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Polk Audio Blackstone TL250

Compact home theater speaker system

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by Kristen Schaub
Polk Audio

Why choose a pre-matched speaker system?

Looking for speakers that'll deliver thrilling, edge-of-your-seat surround sound? Choosing a pre-matched speaker system is one way to ensure seamless home theater performance. These systems are made up of speakers that share the same tonal characteristics — that means the sound will stay consistent as it moves from speaker to speaker around your room. Most pre-matched systems come with a subwoofer — a must-have for high-impact bass.

Make every movie night way more exciting with Polk's TL250 five-speaker system. These speakers use some advanced technologies to create incredibly lifelike sound that draws you into your on-screen entertainment. The four Blackstone satellite speakers and the Blackstone center channel speaker produce effortless sound with startling dynamics, especially given their small size. Just add the Polk powered subwoofer of your choice to get deep, room-shaking bass. You can even upgrade to a seven-channel home theater when you add an extra pair of satellite speakers to the mix.

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Advanced technology produces effortlessly natural sound
Polk's latest breakthrough is "Time Lens" technology, which aligns the drivers in such a way that high- and low-frequency sounds all reach your ears at the same time. It improves the speakers' soundstaging and imaging, so that you'll start to forget you're watching a movie and really feel like you're part of the action. This technology makes this system great for video games, too, because you'll be able to clearly pinpoint where sounds are coming from all around you, like monster roars or enemy gunfire.

Polk's enclosure design puts performance first
The satellite and center channel speakers also use an "acoustic lens" in their grilles to disperse sound waves in a way that makes your music and movie soundtracks sound larger and more open. They feature Polk's acclaimed PowerPort® technology to help reinforce lower bass output. Plus, each sturdy cabinets are reinforced with steel plates to help fight resonances that can muddy the sound.

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System details:

  • includes four compact satellite speakers and a center channel speaker
  • Time Lens technology aligns the drivers for better soundstaging and imaging
  • frequency response: 125-20,000 Hz (-3 dB)
  • handles up to 125 watts
  • sensitivity: 89 dB (satellites); 91 dB (center channel)
  • impedance: 8 ohms
  • satellites each contain a 3/4" silk dome tweeter and a 3-1/4" Dynamic Balance™ mid/woofer
  • center channel contains a 3/4" silk dome tweeter and dual 3-1/4" Dynamic Balance™ mid/woofers
  • PowerPort® technology for better bass response
  • steel-plate reinforced cabinets fight internal resonances
  • curved enclosures with high-gloss finish
  • threaded insert for use with optional speaker stands or brackets
  • satellites include keyhole slots for easy wall-mounting
  • satellite speakers: 4-1/8"W x 7-1/16"H x 5"D (each)
  • center channel speaker: 16-5/8"W x 4-1/4"H x 3-13/16"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Enclosure Bass Reflex
Video Shielded No
Pieces in System 5
Color Gloss Black
Tweeter Dome
Midrange size (inches) ---
Woofer size (inches) 3-1/4
Woofer Composition Composite
Woofer Surround Rubber
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Connector Type 5-way post
Mounting Bracket Included Keyhole
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 31-36
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
Specifications
RMS Power Range (watts) 10-125
Subwoofer RMS Power (watts) Not Given
Dimensions
Main Speakers (inches) 7-1/16H x 4-1/8W x 5D
Center Speaker (inches) 4-1/4H x 16-5/8W x 3-13/16D
Surround Speakers (inches) 7-1/16H x 4-1/8W x 5D
Subwoofer (inches) No Subwoofer
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What's in the box?

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  • 4 Gloss-black satellite two-way loudspeakers
  • Gloss-black center-channel loudspeaker
  • 5 Detachable black cloth grilles (attached)
  • System Diagram/Warranty sheet
  • Template
  • Online Product Registration card
  • Polk Audio Product Brochure

Scratch & Dent items may be missing non-essential accessories. In some cases the manufacturer's accessories have been replaced with generic equivalents.

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System Overview
Driver Technology
Enclosure Design
Connections
Mounting Options

System Overview

Polk Audio Black Stone TL250 Five Speaker System: The Polk Audio Black Stone TL250 is a 5-speaker surround-sound system. The Polk Audio Black Stone TL250 five-pack includes four matching Black Stone TL2 satellite speakers and a Black Stone TL2 horizontal center-channel speaker. The Polk Audio Black Stone TL series speakers (TL2) feature new innovations specifically designed to enhance compact speaker performance. The Black Stone TL2 series speakers features a two-way loudspeaker design and a bass-reflex enclosure. The TL2 series speakers are equipped with 5-way binding posts and offer various mounting options.

Note: The Black Stone TL250 has an overall system frequency response of 120 to 20,000 Hz and will require a powered subwoofer (107PSW111, sold separately) for full-range sound. You can also add additional TL2 series speakers (107TL2B or 107TL2W) for 6.1 and 7.1 channel home theater configurations.

Driver Technology

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.

Time Lens Technology: The sophisticated laser alignment of the "acoustic center" of the Blackstone TL2 tweeters with their accompanying drivers results in far superior imaging. The acoustic centers of the tweeter and mid-range woofer are aligned, creating a crisp accurate soundstage. The acoustic centers of the tweeter and mid-bass driver are located in the same plane for superior imaging, while the acoustic lens incorporated in the grille smoothes the tweeter's frequency response.

3/4" Silk Dome Tweeter: The Polk Audio Black Stone TL2 series speakers utilize a 3/4" silk dome tweeter for crisp, clear imaging, and smooth response that's never tiring.

3-1/4" Composite Injection Molded Woofer: The Polk Audio Black Stone TL2 series speakers employ 3-1/4" composite injected molded cone woofers with Dynamic Balance driver technology (Polk's patented transducer design process) that produces a flat frequency response, with sharp detail, transparency, and the ability to play loud without strain. Each satellite speaker features one 3-1/4" woofer. The center-channel speaker features two 3-1/4" woofers.

Frequency Response: The system's overall frequency response is 90-24,000Hz, and the -3dB frequency response is 120-20,000Hz.

Enclosure Design

Enclosure Type: The Polk Audio Black Stone TL2 series speakers feature a non-resonant composite enclosure with time-aligned geometry, and PowerPort technology.

Curved Enclosure Design: The Polk Audio Black Stone TL2 speakers employ non-parallel surfaces that not only lead to a stronger, more rigid and acoustically inert enclosure, but they also result in less audible coloration from internal surface resonances.

Steel Reinforced: Extra-rigid steel plates reinforce the curved enclosures of the TL2 series speakers, resulting in acoustically inert enclosures free from internal resonances and any audible coloration, for more lifelike audio detail.

Integrated Acoustic Lens: An innovative acoustic lens incorporated into the grille produces a high frequency response so smooth that it delivers a balanced, realistic performance. An acoustic lens is molded into the back of the speaker grille and helps create imaging frequency balance previously impossible in small high-performance satellite speakers.

PowerPort: The Polk Audio Black Stone TL2 series speakers utilize Polk Audio's patented bass venting technology, for added midbass response and increased efficiency. PowerPort technology decreases port turbulence and virtually eliminates "port noise," for a massive 3dB boost in bass response.

High-Gloss Finish: The Polk Audio TL2 series speakers feature a durable, deep automotive-strength high-gloss black finish that matches today's most stylish flat-panel TVs.

Connections

5-Way Binding Posts: The Polk Audio Black Stone TL2 series speakers are equipped with one pair of 5-way binding posts to ensure a secure connection to many types of speaker cables and connectors. The binding post terminals will accept banana plugs (single or dual), pin-connectors, spade-connectors, and bare wire (18-12 AGW).

Mounting Options

Rubber Feet: The Polk Audio TL2 speakers feature integrated rubber feet so you can sit the speakers on a stand or shelf securely.

Wall Mountable: The Black Stone TL2 satellite speakers and center-channel speaker are wall mountable.

  • Satellite Speakers: The TL2 satellite speakers feature a single keyhole slot on the back of the cabinet for wall-mounting the speakers without any additional wall-mount brackets (mounting screws not supplied). There is also a 1/4"-20 threaded insert on the back of each speaker for mounting the speakers to the wall using an optional articulating bracket (sold separately).
  • Center-Channel Speaker: The TL2 center-channel speaker features dual single keyhole slots on the back of the cabinet for wall-mounting the speaker without any additional wall-mount bracket (mounting screws not supplied). There is also a 1/4"-20 threaded insert on the back of the center-channel speaker for mounting the speaker to the wall using an optional articulating bracket (sold separately).
 
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5 out of 5

tl250 speakers

Written By reyg, shelton ct. on Saturday, September 13, 2014
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No way to beat these speakers at this price
Pros:
set up -- very simple, sound outstanding
Cons:
NONE
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4 out of 5

Great set

Written By DVW, Brooklyn, NY on Thursday, May 22, 2014
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Great speakers I love them! The sound is just amazing. When I initially got these I realized that my subwoofer was no longer working. I had loudspeakers paired before. So for the first two weeks I had no sub. The sound was still great but definitely missing bass. Once I added a sub to compliment I was blown off of my feet.
Pros:
Size Clear Sound Easily mountable Aesthetically pleasing
Cons:
Weight
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5 out of 5

Polk TL250

Written By Anonymous, Wisconsin on Friday, April 18, 2014
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Very pleased. The reviews were right on. We have a larger room and the speakers really fill it up with sound
Pros:
excellent sound
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Geat speakers

Written By Nick, New Jersey on Friday, February 28, 2014
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Speakers sound GREAT. Love the center channel speaker. Over all the system has a lot of quality sound In a small package.
Pros:
Great over all sound for TV and Music
Cons:
There are three feet on the bottom of the speaker vs. four. Speakers do not move but if bumped into could tip over.
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4 out of 5

polk audio tl250 & 440wi wireless sub

Written By k.senquiz, United States on Wednesday, February 05, 2014
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Being a past user of polk audio I kinda knew what I was getting. That being nice full studio sounding speakers. The sub pairs seamlessly and sound awesome together. Powered by my onkyo nr626 the polks have no problem working in tandem to what ever mode I may switch to. Can't wait for next phase of speakers warming to my living space.
Pros:
Good construction. Nice fit &finish to satellites. Warm enveloping sound.
Cons:
Nothing worth nit picking on.
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4 out of 5

Reviews for the Polk Audio BlackstoneT TL250

Written By vstyle, Biloxi, MS on Saturday, January 11, 2014
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Good sound for the price of these speakers.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Audio

Written By Jenny, Charlottesville Virginia on Tuesday, October 08, 2013
 
Easy installment and great sound
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5 out of 5

Awesome speakers!

Written By CoreyK, Fort Worth, TX on Monday, July 01, 2013
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I bought these speakers for my new media room. The sound from these speakers is amazing! I'm pretty sure I will be spending much more time in my media room watching movies, and less time at the actual theater.
Pros:
Reasonable price, easy installation
Cons:
None that I've found
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Excellent!!

Written By DougK, Maryland on Thursday, June 20, 2013
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I wasn't sure about the overall sound when first considering the Polk TL250's. I have a fairly large room. Consulted online with Crutchfield and were highly recommended. They are hooked up to a Denon 1913 and they sound EXCELLENT!!! Still will do some tweeking on the Denon, however these speakers are excellent. Plenty of volume, plenty of depth and richness. I highly recommend for someone looking for small speakers with great sound.
Pros:
Small nice design.
Cons:
If using banana clips the included wall mount hole is not ideal.
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Can't speak highly enough

Written By CelloGreg, Indianapolis, IN on Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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I've been searching for home theater for much of my life. Last year I bit the bullet and purchased a very nice sub, albeit small, but man it pushes. When I was shopping for my 5.0 speakers I thought I should match them to the sub, stick with all one brand. I read reviews and talked to a lot of people about what was the best to do with the amount of money I had. I talked to a couple product advisers on Crutchfield and they both recommended I go with polk audio blackstone. I know they have a break-in period, but I hooked them up last night and can already hear a big difference. I am coming from a mixed system of boombox speakers, bose center channel, and sony satellites in the rear. Once I hooked the system up last night, I made sure all the speakers were working, then immediately put on some classical music, followed by the soundtrack to Dark Knight. When I play music through AppleTV I hear it in dolby prologic, so i am able to check all of the channels. I am a professional musician and know when music sounds just ok and when it immerses you in the experience. Just last night, the sound involved me in and I decided to watch a movie. My wife had already gone to bed, and I am an early riser, but I had to hear how these sounded in Dolby Digital. I put in Transformers on blu-ray and couldn't stop the movie. Needless to say, I am writing this after not getting enough sleep and I value sleep very much in my current job. I cannot say enough about these speakers. Just buy them!!!
Pros:
Size, weight, reproduction of sound, look, finish, build quality
Cons:
None yet, will know more after break-in period
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5 out of 5

Polk TL 250

Written By Aucontractor, Collierville, Tennessee on Saturday, March 30, 2013
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Absolutely love my Polk speakers. I read the other reviews on here before purchasing my Polks and made my decision from there. I had no difficulty installing the mounting brackets, Pinpoints AM - 30, and hooking up the wires.
Pros:
Great sound Attractive
Cons:
None so far
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Excelent desicion

Written By Victor, Bayamon, Puerto Rico on Friday, March 01, 2013
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I buy this unit match with a yamaha htr-7065, the sound is excelent in liw and high volume, The sound is clean w/ o any interference or distortion. I really recoment this speakers and are speakers for a long time.
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio Blackstone™ TL250

Written By Anonymous, Atlanta, GA on Wednesday, February 27, 2013
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Very good speakers for the price
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5 out of 5

Polk TL250

Written By LarryD, Freeland,Mi. on Sunday, February 03, 2013
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Never had a system like this one! Great Sound! Easy to install. You won't go wrong with the Polk TL250. When I got my system it came with a subwoofer (PSW111) free.
Pros:
Good Price, Easy to Install, Great Sound!
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Excellent product

Written By TomW, Bloomington, IL on Monday, January 28, 2013
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Updated home theater system that was 12 years old. Paired the Polk TL250 system with new Yamaha RXV 473 Set up was easy especially using the supplied microphone to calibrate speakers and their location Connected all to Panasonic Blu Ray and 50" Panasonic plasma via HDMI cables Watched Avatar for the first time and the movie came alive The sound was crisp and clear and even the most subtle movements and sounds were audible. Upgraded to Polk PSW 125 subwoofer I am not a person that necessarily wants to rattle the walls but the system will do this as well as provide the necessary bass to make your viewing and listening extraordinary Listened to music via Airplay and On Demand Excellent Filled our 20 x 24 room with sound easily The speakers look great and were easily mounted on existing speaker stands and wall mounts Great price as well considering you get a free subwoofer and was able to upgrade for only $50.00 Great system!
Pros:
Easy set up Great sound for movies and music Good quality for the price Warranty is good Shows they are willing to back up their products
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5 out of 5

Great Speakers-Even Greater Deal

Written By Jon, Wamego, KS on Monday, January 21, 2013
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Really surprised at how loud these small speakers actually are. I have played them everyday since purchasing and literally sound better and better each day. I decided to go with the PSW-111 for the sub and was a little skeptical at first (8" woofer) but it too sounds better as it breaks in. I was debating over these or the Energy Take system and really am happy with the choice.
Pros:
Size, loudness, easy of set up, and free subwoofer.
Cons:
Sub is not heart pounding but for an 8" sub reproduces bass musically very well. Don't get me wrong though I can still feel the bass upstairs from the basement living room.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Amazing Sound

Written By CLUBDRIVE, ST LOUIS, MO on Friday, January 18, 2013
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I bought my first pair of Polk Speakers (SDA-SRS2) in 1986 (which I still have) and haven't looked back. When I decided to add a lower cost home theatre in my basement I decided to look for a all-in-one package. With the free subwoofer the TL250 package is a steal. But the real surprise came when I hooked them up. I'm using an Integra 50. receiver and a Samsung Blu-Ray. Given the price and size of the speakers I was expecting an incomplete sound stage and a relatively flat response. What I heard was anything but. I was amazed by the dynamic range and the completeness of the sound stage. Movies with 5.1 tracks are fantastic.
Pros:
Surprisingly complete and dynamic sound for the price and free subwoofer.
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

good for their size

Written By jason m, rancho cucamonga, ca on Sunday, January 06, 2013
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Sound good for their size and weight, but not exceptional, they could use more mid range bass. Paired with the 8" subwoofer and a denon DD/DTS capable receiver, they make a serviceable secondary home theater. I wonder how much better the 350s sound?
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5 out of 5

Exceeded my expectations

Written By Phil, Raleigh, NC on Tuesday, January 01, 2013
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I was considering purchasing the Bose Acoustimass system....however, my room layout and location for the subwoofer made this impossible. After discussing with the Crutchfield specialist....the Polk TL 250 was the best choice. I was replacing a much larger set of Boston Acoustic towers and was concerned that these smaller speakers would not deliver. The specialist said they would not disappoint....and he was right!
Pros:
- Easy to install - Arrived on time as promised - Sound great! - Clean design
Cons:
- None
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5 out of 5

Great Speaker Set

Written By Omar D, Berlin, NJ on Saturday, December 08, 2012
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Amazing sound from such small speakers. Clarity is great, sound is big, and the small speakers give my set-up a sleek finished look. Paired these with a Yamaha RX-V373 and the free Polk Sub that Crutchfield offered. Couldn't be happier!
Pros:
Sound quality and price
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5 out of 5

Awesome sound in a small package

Written By Sam S., Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, December 06, 2012
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Polk Audio Blackstone TL250 is the perfect home theater solution for a small room. The speakers look great and sound great too. Paired with a Denon AVR-1613 home theater receiver and a Polk PSW111-BK 8" 150-watt subwoofer I am really happy with the sound quality from these speakers. The Denon receiver is also great.
Pros:
Small footprint, great looking, free subwoofer with purchase
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4 out of 5

Half and Half

Written By BA, Massachussetts on Sunday, March 11, 2012
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Purchased this speaker package as the foundation for my new home theater setup in my 22 x15 living room. I needed a small speaker package that could easily be hidden to satisfy "The Old Hag's" dicerning eye. Power comes from an Onkyo TX-NR 609 and I also added a set of Mirage MX's to take advantage of the receiver's 7.1 capabilities. These Polk's sound great when watching movies and TV content but lack the mid range punch when it comes to listening to music. Don't get me wrong you can get some pleasure using these for music but satellites can never truely replace a nice tower/bookshelf setup for the fronts. These Polk's are also somewhat aesthetically pleasing but i still prefer the size and form factor of my added Mirage's better. Overall I am satisfied with these speakers and for the price it becomes a no brainer decision. Remember you don't need to spend alot of money on small speakers because you can only get so much quality sound out of them. Spend your money on Towers if you are a true Audiophile.
Pros:
Size,price,"Free Sub with Purchase"
Cons:
Size (Mirage = perfect size),limited music performance,"Free Sub" PSW 111 nice but not the best.
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4 out of 5

Solid Speakers

Written By CoryL, Houma, LA on Wednesday, February 01, 2012
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These speakers produce clear consistent sound. They fill my 17*20 living area very nicely. Would definitely recommend.
Pros:
Sound Quality Construction
Cons:
None
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Polk Audio Blackstone™ TL250

Written By CHP, Texas on Wednesday, June 08, 2011
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Very crisp sound. Impressive for size and specifically at this price point.
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5 out of 5

Small speaker big sound

Written By Dan, Palm Bay.Fl on Saturday, May 14, 2011
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Bought this set and very pleased with the sound small speaker big sound very crisp and clear all I can say awesome job
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Blackstone TL250

Written By M, Burlington VT on Saturday, May 14, 2011
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Awesome audiophile experience. Frequency response is smooth and un-colored when
mated to subwoofer. Have been a polk audio fan for years. Follows tradition
of my polk audio classic 10B monitors sound from the 1980's.
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5 out of 5

Great surround speakers in a small package

Written By Rob M, Warren, MI on Monday, March 21, 2011
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These are great surround speakers. Sound clarity is excellent on the high end. The
added Polk PSW 111 subwoofer (purchased separetely) fills in the low end,
resulting in a great dynamic audio range.
I can't compare the TL250 to the TL350, but for the price the TL250 can't be beat.
7 out of 7 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Amazing sound and exceptional value

Written By JonathanH, Springfield, VA. on Thursday, March 10, 2011
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After extensive research I chose Polk's TL-250 Blackstone system matched with
Polk's PSW-111 sub-woofer. So far I have been nothing short of impressed.
Absolutely no regrets on purchasing this system. The sound reproduction and
fidelity is phenomenal and the value is exceptional. Without question, I would have
had to go up a few price points to find a better speaker system.
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5 out of 5

Great Update from Bose

Written By Lewgar, Canonsburg, PA on Wednesday, March 09, 2011
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Upgraded form 10 year old Bose Acoustimass II setup with Sony Receiver
driving these. Got these speakers and the PSW125 sub with a new Denon
4310CI. This setup drives these speakers great. They feel solid, have nice
crisp sound, get better every day as they are worked in.

Crutchfield was a great help picking these out and answering my questions
during setup. I am very happy with the purchase and the overall combo and
sound.
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5 out of 5

Great product and even better vendor

Written By Bill, Richmond, VA on Wednesday, February 23, 2011
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The sound is great and the vendor is priceless. They recommended this product to fit my specific needs and then have backed it up with customer service that you don't seem to find anymore. Answered my question before I bought it, while I bought it, and after I bought it. Polk speakers rock as does Crutchfield -tough combo to beat.
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio Blackstone™ TL250

Written By Ed, Madison, NH on Wednesday, February 02, 2011
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These speakers have crisp, clear sound that is awesome.
I am very pleased and would highly recommend them.
They look good too!
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5 out of 5

Pretty impressed with these small cubes

Written By MunDog, MI on Wednesday, January 26, 2011
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I must say that I am pretty impressed with these small wonder cubes. I had
pretty good HT with towers but moving into a new house the family room was
pre-wired for small system while the towers were to go into the dedicated HT.
I was confused between getting these new Polks or the Energy Classic. I had
listened to Energy as I recommended those to a friend last year. From price
perspective Polk and free sub were comparable to Energy setup. With no previous
reviews available I went with pure gut feel with the specs, looks and Polk name.
I must say that I have not been disappointed.
The speakers are built solid, nice smooth look and have 5 way binding posts. I
liked the new port design and innovation with the tweeter. On specs I was liking
the higher decibel rating than the Energy. I have felt Energy's center channel
weakness at times and these 250's center channel had two speakers than one. I
pulled the plug and am happy that I did so.
The speakers are pretty well rounded in overall sound stage. The Energy were
little more crisp but Polk sound better overall. The midrange is remarkably
better for small speakers. I got the bigger sub PSW125 by paying the difference
as I wanted a 12"sub. The sub performs outstanding for my high ceiling 15x18
family room. I let the speakers play for 2-3 days while away during the day for
work. The sound is amazing and I am very happy. Polk once again came out with a
wonderful set of speakers.
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5 out of 5

Best Sound at this price

Written By Namit, Marietta, GA on Wednesday, January 26, 2011
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I love these speakers. I was going to buy Bose but they were expensive for 5.1 system. I looked at Polk Audio and I was not sure as I had not heard about them and they were not available near my place. I trusted the reviews from Crutchfield and other websites. Anyway, I installed them and they are rocking. I am using Onkyo TX NR780 receiver and PSW111 Sub woofer. We have watched several movies, listened to hard rock music/pop/Indian classical music and each instument is heard clearly. I would recommend to buy from Crutchfield due to free tech support and Brand New merchandise!!!
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5 out of 5

Amazing Sound

Written By CraigH, Virginia Beach, VA on Monday, January 24, 2011
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The TL250 system, matched with a new Polk PSW111 Subwoofer, fills my new family
room with amazing sound! The system looks great with my new flat panel TV, and the
front and rear speakers mounted neatly in the corners of the 350 SqFt room. A great
product at a great price, and Crutchfield was very helpful on setup recommendations.
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5 out of 5

Great speakers!

Written By Vishy, Boston, MA on Sunday, January 02, 2011
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I am super impressed with these speakers.

Using this with a new Pioneer VSX-1120, without a subwoofer (bought a PSW111 as a bundle deal, but its got mixed up on delivery and will arrive in a few days). I have been listening almost 7-8 hours a day for the last 12-15 days. And I must say, I am super impressed. If I have to describe the performance in 1 word, its - CRISP! Never, ever in any store demo have I heard sound of such clarity and voice quality. The dialogue / vocals are as clear as the subtle crack of a branch behind you! Every tone/sound coming out of these has a purpose! At least 3-4 times I have looked out of the window to check whether it's actually raining or was it just the sound.

The system takes about 50-70 hours of hearing to break up...so please be patient.

Word of caution on Speaker mounts - the keyhole on these are pretty high up. I had bought myself a stand set which didn't fit these babies at all. Had to use some strings etc to hold the surrounds in place ?

Overall, I am super glad I bought these speakers & I am sure my satisfaction level will go up even more once I have the Subwoofer. Polk has a winner this time in the TL series.

Word about Crutchfield: Best electronics vendor by far. Loved talking to the support staff, never seen folks so responsible and responsive.
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio Blackstone™ TL250

Written By Tim, Kenosha Wi on Thursday, December 30, 2010
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Incredible crystal clear sound for music and movies, I hear detail that I have not heard
before from my old speakers. Unbelievable room filling sound they will take everything
my Onkyo- TX-SR607 can put out without distortion, and the PSW111 subwoofer can
shake the room, incredible deep bass. I am completely satisfied 5 out of 5 stars for me.
I would recommend this system to anyone.
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1 question already asked

I have a Yamaha RXV-673 receiver. I have following question: 1. Would a Polk TL250 be adequate for a room of size 20 feet x 20 feet having hard concrete floor and brick wall? 2. Is there a sizeable difference in sound quality when comparing these speaker to TL350? 3. How compatible it would be if I added Polk RM7 speaker to make this a 7 speaker system? 4. What is the recommend sub woofer for this speaker syste?. [ Melwyn  Feb 14, 2014 ]
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  • Thanks for your questions. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to answers your questions and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Krissy Staff  Feb 16, 2014 ]

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