Polk Audio Atrium5
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Pros: great sound
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Take your favorite music outdoors with the Polk Atrium5 speakers. These small speakers offer premium sound, thanks to 3/4" tweeters and 5" woofers. And the rugged, weatherproof design can withstand full exposure to the elements. That means you'll get years of superb performance, wherever you choose to place them.
Polk's new Speed-Lock system makes mounting the Atrium5s quick and easy. Install the bracket and simply click the speaker into place. Then just aim the sound towards your listening area and tighten down the included thumbscrew.
Average Customer Review(s):
Pros: great sound
I love my new system!!!
Great sounding speakers that really flood my outdoor patio with sound. They are a little inefficient, but just pump a little extra volume on them and they sound great. The mounting bracket is very versatile and can be mounted vertical or horizontal (or about any other way I guess).
Pros: Sound Appearance Mounting
SUPERB SOUND!!! Worth every penny.
I had a similar pair of these at another house for 20+ years and they still sounded great. Needless to say when I decided to set up my new home I didn't stray far and bought a new pair. I wasn't disappointed, they sound wonderful and will add two more when they finish the pool.
Sounds as expected
Can't yet speak to longevity because I just hooked these up a few weeks ago. But I can speak to sound quality and all I have for that is one thing: wow! I mounted two of these to my fence about 25 feet apart on either side of a backyard bar. The space I'm using them in a large open-air backyard patio space. I hooked them up to an old Yakima 100watt receiver and the sound quality of the speakers is just phenomenal. Plenty of bass and great highs; the overall sound is amazing and crystal clear whether played low for dinner or cranked up high to rock it out. Couldn't be happier with this purchase.
Pros: Amazing sound in a large outdoor space. Can be left outside all summer and will withstand the elements
Cons: None yet.
Loud & crisp. Will fill the area & really project.
Pros: Loud Crisp
Cons: Expected a little more bass, but still experimenting w/ sound levels & genres.
Good Polk quality speaker at a good price.. The highs good for the outdoor durability and price.
MAN THESE SPEAKERS ARE THE REAL DEAL. I LIKED THEM SO MUCH, I BOUGHT A SECOND PAIR FOR MY WORK SHOP. THEY ARE SO CRISP AND CLEAR. IT IS SO NICE HAVING BACKGROUND MUSIC WHILE WORKING OUTSIDE, OR JUST HAVING A NICE DINNER. IM SO GLAD I FOUND THESE SPEAKERS, AND THAT I BOUGHT THEM ON SALE. CRUTCHFIELD, THANK YOU AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ERIC PORT REPUBLIC VA
Pros: QUALITY OF SPEAKER EASE OF INSTALLATION GREAT SOUND
Great overall sound in a large outdoor space.
Used this to replace a pair of Atrium 50s that were outside on a deck on the beach that had lasted 10 years until falling victim to corrosion. Looking forward to another 10 years of service!
Pros: easy to mount and reliable
Cons: changed the way the mount works, much more difficult to swivel the speakers with new cap screw design.
Once again, Polk Audio lives up to their great reputation. These speakers were easy to install and sound great! Crutch field service was fantastic as usual!
Pros: Durable, easy to install, great sound!
For an outdoor speaker, I just had to hook them up inside once before being stuck outside. Very good speaker and accurate with reasonable bass for the size. The construction is excellent and the hangers/brackets are very well made. These will rock on your deck, Kenny Chesney sounded great on FM or CD. Female vocals like Sarah McLaughlin are clear and smooth. These are an outdoor speaker which brings a good sound outside, and it sure beats dragging the indoors speakers in and out ever night. The point is, they keep up with the Missions which we were using and now I have a permanent fix!
Pros: 5 year warranty, very well made externally, sound good and have decent bass for the size.
Cons: None that I can find.
Great sound for such a small speaker!
Great look, very versatile, superior sound quality, very easy installation. Great product.
Pros: Easy installation, solid sound quality
Cons: none so far
Build quality is great along with a better than expected sound. Would recommend to anyone wanting great sounding speakers for your back yard.
Pros: Sound and design
As advertised. Easy to set up. It's a outdoor speaker, not to be compared with hi quality indoor speakers but gives good sound an fills purpose at good price
Mounted 4 of these on the roof of an 84' house boat. Amazing clarity and surprisingly good bass for an open air application. They seem very durable and weather proof. With a nominal 35 watts per channel, they really sound great!
Pros: Easy to mount. Sound great.
Very happy with my purchase. Replaced an old pair of speakers on my deck. After reading the reviews I chose the Atrium 5's. Install was easy and the sound is great. Clear with nice amount of bass. Just what I was looking for. Highly recommend.
Pros: Easy installation Clear and good degree of bass. Great price as there was an automatic rebate.
Love these speakers. Clear and crisp sound! Customer service was very attentive to our need and we got it in 3 days in perfect condition. Super easy install!
Upon recommendation, I purchased the Atrium 5. Install was easy and sound quality excellent. Have 4 around deck and pool area and the bass is surprisingly deep with great treble clarity. After install, have had a month of rain and no performance issues.
Pros: Mounting hardware, installation, sound quality
Great full sound from a compact speaker.
Pros: Easy install, swivel bracket to angle where needed.
Cons: None so far.
Good sound from a quality product.
Pros: Easy install, immediate impact of the outdoor space.
Cons: None that I can think of.
Great sounding speakers
Pros: Great sound
Cons: A little pricey
just moved into a new townhome and have a new deck off the side of the house. i wanted something that would be able to fill the deck for entertaining or just sitting back... i looked at and have installed many outdoor speakers over the years. what sold me on these was the video on Crutchfield showing what great lengths polk puts these speakers through with testing for outdoor conditions [second video on the product page]. we put them up yesterday under some eaves so they wont nearly be exposed to the conditions from those test. have them running from a sonos connect amp in the garage and they sound great. i'm very please with my choice and thanks to the Crutchfield advisor Conrad that helped me make the right choice.
Pros: Super easy to install. Great sound!
Excellent speaker in nice small package. alittle weak on the base but what I expected from a compact speaker and no sub.
Pros: Clarity of sound Appearance and mounting of speaker
Cons: base levels
Great speakers. Very easy set up with no hassle. They look great on my patio. I paired them with a Niles outdoor volume control. I was looking at the 4s but splurged and got the 5s. Great decision so far.
These outdoor speaker 'Fit the Bill' perfectly. Easy to install on my existing mounts & sound just Great.
Pros: Mounts easily--Sounds Great!
Cons: None that I can think of--a tad bit heavy, but my brackets had heavy speakers before.
I had an upcoming party and needed speakers for my porch.I've bought Polk speakers in the past and decided to try there outdoor speakers.They sound as good as any indoor speaker.
Pros: Good sounding,can be mounted im a wall corner
Fantastic sound. I was concerned about the base after reading some of the reviews but I actually have a great base response and the well blended sound. I am very particular about the the right amount of base and tend to lean a little heavy towards a deep base and I was pleasantly surprised by the amount these put out.
Pros: Overall sound and quality for the price
We're using 4 sets of Polk speakers w/sonos. The speakers were easy to set-up & they sound great - even outside on the patio.
Pros: great price; great sound; easy setup
Cons: none at the moment
Replaced a set of Polk speakers from 1998, just died this year. These are easy to mount, outstanding sound across all ranges, Excellent
My wife and I have wanted outside Speakers for our rear deck for some time now, but had not chosen which ones to purchase. My son did some research and highly recommended these Polk Audio Atrium5 Speakers. We purchased them along with a new TV and Soundbase from Crutchfield as well, and are very satisfied with our choices. The outside Speakers have a wonderful Sound and Clarity that we just love! We placed one each at each end of our 1,000 square foot deck, and the sound is just perfect! One speaker is mounted on a corner to our side yard as well where we gather with friends to enjoy our Pond/Waterfall and Fire Pit with Seating, and the sound covers that area perfectly as well! Now if I can just keep my neighbors on three sides OK with my turning these up from time to time....
Pros: Excellent Sound Quality including Great Clarity - Warranty shows the faith of the Company, which we were glad to see. Strong Sound, Excellent Clarity, along with Great "Coverage"!!!
Cons: None what -so-ever! - These Speakers perform wonderfully!!!
These speakers are nothing short of fantastic. Even at low volumes you get a well rounded sound. These speakers powered with this Sony unit STR-DH100.. They are a team that are perfect for each other for people wanting a simple setup for a relatively low cost. Along with 50 foot of wire setting these babies up was a breeze! The way these speakers are on a swivel is awesome.. There are no restrictions due to the way this thing is built! Just make sure you measure out your distance so you have plenty of wire or its gonna be a pain getting halfway through and realizing you don't have enough. We used a 14 gauge wire and it worked excellent, we ran it to the speakers and painted over it and it blends in well with nothing standing out. Again you can't go wrong with these speakers, if you are a lover of country you are going to get vibrant vocals and a nice low end bass guitar and kick drum to round it out. And if you are a lover of hip hop these babies are going to give you vibrant vocals, a nice clean treble, and a very clean tight bass. These things powered with the right receiver like the one I put above, which is an awesome yet very simple to the people not very familiar with electronics (my 75 y.o. Grandparents work this thing) will give you plenty of power to annoy your neighbors if you truly wish to. But Seriously, buy these speakers.
Pros: Sound awesome, blend well into their environment, and are very well built to last a long time
Cons: They are too awesome I don't want to leave my back porch.
I used these as patio speakers attached to my inside juke box. Installation was simple. Volume seems a bit low but waiting for break-in as I have been told they take some time. Sound quality is great.
Pros: Great sound quality.
As always the Crutchfield team helped me make a great purchase. I put these speakers on my back patio and deck so we could enjoy music while we were out there. I located them up close the eaves of the house as was recommend by the manufacturers directions. Mounting them took less then a ten minutes with the simple brackets included. They sounded great right off. Response was good and they gave plenty of volume that carried across the yard. The base was weak, as stated by most people, but for most songs you can't tell. I know these have a break in period that will hopefully help that out as time goes on. For the average user this is a great product for the money. If you like music with a lot of base I would look at something else or think of adding the Polk subwoofer for outside.
Pros: Good sound, easy install.
Cons: Could use more base
I recently purchased a pair of these speakers to replace our old pair of Patio speakers we pruchased around 10 years ago. After installing the Atrium5's, the sound is great. I'm powering them with the Zone 2 of a Yamaha V2065. They are also running through an EQ, (for my personal tweeks). The speakers sound great. The highs are clear and the bass is rich sounding. I'm very pleased with my purchace and the quaility of theses speakers.
Pros: Easy to install
Cons: None so far
This is my first experience with outdoor speakers and I am completely satisfied. If you look at the speaker line, there are a number of options from Polk. I decided to spend a bit more to go one level above the base model and I am very happy. While still a couple models removed from the top of the line, this model puts out very clean and bright sound. My outdoor area isn't large, but the sound is full and carries well across the entire area. Additionally, the speakers are fairly wide apart but overlap well in terms of coverage. Finally, the form factor is very good and while not being small, they don't seem large or obtrusive and are visually appealing without feeling that there is a large box mounted to the wall. I highly recommend these speakers.
Pros: - Balanced tones across all ranges - Smaller form factor - Easier to mount
Cons: None, so far
Two years ago I purchased a complete Polk Audio setup from Crutchfield for my home theater. Setup is RTi A3's for fronts, CSi A4 for center, RC80i's for surround, and DSW PRO 550wi for subwoofer. This is powered by a Onkyo TX- SR805 with 7.1. After looking at several home theater options, kept coming back to Polk for sound quality and value. Couldn't find a better speaker for the money, and even if I spent more, these were still better than most that cost twice as much (IMHO). We recently finished off some outdoor living space and needed speakers. Initially, I decided to take a cheaper path and bought some Polk Audio Patio speakers I saw at Sams Club for around $129. They sounded terrible, and went right back to the store. I then came back to Crutchfield and decided to spend a little more on the Atrium 5's. Sound difference is amazing and they are still breaking in. Early review is these are great speakers for the money and definitely a good choice. Great for background listening or if you want to crank it up some for a backyard event, they can definitely handle the volume. Polk continues to impress me, their Patio Speakers aside (not sure what that was all about, but was reminded that you do get what you pay for).
Great sound , first pair survived the winter outside bought second pair for the garage to use while working out there . Everybody comments and are impressed at the sound quality from an outdoor speaker . 5 STARS
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...
Purchased the speakers for my outdoor patio; great sound, no regrets...highs and lows sound good. Plenty of power for outdoor living. Not sure what else you would be looking for in an outdoor speaker.
I have been a audio file for 20+ years. I've owned many high end speaker brands. When it comes to these little polks I can't complain. Infact I was very impressed. After running them through the break-in period they started seriously coming alive. They are very clear and crisp sounding. The bass is also impressive for its size. They sound great at any volume. I must say Polk Audio is a great value and so are the Atrium 5s.
Got these and cannot believe the quality. I Installed them in the Eves of the house and could not believe the sound. The worked great for the party that I had and enjoy them very much.
Best Speaker I have ever bought!!
|Woofer Surround||Butyl rubber|
|Power Range (watts)||10-100|
|Frequency Response||60-20k Hz|
|Connector Type||5-way post|
|Mounting Bracket Included||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
Weatherproof Design: Polk Audio All-Weather Certified, Atrium Series speakers exceed baseline industrial and military specifications for environmental endurance (ASTM D5894-UV Salt Fog, Mil Standard 810 Immersion, Mil-Std 883 Method 1009.8 for salt and corrosion.) Certification means Atrium speakers can effortlessly withstand the outdoors, and hold up in extreme temperatures and precipitation.
Polk Patented Technologies: Patented Dynamic Balance and Klippel Optimization technologies ensure the perfect material performance, eliminating driver and tweeter "artifacts" for more realistic sound reproduction at high and low volume levels.
Woofers: Each speaker features a 5" (12.7cm) long-throw mineral-filled polypropylene cone driver for clean midrange and deep, accurate bass. For a smoother response and improved durability, each woofer uses a butyl rubber surround.
Tweeters: Each speaker features a 3/4" (19mm) anodized aluminum dome tweeter with rubber surround and neodymium magnet for better power handling and smoother response.
Rugged Enclosure Design: The durable, mineral-filled polypropylene cabinet design, with molded-in bracing, sounds like a real speaker (not "an outdoor speaker"), and survives years of seasonal changes, for great sound, no matter what the weather. The rugged, mineral-filled polypropylene enclosure features a rustproof aluminum grille, rustproof aluminum bracket, and stainless steel/brass hardware.
Note: The speakers are available in a black or white finish. The enclosure is also paintable.
Broad Coverage Baffle Design: The sculpted front, steeply-angled baffle design and rounded enclosure minimize diffraction (sound reflecting off of hard edges) for more open and lifelike imaging.
5-way Binding Posts: The Atrium 5 has a pair of gold-plated binding posts that will accept bare wire, pin connectors, spade connectors, single- and dual banana plugs.
Speed-Locking Mounting System: The included rustproof aluminum brackets allow multiple mounting options and are quick-and-easy to install. The Atrium 5 can be mounted either horizontally or vertically and aimed to deliver the best possible sound in a variety of situations The integrated brackets provide full 180-degree rotation (when mounted vertically or horizontally. The mounting brackets even allow the speaker to be mounted snugly in a corner or under an eve (at a downward 45-degree angle). You can remove the bracket and use the speaker's built-in stability feet, if you simply want to place the speaker on a table or shelf.
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After lots of comparing I determined these would be the best application for my poolside lanai. The open box price helped as well as did my excellent customer service experience previously. You have a loyal customer here. [ Robert Jun 16, 2017 ]
Paul recommended and I know the Polk name brand. [ S Apr 12, 2017 ]
quality outdoor speakers. [ Randolph Mar 29, 2017 ]
I thought these would be a higher quality speaker than the others I had, and were in the price range I wanted. They have been perfect mounted on the side of my shop. [ Dennis Feb 01, 2017 ]
Needed outdoor speakers for covered deck area. These met my requirements and have performed well for 2 years. [ Robert Jan 27, 2017 ]
fits perfectly under my eave and rugged for exterior use. [ Everardo Jan 12, 2017 ]
Need to complete my home theater speaker system. [ Jose Dec 03, 2016 ]
Good speakers [ RICH Aug 01, 2016 ]
I have other Polk speakers and wanted to add some outdoor speakers to my system without spending too much [ WILLIAM L Jul 25, 2016 ]
Polk name, I have several Polk products including a pair of RTA 15's which are 20 years old, still sound great and still look great. I have to really stretch to sound better, but now you guys are carrying Sonus Faber, one of the best speakers I ever heard when paired with powerful tube amps........... [ George May 22, 2016 ]
For our side entertaining [ Derek May 22, 2016 ]
Replace existing Polk 55 [ KIMBER Aug 09, 2017 ]
Polk speakers always sound great and these appear to a be a great addition to having music on the patio. [ James Jul 22, 2017 ]
Reviews/rating/price [ Mark Jul 19, 2017 ]
Familiar brand and had very positive reviews. [ Dawn Jun 23, 2017 ]
Because polka are great speakers [ GARTH A May 25, 2017 ]
price and matches system - amp requirements [ JAMES May 19, 2017 ]
reviews of speakers need a pair of speakers for my deck patio [ Edwin Apr 11, 2017 ]
Price and quality they are very good. They sound awesome on my patio ! [ Thomas Mar 15, 2017 ]
Great price point and amazing sound to boot. I listen to these almost every evening and they are holding up well, outdoors. [ Mark Feb 28, 2017 ]
Base on the reviews and Crutchfield expert guided and directed me to these speakers for what my needs were. I told Buzz the Crutchfield expert, what I wanted to do with my outdoor backyard project and with his help and guidance he workout and put together exactly what i needed. [ Gregory Feb 01, 2017 ]
Conrad recommended them and the definitive were too big Conrad's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=74 [ AdamR May 25, 2016 ]
My husband said they were great quality speakers. We also like that they are weather proof because we are going to use them on our covered lanai in Hawaii. [ Susan May 20, 2016 ]
These speakers sound great by my pool. They were easy to install and are very durable. Hooked up to my playstation and using Spotify, I can listen to tunes outside and control it all remotely from my phone. [ MARK A Apr 27, 2016 ]
Spoke with advisor [ Z Mar 09, 2016 ]
Polk's an american company. I'd contact them directly. [ Blake Jul 13, 2015 ]
I am sorry but I have not tried to do what you are considering. only used them as the rear speakers on a 5.1 system. [ JA Feb 17, 2014 ]
ron, in two words, you can't. the receiver you're using doesn't have a "zone b" function. sorry i can't help more. [ JAMES T Feb 16, 2014 ]
Sorry - I returned the speakers [ JOHN C Jul 22, 2015 ]