The Power of One: Five Soundbar Speaker Systems At A Glance & Measurements: Polk

At A Glance: Polk SurroundBar 50

Speaker: SurroundBar 50 speaker
Speaker Type: Two-way, ported
Tweeter (size in inches, type): 0.75, silk dome (3)
Woofer (size in inches, type): 3.5, composite cone (9)
Available Finishes: Gloss Black, Silver
Dimensions (W x H x D, inches): 51 x 4.5 x 5.1
Weight (pounds): 15
Price: $1,100

General Information
Polk Audio
(800) 377-7655

HT Labs Measures: Polk SurroundBar 50

This graph shows the quasi-anechoic (employing close-miking of all woofers) frequency response of the SurroundBar50 soundbar (purple trace). The left channel was measured with grille at a distance of 1 meter.

The SurroundBar50 soundbar’s listening-window response (a five-point average of axial and +/–15-degree horizontal and vertical responses) measures +2.12 /–3.49 decibels from 300 hertz to 10 kilohertz. The –3-dB point is at 139 Hz, and the –6-dB point is at 104 Hz.—MJP