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Polk Audio Atrium7

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    • Outdoor speakers (pair)
      • all-weather design allows speakers to stand up to the elements
      • 1" dome tweeter and 6-1/2" woofer with PowerPort® technology for better bass
      • frequency response 50-20,000 Hz
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by Tara W.
Polk Audio

Outdoor speakers let you move the party outside

Outdoor speakers are built tough -- they laugh at wind, rain and weather. Tuck a pair under your eaves and they'll pump out the tunes to keep everybody smiling and swaying at your next cookout or pool party. We also have some "rock" speakers that blend seamlessly into your landscaped lawn or garden.

Enjoy premium sound while you dine on the deck or splash around in the pool with the Polk Atrium7 speakers. These speakers offer superb audio performance, thanks to 1" tweeters, 6-1/2" woofers, and PowerPort® bass venting. And the rugged, weatherproof design meets or exceeds stringent military specifications for full exposure to the elements. That means you'll enjoy years of great tunes, whether you install them in your bathroom or in your backyard.

Polk's new Speed-Lock™ system makes mounting the Atrium7s quick and easy. Install the bracket and simply click the speaker into place. Then just aim the sound towards your listening area and tighten down the included thumbscrew.

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Highlights:

  • all-weather enclosure
  • 6-1/2" woofer, 1" aluminum dome tweeter
  • PowerPort® technology for better bass response
  • frequency response 50-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity 91 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • handles up to 125 watts
  • includes mounting hardware
  • 8-1/2"W x 12-7/8"H x 9-1/2"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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    Features and Specs
    Enclosure
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    Bass Reflex
    Tweeter Type
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    Dome
    Midrange Size
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    Woofer Size
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    6-1/2
    Woofer Composition
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    Polyprpylene
    Woofer Surround
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    Butyl rubber
    Power Range (watts)
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    10-125
    Sensitivity
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    91 dB
    Impedance (ohms)
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    8
    Frequency Response
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    50-20k Hz
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    5-way post
    Height (inches)
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    12-7/8
    Width (inches)
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    8-1/2
    Depth (inches)
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    9-1/2
    Weight (pounds)
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    8
    Mounting Bracket Included
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    Parts Warranty
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    5 Years
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    What's in the box?

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    • 2 Black all-weather speakers
    • 2 Mounting brackets (installed) Owner's Manual
    • Online Product Registration card
    • Polk Audio brochure

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    Outdoor Speaker
    Driver Technology
    Enclosure Design
    Connections
    Mounting Options

    Outdoor Speaker

    Weatherproof Design: Polk Audio All-Weather Certified, Atrium Series speakers exceed baseline industrial and military specifications for environmental endurance (ASTM D5894-UV Salt Fog, Mil Standard 810 Immersion, Mil-Std 883 Method 1009.8 for salt and corrosion.) Certification means speakers can effortlessly withstand the outdoors, and hold up in extreme temperatures and precipitation.

    Driver Technology

    Polk Patented Technologies: Patented Dynamic Balance and Klippel Optimization technologies ensure the perfect material performance, eliminating driver and tweeter "artifacts" for more realistic sound reproduction at high and low volume levels.

    • Dynamic Balance: A Polk perfected method of analyzing a speaker's microscopic behavior with laser Interferometry. Polk engineers can tune out unwanted resonance and distortion with the right combination of materials, geometry and construction techniques. This brings you pure, distortion-free sound.
    • Klippel Optimization: By using a state-of-the-art Klippel Distortion Analyzer, Polk engineers were able to optimize the woofer's motor structure, voice coil alignment and suspension bringing you the best possible performance even at extreme listening levels.

    Woofer: Each speaker features a 6 1/2" long-throw aerated polypropylene cone driver for clean midrange and deep, accurate bass. For a smoother response and improved durability, each woofer uses a butyl rubber surround.

    Tweeter: Each speaker features a 1" anodized aluminum dome tweeter with rubber surround and neodymium magnet for better power handling and smoother response.

    Enclosure Design

    Rugged Enclosure Design: The durable, mineral-filled polypropylene cabinet design, with molded-in bracing, sounds like a real speaker (not "an outdoor speaker"), and survives years of seasonal changes, for great sound, no matter what the weather. The rugged, mineral-filled polypropylene enclosure features a rustproof aluminum grille, rustproof aluminum bracket, and stainless steel/brass hardware.

    Note: The speakers are available in a black or white finish. The enclosure is also paintable.

    Broad Coverage Baffle Design: The sculpted front, steeply-angled baffle design and rounded enclosure minimize diffraction (sound reflecting off of hard edges) for more open and lifelike imaging.

    Connections

    5-Way Binding Posts: The Atrium 7 has a pair of gold-plated 5-way binding posts that will accept bare wire, pin connectors, spade connectors, and banana plugs (single or dual).

    Mounting Options

    Speed-Locking Mounting System: The included rustproof aluminum brackets allow multiple mounting options and are quick-and-easy to install. The Atrium 7 can be mounted either horizontally or vertically and aimed to deliver the best possible sound in a variety of situations The integrated brackets provide full 180-degree rotation (when mounted vertically or horizontally. The mounting brackets even allow the speaker to be mounted snugly in a corner or under an eve (at a downward 45-degree angle). You can remove the bracket and use the speaker's built-in stability feet, if you simply want to place the speaker on a table or shelf.

     

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    5/7/2010
     
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    4 out of 5

    Polk Audio Atrium 7's Rock

    Written By Louis, Trinity, NC on Wednesday, April 02, 2014
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    Great sounding speakers and easy to install. For small speakers they have great bass as well as great treble sound.
    Pros:
    Look and sound great.
    Cons:
    Only had white and preferred black.
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    5 out of 5

    Polk Atrium7 deck install

    Written By Dan, Arnold, MO on Sunday, August 18, 2013
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    Purchased these speakers for an outdoor deck/pool installation. Was a bit concerned that they would not provide enough bass response. Wired my outdoor system so that I could easily connect a Polk 100W subwoofer into the circuit path. Have tested the speakers both ways (with subwoofer and without). The Atrium 7's provide great bass response on their own. They fill the entire deck/patio/pool area (1800 sq ft) with excellent sound. Could not be more pleased with the results.
    Pros:
    Excellent sound reproduction at all listening levels.
    Cons:
    It is entirely too easy to irritate my neighbors (make that subdivision) now.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Polk Atrium 7's

    Written By RichardE, Waterford, WI on Friday, August 16, 2013
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    I purchased these after comparing them to the Bose 251 outdoor speakers. The speakers are used with a Lifestyle 48 system so I was leaning towards the Bose... but these received better reviews. I was pleasantly surprised in how great the sound really was. Almost as good as what the Bose system provides indoors.
    Pros:
    Awesome sound... from the highs to the lows. Based on appearance and ratings... should hold up to our "extreme" weather.
    Cons:
    A bit expensive.
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    5 out of 5

    Polk Audio Atrium7

    Written By Mike, Washinton Township, MI on Saturday, July 27, 2013
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    Awesome speakers! Easy to install and deliver a great sound thoughtout my entire outdoor pool area.
    Pros:
    Easy to install, great sound.
    Cons:
    No attaching hardware - Only comes with the bracket. Need #10 screws to install. No big deal!
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    5 out of 5

    Polk Audio Atrium 7!

    Written By WR, Miami, FL on Sunday, July 07, 2013
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    Polk Audio Atrium 7 acquired them to replace a pair of aging Bose outdoor speakers. This is a tremendous upgrade from the Bose speakers. I researched outdoor speakers for a while before deciding on the Atrium 7. Visited just about all audio stores around my area, listened for best sound possible and researched all reviews online. These speakers blew the competition away because you can hear all ranges of sound; low, mid and highs. Plus Crutchfield had them for $100 off. Installed these speakers on the ceiling of the patio pointing toward the pool deck. The Atrium 7 are big and I mean huge when compared with the Bose I replaced or other speakers considered. Once installed on the ceiling they look really good. Installation was extremely easy as well. The white ones blend great with the ceiling. Was powering them with a Pioneer VSX-1120K receiver rated at 110 WPC in zone 2. However, the Atrium 7 are power hungry. With the Pioneer receiver I could crank the volume all the way up and the speakers were asking for more volume. Decided to purchase a Yamaha A-S500 amplifier to deliver the right amount of power and OMG, the difference is amazing. Crisp; clear sound at all volume levels. There is no doubt in my mind these are the right outdoor speakers for my patio. If your receiver doesn't deliver the power they need, you have to get an amplifier. For a big patio, the Atrium 7 deliver the right amount of crisp sound to fill the space. I am very satisfied with the Atrium 7.
    Pros:
    Crisp Sound at all volume levels and easy to install.
    Cons:
    Big and expensive
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Perfect Patio Speakers

    Written By Joe, So Cal on Thursday, July 04, 2013
     
    Nice full sounding outdoor speakers. Really enjoy how clear and rich the music is at low volumes. These speakers put out a lot of sound that really disperses well into my yard. Much better than blasting my portable into speaker distortion in order to get the same amount of music around my patio. Easy to install...plan your wires first!
    Pros:
    Rich full sound at low volume
    Cons:
    None
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Powerful outdoor speakers

    Written By AJ, Lawrence, KS on Friday, June 21, 2013
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    Main outdoor speakers for our pool, connected to Sonos AMP. Powerful & deep sound. Perfect to complement our Sonos network
    Pros:
    Quality built Sound quality Easy connection & installation
    Cons:
    None so far
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Best purchase ever

    Written By Linda H, Troy, NH on Saturday, June 08, 2013
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    Polk Audio Atrium 7's I have owned for a year now and could not be happier. The sound quality and the range for my large yard is exceptional!! My only regret is it took me this long to write a review on such a wonderful quality product. The service over the phone was very helpful and I will be a customer for life. Thank you very much Crutchfield, you are awesome!!
    Pros:
    Easy installation, all around excellent product!
    Cons:
    None
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Get them while you can

    Written By X, Arlington, VA. on Wednesday, May 29, 2013
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    I have to be wrong but I think the Atrium 7's are being discontinued and I don't know why. They are fantastic speakers. What amazed me is how wide of a sound field they set up. Polk has done an incredible job here. I get really nice bass and good mids. I thought they were a little bright out of the box but they seem to have settled in and sound great. The build quality is rock solid and I expect them to last for years. Polk has a nice job making these speakers super easy to mount. Without a doubt, of all the reviewers of the Atrium speakers, I am the stupidest. And you know what, I am ok with that. I felt like a Rhodes Scholar because I so handily mastered their install. Buy these while can can.
    Pros:
    Huge sound stage, solid sound and even a dummy like me can install them.
    Cons:
    A little bright out of the box but they seem to even out after time.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Atrium 7

    Written By Chris L, Woodburn, Indiana on Wednesday, May 29, 2013
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    These speakers are AWESOME!
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    5 out of 5

    Polk Atrium 7

    Written By Neil.M, Parrish,Fl on Friday, October 19, 2012
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    Great sounding speakers
    Pros:
    Atrium 7's Extended Our love for music outside. They were a breeze to install.
    Cons:
    None yet
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    5 out of 5

    Nice!

    Written By GRM, Lafayette, Louisiana on Tuesday, October 02, 2012
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    I purchased four Polk Audio Atrium 7s for my outdoor patio. They fill the patio with great sound. I am very pleased with this purchase.
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    5 out of 5

    Wow!

    Written By Dave C., Northern Cali on Saturday, September 08, 2012
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    Originally ordered a set of Atrium 4's elsewhere, good little speakers (especially good for their price), but just felt like they weren't quite getting the job done for my 15' x 35' back deck. So I sent them back and ordered the 7's here from Crutchfield with their $100 off promotion.

    All I can say is: Wow! Over twice as heavy, larger (but still small enough to put just about anywhere), and oh so much better sounding. The bass is particularly more impressive by leaps and bounds. The highs on both the 4's and these sounded great, but these are definitely a bit more clear and vibrant.

    Obviously these are more $$, so if on a strict budget the 4's would be a great choice and sure to please. But if not, then "go big" as they say. The improvement is definitely noticeable and fills my back deck space now easily to where I have to keep an eye on the volume lest I anger the neighbors. ;-)

    I'm running them off a 6 year old 100 watt Denon receiver, just a mid-grade one. Nothing too special, and the speaker wire that was previously built into the walls is only 16 gauge (I can hear true audiophiles shrieking in horror)... and they sound great. I've cranked them on all types of music, and no problems with sound quality whatsoever (at least not to my layman's ear). Point being, don't sweat all the details... this gauge wire, that gold-plated connector, this high-end receiver. If they sound this good on my setup, you can't go wrong.
    Pros:
    Great sound, ease of mounting, look high-end and impressive. Apparently incredibly weather resistant from what I've read.
    Cons:
    Price. I got them with the $100 discount, which put them at $399. Don't think I'd have spent $499, their normal price. Though for how good they sound, and how well made they are, they're probably worth that. Depends on your needs and budget, I guess. I was pretty impressed overall with the 4's, and they're certainly a lot cheaper.
    5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Atrium 7s

    Written By Trony, Anacortes, WA on Tuesday, September 04, 2012
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    Very sleek and professional looking speakers for a home that needs some outdoor tunes to be heard throughout the property. Worth the high price tag.
    Pros:
    Amazing audio clarity for weatherproof speakers
    Cons:
    $$$
    1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Polk Audio Atrium 7

    Written By Sally R, Las Vegas, NV on Sunday, August 26, 2012
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    Polk Audio Atrium 7 outdoor speakers sound tremendous, the yard is big hope to eventually find 2 more.
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    4 out of 5

    Polk Audio Atrium7

    Written By Derrick M., Bayshore, NY on Monday, June 11, 2012
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    Great speakers... Did not expect the amount of sound that came out of it, I have a huge yard and fills the whole thing up and more. I am very pleased. If you're playing that game of " I dont know which to choose" then just go by this... super big yard get the 8's , huge yard get the 7's and so on.
    Pros:
    Nice sound. Easy install...
    Cons:
    It's not wireless... (can't have it all).
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Polk Audio Atrium7

    Written By Anonymous, 08857 on Sunday, June 10, 2012
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    Nice sound..attractive look
    Pros:
    Sound quality ..can here bass but not in a rumbling way..nice and clear
    Cons:
    As u go higher in number these speakers get larger..upon arrival i felt the speakers were pretty huge but once attached to house i think they look pretty good...i would like to see some type of a cover were the wires attach..speakers might be safe from rain but the wire is not
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Atruim 7s

    Written By KM, Monroe, LA on Tuesday, May 29, 2012
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    Easy Installation with great outdoor sound. I installed these under a covered patio. One in each corner. The driver is an Onkyo reciever rated at 100watts. The speakers sound wonderful. Very clear with good bass response.
    Pros:
    super easy installation with great sound
    Cons:
    they are pricey
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Amazing

    Written By MJ, Somerset, NJ on Saturday, May 19, 2012
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    I was a little hesitant to buy the Atrium 7s without ever hearing them, but after listening to the 4s in a store and reading great reviews, I took the plunge. I have no idea why anyone would ever question whether there is enough bass. If anything, I have to adjust the bass level down to keep the music balanced. They sounded great even before I mounted the speakers (I tested them first). Maybe the issue is that others didn't have enough clean power to drive these awesome speakers (I've got 150 watts). My original concerns were sound quality, and whether I could fill a large back yard with music. Now I just have to make sure I don't have neighbors complaining about the volume from these two small but powerful speakers. Kudos to Polk on these great outdoor speakers, and to Crutchfield on delivering even faster than promised.
    Pros:
    Great sound quality at all volume levels Easy to install
    Cons:
    None
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Great sound, good mounting options.

    Written By Sean, Dallas, TX on Tuesday, May 08, 2012
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    Sound quality is what I've come to expect from Polk. They are great speakers for the money. You can find better, but you'll be paying three to four times as much... PER SPEAKER! Mounting system is good and secure, but loses a star because even following guidelines my original placement under my soffits was about a half inch too high. Thankful for exterior wood putty and leftover paint.
    Pros:
    Great bass response for an outdoor speaker. Overall great sound quality for the money. Good looks, good mounting system.
    Cons:
    For mounting under your overhangs, recommended measurements might be off just a little. Err on the side of extra space.
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    5 out of 5

    Outdoor Speakers

    Written By Kevin, GA on Monday, April 02, 2012
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    Great sounding speakers. I bought them to put out by my outdoor fireplace. Also great customer service when I was checking out.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Great sound, dumb connection design

    Written By B.D. Blaque, Central IN on Tuesday, June 28, 2011
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    Purchased for a patio/pool deck, bordered on one and a half sides by house (picture a capital letter 'L', rotated 90 degrees anticlockwise). Roughly 50' wide by 40' deep.

    Considered these, as well as Boston Voyager 7s. However, Boston is IMO unnecessarily proud of their outdoor stuff, as illustrated by their pricing. The fact that these were both $160 cheaper, and had a special running, made it an easy choice.

    I mounted them under the soffit, at the ends of the horizontal section of the 'L'. The fact that one is somewhat corner-loaded did extend the bass somewhat. They sound great, couldn't be more pleased from that perspective. Would always like more low-end, but 8-pound 12x8 boxes do have their limitations.

    My only real gripe is the placement of the connectors - they use banana jacks/binding posts, but they're positioned in a recess on the back in such a way that 90% of the plugs on the market won't fit (the Atrium 5s share this fault; I assume the rest of the Atrium line does as well). It's telling that the manual doesn't even mention banana plugs; it directs the user to use them as binding posts. For an outdoor system, I think that's stupid - you do NOT want bare copper exposed outdoors.

    I modified a pair of plugs to fit, all is well.
    8 out of 8 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Big, high quality sound

    Written By lavajoe, Denver, CO on Friday, June 17, 2011
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    I mounted these on the outside/back of our 120 year old brick house in order to provide music for our backyard "entertainment area" (deck/patio/firepit/pond). I have them connected to my very old 80 watt/channel integrated amp. The bass is amazing, and the sound is quite detailed, full, and rich. These speakers produce such big sound that I need to keep an eye on the volume so as not to become known as the "neighbor who is always blasting music". I have not compared these to the smaller models, but they certainly fill up our outside area very nicely.
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    5 out of 5

    Best

    Written By Vin M, NJ on Tuesday, May 10, 2011
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    Best Speaker I have ever bought!!
    1 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Patio speakers.

    Written By swamp, New Orleans, LA on Friday, February 04, 2011
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    Got these speakers and sub very quick.
    The packing was done very good for both. Easy to mount
    Hooked up to a Sonos 120. Working good. Very good sound on low and if you want you can hook up a amp to give the speakers what they want. But its no need.
    Tried also the sub to the Sonos 120 but since this sub is not outdoor I put it inside again. Working great and good adjustments.

    Recommend Highly !
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Polk Atrium7 - Excellent and worth the price.

    Written By Thomas, Fort Worth, TX on Sunday, August 01, 2010
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    I purchased several pairs to place around my pool and deck. I considered many brands and found the choice difficult, as it is difficult to audition outdoor speakers. I decided to spend the money for the Polks based on company reputation, weatherproof engineering features, and local audition of smaller Polk models. The speakers are mounted on short posts in landscaping and fully exposed to the elements. I needed something truly weatherproof and was concerned the bass response might be weak without reinforcement from adjacent walls. Rock speakers wouldn't work in some of my locations.

    These turned out to be great sounding speakers, and I couldn't be happier with my choice. They are worth the price. Music sounds great! They can play much louder than I could get away with in my residential neighborhood. Polk seems accurate with the efficiency claims, based on comparison with my indoor speakers. Test tones indicate good bass down to below 50 Hz, even mounted away from any reinforcing wall or corner. I haven't auditioned everything out there, but I believe it would be difficult to find a better sounding outdoor speaker.
    12 out of 12 people found this helpful
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