Signature Elite ES20

High-Quality Bookshelf Speakers (Pair)

$399.00
4.2 out of 5 Customer Rating
SIGNATURE ELITE ES20 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 34.
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Enjoy movies, music and gaming with high-resolution, room-filling, cinematic sound and effortless bass. Polk’s high-performance ES20 bookshelf loudspeaker is Hi-Res Audio Certified, features a Dynamically Balanced acoustic array, precision crossovers and Power Port bass-enhancing technology.

  • 6.5" Dynamic Balance® polypropylene woofers
  • 1" Terylene Dome tweeters
  • Power Port® for clean bass
  • Low-resonance cabinets
  • Hi-Res Audio certified

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Signature Elite ES20

Signature Elite ES20

$399.00
$399.00
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Large High-Performance Full-Range Hi-Fi Home Theater Bookshelf Speakers

Powerful & Immersive Hi-Res Audio for Movies, TV, Music & Games

Enjoy movies, music and gaming with high-resolution, full-range hi-fi and cinematic sound. Polk’s high-performance ES20 bookshelf loudspeaker features a Dynamic Balance acoustic array, precision crossovers and Power Port bass enhancing technology. Hi-Res Audio Certified and accessibly priced, Signature Elite ES20 fulfills the Polk promise of great sound for all.

Balanced cinematic sound

Ready For Your Amplifier or Receiver

From Vintage Hi-Fi to Dolby Atmos & DTS:X

ES20 delivers spacious, clear, enveloping and realistic sound reproduction from nearly any amplifier or receiver—whether 4- or 8-ohm, vintage audiophile or the latest Dolby Atmos or DTS:X surround sound AVRs.

Signature Elite ES20

Built for Pure Sound

Signature Elite ES20

Built for Pure Sound

A strong, rigid and acoustically inert enclosure built with critically damped Medite MDF reduces unwanted internal standing waves and resonances for less coloration and distortion of your sound.

The ES20's anti-diffraction, magnetic grille minimizes sonic interference and can be easily removed to provide a striking look.

Gold-plated five-way binding posts ensure the most direct, efficient, and lossless connection possible.

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.
  • Polk’s patented Power Port design provides greater surface area and smoother air flow for more output and less distortion compared to conventional ported speakers.
  • 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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Signature Elite ES20
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Beautiful, thoughtful design

Beautiful, thoughtful design

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome sound Just these about a week ago, they are awesome. I’ve hooked them up to my Marantz 2245 and Sansui Au717 sounds great on both. The Marantz really makes them shine tho.
Date published: 2024-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great speakers These sound great. I paired them with a 1977 Kenwood amp and a turntable. My vinyl sounds awesome!
Date published: 2023-01-25
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Questions

hi support these speakers can works with Denon RCD-N12

Asked by: markryan
Hello markryan, These speakers would work with the RCD-N12, just keep in mind that it is 65 watts of power that is being delivered and to not distort the speakers by pumping up the volume as that may damage them, with higher wattage it is generally safer to drive the speakers more.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2024-07-02

Can these speakers be used as sides and or back surrounds?

Asked by: Bennie
Hello, These speakers can certainly be used as side and back surrounds. They do quite well in this application.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2024-05-31

Hello. These speakers will fit the aiwa amu-120bt?

Asked by: Kanan
Hello, Our speakers can be powered by this amp. just fine.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2024-04-08

Hello, is it possible and safe to plug bass reflex on these speakers ? I listen to music at medium volume.

Asked by: Jozef
Hello, We would not recommend plugging the bass port on these speakers as that will impede the bass response of the speakers and put a damper on the low end performance. The port itself is designed to provide greater surface area and smoother air flow for more output and less distortion compared to conventional ported speakers and is not a port that is easy to plug.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2024-03-19

The depth measurement of 13.8", does this include the Powerport on the back? And does the Powerport need any space behind it to be effective? (ie it should not be mounted flush against a wall).

Asked by: Beardodge67
Hello, the depth does include the powerport, we would recommend at least 2 feet away from the wall to allow for the powerport to breathe and help improve the low end effectiveness.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2024-02-08

I pieced my own system. 2 ES20 front speakers, 2 ES10 back speakers, XT10 Subwoofer and the ES35 Center Channel. Will this combo work? Would a different combo be better? The XT10 will work? Also, I am reading a speaker stand can make a difference?

Asked by: Tiredofresearch
Hello, This would be an excellent system, I can recommend that perhaps you match the subwoofer to the ES series by going with a HTS subwoofer like the HTS 10 https://www.polkaudio.com/en-us/product/home-speakers/subwoofers/hts-10/112606-01-00-101.html Typically as you go up in series, there are improvements to the overall speaker design that help improve playback and how it sounds, ranging from the design on the speaker cabinet to reduce extra vibrations, to crossover components to output a cleaner signal, it is usually best to pair speakers with other speakers that feature these improvements to get the best out of your system. As for the speaker stands, these can help a good bit in decoupling them and allow them to not create extra resonants during playback. It will also help get your bookshelf speakers in a higher position which is ideal for your listening position and give you the flexibility to better position your speakers to create a more lush soundstage.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-12-06

Where can i find the speaker stands in the photograph?

Asked by: illbill
Hello, There are a wide range of speaker stands to be found on specialist audio websites such Audio Advisor, Crutchfield, and Music Direct.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2024-02-04

I have enjoyed the previous generation Polk Audio S20 bookshelf speakers for several years. What improvements in sound can I expected if I upgrade to the latest generation ES20?

Asked by: LTPolkFan
There will be some similarities between the S20 and the ES20, mainly with the drivers and bass port designs. What you will find is an updated cabinet that reduces unwanted internal standing waves and resonances for less coloration and distortion of your sound as well as an updated and improved crossover lending to a great sound that is outputted by the ES20. If you choose to upgrade, you may find that you will enjoy the ES20 more than you did the S20.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2024-02-03
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