Overview: The Polk Audio F/X Wireless Surround Speaker eliminates the
need for multiple rear speakers. The Polk Audio F/X Wireless Surround Speaker
sits unobtrusively behind your home theater seating area and creates a
completely enveloping, realistic surround sound. The F/X Wireless Surround
Speaker incorporates exclusive new technologies, like Controlled Dispersion
Array technology (to accurately simulate multiple channels from one source) and
Polk Digital Logic (to automatically optimize the sound design for your room
setup), with the classic warmth and realism of the Polk Audio sound. The wireless surround speaker
is engineered with patented "smart" technology to work perfectly in any size
room, and to fit into any decor. It can be placed
on the floor or on a sofa-table or bench. Use the Polk Audio F/X Wireless
Surround Speaker to boost the surround-effect of your single-speaker (surroundbar)
surround sound system, or eliminate your traditional surround speakers and their
wires. The F/X Wireless Surround Speaker lets
you achieve lifelike and dynamic surround-sound effects from a single compact
wireless loudspeaker, without the hassle of wires.
Note: The Polk Audio F/X Wireless
Surround Speaker consists of a wireless powered speaker and a wireless
surround sound transmitter module.
Self-Contained Surround-Channel Sound System: The Polk Audio F/X
Wireless Surround Speaker is a completely self-contained surround-channel
speaker featuring four 2.5" full-range drivers and a 5.25" woofer, powered by a
compact 120 Watt multichannel DSP amplifier.
- 4 Full-Range Drivers: The Polk Audio F/X Wireless Surround
Speaker features four 2.5" full-range Dynamic Balance controlled dispersion
array drivers for clear high-frequency and midrange sound.
- 5.25" Woofer: The F/X Wireless Surround Speaker is equipped
with a down-firing 5.25" Dynamic Balance woofer for added bass response.
- 120 Watt DSP Amplifier: The wireless surround speaker's drivers
are powered by an integrated 120-watt DSP amplifier for dynamic audio
Note: The Polk Audio F/X Wireless Surround Speaker's overall
frequency response is 48 to 20,000 Hz.
Dynamic Balance Driver Technology: Polk Audio's patented
Dynamic Balance process allows Polk to design their drivers specifically for
flatter frequency response, revealing the sharpest details and a more lifelike
transparency, with absolutely no strain even at high volume. It's a bold, rich,
warm, and lifelike sound.
3D Audio: Polk Audio's 3D Audio combines two groundbreaking, patented
technologies to produce a three-dimensional audio environment. Combining Polk Audio's proprietary Controlled Dispersion Array
(CDA) Technology and Polk Digital Logic Processing, produces a rich
enveloping listening experience. It allows the sound to reach out from beside
you and behind you to put you in the center of the action.
- Polk Digital Logic: The Polk Audio F/X Wireless Surround Speaker
utilizes Polk Digital Logic (Polk's proprietary DSP programming) to deliver
big, crisp sonic performance with no complicated setup or calibration.
Through Polk Digital Logic, the F/X Wireless Surround Speaker sound is
created independent of any room boundaries. Polk Digital Logic helps to
maintain a Surround & Surround Back channel for clear, intelligible dialogue
and Polk's signature warm & full sound.
- Controlled Dispersion Array (CDA) Technology: The Polk Audio F/X
Wireless Surround Speaker offer discrete rear-channel response thanks to Polk's
patented Controlled Dispersion Array (CDA) technology. CDA Technology delivers
realistic left & right rear-surround staging for 5.1 or 7.1 channel home theater
systems, in any room environment and with virtually any placement.
Compact Wireless Enclosure: The Polk Audio F/X Wireless
Surround Speaker features a compact wireless enclosure.
Ported Enclosure: The Polk Audio F/X Wireless Surround Speaker
features a down-firing port for better efficiency and added bass response.
Rubber Feet: The F/X Wireless Surround Speaker features four
integrated rubber feet to prevent any unwanted vibration. The rubber feet also
allow the speaker to sit on almost any surface safely.
Room Position DSP Controller: The Polk Audio F/X Wireless Surround
Speaker features a Room Position DSP Controller for easy customization and
optimization. The Room Position DSP Controller lets you place the wireless
surround speaker on the floor, a sofa table, or wall-shelf; while delivering
perfect imaging and sound.
Note: Due to the special nature of the F/X Wireless Surround
Speaker's operating principles, it is recommended that you do not use the
automated speaker calibration system of your AV receiver.
Scan Button: The wireless surround speaker features a bottom-panel
'Scan' button and the wireless surround transmitter features a top-panel 'Scan'
button. The 'Scan' button establishes a wireless connection between the wireless
surround speaker and wireless surround module. This should take less than 30
Power LED: The wireless surround speaker and wireless transmitter each
feature a Power LED. The transmitter's Power LED illuminates blue to indicate
the transmitter is active and connected successfully to the wireless speaker.
The wireless speaker's Power LED illuminates blue when the speaker is 'On' and
red when in 'Stand-by'.
Power On/Off: The wireless surround speaker's main Power On/Off switch
is located on its bottom-panel. You may leave this switch turned 'On' at all
2.4GHz Transmitter: The system's wireless surround module features an
integrated state-of-the-art 2.4GHz transmitter which wirelessly transmits your
home theater receiver's surround and surround back audio to the wireless powered
speaker without any signal loss.
Audio Connections: The included wireless surround module connects to
your home theater receiver's surround or surround back channels via RCA cables
or speaker wire.
- RCA: The wireless surround module is equipped with two sets of
RCA preamp inputs. One is labeled 'Surround' and the other 'Surround Back'.
Two 4' lengths of stereo RCA cable are provided.
- Speaker-Level: The wireless surround module is equipped with four
pair of spring-clip speaker terminals. Two pair are labeled 'Surround' and
the other two pair labeled 'Surround Back'. Four 46"
lengths of speaker wire are provided.
Note: You may make either a speaker-level or RCA
connection, but never make both connections at the same time.
5.1ch/7.1ch Options: If you have a 5.1-channel AV receiver, connect
the Left & Right Surround channels of your receiver to the wireless
surround transmitter's Surround inputs. If you are using a 7.1 channel home
theater receiver, connect both the Left & Right Surround and the Left & Right
Surround Back channels to the wireless surround transmitter's Surround and
Surround Back input.
Note: Your receiver's Surround and Surround Back channels should
be set to 'Small' (when applicable).
Wireless Surround Speaker Placement: The F/X Wireless Surround Speaker should be placed behind
your home theater room's listening area (on the floor, placed on a table, or on
an elevated open shelf) and up to 30' from the wireless surround transmitter.
Note: Make sure to set the Room Position DSP Controller to 'Shelf,
'Table', or 'Floor" to match the wireless surround speaker's placement.
Wireless Surround Speaker Positioning: Due to the special nature of
the wireless speaker's complex radiation pattern, the top surface of the
loudspeaker cabinet should be unobstructed and facing towards the ceiling. The
long axis of the cabinet should be parallel to the long dimension of your home
theater's TV screen and centered behind the listening area.
Wireless Surround Speaker Distance: There is a Speaker Distance Chart
in the owner's manual to help you set your AV receiver's Surround and Surround
Back channel speaker distance to match the placement of the F/X Wireless
Wireless Surround Transmitter Location: The system's wireless surround
transmitter can be placed next to your home theater system's AV receiver for
simple connection and easy installation. The wireless surround transmitter can
be tabletop mounted or wall-mounted.
- Tabletop Mount: The wireless surround transmitter is equipped
with four rubber feet so it can rest securely and safely on a flat
- Wall-Mount: The wireless surround transmitter features two
integrated keyhole slots to wall mount the unit.
AC Power: Both the wireless surround speaker and the wireless surround
transmitter require AC power.
- Wireless Surround Speaker: The wireless surround speaker plugs
into an AC outlet using the supplied AC power adapter and 9' AC power cord.
- Wireless Surround Module: The wireless surround module plugs into
an AC outlet using the included AC power supply.
Wireless Surround Speaker:
- Width = 19.5"
- Height = 8.125"
- Depth = 7.8125
Wireless Surround Module:
- Width = 6.9735"
- Height = 1.6875" (4.25" with antenna extended)
- Depth = 4.875"