Polk Audio Signature Elite ES35 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 6 x 3" mica-reinforced polypropylene Dynamic Balance Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 66-40k Hz and a sensitivity of 89 dB. Polk ES35 has an MSRP of 399$ but can often be found around 339$ per pair.
What size of room is the Polk ES35 speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the Polk ES35 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 Signature Elite Series?
ES35 is a member of Polk Audio's Signature Elite series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
Polk Audio Signature Elite Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the Polk ES35 speaker?
Polk ES35 has a Frequency response range of 66-40k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 20-150 watts. At a minimum frequency of 66 Hz, it is hard to expect a strong bass response from ES35 so depending on your intended use, using a subwoofer will significantly help to widen the response range.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with Polk ES35, check out the Powered Subwoofers under $500. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless of the price.
Here we have a comparison of how ES35's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Center Channel Speakers
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What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the Polk ES35? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
Polk ES35's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms
and has a sensitivity of 89 dB
Center Channel Speakers
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard nominal impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so Polk Audio Signature Elite ES35 is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
89dB of Polk Audio Signature Elite ES35 is an average sensitivity for stereo speaker so it is neither easy nor difficult to drive Sensitivity wise.
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ES35 features 5-Way post type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring are not possible.
Polk ES35 External Dimensions and Weight
Polk ES35 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 4-3/16 x 24-7/16 x 6-1/16inch (107.0 x 621.0 x 154.0mm ).
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 ES35 is approximately 956.3cm2 / 148.2inch2.
The Polk ES35 weighs 6.36kg / 14lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how ES35's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
Polk ES35 has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and a MDF, Wood-grain vinyl finish. 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 ES35 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 ES35 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 ES35 is available in Black, Walnut and White.
Does the Polk ES35 come with a Grille?
ES35 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 ES35 is magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
What's in the Box of Polk ES35?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of ES35:
LCR loudspeakerGrille (attached)4 Self-adhesive rubber feetWall-mount templateOwners ManualOnline Product Registration
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.