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Eminence1963
12-24-2010, 01:20 PM
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ust pick these up for 100.00 smackaronies!
Any body got any thoughts on these speakers?
There are a lot of favarable reviews all over the net, but owners on here what do u think of them?
I think there ok, but nothing special.......
Power hungry........ And they like to blow fuses?
Should have given the perless tweeter a little bit more watts.....
Not to impressive in my opinion....
Bought them because I could I suppose!
Guess untill something better comes along will just have to do*headache*
Any ideas how to clean them up?
Get the smoke smell out of them?*eyepop*

Acoustic
12-25-2010, 08:28 PM
I've got a version of the same speaker now for over 3 years and I love 'em! I usually go against the herd on forums with speakers because I don't push them to high volumes (if you say your blowing fuses you must be really giving them some power) I tend to stay around 75-80db. And I like the clean power my Yamaha's give the jazz I listen to the most that the mid-range and highs from the Peerless tweets make these Polk's work for me. I would not call them a hard rock or metal speaker by any means. But with jazz, light rock and music with a lot of mid-range and highs is where these speaks shine. They do the low end fine, I have no complaints... but keep in mind that's not a woofer down there, it's a passive radiator. *reelspin* *reelspin*


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2035/1956348220_db21dc4004.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/19384246@N00/1956348220/)

Eminence1963
12-25-2010, 10:01 PM
I've got a version of the same speaker now for over 3 years and I love 'em! I usually go against the herd on forums with speakers because I don't push them to high volumes (if you say your blowing fuses you must be really giving them some power) I tend to stay around 75-80db. And I like the clean power my Yamaha's give the jazz I listen to the most that the mid-range and highs from the Peerless tweets make these Polk's work for me. I would not call them a hard rock or metal speaker by any means. But with jazz, light rock and music with a lot of mid-range and highs is where these speaks shine. They do the low end fine, I have no complaints... but keep in mind that's not a woofer down there, it's a passive radiator. *reelspin* *reelspin*


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2035/1956348220_db21dc4004.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/19384246@N00/1956348220/)

Glad u like the polks!
I have not set off the fuses, just have read in some forums that people that have owned them did.
I drive them with a Pioneer SX -D700 receiver that a consertive 125 watts a channel.
I listen to all sorts of music. Yes I'd have to admit even Organ music!

Nakdoc
12-27-2010, 10:46 AM
They roll off the treble so the sound isn't sparkly, but that might be a plus when listening to digital. These sound much better on 1 foot stands and tilted back a bit.

Eminence1963
12-27-2010, 04:59 PM
They roll off the treble so the sound isn't sparkly, but that might be a plus when listening to digital. These sound much better on 1 foot stands and tilted back a bit.

Is that why they put tha small hole in the dome tweete?
To roll off the highs?
Or do u know why the hole is there. For what purpose was that? The Hole that is?
Never seen or bought a soft dome with a hole in it.

Nakdoc
12-28-2010, 09:36 AM
Mostly marketing, but, in theory, the air pressure trapped behind the dome remains equalized, so the distortion is lower. The reality is even in a 2 way design, the dome doesn't move much.
Polk improved the treble when they switched to the SL2000 silver coil dome. In any 2 way likely to be sold to rockers, it was always wise to roll the top end to prevent tweeter destruction. Typical systems were sold with 45 watt receivers, and during parties, the heat from clipping would wipe out the wide band designs.