Polk T15 Bookshelf Speakers $69/pr how good can they be?!?

gene

gene

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We've been spending some time on budget bookshelf speakers from the likes of Monoprice and Dayton Audio. Today,, we look at the Polk T15 bookshelf speakers, which are among the more affordable choices out there at $100 per pair ($69/pr on sale right now).

Loudspeaker manufacturing giant Polk Audio has the resources to engineer a good sounding low-cost speaker, but the question is what approach would they take? Polk pulls out a few tricks to optimize this speaker for the conditions that a low-cost bookshelf speaker will likely be used in, which are typically not the perfect placement and setting that hi-fi speakers usually require for great sound.

We go into extensive detail as to what Polk has done to make the T15 bookshelf speakers produce audiophile sound in imperfect circumstances. We also provide placement tips to maximize their sound quality based on objective measurements.

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Read:
Polk T15 Bookshelf Speaker Review
 
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tochi

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Don't know when the article was first published. But the statement below is incorrect now.
"there is no corresponding center speaker in the Polk T series line-up"
T30 is the corresponding center channel speaker.
 
BoredSysAdmin

BoredSysAdmin

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Don't know when the article was first published. But the statement below is incorrect now.
"there is no corresponding center speaker in the Polk T series line-up"
T30 is the corresponding center channel speaker.
  1. By James Larson — June 29, 2018. It's literally the top of the first page.
  2. You're probably correct, but it doesn't really matter. These speakers are so bad that only decent use for them is hight surrounds.
 
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shadyJ

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Don't know when the article was first published. But the statement below is incorrect now.
"there is no corresponding center speaker in the Polk T series line-up"
T30 is the corresponding center channel speaker.
The T30 wasn't in the product line page when this article was written. Also, Polk reviewed the article before it was published, and I guessed they missed this too, because the T30 definitely was an existing product when this article was written.
 
davidscott

davidscott

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  1. By James Larson — June 29, 2018. It's literally the top of the first page.
  2. You're probably correct, but it doesn't really matter. These speakers are so bad that only decent use for them is hight surrounds.
Might be ok for PC speakers also.
 

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