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 4.5 out of 5 by 10.
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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

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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.

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.

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.

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MagniFi Max AX
Details & Specifications


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Value I've only owned my Magnifi Max AX for less than a week, so I can't speak to longevity. However, from a sound and quality standpoint - WOW. I recently upgraded to a 77" LG OLED TV, and like most TV's nowadays, the built in speakers leave a lot to be desired. I wanted a quality sound bar setup that wouldn't require satellite speakers to achieve the desired result. I tried a $150 LG soundbar and was thoroughly unimpressed. I went on to try a $280 Bose speaker and was underwhelmed. We have a mini Bose Bluetooth speaker from 10 years ago that sounds better than their current TV speaker. From there I tried a $280 Yamaha soundbar with integrated subwoofers and was again unimpressed. At that point I knew I'd have to spend a lot more money to get the sound I wanted. After a great deal of research I decided to gamble on this Polk model. I heard some great sounding systems in a big box store but all of those cost $1000+. The reviews of this Polk model convinced me to take a chance... and I'm very glad I did. From the moment I opened the box, I was impressed. The packaging is very thoughtful, and companies that put Polk's level of attention to detail in packaging, tend to produce quality products. The soundbar feels and appears high quality. The subwoofer, while simple in appearance, also gave a look and feel of quality. The remote (I'll always want a remote versus strict mobile app control like some other companies) provides all the control options I wanted (I appreciate quality sound but I'm far from being an audiophile). Setup was quick and easy. Plug in the soundbar, plug in the subwoofer and use a single HDMI Arc connection from the soundbar to the TV. Once I turned on the unit, I knew instantly that I finally made the correct purchase. The sound has a depth and richness that blew the $150 & $300 soundbars away. I don't have the satellite speakers for a point of reference. I may add them later for true surround sound, but the soundbar and subwoofer can more than stand on their own. I sampled music, TV shows and movies and there's an optimal setting for each that all hit their mark. Voices are clear, bass/low range sounds great and the up firing speakers proved to be more than a gimmick to imitate true surround sound. The night mode is another great touch that again proved to be more than a gimmick. The LCD readout on the soundbar itself is also great. When changing modes, adjusting volume, bass, etc... the display will readout level numbers. This is very helpful, especially since the volume control through my TV remote only displays a plus or minus on the TV when adjusting volume. Bottom line, you get the sound of a much higher priced soundbar in a sleek and quality package, with the ability to expand to true satellite if desired. This is my first Polk product but I'm now a fan. Worth every penny!
Date published: 2024-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Soundbar After 3 years of using a Klipsh Cinema 600 that suddenly stopped working, I purchased the MagniFi Max AX and I just can't be any happier. Absolutely amazing sound, punchy bass and a good price. The Klipsh was good, but the Polk is definitely a step above in terms of clarity, power and punchy bass. I will definitely be looking at Polk first in my future audio needs.
Date published: 2023-11-23
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Are there mounting brackets included in the box or no? 

Asked by: Neemz90
Hello, Mounting brackets are included but do not include the screws or anchors needed.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2024-04-08

how to hook up wiring

Asked by: Bill little
Hello, HDMI ARC/eARC is the recommended connection method. Connect an HDMI cable from the television ARC input to the Soundbars HDMI ARC connection. Activate the Televisions HDMI control feature for ease of use.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2024-03-04

Hi, my 65inch TV is in a corner of a large room. Is the soundbar designed to work as advertised even in the corner?  Ie: will the adjacent wall alter any listening dynamics?  Also what is optimal placing for subwoofer?  Many thanks. 

Asked by: Asklepios
Hello, the soundbar system will work where ever it is positioned. Just note that corners can result in weird audio phenomenon and is not the ideal placement for speakers in general. The below link will help with understanding room acoustics and speaker positioning which might assist you in determining the ideal positioning for your space and setup.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2024-01-22

Are there "not wireless" speakers that can pair with this sounder/subwoofer?

Asked by: VTer
Hello, Unfortunately not, this system was designed to work with the SR2 wireless speakers and there are no outputs for wired speakers on the sound bar.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2024-01-11

Can you connect wireless headphones to sound bar directly and have others listen without headphones. We have a S4 and can only connect through TV, not the soundbar. Do any of your systems have this capability?

Asked by: Don24
Hello, This sound bar does not feature a headphone output feature, this is more suited for a AV Receiver to do. I would recommend looking at Denon or Marantz receivers to see which might be better suited for your needs if this is something you are looking to achieve as sound bars are not typically able to do this.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2024-01-10

How many watts

Asked by: Horsepower350
Hello, Since this is a powered soundbar we do not provide published specs for the wattage of the soundbar itself. It is capable of providing a lot of sound but it is not measured using wattage.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-12-28

How well will this work in a large great room with 26’ ceilings? 

Asked by: Scooter
Hello, This can certainly work with higher ceilings, just keep in mind that the Atmos effect may be a bit diminished and with higher ceilings, using a setup of speakers and a receiver may be the better option. We have plenty of options for speakers that might work better in your room.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-12-04

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: 2023-12-09
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