Monitor XT20

High-Resolution Bookshelf Speakers (Pair)

$299.00
4.6 out of 5 Customer Rating
Polk Monitor XT20 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 9.
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Monitor XT20 maximizes the enjoyment of music, gaming, and movies with lifelike, high-resolution sound and effortless bass. As the higher-performing bookshelf speaker in the Monitor XT line, the MXT20 can be paired with louder amplifiers and can produce deeper bass (a full half octave lower) than the compact MXT15.

  • Engineered and designed in USA
  • Great sound for every room
  • 5 year limited warranty
  • Built to last

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$299.00

Monitor XT20

Monitor XT20

$299.00
$299.00
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Dynamic, Lifelike Sound

Ideal for Your Music and Entertainment

Monitor XT20 maximizes your enjoyment of music, movies, TV and gaming with the exciting energy of dynamic, lifelike, high-resolution sound featuring effortless bass. Hi-Res Audio Certified, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X compatible, and in a modern, affordable design, the MXT20 bookshelf loudspeakers fulfill the Polk promise of great sound for all.

Powerful room-filling sound

Precision Built

Built for Pure Listening

All Monitor XT models are made for the enjoyment of pure sound: Their nickel-plated binding posts guarantee a direct, lossless connection; critically braced, low-resonance, MDF cabinets isolate the sound of the woofer and tweeter without adding unwanted resonances; and their removable, precision-fit grilles minimize sonic interference.

Key Technologies

  • Hi-Res Audio Certified Polk products deliver an immersive listening experience, capturing the nuances and subtleties of high-quality audio recordings, and providing an enhanced level of audio fidelity.
  • Proudly engineered and designed in Baltimore, Maryland, Polk products are crafted to meet high standards of quality, performance, and reliability, ensuring a premium audio experience that is the pinnacle of American Hi-Fi.
  • The Terylene dome tweeter works in concert with a powerful, low-resonance ceramic motor structure to present highly detailed sound past 40 kHz to maximize the enjoyment of high-resolution music.
  • Polk’s exclusive lightweight Dynamic Balance® Polypropylene Cones deliver spectacular midrange clarity, punchy bass and high efficiency.

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Monitor XT20
Details & Specifications

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from For a surround sound, very good. I am very impressed with the sound, they have complimented my surround sound.
Date published: 2022-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thoughts on XT20 pair… Replaced a pair of t15’s with the xt20. Didn’t realize how much more I was getting with these, but the addition of these rounded out the sound quality I was missing with the t15’s as front left and right surround.
Date published: 2022-02-22
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Questions

What cables do I use for these and do you guys carry them, and are the powered speakers? I want to hook this up with my turntables and mixer

Asked by: Lilman714
Hello, these speakers are passive and not powered. They require an amp or receiver to be powered. They use bare speaker wire or banana plugs to be connected and powered. You can hook this up to a turntable that is connected to an amp or receiver. A mixer likely does not power the speakers enough to run these unless the mixer has a built in amp.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-12-20

Yamaha RX-390 with Quasar SW372 & Quasar SBW100 and it pumps it out, if I go past -34db the neighbor pounds on the wall, I ignore him, just bought the XT15 for the llving room and it doesn't do the trick, will the XT20 keep up & make me smile?

Asked by: tainbey
The XT20 is a great speaker but considering what other speakers you are pairing them with, you may find some floor standing speakers to be the better option if you space allows for it. The XT60 or XT70 would go great with that subwoofer and help shake up your space a bit.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-12-04

Can xt20 be wall mounted?

Asked by: Jrpeters40
Hello, the XT20 cannot be wall-mounted. However, a sturdy wall shelf can be used to set the speaker on. Be sure that the shelf is rated to hold at least 15 lbs or more.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-11-30

Will these sync well with Signa S4 soundbar and subwoofer? Can you recommend a pair if not?

Asked by: Sofii
Hello, The Signa S4 is a standalone sound bar and subwoofer system with no option to add surround speakers. The XT20 speakers also require an amp or receiver to power them and will not function with any sound bar.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-11-29

I have a Denon AVR-S540BT amp paired with the XT20s. I was playing music from Youtube with the volume at 70 (goes to 100 so nowhere near driving it). Denon amp went into "speaker protection mode" and shut down. Why would that happen?

Asked by: Mark 59
Hello Mark, There may be a few different reasons as to why an AVR would enter protection mode but usually it's due to the unit overheating. Please ensure there is enough space around the AVR to allow it to vent heat properly. This may also be a good question to reach out to Denon about as they can provide you more information specific to the AVR-S540BT.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-10-24

I just ordered a set of these on Amazon and I have an Onkyo TX-NR6100 av receiver. Did I make a mistake in ordering these.

Asked by: Gulfraider
Hello, our speakers are rated for 30 watts → 200 watts, your receiver will supply enough power to drive our speakers. Happy listening.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-10-12

Do yo need a sub woofer with these? And what is the dimensions ?

Asked by: Tom535353
Polk Audio XT20 Dimensions -Width 7.5" -Height 13" -Depth 10.99" -Weight 12 lbs.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-08-23

it says it comes with Wireless surround speaker power adapters, what are these? can the surround speaker be connected without wires?

Asked by: indiaj0nes
Hello, The XT20 is a passive speaker which requires conventional wiring to a receiver/amplifier. The XT20 does not support use with wireless surround sound. The XT20 does not come with wireless surround speaker power adaptors.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-05-18
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