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Overview: The Polk SurroundBar 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 125 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 SurroundBar
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 room.
Enclosure: The SurroundBar features a stylishly curved anodized
aluminum enclosure with gray trim. The shape of the heavy-duty non-resonant aluminum
enclosure breaks up internal standing wave resonance to give you pure, lifelike sound.
- Woofers: Seven 3-1/2"
Mineral Filled Polymer Dynamic Balance woofers
provide clear, distortion-free midrange, even
at high volume levels
- Tweeters: Three high-performance
3/4" Dynamic Balance Silk/Polymer Composite dome
tweeters deliver clear highs and lifelike imaging
Speaker Terminals: The SurroundBar 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 SurroundBar terminals and clearly marked for easy
Video Shielded: The SurroundBar is magnetically (video) shielded
for safe placement near your TV or computer monitor without causing picture interference.
Cradle: The speaker can be placed above or below the TV using the
speaker cradle. While on the cradle, the speaker can be aimed up or down slightly toward
the listening area. The cradle lifts the speaker approximately 1/2" above the surface
on which it sits.
Wall Mounting: The wall mounting system consists of two pieces;
a wall mounting plate and a speaker mounting bracket. First, the plate is mounted to
the wall, it's 20 inches 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
SurroundBar using the supplied 3/8" bolts. The speaker can be tilted up or down
approximately 15° when mounted on the bracket. The bracket mounts the speaker
approximately 1/2" away from the wall. The two 3/8" threaded inserts are
13" apart and can be used with different mounting brackets if you prefer.