$690 as reviewed
AT A GLANCE
Big sound, small price
Efficient and easy to drive
Proper surround sound at
a soundbar price
Black vinyl is the only finish
Polk’s T50 system is all about value with a capital V— delivering a real 5.1 experience including a powered subwoofer and floorstanding tower speakers at a soundbar price.
“What this country needs is a really good five-cent cigar.”—Thomas R. Marshall
American vice presidents aren’t usually remembered for much, but Woodrow Wilson’s VP Thomas R. Marshall will always be remembered for saying that America needed
good cheap cigars. If you figure in a hundred years of inflation, Marshall’s five-cent cigar would still be well under a buck today, so clearly he was a man who wanted real value for the money. With that in mind, I reckon that if Marshall were alive today, he would be a huge fan of the Polk T Series speaker system.