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Polk Audio Speakers: T50 Floor Standing Tower $80, S35 Center Channel

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Polk Audio T50 150 Watt Home Theater Floor Standing Tower Speaker (Single) - Amazing Sound | Dolby and DTS Surround - Black -$80
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/polk-audio-t50-150-watt-home-theater-floor-standing-tower-speaker-single-amazing-sound--dolby-and-dts-surround-black/4227200.p?skuId=4227200 [bestbuy.com]

Polk Audio - Signature Series S35 Center Channel Speaker - Black -$150
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Are the T50s any good as entry level? Primarily will be using as L/R fronts home theater setup.
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Which is better? More smaller drivers or less larger drivers.

Currently have a Boston Acoustic center channel with 2x 5 1/4 inch drivers.

Is having 6x 3 inch drivers going to sound better or make any noticeable difference?
This question has been tested and evaluated comparing many different speakers. As speaker diameter increases so does potential for base, so does potential for higher sound pressure levels. There are some tricks to get more base or volume from smaller speakers, such as transmission line speakers. If you don't know what a transmission line speaker is, imagine a full height tower speaker with a bottom port, tuned to the speaker, with various channeling through the tower.

I really want to like the slimline center channel but it suffers from the same physical limitations as soundbars. Sound is lacking strength and depth.

Many people are happy with it, and there certainly is a marketplace for slimline center, but it depends upon your expectations. A slimline center will get drowned out by full size towers or larger bookshelves and sound quality will suffer sooner than larger speakers, as volume increases.

From my personal experience, including with this polk center, 3" is too small for a multi channel home theater setup. 3" could be okay for desktop computer, or as a 2 channel stereo set for casual use, think kitchen or office.

For home theater, 4" would be my minimum.
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Does anyone know if this center is equivalent to the Infinity RC263. Been waiting for it to go back on sale but it hasn't for a while.
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I bought monoprice 5.1 a few years ago which were well regarded at the time as klipsch knockoffs. Worth it to upgrade to the t50 for fronts?
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The T50 @ $80 looks like a steal. How capable are they as rear surrounds? The front speakers are a pair of JBL 570's and a 520C. The JBL's cast a phenomenal sound stage. Will the T50's be adequate as surrounds? I figure the surrounds get lighter duty compared to the fronts.
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Snagged a pair at this price
Last sale.
Set as my rears. Excellent for the sale price.
Wondering if the Klipsch R 51's at $144.00 would be a better option....?
I snagged the pair of R41s for 89 @costco. It's great at at that price point
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Between S35 and Bose Solo 5, which one would be better?
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We upgraded out entire system to this line of Polk at the start of quaratine and love it. Since upgrading to the S35 from a cheaper component center channel, sat, sub, rear system, I can finally understand the dialogue in all movies. This is a good price for that speaker if the "ships in 1-2 months doesn't scare you". Thankfully, it's Best Buy, so you shouldn't be out on a limb if the can't fulfill. That said, Crutchfield (also a very reputable seller) also has it listed for $150. We also got the S20s, matching sub, Polk in wall rears and very happy with the system.
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Just snagged a pair of S55's....I missed out on the last deal for S50's and was a little bummed so I'm very happy with this deal!

I've been enjoying a full suite of S10's since last Christmas (fronts, side, & rear) + S35. And they are very enjoyable with a well rounded sound but have always been
missing a little on the front sound stage/imaging side...so this should fix that up!

The S35 has been great in my opinion because it does fit beautifully below my TV so the TV can be mounted lower and really helps with neck strain! So I get much better wife-acceptance-factor with the S35 vs larger options.

Of course larger woofers will generate greater sound volumes but Polk really seems to have mitigated that with the 6 woofers + sound port, even though they are admittedly small...at $150 I think it's a great center option that makes compromises but really solid in many areas.

FYI: Add to this deal RetailMeNot has a 7-8% rebate at BestBuy, combined with Amazon Prime (Chase) current special for 4% off all purchases.

So that put my net cost after savings at ~$150 per S55 speaker!
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I have the Polk Signature Series S35, S15s, & S10s with 2 subs in my living room. I wish I paid this price for the S35 & S15s. The Signature Series sounds great. If you want a good quality home theater at a decent price, these speakers are a great option.
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I bought monoprice 5.1 a few years ago which were well regarded at the time as klipsch knockoffs. Worth it to upgrade to the t50 for fronts?
If you buy the T50's, be aware that they're actually just bookshelf speakers with built in stands. What looks like a 3 woofer design is actually a single woofer with two passive radiators. It's, well, deceptive. If you look at the description, though, you can see that it's a 2 channel speaker. Now, will they sound better than the Energy Take 5 knockoffs that Monoprice did? Yes. The problem you're going to run into by getting just the T50's, though, is that your remaining speakers (center, surrounds, etc...) are going to be insufficient to keep up. So you're going to hit a cycle where you end up upgrading the other parts of your set up. Maybe this is your plan, I don't know, but you always want to take into consideration what else you are using before upgrading one aspect. There are other things to consider as well, but this is a good starting point. Let me know if you have any more questions.
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If you buy the T50's, be aware that they're actually just bookshelf speakers with built in stands. What looks like a 3 woofer design is actually a single woofer with two passive radiators. It's, well, deceptive. If you look at the description, though, you can see that it's a 2 channel speaker. Now, will they sound better than the Energy Take 5 knockoffs that Monoprice did? Yes. The problem you're going to run into by getting just the T50's, though, is that your remaining speakers (center, surrounds, etc...) are going to be insufficient to keep up. So you're going to hit a cycle where you end up upgrading the other parts of your set up. Maybe this is your plan, I don't know, but you always want to take into consideration what else you are using before upgrading one aspect. There are other things to consider as well, but this is a good starting point. Let me know if you have any more questions.
Thanks so much for the tips. I currently have a Denon X3000 with 2 channel wire so it seems that the T50s are a better choice than spending double on the Signature series that I won't be able to make the most of. Still sneaky to have fake woofers. Would it make sense the. To get 4 T50s and try get a centre, or stumble along with two T50s with the remaining monoprice set to tide me over until I can splurge
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No idea why people are singing the praises of that S35...it sounds as thin as it is! I couldn't get rid of mine fast enough.
The S35 is in no way a thin sounding speaker. People say good things about the S35 because it is a great sounding speaker. People were claiming the S30 was much better than the S35 so I bought both of them from Best Buy. I switched between them side by side.

The two are extremely close to each other in sound. The S35 seems to bring the vocals out a bit more for home theater, the S30 seems to go a little deeper with music. I use my S60's for music so the S35 was a no brainier for home theater.
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Thanks so much for the tips. I currently have a Denon X3000 with 2 channel wire so it seems that the T50s are a better choice than spending double on the Signature series that I won't be able to make the most of. Still sneaky to have fake woofers. Would it make sense the. To get 4 T50s and try get a centre, or stumble along with two T50s with the remaining monoprice set to tide me over until I can splurge
Wait to splurge, you will get there quicker.
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Thanks so much for the tips. I currently have a Denon X3000 with 2 channel wire so it seems that the T50s are a better choice than spending double on the Signature series that I won't be able to make the most of. Still sneaky to have fake woofers. Would it make sense the. To get 4 T50s and try get a centre, or stumble along with two T50s with the remaining monoprice set to tide me over until I can splurge
Well, I can tell you that in my personal opinion I definitely prefer the sound of the Signature series. They also look much higher end with the rounded edges on the cabinets. If you're going to be seeing the speakers often, I'd definitely suggest waiting to upgrade to a front end comprised of at least the S50's (55's and 60's are even better) and either the S30 or S35.

If you really are looking for a decent stop gap, then my suggestion would be to get 2 of the T50's, the T30 center channel, and a pair of the T15's for your surrounds as you don't get as much audio out of those anyway and you can often get the pair for under $60. This will timbre match your front end and surrounds.
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