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Polk Audio Monitor40 Series II Two-Way Bookshelf Loudspeaker (Black) Pair

  • 47Hz-25kHz
  • 8 Ohm 20-125W
  • 89db

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  • Cary R.
  • 3/22/2016 9:38:54 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFirst Speaker Setup - My Experience and Opinion

This review is from: Polk Audio Monitor40 Series II Two-Way Bookshelf Loudspeaker (Black) Pair

Pros: -Clear and rich sound
-Great mid bass
-Clean looking finish
-Dual ports on the back

Cons: -Not going to hit those deep lows, not by themselves anyways.
-Quite big

Other Thoughts: Never before have I dabbled in home theater or surround sound in general, with the exception of setting up some cheap Logitech computer speakers. I was tired of my lame speakers and I wanted something that I could be proud of, so I really went for it on my first try at the home theater/speaker thing. I purchased these alongside a Klipsch SW-450 subwoofer. Then I turned to craigslist to pick up a receiver (Pioneer 524K - I paid $80 and it was basically new in the box).

Together, it sounds amazing. It took a lot of fine tuning with the fade on the sub along with the volume on the sub to get an accurate sound. I do have a decent amount of experience in audiophile level sound. I've attended the past two CES's and I've tried many headphones that are $1000+.

I'd recommend these to anyone, regardless of how experience you are. You can't beat the price for the sound quality.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/10/2016 1:41:10 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat speakers

This review is from: Polk Audio Monitor40 Series II Two-Way Bookshelf Loudspeaker (Black) Pair

Pros: I have the monitor 30s and I loved them still do these are the same thing but with 2 woofers and my goodness they sound good!

Cons: Huge

Other Thoughts: Great speakers for under 200 bucks can't go wrong with them. They definitely drop to 47 hz

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  • Chris H.
  • 2/4/2016 7:30:55 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbulky, sounds great

This review is from: Polk Audio Monitor40 Series II Two-Way Bookshelf Loudspeaker (Black) Pair

Pros: Sounds amazing, 4 years later

Cons: large and bulky.

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  • jason w.
  • 1/18/2016 6:59:37 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAnother fantastic produc from Polk Audio!

This review is from: Polk Audio Monitor40 Series II Two-Way Bookshelf Loudspeaker (Black) Pair

Pros: Cristal clear sound! also good mid bass, it can be set as main front speakers ( they can handle it for sure)
Bi amp capable, i set it as surround speakers on my 7.2 receiver and its much improvement, i replace it from BOSE speakers
very very much improvement! BOSE are junk compare to this and half the price.
You cant go wrong with Polk Audio. I change all my system with Polk from Bose.
Plug it with a good amp and the sound is amazing even at low volume.

Cons: Only cons, these speakers are very deep, so i you plan to set in on regular small stand will be hard to do.
Get floor stand.

Other Thoughts: I live in Canada so i order from newegg.ca of course, but it was ship from LA, take for ever to arrived
but i worth the waiting time. Came in perfect condition no issue at all.

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  • Heather V.
  • 12/16/2015 2:17:24 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAre you kidding me

This review is from: Polk Audio Monitor40 Series II Two-Way Bookshelf Loudspeaker (Black) Pair

Pros: WOW outta the box mind blowing performance, small speaker with big speaker sound, and the usual super polk quality, and youll never beat the price

Cons: What cons there are none

Other Thoughts: Why spend more, they wont sounds this good, it's a no brainer

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  • Jerry B.
  • 11/30/2015 2:50:24 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Polk Audio Monitor40 Series II Two-Way Bookshelf Loudspeaker (Black) Pair

Pros: Cheap
Nice Looking

Cons: Average Sound
Slightly Smeared Vocals
Weak Bass
Poor Soundstage

Other Thoughts: For the life of me I cannot understand all the glowing reviews for this speaker. They sound good. Very average sounding. You could do much worse and you could do much much better by spending just a little more money and doing some research.

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  • Mark F.
  • 11/25/2015 6:10:04 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsthese are great surround or main spkrs

This review is from: Polk Audio Monitor40 Series II Two-Way Bookshelf Loudspeaker (Black) Pair

Pros: 1. Price 2x119.99 is a super price.
2. Sound is nice and clear, rated at 20-125W at 8ohms 89db with a freq response of 47Hz to 25Khz, which is a pretty broad spectrum for bookshelfs.
3. cheap enough to buy 3 pairs and use 1 for the center with a spare lol. Of course these sound clear, but need to pair with sub for any real bass.

Cons: None at this price point. These are discontinued, but still great if you can get them.

Other Thoughts: Paired with a PSW 660 WI sub and these things rock.

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  • Mark G.
  • 9/30/2015 9:19:33 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Sound

This review is from: Polk Audio Monitor40 Series II Two-Way Bookshelf Loudspeaker (Black) Pair

Pros: Massive improvement over my RCA speakers and I love how they look on my speaker stands.

Cons: Nothing.

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  • Ray Y.
  • 6/3/2015 6:23:49 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice computer speakers

This review is from: Polk Audio Monitor40 Series II Two-Way Bookshelf Loudspeaker (Black) Pair

Pros: Nice midbass and highs. I'm using these as computer speakers in a 2.0 setup and they sound a lot clearer and better quality than my previous 4.1 Logitech setup.

Cons: Not the deepest bass, but paired with an amp they produce very nice midbass. You will probably need a subwoofer if you desire strong deep low bass

Other Thoughts: I'm using this as a computer speaker setup paired with a S.M.S.L SA-50 and they are perfect. I live in an apartment and can't use a subwoofer due to the close proximity of neighbors and I don't want to be a d.o.u.c.h.e who's loud bass annoys the hell out of my neighbors.

This setup produces nice clean bass. Movies, games, and web browsing all sound very clear and nice. The amp I am powering them with is very compact and is 50Wx2 channel RMS, which powers these nicely. If looking for an upgrade to any computer speaker setup, try the combo I listed out!

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  • Bruce P.
  • 5/26/2015 9:38:22 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Speakers

This review is from: Polk Audio Monitor40 Series II Two-Way Bookshelf Loudspeaker (Black) Pair

Pros: They sound great for the price, not many speakers in the same price range will compare. I got these for $100 on open box. They were an absolute deal!!! There are two 5 1/4 speakers and a tweeter in each box. The boxes are in a nice black with some silver accents. The grilles are very sturdy and look nice. Can be used for bi-amping (if you are not bi-amping leave the little gold pieces installed)

Cons: They are very big in terms of depth, it's do to having 2 speakers though. May require the use of stands in certain applications.

Other Thoughts: I upgraded to these from a pair of Boston Acoustics CR77s and am enjoying these way more then I ever enjoyed my old ones. I am running these in a 2.1 setup off of Yamaha RX-V1065 Receiver and is paired with a Bose Acoustimass 3 Series III Subwoofer.

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