|Enjoy accurate low, mid and high sounds with the Polk Audio Monitor 40 bookshelf speakers, which boast a frequency response of 47-25,000 Hz. These Polk Audio speakers render loud sound, thanks to their sensitivity level of 89 dB. Get balanced music throughout your room, as these bookshelf speakers have a nominal impedance of 8 ohms. Moreover, these Polk Audio speakers can handle 125 watts per channel without getting damaged. The 2.3 kHz crossover frequency of the Polk Audio Monitor 40 gives you excellent fidelity across all frequencies.|
|UPC||047192110520, 747192110536, 747192120443|
|Speaker Type||Main / Stereo Speakers|
|Nominal Power||20 watt|
|Frequency Responses||47 Hz - 25 kHz|
|Magnetic Shielding||Magnetically Shielded|
|Available Colors||Black, Brown|
|Woofer Material||Polymer Composite|
|Woofer Size||5.25 in.|
|Tweeter Size||1 in.|
Average review score based on 17 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I love Polk speakers. I run a studio and consider myself well-versed in audio from a "layman's" point of view. What I mean by that is that rather than be like so many who like to snub their noses at all but the most expensive and exotic speakers, claiming to be able to tell the difference between 10000 and 10001 HZ, I'd rather review speakers from the "normal" listener's point of view. I have the knowledge and experience to be most critical, but fact is, in most blind listening tests, many audiophiles would rather protect their reputations and self-proclaimed sonic scrutiny than admit that sometimes, inexpensive electronics can and often do satisfy many peoples' musical tastes just as well or better in some cases (hey, some people just don't like Caviar) audio quality is all about perception and taste. Probably, no two people hear the exact same thing anyway, including me, so other than using tons of test equipment to accurately review something, we're relegated to listening to respected opinions. With that being said... whew...
For my taste, these sound good for highs and midrange, but don't have enough depth to satisfy me for a bookshelf speaker. Their response sounds more like 90-20Khz but are very good at this frequency. If you're goint to use as main speakers, you'd better get a subwoofer. I used reference speakers to compare their response. These speakers are nice to look at and the veneered finish is very nice and like I said, if you want good rear surrounds, these would be great for that or if you get a sub. If you want a real good set of bookshelf speakers, I'll let you in on a little secret. Find a pair of Tannoy PBM 6.5 or 8's. They will simply surprise you. These were sold as studio monitors but can be had for 100.00 a pair for the 6.5's and a little more for the 8's, but for clarity, good bass response, no distortion at loud volumes, etc. etc., you'll be soooo glad you bought them, trust me. If you really want a surprise, find a floor standing POLK RTi-10 or RTi-12's You can bi-amp them and you won't miss having a sub for sure with these... simply fantastic sound!
Nice(but large) Book Shelf speaker. Solid build, good sound. The Bass is fine, mids are clear! We use them in a second room so we dont "blast" them. Real nice Cherry finish. Just remember these are LARGE Book Shelf speakers! GREAT product for the price, and these looked Brand New(bought as recon's)
Having worked in a high end audio shop 20 years ago, I was able to test the speakers vs. other quality speakers. For the money, nothing compares to theses M40s. I have them hooked up to a Harmon/Kardon 3390 and they simply sing! I own a pair of M70's and a pair of M60's on the way, so I put my money where my mouth is. Do yourself a favor, buy these speakers and your return on your investment will be greater than you imagined.
Very disappointed in the sound of these speakers. Wish I had spent a little more and got the RTi 1A or even better the RTi 3A. Not much bass in these Monitor 40's. If Polk would allow a return, I would certainly return them. Don't know where I can use these speakers now because I have better ones that cost less. I just thought that these Polk's were better than they turned out to be.
Speakers came to my door a week after promised. Was told they were Factory Sealed. Lie. They were not. Told in the discription they were Cherry Wood. Lie. Cherry varnished particle board. At best these are Chinese make
"""Polk Audio """ speakers. This is such a slap in the face to all of us Real Polk Audio owners, who have spent countless thousands of dollars to get your old and real stuff. To put your name on this garbage, is in my humble opinion, criminal.
Thank you newegg and I have to say Polk, for forever me not even looking for your products again. Polkaudio.com, you have my email. For the rest of the world, go buy JBL PRO or B&W home speakers.