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Reddit mentions of Polk Signature Series S15 Bookshelf Speakers for Home Theater, Surround Sound and Premium Music | Powerport Technology | Detachable Magnetic Grille (Pair)
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We found 21 Reddit mentions of Polk Signature Series S15 Bookshelf Speakers for Home Theater, Surround Sound and Premium Music | Powerport Technology | Detachable Magnetic Grille (Pair). Here are the top ones.
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- Polk's S15 Hi-RES BOOKSHELF SPEAKERS deliver BIG, RELIABLE SURROUND SOUND. Featuring Dynamic Balance acoustic array, each full-range passive speaker has (1) 5.25" driver & (1) 1" Terylene tweeter that produces clear vocals & punchy music with deep bass
- Get more than just STRIKINGLY BOLD, DRAMATIC LOOKS and DYNAMIC HEART- THUMPING SOUND — Polk's PATENTED POWER PORT TECHNOLOGY delivers deeper bass minimizing any kind of distortion, giving you rich full-range sound for movies, TV and music
- DESIGNED TO DELIVER! The iconic rounded edges & detailing are heavily conceptualized from the best acoustic guitars, giving these vinyl cased bookshelf speakers a completely thought-through, performance-oriented yet cleaner stylish look
- BRING POLK'S ULTIMATE SIGNATURE COLLECTION TO YOUR HOME. Create an all-inclusive complete stereo or surround sound system with this S15 Bookshelf Pair & add two S50 Tower Speakers, a S35 center channel & a subwoofer for a 5.1 or 7.1 home theater system
- The Signature Series has earned the hi-res certified rating and redefined the REAL AMERICAN HiFi SOUND with Polk's UNWAVERING COMMITMENT, RELIABILITY, AND CRAFTSMANSHIP, making it one of the most trusted names in audio speakers
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Instead of going 5.1 right away, you could buy a great 2.1 or 3.0 depending on the center speaker availability and sales, and save up for the subwoofer or center and surrounds to buy later.
Denon AVR-S530BT $150 refurbished 5.2 AV receiver with HDCP 2.2 for 4K HDMI
Popular and highly recommended Denon AVR1400 $300, 7.2/5.2.2 with Audyssey MultEQ XT.
AverageJoe's list and r/HTBuyingGuides Speakers.
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3x Wavecrest Audio HVL-1, order on sale here $160 pair + shipping. A third for $80 horizontally as a center speaker.
Polk Audio Signature S20 $250 or Polk Audio Signature S15 $180 with Polk Audio Signature S30 center.
Budget entry level speakers, Sony SSCS5 $120 and Sony SSCS8 $120
Surrounds: Aperion Audio Intimus 4b $200, Fluance $150 or $230, JBL Arena 120 $140 Thin Profile, Polk Audio OWM3 $100, Polk Audio Blackstone TL2 $200.
Speaker wire and wire strippers.
HSU 10" VTF-1 MK3 $425 shipped. Or go larger with the 12" Rythmik LV12F front ported for $550 shipped when it becomes available next month (currently shown is the older rear ported version).
5.1 Speaker Packages:
JBL Studio 270 5.1 Home Theater Speaker System Package $850
Boston Acoustics 5.1.2 package $800.
r/HTBuyingGuides, Frequently Asked Questions, How to Set Up a Basic Home Theater System - Lifewire, How to Set Up Your Home Theater Receiver, Speaker Placement for Home Theater, Crutchfield Guides
Not a soundbar but here you go:
Used Polk S15 for $140.
Used Polk S30 center channel for $110.
Dayton SUB1000 for $120.
Pioneer VSX-530 receiver for $130.
That's $500 flat.
Do you need 4k, dolby atmos, and all the latest features? Or are you looking for just a basic 2 channel amp?
Accessories4less has tons of receivers under your budget. You would easily be able to get a reciever, decent sub, and decent speakers for $500.
Dayton Sub 1200 subwoofer $138
Denon AVR S530BT reciever $150
Polk S15 speakers usually $200, on sale now for $138
Denon AVR-S530BT Receiver - $150
Dayton SUB-1200 Subwoofer - $160
Polk S15 Speakers - $178
Total = $488
That would be enough for a budget 3.0 setup. You might be able to squeeze a 3.1 setup, but you would likely want to upgrade your subwoofer eventually.
A few options:
Best if you can spring in $30 for the Polks.
Neither will disappoint though.
If you already have the amp and your budget is $200 I would consider the Polk S15 $180. Go listen to them at your local BestBuy if you can. I think for a desk they would do a great job.
On a side note if you want something smaller on the amp side the SMSL SA50+ $90 is a solid little unit. My brother recently got one and it's be pretty impressive.
College kid here, I'll try to help out.
It's generally recommended that you don't ever go for a HTIAB (home theater in a box) as they come with super shitty components and most often don't leave room to upgrade.
You'll get more flexibility and bang for your buck with bookshelves and a sub, but as you mentioned you only want a 2.0 for right now. If bass is really that important to you, I would actually recommend you get a pair of bookshelves now and invest in a sub later on. Towers are great but for a 2.0 setup you're going to want something smaller with better sound quality.
Bookshelves: used Polk Signature S15's
>Top listing is $165 for like new speakers; S15's run for $229/pair new.
This listing in particular says "Speakers only, nothing else is included" which is odd for them to mention because I don't think these speakers normally come with any accessories. Maybe he's talking about the manual which can easily be found online. But who needs manuals anyway?
Amp: SMSL SA-50
>Price fluctuates between $63 and $69. This listing is $63.
Puts out 50 wpc, will power pretty much any speaker you throw at it. I owned this myself and recommend it for a first setup. Just keep in mind you will have to upgrade to a surround receiver if you ever want to move past 2.1 in the future.
This puts you at $228 shipped. A bit above your absolute max of $200, but this is probably your best bet. You're also going to need to buy some speaker wire. It's only like $8.
So in total, this comes to $236 shipped. A bit above your budget, but it leaves you with some kickass bookshelves as well as the ability to add a sub in the future.
For future flexibility I suggest not buying the powered Edifier speakers and instead get an amp, passive bookshelf speakers, subwoofer setup. Here's what I would consider at just over your budget, $433 excluding the Chromecast:
Amp: SMSL Q5 Pro, $115 from Parts Express. Has built-in DAC, subwoofer output, multiple inputs, remote, similar to the AD18 you mentioned. https://www.parts-express.com/smsl-q5-pro-stereo-amplifier-usb-optical-coaxial-dac-with-subwoofer-output-2x40w--230-210
Bookshelf: Polk Audio S15, $179 from Amazon, Prime not available for that price. https://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-Signature-S15-Bookshelf/dp/B01LVWWZS0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1541439226&sr=8-2&keywords=polk+s15
Subwoofer: Dayton SUB-1200, $138 from Parts Express. https://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-sub-1200-12-120-watt-powered-subwoofer--300-629
Chromecast Audio, $35 instead of Bluetooth
if you have the space, I recommend a home theater receiver instead of the amp (you get much more for the money but it is larger), mainly for its bass management (cuts off lower frequencies from your bookshelf speakers for a better blend with the sub). $160 https://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/denavrs530bt/denon-avr-s530bt-5.2-ch-x-70-watts-bluetooth-a/v-receiver/1.html
Edit: Massdrop has the SMSL AD18 for $116, shipping estimate 12/18/2018. https://www.massdrop.com/buy/smsl-ad18-bluetooth-stereo-and-usb-power-amplifier
SMSL SA50 Plus doesn't have bluetooth but it does have a built in dac and card reader.
Polk Audio S15
Those Polk are on sale right now. They are usually over $200.
Right now the total cost for the Polk + SMSL is just under $300
I know 6.5" vs 5.25" woofer, but Elacs or Polk S15 for $152??
I found a JVC L-A55 Direct Drive Turntable and am looking to get the best sound possible for $500-600, I don’t know if I should spent the money on speakers, or speakers and a new cartridge, or some other combination.
I’d also like to connect the speakers to my television if possible.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Also, I have no idea if I need an amp, please don’t judge me too harshly.
These are the speakers I was looking at, if that matters.
Thank you again!
Polk Audio Signature S15
Polk Audio RTI A1
Q Acoustics 3020
JBL 305P MKII 5"
The Polk S15 is getting rave reviews for its sound and build quality, and it seems like a great deal at $219. That said, $80 gets you the Q100. If $200 is all you can budget, stretch for the Polks. If you can swing $300, you can't miss with the KEFs.
So how little of an issue is money really? I'd say if bookshelf speakers are preferred then something like this would float your boat.
2 of these at $300 each. https://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-LSiM-703-Technology/dp/B0062P6D8A/ref=asc_df_B0062P6D8A/?tag=hyprod-20&amp;linkCode=df0&amp;hvadid=312154678244&amp;hvpos=1o2&amp;hvnetw=g&amp;hvrand=7182512385169175567&amp;hvpone=&amp;hvptwo=&amp;hvqmt=&amp;hvdev=m&amp;hvdvcmdl=&amp;hvlocint=&amp;hvlocphy=9026484&amp;hvtargid=pla-680996230920&amp;psc=1&amp;th=1
1 of these at $300. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0062PAWGY/ref=sspa_mw_detail_1?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFLS0s0WjEwWU1RUEQmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTA5MTQyNDkxQjJNVlpRQVZTUlNVJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA1MzE0MDMzVE8xT0ExSFlRTEQ3JndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfcGhvbmVfZGV0YWlsJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0&amp;smid=A1JCIV1EAPPH78
And a pair of these at $165 for surrounds. https://www.amazon.com/Polk-Signature-S15-technology-Detachable/dp/B01LVWWZS0/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?keywords=polk+s10&amp;qid=1574527543&amp;sr=8-4
Thank you for the advice about the same series. I guess I lucked out with my spontaneous purchase then as I believe these are all the same series. I also forgot to mention I did get a sub-woofer as well. So the whole setup is like this. Think this will be pretty decent for a first timer?
And the reciever
from most comparisons i've seen, most put the Edifiers slightly above the Miccas, yet the Miccas seem the get recommended more. i had the r1280t's as well and thought they sounded great for size and price.
i think i'd take the Edifiers over the Micca. but in this case, i'd spring $25 more and get the Polk s15. i upgraded to S15 from the R1280t and they are a noticeable upgrade in every way.
I have a 3.1 KEF Q100 Setup - I want to buy rear speakers to upgrade to 5.1 setup:
So far, I am looking at:
https://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-Signature-S15-Bookshelf/dp/B01LVWWZS0 https://www.amazon.com/JBL-305PMKII-Powered-Studio-Monitor/dp/B077N2GQXC https://www.amazon.com/Fluance-AVBP2-Surround-Satellite-Speakers/dp/B00067OLOS https://www.amazon.com/ELAC-Debut-Bookshelf-Speaker-Black/dp/B01DKDJRH0
Any suggestions? Thanks so much
budget: looking to spend $300 or less but no firm budget. it would be hard to convince me to go above $500 for any one part, but if that's what i need, so be it
looking for: whatever i need for headphones+speakers for gaming and music. i have already purchased some 58Xs and i'm looking to buy some speakers and whatever else i need. i can't tell if i need an amp for those or not...sounds like I don't need one but it would help? as for speakers, i'm not sure what to buy. i'm looking at polk S15 and klipsch rp-150M. i don't know how to tell good speakers from bad ones; i don't know what i'm looking for
what i own: i have only used some simple sony earbuds and some caca razer headset + sony z313 speakers. those are all just 3.5mm. i don't know what i would need to buy for a more advanced setup
source: i'll be playing it off my computer or, rarely, my phone
material: mostly gaming. wide range of music from metal to EDM to sometimes baroque or rap.
willing to buy used? yes but i live in a small town
other comments: do i need an amp? how do i decide which to get? i heard there are different ones for speakers and headphones; do i need a hybrid amp?
i can use near-field or mid-field ranges
thanks a lot in advance!
Thanks! I thought I had covered most of the viable turntables but I hadn't found the RT82 yet. Amazon has Polk S15s on for $250 which I might consider as well (although the signature series speakers have really good reviews...), and then a preamp like the Art would fit my budget perfectly if I used the Harmon/Kardon Receiver (no phono input). I'll give it some thought.
From All the Speakers, what are the best:
Does this equipment list work together?
I'd like to play sound from my computer and my TV to the same pair of speakers. I'm mostly worried that the receiver is correct for this and has enough power for the speakers.