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Polk Audio Monitor Series New Monitor 25C Two-Way Center Channel Loudspeaker (Cherry) Single

  • Total Frequency Response: 50Hz-25kHz
  • Upper -3dB Limit: 24 kHz
  • Lower -3dB Limit: 60 Hz
  • 8 Ohms 20-175 watts per channel
  • 90 dB
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Classic performance is redefined.

Polk's Monitor Series has been the gold standard of speakers since the 1970's. The new Polk Audio Monitor series is a quality-built, affordable line of high performance loudspeakers for music and home theater. Among the new Monitor series speakers, the Monitor 25C is a high efficiency center channel speaker which delivers more detailed high frequency response for more realistic imaging. The heavy duty enclosure is reversible for more flexible placement options above or below your television. The Monitor 25C is available with black and cherry wood grain finish, with titanium faces. The stylish look complements today’s flat screen technology.

  • newegg Multiple small-diameter driver design The Monitor 25C is equipped with three small-diameter drivers (one 1-inch dome tweeter and dual 5 1/4-inch midrange drivers). This design delivers wide dispersion, better mid-range, and more detailed bass response for an open, "box-less" three-dimensional sound. Plus, crossovers use Mylar bypass capacitors for more detailed high frequencies.
  • newegg Enclosure enables greater sound and flexible placement Non-resonant all-MDF enclosure construction with 3/4-inch thick baffles ensures cleaner, clearer, more lifelike sound quality. Enclosure is reversible for optimal placement above or below your television screen.
  • newegg Dual 5-way binding post connectors Dual 5-way binding post connectors allows for more secure hook-up options, as well as bi-wiring and bi-amping flexibility.
  • newegg Critically tuned flared 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 Prolonged lifetime All Polk products 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 25C

Model

Brand
Polk Audio
Series
Monitor Series
Model
New Monitor 25C

Spec

Type
Center Channel Speaker
Sold As
Single
Driver Units
Tweeter Diameter: 1" (2.54cm), Dynamic Balance silk/polymer composite dome
Midrange Diameter: 6 1/2" (16.51cm)x2, Dynamic Balance bi-laminate composite cone driver
Power Rating
20-175 watts per channel
Frequency Response
Total Frequency Response: 50Hz-25kHz
Upper -3dB Limit: 24 kHz
Lower -3dB Limit: 60 Hz
Nominal Impedance
8 Ohms
Sensitivity
90 dB
Connectors
5-way binding posts inputs

Features

Color
Cherry

Spec

Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions: 8 1/4" H x 21 1/4" W x 10" D (20.96cm H x 53.98cm W x 25.40cm D)
Weight (each): 17 lbs.

Features

Features
Not only does this high efficiency center channel speaker design deliver more detailed high frequency response for more realistic imaging, but the heavy duty enclosure is reversible for more flexible placement options above or below your television.

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Volen D.
  • 8/10/2014 7:46:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat center speaker. Clear sound. Awesome deal!

Pros: I only post reviews when I really like something, or when I hate it! This channel speaker falls into the 1st category big time!
I've been using it for about 10 days. The speaker is great. I have it paired with Monitor 50s and it tends to overpower them a bit but when you play around with the receiver's settings that can change. I have mine reduced to -4db and this makes them on par. The voice quality is very clear, the speaker does need some break in time to truly shine - it is getting better and better. Here's a shortlist of pros:
- Price (got mine for ~130)
- Weight (in my book this means quality!)
- Sound is full and clear. Watching TV is great, I no longer need to put on the subtitles, I can hear every detail
- This thing is built like a tank, and it can take up to 175W so if you do't overpower or underpower it (google about clipping) you will enjoy it for a long time.

Cons: The speaker is huge, really! For me this isn't a con at all as I have a stand above the TV and it sounds amazing from there. Also due to the shape of it, if you have a hard floor surface, you can leave it under the TV but upside-down and it will face upward at a distance of about 6-7 feet it will be at the perfect level. But again, for some the large size may be a problem.

Other Thoughts: This speaker is large, inefficient (meaning that it needs lots of power) and relatively cheap but produces excellent sound that fills my entire room (25x20) and is has a great build quality. I am powering it with Marantz SR5008 (100 WPC @ 8 ohm) and I am able to turn it up to levels that I can't tolerate for more than a minute or two. I can also turn it way down - and still hear clear dialog. Is there something better? No doubt, but it is a great deal and I suspect that once reviews pick up and it becomes popular, price will go up!

Polk audio speakers in general are inefficient (at 90db) and cheaper than the competition but have excellent build quality if you have enough power to drive them you will be amazed at how awesome they sound!

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  • Stephen S.
  • 1/15/2014 3:06:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Center Channel Speaker

Pros: Excellent sound and voice production, crisp clear vocals and a lot more bass than you will get from other center channel speakers. Matches my 75T speakers really well. I compared this to my Martin Logan Motion 8 Center Channel that costs 2-3 times what the 25C costs and they sound extremely close, but the Polk is more full bodied sound, it just depends on what you are looking for in a center. The 25C is a "full sound spectrum" whereas other centers may be more mids and highs only. I tested it in my 20 x 20 family room with Polk Tower 75Ts (from Newegg) and did not have to turn it up very much, the projection in the room was great at all volumes. Got it in about 3-4 days from Newegg in perfect condition. Love it so far.

Cons: None at this point. It is very large so you need to make sure you have the space. It fits very well on a table below my screen in my media room.

Other Thoughts: As compared to other centers, I think this has a much wider sound spectrum due to the 2 6 1/2 inch woofers and the rear port. It has a high quality feel to it and weighs almost 20 pounds, representative of quality construction for a solid and deep overall sound.

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  • Andrew G.
  • 10/15/2013 6:31:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice center channel speaker

Pros: Excellent sound quality and very clear. Cherry finish is attractive to boot. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone on a budget looking for good speakers.

Cons: None so far; will update my review if any issues crop up.

Other Thoughts: As others have pointed out, this is a large speaker (not a bad thing at all). I got this on sale with Polk New Monitor 75T pair (front sides), 65T pair (rear/sides), and 45B bookshelf speakers (for additional surround or height channels).

I was originally looking at Klipsch Reference speakers, but could not justify the cost at this time. This setup cost me roughly half of that, so I'm very happy.

Paired these New Monitors with a Sony STR-DN1040 AVR, which was rated as the top performing mid-range AVR of 2013.

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  • John M.
  • 4/22/2013 11:33:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat center!

Pros: I just added this center to what was a 2.1 setup I have promonitor 70s as fronts and this speaker brought my setup to a whole new levels vocals for movies and music are nice and clear this speaker sounds great!

Cons: It is huge, this could be an issue for some, however not a real con just something to watch out for.

Other Thoughts: Buy it! You won't regret it especially when its as low as $130.

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