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Polk Audio Monitor70 Series II Floorstanding Loudspeaker (Black) Single

  • 30Hz-25kHz
  • 8 Ohms 20-275W
  • 90dB
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The name “Monitor” is special to Polk Audio. The original Polk Audio Monitor Series, produced in the mid-1970s, ushered in the modern loudspeaker era by setting the standard for performance and value. The original Monitor Series is the line that made Polk Audio famous with its simple, sturdy construction, clear, accurate sound, powerful bass and superior imaging—all at a price that made great sound available to everyone. The newly reborn Monitor Series II is classic Polk: a quality-built, affordable line of high performance loudspeakers for music and home theater. They are highly efficient, so they can be driven easily by unpretentious receivers, and they are voice matched for lifelike surround sound environments. The Monitor Series boasts a stylish contemporary look, with vinyl veneer finishes, modern dark grey faces, and bold stabilizer feet on the tower models. Built for speed, sound quality and value, the Monitor Series is a great introduction to high performance sound.

  • newegg Slim, High Efficiency Design The Polk Audio Monitor70B features a slim tower design with a footprint of less than one square foot to fit your flat-panel TV, plasma monitors and other thin-line home cinema components. High efficiency design allows the Monitor70B to reveal the classic Polk Audio sound (open, spacious and clear) even when driven by modestly-powered amplifiers and receivers. Bold, fat stabilizer feet ensure stability on carpet or hard floors for more precise bass response and superior imaging.
  • newegg Exceptional Sound Quality The Polk Audio Monitor70B boasts four 6.5" Bi-Laminate composite dynamic balance drivers stiff with good damping for high efficiency, excellent bass and midrange clarity with lower distortion. And a 1-inch Fabric/Polymer Composite Dynamic Balance Dome Tweeter with powerful Neodymium magnet structure delivers clear and detailed high frequency response for realistic reproduction of vocals and instruments.
  • newegg Enhanced Features The Polk Audio Monitor70B features small-diameter driver design that delivers wide dispersion, better mid-range, and more detailed bass response for an open, “box-less,” three-dimensional sound. Non-resonant all-MDF enclosure construction with ¾"-thick baffles ensures cleaner, clearer, more lifelike sound quality. Crossovers use Mylar bypass capacitors for more detailed high frequencies. Critically Tuned Flared Port minimizes port noise (“chuffing”) for good low frequency extension with low distortion, resulting in natural, full-bodied sound with rich bass.
  • newegg Magnetically Shielded The magnetically-shielded Polk Audio Monitor70B can be put at any proximity to display devices such as TVs and LCD monitors without loss of sound quality caused by interference.

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Model

Brand
Polk Audio
Model
Monitor70 Series II

Spec

Type
Floorstanding Speakers
Sold As
Single
Driver Units
Tweeter Complement: one 1" cloth dome
Driver Complement: four 6.5" Bi-Laminate driver
Power Rating
20-275W
Frequency Response
30Hz-25kHz
Nominal Impedance
8 Ohm
Sensitivity
90db
Connectors
Inputs: Dual (bi-amp) 5 way binding posts

Features

Features
Crossover: 2.6kHz and 2.6kHz cascade tapered 2nd order
Magnetic Shielding

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
5 years limited
Labor
5 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Daniel S.
  • 5/22/2014 9:28:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNice speakers but arrived with broken grill

Pros: High quality, great all-around sounding speakers for the money. Worthy of a 5 out of 5 rating if you can get an undamaged pair.

Cons: One speaker arrived with a dented/torn box and a broken grill. New Egg was not able to send a replacement grill leaving me the option of shipping back a 50 pound speaker, and waiting for a back-ordered replacement or accepting a $15 credit, which won't buy me a new grill.

Other Thoughts: Read some other reviews, it seems damaged and/or defective products seem to be fairly common with this site, not worth it IMO. I'd suggest looking elsewhere if possible.

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  • Kent S.
  • 2/17/2014 4:58:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsKS

Pros: Great sounding speakers can't wait till they get broke in though as I'm assuming they will even sound better really nice base and highs.

Cons: as everyone else has commented the grills came damaged but the rest of the speaker was fine.

Other Thoughts: You would think that with the problem they have with shipping the grills they would find a better way of shipping them. Still trying to find a way to replace the grills but no one has contacted me yet as I've left messages with Polk audio and Newegg don't want to return the speakers just to replace flimsy speaker grills

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  • jackson e.
  • 2/16/2014 7:18:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery pleased

Pros: Great sound, well built. Caught them on sale for the holidays, worth every penny. They look sleek with or without the grills. Amazing bass response, was surprised honestly.

Cons: The only con I see is this speaker is tall and may tip over if children or dogs are involved, especially on carpet.

Other Thoughts: I bought these to replace a 16+ year old set of quality drivers. I was hesitant dropping from the old 15inch woofers, But these Polk 6 1/2 inch drivers surprised me. The sound is crisp and clean, with excellent punchy bass response. I added a Bic America F12 to pick up the ultra lows, and now my system is complete

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  • Gary P.
  • 2/13/2014 10:57:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Value!

Pros: Cheap! I paid 340$ for the pair on a Christmas deal.
- Excellent soundstage. Nice and wide.
- Good imaging for the price.
- Nice tight bass
- Small footprint
- Easy to drive... very efficient.

Cons: -Soundstage depth and imaging somewhat compressed.
- Too cheap on the sale. Last thing I needed was another set of speakers but for these Polk's, I didn't regret the purchase

Other Thoughts: My current stereo setup is dedicated for just listening to music... without the surround sound aspect which doesnt interest me. I drive a vintage set of Infinity Kappa 8's (they sound amazing) bi-amped with a pair of Emotiva XPA-2 amplifiers. I switch the Kappa's out with a pair of Jamo Concert vII's that always impress. I picked up the Polk's on the sale interested to see how they would compare. Needless to say I was very impressed. The Kappa's and the Jamo's are 2-3000$ speakers and, while the Polks cant match them, for the price I was very surprised. Bass was tight, Soundstage wide, with acceptable imaging. At higher sound levels, the speakers started to show some weakness and started to compress the soundstage and imaging. All in all, very impressed with such sound at such a price!

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  • David B.
  • 2/7/2014 4:42:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat deal on great speakers

Pros: I got 4 of these to go with a CS2 Series II center channel speaker and PSW505 subwoofer. Even with the odd shape of my living room space, they fill the room with sound, and paired with my Denon AVR-X2000 receiver, the quality of the suround in 5.1 is great! Plenty of bass, except for lower frequency, but that's what the sub and buttkickers are for. Highs are clear but not tinny.

Cons: My wife won't let me purchase two more as back surrounds for 7.1.

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  • Kent K.
  • 2/7/2014 1:39:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat speakers!

Pros: These speakers are big but not as big as they could have been, think 15" woofers. If you want bookshelf speakers, you'll want to look for something else because these are the big brother speakers that you can't hide away in a corner, easily. You'll want to crank up the volume with these and when you do the base is good. They're plenty enough by themselves for music but for movies and games I have a powered sub on stand-by. I highly recommend a pair of these for music, movies, and games.

Cons: The speakers are shipped with 3-4" thick styrofoam blocks top and bottom, yet somehow one of my speakers managed to have one of the stabilizer feet crushed in shipping. Didn't want to mess with a return so I ordered a kit with four replacements from PolkAudio for $8.

Other Thoughts: Supposedly these are just as good as newer versions. If you can get a pair of these you'll save yourself some money as opposed to buying the latest model. I'm not an audiophile but from what I can tell speakers really haven't changed that much in the last few decades.

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  • Scott B.
  • 2/1/2014 6:32:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent for the money

Pros: The price for a pair of these speakers is great! Playing movies sounds excellent. The highs are very clear. Shipping was fast, only took 3 days to get them and when I opened the box the feet of the speakers were intact and not broken as many have been according to other reviews. The grills were also in one piece and not broken as others have said. Great job New Egg!!!

Cons: These speakers are not the best for music. The highs are nice and clear, but the base is lacking. I'm not an expert by any means but my receiver may not have enough juice to push there potential. I have an older Denon receiver that's pushing around 75 to80 watts per channel.

Other Thoughts: These speakers are nice, but if you want more base I would opt for another brand. I guess you get what you pay for. In terms for speaker break in? i'm not really sure if I believe that the sounds will get better over time. To me that's like saying after 3 months your food tastes better out of the over after it is broken in..But then again i'm no expert...

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  • Robert P.
  • 2/1/2014 9:43:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat deal and sound great but wow they are big

Pros: Great sound for the money (on a deal day), look good, and has separate inputs for the 2 stages.

Cons: Big and honestly I think they are deeper than the spec. I'm used to large speakers, but with them being so narrow they are a little unstable and are an accident waiting to happen. Also I think the dimensions didn't take into account the feet that are on the speaker. Outside of that nothing bad to say other than the factory provided bridge for the two stages (speaker inputs) is too thin so you have to crank the terminals down more than I'm comfortable with.

Other Thoughts: Overall you can't go wrong if you have the room. They look silly for now, but once I get a book shelf between them it should be fine.

Only reason I didn't give them 4 is because they are a bit unstable and the terminal jumper sucks. Both are pretty easy fixes, but since it requires effort on my part that's an egg.

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  • Ryan C.
  • 1/24/2014 12:14:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Sounds excellent. Sturdy construction, and overall an advised purchase.

Cons: Shipping was bad. The front speaker grills were broke.

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  • Richard C.
  • 1/23/2014 8:01:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice but BIG!!!

Pros: nice looking, great sound

Cons: BIG...WAY BIG!!!!

Other Thoughts: I was in disbelief when the speakers arrived. I think the doorman at my condo nearly had a heart attack thinking of all the complaints these might generate.

I opened the boxes hoping it was mostly packing...NOT...well packed but the boxes nearly 5' tall were in fact the near height of the actual speakers.

I should have done more research, but I thought I was purchasing a similar speaker from two years ago that was only about 3' tall.

This is DEFINITELY NOT going to work for me.....completely throws off my room decor and dwarfs my furniture....looks terrible.

While I take most of the blame, Newegg did NOT have the dimensions in the SPECS...so beware of how large these speakers are.

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