High-Performance Powered Speaker System: The Polk Audio Woodbourne is
a high-performance powered loudspeaker system for your wireless and wired
audio devices. The Woodbourne supports Airplay & Bluetooth wireless streaming;
plus USB, optical, and 3.5mm wired connectivity.
Two-Way Speaker/4-Channel Amp Design: The Polk Audio
Woodbourne uses two 1" silk dome tweeters and two 5.25" mineral filled
polypropylene mid-woofers with rubber surrounds to deliver superior midrange
detail, for pinpoint vocal clarity and realistic imaging. Each driver has its
own dedicated amplifier with 70 watts continuous per 5.25" mid-woofer and 20
watts continuous for each 1" dome tweeter. This eliminates the need for passive
crossover components like inductors, resistors, and capacitors, thereby reducing
distortion, phase shift, and other unwanted by-products. The 4-channel onboard
amplifier with proprietary DSP technology provides effortless clarity and
Acoustic Suspension MDF Enclosure: The Woodbourne's sealed, acoustic
suspension MDF enclosure (0.5" thick) is gently curved for superior rigidity and more
lifelike sound projection. The curved front baffle allows greater separation
between the two driver sets, creating a larger soundfield that complements the
room filling capabilities of the system. Its acoustic suspension tuning and full complement
bass technology delivers bold, realistic deep bass response; a surprise in a
unit of this size.
Klippel Optimized w/ Dynamic Balance Tuning: 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. Polk's proprietary, patented Dynamic Balance
tuning technology eliminates any distortion-causing driver and system
AirPlay Technology: AirPlay technology allows you to wirelessly stream
music from your computer (iTunes 10.2 or later) or Apple iOS device (iOS 4.3 or
later) to the Woodbourne speaker using your home or office network. The
Woodbourne can be connected to your network via Ethernet or WiFi.
- iTunes Streaming: AirPlay technology gives you wireless
remote access to your entire iTunes 10.2 music collection with full
navigation & playback control from your Mac computer or Windows PC. You can
even access your computer's iTunes library from your iPod touch, iPhone, or
iPad (iOS 4.3+) via Apple's free
- Apple Device Streaming: AirPlay also lets you
wirelessly stream stored music and music apps on your iPod touch, iPhone, or
iPad (iOS 4.3+) to the Polk Audio Woodbourne. So there's no need to connect
your Apple device via USB, unless you want to charge it.
Bluetooth w/ aptX: The Polk Woodbourne features built-in Bluetooth
with aptX technology. The unit's built-in Bluetooth lets you stream stored music
and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android
smartphone/tablet, or computer/laptop to the Woodbourne. Thanks to aptX
technology your wireless music will sound "CD-like" (when streaming from an aptX
equipped Bluetooth device). The included remote lets you operate basic playback
functions, such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track. You will still view
song/artist information on your Bluetooth mobile device.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology,
some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or
may not support all features when used with the Polk Audio Woodbourne.
Apple Compatible USB Port: The Polk Audio Woodbourne is equipped with
a USB (type-A) port for connection of your 30-pin or Lightning connector Apple
iPod/iPhone/iPad using the cable that came with your Apple device. The speaker
system supports audio playback of stored music and music apps on your Apple
mobile device. You'll be able to control basic playback functions (Play/Pause,
Previous/Next Track) from the included remote; advanced music navigation will
still need to be done through Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad. The Woodbourne will also
charge your Apple device while connected via USB. You will continue to view
song/artist information from the screen of your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
Note: The unit's USB port is not compatible with USB msc or mtp
devices; such as Android smartphones/tablets, thumbdrives, or other digital
Apple Compatibility Chart: The Polk Audio Woodbourne is
"Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad" compatible & supports the following iPod, iPhone,
iPad model features (as of 10/31/2013):
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Connection Type||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
Bluetooth||Audio||Video||Remote||iPod/iPhone||Song/Artist Text||Track Info |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the device and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If
this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is
Analog + Digital Inputs: The Woodbourne is fitted with both
analog (3.5mm) & digital (optical) inputs. The optical (toslink) digital input
lets you connect your TV, Blu-ray player, or Sat/Cable box. The unit's optical
digital input decodes and processes PCM and Dolby Digital audio signals as
two-channel. The analog 3.5mm auxiliary
input lets you connect and play music from various audio sources, such as a
portable CD player or MP3 player.
Front-Panel + Remote Control: The Polk Audio Woodbourne sound system
features easily accessible Power, Source, and Volume front-panel controls. The
Woodbourne also includes an IR remote for wireless operation of the speaker
system. From the remote, you can power the unit on/off, select between sources,
raise/lower the volume (including mute), and operate basic playback functions
(Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) of select devices. In order to ensure a wide
range for the remote control, Polk included two IR sensors on either end of the
cabinet behind the grille.
Polk Woodbourne Mobile App: Polk Audio's Woodbourne Application can be
used to configure the Polk Woodbourne loudspeaker. Main functions include (1)
Naming your Woodbourne, (2) Connecting your Woodbourne to your WiFi Network, and
(3) Updating your Woodbourne Firmware.
AC Power: The Polk Woodbourne operates off of standard
household current using the supplied 6.5' AC power cord.