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Polk Audio TSi100

Bookshelf speakers (Black)

Item # 107TSI100B

Add the Polk TSi100 to your system to enjoy open sound with wide staging and precise imaging.

Add the Polk TSi100 to your system to enjoy open sound with wide staging and precise imaging.

Item # 107TSI100B

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$219.00 -$70.00 Special purchase

$149.00 pair

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About the Polk Audio TSi100

Add the Polk TSi100 to your system to enjoy open sound with wide staging and precise imaging. These speakers feature Polk's exclusive Dynamic Balance® drivers that undergo laser testing to find and eliminate resonance points, ensuring that everything you listen to sounds clean and accurate. The silk tweeter delivers sparkling highs, while a polycarbonate woofer churns out smooth mids and lows. The braced MDF cabinet fights resonance so the details in your music and movies shine through, even when you crank up the volume.

Add the Polk TSi100 to your system to enjoy open sound with wide staging and precise imaging. These speakers feature Polk's exclusive Dynamic Balance® drivers that undergo laser testing to find and eliminate resonance points, ensuring that everything you listen to sounds clean and accurate. The silk tweeter delivers sparkling highs, while a polycarbonate woofer churns out smooth mids and lows. The braced MDF cabinet fights resonance so the details in your music and movies shine through, even when you crank up the volume.

Just team these speakers with a Polk powered subwoofer for full-range sound. They also work great as surround speakers when used with Polk's larger TSi models. And the TSi100 looks good, too. The woodgrain vinyl finish and elegant piano black top plate complement just about any décor.

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Product highlights:

  • bass-reflex (ported) design
  • frequency response 61-24,000 Hz (-3dB)
  • handles 20-100 watts
  • 1" Dynamic Balance® silk dome tweeter
  • 5-1/4" polycarbonate woofer
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • sensitivity 89 dB
  • 5-way binding post terminals
  • woodgrain vinyl finish with piano black top plate
  • 7-1/16"W x 11-1/16"H x 10-5/16"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Priced per pair
  • MFR # AM3205-C

What's in the box:

  • 2 Black bookshelf speakers
  • Detachable cloth grille (installed)
  • 8 Self-adhesive rubber feet
  • Owner's Manual
  • Wall-Mount template
  • Online registration sheet
  • Polk Audio product brochure

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Features & specs

Enclosure Bass Reflex
Finish Wood-grain vinyl
Color Black
Video Shielded No
Tweeter Type Soft-Dome
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Midrange Size (inches) ---
Woofer Size (inches) 5.25
Woofer Composition Organic Fiber
Woofer Surround Butyl Rubber
Power Range 20-100
Sensitivity 89 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 61-24k Hz
Connector Type 5-way post
Bi-amp Inputs No
Height (inches) 11-1/16
Width (inches) 7-1/16
Depth (inches) 10-5/16
Weight (pounds) 10
Mounting Bracket Included Keyhole
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 16-30
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
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Enclosure Design
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Mounting Options

Driver Technology

Dynamic Balance: Dynamic Balance is a proprietary Polk Audio technology using laser imaging to determine what combination of speaker materials create the least amount of resonance. Eliminating resonance in speakers results in a wide, smooth response and low distortion.

Klippel Optimized: Using a state-of-the-art Klippel Distortion Analyzer, Polk engineers were able to optimize the speaker structure and cabinet design for the best possible performance, even at extreme listening levels.

High Efficiency Design: Compatible with practically any AV receiver, these speakers produce sound that is open, spacious and clear, even when driven by modestly-powered amplifiers and receivers.

Bi-Laminate Composite Woofers: Each speaker features a 5.25" bi-laminate composite dynamic balance driver which is light and stiff for deep bass response and low distortion. For high performance durability, each woofer uses a butyl rubber surround.

Silk dome Tweeters: Each speaker features a 1.0" silk dome dynamic balance tweeter for detailed highs. Each tweeter features Mylar bypass capacitors in the crossovers to extend high frequency response and improve detail and transparency.

Frequency Response: The overall frequency response is 53Hz-25kHz and the -3dB frequency response is 61-24kHz.

Enclosure Design

Quality Built Cabinets: The TSi speaker cabinets are extensively braced MDF with ¾" thick baffles. With pewter accents, a piano black top plate and removable black grille, TSi speakers look awesome and take up less than one square foot. All models are available in a choice of black or cherry wood-grain vinyl finishes.

Narrow Baffle Geometry: Narrow baffle geometry is a design that creates a sleek looking speaker with great sound. First the high quality cabinet is slender and tucks away easily in your room. The smaller-diameter speaker components are lighter in mass, translating to clearer sound.

Flared Ports: All TSi speakers feature critically-tuned flared ports. Flared ports minimize port noise ("chuffing") and ensure good low frequency extension with low distortion. With flared ports, TSi speakers reveal realistic, natural, full-bodied sound with rich bass. These TSi bookshelf speakers feature a rear-firing port.

Connections

5-Way Binding Posts: Each speaker has a set of gold-plated 5-way binding posts.

Mounting Options

Placement: Create an equilateral triangle between the speaker and the listening position. If you notice video distortion or discoloration, immediately move the speaker away from the video source.

Rubber Feet: Each speaker comes with four self-adhesive rubber feet so they will sit securely on your speaker stands or shelf.

Wall Mounting: Each speaker has a keyhole slot bracket on the back panel, allowing the speaker to be mounted on the wall using optional mounting screws (sold separately). A wall-mount template is provided to assist you.

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Customer Q&A

20 questions already asked

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Can I use these as my front speakers?
[ Ryan  Jul 22, 2020 ]
2 answers
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Absolutely!
[ Crosse  Aug 23, 2020 ]
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No reason you can't. I have mine in the living room as the only speakers. More used for relaxing music not loud. The speakers do sound very good for this use and take up little space
[ Jerry  Jul 22, 2020 ]
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Does it work with smart phones and laptops?
[ Deborah  May 04, 2020 ]
3 answers
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No, for laptop or phones..you need Powered speakers. Like Jamo S 801 PM..
[ Orlando  May 04, 2020 ]
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Yes but that mostly depends on what amp you connect them too.
[ Makhir  May 04, 2020 ]
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I'm sorry I can't help you Deborah C. I have my Polk Audio TSi100 Black speakers plugged into my stereo receiver only
[ Liana  May 04, 2020 ]
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What center chanel to use with the TSI 100 speakers?
[ william  Aug 19, 2019 ]
4 answers
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These are used as left and right channel speakers. I haven't used them in a center channel speaker.
[ Robert  Aug 19, 2019 ]
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I am not using them as center speakers. I'm using them as side speakers in a surround sound system composed of right and left front, two centers, right and left side, right and left back, front and rear subwoofers. They seem to work fine.
[ DARYL W  Aug 19, 2019 ]
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Hello, we also bought a center speaker, Polk Audio TSi CS10 that works fine in our space. For the other speakers we bought stands. We are more classical music listeners, so we don't how other music styles sound. We are very pleased with what we have. Our receiver is an old Denon. Good luck.
[ Patrick  Aug 19, 2019 ]
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The TSi CS10 center channel speaker is voiced specifically to be compatible with other TSi speakers such as the 100. It should be a good match.
[ THOMAS  Aug 19, 2019 ]
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Can these speakers be wall mounted?
[ GapDragon60  Feb 17, 2018 ]
7 answers
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Yes (they come with a small bracket on the back so you can hang off a wall fastener)
[ Victor  Feb 19, 2018 ]
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Yes, very easily.
[ Neal  Feb 18, 2018 ]
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They come with a hanging bracket and rubber bumpers to space them out from the wall since the ports are on the rear. I built a small wooden bracket so they can be mounted in a corner. Definitely wall mountable
[ Justin  Feb 17, 2018 ]
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There are mounts on the backs.
[ James  Feb 17, 2018 ]
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Speakers have a bracket on top of back for wall mounting and two pads on bottom to space the speaker from touching the wall. I have a photo, but Crutchfield's response form doesn't let me attach it.
[ Peter  Feb 17, 2018 ]
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Yes, the back of the speaker have a metal bracket attached to hang it on a wall.
[ Jaime  Feb 17, 2018 ]
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Not sure; I think there are brackets you can buy. Best to ask a Crutchfield expert. Mine are sitting on a cabinet
[ Michael  Feb 17, 2018 ]
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Will these speakers be compatible with a Pioneer VSX3900S receiver?
[ Anita  Jun 04, 2017 ]
3 answers
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They would be compatible with any receiver. I have an Onyko receiver that I bought with the speakers and they sound awesome. A lot of sound from a book shelf speaker.
[ SAMUEL  Jun 06, 2017 ]
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I can't say for sure but I don't know why they wouldn't be. As long as you have the wires to connect them there should not be any problem. Speakers will work with any receiver. Good speakers for the price
[ HAYWARD H.  Jun 06, 2017 ]
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Without a doubt. I just looked up the receiver and it has regular speaker jacks. So yes. These would be a great addition to your system. I would definitely? recommend a subwoofer for the lows. These speakers sound great but they lack a detailed low below 70hz.
[ Eric  Jun 06, 2017 ]
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I know the specs would suggest otherwise but I want to pair these with an onkyo receiver that outputs 20w per chance AT 6 OHMS rather than the 8 of the speaker. Could either the speakers or the receiver get damaged by this?
[ José  May 26, 2017 ]
2 answers
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Jose, doesn't the receiver have an 8 ohm power rating or option? My main concern might be not enough power to the speakers, and that would result in a less than satisfactory sound from the speakers. If you haven't already done so, I would check out the Polk Audio website and double-check the speaker specs to make sure your setup would work out! Regards, A.J.
[ Alfred J.  May 26, 2017 ]
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At high receiver output you might. I've had mine hooked up to a 100 W RMS Rotel integrated that sounded great after break in. Great little speaker for female voice and sax.
[ Stephen Dougla  May 26, 2017 ]
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Does it use an aux cord?
[ Jakethesbake  Mar 19, 2017 ]
2 answers
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No, standard speaker wire
[ Justin  Feb 17, 2018 ]
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No
[ Charles  Mar 20, 2017 ]
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Can these speakers be used via Bluetooth?
[ Cindy  Mar 13, 2016 ]
3 answers
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If you have a Bluetooth receiver running them
[ Justin  Feb 17, 2018 ]
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No, they are standard speakers.
[ WILLIAM  Mar 15, 2016 ]
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These are standard speakers. If you need Bluetooth, then you'll need to do it via a receiver.
[ JEFFREY W  Mar 15, 2016 ]
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What gauge of speaker wire - does it matter? with a 40 watt amp, for example.
[ Karla  Nov 30, 2015 ]
3 answers
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The better gauge wire, the less signal loss you will have. We always use 14 gauge, though 16 gauge would work.
[ Robin  Dec 02, 2015 ]
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I don't know. However, mine died after 18 months. I recommend you consult with an expert at Crutchfield.
[ Federico  Dec 01, 2015 ]
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To answer your question I am using a 12 gauge wire seems to perform better and also helps keep my amp run cooler and the speakers sound clear and less resistance from the output from the receiver
[ THOMAS  Dec 01, 2015 ]
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Sorry I'm new to audio equipment. I can't really see where I would plug this in to connect to my receiver and if so does it use speaker wire? if it doesn't could someone direct me to a pair of speakers that do use speaker wire
[ batman  Dec 12, 2014 ]
1 answer
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There are speaker wire terminals on the back of these speakers. You would simply need to run speaker wire from your receiver to these speakers.
[ Jeff  Dec 15, 2014 ]  Staff
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In terms of great highs and mids, and all-around good sound, would you recommend the Polk tsi100's, or the Infinity Primus P153's? The Infinitys claim to go to 20,000Hz whereas the Polks claim 24,000 Hz, but in real life, which speaker has the richer, fuller sound?
[ Adam Carter  Oct 26, 2014 ]
1 answer
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Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
[ Krissy  Oct 27, 2014 ]  Staff
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If these are available in cherry,is it real veneer?
[ MICHAEL  Apr 08, 2014 ]
1 answer
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I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: I'm afraid those are only available in black and we don't offer them in Cherry. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  Apr 09, 2014 ]  Staff
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I just wanted to how well will these work with my older Marantz SR 2000?
[ James  Mar 24, 2014 ]
1 answer
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I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: That older Marantz stereo receiver is rated at 40 watts x 2 at 8 ohms so it'll drive the Polk Audio TSi100 speakers fine. Since they are small, you won't get a ton of bass from them but the Marantz is strong and should do a great job with those smallish bookshelf speakers. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  Mar 25, 2014 ]  Staff
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I'm ignorant on speakers. My understanding is this is a rear-ported speaker. Further, my understanding is that rear-ported speakers should be placed away from the wall (not totally clear why). Yet these speakers come with a mounting bracket so Polk must anticipate that these speakers will be directly against the wall. Did anyone mount these against the wall? If so, were there any issues with the rear port?
[ Eric  Mar 19, 2014 ]
6 answers
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I bought these speakers and they sound great especially for home theater. But, you shouldn't put them back against a wall like you said. I don't know why they have that mounting option on the back. The rear port I believe is part of the "bass reflex" system for more base in a smaller speaker, but it needs to move the air (thus the space from the wall). For musical listening, or if you have a subwoofer already, you might want to consider an "accoustic suspension" speaker (without the ports) if you want to place the back of them against the wall. I don't know if polk makes one of those since the home theater type speakers are so popular now.
[ SCOTT  Mar 20, 2014 ]
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Hi Eric K! You're right, the TSI100 is rear-ported, it does come with a key hole type kind of bracket that for my personal taste is useful for surround mountings but you got to put some rubber shoes on them or otherwise you will hear some vibrations coming from the speakers shoes. The other question is if should you mount them against the wall? Well it depends IMO, if you're using them as surround you won't be able to hear much difference ( I have them against the wall mounted with the original key hole slot and I have them as surround 4 of them) but if you're using them as main L and R channels I will put them about 12 inches of the wall. I hope this gives you a better idea ! Have fun! And welcome to great sound!
[ PEDRO  Mar 20, 2014 ]
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I've had no problems and mine are up against the wall. . Good speakers!
[ KEN  Mar 19, 2014 ]
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Thank you for the response.
[ Eric  Mar 19, 2014 ]
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The port is on the back but the bracket allows the woofer to "breathe". I used a single 3" Sheetrock screw in the wall. If you let it stick out about 1/2" it will mount just fine. I have a 7.1 polk setup with TSI400,300,100,CSC20, and a Pro440 WI. They totally rock! 90watts each channel. Monster speaker wire. Highly recommend TSI series.
[ Phoneman  Mar 19, 2014 ]
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The mounting brackets provide about a 1 inch buffer between the speaker and the wall. So the port stays clear. These are truly wonderful speakers for the price.
[ Suzanne  Mar 19, 2014 ]
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can these speakers be used for karaoke system?
[ Andy  Jan 08, 2020 ]
5 answers
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Yes, if it is not a large bar or a large hall even though they have very good bass response for a small speaker!
[ John W.  Jan 08, 2020 ]
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Best to not do this. These are intended for at home use is mid to small rooms.
[ Gary  Jan 08, 2020 ]
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I have no idea, but I don't see why not . They are a great buy for the price .
[ charles  Jan 08, 2020 ]
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Probably, but I wouldn't.
[ FONTIANE P  Jan 08, 2020 ]
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Yes
[ OCTAVIO  Jan 08, 2020 ]
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Would a realistic start 430 work with these.? I wave only 15 watts per channel
[ Lone wolf  May 20, 2018 ]
3 answers
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I do not know
[ ALBERT  May 22, 2018 ]
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My guess is that it would work. I drove these speakers with a vacuum tube amp ar about 10 watts per channel
[ Randall  May 21, 2018 ]
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Yes. Works well with vinyl as well as streaming music. I would highly recommend them.
[ Lawrence  May 20, 2018 ]
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Can these be used as Atmos speakers?
[ Curtis  Nov 22, 2017 ]
2 answers
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Yes
[ OCTAVIO  Jan 08, 2020 ]
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Yes they can. I watched several movies with Atmos and they sound amazing.
[ STEVE  Nov 29, 2017 ]
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will these work well with my (old ! but great !) Luxman R-1030 receiver ?
[ STEPHEN M.  Apr 01, 2017 ]
4 answers
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Hi. The answer is yes. These speakers (Polk Audio TSi100) would work very well with your Luxman R-1030 receiver. It has 30 watts RMS and would handle very well these speakers that need a minimum of 10 watts RMS.
[ JESUS  Apr 03, 2017 ]
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yes
[ DAVID  Apr 01, 2017 ]
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I believe they will work very well. The tsi100 are efficient speakers. You only need 20 watts per channel for them to sound full. your receiver seems to have a clean 30 watts per channel. According to the specs,the total harmonic distortion is at 0.05%(the lower the number the better and cleaner) for 30 watts into 8 ohms, which is suppose to mean you have a strong 30 watts. It would be more than 30 if it was rated like the amps are rated today. You have to spend over $1000.00 to get numbers like that these days.
[ Antoine E.  Apr 01, 2017 ]
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I assume would. Power requirement is not severe. I tested them on a Yamaha CR-420 - at least 15 -20 years old and they worked fine.
[ David  Apr 01, 2017 ]
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Will these connect to my computer ear jack and play computer stored music?
[ J  Feb 23, 2017 ]
6 answers
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No. this is a passive speakers and need a amplifier in order to operate. The earphone or speaker output of a computer need a active speaker (with integrated amplification) .
[ JESUS  Feb 26, 2017 ]
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No they will not. They would need an amp. There are small amps the size of a male's hand out there for around 25-30 dollars that can work. You have to search for them.They are around 20 or 30 watts per channel. You will need at least 20 watts. You will have to run regular speaker wire to the amp, a pair of simple RCA jacks and a "Y" adapter to the computer jack.( cheap and simple) You can use any receiver to do this. Just plug into the CD input. You can also buy good powered speakers for computers. Hope this helps,You have a great day
[ Antoine E.  Feb 26, 2017 ]
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No, you need speaker wire to connect them directly to your amplifier.
[ Brian  Feb 25, 2017 ]
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Not easily. These speakers have traditional terminals meant to be used with AV or Stereo Receivers. You would have to manufacture a cable & hope your computer has the proper power output. You would be better off purchasing a pair of speakers specifically designed for use with a Computer or Laptop.
[ David  Feb 24, 2017 ]
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I suspect they could but I have no idea how to do it.
[ David  Feb 24, 2017 ]
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No, you must use regular speaker cables.
[ James  Feb 24, 2017 ]
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can i connect these speakers directly to a modern hdtv or do i need a separate receiver?
[ drew  Jan 27, 2016 ]
4 answers
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No. this is a passive speakers and need a amplifier in order to operate. The earphone or audio output of a HDTV need a Receiver to connect the Polk TSi-100 speaker .
[ JESUS  Apr 03, 2017 ]
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No, these are not self powered speakers. You need a receiver. It can be a small on though
[ Badrinarayanan  Jan 28, 2016 ]
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Hi their, you will need a separate receiver.
[ Antoine E.  Jan 27, 2016 ]
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You will not be able to connect this directly to a TV set without a seperate receiver.
[ EARL  Jan 27, 2016 ]
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