Polk Audio Monitor 50 AM5025-A 2-Way Floorstanding Speaker (Single, Black)
- Magnetic shielding allows safe placement next to TVs and video monitors
- All MDF construction and extensive cabinet bracing ensure resonance-free enclosures
- Equipped with dual 5.25-inch bi-laminate composite dynamic-balance drivers
- Single 2-way floorstanding speaker that delivers high performance at a reasonable price
- Equipped with one 1-inch silk polymer-composite dynamic-balance dome tweeter
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- Brand Name: Polk Audio
- Model Number: AM5025-A
- Color: Black Oak
- Speaker Type: Floorstanding
- Speaker Amplification Type: Passive
From the Manufacturer
The Polk Monitor 50 utilizes a one-inch fabric and polymer-composite dynamic-balance dome tweeter with a powerful neodymium magnet structure that delivers a clear and detailed high frequency response for realistic reproduction of vocals and instruments, as well as dual 5.25-inch bi-laminate composite dynamic-balance drivers that are lightweight and stiff with good dampening for high efficiency, excellent bass and lower distortion. This unit's non-resonant all-MDF enclosure construction with 0.75-inch-thick baffles, and front-to-back and side-to-side internal bracing ensures cleaner and more lifelike sound quality. The Monitor 50 features crossovers that use Mylar bypass capacitors for more detailed high frequencies, five-way binding-post connectors for more secure hook-up options and bi-wiring and bi-amping flexibility, and magnetic shielding for safe placement on or near TVs and video monitors without causing video distortion. This unit includes a critically-tuned flared port that minimizes port noise for good low-frequency extension with minimal distortion, resulting in natural, full-bodied and rich-bass sound. Built for speed, sound and value, the Polk Monitor 50 is a great introduction to high-performance sound.
Color: Black Oak
Top Customer Reviews
These speakers will satisfy all but the most discerning ears. The treble is clear and I think it is just right. Some speakers have a brighter treble that some listeners really desire (klipsch speakers for example), these are more neutral sounding which I feel is more natural. The treble is in no way muted or muffled, it's just right. They are ported, which means certain bass frequencies will be accentuated and there will be a slight loss of detail as compared to most completely sealed cabinets. This port helps to make the speakers sound more full for home theater, but I find it undesirable for music as it over-accentuates certain lower frequencies. Certain bass notes will really resonant, while others taper off quite a bit. The frequency range is just low enough to vibrate your couch just a bit, but definitely lacking for any music that is bass heavy. They almost will work for rock, but if you like your kick drums to shake your walls, you will need a sub. In fact most people will want a sub. If your idea of rocking the house is turning up a beatles track, they will do just fine. I would guess the sound level tapers off heavily at about 70hz. They do say they go down to 56hz I believe, but I doubt they are pushing much air at all at 56hz. The mid-range is good.Read more ›
The Monitor 50 is basically identical to the Monitor 40 in terms of not only having the same two 5.25" mid-woofers and 1" silk tweeter, but surprisingly the much larger cabinet of the 50 does not seem to give you any extra bass extension: both the 40 and the 50 are listed by Polk as going down to 57Hz, which means that having a powered subwoofer is highly recommended, especially if you are using these speakers for home theater (DVDs)---and particularly if you watch a lot of big-budget action flicks where the subwoofer really makes or breaks your system, particularly in a large open space.
For critical music listening, the Polk Monitor is decent, but hardly anything to write home about.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought a pair of these speakers because I was enticed by the low price when Polk was closing these out. Read morePublished 11 months ago by raspeaker
Plenty of boring mid range, but no highs and no lows...wish I had waited till I could afford better. Save yourself some disappointment...Published on July 14, 2013 by J L.
I had these sitting in my closet because of the size constraints of my room and the lack of low end on them. Read morePublished on May 24, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I bought a set of M50's after looking at all the reviews. I bought the Onkyo 616 7.2 reciver and haven't wired it up yet. Waiting on my wires to come in. Read morePublished on February 27, 2013 by Eric Capasso
Bought 2 of these for my L & R speakers. They are LOUD and CLEAR! Don't waste any more time, just buy them!Published on February 26, 2013 by Lonnie E Johnson
Great speakers for a great price. It's that simple. The reviews speak for themselves about this product - and almost any Polk speaker. Read morePublished on February 19, 2013 by digital joe
I got a pair of Polk Monitor 50 series II (all black) from NE's BF deal for just $150 shipped. These speakers are very well built and nice looking. Read morePublished on November 28, 2012 by hkprince
Im using the monitor 70's for the front and the 50 for the back are a great match up. Would recomend to anyone.Published on November 28, 2012 by Brandon Hardee