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One look at the cabinet structure and I thought of 'Paper Thin Walls - Modest Mouse.'
Learned a new word today- "rabbet". Thanks for that.the wedges make sense if they are intended as additional bracing... but given they seem to be the only locations with wood glue on the front baffle, that is very curious construction indeed. they probably better off with just glue along the rabbets with no wedges entirely!
I might prefer the lower distortion of the Polk's versus these: https://www.audiosciencereview.com/...a-airmotiv-b1-review-bookshelf-speaker.22366/
A little EQ and placement is often required for any speaker, that's easily fixed. Distortion...not so much.
This is pretty interesting. The midrange is pretty solid, so I bet with a sub and maybe some tweaking to the crossover it could be a decent performer. Out of the box though, it is uninspiring, and the fact that it managed to fall apart before Amir put it through the Gauntlet of Despair is definitely not going to get it any points.
Well that review was an embarrassment for Polk. Once again we cannot rely on Brand to make our purchase decisions.
The shipping Damage is a red herring in this review.
[/QUOTE]Really?! Amir even goes on to explain that it was a poor manufacturing choice that could have been to easily addressed with a different approach. And you yourself said a $0.50 resister could fix the hot tweeter problem. So why didn't Polk do that instead? I love my Polk speakers but I don't defend them for bad decisions.