This product is a vintage Polk model and is not available for sale, but it may still be available in some stores as a closeout or used product. The following text is taken from the original sales brochure for this product and does not reflect current availability. If you happen to have any question or concerns about this product, or any other Polk Audio product, feel free to contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-377-7655 Monday - Friday, 9am - 5:30pm EST
Executive 3-piece HD Radio/CD player
HD Radio never sounded better
Polk Audio Designs HDX3
The HDX3 is a compact, executive 3-piece system that brings you all the benefits of HD Radio. The console features a digital HD Radio tuner, conventional analog tuner and a CD player. The detached speakers produce classic Polk Audio sound- open, spacious and clear. 5 selectable equalization settings allow you to customize the tone. The HDX3 works great for an office, bedroom, living room or anywhere else you want great Polk sound. It's the best sounding compact HD Radio/CD player in its class!
tatic-free, crystal clear reception for music the way it was meant to be enjoyed, without the hiss and pops.
- Enjoy CD-quality sound on HD FM stations and FM-quality sound on HD AM stations.
- Metadata capable so that artist name, song title, and information like weather and school closings can scroll across the display.
- Multicasting the ability to broadcast multiple programs over one radio frequency allows you more listening options from a greater variety of programming.
- Built-in CD player plays your favorite music CDs.
- Detached 2-way speakers Featuring high definition two 5-1/4" drivers with rear port and two 3/4-inch Soft Dome Tweeters deliver the classic Polk Audio sound. Because they're separate from the radio/CD unit, the speakers offer more placement options then units with built on speakers.
- Sound Optimization EQ - Rock, Jazz, Classical, Speech and Normal settings make your favorite music sound its best.
- Remote Control puts all HDX3 controls at your fingertips.
- Radio Station Memory Presets enable you to recall your favorite radio stations at the touch of a button. 24 total presets are possible (12 AM, 12 FM).
- Easy-to-read Display includes clock, station frequency and station number readouts. For HD Radio broadcasts, song title and artist name appears.
- Headphone Output mutes speakers and provides private listening.
- AUX Input allows you to connect any external audio source such as an iPod or other MP3 player, computer, DVD player, etc.
- AUX Output is controlled by system volume for connection to other audio devices such as powered smallwoofers.
HDX3 Console: 11-1/4"W x 10.0"D x 4-3/4"H
Speaker Cabinets: 6.0"W x 10.0"D x 7-3/4"H
|Amplifier Type||Built-in Power|
|Height||7 3/4" (19.68cm)|
|Width||23 1/4" (59.05cm)|
|Included Accessories||Remote, FM and AM wire antennas.|
|Speaker Warranty||1 year 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.
11 reviews with an average of 4.5Write your own review
by Michael Mershon, November 18, 20082 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
Tuner sensitivity, even with AM loop. Speaker range is good. Presets for up and down make tuning easier.
CD laser probably out of adjustment, a real disappointment. Hopefully, the new unit will perform properly. An amended review will follow replacement.
I bought the HDX3 from Radio Shack. The tuner is really sensitive. I can pick up Cincinnati and Dayton FM with a good outside antenna. The AM does a good job, too. The CD player, however, has no sound from the left channel. I am supposed to be exchanging it for a new unit this Thursday, and I will test the receiver/CD before bringing it home. The speakers are very good, with nice bass, and good highs.
by Adrian, May 23, 20102 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Clear crisp high to mids,HD is very ear filling.Aux and sub output.
Like other reviews the cd player is not the best.Mine does work fine only becuase I don't use it much:(
I came across my HDx3 at my local radioshack.As soon as I heard this I was immediately impressed.To compliment the highs I added a polk psw 10 subwoofer.After doing so i have the perfect system.I would absoulutely reccomend to anyone intrested in a small but big sounding micro system.Always entertains all my social events and gatherings.
by MARK T., November 19, 20081 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
SOUND QUALITY AND RECEPTION ARE EXEPTIONAL.
HAVEN'T REALLY FOUND ONE YET.
JUST HOOKED UP MY HDX3 SYSTEM AND WAS VERY PLEASED WITH THE QUALITY FOR THE PRICE. AWESOME SOUND AND EASE OF USE IS EXACTLY WHAT I LOOKED FOR BUT WAS NEVER ABLE TO FIND. UNTILL NOW!
by Ed P, April 6, 20080 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Great sound and super HD signal reception. Easy set up for initial use.
CD player should play MP3s and WMAs.
A very nice system for an office or small room. Plenty of great sound from the speakers which seem to be well balanced in their output. Bass is present in sufficient quantity without being overdriven to the point of "thumpiness". The controls are simple and self explanatory. The tuner is the most sensitive I have found for HD signals, even better than the I-Sonic which outshone it's peers. I didn't even have to stretch out the wire dipole antenna to it's full length! The CD player works well and there is even a shuffle command on the remote.
by Gary Ingersoll, September 20, 20080 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
HD works well and FM receiver is excellent.
AM with supplied antenna not as good as other radios I have.
I had read some bad things about HD radio not being worth it. They are nuts! I listen to a local PBS AM station a lot but it has the normal AM noise and am not always able to pick it up. The transmission is now sent with the FM multicast and it sounds great. I have never heard it so clearly. HD locks in well. This radio has a super FM receiver. It picks up a station very well about 45 miles away that is only marginal to good on my non-hd BA Recepter. The downside is mediocre AM reception with the supplied antenna compared to the Recepter and other radios I own.
by Susan, October 17, 20080 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Excellent sound, smooth quick transition to HD
Very heavy for a small system. Limited adjustments via EQ.
The sound on this system is excellent. The speakers are perfectly balanced for my office. And the improvement of HD over analog is truly amazing! I've had to play with the antenna a bit - I'm about 35 miles from my favorite stations' transmitters. The one AM I tend to listen to is closer - its HD syncs up almost instantly with no antenna at all! I've wanted an HD radio for some time and have listened to several - I'm glad I held out for this one!
by Bob H, December 10, 20080 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
HD Radio, MP3 sound, ease of use.
CD Player hissing.
This is a great little system. I wanted something that would fit into a corner and not dominate the looks of the room, yet still had great sound. I am using it with my Polk powered subwoofer and that made a huge difference, yet it's still pretty small. The HD is great, and Ipod/MP3 players sound really good. My big disappointment is the CD player. It has a hissing sound. I took it back to Radio Shack and they swapped it with another unit which sounds about the same. Polk tech support was not helpful, so I guess I'll live with it. Someone out there could probably make a lot of money with a system like this that comes with a good CD player and a subwoofer.
by Steve, December 19, 20080 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Great sound, small but powerful. I love the weight of the system and would highly recommend this to anyone.
I wish you could dim the blue light at night.
I stumbled across this when looking for a small bedroom set. I was very impressed with the sound and with the quality of the HD radio. Once I put in a favorite cd I was sold. Radio Shack had only one left and I usually don't buy the floor model but this was terrific deal. Bestbuys had nothing in this price range that comes close.
by Glen G., December 27, 20080 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
HD radio is awesome! iPods connected to AUX port sound fantastic. Great price! Radio Shack had some holiday specials around 60% off retail!
TERRIBLE CD PLAYER. Verges on totally non-functional. This might explain the great pricing.
Can't say enough good things about the HD tuner. The speakers with this package sound fantastic. I had friends looking for a non-existent subwoofer! Great sound, great price. That said, the bad news is that the CD player is a total wash! It takes a long time to que up discs. If and when it finally manages to "load" a disc, often one channel is completely dropped out. Very erratic, very frustrating, very disappointing. Other reviewers have mentioned the same problems so me thinks there is no good solution forthcoming from Polk. All said and done, the HD radio and speakers is worth the price. Just try to pretend there is no CD player included
by Bruce Robin, January 4, 20090 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Excellent reception of HD and regular signals. Sound is excellent from the included speakers.
At this price point it's hard to find fault.
For a tabletop radio/CD player this unit provides excellent sound and performance. I bought this unit because the type of music I like is only available on HD Radio in my area. The radio's ability to lock onto the HD signals is excellent IF you have a decent antenna. The folded dipole antenna included is OK if the signal is strong but adding a better antenna (Terk - under $10) really improved the radio's performance. There is a subwoofer output that I may use later but the sound is excellent even without it.
This product is considered a "Recent" or "Vintage" Polk Audio model. It is not a part of our current product lineup. It may still be available in some stores as a "close out" or "used" product. Information provided here about this product may not reflect current realities and does not imply availability. If you happen to have a question or concern about this product, contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-377-7655 M-F 9am - 5:30pm EST. Chances are we remember it.
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