers. Metallic elements add a touch of modern style to these classic Polk Audio high performance speakers.
|Type||Silk/Polymer composite dome|
|Mid / Woofer|
|Diameter||5 1/4" (13.34cm)|
|Type||Polymer Composite Dynamic Balance Cone with Rubber Surround|
|Total Frequency Response||50Hz-27kHz|
|Upper -3dB Limit||26 kHz|
|Lower -3dB Limit||60 Hz|
|Nominal Impedance||8 ohms|
|Recommended Amplifier Power||20-125 watts per channel|
|Inputs||5-way binding posts|
|Depth||7 3/8" (18.73cm)|
|Mounting Options||on-wall with built-iin key hole slot|
|Product Weight (each)||10.00 pounds|
|Unit of Measure||each|
|Total Shipping Weight||24.00 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.
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by Brent Johnson, March 10, 20040 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Cool design. Allows you to place anywhere.
Abit on the pricey side for effect speakers.
very good sounding effect speakers. The di-pole / bi-pole switch allows me to place anywhere I want. The sound is great for multi-channel music as well. good match for the CSi5 center and RTi10 fronts.
by Scott H, April 25, 20040 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Excellent sonic detail and no distortion. Hear 75% more detail than with the Bose system.
Awesome!!! I replaced my bose am10 with Polk R50's up front and Polk FXI3 for the surrounds along with a Klipsch RC35 at Center. The FXI3's really put the system over the top.
by george, May 25, 20040 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Solid built and a great little performer. They matches well with my other Polk speakers.
There is nothing I can think of.
The FXi3 provides the similar detail as my RT20P. They can take on the sudden load of my Carver 500X's THX-- 250 watts/ channel-- with ease and zero distortion noted. I have crossed these small effect speakers with a pair of older psw250 subs; so that I can extend the base to 30 hurtz instead of 50.
by LANDRY, August 4, 20040 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
GOOD AT PRODUCING DETAILED AND CRISP SUROUND EFFECTS.
I TRADED MY RTi4s FOR THESE, AND I AM VERY PLEASED WITH THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE SURROUND EFFECTS AND I LIKE THAT I CAN CHANGE THE SWITCH FOR WALL PLACEMENT TO ACCOMPLISH GREAT SOUND FROM THE BACK WALL OR THE SIDE WITH THE DIPOLE/BIPOLE SWITCH. I AM SATISFIED WITH MY CURRENT SETUP WHICH IS AS FOLLOWS: RTi10s, CSi3, FXi3s, RTi4 (BACK SURROUND) AND A PSW505. I AM LOOKING FOR A CSi5 TO BRING MORE TO MY FRONT SOUNDSTAGE AND WILL MOVE CSi3 TO REAR SURROUND OUTPUT. IF I DON'T FIND ONE, I WON'T BE MAD ABOUT IT.
by steropower, December 17, 20040 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Amazing sound. I hear sounds in a movie I never knew where there before.
My wife just brought these home to me today as an early Christmas present. I have had my eye on these bipole dipole speakers by Polk for years now and it was worth the wait. My system is as follows, fronts - Polk Audio RT600i, center - Polk Audio CSi40, rears - Polk Audio FXi3, subwoofer - 10 inch Velodyne, and a high end Yamaha amp. I am completely amazed by the products that Polk Audio continues to produce. My dreams are for one day to join the great team of Polk Audio.
by Vern Radcliff, January 22, 20050 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Design, Power rating, the dual sided dual firing tweeters really fill the room.
The jacks on back are not recessed deep enough to use bananna jacks of any size. Hook up at 11ft is a real challenge.
I just got mine two days ago. They were a replacement for my M series Polk surrounds, which I smoked. I am running a Yamaha RX-Z1 receiver which is an absolute brute. These surrounds are just perfect for the receiver and the room which is layed out like a loft. My surrounds are mounted nearly 11 feet from the floor. The range and clarity are just perfect for the space. I will be upgrading my fronts and center channel to Polks as soon as I am able. I love the sound and the look of Polk Speakers.
by Anthony, April 11, 20050 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
sound quality, full of range and effect. Movies are so increbible with these speaker and music too.
None What So Ever...
The best surround sound speaker u can ever get. Wow these baby are sweet and full of effect. I litterly hear 80% more than my old speaker , which they were bose and I got rid of them for good. Bose blow. i have csi5, Rti10, fxi3 it sound awsome. Too bad I need a subwoofer. I need to save up for psw 505, that take me sometime to buy. Well all i could say buy these sorround speaker, nothing out there beats it for real. crisp high, fill the room up with effect and You will be amaze the sound that come out of them. I mean sound that i didn't even knew where in movies that i all ready seen. I am very happy with them thank polk another great leap tour the sound barrier.
by Ray, December 26, 20050 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
you here every thing you wont miss a thing
got rid of my bose for these baby's and don't regret it i definitly hear more sound than my bose ever did.
by Konrad, September 6, 20060 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
They sound great and look cool!
These are the best rear channel speakers I've heard to date...a must for every surround sound system.
by Marc Thauvette, November 27, 20060 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Good, very good quality.
No cherry color to match my RTi10 and Csi5 speakers.
Very good speakers, sound is clean and crisp. Dipole and bipole switch is a good to have. I recommend these speakers.
by Wayne, December 15, 20060 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Look great. Solid construction and of course, awesome sound.
Very well built. Sound fantastic. The wife was satisfied with the size and physical properties. The sound is phenomenal.
by Fabman, January 16, 20070 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Looks & sound!
I bit larger than other surround speakers (a strength also)
Wow, these speakers took my surround sound to a whole new level. Look good, sound great!
by christopher krupa, April 14, 20070 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
great surround detail and good music reproduction.
flawless except no cherry!!!!!!
I have never imagined that I was missing so much detail in my rear surrounds until I bought these. These are great for music and movies. When I first hooked these up they had me in awe.
by Daniel Morgan, January 28, 20080 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
There is so much detail not heard without surround speakers. These speakers are very crisp. They can handle the highs and the mids well. So much detail comes out of these babies especially watching Planet Earth on Blu-ray. I couldn't be happy. Also they work very well with other home theatre and music too.
It would be nice to have a cherry pair, but black looks amazing.
I accidentally ordered a white pair, but returned them for a black pair. Let me say, Polk's customer service is the best I have ever dealt with. I received the black pair even before the white pair was returned, simply amazing.
by marc sloan, June 29, 20080 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
build quality, rich sound
as usual the build quality is impressive. Its amazing what "real" surround speakers will do for a 7.1 system. Clarity, rich surround sound. I know hear sounds that I was not aware existed with other speakers. Terrific!!
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