MagniFi Max AX

Flagship 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos / DTS:X Sound Bar System

5 out of 5 Customer Rating
Magnifi Max AX is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 7.
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Bring movies, TV, music, and games to life in true Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound with 11 speakers, SDA technology, wireless streaming, and a 10” subwoofer.

  • 11-speaker array with height drivers delivers true Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound
  • Stream music via Wi-Fi (Chromecast, AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect) or Bluetooth
  • Experience deep bass you can feel with included 10” wireless subwoofer
  • Streamline your setup with 3-in/1-out 4K HDMI switching with eARC

MagniFi Max AX

MagniFi Max AX

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MagniFi Max AX

Elevate Your TV Sound

Experience the heart-pounding, cinematic thrills of immersive sound that envelops you from every angle. MagniFi Max AX combines an Atmos-enabled speaker array with up-firing drivers for overhead action and Polk SDA technology for a more expansive soundstage.

Dolby Atmos, done better

Movie, TV, Music, and Night Modes

Optimize Audio for any Listening Scenario

Optimize sound with the push of a button. Night Mode turns up dialogue and turns down bass for late-night watching without disturbing the neighbors; Movie Mode immerses you in audio.

3-in/1-out HDMI switching with eARC

Connect all your Devices with 4K Video Switching

Simplify your setup with 3-in/1-out high-speed, high-bandwidth 4K HDMI connectivity and input switching. Connect gaming consoles, Blu-ray players, steaming boxes, and more to enjoy them with MagniFi Max AX’s superior sound quality.

Easy Setup and Universal Compatibility

Sets Up Quickly and Works With Any TV

Set up with any TV via HDMI eARC/ARC or optical connection. (HDMI cable included.) MagniFi Max AX includes a remote and works with most TV remotes out of the box. It’s also Roku TV Ready for easy configuration and control. Sits on your TV console or is wall mountable.

Expandable Surround Sound

Get Total Immersion with Polk SR2 Wireless Speakers

Expand the surround capabilities of MagniFi Max AX with Polk SR2 Wireless Rear Surround Speakers, available separately or included with the MagniFi Max AX SR 7.1.2 Sound Bar System.

Key Technologies

  • Spotify Enjoy seamless integration with Spotify, allowing you to easily access and stream your favorite songs, albums, playlists and more in high quality over Wi-Fi.
  • Amazon Alexa By simply speaking to an Alexa-enabled device, you can play music, adjust volume, switch inputs, and perform other functions without needing to use physical buttons or remotes.
  • Stream audio or video from your favorite streaming services using your smart device. Hear audio perfectly synced to your speakers from AirPlay 2 sources. AirPlay 2 also supports multi-room audio.
  • Upgrade your home theater with height speakers to unleash a fully immersive 3D audio experience, or engage all speakers to create a 3D audio sensation from legacy content even without height speakers.
  • DTS:X immersive audio content places sound where it would naturally occur in space, creating lifelike, multi- dimensional audio. DTS Neural:X upmixer offers heightened realism for legacy content.
  • Polk-patented SDA (Stereo Dimensional Array) technology creates an expansive soundstage and detailed stereo image, while delivering a multi-dimensional sound experience.
  • Connect and play music directly from your smartphone, tablet or other compatible device.
  • Use Google Chromecast for audio to stream music from your favorite apps including Google Play Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music HD, Spotify, Tidal, Pandora, Deezer, Qobuz, iHeart Radio and more over Wi-Fi.
  • Google Home or other devices with Google Assistant built-in can control content across your listening environment. Ask your Google Assistant to control volume, play, pause, skip tracks and more.
  • eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) makes playing TV audio simple with a single HDMI connection. eARC supports HD and 3D audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD Master Audio, Dolby Atmos and more.
  • Integrates with a Roku TV’s sound settings, has a simpler Roku TV setup process, and can be controlled with your Roku remote control.
  • Adjust the vocal levels from the sound bar with Polk Voice Adjust technology for clear, easy-to-understand dialogue.
  • One-button presets for movie watching and music listening, along with Night Mode—so you won’t wake the neighbors or kids during late-night bingewatching sessions.
  • 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.
  • With Wi-Fi certification, Polk Audio devices provide seamless and stable wireless connectivity, enabling easy integration into your home network for high quality music streaming and wireless control.
True Dolby Atmos and DTS:X Sound

Every detail

True Dolby Atmos and DTS:X Sound

Every detail

Bring cinematic sound to new heights with MagniFi Max AX’s up-firing drivers, which provide the critical overhead element of Atmos and DTS:X sound. Rain will never sound the same.

Polk’s patented SDA technology creates an ultra-wide, multidimensional soundstage that expands beyond the sound bar to fill the room.

MagniFi Max AX’s 10” wireless powered subwoofer provides deep low-end thunder you’ll feel in your bones.

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MagniFi Max AX
Details & Specifications


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and ease of set up & great sound. Had it now a week and no regrets and would recommend.
Date published: 2023-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Home Theater in a box Rated 5 out of 5 stars Home Theater in a box Posted 3 weeks ago. I'm shocked at how good a sound bar can sound. I have had a few sound bars over the years and they all have performed fine and better then built in tv speakers. They lacked that cinematic sound or booming bass. This Polk sound bar is amazing! I wish I could give it more stars as it really deserves more than just 5. The sub with this sound bar is huge (10inch) where others are 5 or 6 inches. The larger sub takes up more space but is well worth it. The sound bar itself is bigger than others but it has 11 built in speakers, 3 HDMI input ports, optical connection, and USB. There is also a connect button on the back for the sub and surround sound speakers. This sound bar does not have the surround speakers, but you can easily add them if you wanted. I have the sound bar hooked up through eARC on my TV. This allowed us to control the volume and inputs via the sound bar remote. Our tv only has two HDMI inputs so this perfect that we actually have 3 instead of two like before. It's also really nice that we only need to use one remote to control our setup. Speaking of setup, this was very simple to setup. Plug in the HDMI, and power plugs and you are all setup. The sub connected automatically, but if not, you just need to use the connect button on the back of the sound bar. The top of the sound bar has controls for volume, Bluetooth, input (for Hdmi), mute, and power. The front of the sound bar also has a display for adjustments. The display is not always on and only shows for a few seconds while making changes. Even without making any changes to the sound bar (adjusting treble, bass, etc) it sounded awesome. We adjusted the settings, and we were blown away at how fantastic this sound bar sounds! I had the bass at the highest level, and you could feel the bass traveling through the floor, it felt like being at the movies. This sub is not a bangy sounding sub like others, this one actually produces bass to not only hear it but to feal the full impact of it. I'm a bass fanatic and this was two thumbs up for me. You can hear each individual sound in a movie and voices are clearly heard. I think if we had the two surround channels it would make it even better, but we are still impressed without them. I could go on and on about this sound bar and how great it is. We didn't realize what we were missing in sound quality until we got this sound bar. This is truly a home theater in an easy to setup package. This would work for a home theater or your living room, you cannot go wrong!
Date published: 2022-11-15
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Are there any plans for an app giving users full EQ control over the soundbar? I'm not a big fan of the preset EQs, they sound okay but kind of flat to me. Maybe due to my tinnitus. Given hearing is so subjective full EQ would seem crucial not optional.

Asked by: zielwolf
No, there are no plans to add an app-driven EQ. The Placement of the soundbar and room acoustics may assist with the dynamics. Try pulling the Bar forward if the unit is set back on a flat surface like a cabinet. This will help with sound dispersion. Room Acoustics can play a significant role in the overall sound quality of any system. Place an area rug if the room has hard floors, curtains, or acoustic panels are recommended.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-08-31

Can the Magnifi Max AX be added to an Alexa group (Alexa MRM. For example we want to set this unit up in the living room but be able to add to our Alexa “Everywhere” group so we have music in all room

Asked by: DougieDog
Hello, the Polk Audio MagniFi Max AX soundbar can be added to a Google Home group. It cannot be added to an Alexa Group.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-06-30

How many watts does the MagniFi Max AX soundbar have? How many watts does the 10 inch subwoofer have? I am asking to compare this to your previous model, the 9500 BT, which had 340 watts for soundbar coupled with a 150 watt powered 8 inch subwoofer.

Asked by: mwt2573
Hello, The wattage specification is not listed because wattage ratings can only offer a meaningful guide when matching an amplifier to speakers. As the speakers and the amplifier for this package have already been chosen as a good pairing from a power point of view, it means the amplifier power is already sufficient to allow for the desired performance of the speakers within. Some speakers can sound impressive with only 2 watts being fed into them, other speakers can sound under-powered when receiving 85 watts, so the wattage rating for an amplifier which has it's own speaker built-in doesn't really tell much of a story.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-06-22

How "powerful" is this system, don't want to blown out of room? I am considering purchasing as my 18 year old BOSE 321 system died. It would be used in the 3rd bedroom AKA the Mancave approx 11x11, screen/bar to ears about 9'.

Asked by: CaptEric
Hello, The MagniFi MAX AX is designed to work well with a a room with the dimensions of 11 x 11'. Despite being a fraction of the price a Bose 321 system was listed at 18 years ago, it isn't lkely to disappoint given what you are used to for sound quality from the Bose system.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-05-09

Hi, I was wondering if it's at all possible to pair more than 1 subwoofer with the Magnifi Max AX line of products? Secondarily, are there any plans to update the firmware to allow for Subwoofer level control, separate from the 'Bass' setting?

Asked by: Subwoofer Love
I was wondering the same thing...I just received mine and thought a separate control for subwoofer output would be a great feature. I am also noticing that the subwoofer is seeing to high of frequencies. An app to control these features would be amazing and would make this product more appealing to consumers. 
Answered by: ShaunK
Date published: 2023-03-24

What is the subwoofer cabinet material?

Asked by: AudioFyl
Hello, the subwoofer cabinet material is MDF.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-03-16

Will this work with Sony Bravia Sync so I can use my Sony remote to control the volume when connected using the eARC connection?

Asked by: Moby
Yes, The Polk Audio MagniFi Max AX soundbar is compatible with a Sony TV with HDMI ARC/eARC. Once connected and Sync/HDMI CEC control is activated, the Sony remote can control Power and Volume over the soundbar.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-02-23

I just received my MagniFi MAX AX, I am having an issue connecting to my WiFi, and nowhere online can I find instructions, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by: Powerslave There are three options for connecting the soundbar to your Wi-Fi. Google Home App, Alexa App, or Apple AirPlay. Please see page seven on the attached link.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-02-10
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