Bookshelf

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

Monitor 30

Two-way bookshelf loudspeaker

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Incredible Sound / Affordable Price

The name "Monitor" is special to Polk Audio. The original Polk Audio Monitor Series, produced in the mid-1970s, ushered in the modern loudspeaker era by setting the standard for performance and value. The original Monitor Series is the line that made Polk Audio famous with its simple, sturdy construction, clear, accurate sound, powerful bass and superior imagingall at a price that made great sound available to everyone.

The newly reborn Monitor Series is classic Polk: a quality-built, affordable line of high performance loudspeakers for music and home theater. They are highly efficient, so they can be driven easily by unpretentious receivers, and they are voice matched for lifelike surround sound environments. The Monitor Series boasts a stylish look that complements today's flat screen technology, with wood grain finishes and modern Titanium faces. Built for speed, sound quality and value, the Monitor Series is a great introduction to high performance sound.

The Monitor 30 features:

  • High efficiency design allows the Monitor Series to reveal the classic Polk Audio sound (open, spacious and clear) even when driven by modestly-powered amplifiers and receivers.
  • 1-inch (25mm) Fabric/Polymer Composite Dynamic Balance Dome Tweeter with powerful Neodymium magnet structure delivers clear and detailed high frequency response for realistic reproduction of vocals and instruments.
  • 5 1/4-inch Bi-Laminate Composite Dynamic Balance Driver is lightweight and stiff with good damping for high efficiency, excellent bass and midrange clarity with lower distortion.
  • Small-diameter driver design delivers wide dispersion, better mid-range, and more detailed bass response for an open, "box-less" three-dimensional sound.
  • Non-resonant all-MDF enclosure construction with ¾"-thick baffles ensures cleaner, clearer, more lifelike sound quality.
  • Crossovers use Mylar bypass capacitors for more detailed high frequencies.
  • Dual Five-Way Binding Post Connectors, allowing for more secure hook-up options, as well as bi-wiring and bi-amping flexibility.
  • Monitor Series speakers are "modern living accessories" that make a stylish statement in either Black or Cherry wood grain finish, with Titanium faces.
  • Magnetically shielded for safe placement on or near TVs and video monitors with no risk of video distortion.
  • Built-in keyhole wall mounting brackets for strong, secure on-wall mounting with no added brackets to buy.
  • Critically Tuned Flared Port minimizes port noise ("chuffing") for good low frequency extension with low distortion, resulting in natural, full-bodied sound with rich bass.

Driver Complement

Tweeter
Quantity
Diameter1" (2.54cm) 
TypeDynamic Balance Silk/polymer composite dome, magnetically shielded 
Mid / Woofer
Quantity
Diameter5 1/4" (13.34cm) 
TypeDynamic Balance Bi-laminate composite cone driver, magnetically shielded 

Electrical

Total Frequency Response55Hz - 25kHz 
Upper -3dB Limit24 kHz
Lower -3dB Limit63 Hz
Nominal Impedance8 ohms
Efficiency89 dB
Recommended Amplifier Power20 -100 watts per channel
InputsDual (bi-amp) 5 way binding posts 

Amplifier Specs

Amplifier Type

Dimensions

Cabinet Dimensions
Height11" (27.94cm) 
Width7" (17.78cm) 
Depth8 3/8" (21.27cm) 
Mounting Optionson-wall with built-in key hole slot  
Product Weight (each)9.00 pounds

Shipping

Unit of Measurepair 
Total Shipping Weight22.00 pounds

Warranty

Speaker Warranty5 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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