Dynamic Balance Drivers: 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. Using just the
right materials enables Polk to eliminate issues that reduce speaker performance
and tune out performance-robbing resonances before they occur. Dynamic Balance
ensures a rich, clean, full-range sound no matter what you're listening to. The
Polk Signature S50 floor-standing loudspeaker incorporates a Dynamic Balance
two-way driver array with one 1" tweeter and two 5.25" woofers.
- Hi-Res 1" Terylene Tweeter: The Signature S50
floor-standing loudspeaker utilizes Polk's newly designed 1" Terylene
tweeter to deliver clear and detailed high-end response for realistic
reproduction of vocals and instruments. It will support high frequencies up
to 40kHz to perfectly reproduce the latest high-resolution audio files with
improved audio extension, earning Hi-Res Audio Certification.
- Dual 5.25" Mica-Reinforced Polypropylene Woofers: The
Signature S50 floor-standing speaker employs two 5.25" Dynamic Balance low
distortion mica-reinforced polypropylene cone woofers for clean, clear bass,
better linearity, and increased dynamic midrange and midbass. This
mica-reinforced polypropylene woofers feature butyl rubber surrounds,
massive ceramic motor structures, and high-temperature Conex fiber spiders
that combine to create drivers of exceptionally high efficiency, for clean,
clear bass, better linearity, lower distortion, and greater durability.
Power Port Technology: The Signature S50 floor-standing
incorporates Polk's Power Port technology with a specially designed down-firing
port. Power Port technology smoothly transition air flow from inside the speaker
into your listening area for deep, extended bass impact while minimizing
turbulence and distortion. Polk's patented Power Port technology delivers 3dB
more bass response than a traditional ported speaker. Because the port is
located on the bottom of the floor-standing speaker, its not necessary to
position to the loudspeaker a certain amount of feet from wall - giving you
greater placement flexibility.
Non-Resonant Enclosure: The floor-standing speaker's strong,
rigid and acoustically inert enclosure reduces unwanted internal standing waves
for less audible coloration. And non-resonant Meddite MDF construction, extra
bracing, and a thick front baffle ensure a more lifelike sound. The enclosure's
curved edges not only look cool, they reduce standing waves inside the cabinet
for less audible coloration. The enclosure features a beautiful black washed
Anti-Diffraction Magnetic Grille: The Signature S50 includes
an anti-diffraction magnetic grille for unaltered sound. The integrated magnets
make it easy to attach and remove the grille from the floor-standing speaker.
Two-Way Crossover: The floor-standing speaker employs a
high-performance two-way crossover array (2.5kHz) for seamless blending and
optimum time alignment of the tweeter & woofers, creating a lifelike soundstage.
Dual 5-Way Binding Posts: The floor-standing loudspeaker has
two sets of 5-way binding posts connected by jumpers. Using the dual 5-way
binding posts, you can bi-amp or bi-wire the speakers. The 5-way binding posts
will accept bare wire (up to 10AWG), pin-connectors, spade-connectors, and
banana plugs (single or dual). The speaker terminals are color coded for easy
identification between positive (red) and negative (black).
Dual-Floor Compatible Feet: Customized for improved
stability and bass coupling to the floor, the floor-standing loudspeaker's feet
are designed for both carpet and hard floors. The feet come pre-installed and
should not be removed.
Applications & Placement: The Signature S50 floor-standing
speakers can be used as front and/or surround speakers in a home theater setup.
They can also be used in a simple stereo application. If your AV receiver offers
built-in bass management, the S50 should be set to "Large" for an unfiltered,
full-range audio signal.
- Placement for Front Speakers: As a pair of front
speakers in a home theater or stereo setup, create an equilateral triangle
between the speakers and the listening position - with the speakers placed
as far apart from one another as the listeners are sitting from them.
- Placement for Surround Speakers: As surround speakers,
the S50 should be placed on a side wall slightly behind the listening
position. If you cannot place the speakers on the side walls, position them
on the rear wall just behind the listening area.
Signature Series: Polk designed its Signature Series of
loudspeakers to bring a big surround sound and a live music experience into the
comfort of your living room at an affordable price. Featuring Hi-Res
certification with a new high-resolution Terylene tweeter, redesigned Dynamic
Balance drivers, precision crossovers, an anti-diffraction magnetic grille,
modern cabinet styling and exclusive Power Port bass enhancing technology,
Polk's Signature series loudspeakers deliver crystal clear highs, detailed
midrange, and deep bass; plus they look great in almost any decor. The Signature
Series by Polk consists of two center-channel speakers, three bookshelf
loudspeakers, and three tower speakers.
Note: You may also want to add one of
Polk Audio's powered subwoofers (sold separately) for even more bass
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