Polk Audio’s new Signature Elite Series is a collection of Hi-Res Audio Certified and Dolby Atmos compatible loudspeakers that are designed to take maximum advantage of modern high-resolution source material.
Leveraging the latest advances in loudspeaker design developed and refined by Polk Audio engineers over the past 50 years, the Signature Elite Series is a maturation of the brand’s Signature Series, which was introduced in 2016. The new loudspeakers deliver enhanced articulation, excellent dynamics, and low distortion at high output levels for music, gaming, movies, and TV.
What the Signature Elite Includes
The lineup includes three floor-standing tower speakers, two center channel speakers (slim, and full-sized), two bookshelf models and a wall-mountable surround speaker well suited for height channels in an immersive surround system. All Signature Elite models feature a modern industrial design in black, white-washed, or contemporary walnut finishes.
“We set out to take a great speaker line and make it even better” said Frank Sterns president of Polk Audio. “Signature Elite builds on the incredibly strong Signature platform and meticulously re-engineers it to maximize high-resolution audio capabilities as well as cinematic experiences for music and movie lovers alike.”
The Evolution of Signature Elite
Each Signature Elite model uses advanced driver technology, including Dynamic Balance optimized, mica-fortified, polypropylene woofers, and Terylene dome tweeters alongside newly developed precision crossover networks. Additionally, Polk Audio engineers spent a tremendous amount of effort reevaluating and improving the cabinet bracing designs to further eliminate unwanted resonances.
All Signature Elite models feature Polk’s patented Power Port technology, which helps smooth air flow from the speaker’s down-firing bass port into the listening area. As a result, port noise is reduced, providing more detailed and extended bass response and a more open airy midrange than competitive designs.
The new Signature Elite design is also more sensitive than the previous Signature Series, making them an ideal match for nearly any amplifier or receiver – whether 4 or 8 ohms. All Signature Elite models are timbre-matched, Hi-Res Audio Certified, accessibly priced, and built to exceed Polk’s rigorous quality-testing process. This ensures clear, enveloping presentation of audiophile recordings, gaming content or the latest Dolby Atmos or DTS:X surround soundtracks.
Pricing and Availability
The new series is currently available for purchase at PolkAudio.com and at authorized Polk dealers worldwide.
- ES10 Surround/Height Module – $249 Per Pair
- ES15 Compact Bookshelf – $299 Per Pair
- ES20 Bookshelf – $399 Per Pair
- ES30 Center Channel – $299 Each
- ES35 Center Channel (slim) – $399 Each
- ES50 Tower – $349 Each
- ES55 Tower – $449 Each
- ES60 Tower – $549 Each