16 Jan, 2023

4 Ways Polk Sound Bars Bring A-Game Audio to the Big Game

Article written by SARAH JONES

A group of people watching a football game.

Whether you’re In It for the Home Team, All About Usher, or Only Here for the Ads, we know where to find all you armchair quarterbacks on February 11. With the Big Game kicking off in just a couple of weeks, now’s the perfect time to upgrade your home theater, so you and your crew will be ready to rock that in-stadium experience from the comfort of your couch.

Sound bars are the easiest way to bring big sound to the Big Game. By taking TV audio out of the (flat, thin) box, you hear every call, cheer, and crunch of helmets in vivid, larger-than-life detail—as if you scored seats right on the 50-yard line.

At Polk, we have the perfect sound bar for every space, from ultra-compact, dorm-room-friendly models to expansive surround-sound systems with satellite speakers and subwoofers. Our sound bars bring acoustic technologies found in our flagship speakers to a footprint that complements your TV, whether your preferences lean small and simple or fully loaded. The great news is, they’re all plug-and-play simple, so you can pick one up this afternoon and enjoy the thrills of room-filling sound tonight. Check out a few of our favorites:

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MagniFi Mini AX: small sound bar, big sound.

MagniFi Mini AX: Maximum Sound, Minimalist Package

Our smallest sound bar lets you experience your favorite game moments in enveloping Dolby Atmos—and stream music via Apple AirPlay 2, Chromecast, and Bluetooth—all in a box that’s less than 15 inches wide. (For even more immersion, add Polk SR2 wireless surround speakers, available separately or included with the MagniFi Max AX SR 7.1.2 Sound Bar System.)

Signa S4: Easy, Affordable Atmos

The Signa S4 immerses you in Dolby Atmos 3.1.2 sound, thanks to a seven-speaker array with upfiring height speakers and an included wireless subwoofer. Bluetooth music streaming and VoiceAdjust and Music, Movie, and Night Modes complete this sleek, streamlined system, named Rolling Stone’s “2022 Best Sound Bar for Home Theater."

React: Alexa Voice Control and More

“Hey Alexa, what’s the spread?” Polk’s React’s built-in Alexa support and preset modes let you dial in optimal sound using voice commands, keeping your hands free for beverages and buffalo dip. Get lost in the on-field action, thanks to React’s built-in virtual surround sound, or extend sound around you with available SR2 wireless surround speakers and the wireless React Sub.

MagniFi Max AX: Ultimate Game-Day Immersion

MagniFi Max AX envelops you in the heart-pounding thrills of 3D sound, thanks to a Dolby Atmos-enabled 11-speaker array with upfiring drivers for overhead action and Polk SDA technology for extra-expansive sound. Stream music over Wi-Fi with Apple AirPlay 2, Google Chromecast, Spotify Connect, or any Works with Alexa-compatible music service; dial in optimal sound using preset modes and enjoy deep, rich bass via a powerful 10” wireless subwoofer. For even greater immersion, add Polk SR2 wireless surround speakers, available separately or included with the MagniFi Max AX SR 7.1.2 Sound Bar System.

A soundbar on a table with a subwoofer on the ground next to it.

React and React Sub

How Do I Know Which Sound Bar Is Right for Me?

Choosing a sound bar is simple. Start by determining the ideal size; think something that’s smaller than or the same width as your TV and fits on furniture below your TV or on the wall. (A sound bar’s size doesn’t necessarily equate to its power; our smallest sound bar here, the MagniFi Mini AX, delivers immersive Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound in an incredibly small package measuring just over 14 inches wide.)

Think about the sonic experience you want. All sound bars contain multiple speakers, varying from 2-channel stereo to multichannel sound bars with center channels that emphasize dialogue to sound bars that combine eleven or more speakers to produce truly immersive Dolby Atmos or DTS:X sound.

Then, look at feature sets: Many sound bars provide virtual surround, bass-boost, and speech-clarifying effects such as Polk’s VoiceAdjust technology; Bluetooth or Wi-Fi streaming; and voice assistant integration.

No matter which Polk sound bar you choose, you can trust that when it comes to great game-day sound, there’s no competition.

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