Overview: The Polk Audio Black Stone TL3 series satellite
speaker (TL3) features new innovations specifically designed to enhance compact
speaker performance. The Black Stone TL3 is a two-way satellite loudspeaker with
a 3/4" Dynamic Balanced ring-radiator tweeter and 3-1/4" Dynamic Balance
aerated polypropylene woofer
inside a bass-reflex enclosure with a bottom-firing port. The Black Stone TL3 is
equipped with 5-way binding posts and offers various mounting options.
Note: The TL3 has an overall frequency response of 115
to 28,000 Hz and will require a powered subwoofer (107PSW111,
sold separately) for full-range sound. You can also connect additional TL3
series speakers for 2.1, 3.1, 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1 channel home theater
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 TL3 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" Ring Radiator Tweeter: The Polk Audio Black Stone TL3
series satellite speaker features a 3/4" ring radiator tweeter that is
normally found only on high-end loudspeakers. The 3/4" ring radiator tweeter
offers incredible accuracy and detail, so you music sound likes the artist
3-1/4" Aerated Polypropylene Woofer: The Polk Audio Black Stone TL3
series satellite speaker employs a 3-1/4" aerated polypropylene 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. The aerated polypropylene cone is lightweight, yet stiff and strong, with longer linear
excursion capabilities in a limited compact enclosure space, so it plays louder
with less distortion.
Optimized Linear Motor Structure: Engineered for better compact
speaker performance, Polk's OLM Motor Structure flattens the BL Curve, making
cone movement more efficient than previously possible, reducing distortion and
extending the small speaker's dynamic range right up into big speaker territory
Frequency Response: The overall frequency response is
90-31,000Hz, and the -3dB frequency response is 115-28,000Hz.
Additional Speakers: The TL3 satellite speaker will require
a powered subwoofer (107PSW111,
sold separately) for full-range sound. You can also add addition TL3 series
speakers for 2.1, 3.1, 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1 channel home theater configurations.
The Polk Audio Black Stone TL3 series satellite speaker features a non-resonant
composite enclosure with time-aligned geometry, and PowerPort technology.
Curved Enclosure Design: The Polk Audio Black Stone TL3
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 TL3 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 TL3 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 TL3 series satellite
speaker is available in a
durable, deep automotive-strength high-gloss white or high-gloss black finish to
most stylish flat-panel TVs.
5-Way Binding Posts: The Polk Audio Black Stone TL3
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 AWG).
Rubber Foot: The Polk Audio TL3 satellite speaker features integrated rubber
so you can sit the speaker on a stand or shelf securely.
Wall Mountable: The Black Stone TL3 satellite speaker comes
with a wall-mount bracket that features a keyhole slot. The included wall-mount
bracket attaches to the speaker's 1/2"-20 threaded insert. The keyhole slot lets
you mount the speaker to a wall with a single mounting screw (not supplied). You
can angle the speaker left or right by adjusting the bracket position on the
back of the speaker. The
1/4"-20 threaded insert on the back of the satellite speaker can also be
used for mounting the speaker to the wall using an optional articulating bracket (sold separately).