Comparing Klipsch Forte III and Polk Audio Monitor60 Series II

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Klipsch Forte III

Polk Audio Monitor60 Series II

General Info
Brand
Klipsch
Polk Audio
Number of Speakers How many speakers come in the package?
1 Speaker(s)
1 Speaker(s)
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27 Dec 2011
Warranty
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5 Years Parts and Labor
Sound Quality
Speaker Design Speaker design is a term used to describe the number drivers in the speaker. Drivers are the cones that actually create sound. These cones come in three types: tweeters, midranges (sometimes called mi ... Show more
Three-Way
Three-Way
Sensitivity Measured in decibels, or dB, sensitivity measures a speaker’s ability to convert power to volume. Lower sensitivity speakers require more power from the amplifier to achieve higher volumes. Higher sen ... Show more
116 dB
90 dB
Frequency Response Range Given as a range in Hertz (Hz), frequency response is a measurement of the range of sound a speaker can reproduce. For reference, the human ear can hear a frequency range of 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz (shorte ... Show more
38Hz – 20kHz
38 - 25000 Hz
Impedance Impedance is a key electrical measurement, provided in ohms. This number describes the electrical resistance provided by the speaker to the power signal sent by your amplifier. A common analogy used f ... Show more
8 Ohms
8 Ohms
Maximum Power Handling Power handling, or peak power, is the highest wattage a speaker can accept from an amplifier before it burns out or becomes damaged. This number is given in watts. It’s recorded by measuring how loud ... Show more
400 Watts
20 Watts
Physical Features
Enclosure Type The type of enclosure, or cabinet, plays a key role in determining the focus of your sound. Do you prefer accurate bass or loud, “boomy” bass? There are three types of enclosures to consider when purc ... Show more
Bass Reflex
Bass Reflex
Enclosure Material The material used to make the speaker enclosure, also called baffle, plays a big part in the sound quality of the speaker. The best materials are stiff and resistant to extra vibrations (which would c ... Show more
Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)
Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)
Finish The type of finish describes the material used on the exterior surface of the cabinet. There is no recommended material; it is purely aesthetic and dependent on your tastes and style. The most importa ... Show more
Book-matched wood veneer
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Distressed White Oak
Black
Dimensions
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Weight

72 lbs
 

31 lbs
 
Tweeters
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1 Tweeter(s)
Tweeter Size Tweeters produce the highest frequencies in sound, typically anything above 2,000 Hz. Usually located at the top of the speaker, tweeters come in different shapes and sizes. Generally speaking, the si ... Show more
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1 inches
Tweeter Type For the true audiophile, choosing the right tweeter shape is key to getting the best out of your speaker. Different tweeter styles distribute sound more effectively throughout the room, and because hi ... Show more
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Dome
Tweeter Composition In addition to the shape of the tweeter, the material has a big impact on the type of sound emitted. The two most popular materials are metals (aluminum, titanium, beryllium etc.) and soft textiles (s ... Show more
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Composite Dynamic Balance dome
Mids
1 Mid(s)
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Midrange Size Speakers with midrange drivers (i.e., at least three-way speakers) have a distinct advantage over two-way speakers. Adding a midrange driver to the mix allows tweeters and woofers to focus on the soun ... Show more
1.8 inches
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Woofers
1 Woofer(s)
3 Woofer(s)
Woofer Size A critical element of a floor standing speaker is its woofer. This is the driver responsible for low frequency sounds and bass. It is the biggest driver in size and is usually shaped like a cone. When ... Show more
1.2 ft
0.98 inches
Woofer Composition Woofers are built with a variety of materials, such as paper, plastic, polypropylene, Kevlar, or metal. Some are even made with more unique materials like wood. They key to quality in a woofer materia ... Show more
Fiber-composite cone woofer
Silk/polymer composite
Powered Subwoofer Some floor standing speakers contain a built-in powered subwoofer as part of the overall speaker design. Typically when you’re building a home theater system, the subwoofer is purchased as a separate ... Show more
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No
Yes
Connections and Controls
Receiver Inputs The type of connectors or terminals on the speaker determine how you connect the speaker to your receiver. There are two main types: spring clips and binding posts. Spring Clips: Spring clips are desi ... Show more
Dual binding posts / bi-wire / bi-amp
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Banana Plug Compatible Banana plugs are a type of connector for speaker wire. They are often regarded as more beneficial than bare wire, which can fray and degrade over time. Banana plugs allow you to insert the bare wire i ... Show more
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No
No
Inputs Some speakers have other inputs in addition to the binding posts or terminals. This may include HDMI, auxiliary jack, and/or optical inputs. An example of how this may be beneficial is the auxiliary c ... Show more
Dual binding posts / bi-wire / bi-amp
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Bi Amp/Bi Wire Capable For the more sophisticated listener, you may want to bi-wire or bi-amp your speakers. For bi-wiring: If the speaker has dual binding posts or terminals, you may be able to use two wires to connect to ... Show more
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Yes
Yes
Remote Control Does the speaker come with a remote?
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No
No
Wireless Connections
Bluetooth Enabled Speakers with built-in Bluetooth allow you to stream audio content directly from a device (e.g., smartphone, tablet, laptop) on the speakers. This feature behaves just like any other Bluetooth-enabled ... Show more
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No
No
Wireless Connectivity Some floor standing speakers may come with the option to connect to your TV wirelessly or via your Wi-Fi network. The benefit to this set up is the absence of wires, which makes setup simple and clean ... Show more
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No
No
Additional Details
Additional Features Any other features included.
  • Passive radiator yields full range performance.
  • Built to last
  • HIgh-efficiency, high performance loudspeaker
  • MDF Body Material
  • Dynamic Balance
  • Neodymium Magnet Type
Popularity 0-100 scale indicating how frequently people buy the product online. Recalculated daily.
94 / 100
87 / 100
Details
  • High efficiency, full range loudspeaker
  • Designed and made in the USA with Domestic and imported components
  • 15" passive radiator for full range performance
  • Book-match wood veneer sold as grain-matched pairs
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  • ONE OF THE BEST-SELLING FLOOR STANDING SPEAKERS, this tower speaker includes a 1" Dynamic Balance dome tweeter and three (3) 5-1/4" Dynamic Balance woofers, guarantee HIGH QUALITY AND IMPRESSIVE POWER IN A 3-WAY DESIGN
  • INCREDIBLE SOUND AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE Enjoy clear, crisp and spacious stereo sound with wider dispersion for 3-dimensional and more lifelike audio in your bedroom, living or entertainment room
  • DELIVERS DETAILED HIGH FREQUENCY RESPONSE WITH REALISTIC REPRODUCTION OF VOCALS & INSTRUMENTS Powerful deep bass, better mid-range and superior audio are sure to make your party and movie nights exclusive
  • CREATE A COMPLETE AND IMMERSIVE HOME THEATER SETUP by adding a Polk CS2 Center Speaker & Polk Monitor 40 or 30 Surrounds Monitor speakers are magnetically shielded, so you can place it near your TV and not worry about distortions
  • Polk's UNWAVERING COMMITMENT, RELIABILITY, AND CRAFTSMANSHIP, has made it one of the most trusted names in home audio speakers and entertainment systems They bring out BEST IN TECHNOLOGY, so you can SIT BACK, RELAX AND LISTEN WITH YOUR HEART
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Key features
  • Three-way design
  • 12" woofer
  • Horn-loaded midrange and tweeter
  • Midrange and tweeter titanium compression
  • Key mid-frequency band
  • Rear-mounted passive radiator

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Key features
  • Neodymium Magnet Type
  • 3-way floorstanding speaker

Polk Audio Monitor60 Series II are a very popular and one of the cheapest options. They're in the top 3 bestselling speakers and have dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Sharper Image SWF2001GY or Polk Audio Signature S50 .

Polk Audio Monitor60 Series II were released in 2011. There are a lot of newer speakers on the market. Show newer Speakers

Polk Audio Monitor60 Series II are $369.10 less expensive than average speakers ($499).

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