Polk Audio Monitor XT70 is a 2-way Passive Passive Radiator Floor-standing speaker by Polk Audio. It features a 1" dome Tweeter and 2 x 6.5" Bi-laminate paper Woofer. XT70 also employs two 8-inch passive radiators. The speaker has a frequency range of 35-40k Hz and a sensitivity of 86 dB. Polk XT70 has an MSRP of 698$ per pair.
XT70 also gives the user optional Dolby Atmos capability by equipping the unit with upward-firing Dolby Atmos drivers.
What size of room is the Polk XT70 speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the Polk XT70 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.)
What are the speakers in Polk Audio's Monitor XT Series?
XT70 is a member of Polk Audio's Monitor XT series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
Polk Audio Monitor XT Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the Polk XT70 speaker?
Polk XT70 has a Frequency response range of 35-40k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 25-200 watts. At a minimum frequency of 35 Hz, XT70 will provide a deep bass that will probably satisfy majority of listeners, especially for music. Movie lovers and music listeners who like to experience a full range response will still benefit from the use of a subwooofer though.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with Polk XT70, check out the Powered Subwoofers under $750. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless of the price.
Here we have a comparison of how XT70's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the Polk XT70? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
Polk XT70's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms
and has a sensitivity of 86 dB
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard nominal impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so Polk Audio Monitor XT70 is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
With a sensitivity level of only 86 dB, Polk Audio Monitor XT70 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 XT70:
XT70 features 5-Way post type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring are not possible.
Polk XT70 External Dimensions and Weight
Polk XT70 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 40-9/16 x 10-13/16 x 13-3/8inch (1031.0 x 275.0 x 340.0mm ).
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 XT70 is approximately 935.0cm2 / 144.9inch2.
The Polk XT70 weighs 15.91kg / 35lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how XT70's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
Polk XT70 has a Passive Radiator
type cabinet and a MDF, Vinyl finish.
Polk XT70 is available in Black.
Does the Polk XT70 come with a Grille?
XT70 comes with 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.
What's in the Box of Polk XT70?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of XT70:
Floorstanding loudspeakerGrille (attached)Owners ManualOnline Product Registration
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.