Sunday, November 9, 2008

Polk Audio VM Series Loudspeakers Released

Polk Audio VM Series Loudspeakers Released

Polk Audio released its VM series of loudspeakers, originally introduced at the 2007 CEDIA Expo. This series consists of one floorstanding model and two wall/stand/shelf-mounted models, VM Series models feature Narrow Baffle Geometry in satin-finished, extruded aircraft aluminum cabinets. All three VM Series models are magnetically shielded and feature Polk's proprietary "Dynamic Balance" mineral-filled polypropylene drivers and 1-inch ferro-fluid–cooled anodized aluminum tweeters.

The floor-standing VM30 (MSRP $1,149.95 each) features two separate acoustic chambers. The upper chamber contains two 4" midrange drivers and a 1" aluminum dome tweeter. The lower chamber has four 4" bass drivers and four critically tuned 4" planar bass radiators.

At half the height of the VM30, the VM20 (MSRP $529.95 each) is an ideal on-wall companion to flat-panel displays. By pairing a 1" aluminum dome tweeter with two 4" mid-woofers and two 4" planar radiators, the small loudspeaker delivers startlingly powerful full-range sound. Wall/shelf mounts are included, and floor stands or table cradles with tempered glass bases are available.

The VM10 (MSRP $329.95 each) can be used as L/C/R or surround speakers, making it an ideal complement to the VM30 and VM20. It incorporates two 3" mid-woofers and a 1" aluminum dome tweeter. Wall/shelf mounts are included and a handsome stand with tempered glass base is available for table or shelf mounting.