S60 is a 2-way Passive Bass Reflex Floor-standing speaker by Polk Audio. It features a 1" Dome Tweeter and 3 x 6.5" Mica-reinforced polypropylene Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 26-40k Hz and a sensitivity of 90 dB. Polk S60 has an MSRP of 898$ per pair but can often be found around 790$ per pair.
Polk Audio later replaced S60 with ES60. Follow the link to read our in-depth comparison of these speakers:
Compare Polk S60 vs Polk ES60
S60 is a member of Polk Audio's Signature S series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
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Polk S60 has a Frequency response range of 26-40k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 20-300 watts. At a minimum frequency of 26 Hz, S60 will provide a deep bass that will probably satisfy majority of listeners, especially for music. Movie lovers and music listeners who likes to experience a full range response will still benefit from use of a subwooofer though.
To focus on the potential subwoofers that are in a similar price range with Polk S60, check the Powered Subwoofers under $1000. Alternatively, find theFull list of Powered Subwoofers regardless from the price.
Here we have a comparison of how S60's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
What is the Crossover frequency of Polk S60?
Crossover frequency of the S60 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.
Impedance and Sensitivity
Polk S60's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms and has a sensitivity of 90 dB.
Is the Polk Audio Signature S60 an easy to drive speaker?
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so Polk Audio Signature S60 is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
90dB of Polk Audio Signature S60 is an average sensitivity for stereo speaker so it is neither easy nor difficult to drive Sensitivity wise.
S60 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 S60 Speaker Size: Weight and Dimensions
Polk S60 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 44-1/2 x 11-3/4 x 15-3/4inch (1131.0 x 299.0 x 401.0mm ). Each speaker weighs 23.60kg / 51.9lbs.
Base Surface Area and Volume
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 S60 is approximately 1199.0cm2 / 185.8inch2.
To have a better perspective on the real life size of Polk S60, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the Polk S60 virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a media center to get a better idea about the size.
Here we have a comparison of how S60's weight compared with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
Polk S60 has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and Meddite MDF 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 S60 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 S60 is a bottom-firing port speaker
Polk S60 is available in Black.
S60 comes with anti-diffraction grilles in Black color choices. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound pass as clearly as possible.
What's in the Box of Polk S60?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of S60:
Floorstanding loudspeakerGrille (attached)4 Feet (pre-installed)Owners ManualOnline Product Registration
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the Polk Audio Signature S60, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Polk S60
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the Polk Audio Signature S60 speaker:
Official Brochure for Polk S60
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Polk Audio Signature S60 speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Polk S60
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.