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Polk Audio Monitor Series New Monitor 65T Three-Way Ported Floorstanding Loudspeaker (Black) Single

  • Total Frequency Response: 38Hz-25kHz
  • Upper -3dB Limit: 24 kHz
  • Lower -3dB Limit: 48 Hz
  • 8 Ohms 20-200 watts per channel
  • 90 dB
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The name "Monitor" adorned the speakers that first made Polk famous. Monitor means simple, sturdy construction, clear, accurate sound, powerful bass and superior imaging (all at a surprising price). This new Monitor 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 look that complements today's flat screen technology, with wood grain finishes and modern Titanium faces. Built for sound quality and value, the Monitor Series is a great introduction to high performance sound.

The Monitor 65T is a three-way ported floorstanding loudspeaker that achieves a great compromise between size and performance (performance always comes out on top). With a high efficiency enclosure design, the 65T reveals the classic Polk sound (open, spacious and clear) even when driven by modestly-powered amplifiers and receivers. For stereo music, or big home theater front-stage thrills.

  • newegg Monitor-Grade Sound 1-inch (25mm) silk/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. Three 5 1/4-inch composite Dynamic Balance drivers are lightweight and stiff with good damping for high efficiency, excellent bass and lower distortion. Multiple small-diameter driver design delivers wide dispersion, better mid-range, and more detailed bass response for an open, box-less, three-dimensional sound.
  • newegg Refined Bass Port 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 Finest Crossover Circuit Crossovers use Mylar bypass capacitors for more detailed high frequencies.
  • newegg Sophisticated MDF Cabinet Non-resonant all-MDF enclosure construction with 3/4-inch thick baffles ensures cleaner, clearer, more lifelike sound quality. Tower models feature additional front-to-back and side-to-side internal bracing for further reduced resonance.
  • newegg Top Class Construction Dual 5-way binding post connectors allow for more secure hook-up options, as well as bi-wiring and bi-amping flexibility.
  • newegg Built to Last All Polk products are made using the best materials and the most advanced manufacturing techniques. They pass the industry’s most exhaustive quality tests, including drop testing, extreme signal response and UV & salt exposure testing. Polk loudspeakers are built to perform for a lifetime.



The name "Monitor" adorned the speakers that first made Polk famous. Monitor means simple, sturdy construction, clear, accurate sound, powerful bass and superior imaging (all at a surprising price). This new Monitor 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 look that complements today's flat screen technology, with wood grain finishes and modern Titanium faces. Built for sound quality and value, the Monitor Series is a great introduction to high performance sound.

The Monitor 65T is a three-way ported floorstanding loudspeaker that achieves a great compromise between size and performance (performance always comes out on top). With a high efficiency enclosure design, the 65T reveals the classic Polk sound (open, spacious and clear) even when driven by modestly-powered amplifiers and receivers. For stereo music, or big home theater front-stage thrills.

  • newegg Monitor-Grade Sound 1-inch (25mm) silk/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. Three 5 1/4-inch composite Dynamic Balance drivers are lightweight and stiff with good damping for high efficiency, excellent bass and lower distortion. Multiple small-diameter driver design delivers wide dispersion, better mid-range, and more detailed bass response for an open, box-less, three-dimensional sound.
  • newegg Refined Bass Port 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 Finest Crossover Circuit Crossovers use Mylar bypass capacitors for more detailed high frequencies.
  • newegg Sophisticated MDF Cabinet Non-resonant all-MDF enclosure construction with 3/4-inch thick baffles ensures cleaner, clearer, more lifelike sound quality. Tower models feature additional front-to-back and side-to-side internal bracing for further reduced resonance.
  • newegg Top Class Construction Dual 5-way binding post connectors allow for more secure hook-up options, as well as bi-wiring and bi-amping flexibility.
  • newegg Built to Last All Polk products are made using the best materials and the most advanced manufacturing techniques. They pass the industry’s most exhaustive quality tests, including drop testing, extreme signal response and UV & salt exposure testing. Polk loudspeakers are built to perform for a lifetime.


Learn more about the Polk Audio New Monitor 65T

Model

Brand
Polk Audio
Series
Monitor Series
Model
New Monitor 65T

Spec

Sold As
Single
Driver Units
Tweeter Diameter: 1" (2.54cm), Dynamic Balance silk/polymer composite dome
Midrange Diameter: 5 1/4" (13.34cm), Dynamic Balance bi-laminate composite cone driver
Power Rating
20-200 watts per channel
Frequency Response
Total Frequency Response: 38Hz-25kHz
Upper -3dB Limit: 24 kHz
Lower -3dB Limit: 48 Hz
Nominal Impedance
8 Ohms
Sensitivity
90 dB
Connectors
Dual 5-way binding posts inputs

Features

Color
Black

Spec

Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions: 37" H x 7" W x 12 1/16" D
Weight (each): 31 lbs.

Features

Features
The Monitor 65T is a great compromise between size and performance (performance always comes out on top). With a high efficiency enclosure design, the 65T reveals the classic Polk sound (open, spacious and clear) even when driven by modestly-powered amplifiers and receivers. For stereo music, or big home theater front-stage thrills.

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Warranty

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


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  • William S.
  • 4/4/2014 3:57:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBad Tweeter--But Great Customer Service

This review is from: Polk Audio Monitor Series New Monitor 65T Three-Way Ported Floorstanding Loudspeaker (Black) Single

Pros: Great Bank for the Buck..Great sound..I bought these after having a pair of TSI-300's as an upgrade..I'm pushing them with an Onkyo TX-SR707 (100 watts per channel)..they sound incredible, but you really should have a powered sub woofer..Not a lot of meat on the bottom end, but I expected that. Very clean..I think my next Polk's I'll spend the money and go with the Rti's--Been very happy with these

Cons: Bad Tweeter or Cross-over..The tweeter on one speaker as gone out twice in three months..Not a problem for the first year I owned these...I don't even crank this thing..Polk Customer service as been exceptional dealing with this..without question, Tweeters have been mailed out for replacement..My Tech Rep and myself are trying to figure out the issue..They are prompt and professional in their responses and don't leave you hanging with issues..That alone speaks volumes nowadays (no pun intended!!)

Other Thoughts: I'll continue buying polk speakers--although, I think i'm gonna drop some real money on my next round..maybe in a year or so...I'd give these a 5 egg rating if it wasn't for the tweeter issue.

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  • Vickie C.
  • 3/25/2014 10:23:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Speakers :D

This review is from: Polk Audio Monitor Series New Monitor 65T Three-Way Ported Floorstanding Loudspeaker (Black) Single

Pros: Great Price!
Easy Setup!
Cherry color is awesome!

Cons: Can't think of one!

Other Thoughts: Anyone looking for new speakers should seriously give the 65T's a listen... for the sale price how could you go wrong?

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  • Luis M.
  • 3/14/2014 9:50:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome speakers!!

This review is from: Polk Audio Monitor Series New Monitor 65T Three-Way Ported Floorstanding Loudspeaker (Black) Single

Pros: Great sound at highs, mids, and lows. Can definitely get away without using a sub as long as you properly configure your receiver.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Bought these for $129. each and could not be happier with such a great deal. I compared these to some higher end models and the sound quality is nearly identical..

Anybody that says these speakers don't sound good must seriously be technology challenged and must not know how to set up an audio system.

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  • Jason H.
  • 3/13/2014 11:52:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLacking overall

This review is from: Polk Audio Monitor Series New Monitor 65T Three-Way Ported Floorstanding Loudspeaker (Black) Single

Pros: The footprint is small and they are visually appealing, hence the 2 eggs.

Cons: Sound is not so great. Bass is non-existing, and the sound is hollow. I expected more but was dissatisfied with every aspect of the sound the speakers attempted to put out. It is not my receiver because my older Wharfdale and new Klipsch speakers sound soooo much better than the Polks. I put them back in the box and they are now in storage, just in case I need them for a party.

Other Thoughts: I purchased a set of these Polks and they were no comparison to the 10 year old Wharfdale speakers I had. I immediately bought a pair of Klipsch Synergy F-30. Those are nice, very nice. Do not waste your time with these Polks, spend the extra $$ and get a pair of the Klipsch. I now have learned a lesson in life, buy Klipsch, not Polk.

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  • Cory B.
  • 3/2/2014 4:32:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat speakers

This review is from: Polk Audio Monitor Series New Monitor 65T Three-Way Ported Floorstanding Loudspeaker (Black) Single

Pros: I bought these thinking they were 6 1/2 drivers just one less speaker then the 75t but when i realized how great they sounded i was very impressed and would definitely buy again. Matched with a Denon e300 and a Polk PSW10 sub

Cons: None that i can think of

Other Thoughts: They took a bit to break in but once they did ohhh man they sound great, i took bout 3-5 days of 6-8 hours with mine

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  • Lamar T.
  • 2/27/2014 2:41:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Polk Audio Monitor Series New Monitor 65T Three-Way Ported Floorstanding Loudspeaker (Black) Single

Pros: Great sounding speaker for the price. Shipping was fast and product was in great condition.

Cons: I purchased this while on sale and rebate stated you would receive $50 off each with mail in rebate. Rebate is misleading I bought two speakers and only received a $50 gift card instead of $100 like stated when purchased. Just could have been better stated but overall a good purchase.

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  • Jamey C.
  • 1/12/2014 12:46:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing not-so-little speakers!

This review is from: Polk Audio Monitor Series New Monitor 65T Three-Way Ported Floorstanding Loudspeaker (Black) Single

Pros: Crisp, clear sound. Will easily more than fill your average living room, and even most of our 1100sq ft home.. Even without a subwoofer, these things are great for starting your home audio setup.

They can be bi-amped if you have a newer amplifier that will support it. My older Kenwood doesn't. What that basically means, is it will put the highs through the upper speakers, and the lows through the lowers. Gives the impression of having a semi subwoofer. But even without it, these things can make your ears bleed if you have a powerful enough amp!

Make sure you have decent speaker wire, and these things will be a treat, and a great starter set. They are kind of slim too, so they don't tent to stand out too much, which is kind of nice.

Sounds like we are at the theatre any time we watch TV now. Next up will be a sub! Then maybe a little surround...

Cons: As with any true speaker, make sure the wires have good contact to the speaker posts or you might scare yourself a little thinking you have a defective speaker like I did.

Other Thoughts: Nothing to complain about here. Very respectable set that will be suitable for most home audio setups at a great price, even without a sub! The brand is well known, too.

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  • Matt B.
  • 12/22/2013 6:44:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPreferred over Infinity primus

This review is from: Polk Audio Monitor Series New Monitor 65T Three-Way Ported Floorstanding Loudspeaker (Black) Single

Pros: I bought a pair of these 65ts on sale for $150 each. My original plan was to get a pair of these for the front mains and then switch them to side surrounds when the 75ts went on sale again for my ht setup.

A few weeks later, I read reviews on the infinity primus p363s and decided to switch my build to infinity, moving my polks into the guest room where my gf and i have our PC's. I was honestly disappointed with the infinity speakers, especially with instrumental music.

I should have kept my build full Polk. I had these paired with a psw505 and loved the combo. Right now my 505 is in with the infinitys and I have my 65ts with a 6" technics sub I got dirt cheap used with my cheap used starter pioneer build. I'm running them with the used pioneer vsx-515 and they still sound great.

Cons: Cons are very few, considering the pricetag. I prefer real wood, but that would definitely up the price, so not truly a con. I do wish the series offered a tower with multiple driver sizes.

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  • Charles M.
  • 12/17/2013 5:10:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Speakers for the Price

This review is from: Polk Audio Monitor Series New Monitor 65T Three-Way Ported Floorstanding Loudspeaker (Black) Single

Pros: Great sound, good range and really fill up my room with sound, especially for the price i got them for

Cons: The cover that attached to the front of the speakers to hide the cones is ugly and should be removed upon reciept

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  • Rupa R.
  • 12/14/2013 10:46:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHorrible speakers for their price

This review is from: Polk Audio Monitor Series New Monitor 65T Three-Way Ported Floorstanding Loudspeaker (Black) Single

Pros: None

Cons: These speakers are horrible and a pain to setup with the audio receiver. I have a Pioneer 1021-K receiver which was previously hooked to JBL bookshelf speakers. I also have a Polk subwoofer PSW 110. And my system sounded absolutely amazing (I got complements from whoever watched a movie in my media room). Until recently when I changed my front speakers to install these Polk Audio Monitor 65T tower speakers (based on the good reviews). I re-calibrated my Pioneer (using full auto MACC procedure). And the system has been behaving strangely since then. My subwoofer will not get power from the receiver (though I have changed the speaker setting to SMALL with Crossover frequency set to 80Hz).
I got these tower speakers for $92 each during one of the Thanksgiving deals on this site. So I don't see a point in returning them as return shipping will cost me half the price of the speakers. But if I had the option, I would return them right away.
I'd probably switch back to my old JBL bookshelf speakers.
Don't waste your money on these (or may be any) tower speakers. Beyond a point your ears can not distinguish sounds of music. I'd suggest to order a good set of surround bookshelf style speaker systems (such as JBL) and stick with it.

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