Overview: The Polk SurroundBar50 is a great solution for surround
sound in situations where you can't, or choose not to, run speaker wires for a
multi speaker system. Located above or below your TV, five surround channels
(front left, center, front right, rear right, and rear left) are housed in this
one speaker. Each channel can handle up to 150 watts RMS.
SDA Surround Technology: Polk's
patented SDA Surround technology means there's no need to install rear speakers.
SDA Surround creates a completely immersive experience, as if there were dozens
of speakers all around you. This technology is based on fundamental research
into the way our ears process sound and perceive the direction of sounds. It
uses a patented combination of signal processing and acoustical geometry that
complements the spacing between your ears to produce surround sound without the
need for rear mounted speakers. Since the SurroundBar50 works directly with the
hearing mechanism and requires no special room characteristics, it can deliver a
room-filling surround experience in nearly any location in almost any type of
Woofers: The SurroundBar50 utilizes nine 3-1/2" Dynamic Balance
composite woofers to
provide clear, distortion-free midrange, even at high volume levels.
Tweeters: The SurroundBar50 utilizes three high-performance
3/4" Dynamic Balance Silk dome tweeters to deliver clear highs and lifelike imaging.
Enclosure: The SurroundBar50 features a
stylishly curved extruded aluminum enclosure in either a black or titanium finish
to match today's flat-panel televisions. The shape
of the heavy-duty non-resonant aluminum enclosure breaks up internal standing
wave resonance to give you pure, lifelike sound.
Dual Front Ports: The SurroundBar50's enclosure utilizes dual front
ports for superior clean, low distortion-free bass.
Anti-Diffraction Grille And Bezel: The SurroundBar50's
anti-diffraction grille and bezel help create open, spacious imaging.
Cradle Mounts: The speaker can be placed above or below your TV using
the supplied speaker cradle mounts. The SurroundBar50 comes supplied with two
sets of cradle mounts. While on the cradle mounts, the speaker can be aimed up or
down slightly toward the listening area. The smaller set of cradles lift the speaker approximately
1/2" above the surface on which it sits while the larger set of cradles lift the
speaker up approximately 1-1/4".
Wall Mounting: The wall
mounting system consists of two pieces; a wall mounting plate and a speaker
mounting bracket. First, the metal plate is mounted to the wall, it's 20" long
and has multiple holes so you'll be able to mount it to at least one stud (use
two if possible). Mounting screws should be used with a wall anchor if not in a
stud. Next the Speaker mounting bracket is bolted to the SurroundBar50 using the
supplied 10mm bolts. The speaker can be tilted up or down approximately 15° when mounted on the bracket. The bracket mounts the speaker approximately
11/16" away from the wall. The
two 10mm" threaded inserts are 13" apart and can be used with different
mounting brackets if you prefer.
Speaker Terminals: The
SurroundBar50 has five high-quality 5-way binding post input terminals, one each
for front left, center, front right, rear right, and rear left channels. In
addition to pin, spade, banana, and dual banana connectors, bare wire up to 11 gauge will fit. You will need to remove a plug inserted in the
center of each post if you wish to use banana plugs.
Color Coded Wiring: The
included 15-foot 10-conductor speaker wire is color-coded to match the SurroundBar50 terminals and clearly marked for easy hookup.
Video Shielded: The SurroundBar50 is
magnetically (video) shielded for safe placement near your TV or computer
monitor without causing picture interference.