Polk Audio Signature S60
Floor-standing speaker (Washed Black Walnut)
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Are you ready to rock?
Polk's Signature S60 floor standing speaker will fill your living room with clean, powerful sound. This flagship model in Polk's Signature lineup delivers accurate, dynamic sound with crisp highs and chest-thumping lows to bring movies and music to life. Plus its stylish, décor-friendly design makes it an attractive addition to your home.
Built for smooth sound
The S60 is made with high-quality materials for natural, low-distortion sound. Its cabinet houses a 1" high-resolution Terylene dome tweeter for clear, detailed highs and realistic reproduction of instruments and vocals. Three highly efficient 6-1/2" Dynamic Balance® woofers are made of lightweight yet durable mica-reinforced polypropylene. Non-resonant MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) construction and an anti-diffraction magnetic grille provide an acoustically inert structure for reduced sonic interference. Polk's exclusive Power Port technology adds bass impact.
Build a complete Signature system
Add more Polk Signature speakers for seamless surround sound.
Round out the low end with a Polk powered subwoofer.
- frequency response: 26-40,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 90 dB
- 8-ohm impedance
- handles up to 200 watts
- 1" Terylene high-res dome tweeter
- three 6-1/2" mica-reinforced polypropylene Dynamic Balance® cone drivers
- Power Port® technology for better bass response
- non-resonant MDF cabinet
- dual 5-way gold-plated binding posts
- anti-diffraction magnetic grilles for minimal sonic interference
- includes stabilizing feet
- 8-1/2"W x 44-1/2"H x 15-3/4"D (11-3/4"W with feet)
- weight: 52 lbs.
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Floorstanding loudspeaker
- Grille (attached)
- 4 Feet (pre-installed)
- Owner's Manual
- Online Product Registration
Wonderful, absolutely wonderful. Deep bass along with detailed mids and highs all in a compact tower awesome. Thank you Crutchfield, very happy with purchase.
Brian, St Louis, MO
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Features and Specs
|Color||Black Wash Walnut|
|Tweeter Size (inches)||1|
|Midrange Size (inches)||N/A|
|Woofer Size (inches)||6.5|
|Woofer Composition||Mica-reinforced polypropylene|
|Woofer Surround||Butyl rubber|
|Built-in Powered Sub||No|
|Connector Type||5-way post|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
|Frequency Response||26-40k Hz|
|Subwoofer Amp Power||---|
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 S60 floor-standing loudspeaker incorporates a Dynamic Balance two-way driver array with one 1" tweeter and three 6.5" woofers.
- Hi-Res 1" Terylene Tweeter: The Signature S60 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.
- Three 6.5" Mica-Reinforced Polypropylene Woofers: The Signature S60 floor-standing speaker employs three 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 S60 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 walnut finish.
Anti-Diffraction Magnetic Grille: The Signature S60 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 S60 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 S60 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 S60 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 response.
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Polk Signature Series home speakers give you big sound for your music and home theater. They're high-res certified, and they look great, too.
Why did you buy this?
Price and reviews [ Gerardus Jun 20, 2018 ]
Polk Quality from the past [ Darrell Feb 03, 2018 ]
I like Polk's design philosophy of max value speakers. Over the past 25 years I've owned and liked many Polk speakers; why stop now? [ Robert Sep 05, 2017 ]
Have done research herd them and an have the perfect receivers for this application rx2020 [ Melvin Aug 19, 2017 ]
These things look awesome. They had a nice speaker configuration and the specs were above average. I have a huge LP collection so can't wait to hook these babies up to my turntable and listen to some vintage vinyl. [ John Jul 04, 2017 ]
All of the reviews and recommendations. Specs on the speakers, and my 20 year old A. R. 312 ho's are a little tired. Still sound great but these have better specs than the old AR's. [ Keith R. Jun 23, 2017 ]
Reviews, product video on crutchfield, previous buyer of Polk audio products. Known to be great sounding speakers and reputable brand name. [ Nick Sanchez Jun 23, 2017 ]
Had Polk speakers from before. [ Barry Jun 08, 2017 ]
Looking for outstanding sound quality and frequency response. [ S May 16, 2017 ]
Was debating between these and the Klipsch RP280 and these sounded warmer, which is what I prefer. [ Deepak Feb 27, 2017 ]
Chose this speaker because it was the price and size I was looking for. Also, Polk's reputation is a good one for bang-for-the-buck. I like the bottom-firing port as I can't put these speakers more than 8" away from the wall (didn't want a rear-firing ported speaker)--I think this speaker will have greater placement flexibility. I'll only use it in a 2 channel speaker setup, no sub woofer, for stereo and home theatre. Should be enough bass for my taste. [ mark Jan 16, 2017 ]
Yes [ RAVI Dec 31, 2016 ]
I was looking to upgrade my 16 year old Energy XL speakers and the Polk Signature series looked like a good value and had very good frequency response compared to my existing speakers as well as the B&W 600 series I was shopping them against. That they cost 1/2 as much didn't hurt either. I've had previous Polk book shelf speakers that had very good sound although I suspect the company is not the same as when i bought those a 25 to 30 years ago. [ V Dec 14, 2016 ]
Cost, reviews, walnut cabinet. Floor speakers should be considered furniture quality in construction and looks. [ David Sep 02, 2018 ]
I think these Polk speakers are a good value. [ GERALD May 20, 2018 ]
The Polk Audio name signifies quality to me. I look forward to years of listening excellence with these speakers. [ Daniel Mar 09, 2018 ]
Good reviews. Replacing PSB bookshelf speakers bought in the late 90's. Will be hooked in to my Marantz PM 7005 integrated stereo amp. [ Bruce Feb 04, 2018 ]
I have the Polk Signature Series S35 and was impressed with its range, clarity, and capabilities for a home theater. It replaced, as with the S60s, aging Infinity speakers. [ Jeffrey Jan 16, 2018 ]
Great Brand and sound [ francisco Nov 24, 2017 ]
These Floor Speakers sound just as good as my Paradigm Reference Tower Speakers in my Theater room. [ GERARD Aug 26, 2017 ]
I was born in 1972, had Polk RT12's along time ago and they were incredible, wife wouldn't allow towers sold them, divorced, got the updated towers and with my high end Marantz receiver and additional power amp, they are being bi-wired and they are incredible [ ANDREW Aug 19, 2017 ]
They're the best American speakers. [ Thomas Jul 16, 2017 ]
Listened to them at store and they sounded great. [ Kenneth Jul 15, 2017 ]
Good price, free shipping, no tax and they were within my budget range and exceeded my hopes quality wise for what I could afford. Also, legendary service was true to form. [ Andre Jul 07, 2017 ]
Great reviews, specs and price. Beautiful design, to boot! [ DON Jun 13, 2017 ]
Great value, especially on sale, excellent customer reviews, and also recommended by Mick out of my top three choices. [ Mark Jun 09, 2017 ]
Look and reviews [ James Apr 21, 2017 ]
5 questions already asked
RMS is continuous power. [ Jim May 10, 2018 ]
Although theoretically it is possible to do, I would advise against it since it would interfere with bass response as well as degrading stereo imaging. [ Robert Jan 30, 2018 ]
They certainly aren't designed to be used that way but I would imagine that the feet are just screwed in which would probably allow that to happen. Go up to your local Best Buy and see if you look at the bottom of one. If you see screws then you can probably remove them. Hope this helps. [ Shaun Jan 29, 2018 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best sub I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the sub models and help you make the best choice for your system. [ Kenny Jun 14, 2017 ] Staff
Two way, the 3 woofers are identical. [ Gary Jun 03, 2018 ]
Two way [ Richard Jun 03, 2018 ]
I understand them to be three way [ Michael Jun 03, 2018 ]
You should be fine. I have mine on 135 watts with the jumper in place and thay sounds amazing I ended up turning my subwoofer off ... the bass is really a deep bass not boomy [ James Feb 06, 2018 ]
Scott, I am running the s60 speakers with a Yamaha amp rated at 100 watts per channel. They are rated at 90 dB. At 100 watts you will be pushing 110 dB - that hurts ! Speakers will sound better after a little break in. One caution , these can handle 300 watts , don't push you amp to clipping (noticeable distortion). I think these speakers offer a great value, great sound and look very nice ! [ LAWRENCE Jan 09, 2018 ]
Yes...the clarity of the sound should not be a concern [ Michael Jan 09, 2018 ]
I think that would be perfect. I have used these with two different 100 x 2 watt receivers, and both blew away the neighborhood. One was bi-wired, and one was not. [ Robert Jan 09, 2018 ]
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