Our take on the Polk Audio TSx550T
by Crutchfield's Dave Bar
Rock the house
Are you ready to take your movies and music to a higher level? Polk Audio's TSx550T will take you there. This powerful floor-standing speaker delivers sparkling-clear highs, dynamic mids, and deep, solid bass ready to fill larger home entertainment spaces. Each tower boasts two 8" woofers for authoritative bottom end, two 5-1/4" mid/woofers for clear, lifelike midrange, and a 1" silk/polymer dome tweeter with smooth, ear-pleasing highs. Pick up a pair of these towers for your main left and right home theater speakers, or use them on their own for a rockin' stereo music setup.
Designed and built for exceptional performance
Polk carefully builds the TSx-series speakers using advanced manufacturing techniques and high-quality materials — they put a lot into them so you get a lot out of them. Each one boasts Polk's exclusive Dynamic Balance® drivers — a bi-laminate design of fiber-infused polymers sandwiched together to form a strong yet highly efficient lightweight cone for natural, low-distortion sound. Polk puts these advanced drivers through extensive testing to find and eliminate resonance points, ensuring that everything you listen to sounds clean and accurate.
Polk also paid special attention to the TSx crossovers, using a high-performance design with premium parts like Mylar bypass capacitors to deliver smooth and extended high-frequency details. Even the enclosures contribute to great sound. Their attractive cabinets use non-resonant MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) and non-parallel curved side panels to create a rigid, acoustically inert structure that effectively reduces audible coloration.
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bass-reflex (ported) design
frequency response: 36-24,000 Hz (-3dB)
recommended amplifier power: 20-300 watts
1" silk/polymer Dynamic Balance® dome tweeter
two 5-1/4" Dynamic Balance bi-laminate composite midranges
two 8" Dynamic Balance bi-laminate composite woofers with butyl rubber surrounds
impedance: 8 ohms
sensitivity: 91 dB
front-firing tuned port makes speaker less sensitive to room placement and allows closer placement to a wall
dual 5-way gold-plated binding posts allow bi-wiring or bi-amping
woodgrain vinyl finish
11-7/16"W x 42-15/16"H x 16-5/16"D
weight: 50 lbs