Polk Audio S35
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  • Great for movies
  • Very clear sound
  • Good bass response
  • Looks nice without grill
  • A bit bright

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Another Polk Audio winner. Excellent bang for the buck.
I have owned the Polk RM6750 5.1 package for more than a few years. While overall a very fine mid range system, the center channel speaker was always the weak point in the system. I found myself continually making "sound level" adjustments to the center speaker to find a range where the satellites d...
5/5
A. Brattoli
5 years ago
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Best Center Speaker for Narrow Spaces
I'm not an audiophile, but I would say I have a good ear (multiple times in all-state and regional choirs each, continued in college in choir with the fine-arts majors). I have a good enough ear to name the people doing voices in cartoon movies (assuming I've seen them in other movies before), inclu...
5/5
joeytree
5 years ago
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Great sounding center and L/R channel speakers.
The S35 speakers sound great. HUGE improvement over my cheaper polk setup. I have three of these s53's for my center speaker and front L/R. they sound clear, and music/ dialogue are sharp. They are decently large, so and stick out from the wall a good six inches and weight about 14 pounds, so be awa...
5/5
Nrc
5 years ago
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Great speaker for use with the Mantle-mount
First off: This speaker sounds great. The overall sound is very balanced. It can also push a respectable amount of volume and bass for a 4" speaker. But the real reason I bought is that it is one of the few speakers on the market which you can attach to the Mantle-mount TV wall mount. I didn't want ...
5/5
ZapD
5 years ago
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I almost returned these.
In the beginning I wasn't real impressed. Went as far as printing the return label. But this is a gorgeous speaker when displayed without the grill. So I took a few days see if I could dial it in. I'm running 6 monitor 70's and Polk PSW 650 sub. Receiver is a Denon AVR-X2000. Capable of driving 95 w...
4/5
William V. Doyle
4 years ago
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Awful
I have no clue what all of these rave reviews are about. Perhaps these people have never heard other center channel speakers before?? The dialogue that comes out of the S35 is completely thin and flat. No depth whatsoever (almost like the TV speakers it was intended to enhance). My cheap L/R and sur...
1/5
O.P.T.
3 years ago
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Excellent center channel speaker!
I've only had the S35 for about a week now, but I definately am impressed with it. It sounds very bright and clear. For my scenario where my center channel is sitting directly infront of the tv on the stand it is absolutely perfect. I have a 65" LG OLED stand mounted and sitting on an entertainment ...
5/5
Jordan A. Wright
4 years ago
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Disappointed in bass responce
I ordered this center channel speaker for two reasons. First, I've been using a Pioneer SP-C22 which was too large to place directly below my TV and this units slim profile was perfect. The SP-C22 sells for less than 100 dollars. Secondly I liked the appearance which pairs nicely with my Elac UF5's ...
3/5
Barres
3 years ago
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Let it break in!
I started a return for this speaker, thats how much I hated the sound initially. I never gave much credence to a speaker breaking in, but wow what a difference. It's no longer as "tinny" and reproduces mid range much better. The voices almost sounded like they were coming from a phone at first, now ...
5/5
amaguy518
2 years ago
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GREAT NATURAL SOUND
I have a fairly nice home theater system but was lacking a good center channel speaker. The Polk Audio Signature Series S35 speaker with 6 drivers fits the bill. I use a Sony 5.2 receiver with Bose cubes and a 15 inch sub powered by a 500 what amp, a 10 inch sub powered by a 250 watt amp for mid bas...
5/5
Carl Hataway
1 year ago
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