Subwoofer positioning & adjustment

Boomy bass? Not sounding quite right? Follow these steps for the most accurate subwoofer performance. "It’s relatively easy to put a subwoofer into your system and hear more bass. What's difficult is making the subwoofer's bass integrate with the sound of your main speakers. A well-integrated subwoofer produces a seamless sound, no boomy thump, and natural reproduction of music. A poorly integrated subwoofer will sound thick, heavy boomy, and unnatural, calling attention to the fact that you have smaller speakers reproducing the frequency spectrum from the midrange up, and the big subwoofer putting out low bass." 

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Do I need to use my speaker grilles?

Some people love them, some people just don't. But do you know what effect they have on the sound you're hearing? To a lot of people, speaker grilles serve two minor purposes: one, to appease those that don't like the look of those beautiful drivers, and two, to keep nosey guests from touching them. And while these can be pretty important factors, there's a whole lot more to it than that.

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Get to know 5-way binding posts

All of our speakers use 5-way binding posts to get the best connection, however you choose to do so. But what does that mean exactly? Your receiver and amplifier are pumping out big power. Your thick low-gauge speaker wire is prepared to deliver all of it to your loudspeakers. How do you make sure that all that power and audio information makes it to the speaker intact? By having the best possible connection options at the speaker end. Polk gives you that, with professional-grade 5-way binding posts.

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Product reviews part II - amateur hour

All opinions are important when it comes to purchasing speakers. Do you trust consumer reviews?

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Getting to the truth of product reviews

The vast oceans of reviews are deep and murky waters. How do you know who you can trust?

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Getting the most out of your first high fidelity speakers

So you see some enticing speakers but don't have a clue what to do with them. Don't worry, we're here to help!

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Understanding speaker types

Speaker design isn't always an exact science. We're here to break down the different types and styles.

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What we're talking about when we say 'PowerPort Bass Technology'

You may have read or seen it here or there. Get the low down on one of our ground-shaking patents.

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Placing your speakers for the best performance

There's more to listening than plonking equipment in a room. Follow this guide for the best performance.

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The Truth About Power Ratings

Power ratings may look incomprehensible, but here's a couple tips for breaking them down.

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