Polk Audio has released what will be replacing their existing series (TSI Series) with the new revamped TSX Series Loudspeakers. Polk says that the new series will bring a whole host of audio improvements.
New improvement will include new voicing, with an emphasis on the accurate reproduction of high frequencies that is so critical to the uncompressed high-resolution of today’s Blu-ray discs, as well as improved bass thanks to a shift from 5.25” drivers to new 6.5” specially formulated fibrous bilaminate substrate cones made of pulp infused special polymer compounds that improve stiffening without adding mass.
At the head of the line is the new TSx 550T, a flagship tower speaker featuring a 1" Dynamic Balance® Tweeter, two 5.25” midrange/mid bass drivers, in a new three-way design that includes two 8-inch low frequency drivers with a 3" front firing flared port, all for just $999 per pair.
The TSx 440T features the same 1" Dynamic Balance® Tweeter as the 550T, along with three 6.5" midrange drivers and a 3" front firing flared port, for $699 per pair. The TSx 330T, which relies on a 1” tweeter and 3" front firing flared port, with two 6.5" midrange drivers, will list at $499 per pair.
Other new models include two new bookshelf speakers—the TSx 220B featuring a 1” tweeter and 6.5” driver and TSx 110B featuring a 1” tweeter and 5.25” driver at $299/pair and $199/pair, respectively—as well as two center channel speakers, both of which feature Dynamic Balance Tweeters . The TSx 150C features the line's 1" Dynamic Balance® Tweeter with a pair of 5.25" midrange drivers and a 2" inch rear firing flared port for $199 each; the TSx 250C boasts a larger cabinet to make room for its pair of 6.5" midrange drivers, and also features a 2" inch rear firing flared port, for $299.
All of the TSx series speakers come with high-quality five-way binding post speaker connections—single connections for the center channels and bookshelves; dual bi-wirable speaker connections for the towers—and a choice of Black Oak or Cherry finishes. The line is scheduled to debut in Q2 2013.
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