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    Default Polk SurroundBar 360˚ DVD Theater


    By Mark Fleischmann • January, 2009
    Price: $1,200

    At A Glance:
    DVD-processor console contains all amplification • Single cable connection • Doesn’t accept HD video or lossless audio from Blu-ray
    Do You Believe in Magic?

    Bar-type speaker systems like the Polk SurroundBar 360˚ are a logical response to the flat-paneling of modern homes. The form factor of a single horizontal speaker makes sense to use below the bottom edge of a flat screen (or perched atop a rear projector). But surround, by its nature, likes to spread itself around the room. And it does so for the same reason that pictures like to be big—to engulf the senses and take the viewer/listener to another place. But how can a single bar speaker spread itself around when it’s confined to a single enclosure? That’s the question Matthew Polk set out to answer with this product.



    The SurroundBar 360˚—let’s make it easy on ourselves and call it the 360—answers that question in a fascinating way. Offering even the most basic details about it challenges my powers of description. For example, how do you describe a system that takes a 5.1-channel input, processes it, outputs it through four amplifier channels and eight drivers, and produces something that resembles 5.1-channel surround?

    Part of the answer is that the question is incomplete. It omits the final stage of the process—the psychoacoustic reaction that occurs when the system’s output strikes the ears, infiltrates the brain, and stirs our primordial perceptions and emotions.

    See complete informative article courtesy of HomeTheaterMagazine: http://hometheatermag.com/hometheate...0_dvd_theater/

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    I've been looking at this and the Yamaha for quite some time. I may nail the Polk.
    RIP STEVEN 12/26/2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by CC View Post
    I've been looking at this and the Yamaha for quite some time. I may nail the Polk.
    If the room your intending on using it in is not right your wasting your money it'll sound like crap
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImRizzo View Post
    If the room your intending on using it in is not right your wasting your money it'll sound like crap
    Right meaning what?
    RIP STEVEN 12/26/2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by CC View Post
    Right meaning what?
    Meaning basicly your walls in the room should be similar in shape these speakers work on a reflective projection basis if there are any openong or alcoves on either adjoining walls it will distort the projected image, if there is a door way or archway this will create "a hole" in the sound wall. do you get what I'm trying to explain? I will try to find a diagram explaining this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImRizzo View Post
    Meaning basicly your walls in the room should be similar in shape these speakers work on a reflective projection basis if there are any openong or alcoves on either adjoining walls it will distort the projected image, if there is a door way or archway this will create "a hole" in the sound wall. do you get what I'm trying to explain? I will try to find a diagram explaining this.
    Well then I'm screwed! Because my living room is wide open with 1 wall. It's really bad for reflective purposes.
    RIP STEVEN 12/26/2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by CC View Post
    Well then I'm screwed! Because my living room is wide open with 1 wall. It's really bad for reflective purposes.
    It'll sound like one big center channel with some minor directional frt R & L imaging, sorry Bro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImRizzo View Post
    It'll sound like one big center channel with some minor directional frt R & L imaging, sorry Bro.
    Damn. I'll save my cash for when I my basement done.
    RIP STEVEN 12/26/2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by CC View Post
    Damn. I'll save my cash for when I my basement done.
    Sounds like a plan......
    Sent from my Fisher Price touch&talk~using ITouchmyself II

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