Polk Audio SRS 1.2TL Floorstanding Speakers

4.75/5 (28 Reviews)


Product Description

Eight 6-1/2" mid-woofers (four line source - four crosstalk cancelation), four 1" silver coil dome tweeters, and one 15" passive bass radiator per speaker with SDA technology.


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Long time Polk Fan a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 12, 2017

Bottom Line:   
A very over-rated speaker, that while a great value and it has very good sound, it is not nearly as good as many describe it to be.
I worked at an audio store for several years in the 80's to early 90's and we stocked most of the Polk speakers, along with several other brands.
They were very good sounding speakers, for sure, had decent deep bass and were able to play fairly loud. The woofers were *8* 6.5" units, that were fairly average, but combined in a huge box, allowed for some impressive bass and output.
But the exaggerations of how impressive they were come from Polk "Fanatics". They essentially were for the most part, the same sound you got from a far smaller Polk, as they used the same drivers, a very similar tweeter, and the same box construction etc.
Not saying they were bad at all, but they were not the smoothest sound, nor highly detailed or resolving.
B+W 801 was easily better, as another reviewer pointed out.
I think the "Idea" of the speaker was great, but in the end, it was still just eight, pedestrian small woofers with very limited excursion, not all that low distortion, nor really great in any way.
They have a very loyal following still, and I think partially the size and sheer complexity of them draw many in.
To sum up, GOOD sound, but really not the last word in anything. A big speaker with big sound, but not all that great really.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by radsman a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2004

Bottom Line:   
I bought these while stationed in Germany in 1991. They have delivered beautiful soundstaging and wonderful tonality for 13 years. First for music but more recently in my dedicated home theater. These are perfect for someone with a larger room or where 3D sound is a must. Their size and deep base response work very well for home theater. Although I have moved 6 or more times since I bought them and have had the chance to sell them many times I have kept them, dispite their size, purely for their tremendous 3D sound. I have bi-amped these with 2 Adcom 555II amps for a total of 400 watts per chanel. They are rated up to 1000 watts. Magnificent speakers.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   AAFES Nuernburg Germ



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by B Gardner a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I have owned these speakers since 1985. These are the best speakers I have ever listened to in the last 18 years bar none. I will not ever part with them. Sound stage is awesome bass 18hz, mids crystal clear, highs perfect. If your are fortunate enough to find a pair don't hesitate; they are worth twice the money.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Pawn Shop in MD



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rudy roffelsen a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: November 6, 2002

Bottom Line:   
after a 6 month search, i found a pair of POLK AUDIO 1.2 SRS SDA (not 1.2 TL).
i am floored with the smooth frequency response, fine detail and huge soundstage.
my system consists of; NAD S 100 preamp, NAD S 200 power amp, NAD S 500 cd player (siverline=top of the line) and a pair of INFINITY HPS 1000 subwoofers (1000 watts each). this is a true high end audio & home theater set up at a bagain price. i paid less than $ 6000 for everything!! EBAY.COM and AUDIOGON.COM are the places to shop!
if you are lucky enough to find a pair of these great speakers, (1.2 or 1.2TL), jump on it because these are hard to find!!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   private owner



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Shelvy Cleckley a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Dreamed of owning a pair of these for a ever when they were first advertised and after owning them never been disappointed. Paired them up with a Luxman MO5 Preamp and 2 Luxman MO5 Amps monoed per side. What words can I use to describe them they are musically impressive as they look more like an entertainmant center than a speaker closest to sound suround as you will get with 2 speakers. When paired up with a good recording you hear base behind you and sounds that seem 8' of to the side of the speaker. You have to own them to know them period.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $2800.00

Purchased At:   Warehouse Electronic




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