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Polk Audio - Blackstone 5.1-Channel Home Theater Speaker System Best Buy ON SALE $161.99 Regular Price: $499.99 You Save: $338.00 FREE SHIPPING

Link BestBuy.Com [bestbuy.com]

Model: TL1900 SKU: 6236508


No reviews anywhere, I listened to them in the store, they sound like speakers. I am no audiophile, so don't buy these on my recommendation. I hope some of you slick-audiophiles will listen and say 'This is great!'

It was available in store, and looks like its available online too.

The package is pretty impressive though, 5 polk speakers, and 1 huge ass powered sub-woofer.


Info is here :
Polk Website [polkaudio.com]
Polk Manual [polkaudio.com]

This Polk Audio Blackstone TL1900 home theater speaker system features 4 satellite speakers, a center-channel speaker and a subwoofer for powerful audio across a wide spectrum of sounds. Dynamic Balance driver technology offers crisp, detailed audio.
Product Features

4 satellite speakers
Along with a center-channel speaker for clear, rich sound. The 1/2" silk dome tweeters offer crisp, precise high frequencies.
2-1/2" long-throw composite drivers
With Dynamic Balance technology deliver a flat frequency response with sharp detail for clear, powerful audio.
10" powered subwoofer
Delivers robust bass.
Time Lens technology
Helps align the acoustic center of the tweeter and mid-bass driver for enhanced sound. An acoustic lens smoothes the tweeter's frequency response.
500W maximum power handling
Creates powerful sound through the center-channel and satellite speakers.
Aperiodic-tuned rear port
Provides improved low-frequency extension without distortion.
Curved enclosure design
With nonparalleled surfaces produces less audible coloration from internal surface resonances.
Keyhole slot and threaded insert
Allow easy wall-mounting capability.
35Hz - 22kHz frequency response (center-channel and satellite speakers)
For accurate sound reproduction.
8 ohms impedance
Conducts power to keep speakers working at optimal levels.

What's Included

4 satellite speakers, 1 center-channel speaker, 1 subwoofer
Mounting hardware
Owner's manual
Specifications

Warranty Terms - Parts: 3 years: subwoofer amplifier; 5 years: speakers
Warranty Terms - Labor: 3 years: subwoofer amplifier; 5 years: speakers
Height: Satellites: 6-1/2" (each); center-channel: 4"
Width: Satellites: 3-3/4" (each); center-channel: 15"
Depth: Satellites: 4-7/8" (each); center-channel: 3-1/2"

Specifications

Specs: Details: Description:
Warranty Terms - Parts 3 years: subwoofer amplifier; 5 years: speakers
Warranty Terms - Labor 3 years: subwoofer amplifier; 5 years: speakers
Height Satellites: 6-1/2" (each); center-channel: 4"
Width Satellites: 3-3/4" (each); center-channel: 15"
Depth Satellites: 4-7/8" (each); center-channel: 3-1/2"
Weight Satellites: 1.9 lbs. (each); center-channel: 3.4 lbs.
Number of Speakers per Package 5 + subwoofer
Speaker Use 3 or more speakers
Number of Speakers 5 + subwoofer
Maximum Power Handling 500W
Peak Power handling 525W
Frequency Response 35Hz - 22kHz (center-channel and satellite speakers) Range of sound (low to high) that an audio or video component is capable of reproducing.
Crossover Type 2-way
Tweeter Size 1/2"
Tweeter Composition Silk dome
Midrange 2-1/2" composite cone
Subwoofer 10"
Subwoofer Driver 10"
Connector Type 5-way binding posts
Enclosure Type Composite
Impedance 8 ohms
Speaker Pricing Set
ENERGY STAR Qualified No
UPC 747192123628



TL1900
Whether you’re looking for your first home theater sub/sat system or want to upgrade to more performance, you’re in for a big surprise in a small, compact package from Polk®. The TL1900 is an amazingly affordable, professional quality compact home theater system.



Big Speaker Sound Without The Big Speaker
The TL1900 is comprised of comes four high performance TL1900 satellite speakers, a TL1900 center channel speaker and our own specially engineered, compact 50 Watt powered subwoofer, all packaged together. Easy to set up, easy to connect, the TL1900 delivers the excitement of dynamic, thrilling surround sound with deep bass for your movies, games and TV like you’ve never heard them before.

Satellite and Center Channel Features
Time Lens Technology—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. The TL Series creates imaging and frequency balance previously impossible in small, high performance satellite speakers.

Satellite Aperiodic-Tuned rear port enables better blending with a subwoofer. This design combines the bass extension of an acoustic suspension enclosure with the mid-bass boost of a ported enclosure by controlling air flow through the port for better extension without distortion.

Center channel tuned rear port maximizes the low end response of the dual driver design for superior blending with the satellites and the subwoofer.

Curved Enclosure Design 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.

1/2-inch silk dome tweeters for crisp, clear imaging and smooth response that’s never tiring.

2 1/2-inch Dynamic Balance® long-throw drivers. Polk’s patented transducer design process scientifically tunes materials to produce a flat frequency response, with sharp detail, transparency and the ability to play loud without strain.

5-way binding posts offer hookup versatility and secure connections.

Combination keyhole slot & 1/4-inch x 20 threaded Insert fits all aftermarket ceiling and wall brackets for ultimate flexibility. Or simply hang the speaker securely on a nail or screw using the keyhole slot.

Hi-gloss finish matches today’s most stylish flat panel TV’s.

Powered Subwoofer Features
Heavy-duty, non-resonant MDF enclosures feature an elegant satin black finish that creates the ideal décor accent.

Front firing powered subwoofer. A vented enclosure with an 10-inch long-throw Dynamic Balance poly composite driver. The long driver excursion and excellent linearity produce big, musical bass.

Built-in 50 Watt continuous/100 Watt peak amp with active crossover offers the control you need for real home theater thrills and big, musical, accurate bass.

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#16
In for 1, seems like a solid deal for the price, other similar models going for at least $350 on amazon. Thx OP, repped.
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None of us know. We're just trading barbs until someone knowledgeable walks into the room to set us straight.
samHD is right. The display model is on a shelf in the middle of the store. The CD was a BestBuy CD. The receiver was some Sony 7.1 system.

These speakers had to compete with the other stereo systems going and its a huge store. Nothing at all like you would hear in your living room.

I wish I was the guy that could say these are better than X & Y, but not better than Z. I'm not though.

You are buying the Polk Brand, the Polk savings over list price and some faith that the Polk Sub (which looks like and has identical specs to the Polk PSW10 which some people are raving about.)
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#18
anyone knows how good this set is? com'on...
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#19
man... i just bought the take classic 5.0 and added the polk PSW505... 12 inch driver though Smilie
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i too am looking at the polk TL 1900 set and would really like an honest opinion of them. Does anyone think they are actually going to sounds good? for $161 they seem like a good deal, i havent bought speakers for 10 yrs.
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#21
better b quick, its back order now
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In for 1. There is no review on this item. However, there are reviews on model TL 1600

http://home-audio.toptenreviews.c...eview.html

Now TL 1900 is better than TL 1600 based on the price from the company

http://www.polkaudio.com/products/tl1900

http://www.polkaudio.com/products/tl1600
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#23
Seems like a pretty good deal on a name brand sub/sat system. I need something a little ballsier for my room, but this would be fine in a small one. TU
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#24
wish the specs were clearer to see if these are any decent -- very vague and not able to find elsewhere to do in depth comparison. Bought the $200 each Klipsch flat speakers at Newegg 75 RMS flat panel speakers the other day but that is like comparing those (a Lexus) to a Hyundai Accent
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#25
if you are a start-up audiophile this is one you should punch in... thanks got one....+ 5% cash back... can me used in you spare room toooo Stick Out Tongue
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#26
Looks like it's OOS for shipping?
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#27
Ordered one for pick-up, this way I have 8 days to figure out if it is worth it...
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Ordered one for pick-up, this way I have 8 days to figure out if it is worth it...
I also ordered one for in store pickup. I noticed that the backordered (1-2 weeks) option was available for online shipping, so I placed an order for that too as a backup in case they don't fulfill my in store pickup. I assume I can cancel the backordered item before it ships if I can get this in store?

There are a few similar priced speaker systems on sale:

Polk Audio RM6750 for $160: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6882290066
Onkyo SKS-HT540 for $180: http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-SKS-H...B000GU78Z4 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6882120088

I tried to compare specs between these 3 sets of speakers, but I'm seriously a know-nothing when it comes to audio. Other than a tiny difference in the frequency response and a slightly bigger subwoofer driver, I don't see any differences besides looks. I have heard the SKS-HT540 and think it sounds OK. Could someone who is more knowledgeable tell me how these 3 speaker systems rank or is it a toss-up? I'd love to find out that the TL1900 is the best. It appears to have a nail slot to mount the speakers on the walls.
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[QUOTE=Baguda;55295278 It appears to have a nail slot to mount the speakers on the walls.[/QUOTE]


It does indeed have a slot to mount the 4 speakers to the wall.
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Quote from cheaperthanyou View Post :
It does indeed have a slot to mount the 4 speakers to the wall.
Yes. I'm still wondering if the cheaper Polk Audio RM6750 speakers I linked to aren't better. The specs on the Polk site are confusing, but it appears the RM6750 speakers are bigger and have bigger drivers... except the subwoofer is 8" instead of 10".

The price on the RM6750 ends tonight... could someone who knows please help out? I'm thinking the RM6750 set might be better (and cheaper due to no sales tax for me) than the TL1900.
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