Monitor XT12 is a Ported type Powered Subwoofer by Polk Audio with a frequency range of 24-160 Hz. It features 1 x 12" Bi-laminate paper Woofer, and powered by a 50 watts amplifier.
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Polk Monitor XT12 has a Frequency response range of 24-160 Hz at ±3dB. With the help of its 1 x 12-inch driver and 50 watts RMS amplifier, the Monitor XT12 can go as low as 24 Hz which doesn't quite offer full range sound (20Hz-2kHZ) but it gets really close.
Here we have a comparison of how Monitor XT12's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Among all subwoofers in our database with a max MSRP price of 500$, these are the 1 Powered Subwoofer models that can reach deeper bass levels than the Polk Monitor XT12's 24Hz:
Polk Monitor XT12 has a variable Low-pass filter (LFP) which lets you choose a frequency level between 80-160 Hz in order to block any frequencies above that point from reaching the amplifier.
Polk Monitor XT12 also features a High-pass filter (HFP) working at N/A Hz, used to block any frequencies below that point.
Inputs and Outputs
- PreampLevel Inputs: Stereo RCA/LFE
- SpeakerLevel Inputs: Spring-clip
- SpeakerLevel Outputs: Spring-clip
- Wireless: Spring-clip
Polk Monitor XT12 External Dimensions and Weight
Polk Monitor XT12 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 16-7/16inch x 16-1/16inch x 19-1/16inch (418.0 x 408.0 x 485.0mm ).
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 Monitor XT12 is approximately 1978.8cm2 / 306.7inch2.
To get a better perspective on the real life size of Polk Monitor XT12, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the Polk Monitor XT12 virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a media center to get a better idea about the size.
The Polk Monitor XT12 weighs 17.73kg / 39lbs. Weight of a subwoofer is an important factor when you need to move and reposition the unit often to find the optimal positioning, also known as 'Subwoofer Crawling'. Here is a comparison of how Monitor XT12's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
Polk Monitor XT12 has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet. Ported subwoofers are generally accepted to be more suitable for home theatre systems whereas the sealed designs are preferred for music oriented systems.
Polk Monitor XT12 is a front-firing port speaker , which gives you more flexibility compared to rear firing speakers when you need to place it close against a wall or other surfaces.
Does the Polk Monitor XT12 come with a Grille?
Monitor XT12 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 Monitor XT12?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Monitor XT12:
Black powered subwoofer6.5-feet AC power cordGrilleOwners ManualOnline registration card
3 Years of parts warranty and 3 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.