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Polk Audio Blackstone TL2

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If you want big, detailed home theater sound, but don't have the room for large floor-standing speakers, then check out Polk's ultra-compact Blackstone TL2. Thanks to Polk's decades of speaker-building expertise, along with some pretty advanced driver technology, you'll experience effortlessly clear, engaging sound from speakers that take up very little space.

If you want big, detailed home theater sound, but don't have the room for large floor-standing speakers, then check out Polk's ultra-compact Blackstone TL2. Thanks to Polk's decades of speaker-building expertise, along with some pretty advanced driver technology, you'll experience effortlessly clear, engaging sound from speakers that take up very little space.

Advanced technology produces astonishingly realistic sound
The "TL" refers to Polk's "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. This improves the speaker's imaging and soundstaging, so that you'll feel less like you're watching a movie and more like you're part of it. An "acoustic lens" in the speaker grille disperses sound waves in a way that makes your music and movie soundtracks sound larger and more open. The TL2 also features Polk's acclaimed PowerPort® technology to help reinforce bass output. Plus, its sturdy cabinet is reinforced with a steel plate to help fight resonances that can muddy the sound.

Easy speaker placement
The TL2 has a keyhole slot in the back for easy mounting to your wall straight from the box. You can also use the threaded insert to attach it to an optional speaker bracket or stand. Create your own home theater system using a combination of black TL2's in the front of your room and white TL2 surrounds in the back. Don't forget to add the TL2 center channel speaker and a Polk subwoofer to complete your system.

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Product Highlights:

  • Time Lens technology aligns the drivers for better soundstaging and imaging
  • frequency response 125-20,000 Hz (-3dB)
  • sensitivity 89 dB
  • handles up to 125 watts
  • 3/4" silk dome tweeter
  • 3-1/4" Dynamic Balance™ mid/woofer
  • PowerPort® technology for better bass response
  • steel-plate reinforced cabinet fights internal resonances
  • curved enclosure with high-gloss finish
  • 5-way binding posts
  • includes combination keyhole slot and threaded insert
  • 4-1/8"W x 7-1/16"H x 5"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Gloss-white satellite two-way loudspeaker
  • Detachable white cloth grille (attached)
  • System Diagram/Warranty sheet
  • Template
  • Online Product Registration card

I had an inexpensive Klipsch speaker blow and started the process of replacing all of my satellite speakers with these. They have surprisingly clean sound and were, of course, easy to set up just a good mid-range (in terms of cost) satellite speaker

Steve, Winter Haven, FL


Polk Audio Blackstone™ TL2 Reviews

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(51 Reviews)

Just a Good Looking Great Functioning Speaker

Steve from Winter Haven, FL on 2/25/2018

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I had an inexpensive Klipsch speaker blow and started the process of replacing all of my satellite speakers with these. They have surprisingly clean sound and were, of course, easy to set up just a good mid-range (in terms of cost) satellite speaker



Polk Audio Blackstone™ TL2

Thomas from Raymond, NH on 1/28/2018

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Perfect match for my surround sound system. Functionally they are as good as you can get in this price range.



Polk Audio Blackstone™ TL2

Dale from Seattle, WA on 8/8/2017

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These work out great for my needs, big sound from a small speaker. I needed something in my workout room with a older but good system. good sound a a good price. Very Happy with my purchase



Two different shades of white on my TL-2"

Keith from Melbourne Beach, FL on 7/30/2017

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probably great speakers except Crutchfield sent me two shades of white. Not really what I had in mind.


Cons: look like crap

Crutchfield response on 7/31/2017 Once we saw this review, our Customer Support team reached out to Keith to issue an apology and set up a return. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

Fantastic, invisible sound

Joey from Fairway, KS on 4/3/2017

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I've always been pleased with Polk, I moved to a new house and swapped my black TL speakers with these white ones to blend into the bookshelves on the sides of the TV. They blended perfectly and sound terrific!



Polk Audio Blackstone™ TL2

Crutchfield customer from Cincinnati, OH on 2/10/2017

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Using these speakers to replace the rear speakers on our surround sound. Working out great

Pros: Small size with good sound. Good for the price


Polk Audio Blackstone™ TL2

Kenneth from Fort Worth Tx on 1/19/2017

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Pros: Good

Cons: None

Great sound for a small package

Frank from Whitehouse Station, NJ on 12/2/2016

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Really great sound quality in a small package. I replaced 2 larger Polk speakers that were taking up real estate on our mantle and we didn't lose any sound quality or power.

Pros: small size easy to hang quality clear Polk sound

Cons: could use more bass but not an issue if you have a sub woofer

Great purchase

Josh from Limon, CO on 11/29/2016

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First speakers i've bought in years, no regrets they sound great, even better after I used the auto calibration on my Sony home theater receiver. Definitely want to use in conjunction with a powered subwoofer as they are small and do not have overwhelming bass, but that was expected with the small size.

Pros: Crisp clear sound

Cons: Banana clips don't insert all the way but still fit securely

Great sounding

Ron from Frankfort,, NY on 11/17/2016

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Love these speakers

Pros: Clear loud sound Look good No distortion

Cons: None

Awesome sound in a small package

James from Montpelier, VA on 5/31/2016

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Perfect speaker to round out your surround sound setup, Great bass and treble in a small, compact but elegant design.

Pros: Great sound in a small package

Cons: None

Small and not-so-mighty.

Damon from Brooklyn, NY on 5/1/2016

They're... okay. I'm "upgrading" from a full set of ancient Sony SS-MB100H with sport substantially larger woofers (5") and are ported, allowing for pretty decent low-end on their own. The TL2s, on the other hand, seriously lack in bass response (a low cutoff of 125 Hz!) and on their own can sound pretty cheap, frankly. HOWEVER, when mated with a good subwoofer, connected to an A/V receiver with detailed EQ controls, and part of a multi-channel system (as opposed to just using them as a pair of stereo speakers) they delivery bright, crisp sound that definitely belies their size. They're currently teamed up with a TL2 center channel (similar complaints, making EQ adjustments even more vital, particularly if you use DPLIIx for music listening) and the three of them produce a solid, unified front soundstage. Some of the old Sony's are acting as rears until the TL1's come in, and they seem to all play well together (the individual channel EQ adjustments help facilitate that).

Pros: Nice design, especially the piano finish. Surprisingly compact.

Cons: Bass response is sad. Odd rubber nub on the bottom/front could use some QC; it can cause the speaker to be surprisingly unstable on a flat surface.

Full sound

Jay from Florida on 3/5/2016

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Nice full sound. They feel really well made.

Pros: Solid construction Full sound


Polk Audio Blackstone™ TL2

Chris from Honeoye Falls, NY on 2/14/2016

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Great speakers for the money, we love them

Pros: Sound quality, installed myself and value is great

Cons: No mounting hardware


James from Little Rock, AR on 2/7/2016

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I installed these speakers myself. Great sound.

Pros: Small, Come in black and white

Cons: none

Polk Speakers (TL2)

Jeff from Fort Lauderdale, FL on 1/19/2016

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Much improved audio over the speakers they replaced. Easy to mount

Pros: Compact with big sound

Cons: Book shelf designed 'foot' is not removable for a wall mounted bracket

Polk TL2 - OK

rich from New Hampshire on 11/10/2015

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Very good speakers, but based on the reviews I've read I expected better. Probably unrealistic, and for movies, they're great. For TV shows like the voice, when listening to the performances, I need to crank the volume a bit to get the sounds out of them that I was expecting. Regular TV shows they work great.

Pros: Great value

Cons: none really, I'll take the hit for expecting then to perform like a $1000 pair!!

small but mighty

ScottF from North Carolina on 6/5/2015

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I recently expanded my home theater to 7.2 and went to all Polk audio speakers and must say the sound difference is amazing!! these little speakers are perfect rear surround and don't be fooled by there size they are also excellent bookshelf speakers

Pros: great sound reasonable price

Cons: none

Great sound

Wade from Ohio on 5/26/2015

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I am using these speakers in combination with RTIA3's in a surround. Speakers have great tone and clarity. Also a nice size. Couldn't be happier with the purchase.

Pros: Small size, clarity, and sound.

Cons: None

Great surround speakers

Tigrhntr from Massachusetts on 5/21/2015

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Ordered these for a 5.1 system, and they have exceeded expectations. Very clear and plenty loud - I have these wall- mounted, and aimed at the listening area. Mount with keyhole, or with threaded insert (insert(s) not included). Sound great as surrounds for movies/sports, and sound equally great in all-stereo mode.

Pros: White color matches wall, small size, big sound

Cons: A bit awkward to use longer banana jacks with, because of the cabinet curve

Pleasantly surprised

D H from Pennsylvania on 5/7/2015

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I bought these as a passive sound bar alternative for our living room TV. I decided that a 2.1 setup would be perfect for this application (less wire to conceal, plus its a small room). I'm feeding them 95 watts apiece from a Denon X2100. These little speakers can play quite loudly w/out distortion (got me in trouble with the wife), the tweeter is very sharp but not harsh and the woofer is just big enough to blend with an old Cerwin Vega 8" sub I had laying around seamlessly. They do well with TV dialogue but really shine with music. I know that their intended function was to be a surround speaker but they can hold their own as a set of small mains. And the price is outstanding for the level of performance that they're capable of.

Pros: Price/performance ratio well built nice woofer/tweeter combo

Cons: Any con would be nitpicking

Perfect for my needs

Crutchfield customer from Kansas on 4/2/2015

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For a recently finished basement for use as a game/movie watching area and kids play zone, these speakers do what I need. Give me something to listen to music/surround sound, yet they didn't blow my budget. Easy install, sleek in design. Very pleased.

Pros: Easy install. Good sound quality.

Cons: Wish there were more subtle bracket mounting options.

Git my need perfectly.

Hank from Illinois on 3/29/2015

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As the title says, it fit my need perfectly. I was looking for small speakers to mount in each of the 4 corners of my newly constructed man cave. I have all 4 speakers powered by a older Yamaha 1070 receiver at 110watts per channel. I use the speakers mostly for music and they sound great. The sound is clear and distortion free, even when the volume is way up. They are a bit Ight on bass, but not as much as I thought they would be based on reviews by others. In other words enough bass fo my requirements.

Pros: Price, looks, and construction.

Cons: None

Powerful little guys!

1NRA from Florida on 1/27/2015

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I used four (4) of these as the rear and side surrounds which fit their capabilities perfectly. Very solid and over the past couple of weeks since purchase have worked great.

Pros: Easy to hook up and can accommodate many different mounting systems.


Perfect surround speakers

Michael from Carson City Nevada on 1/18/2015

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I had originally planned a different set of surround sound speakers, turns out the Crutchfield rep was of great help selecting the right combination of speakers! Really clear and crisp speakers for movies, TV and music! I purchased some wall mount hangers so I could aim them to where I wanted them to face as well.

Pros: Sound and brand.

Cons: None

Polk Audio Blackstone™ TL2

Crutchfield customer from Rhode Island on 12/29/2014

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I just purchased the Blackstone TL250 5.1 surround with two additional TL2 satellite speakers. The system sounds great and fills the room nicely. The room is 16'x24'. Would recommend to anyone.



TL2 review

Doug from Wintergreen, VA on 12/8/2014

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Great sounding, two forward speakers in my 7.1 surround system.

Pros: Good sound quality

Cons: None

Great for movies!

Enforcer23 from Texas on 11/19/2014

Great surround sound speakers. Blu Rays thru my Marantz 5.1 and PS3 sound FANTASTIC. But when it comes to music, they don't quite have the punch I'd like. But I suppose that is to be expected from such small front speakers. Nonetheless, I am happy with my purchase. I will be upgrading the front speakers though :-)

Pros: Paired with a Polk Audio Subwoofer that came free with the purchase, Blu Ray Movies sound GREAT.

Cons: Not quite the punch I'd like on music. But still not too bad for such small speakers. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars...

TL2 Review

Sonya from Griffin, Ga on 4/11/2014

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Love them, Absolutely great sounds

Pros: Great sound quality

Cons: bracketts sold separate

Small Speakers, Big Sound

Crutchfield customer from Albuquerque, NM on 4/6/2014

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Polk makes good speakers. TL2s are perfect for a compact surround setup with an HDTV. I'm using them with a Marantz NR1403 receiver on a 3.1 setup. The Marantz classified them as large speakers during the auto setup. They sound excellent.

Pros: compact, great sound, quality construction

Cons: none

Polk Blackstone TL2

Anthony G. from Albertville, AL on 4/4/2014

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If you want surprisingly crisp tones from your rear surround speakers, look no further than Polk's TL2's. How so great sounds come out of a little package has to go back to Polk's engineering. Just by changing these two speakers, (rear surround) in my setup, it awoke by 18 year old system. I can't wait to get my Polk TSi 400's and Polk CS 10 hooked up.

Pros: Compact. Aesthetically pleasing. Rich, crisp tones.

Cons: I didn't buy more of them

Great surround speaker

Vishu from Ocean Springs, MS 39564 on 1/16/2014

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Sounds great for a small speaker



Terrific for a smaller space

Bob H from Lake Monticello, VA on 8/3/2013

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Much depends on the ears of the listener. Polk speakers are noted for the warmth, or smoothness, of their sound quality. For a small office they are excellent when coupled with a receiver also noted for its warmth. I use a Yamaha 573 as my receiver and have Polk TL3s as center channel and front speakers. The TL2s are used for surround center and back speakers with a Polk PSW 111 sub woofer to round out the 7.1 system. For my office space these fill the room with smooth, crisp, music which is slightly warmer than a neutral, flat, sound. Since I find 'bright' or 'brilliant' music tires out my ears I prefer the warmth Polk supplies. I find the Time Lens feature that aims the sounds, especially the treble, to your sitting position a positive feature on these.

Pros: Beautiful music, and when watching DVDs, a good reproduction of speech.

Cons: I haven't found anything wrong with any of the Polk speakers I have had.


speakaman25 from 44514 on 7/27/2013

Great sound buying more



Small footprint, big sound

GlennR from Silver Spring, MD on 7/26/2013

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I replaced some surround sound speakers I have had for years. These TL2s really improve the effect. In fact, my new Sony receiver classified them as big speakers when it did the automatic setup. I tried the TL1s but wasn't happy with them. I love that Crutchfield let me send those back and get these. The customer service was amazing. The day after I shipped the others back I had a credit on my credit card!

Pros: Big sound, reasonable price, nice look

Cons: Haven't found one yet.

Great Clarity / Good Power / A little more bass?

GatorMan from Round Rock, TX on 7/2/2013

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These units are used in my 7.1 system as my surround rear and side speakers. Great clarity and power out of these little guys and they look great. Love the speaker connections on them and easy wall mount capabilities. Lots of power these can be driven by a powerful amp like the Denon I got. But if your looking for more bass then you might want to look at a more traditional style speaker.

Pros: Clean Sound / Lots of Power / Easy to Mount

Cons: Could have a bit more low / bass to the depth of the speaker.

Great little speakers

Pat S. from Baltimore, MD on 6/26/2013

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These are great sounding speakers in a very small package. Use them with a subwoofer for very full, rich sound.

Pros: small size great sound beautiful high glass finish

Cons: made in China

Perfect Surround Speakers

Eric K from Philadelphia on 6/24/2013

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These speakers sound awesome.

Pros: Small in size, perfect for surround speakers.

Cons: None


Daniel M from Conway, AR on 5/31/2013

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These speakers are great. I have them hooked up with a TL1 Center speaker and 4 Polk RC80i speakers. Couldn't have gotten a better surround sound for the money

Pros: loud and small

Cons: none

Fantastic Sound

Biltil from Keswick on 5/24/2013

A bit pricey but worth the money if you need quality sound in a small beatifully designed case.

Pros: Heavy enough to prevent moving accross the room by itself. Takes volume without the bass doubling back on itself. Brillient highs and a smooth midrange brings it five stars from me.

Cons: No cons here except price but then again its pure quality.

Nice Surround Speakers

Bob from Amherst, NY on 4/17/2013

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Bought 2 Polk Audio Blackstone TL2 to compliment my other Polk speakers (Fronts: TSi100, Center: TSi CS10). Needed something that had a small footprint and was white. Placed them on the back wall. Once they were configured properly, they sounded great. Originally had them as front speakers with the TSi CS10. The TSi CS10 over powered them. Moved the TL2s to surround speakers and wow, they performed well. Highly recommend.

Pros: Work well as behind the seating surround speakers.

Cons: Not good for front speakers.

Polk Blackstone TL2

Stosh from Shermansdale,Pa on 3/4/2013

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Bought 2 Polk blackston TL2s to compliment my other Klipsch speakers in my home theater. Placed the Polks on the back wall. It took a while to get them to perform correctly. The auto sound setup on my Yamaha receiver didn't do the job. After manually adjusting the distance and other settings, I finally got the volume corrected. Very happy so far. They have been in use for about 2 weeks.

Pros: Work well as behind the seating placement

Cons: none

very satisfied

Mike W. from Hamden , Ct. on 2/10/2013

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I use them as sattilite speaker in my home theater and couldn't be happier

Pros: nice appearence, great as sattilite speakers

Cons: none

Great little speakers!!!

Believer from Minneapolis, ks on 2/3/2013

I purchased the 5 piece set of the TL2 speakers two years ago and they have been great. The mid-range driver in one of them quit working about two weeks after I bought them, but polk replaced it quickly. Overall they are a great budget speaker, but be sure you have a good subwoofer as these speakers are too small to produce good low frequencies. Oh and if you're buying these as a set and opt to get the free PSW111 I strongly urge you to put the money towards a better sub! These speakers will overpower the sub at high volumes and sound too bright. I just recently upgraded to a PSW505 which is discontinued but can be purchased elsewhere. I have never been happier! Overall the TL2s are worth the money!

Pros: Great looks, good sound for movies and low volume music listening. Works well with low power.

Cons: If you really put the power to them at high volume they seem too bright, but I would imagine thats just because of the size.

Very Good!

foreaces from Royal Oak, Michigan on 1/2/2013

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Bought these speakers to enhance the high end frequencies of an audio dedicated sound system. Coupled with a pair of floor speakers, these opened up and added more depth to the entire sound spectrum. Worth the money.

Pros: Great design, full sound.

Cons: None

Superior Design and Sound

TJ from Texas City, Texas on 11/7/2012

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Since I already purchased the Blackstone 5 Speaker Package a while back, I purchased 2 more BlackStone TL2 speakers to match what I already had and to complete my 7.1 system (for use as either Surround Back or Front Height; currently being used as Front Height Speakers.) Polk sound as usual is superior and the desiign is sleek and modern. I love the black piano color. On a side note, I had to return the first 2 I ordered as both speaker casings were damged. It appeared as if this occured during the manufacturing process. Anyhow, Crutchfiled's process of return and redelivery was a breeze.

Pros: Design, size and sound

Cons: None

Polk Audio Blackstone™ TL2

Joe P from Waukesha, Wisconsin on 9/24/2012

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I am very pleased with the speakers,lot of sound in a small package



Great Speakers

Me from Denver, CO on 8/21/2012

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Really love these little speakers. I've paired them with 2 Polk 8 inch in-ceiling speakers, and a PS -10 sub (10", 100W), and everything sounds very good together. There is great difference with the different modes, and I'm using an Onkyo tx-nr414 network receiver. From music to movies, these TL2s are great front speakers, and attractive looking too. Enjoy.

Pros: Small, good sound, look great, adaptable.

Cons: None.

Polk Audio Blackstone™ TL2

jb from mobile, al on 6/28/2011

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part of an indoor surround system i value-engineered using all polk products. needed the surround speakers to all be white. used a pair of atrium5 in front, atrium4 in rear and one blackstoneTL2 for the center...with the polk special, all of it was less than $500! looks and sounds like a lot more...crutchfield/artie was a great help...



Polk Audio Blackstone™ TL2

AmericoA from San German, PR on 2/27/2011

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Sound is great. Crisp and clear. Sensitivity is great with low power AVP.



Polk Audio speakers

Ed D from Gloucester, Virginia on 2/8/2011

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We needed small speakers to support our new TV and Blu-ray set. Since the speakers had to be small we wanted to find a set with good quality sound. The Polk Audio units nicely fit our needs.




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Driver Technology
Enclosure Design
Mounting Options

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 satellite speaker utilizes 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 satellite speaker employs a 3-1/4" composite injected molded cone woofer 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.

Frequency Response: The overall frequency response is 95-24,000Hz, and the -3dB frequency response is 125-20,000Hz.

Additional Speakers: The TL2 satellite speaker will require a powered subwoofer (107PSW111, sold separately) for full-range sound. You can also add addition TL2 series speakers for 2.1, 3.1, 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1 channel home theater configurations.

Enclosure Design

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

Curved Enclosure Design: The Polk Audio Black Stone TL2 satellite speaker employs 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 enclosure of the TL2 series satellite speaker, 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 satellite speaker utilizes 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 satellite speaker is available in a durable, deep automotive-strength high-gloss white or high-gloss black finish to match today's most stylish flat-panel TVs.


5-Way Binding Posts: The Polk Audio Black Stone TL2 series satellite speaker is 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 satellite speaker features integrated rubber feet so you can sit the speakers on a stand or shelf securely.

Wall Mountable: The Black Stone TL2 satellite speaker features a single keyhole slot on the back of the cabinet for wall-mounting the speaker without any additional wall-mount brackets (mounting screws not supplied). There is also a 1/4"-20 threaded insert on the back of the satellite speaker for mounting the speaker to the wall using an optional articulating bracket (sold separately).

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Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

My friend has both TL2 and the TL3 speakers setup for home theater (5.1). I thought the TL2's sounded better and they are cheaper. I realize that many factors play into how a speaker sounds; which is why i'm buying these based on my own personal taste. [ Ethan  Jan 23, 2019 ]
advise by River [ MARK  Dec 18, 2018 ]
I chose these for two reasons. They are big enough to serve as both surround and front speakers for my home theater room and there is a matching center speaker from the same line, meaning I'll have similar audio performance from then. It will be much easier to balance out the sound fields with all of the speakers using the same driver technology and performance specs. Plus they are wall mounted. [ Nathan  Nov 25, 2018 ]
looks good [ adam  Sep 30, 2018 ]
Small size needed for a small space. Great reviews. Will match other Polk speakers I already have. [ Matthew  Aug 21, 2018 ]
A solid little speaker to use for surround purposes. [ Eric  Jun 20, 2018 ]
to match my other Polk Audio products [ D  Jul 03, 2017 ]
Small footprint, nice sound (I hope), and good price. [ Robert  May 24, 2017 ]
awesome satellites [ Keith  Apr 05, 2017 ]
This item was not part of this purchase. [ STERLING C  Feb 20, 2017 ]
I have a 5.1 speaker set up and was missing the other 2 for 7.1. I have some older Polk Audio speakers. I wanted to match the product. [ William  Jan 13, 2017 ]
Fit the space and my needs. Brand name. [ Robert  Dec 08, 2016 ]
looking for a smaller rear surround for home with wiring hook up plate [ Tac  Nov 28, 2016 ]
They have a great review [ ADAM  Sep 26, 2016 ]
I purchased two of these a few weeks back and love them so much, I am replacing some more of my older speakers with them. [ ORLANDO D  May 27, 2016 ]
Polk speakers have superb sound and reasonably priced. [ James  May 15, 2016 ]
I have had a few other Polk Audio items in the past I felt they were a good value for the performance. [ TERRY  May 02, 2016 ]
addition to existing system [ Scott  May 01, 2016 ]
At Crutchfield advisor's recommendation. [ Richard  Mar 22, 2016 ]
Sound! [ Kenton  Jan 31, 2016 ]
small form factor [ ED  Jan 31, 2016 ]
Compatibility with other owned Polk Audio Speakers. Recommendation by Rocky. White. [ Augustus  Feb 28, 2018 ]
Size for placement near ceiling and color to match crown moulding [ Harry  Jan 01, 2018 ]
was relatively inconspicuous [ Mark  Oct 10, 2017 ]
Good satellite speakers in a small home theater system. [ MARTIN  Aug 07, 2017 ]
Had one previously [ John  Feb 25, 2017 ]
Right size, right color, right price, and I've used Polk speakers for years and like their sound. [ STEPHEN  Feb 17, 2016 ]
Good value for rear speakers [ Michael  Dec 31, 2015 ]

5 questions already asked

There are brackets that come with the speakers that mount on the wall and then to the speakers, perhaps try the manufacturer if you don't have them... [ Keith  Apr 09, 2018 ]
I cannot speak for the S10s, but bought a pair of the T L2s to use as surrounds paired with my Klips RP 150Ms. I love my Klips and I really love the way the TL2s mesh seamlessly with my system. It is amazing the clearness, crispness, and the sound stage these small speakers generate [ ORLANDO D  Mar 05, 2018 ]
sanus makes about any stand you want, you can order through crutchfield. are these for rear surround speakers? need them at sitting ear height? sanus nf series of stands number that follows nf is there height in inches [ Scott  Jan 13, 2017 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Jeff  Apr 02, 2014 ]  Staff
The threaded hole is the back. [ Tony  Apr 19, 2016 ]
Actually I thought you meant for the wire terminals; let me check and let you know tomorrow. [ BUDD  Apr 12, 2016 ]
Yes , on the rear. [ BUDD  Apr 12, 2016 ]
It has a screw on the back. [ James  Apr 11, 2016 ]
Can you attach these to a speaker stand? I have an old set of Polk speakers that mount on a stand. The speaker wires go up the middle of the stand and two nuts on the back attach the speaker to the stand. [ Larry  Mar 29, 2014 ]
It weighs 3 lbs. [ SALOMON  Jan 13, 2014 ]
I'm unsure of the exact weight but it is less than 5 lbs. Most of your basic mounts would be fine for this speaker [ DANIEL  Jan 12, 2014 ]
The speaker weighs about 3 pounds. Polk includes holes on the back of the speaker to mount directly to the wall. I ended up purchasing Pinpoint Mounts AM20-White. The mount allows you to aim the speaker and was easy to install. [ GERALD S  Jan 12, 2014 ]
About 3 pounds each. I used Paramount mounts to put these in my ceiling. They are plastic mounts but plenty strong. Good Luck. [ Martin  Jan 12, 2014 ]
Its heavy, about 5 pounds. I got the mounting bracket at home depot, it was 2 dollars per bracket. Its not an advertised item, and hard to find, but its there. Contact me if you want photos [ ERIC  Jan 12, 2014 ]
The speakers weigh about 2 pounds together. They have a back opening that alloud to be hanged from the wall. [ JUAN  Jan 12, 2014 ]
3 pounds most universal mounts will work [ SETH  Jan 12, 2014 ]

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