The new Monitor XT Series from Polk Audio (Image Credit: Polk Audio/Sound United)
The new Monitor XT Series from Polk Audio (Image Credit: Polk Audio/Sound United)

Hi-Res-Audio Certified and Dolby Atmos Compatible

Polk Audio Introduces New Speaker Series Monitor XT

American manufacturer Polk Audio presents the new Monitor TX speaker series, which is supposed to offer both affordable and high-resolution sound for music as well as movies.

The Monitor XT series consists of the two floorstanding speakers XT60 and XT70, the center speaker XT30, the slimline center XT35, the two standmount/shelf speakers XT15 and XT20, as well as the active subwoofer XT12 and the height module XT90. Polk Audio promises consistent timbres for the entire speaker series, which is supposed to guarantee the possibility to configure individual combinations of the models with each other.

The speakers feature Hi-Res Audio certified terylene dome tweeters, which are said to faithfully reproduce audio signals beyond 40 kHz. In addition, there are efficient woofers with Dynamic Balance technology – in the floorstanding speakers, these work together with additional passive membranes.

The Monitor XT90 height module is supposed to optimize 3D sound of the Dolby Atmos and DTS:X formats. The extra module can be mounted either as an upfiring speaker on the Monitor XT20, XT60 and XT70 or as a direct-radiating speaker on the wall.

Rounding out the new Monitor series is the Monitor XT12 12-inch active subwoofer. This also features Dynamic Balance technology, as well as an enclosure with a bass reflex port, and is powered by a 100-watt class AB amplifier, with which it is said to offer a frequency response down to 24 Hz. For connecting it to Dolby Atmos and DTS:X-enabled AV receivers, the subwoofer has RCA, LFE, and nickel-plated 5-way speaker terminals. In addition, the Monitor XT12's crossover frequency, level and polarity can be individually adjusted.

All models were engineered at Polk's headquarters near Baltimore, Maryland (USA) and come with a five-year warranty. In Germany, the speakers from Polk Audio's new Monitor XT Series are available now and are listed at the following MSRPs:

  • XT12 Active Subwoofer – around €330 (Piece)
  • XT15 Shelf Speaker – around €180 (Pair)
  • XT20 Shelf Speaker – around €250 (Pair)
  • XT30 Center Speaker – around €150 (Piece)
  • XT35 Slimline Center Speaker – around €280 (Piece)
  • XT60 Floorstanding Speaker – around €400 (Pair)
  • XT70 Floorstanding Speaker – around €600 (Pair)
  • XT90 Height Module – around €200 (Pair)
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