Polk Audio fx 500 Surround Speakers

fx 500

Surround Speakers

User Reviews (6)

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Rob Lowe   Audio Enthusiast [Mar 15, 2000]
Strength:

Beautiful room filling sound

Well I love My polks, I've got Rt800 CS300 psw140 and fx/500's. All powered by a Rotel RSX-965. These polks can fire a bullet directly behind you or at a 90 degree angle sounds awesome. I use them on the small setting and let the sub handle the below 80hertz. I have no reason to not recommend these to anyone looking to add some depth to their HT.

Similar Products Used: Cheap Old Kenwoods and Bose acoustimass
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5
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5
John   an Audio Enthusiast [Apr 09, 1999]

I have purchased the fx 500 and have to say they are all what I was waiting for from a surround sound speaker. Their responce is clean giving the true feeling of surround sound. The sound disperssion is at the very least perfect. Good job Polk Folk.

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5
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Brooks   Audio Enthusiast [Nov 14, 2001]
Strength:

Imaging, sound field

Weakness:

Not a lot of umph!

I really like these speakers, I think the imaging with my other polks is amazing. The highs really come through in echo's and the high pitched whistle of bullets streaming by. The mid and lows are exceptional for a speaker this small. Usually the surrounds aren't required to produce a lot of punch, but when these ones are called on, they can't quite reproduce quick punchy bass. It is really not that big of a problem, you can't expect the surrond to perform like your main's. But if you want a surrond speaker that can handle even the biggest explosion, opt for the f/x1000. The extra driver helps out a lot, but if you don't have $900 dollars to drop, the f/x500 is a very good surrond chioce.

Similar Products Used: An old pair of Philips Magnavox's (they were free)
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4
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4
Ramesh Sanjay Jamal   an Audio Enthusiast [Jul 14, 1999]

Just purchased this speakers and I'm real glad I did so. Considered the Definitive Tech range but after listening to the Polks and considering the price, I settled for them. Good dispersion of sound and pretty good overall frequency down to 40hz. The overall sound was close to the Def Tech and even the Paradigm ADP's. Previously I used Paradigms Titan for the rear duty and only now do I realise what I was missing out on. Polks are active when needed. The inclusion of the Bipole and Dipole switch is a good decision making placement of the speakers easy. Thanks to the folks at Polk Audio. By the way, apart from John from Pa who posted a review earlier,if there is anyone else using the speakers, could I just check whether you use it in the Large or Small setting. Oh yes! The construction of the speaker is good too. A good rear speaker and definitely recommended to all.

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5
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Tom   an Audio Enthusiast [Aug 21, 1999]

I just upgraded from a Polk M5 to the Polk fx 500 as my surround speakers. My main speakers are the Polk RT55. The fx500s compliment the RT55s very nicely. I have my fx500s mounted almost against the ceiling on the back wall. I have heard other surround speakers that struggle to cover the full range of the signal sent to them. The fx500s are a true full range speaker which sound full bodied and very detailed when I use them for music with my Yamaha RX-V995 DSP soundfields. I have to admit that I am using 12 gauge Liberty UltraCap wire to feed the fx500s. For the $475 that I paid for the pair, these are excellent speakers!

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5
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Henry   an Audio Enthusiast [Sep 29, 1999]

What more can I say that hasn't already been said, about the f/x 500's. One thing I really need to add is that, I won a pair of f/x 500's the first time I entered Polk Audio's web site. I really couldn't believe it, especially since I was trying to figure what rear surround sound speakers I wanted to save up for either the f/x 1000's or the f/x 500's. The f/x 500's really compliments my cs 400 and fully take everything my Denon AVR 5700 has to offer. Even though I have an old pair of Infinity SM 150's they really match well with my cs 400 and f/x 500's. I eventually will get a pair of RT2000P's to complete my HT system.
I have to say again how great these speakers sound and ditto to everything else that was said, and they even sound better when you won them.

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