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DEAD : 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 5 Speakers and 1 Powered Sub

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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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#46
I would get a Pioneer VSX-1022-K 7.1 for $249 at newegg for budget. My brother has one thats been great, and plus you can add two tower speakers later if you want more mid out of you system. As far as the differance I cant say till I go listen to them tomorrow at BB.
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#47
picked this up with a VSX-522-K today

really pleased
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#48
Quote from Baguda View Post :
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.
I own the RM6750 set. I have them set up as the surround for the computer and a small home theater I have setup in my home office. The center and satellite speakers sound fantastic, however I cannot recommend the subwoofer. I sold the subwoofer from my set and replaced it with a higher end sub. If you don't mind replacing the subwoofer, I fully recommend the RM6750 set. The RM6750 center and satellites provide great sound quality for a reasonable price.

I don't have experience with the TL1900, but the subwoofer included looks similar to a PSW-10 which is a better subwoofer than the one included with the RM6750. I can't speak directly on the sound quality of the TL1900 center and satellites, but a few years ago I purchased a Polk Audio RM85 5.0 set to replace the RM6750 set. The center and rear satellites in the RM85 set appear to be similar to those in the TL1900 set. The RM85s were a higher more expensive set in Polk Audio's lineup, but they sounded very thin and harsh to me compared to the RM6750s. The RM85s were also lacking in mid-range bass. I returned the RM85 set and put the RM6750 set back in place. The receiver I was using at the time was a Denon AVR-989.
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#49
Looks like you can order these online again but they're backordered for 1-2weeks. ALL my local Best Buys show this is Unavailable so this is at least an option now. Thanks OP.
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I own the RM6750 set. I have them set up as the surround for the computer and a small home theater I have setup in my home office. The center and satellite speakers sound fantastic, however I cannot recommend the subwoofer. I sold the subwoofer from my set and replaced it with a higher end sub. If you don't mind replacing the subwoofer, I fully recommend the RM6750 set. The RM6750 center and satellites provide great sound quality for a reasonable price.

I don't have experience with the TL1900, but the subwoofer included looks similar to a PSW-10 which is a better subwoofer than the one included with the RM6750. I can't speak directly on the sound quality of the TL1900 center and satellites, but a few years ago I purchased a Polk Audio RM85 5.0 set to replace the RM6750 set. The center and rear satellites in the RM85 set appear to be similar to those in the TL1900 set. The RM85s were a higher more expensive set in Polk Audio's lineup, but they sounded very thin and harsh to me compared to the RM6750s. The RM85s were also lacking in mid-range bass. I returned the RM85 set and put the RM6750 set back in place. The receiver I was using at the time was a Denon AVR-989.
Thanks for the info, good_things. I just realized that I have a set of RM85s (mine didn't come with a subwoofer so I had to buy a separate one) and I've been happy with them. I suppose in a side by side I might notice the harshness you heard, but unless I bought the RM6750s and was willing to pay return shipping + restocking there's no way I could compare them.

What I ended up doing is placing an order for $160 at Newegg last night before the sale price expired. Then I saw that the new price was only $10 more, but it included their better return policy. Chat finally worked and I asked the rep if there was any way on earth they could hold the order up a day, and I was told not if my life depended on it (actually they didn't say that, but that's their attitude... I was first told yes and then no). I then asked about the better return policy, and I was told pre-midnight orders would have the standard return policy. In other words, Newegg won't budge an inch for anything, and that turned me off ordering from them. So I canceled the order since it's only $10 more to reorder now (nobody knows for how long). I'll try to call Polk Audio today to see if anyone there knows anything or is reachable. I'll try the TL1900s first at Best Buy. If they are like the RM85s then I'll probably be happy. If not, then I'll pay $10 more to order from Newegg where in effect all all sales are final unless you don't mind restocking fees and paying expensive return shipping.

BTW, somebody started a new thread for the $10 more expensive RM6750 speakers.
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#51
The sub appears to be the PSW10 or worse. The Energy Take 5 package and a real sub is worth the extra $$$.Good for a small room but not more.
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#52
bump.. any experts with any comments on this one?
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#53
What's the real difference between TL 1600 and TL 1900 ? spec-wise?
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#54
I work at Best Buy and just to let you know if your store is OOS good chance they can order it for you using their OMS program ,when i check our main warehouse they had 50 in stock , and i was able to order 1 and get it shipped to the store Smilie ,if anything you can call and ask if they are able to order it using OMS
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#55
I bought one for pick-up from a BB 100 miles away.
Will wait for the reviews on SD and other sites and will decide to drive over that far or not.
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#56
Hi, the difference between the TL1600 and TL1900 is the subwoofer. According to Polk, the TL1900 includes the PSW108, which Polk says is very similar to the PSW10. I didn't ask what the TL1600 comes with (specs on Polk's site say it is 8" down-firing).
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#57
I just listened to these. Then clled my brother to ask what his were. He has the same ones on newegg. In my opnion they didnt sound as high puitched. These would be great for an apartment or small bedrrom/ cave because they shouldnt carry as fa through the house or apartment walls. I liked his speakers better.because they just seemed to be a fuller sound. So if your in an apartment or looking for a filler system this is the way to go. If you are looking for a full fledge home audio system then I think most would be happier with the rms from new egg. I think either purchase is a good buy for the product. Just my two cents....
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#58
This looks like a great deal , I do not know why it didn't reach the FP.
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#59
I am guessing it didnt because there is zero information on this set.
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#60
My order went through last night (showed in stock), but got an email this morning saying they didn't have one. Worst buy customer service wasn't helpful either. Basically said "were sorry". Third time I have ordered for in store pickup and been cancelled. BB blows
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