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Polk Audio SurroundBar

Polk Audio SurroundBar
alaScore 86

638 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 638 reviews of Polk Audio SurroundBar. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and size are overall positive. The design and price also get good views.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Polk Audio SurroundBar is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Polk Audio SurroundBar from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on

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This summary is based on the product: Polk Audio SurroundBar 3000 Speaker System - Black

Nov, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 563 user reviews of Polk Audio SurroundBar from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The size and price are also mentioned favorably.

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83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Polk Audio SurroundBar6000 IHT 5-Channel Virtual Surround Speaker Bar with Wireless SubwooferPolk Audio Surroundbar IHT 3000 Home Entertainment System (Black)Polk Audio SurroundBar 4000 IHT Virtual Surround Speaker Bar with Wireless Su...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Tom Andry (

Polk Audio SurroundBar 500CHT First Look


Polk Audio has put some of their best drivers into their SurroundBar CHT500. At $999, it isn't a cheap solution but it may be worth it if the audio quality (and surround experience) is there.

While we've never been huge fans of the surround bar revolution, we have to admit that they have their uses. Polk Audio has put some of their best drivers into their SurroundBar CHT500. While being forced to be paired with a receiver instead of...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Jeff Lawson (

Polk Audio SurroundBAR


Speakers have made a slow progression from large to small to tiny to invisible. The Polk Audio SurroundBAR is in the latter category. The SurroundBAR is a single (almost) speaker solution that places

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Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Andrew Robinson (

Polk Audio SurroundBar 6000 Instant Home Theater Reviewed


One of the best soundbars in the business, the Polk SurroundBar 6000 gets the full treatment from's, head-honcho, Andrew Robinson. Compare this to the Aperion Audio Soundmatter's sound bar, Yamaha and many others at the top of the...

I'm amazed at how quickly soundbars have advanced and how good they sound considering their obvious limitations and budget status. The soundbar market around the $500 price point seems to be the most competitive of the lot, with more manufacturers...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Ian White (

Polk Audio SurroundBar 6000 Instant Home TheaterReview


Not everybody has room for a surround sound system, but that doesn't mean they don't want surround sound. If funds and space are a little tight, Polk Audio may just have you covered.

The Polk Audio SurroundBar 6000 offers a lot of performance for only $499 and does so in a neat little package. It is a breeze to set-up and operate, and comes with an excellent remote. The three inputs make it quite practical, but it would be even...

Nov, 2010

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Polk SurroundBar 3000 Soundbar Reviewed


Polk is clearly one of the industry leaders in soundbars and the SurroundBar 3000 is one that shows off fine quality right out of the box. While not packing all of the inputs of an AV receiver, the SurroundBar 3000 has a 50 watt amp...

The SurroundBar 3000 is built very well with some nice features like built-in rubber feet, looks terrific, and keeps a low profile

The SurroundBar 3000 provides no video switching ; The SurroundBar 3000 does not decode Dolby Digital, DTS, or any HD music material ; The SurroundBar 3000 sounds a bit too polite sometimes, lacking somedetail, midrange speed, and low end slam over...

The SurroundBar 3000 provides a solid amount of features andperformance for an affordable price. The remote and wireless subwooferworked perfectly and added a lot of convenience. The solid cosmeticsand build quality allow it to function as a primary...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Jack Roberts (

Allnic Audio H-3000 LCR Reference phono stage - 10,900


I have already reviewed Allnic's wonderful T1500 300B integrated amp, and now I am reviewing the complete Allnic front-end, starting with the H-3000 LCR Reference phono stage, then adding the L-3000 line stage, and finally I will add the newest version...

I’m not sure I even understand what all that means, but it’s what the H-3000's manual says. What I do know is what my ears tell me, and they tell me there is something fundamentally different about this phono preamp.

May, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Chiarella (

Polk Audio SurroundBar SDA Instant Home TheaterReview


Polk's so-called "SurroundBar" sound bar offers a quick and easy upgrade from your standard TV audio, with the convenience of a wireless subwoofer.

The Polk Audio SurroundBar SDA Instant Home Theater is first and foremost about ease. Have no illusions that this is a substitute for a full multichannel speaker suite, but for a quick and easy upgrade from the stereo speakers inside the TV that you...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (

Polk Audio SurroundBAR Review and Prices


When a multi-speaker home theater system does not fit into the decor, running wires is not practical, or the spouse says no, the Polk Audio SurroundBAR comes to the rescue with a quality product that's about as close to a single speaker solution as one...

Made of aluminum, nice surround effect, comes in two colors

Not for large rooms, sub-woofer needs to be purchased separate, little pricey

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: admin on Sat (

Polk Audio SurroundBar Conclusion


The system is not quite as enveloping as a true 5.1 system should be, but the results when watching movies and listening to music were completely convincing and produced an astonishingly balanced soundstage. All of the surround effects were produced...

Easy installation, sleek styling, outstanding sound quality and surround-sound reproduction

Requires a separate subwoofer to produce low-frequency effects; lacks full enveloping effect found in traditional 5.1 surround systems

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Darryl Wilkinson (

Polk Audio SurroundBar Speaker System


Thanks to plasma TVs, everyone is convinced that skinny and flat are where it's at when it comes to home theater—and those now-out-of-work robotic assembly lines that used to crank out CRTs by the boatload haven't been the only ones affected by...

Jan, 2006

Product Specifications

The Polk Audio SurroundBar is designed to complete your High Definition TV experience. It's the perfect match for flat-panel and shallow screen TVs. And it works with any surround sound receiver. Polk's patented SDA Surround technology means there's no need to install rear speakers. SDA Surround creates a completely immersive experience, as if there were dozens of speakers all around you. This technology is based on fundamental research into the way our ears process sound and perceive the direction of sounds. The SurroundBar works in any room, SDA Surround is not dependent on your room's walls to produce the surround effect. It uses a patented combination of signal processing and acoustical geometry that complements the spacing between your ears to produce surround sound without the need for rear mounted speakers. Since the SurroundBar works directly with the hearing mechanism and requires no special room characteristics, it can deliver a room-filling surround experience in nearly any location in almost any type of room. Installation versatility is designed in. You can wall mount the SurroundBar right below your flat-panel TV. Or use the included cradle on a TV stand, a shelf or for set-top placement. The Polk Audio SurroundBar is a welcome addition for anyone who wants all the thrills of surround sound... but none of the hassles. The SurroundBar is simple to set up. The conductor cable is color-coded and clearly marked for easy hookup, even your kids can do it.

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:Polk Audio
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Polk Audio SurroundBar



Speaker System

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Response Bandwidth:100 - 20000Hz
Speaker System Type:Five channel speaker