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Polk Audio Monitor XT20 Bookshelf speakers

Item # 107MXT20

A value-packed bookshelf speaker pair you can use for your stereo music or home theater system.

A value-packed bookshelf speaker pair you can use for your stereo music or home theater system.

4 questions - 5 answers

Item # 107MXT20

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$299.00 pair

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About the Polk Audio Monitor XT20

Eric A.

Solid, value-priced bookshelf speakers

Polk's Monitor XT20 speakers work well as a stereo pair in a two-channel music setup or as front left/right speakers in a home theater system. Inside each cabinet, a 6-1/2" cone woofer and 1" Terylene dome tweeter provide high-resolution sound for your music, TV shows, and video games.

Solid, value-priced bookshelf speakers

Polk's Monitor XT20 speakers work well as a stereo pair in a two-channel music setup or as front left/right speakers in a home theater system. Inside each cabinet, a 6-1/2" cone woofer and 1" Terylene dome tweeter provide high-resolution sound for your music, TV shows, and video games.

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Product highlights:

  • 6-1/2" bi-laminate paper cone woofer
  • 1" Terylene dome tweeter
  • handles up to 200 watts
  • impedance: 8 ohms
  • frequency response: 38-40,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 87 dB
  • 5-way nickel-plated binding posts
Dimensions and warranty:
  • 7-9/16"W x 13-1/16"H x 11-1/16"D
  • weight: 12 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • MFR # 300151-01-00-005

What's in the box:

  • 2 Bookshelf loudspeakers
  • 2 Grilles (attached)
  • 8 Self-adhesive rubber feet
  • Owner's Manual
  • Online Product Registration

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More details on the Polk Audio Monitor XT20

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Features & specs

Enclosure Ported
Finish MDF, Vinyl
Color Black
Tweeter Type Soft-Dome
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Midrange Size (inches) N/A
Woofer Size (inches) 6.5
Woofer Composition Bi-laminate paper
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range 30-200
Sensitivity 87 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 38-40k Hz
Connector Type 5-Way post
Bi-amp Inputs No
Height (inches) 13-1/16
Width (inches) 7-9/16
Depth (inches) 11-1/16
Weight (pounds) 12
Wall-mountable No
Bracket Included No
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 24-28
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

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Features

Two-Way Driver Design: The Polk Monitor XT20 bookshelf loudspeaker features a two-way driver design with a Hi-Res 1" Terylene tweeter and a 6.5" bi-laminate paper cone woofer for dynamic, full-range sound.

  • Hi-Res 1" Terylene Tweeter: Polk's newly designed 1" Terylene tweeter delivers 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.
  • 6.5" Bi-Laminate Paper Woofer: The 6.5" bi-laminate paper cone woofer provides a clean and open midrange sound, plus punchy and responsive bass with low distortion. You'll hear voices clearly, instruments distinctly, and effects immersively when listening to your movie and music soundtracks.

Bass Reflex MDF Cabinet: The Monitor XT20 bookshelf speaker utilizes a bass reflex cabinet with a rear-firing port for greater efficiency and bigger bass response. The critically braced MDF cabinet isolates the sound of the tweeter and woofer without adding unwanted resonances. The bass reflex MDF cabinet is finished in a black vinyl wrap and comes with a grey cloth grille.

5-Way Binding Posts: The Monitor XT20 bookshelf loudspeaker is outfitted with a set of 5-way binding posts. These nickel-plated binding posts guarantee a direct, lossless connection. The binding posts will support bare wire (up to 12AWG), pin-connectors, spade-lugs, and banana plugs (single or dual). You'll need to remove the plastic caps from the binding posts in order to use banana plugs.

Mounting Options: The Polk Monitor XT20 bookshelf loudspeaker comes with self-adhesive rubber feet so they will sit safely and securely on your speaker stands or shelf. The included rubber feet add approximately 0.25" to the height of the speaker.

Note: The Monitor XT20 does not include any brackets, keyhole slots, or threaded inserts to wall-mount the speaker.

Applications & Placement: The Monitor XT20 bookshelf speaker can be used as front and/or surround speaker in a home theater setup. It can also be used in a stereo music application..

  • 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. You may also choose to angle the speakers toward the middle to support a more solid center image.
  • Placement for Surround Speakers: As surround speakers, the Monitor XT20 should be placed on a side wall slightly behind and above the listening position. If you cannot place the speakers on the side walls, position them on the rear wall above the listening area.

Optional Dolby Atmos Toppers: The Monitor XT90 Dolby Atmos speaker module (sold separately) is designed to fit perfectly on top of the Monitor XT20 bookshelf speaker to create overhead and height effects for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X movie soundtracks.

Monitor XT Series:With Polk Monitor XT Series loudspeakers, you'll maximize your enjoyment of movies, music and gaming with loud and clear, high-resolution sound, plus effortless bass. Hi-Res Audio Certified, affordable priced, and built to exceed Polk's patented quality-testing process, the Monitor XT Series fulfills the Polk promise of great sound for all. The Monitor XT Series comprises of two floorstanding loudspeakers XT60 / XT70), two bookshelf loudspeakers (XT15 / XT20), two center-channel speakers (XT30 / XT35), a Dolby-Atmos enabled speaker (XT90), and a powered subwoofer (XT12) - all sold separately.

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4 questions already asked

Q
Will a DENON CEOL N10 drive these speakers at 35 watts per, or should I drop back to a Polk with a lower power rating?
tim  Aug 13, 2023
2 answers
A
they seem efficient I would think a 35 watt receiver would drive them
timothy linton  Aug 14, 2023
A
Absolutely XT 20 from Polk are very efficient, I have them with an Onkyo Stereo Receiver and they fill the room with good sound pressure level.
axel bonilla  Aug 13, 2023
Q
Will a Denon AVR-S760H drive these speakers at 75 watts per?
daghost36  Apr 12, 2023
1 answer
A
The AVR-S760H could power the XT20. They would pair nicely together.
zachary  Apr 12, 2023 (Staff)
Q
Are banana plugs accepted ???
robert  Jan 09, 2023
1 answer
A
Greetings Robert, and thank you for your question. The Polk Audio Monitor XT20 have binding posts speaker terminals that accept banana plugs.
hogan  Jan 10, 2023 (Staff)
Q
Are these polk xt-20 efficient or inefficient speakers? Running on Onyko TX-NR6100
alexander  Dec 29, 2022
1 answer
A
At 87dB sensitivity, these are just a notch under what is considered average efficiency (88dB). However, the TX-NR6100 should have no trouble driving these speakers and producing good quality sound.
zachary  Dec 29, 2022 (Staff)

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