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
A pair of floor standing loudspeakers
Sound that astonishes the ear from speakers that seduce the eye.
Years ago, it didn't matter what speakers looked like as long as they sounded good. Admittedly, some of the best sounding speakers did not always blend perfectly into everyone's decor. Today, those of us who consider music an important part of our life and who demand the highest performance possible from our stereo components prefer that our loudspeakers reflect our lifestyle by complementing our taste in home furnishings. The new RTA 15TL, representing over 18 years of Polk's research and development, is already setting new standards of sonic excellence. And its elegant cabinet is a beautiful visual addition to any environment or listening room. It all begins with the remarkable SL 3000 Trilaminate Tweeter: Working with Johns Hopkins University Center for Non-Destructive Testing, Polk engineers utilized Laser Interferometry to test tweeter designs and materials. They found that ultimately, by vapor-depositing stainless steel and aluminum to a polyamide dome surface, an extended, very flat frequency response, out to 26 kHz, was achieved. Polk also discovered that by using a rare Ultra Low Viscosity Magnetic Fluid, nearly as thin as water, to cool the SL 3000's voice coil, power handling capacity and reliability would vastly increase. Indeed, the SL3000 tweeter can significantly exceed normal listening levels without loss of performance of reliability. The clear imaging of Polk's Line Source Array: By arranging its four 6.5" drivers in a vertical line source along with the SL3000 tweeter, superior imaging and midrange purity is achieved. This line source technology is the same advanced principal used in Polk's flagship "Signature Reference Series." By clearly focusing midrange frequencies and avoiding floor and ceiling reflections, Polk's Line Source delivers a wide open, natural sound without tonal coloration. Consequently, the RTA 15TL performs superbly in a wide variety of room sizes and placements. Controlling diffraction to create a lifelike stage: The grille of the RTA 15TL has been specially designed to eliminate mid and high frequency diffraction and to actually enhance dispersion. In fact, the RTA 15TL sounds better with the grille on than off. And to eliminate any possibility of phase anomalies and other colorations, Polk developed a unique "diffraction spoiler" which dramatically improves audible frequency response and imaging. By controlling diffraction, "smearing" of the sonic image and "peaky" characteristics are eliminated. Polk Bass: Deep, Powerful and Tight: Two independently tuned, 10 inch bass radiators, one facing front, one facing rear, deliver the impressive bass for which Polk is known. These two radiators move a significant amount of air and at the same time produce a more accurate reproduction of an instrument's timbre and transience than a single conventional woofer. This configuration provides the tight, well defined bass normally associated with small systems combined with the deep, powerful performance found in large systems. - excerpt from 1990 promotional information
|Type||Polk SL3000 dome tweeter|
|Diameter||6 1/2" (16.51cm)|
|Type||Trilaminate polymer bass-midrange drivers|
|Type||Sub-bass radiators, one high-resonance, one low-resonance|
|Total Frequency Response||20Hz - 26 kHz|
|Upper -3dB Limit||26 kHz|
|Lower -3dB Limit||35 Hz|
|Nominal Impedance||8 ohms|
|Recommended Amplifier Power||30 - 250 watts per channel|
|Width||12 1/2" (31.75cm)|
|Depth||15 1/2" (39.37cm)|
|Total Shipping Weight||77.00 pounds|
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 michael c .evans, February 5, 20130 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Great Soundstage & Imaging!!
none after all this time!
This is my first Polk speaker system.The impressive soundstage and quality craftmanship of the speakers after i auditioned them were impressive. I purchased them in the oak veneer finish which matched other furniture pieces within the house. They blended in seemlessly to the current decor and the sound was very impressive.I had them powered with a Yamaha RV1105 receiver which back in the day was very good! I am proud to say that i still have both units the speakers and the receiver today and other than the grilles of the speakers kinda dry rotting the system has lasted and still sounds great even better now with digital audio & video sources.Thanks Polk for building quality speakers that have stood the test of time!
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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