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
43-inch SurroundBar speaker.
4 7/16" H x 42 5/8" W x 5 1/8" D
11.27cm H x 108.27cm W x 13.02cm D
Five Channels. One Speaker. Zero Clutter.
This is the original SurroundBar, the one that raised the bar on “sound bar” speakers using exclusive, patented Polk Audio technologies. It uses a carefully engineered array of seven 3-inch Dynamic Balance® drivers, and three 3/4-inch high performance dome tweeters, to deliver clear, natural midrange, blended realistically with detailed highs. The addition of Polk’s SDA Digital Surround Technology allows this speakers to work well in any room setup, with no complex calibrations, unlike most other sound bar speakers. Only SurroundBar delivers this kind of spacious, enveloping surround-sound, with lifelike imaging.
Polk Audio’s patented SDA surround technology delivers a vivid 5-channel sound field from a single source; no rear speakers or special room characteristics are required.
Installs anywhere easily, with the simple secure wall-mount bracket or shelf cradle.
Magnetically shielded for placement on or near any type of video monitor.
Extruded aluminum enclosure is designed to eliminate performance-robbing cabinet resonances.
Anti-diffraction grille and bezel design create surprisingly open, spacious imaging.
Easy plug-and-play connections using one simple color-coded connector for all 5 channels, directly from your receiver/processor to your SurroundBar. No complex setup or calibration needed. It works right out of the box!
All Polk Audio products are made using the best materials and the most advanced manufacturing techniques. They pass the industry’s most exhaustive quality tests, including drop testing, extreme signal response and UV & salt exposure testing. Polk Audio loudspeakers are built to perform for a lifetime.
|Type||Silk/polymer composite dome|
|Diameter||3 1/2" (8.89cm)|
|Type||Dynamic Balance drivers with polymer composite cones|
|Total Frequency Response||115HZ-23kHZ|
|Upper -3dB Limit||20 kHz|
|Lower -3dB Limit||100 Hz|
|Nominal Impedance||8 ohms|
|Recommended Amplifier Power||20 - 125 watts per channel|
|Height||4 7/16" (11.27cm)|
|Width||42 5/8" (108.27cm)|
|Depth||5 1/8" (13.02cm)|
|Mounting Options||wall bracket; shelf/table cradle|
|Product Weight (each)||25.00 pounds|
|Unit of Measure||each|
|Total Shipping Weight||27.00 pounds|
|Included Accessories||2 piece wall bracket, center channel base, 25' wire bundle, and Quick Start Guide|
|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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What Home Cinema magazine (United Kingdom)
"What you do get is a genuine sense of sound coming from behind your listening position... You feel as if there are indeed many small speakers invisibly placed around the room."
[ Open Review ]
Home Cinema Choice magazine (United Kingdom)
"It is gorgeously crafted from Aluminium..."
"From the outset the sound is immediately richer and more robust than the rival ******..."
"...the more you listen to the Polk the seemingly more invisible it becomes..."
"...it does manage to create a suitably enveloping overall ambience of effects that are far less influenced by the room, and where you sit in it, than [the 4] other systems [tested in this review]"
"...the SurroundBar is probably the unltimate one-box speaker solution I've heard to date."
Selected as a Home Cinema Choice best Buy
Darryl P. B. Wilkinson
"Not surprisingly, the SurroundBar includes seven 3.5-inch drivers, three tweeters, and a very complex 39-element crossover. What is surprising is how well it works."
"In fact, in difficult rooms, such as those in which the rear speakers have to be mounted in acoustically undesirable locations or the seating area is not ideal for surround (up against a wall, for example), the SurroundBar will surely outperform a multiple-speaker arrangement."
"the SurroundBar does a great job of doing exactly what it was designed to do: fill a room with quite fine surround sound without intruding on the homeowner's décor or lifestyle. And that's the (sound) wave of the future."
[ Open Review ]
"...the front stage is super wide and impressive from many listening positions. The center channel is stable during the hullabaloo too, which helps dialog come across rather clear and un-muddied. There's a cool lack of source points too from the successful cancellation of the inter-aural crosstalk. Imagine more of a "wall" of sound, rather than a speaker here, and a speaker there with many dead spots in between."
[ Open Review ]
DVD & Hjemmkino (Norway)
Translated from the original Norwegian
"The surprise is big when this piece is capable of giving a pretty convincing expression that there really is surround speakers in the room. It does not sound as if there are two speakers, but several speakers at the rear of the room that gives a complete and pretty wide sound from behind."
Polk SurroundBar is not for those that have to rebuild their garage for their home theatre system, but it is definitely one of the most intelligent products we have seen for the regular consumer with a strong aversion against pulling cables all over their home and mounting speakers on the back wall. In addition it also sounds very nice."
"This is no bluff people, but a close to genius idea that works as its purpose."
"The SurroundBar offers an impressive surround-sound experience without the clutter and installation hassle of conventional 5.1 systems, and it looks stylish to boot."
[ Open Review ]
Exercise For Men Only
"get the best there is in audio surround sound with Polk Audio's SurroundBar!"
[ Open Review ]
Big Picture Big Sound
"And the sound on Baz Luhrmann's "Moulin Rouge" was so compelling that the film was half over before I remembered that I was listening to a single box speaker. And that's probably the feature that impressed me most about the unit. It's a very satisfying and involving system that will not leave you wanting more."
"...the SurroundBar will get you about as close to discrete surround sound as you can get from a single-box speaker at the front of the room. And its sound quality speaks of its heritage - the Polk speakers sound rich and full-balanced and will blow away the speakers built into any television, flat panel or otherwise."
[ Open Review ]
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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