Product Comparison: Polk Audio Monitor 60 vs Pioneer SP-FS52


General Specifications
Brand
Polk Audio
Pioneer
Model
Monitor 60 Series II
SP-FS52
Origin
USA
China
About the Product
The name Monitor is special to Polk. The original Polk Monitor Series, produced in the mid-1970s, ushered in the modern loudspeaker era by setting the standard for performance and value. The original Monitor Series is the line that made Polk famous with its simple, sturdy construction, clear, accurate sound, powerful bass and superior imaging all at a price that made great sound available to everyone. The reborn Monitor Series is classic Polk: a quality-built, affordable line of high performance loudspeakers for music and home theater. They are highly efficient, so they can be driven easily by unpretentious receivers, and they are voice matched for lifelike surround sound environments. The Monitor Series boasts a stylish look that complements today's flat screen technology, with wood grain finishes and modern Titanium faces. Built for speed, sound and value, the Monitor Series is a great introduction to high performance sound.
Even when you don't have a fortune to spend on speakers, it's easy to set your sights higher starting from the ground up. Introducing the new SP-FS52 Floor Standing Speakers from Pioneer. Designed with uncompromising attention to detail, these speakers are ideal for home theater systems, offering remarkable audio quality from CDs, DVDs, gaming and any other audio source. Using three 5-1/4-inch woofers with oversized magnets for powerful bass, these speakers deliver the kind of high performance and exceptional quality that makes for a stunning music and home theater experience.
Key Specs
Power RMS
200 watts
Sensitivity
90 dB
87 dB
Impedance
8 ohms
6 ohms
Size & Weight
Height
38.75 in.
35.2 in.
Width
8.1 in.
8.9 in.
Depth
13 in.
10.6 in.
Weight
31 lbs.
25 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Polk Audio Monitor 60 Series II Floorstanding Speaker
  • The towers are the perfect size.
  • Very solidly built, as are all of Polk products.
Pioneer SP-FS52 Andrew Jones Designed Floor standing Loudspeaker
  • I didn't think they would be THIS good when I received them because they are a little smaller in size than I thought they would be. To my surprise, these are amazing.
  • It is a great value speaker. I am very pleased with its performance and its quality. Just be aware or the large size.
  • The towers are well made and in fact are surprisingly heavy.
  • These speakers are of a descent size and weight so if space is an issue you may want to go a different route.
  • They are fairly large, but seem to blend in well in our living room making them almost unobtrusive if it weren't for the beautiful music coming from them.
Audio
Min. Frequency Response
48 Hz
40 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
24 kHz
20 kHz
Number Of Tweeters
1
1
Tweeter Size
1 in.
1 in.
Number Of Woofers
3
3
Woofer Size
5.25 in.
5.25 in.
Peak Power
130 watts
What customers say about "Audio"
Polk Audio Monitor 60 Series II Floorstanding Speaker
  • The Polk Monitor series is very impressive, lots of high quality sound at a price a regular working man can afford.
  • Awesome, detailed reproduction of midrange sounds, at a price a working class like me can afford. Doubles the joy of listening music and soundtracks. Love it.
  • These speakers are great sounding in the highs and mid frequencies, bass is just ok. Subwoofer is a must if these are your main speakers to get a good soundstage.
  • Bass impact is not that great while watching movies, it is not different then Polk Audio Monitor-30 Bookshelf Speakers and can't use it as stand alone floor speakers as well.
  • These speakers have a very clear sound in mid & bass but the bass has no punch what so ever a pair of boom box speakers would project better the tweeters are more harsh than crisp & lose all clarity even at low low volume when listening to alot of music
Pioneer SP-FS52 Andrew Jones Designed Floor standing Loudspeaker
  • I have the complete set. Love them! Power and clarity at all levels and they look great!
  • Paired these with 2 larger speakers and 2 powered subs. A perfect combo
  • I absolutely love these speakers. The bass has that deep, quality bass that you can only get with a full sized speaker without being at all boomy or over powering (I have these connected to my Onkyo without a subwoofer, which really isn't needed).
  • The rest of the frequency spectrum has a really good, natural sound to it. I can listen to these speakers all night without getting exhausted as I would with cheaper, less naturally sounding speakers.
  • Ok sounding for the price. Would pay more for better sound
  • I compared this speaker and the Onkyo SKF-4800, i found the onkyo speakers to have more details in the highs. mids sound good in both speakers, a bit bright in the onkyo but nothing harsh.
Features
Color
Black
Black
Tweeter Material
Cloth
Woofer Material
Bi-laminate
Extras
Dual 5-way binding post terminals
RF Molded Curved Cabinet, Gold 5-Way Binding Posts, 8 Element Sophisticated Crossover, Oversized Magnets with Vented Pole Piece for Improved Bass Response
What customers say about "Features"
Polk Audio Monitor 60 Series II Floorstanding Speaker
  • Quality of the sound holds up from barely audible to loud enough and clear enough to hear anywhere in the house (this feature is not appreciated by everybody).
  • Aesthetic features is amazing and the removable grill adds more to the speaker itself.
  • Sound quality is amazing. after connecting to my Yamaha receiver it sounded heavenly.
  • A great bang for the buck plus they look great with or without the grill
  • These loudspeakers also work well as front mains of a home theater setup when paired with a subwoofer, a good center, surrounds, and a receiver that can belt out some current.
Pioneer SP-FS52 Andrew Jones Designed Floor standing Loudspeaker
  • Towers and center channel look great with grills off
  • I like that you can take the grills off, as I'd rather see the drivers.
  • The cabinet is well made, the terminals of high quality.
  • Speaker grills have partially turned purple, even in a room with blackout curtains and seldom direct sunlight.
  • Veneer is very cheap quality, already peeling in the corners after 9 months of delicate handling.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
Other Information
MSRP
129.00 $

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