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Polk Audio Monitor XT Loudspeakers are Super Affordable

Affordability is huge in 2021. People want performance and value right now and the new Polk Audio Monitor XT Series deliver that in spades.

Polk Audio Monitor XT Loudspeaker Family

Nothing peaks our interest more than high-end brands pushing affordability. Polk Audio have been very active over the past 2 years delivering award-winning loudspeakers that are excellent performers and affordable. It’s clear that Sound United have sharpened their focus on a new generation of potential audiophiles who may be aware of the “Polk Audio” name but have yet to experience their products in a meaningful way. The brand new Polk Audio Monitor XT Series of affordable loudspeakers are available and we’re excited to take a listen.

The Monitor XT Series do not utilize the same drivers found in Polk’s Reserve and Legend Series loudspeakers, but benefit from other engineering advancements that originated from those two very successful projects.

Building on a storied history of superb loudspeakers dating back to 1972, the Monitor XT Series represents the evolution of Polk Audio’s critically acclaimed Monitor speaker line. The new series takes advantage of Polk’s latest advances in superior sounding, but still cost-effective, woofers, tweeters, crossovers, and cabinetry, all designed to deliver dynamic, lifelike sound and effortless bass from today’s high resolution and Dolby Atmos streaming services.

The Monitor XT speakers enhance the experience of music, movies, TV and game sound, and further Polk’s mission of making great sound affordable.

The new series of loudspeakers are available in a wide variety of models, enabling customers to build a home theater or Hi-Fi system that suits their listening space and budget while satisfying their quest for outstanding performance.

Polk Audio Monitor XT70 floorstanding speakers with XT90 Height module, XT30 center channel speaker and XT12 subwoofer
Polk Audio Monitor XT70 floorstanding speakers with XT90 Height module, XT30 center channel speaker and XT12 subwoofer
Polk Audio Monitor XT15 stand-mount speakers, xt35 center channel speaker and xt12 subwoofer
Polk Audio Monitor XT15 stand-mount speakers, XT35 center channel speaker and XT12 subwoofer

The Polk Audio Monitor XT Series lineup includes two floor-standing towers, slim and full-size center channels, two bookshelf models, a 12-inch powered subwoofer and a height module for immersive surround sound. All models are finished in Midnight Black.

“Monitor XT provides all listeners an entry point into Polk Audio’s 50 years’ worth of experience building iconic loudspeakers that deliver clarity, high-output and effortless bass,” said Frank Sterns, president of Polk Audio.

“As high-resolution audio is becoming the norm on music streaming services and ‘Direct to Streaming’ movie releases in Dolby Atmos proliferate, Monitor XT offers consumers an affordable way to take advantage of improved quality source material.” Sterns added.

All Monitor XT Series speakers are timbre-matched to provide consistent sound in any array, making it simple to mix and match models to create a dream home theater or Hi-Fi system.

For maximum versatility, Monitor XT loudspeakers were engineered to deliver powerful, clear audio from nearly any amplifier or receiver, whether 4 or 8 ohms. 

Advanced Technologies from Polk Audio

Polk Audio Monitor XT20 Bookshelf Speaker Tweeter
Polk Audio Monitor XT20 Bookshelf Speaker Tweeter

Monitor XT loudspeakers showcase innovations that solidified Polk Audio in American audio history, including Hi-Res Audio Certified Terylene dome tweeters that faithfully reproduce audio beyond 40kHz. These advanced tweeters deliver a grand sense of space and extreme clarity.

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The new line also delivers authoritative bass performance thanks to efficient and Dynamically Balanced woofers paired with responsive passive radiators (in the floor-standing models).

These drivers, in combination with meticulously engineered crossover networks provide the sparkling detail, lifelike midrange and punchy tonal delivery with ultra-low distortion customers have come to expect from Polk Audio.  

Dedicated Height Channels

Polk Audio Monitor XT90 Height Speaker
Polk Audio Monitor XT90 Height Module

To achieve the captivating, multidimensional experience of Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro 3D content, the Monitor XT lineup includes the MXT90 height speakers. The MXT90 adds a dramatic vertical dimension to the sound field when playing height content of object-oriented audio formats. 


MXT12 Powered Subwoofer

Polk Audio Monitor XT12 Subwoofer
Polk Audio Monitor XT12 Subwoofer

The Monitor XT12 powered subwoofer adds solid punch and earth-rattling impact to music, movies and video games with a 12-inch long-throw, Dynamically Balanced woofer powered by an ultra-efficient 100-Watt Class A/B amplifier that delivers detailed, impactful bass down to 24Hz.

The XT12 offers line-level (RCA) and LFE inputs and is compatible with the latest Dolby Atmos and DTS:X enabled AV receivers. Users will appreciate the ability to fine-tune performance using the variable crossover, polarity and volume adjustments.

The Monitor XT12 is housed within a rigid, low-resonance cabinet and comes complete with an attractive, removable grille. 

Legacy and Quality

Polk Audio Monitor XT60 Tower Speaker
Polk Audio Monitor XT60 Tower Speaker

The Monitor XT Series is the culmination of five decades of unwavering devotion to affordable speaker design by Polk engineers in the company’s original facility outside of Baltimore, MD. As a testament to their quality construction, Monitor XT Series offers a five-year limited warranty to ensure countless hours of listening pleasure.

Polk Audio Monitor XT60 Tower Speaker Rear
Polk Audio Monitor XT60 Tower Speaker Rear

Pricing and Availability

All Monitor XT Series products are currently available for purchase at PolkAudio.com and at authorized Polk dealers worldwide.

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  1. Ernie M

    October 29, 2022 at 2:51 am

    I have the XT 20 bookshelf speakers. Amazing for their price. They bested my Elac and Sony bookshelf speakers I bought less than a year ago. Polk is my new favorite bookshelf speakers. The amp or receiver only has to be 40 to 50 watts at 8 ohms, and you are solid. I have these hooked up via the 50 watt Creative Soundblaster X7 external amp with DAC via micro USB to my Windows 10 Pro computer. I just set the software to flat and add a little of the Crystal sound in the software, no real changes, and it is really great sound. Very clear, dynamic and smoother. You can hear everything.

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