Polk Audio Monitor XT35 is a 2-way Passive Bass Reflex Center Channel speaker by Polk Audio. Center channel speaker is an important component of a home theater system set-up as it delivers the listener significant part of the on-screen dialogue from your television. It features a 1" High-res dome Tweeter and 4 x 3" bi-laminate paper cone Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 57-40k Hz and a sensitivity of 87 dB. Polk XT35 has an MSRP of 299$ but can often be found around 229$ per pair.
What size of room is the Polk XT35 speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the Polk XT35 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various sizes of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
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(* Approximate Room sizes: Small < 100sq. ft / 9 m2, Mid-size: 100-220 sq. ft / 9-20 m2, Large 220-400 sq. ft / 20-36 m2, Very Large: > 400 sq. ft / 36 m2.
Average Floor Height: 9" / 2.7m. Typical room sizes differ from country to country, and the actual listening experience changes depending on floor height, room shape, surface materials, listening position, speaker locations, etc.)
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What is the Frequency Response of the Polk XT35 speaker?
Polk XT35 has a Frequency response range of 57-40k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 25-200 watts. At a minimum frequency of 57 Hz, Monitor XT35 will provide an average bass depth so depending on your use case, you may consider supplementing your system with a subwoofer.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with Polk XT35, check out the Powered Subwoofers under $300. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless of the price.
Here we have a comparison of how Monitor XT35's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
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What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the Polk XT35? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
Polk XT35's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms
and has a sensitivity of 87 dB
Center Channel Speakers
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard nominal impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so Polk Audio Monitor XT35 is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
With a sensitivity level of only 87 dB, Polk Audio Monitor XT35 is a difficult to drive speaker from Sensitivity perspective, make sure to choose an amplifier with a high output if you like listening to your music at high volume levels. You may especially have a hard time using Tube amplifiers which are traditionally very low power compared to Class A/B or Class D speakers.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the Polk XT35:
Monitor XT35 features 5-Way post type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring are not possible.
Polk XT35 External Dimensions and Weight
Polk XT35 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 4-3/16 x 24-7/16 x 5-9/16inch (107.0 x 621.0 x 142.0mm ).
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of Polk XT35 is approximately 881.8cm2 / 136.7inch2.
The Polk XT35 weighs 6.36kg / 14lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how Monitor XT35's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
Polk XT35 has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet. Bass Reflex type loudspeakers (aka Ported, Vented or Reflex Port) have enclosures that uses a port, hole or vent cut into the cabinet. Ported designs are generally more efficient than the Sealed designs.
Polk XT35 comes with 4 Self-adhesive rubber feet
which you can use to secure your loudspeaker on the surface that you are putting on. It is always recommended to use some kind of feet under all types of speakers. Besides limiting the movement of the speakers, it also compensates for non-flat surfaces and limits the contact surface area of the speaker. Rubber based feet also help isolating the vibrations within certain frequency ranges.
Polk XT35 is a rear-firing port speaker so you have to make sure you leave enough space between the back of the speaker and wall or bookshelf so that it has room to breathe.
Polk XT35 is available in Black.
Does the Polk XT35 come with a Grille?
Monitor XT35 comes with magnetic grilles. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound to pass as clearly as possible. Since the included grille of the Monitor XT35 is magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
What's in the Box of Polk XT35?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Monitor XT35:
Center-channel loudspeakerGrille (attached)4 Self-adhesive rubber feetOwners ManualOnline Product RegistrationWall-Mount Template
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the Polk Audio Monitor XT35.
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.