Big speaker sound without the big speaker.
4 1/2" W x 7 3/4" H x 5 15/16" D
11.43cm W x 19.68cm H x 15.08cm D
Compact Speakers that Deliver Full-Size Speaker Performance
The first compact speaker to use exclusive state-of-the-art technologies to overcome the usual limitations of compact speakers, with wider soundstaging, more realistic details and deeper bass response than ever before. Once you hear the new Blackstone TL3, you will forget everything you thought you knew about compact loudspeakers.
The TL3 Speaker Features:
The ring radiator tweeter, a tweeter that has never been used in a compact loudspeaker before; it produces incredible accuracy and detail (beyond even 30kHz!).
Time Lens® technology aligns the acoustic centers of the tweeter and mid-bass driver on the same spatial plane for superior imaging, while an acoustic lens incorporated in the grille smoothes the tweeter’s frequency response.
The unique curved enclosure design employs non-parallel surfaces to strengthen the acoustically inert enclosure and deliver less audible coloration from internal surface resonances.
Because of its Extended Linear Motion motor structure, the moving parts of the drivers used in the Blackstone TL Series can move farther, more smoothly, in a smaller space than any other speaker driver in an enclosure this size, achieving the kind of dynamic response (clarity, volume) you’d expect from much larger speakers.
PowerPort® bass venting is Polk’s patented design for smoothly transitioning the air flow from the port into your listening area, eliminating turbulence and distortion, for bigger, more efficient, deep bass impact. Adding a PowerPort to a compact loudspeaker allows it to achieve deeper bass, for better blending with your subwoofer, than ever before.
The Blackstone aerated polypropylene cone is lightweight, but stiff and strong, with longer linear excursion capabilities in a limited compact enclosure space, so it plays louder with less distortion.
Polk’s proprietary, patented Dynamic Balance® technology allows our engineers to design out distortion-causing driver and system resonances, so you only hear the good sounds.
Hi-Gloss "Blackstone" finish, a durable, deep automotive-strength finish that matches today’s most stylish flat-panel TVs and furniture.
Compact means go-anywhere for Blackstone TL: on shelves, on the wall, on stands. Built-in keyhole slots and threaded inserts (that fit virtually any brackets) give you multiple mounting options.
Gold-plated, professional-style 5-way binding posts, for the most secure connection options.
All models in the Blackstone TL Series are available in convenient, professionally matched 5-packs for instant home theater solutions in any room. There are two complete systems available that include a subwoofer; everything you need for an explosive, compact, easy-to-connect home theater system. Plus, you can use individually-available satellites to expand your systems to accommodate 6.1, 7.1 and beyond.
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||Dynamic Balance ring radiator tweeter|
|Mid / Woofer|
|Diameter||3 1/4" (8.26cm)|
|Type||Dynamic Balance aerated polypropylene cone with Extended Linear Motion voice coil driver|
|Total Frequency Response||90Hz-31KHz|
|Upper -3dB Limit||28KHz kHz|
|Lower -3dB Limit||115 Hz|
|Nominal Impedance||8 ohms|
|Recommended Amplifier Power||10-125 watts per channel|
|Inputs||Gold-plated 5-way binding posts w/metal caps|
|Height||7 3/4" (19.68cm)|
|Width||4 1/2" (11.43cm)|
|Depth||5 15/16" (15.08cm)|
|Mounting Options||Included wall mount bracket; 1/4x20 threated insert|
|Product Weight (each)||3.00 pounds|
|Unit of Measure||each|
|Total Shipping Weight||3.70 pounds|
|Included Accessories||included wall mount bracket|
|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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by Mark, August 22, 201218 out of 18 people found this review helpful.
Smooth highs, fatigue free listening.
Bass, I wish they went a little lower, say 100Hz. A subwoofer is a must with these either way but it would be a little easier to setup.
I think these speakers are too good not to have any reviews. I am using a pair of TL3 for my office PC based system. I use my PC as the source, output through a HRT Music Streamer II to an Audioengine N22 which powers the TL3 and is a Pre Amp for my Polk PSW 111 subwoofer. I have been using this setup for several months and am extremely happy with their performance. To start with using a PC and streamed audio is not the highest quality source but the TL3 make the most of it taking the edge off of music that this type of source often induces. They image and separate very well and the highs have a smooth air about them that I can listen to all day without fatigue. The tweeter in this speaker is based on the new LSiM line and it shows. I spent a short time with the LSiM 703 in my system and you can tell the TL3 have a smooth quality sound about them that I love. I am using the PSW111 to fill out the bottom end as opposed to getting the slam required for movies. In my setup it seems that the bass is actually coming from the TL3 not the subwoofer. I am only doing near field listening so the N22 (22w X 2 RMS) has more than enough power. If you are going to use these in a living room environment you will need at least 50w per channel and a good sub. Pair four these with a DSW Pro 600 and the TL3 center channel and you will have a very nice movie/music setup. Highly recommend.
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