SurroundBar 9000 IHT
45-inch ultra-high-performance SurroundBar with wireless subwoofer.
3 3/4" H x 44 5/8" W x 2 1/4" D
9.53cm H x 113.35cm W x 5.71cm D
One bar. No compromises.
This Instant Home Theater is about more than creating sound far beyond what any TV speakers can produce. The 9000 is about transforming your flat panel into an amazing home theater experience. Polk technology and innovation make this possible. For starters, you’ll hear superior center channel intelligibility thanks to the Optimized Center Array, a feature that employs all of the bar’s drivers. Then, like real component systems, we use the critical 80Hz crossover point for bar and sub to minimize localization of the sub and create the ideal blending. But perhaps most impressive, we’ve created a component quality sound bar that reproduces true 5.1 channel audio in DTS or Dolby Digital. When you augment those surround formats with our proprietary SDA® Surround Technology, you’ll hear why the SurroundBar 9000 IHT is the best sounding bar/subwoofer system.
From the leader in sound bar technology:
8-channel Amplifer Each of the five mid-bass drivers and each of the three tweeters is driven by its own dedicated amplifier channel for greater dynamic range and clarity.
Digital Signal Processing (DSP) This is the most powerful DSP ever incorporated into any of our SurroundBars and is capable of 160MIPS (millions of instructions per second!!). DSP packs an incredible amount of processing power into a small space, controling delay, frequency shaping, crossover points, signal mixing and parametric compression.
Optimized Center Array (OCA) This is an amplitude tapered array design that uses all five mid-bass drivers to contribute to center channel performance. The result is unprecedented clarity and intelligibility of center channel information over a wide listening area. Everyone hears natural sounding, clear dialog, while musical instruments and center-channel effects are anchored to the screen.
Dolby Digital & DTS Decoding both optical inputs can decode and reproduce Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 program material. Many bars can decode 5.1 but can only reproduce it as 2-channel stereo. The SurroundBar 9000 IHT plays back all discrete channels as intended for optimal surround performance and fidelity.
Full Complement Bass (FCB), which is a feature of the bar and not the subwoofer as you might suspect, works in the 80Hz-200Hz range, where most instruments and voices gain their richness. FCB is based on the idea of several smaller drivers working together to create the effects of a much larger one. Here the five drivers create an equivalent surface of a 5-1/4” mid-bass driver. The effect is that the lower midrange and upper bass have a richer tonal quality and speedier transient response.
Polk’s patented SDA surround technology creates a broad, deep and tall sound field that extends along the side walls and overhead with a high degree of specificity. You hear a vivid 5-channel sound field from a single source; no rear speakers or special room characteristics are required.
Polk Digital Logic®, a proprietary DSP program, controls our SDA surround technology to an even finer level, ensuring strong image localization cues and a greater sense of ambience and space no matter the shape of the room.
Enclosure and grille the SurrounBar’s enclosure is a combination of ABS and polymethyl methacrylate (Plexiglass), which adds extra rigidity, torsional strength and higher damping factor. This makes the enclosure more acoustically inert and less resonant. The grille frame is a single molded piece wrapped with cloth. And as with high-end loudspeakers, the grille has no lattice work in front of any of the drivers or tweeters to ensure dispersion is unimpeded.
Dual tuned-port enclosure design optimizes the realistic blending of mid-range drivers with the wireless subwoofer, for more dynamic performance throughout the room.
Touch-sensitive keypad controls are easily accessible on the bar.
SmartBar™ programming enables the SurroundBar 9000 IHT to easily learn volume up/down and mute from your existing TV IR remote control. You’ll use only one remote for the SurroundBar and your TV (backup remote included).
Shallow design (just 2 1/4-inches deep) complements today’s high performance flat panel TVs.
Installs anywhere easily, with simple secure built-in keyhole slots.
Easy plug-and-play connections, with no complex setup or calibration needed. The SurroundBar and subwoofer come from the factory already paired. They work together right out of the box.
Four source inputs, including two optical audio inputs. Plays all digital source material, including DD5.1, DTS5.1. Includes 6-foot optical cable for the quickest, easiest, highest performance connections.
Compact 150 Watt wireless subwoofer features 8-inch poly-composite Dynamic Balance® woofer and flared J-port for big bass with low distortion.
Lossless wireless technology means you can put the wireless subwoofer anywhere within 50-feet of your SurroundBar 9000 IHT and experience the thrill of cinema-level bass effects.
Energy Star certified.
All Polk 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 loudspeakers are built to perform for a lifetime.
|Type||Downward firing long-throw woofer with J-port|
|Mid / Woofer||Five 2.5 convex dome|
|Total Frequency Response||40Hz-22kHZ|
|Lower -3dB Limit||45Hz Hz|
|Upper -3dB Limit||20kHz kHz|
|Inputs||Two optical; two 1/8" analog|
|Total System Power||510: 45 x8 channels; 150W subwoofer watts|
|Product Weight||8 pounds|
|Height||13 1/2" (34.29cm)|
|Depth||13 1/2" (34.29cm)|
|Height||3 3/4" (9.53cm)|
|Width||44 5/8" (113.35cm)|
|Depth||2 1/4" (5.71cm)|
|Included Accessories||6' digital (optical) cable, 1/8" to 1/8" analog cable, 1/8" female to dual RCA male adapter, two removable rubber feet, adjustable along the bar's length|
|Speaker Warranty||3 years|
|Subwoofer Amplifier Warranty||1 year|
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.
6 reviews with an average of 5Write your own review
by Sal Cameli, December 9, 201244 out of 94 people found this review helpful.
It, Looks Great!, Polk Technology. It'll match my other Polk Audio gear. It'll look good with my TV. I want to buy one now!!!
It's not available yet. I wish it was. Polk Audio must like teasing their customers. Why list it on the website for 6 months if it's not available?
I LOVE my Surround Bar 9000, At least I think I will love it. It teases me everyday when I come and visit the Polk Audio site and see nobody sells it yet :(
by WildGatorDuck, January 6, 20135 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
Minimalist speakers--visually disappear in a room. Room is filled with true-to-life sound.
This product is magnificent! I owned RT11s years ago, and after my wife made me get rid of them shortly after we married, I have been waiting for something from Polk that she would allow into the living room. Well my Christmas present arrived early--this soundbar is perfect! The subwoofer can be easily hidden behind a chair. And the soundbar blends right in with the LCD television, so it isn't even noticeable. The sound from this soundbar is amazing! This is truly good-old Polk engineering. The highs are crisp and clear, mids have a full sound, and the lows rattle the room with the wireless sub. Set-up was a breeze. I was even able to program my cable box remote to the speaker, so that I can control volume with one remote.
by Gerad Oxley, January 6, 20134 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
Loud, crisp, and clear vocals Powerful bass Dolby digital and dts decoding
Doesn't pick up dolby digital or dts unless hooked directly to optical cable. Wish there were 3 optical inputs instead of 2.
Picked up the surroundbar 9000 from my local abc warehouse for $579!!! Great place to wheel and deal! They are $799 everywhere else! This is a big step up from my surroundbar 3000 I've had for 2 years! Much better sound and clarity! The bass is also much more powerful! Very happy with my purchase!
by Blake Cruckshank, January 7, 20132 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Best sound from any speaker system I have ever heard. Customer Service great
Not hard to program, but takes a little patience. Wish list, turned itself down for comericals, as they tend to be louder.
It has incredible sound. Fill your room and most of the house. The Base unit takes a minute to set up and is stronger then my old Bose system. Programing the bar was a little difficult. Needed to shut the back light command "off" in my Sony Bravia Called Polk, they sent me a new unit no questions asked. Works with my Comcast remote as advertised. Great unit well worth the investment.
by Gary Paul, February 1, 20131 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Sound Quality Works with my remote
Lack of Center image control
Excellent product. Documentation does not say you can program mute but you can just as you do volume. It would be nice to control the center image level but other than that I wouldn't change a thing.
by sam, March 26, 20131 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
sound quality, easy hook up, remotes easily learned
switching between devices volume varies
Just finished hooking - very happy with the purchase - music sounds great. hooked up easily although i am still having trouble keeping the volume controled when i switch between devices. i looked at several models and happy with polk. if you listened to music this is definetly worth the extra money.
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