Originally Posted by Huskie35
Overall would you still recommend the Polk soundbar? Have you heard any others? How does it compare to those?
The only ones that I have heard were in the store, where to my ear, none of them sounded that great. It was a Circuit City and all of the bars were on a wall with a 20 foot ceiling, terrible place to listen to one. I have had a few Polk speakers and they have always served me well. And I know that if there are ever any problems, Polk has incredible customer service for parts and repairs. So, I just grabbed the Polk and figured we shall see when we get it home, and it is still here. You really need to get them into your listening area to really hear them.
My Polk bar does project well, and with the sub it can actually sound very good. Honestly I have no desire to replace it with anything else, it has good clarity in the center and the L/R mids get the job done, not real tight but not muddy sounding either. And they do handle the bass quite well, which really surprised me.
Like I said, I like it, it takes up little room and is virtually invisible in my room while actually sounding pretty darn good. I'll keep mine.
On edit... More info on the sound, when watching certain shows, you will hear a cell phone ring in the distance or some other common noise, you know what I mean. The Polk bar does a very good job of preserving those sounds, they are almost as clear on that little bar as they are on my HT setup in my basement. I am not saying it will blow your socks off, but it sounds much better than many here will tell you because they have only heard them in a store which is not the place to listen to one.
I own the original Polk bar, the 42" one seen here http://www.polkaudio.com/homeaudio/s...2-inch#42-inch
And it sounds better than these... http://www.polkaudio.com/homeaudio/rm2008/#rm95