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 S55 floor-standing loudspeaker incorporates a Dynamic
Balance two-way driver array with one 1" tweeter and two 6.5" woofers.
- Hi-Res 1" Terylene Tweeter: The Signature S55 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 6.5" Mica-Reinforced Polypropylene Woofers: The Signature
S55 floor-standing speaker employs two 6.5" 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 S55 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 S55 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 S55 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 S55 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 S55 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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