New Polk Speakers: Full Details, Price and Availability
Will Polk’s new speakers be a winner for home cinema?
Today, Polk Audio, an audio brand with more than 40 years of sound engineering, experience, announced the launch of its updated loudspeaker range, the Signature E Series. A collection of floor standing tower, centre and bookshelf speakers.Polk claim the new iterations build upon the success of the original Signature Series to bring a big, surround sound, cinema experience into the comfort of your living room, through a thoroughly refined design.
The Baltimore based company claims the changes include painstakingly developed, better-performing linear drive units, combined with new crossover topology and improved crossover components. Refined bass tuning rounds off the upgraded sound and all of this is housed within the carefully crafted and braced cabinetry.
The new collection consists of the S60e, S55e and S50e floorstanding tower speakers; the S35e and S30e centre speakers; and the S20e, S15e and S10e bookshelf speakers. Available in Black Washed Walnut or Winter White finishes.
Polk claims that, thanks to their patented Dynamic Balance Technology Driver Design, engineers were able to integrate the most suitable, carefully selected materials and most efficient geometry, analysing each speaker’s entire electro-acoustic and mechanical system. By doing this, they claim to have eliminated various issues and allowed for drivers and tweeters that offer the very best and precise sound.
According to Polk, they offer 3dB more bass response output than a traditional port. The exclusive Power Port technology extends the overall bass port, providing a great surface area to eliminate turbulence and distortion. Apparently, this allows for bigger, more musical, deep bass impact.
The flagship Polk Signature S60e tower speaker is hi-res certified and features 2.54cm Terylene hi-res tweeters that are capable of delivering 40 kHz to support the latest high-resolution files. Similarly, Polk claims, the S55e and S50e offer the same performance as the S60e tower speaker, with the S55e featuring two 6.5 inch mid-range drivers and the S50e featuring two 5.25 inch drivers. Other features include a four-driver (S60e and S55e) and three-driver (S50e) cascading tapered crossover array for a more life-like soundstage, anti-diffraction grills for a perfect fit and minimized sonic interference plus dual gold-plated five-way binding posts for easy setup.
Polk’s centre channel speakers, the S35e and S30e, are designed to be an unobtrusive way to bring clean, full-range sound for movies and music. With a slim form, the S35e stands at a mere 4 inches tall. Both the S35e and S30e feature a 1-inch hi-res Terylene tweeter for high frequencies, alongside mica-reinforced polypropylene mid-bass drivers – six 3-inch cones (S35e) or two 5.25-inch cones (S30e).
Polk claims, that similar to the tower speakers, the S35e and S30e centre channels are highly sensitive and power efficient and work efficiently with most receivers. The S35e features a six-driver array, while the S30e offers a two-driver array with each featuring anti-diffraction magnetic grilles and gold-plated five-way binding posts. Additionally, the S35e can be used as a left, centre or right speaker (L/C/R) and can be wall-mounted horizontally or vertically via built-in keyhole slots.
Polk’s Signature E Series S20e and S15e bookshelf speakers feature a single 1-inch Terylene tweeter. Each speaker also hosts a single low-distortion, mica-reinforced polypropylene cone, ranging from 6.5 inches (S20e) to 5.25 inches (S15e). With Power Port for authentic bass impact, as well as easy wall-mounting, Polk assert that the Signature E Series bookshelf speakers can be used as standalone monitors or as the ideal foundation for a powerful home theatre system.
The Polk Signature E Series S10e are compact satellite surround speakers and feature a single 1-inch Terylene tweeter and a single low-distortion, mica-reinforced 4-inch polypropylene cone. The S10e surround speakers feature Power Port for increased bass response and are timbre-matched to the Signature E floor standing and bookshelf speakers. Wall-mounting can be accomplished via the built-in threaded insert or keyhole slots.
The Polk Signature E Series will be available in October 2018 and will retail at:
S10e (£199 per pair)
S15e (£249 per pair)
S20e (£299 per pair)
S30e (£269 each)
S35e (£299 each)
S50e (£599 per pair)
S55e (£799 per pair)
S60e (£999 per pair).
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