Polk Audio released some amazing new products at the CEDIA show at the end of 2016 including their Magnify Mini soundbar system and Signature Series Speakers. We got a chance to get a better look at their Signature Series at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada and were further impressed by what we saw last year at CEDIA. We looked more closely at three of the eight new models that are included in the Signature series. The S20 bookshelf speakers, the S35 center channel, and the S60 tower speakers. The entire series features Hi-Res certification and includes a newly designed Terylene dome tweeter, new Dynamic Balance designed acoustic array, precision cross-overs, an anti-diffraction grille, modern cabinet styling and exclusive Power Port bass enhancing technology.

S20 Bookshelf Speaker

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As with all the Signature series line from Polk Audio, it’s the details that count.  The high quality materials used in the manufacture of the S20’s is evident throughout the speaker build process.  The S20 comes with their new 1” Terylene dome tweeter, a mica reinforced polypropylene 6 1/2” woofer, a Powerport bass vent to increase low end sound and anti-diffraction magnetic grilles. These $300/pair bookshelf speakers would be great for a two-channel home office, or add them as rears for your home theater system.

S35 Slim Center Channel

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Center channels can be one of the most important and much overlooked components of your home theater system. For $300, the S35 comes with six 3” low distortion mica-reinforced polypropylene cones, a 1” high-resolution Terylene tweeter, and the great construction and design components of the other Signature Series speakers. The S35 also features a slim 4″ tall profile that should easily fits spaces other center channels might not.  We really liked that these can also be used as a left or right channel when wall mounted vertically. For this price and the Polk name, the Polk Audio S30 seem like a great addition to your system to help with dialogue and create better dynamics and soundstage.

S60 Tower Speaker

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Look at the curves on THAT!” might earn you some looks at CES, but not when you’re talking about the S60 Signature Tower Speakers from Polk Audio. These vivacious 48 ½” towers feature three 6.5” dynamic balanced mica reinforced polypropylene mids and one 1” high-resolution Terylene tweeter. For $900 per pair ($450 each) you get a pair of tower speakers designed to play from 26Hz to 40kHz making a subwoofer optional for music listening.

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Conclusion

The whole line of Signature Speakers from Polk Audio looks like it will make a fantastic setup for any audiophiles listening needs from two-channel to full DTS:X immersive sound home theater room. The lineup also comes with Polk’s 5 year warranty and the Signature Series is currently shipping so check them out today.  They look great, have a nice slim-line look for high WAF and they carry the Polk name that is revered by many audiophiles.  These are worth a closer look for budget minded audioholics that are especially tight on space.

rojo posts on January 10, 2017 21:26

shadyJ, post: 1165998, member: 20472
I would love to see the horizontal dispersion pattern of that S35 slim center channel. It would be utterly kaleidoscopic.

It might not be completely horrible. When you’ve got the same drivers right next to each other they behave as a single driver. It’d be like an MTM with two 3×9’s as the mids. Their interaction with the tweeter on the same horizontal plane with such a wide baffle is bound to be interesting in not a good way though; so I don’t completely disagree with you. Still, it might be pretty decent within a 20 – 30 degree window in an acoustically tame room.

shadyJ posts on January 10, 2017 21:15


I would love to see the horizontal dispersion pattern of that S35 slim center channel. It would be utterly kaleidoscopic.

gene posts on January 10, 2017 20:37

We got a glimpse of Polk’s Signature Speakers series at the CEDIA last fall, but our second viewing at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada really wowed us. The whole line of Signature Speakers from Polk Audio looks like it will make a fantastic setup for any audiophiles listening needs from two-channel to a full DTS:X immersive surround sound home theater room. With 8 styles to choose from, this reasonably priced but high quality speaker line might be for you.

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