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Polk Audio Monitor 30 AM3025-A 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Black)


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  • Pair of bookshelf 2-way speakers that delivers superior linearity, definition and sound imaging
  • One 5.25-inch bi-laminate composite dynamic-balance driver is lightweight and stiff to produce extensive bass and midrange clarity with lower distortion.
  • Equipped with one 1-inch silk polymer-composite dynamic-balance dome tweeter for crisp detailed high frequency response.
  • All MDF construction and extensive cabinet bracing ensure resonance-free enclosures
  • Built-in keyhole wall mounting brackets provides secure on-wall mounting

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Product Specifications

Brand NamePolk Audio
Color NameBlack
Peak Power Handling - Speakers100 watts

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Polk Audio
  • Model: AM3025-A
  • Color Name: Black
  • Speakers Maximum Output Power: 100 Watts
  • Width: 7 inches
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Product Details

  • Item Weight: 16 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 20.6 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0002ZSFTG
  • Item model number: AM3025-A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 28, 2005

Product Description

Product Description

The Polk Audio Monitor 30 2-way Bookshelf Speaker is a quality-built yet affordable, high-performance loudspeaker for music and home theater. The Polk Monitor 30 provides open, spacious and clear audio even when driven by modestly-powered amplifiers and receivers, and is voice matched for lifelike surround-sound environments. This monitor boasts a stylish look that complements today's flat screen technology, with a discreet black finish, and built-in keyhole wall mounting brackets for strong, secure on-wall mounting with no added brackets to buy.

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The Polk Audio Monitor 30 2-way Bookshelf Speaker is a quality-built yet affordable, high-performance loudspeaker for music and home theater. The Polk Monitor 30 provides open, spacious and clear audio even when driven by modestly-powered amplifiers and receivers, and is voice matched for lifelike surround-sound environments. This monitor boasts a stylish look that complements today's flat screen technology, with a discreet black finish, and built-in keyhole wall mounting brackets for strong, secure on-wall mounting with no added brackets to buy.

Polk Audio Monitor 30 in black
The Polk Audio Monitor 30 in black.

Key Features

  • High efficiency design allows the Monitor Series to reveal the classic Polk Audio sound (open, spacious and clear) even when driven by modestly-powered amplifiers and receivers.
  • 1-inch (25mm) 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.
  • 5 1/4-inch Bi-Laminate Composite Dynamic Balance Driver is lightweight and stiff with good damping for high efficiency, excellent bass and midrange clarity with lower distortion.
  • Small-diameter driver design 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 3/4"-thick baffles ensures cleaner, clearer, more lifelike sound quality.
  • Crossovers use Mylar bypass capacitors for more detailed high frequencies.
  • Dual Five-Way Binding Post Connectors, allowing for more secure hook-up options, as well as bi-wiring and bi-amping flexibility.
  • Monitor Series speakers are "modern living accessories" that make a stylish statement in either Black or Cherry wood grain finish, with Titanium faces.
  • Magnetically shielded for safe placement on or near TVs and video monitors with no risk of video distortion.
  • Built-in keyhole wall mounting brackets for strong, secure on-wall mounting with no added brackets to buy.
  • 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.

Specifications

  • Mid/Woofer: 5-1/4-inch Dynamic Balance bi-laminate composite cone driver, magnetically shielded
  • Tweeter: 1-inch Dynamic Balance silk/polymer composite dome, magnetically shielded
  • Inputs: Dual (bi-amp) 5 way binding posts
  • Mounting options: On-wall with built-in key hole slot
  • Enclosure type: Vented via rear panel flared port
  • Dimensions: 11 x 7 x 8-3/8 inches (HxWxD)

Customer Reviews

These speakers sound great!
Andrew
They have a clean, accurate sound with excellent highs and mids.
LoveMyToys
It is an awesome speaker and it is worth the money.
Sairam

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

44 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Mick_Under the Influence on May 4, 2009
Color Name: Black
First, don't be mislead by the price. The Polk Monitor 30 has great potenial and a huge bargain. A bookshelf with depth, in that it protrudes twelve inches from front to rear when placed on a wall, and, also, provides ample bass for its stature. It matches well with Polk's CS1 or CS10 center channel speaker for surround systems. It can be used as a both front and rear channels, or surround duties when paired with larger speakers in the Monitor line, the M40 bookshelf, and M50 or M60 tower speakers. It will stand out prominently from the wall when hung from it's bracket. On the opposite end of the hanging bracket, short legs keep the speaker evenly spaced from the wall and allow the rear port to breathe. The construction is excellent: 3/4 inch MDF, no hollow cabinet resonance, bevel, square, and not a hint of shoddiness.

Since both Polk's Monitor bookshelf and center channel speakers provide ample levels of bass, more flexibility in choosing a subwoofer crossover can be obtained than that of small satellite speakers and mini-bookshelf speakers. Crossover with a satellite speaker generally should be set no lower than the 120-150Hz area and mini-booshelfs around 90-100Hz, which is at the uppermost range of most subwoofers and where the location of bass frequencies becomes audible. Unless the sub is an ideal location, bass instruments may appear to be located in more than one location, or in the wrong location. The M30 can easily be adjusted down to the 60-80Hz area which eliminates potential localization issue. Of course the larger speaker size in the bookshelf can take more power and produce more volume than satellites, as well.

However, for front channel use the Monitor has limitations.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Bergholtz on January 8, 2008
Color Name: Cherry
I bought these speakers to compliment a new flat-panel TV in our living room, I chose the Monitor 30's because of their compact size along with Polk's good reputation for sound quality. They are fine little speakers, but are noticeably lacking in mid-range sound, even when accompanied by a sub (they are currently hooked up with a Polk PSW-10 sub). They offer great highs and the sub combination obviously supplies plenty of bass, but the lack of mids is distracting. My Athena AS-B2's sound WORLDS better and can be had for the same price elsewhere online. The Athenas are larger than the Polks but the sound is much, much richer and more versatile overall. Bottom line, the Monitor 30's are decent if you can find a good deal and if you need to save space.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By LoveMyToys on November 14, 2007
Color Name: Black
I have had the Monitor 30's for almost a year now and am incredibly impressed. Great bang for the buck (paid $140 on sale at CC). I am using these as fronts in my 7.1 surround set up, with Polk M10's as the surrounds and a Pioneer VSX-1018 avr and Sony 40S2010 LCD. I am still using a crappy jvc htib 60watt powered sub, but am planning on treating myself to a Avs123 X-sub for Christmas. :) Anyway, I am here to talk about the Polk M30. My set up is for a 15'x17'den. That's a fairly small room and I have a wife that agitated with overpowering sound (yeah, my love for audio equipment does not always over well). Although I would have loved to go for a floorstanding speaker, I agreed to stick to bookshelf size to keep my wife happy. The M30 certainly fit the bill. They have a clean, accurate sound with excellent highs and mids. The sound is linear and smooth, with a warm tone. If you like a brighter sounding speaker, these probably aren't for you and you might be better off with the Infinity Beta series. As far as bass goes, on my radio shack SLP, they drop as low as 50hz, which is pretty decent compared to most of the bookshelves I have heard and better than the specs indicate. Still, these speakers, by themselves don't produce enough bass depth for stand alone duty. You will need a decent sub that can make up for what the M30's lack and, given the m30 range, setting the crossover on the amp at 80 is the way to go with these babies.

These speakers are designed for a tonal match with all other speakers in the monitor line and the M10's are perfect for satellite duty. I would recommend spending a little extra for the Polk CS1 center over the CSM (returned it). As for a sub to match, CNET likes the match between the Polk PWS10 with the Monitor 30s (used in their test).
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By paul ramone on December 7, 2008
Color Name: Cherry Verified Purchase
I bought these a few months back because my old speakers were toast. I wasn't expecting much since the price is so low, but when new speakers become a necessity for a man with limited funds...

So, I get home late from a 12 hour work day and break these out for a test run and...

I'll be damned! These little unassuming boxes start pumping out the kind of perfect, flat-response sound that I have always figured could only come from sticking headphones over my ears. Even at low volumes things sound clear, articulate, direct.

Of course woofers this size won't work for a hip hop house quake, but that's more a special effect than accurate music reproduction. (I like some rap music, so don't misunderstand me here people.)

Also, deep rumbles from that dvd action movie will require a sub woofer most def, but that's a future purchase during better economic times.

As for other reviewers' complaints about "boomy" sound. I can only surmise that these people are suffering from a loss of high frequency hearing. These speakers come as close to the flat frequency reponse of my Grado and Sony headphones as any speakers I have heard. At any price. In fact, the best setting on my stereo is completely "flat" with no increase in bass or treble settings.

I have the speakers in a moderate sized, carpeted room, thus I am not entirely certain if larger speakers would be better in a large area. In the room I have them in, serious ear damage is just a twist of the volume knob away. And I have yet to find myself thinking that they sound tinny or small.

I have been listening to music through headphones for many years (I'm 38 years old) and loudspeakers have always seemed to me a compromise.
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