Polk Audio Signature Elite ES60 is a 2-way Passive Bass Reflex Floor-standing speaker by Polk Audio. It features a 1" Soft-Dome Tweeter and 3 x 6.5" Mica-reinforced polypropylene Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 32-40k Hz and a sensitivity of 90 dB. Polk ES60 has an MSRP of 1098$ per pair but can often be found around 998$ per pair.
What size of room is the Polk ES60 speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the Polk ES60 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.)
Polk Audio replaced the older S60 with this model. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:
Compare Polk ES60 vs Polk S60
What are the speakers in Polk Audio's Signature Elite Series?
ES60 is a member of Polk Audio's Signature Elite series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
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What is the Frequency Response of the Polk ES60 speaker?
Polk ES60 has a Frequency response range of 32-40k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 50-300 watts. At a minimum frequency of 32 Hz, ES60 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 ES60, check out the Powered Subwoofers under $1500. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless of the price.
Here we have a comparison of how ES60's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Among the speakers in our database with a max MSRP price of 1500$ (Pair), these are the 2 Passive Floor-standing speakers that have the deeper bass levels than the Polk ES60's 32Hz:
What is the Crossover frequency of Polk ES60?
The Crossover frequency of the ES60 is set to 2500Hz. This is the threshold frequency where the higher frequency signals over this level are sent to the tweeter and the lower-frequency signals are sent to the woofer by the crossover component.
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the Polk ES60? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
Polk ES60's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms
and has a sensitivity of 90 dB
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard nominal impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so Polk Audio Signature Elite ES60 is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
90dB of Polk Audio Signature Elite ES60 is an average sensitivity for stereo speaker so it is neither easy nor difficult to drive Sensitivity wise.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the Polk ES60:
ES60 has 5-Way post type connectors and lets bi-amping/bi-wiring. Bi-wiring can provide improvements in the overall transparency of your loudspeakers by running separate speaker wires to the low & high frequency drivers from a single amplifier. Bi-amping allows the use of separate amplifiers for the high & low frequency drivers of your loudspeaker which may result in greater dynamic range & lower distortion.
Polk ES60 External Dimensions and Weight
Polk ES60 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 44-1/2 x 8-1/2 x 15-3/4inch (1131.0 x 216.0 x 401.0mm ).
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 ES60 is approximately 866.2cm2 / 134.3inch2.
To get a better perspective on the real life size of Polk ES60, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the Polk ES60 virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a media center to get a better idea about the size.
The Polk ES60 weighs 23.60kg / 51.9lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how ES60's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
Polk ES60 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 ES60 comes with 4 Feet (pre-installed)
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 ES60 is a bottom-firing port speaker
Polk ES60 is available in Black.
Does the Polk ES60 come with a Grille?
ES60 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 ES60?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of ES60:
Floorstanding loudspeakerGrille (attached)4 Feet (pre-installed)Owners ManualOnline Product Registration
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the Polk Audio Signature Elite ES60.
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Polk Audio Signature Elite ES60 speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Polk ES60
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.