Floorstanding

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

VM30

Slim Floorstanding Flagship, 11 Drivers Total

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Add a new dimension to your sound

It's only 4.5" wide, but it delivers big, wide sound in the most stylish modern decor. The VM30 packs a total of 11 drivers (one Aluminum Dome Tweeter, two midrange drivers, four woofers and four Planar Bass Radiators) into an tall, efficient High Velocity Array that will blow you away. Its minimalist profile looks sweet next to your big flat panel TV or as an artful addition to any listening room. It's a modern performer, with crisp, clear, warm sound with plenty of musical bass response, for music, movies, TVs and even games.

Dynamic Balance Design Technology

Dynamic Balance is our patented advanced analysis of a speaker's entire electro-acoustic and mechanical system. It helps us select better materials and more efficient geometry. With deep analysis, we can pinpoint and eliminate things that reduce performance before they become a part of the finished product. The aluminum and polypropylene driver materials in the VM Series are specially tuned to produce a flat, uncolored frequency response. This true transparency reveals a wide dynamic range, with sharp details, and no hint of strain.

Klippel Distortion Analysis

The state-of-the-art Klippel Distortion Analyzer uses a lasers and sophisticated software to do large-scale analysis of drivers in motion. We use this technology to test speaker motors (the moving parts) while they are still in the prototype stage. We can tweak voice coils and spiders for optimal motion, ensuring that a speaker will perform well at both low and high volume levels.

Aircraft-Quality Aluminum Extruded Cabinets

VM Series speakers eschew traditional wood and plastic for hand polished black or silver aluminum. VM cabinets are chambered and braced, and internally lined with closed cell foam, eliminating internal resonances and absorbing driver "back wave," for greater midrange clarity and clearer midbass response. Fine machining and curved designs complement both traditional (surprise!) and modern decors. VM30 and VM10 models feature elegant glass bases that provide stability while accenting their jewel-like quality.

Mineral Filled Polypropylene Drivers

For the flattest possible frequency response, with excellent detail and transparency, these innovative materials have been tuned with our Dynamic Balance process. Butyl Rubber Surrounds provide excellent resonance damping for better sound and high durability for a lifetime of listening enjoyment.

Aluminum Dome Tweeter

The Ferro-Magnetic fluid-cooled Aluminum Dome Tweeters of the VM Series are super-efficient, and create excellent dispersion off-axis. They reveal essential high frequency accuracy, even at lifelike volumes.

Planar Bass Radiators

The secret to rich, deep bass response in an impossibly thin (and good looking) loudspeaker is our exclusive Planar Bass Radiator design, snatched from our hugely successful DSWmicroPro Series Subwoofers. Both VM30 and VM20 models utilize the Planars, in which a non-powered "radiator" mimics a speaker cone to reinforce ultra-low-end bass frequencies. The result is deep, musical bass that blends smoothly with the speaker's overall dynamics, for surprisingly big bass impact for such a slim player.

Narrow Baffle Geometry, Small-Driver Configuration

A one-two performance punch that results in smart styling and superior sound. First, multiple smaller drivers are combined for more overall driver area with less overall driver mass, for wider range, more spacious soundstaging, and better detail. Second, these smaller drivers are arranged vertically in a slender enclosure, and tuned to project sound over a wider area, so every seat in the house hears a prime performance.

High Velocity Array

VM30 and VM20 models benefit from a special, slim speaker driver configuration that works in conjunction with the Narrow Baffle Geometry. This array widens the dispersion of the loudspeaker, creating a wide, deep soundstage with crisp, articulate sound.

Timbre-Matched Versatility

The VM Series is timbre-matched to other Polk Audio loudspeakers, so you can mix-and-match them to build or add to existing systems. And you can mix-and-match among the models in the VM Series to go from a dynamic basic 2-channel stereo setup to a full-on home theater system, 5.1 and beyond, and always experience seamless, realistic blending between speakers.

Magnetically Shielded

All models of the VM Series are engineered to be safe when placed near sensitive AV equipment like monitors or TVs.

Gold-Plated 5-Way Binding Post Connectors

Gold-plated 5-way professional binding post connectors give you maximum signal transfer and the most secure professional connections.

Famous Polk Dependability & Durability

Like all of our products, the VM Series uses only the best materials coupled with the most advanced manufacturing techniques on the planet. All Polk products must pass a battery of the most physically strenuous and exhaustive performance tests in the industry, including drop testing and extreme signal response testing. Polk Audio loudspeakers are proudly built to perform for a lifetime.

Polk Audio Customer Service: The Gold Standard

Call or email us and you'll be connected to real live human who knows just about everything there is to know about audio and performance electronics. From "how do I get started?" and "what should I buy?" to "how do I stop that hiss?" and "which tube needs replacing?" and everything in between, we know the answers you need to get back to enjoying your audio entertainment pronto. Just ask.

Driver Complement

Tweeter
Quantity
Diameter1" (2.54cm) 
TypeFerro-magnetic fluid-cooled aluminum dome  
Midrange
Quantity
Diameter4" (10.16cm) 
TypeDynamic Balance mineral filled polymer composite cone drivers 
Mid / Woofer
Quantity
Diameter4" (10.16cm) 
TypeDynamic Balance mineral filled polymer composite cone drivers 
Subwoofer
Quantity
Diameter4" (10.16cm) 
TypePlanar bass radiator 

Electrical

Total Frequency Response50Hz-26kHz 
Upper -3dB Limit25 kHz
Lower -3dB Limit60 Hz
Nominal Impedance8 ohms
Efficiency90 dB
Recommended Amplifier Power20-225 watts per channel
Inputs5-way binding posts 

Amplifier Specs

220V AvailabilityNo 

Dimensions

Cabinet Dimensions
Height49" (124.46cm) 
Width6" (15.24cm) 
Depth6" (15.24cm) 
Footprint
Width10 1/8" (25.72cm) 
Depth13" (33.02cm) 
Product Weight (each)25.50 pounds

Shipping

Unit of Measureeach 
Total Shipping Weight29.40 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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