Sunday, March 15, 2009

Speakers - Polk Monitor 11T


Almost identical to the Polk RTA 11T, this Monitor 11T an SL2000 tweeter, while, I believe the RTA uses the SL3000. Impressive specs on these bad boys:

Overall Frequency Response: 22Hz to 26kHz
-3dB Limits: 29Hz to 20kHz
Power Handling: 30 to 250 wpc
Nominal Impedance: 6 ohms
Efficiency: 90dB


Years of Production: 1990-1992
Original MSRP: $950/pair
Drivers: 1 - 1" SL2000 coil dome tweeter, 2 - 6.5" midrange, 2 - 8" passive radiators (each tuned to different frequencies)
Dimensions: 39"H x 10.5"W x 14"D
Weight: 44 pounds each

You can find great photos of the RTA 11T HERE.

How do they sound? REALLY NICE! Surprisingly deep bass, clear midrange and highs. Rock and Roll sounds great on these, but they can also adeptly handle delicate passages in classical and jazz. I use them as part of a 2.0 home theater, switching back and forth between these and my JBL Century speakers.

Have any photos, stories about your Polk Monitor 11T or Polk RTA 11 speakers? Leave a comment or send me an email.

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2 comments:

  1. I owned a pair of RTA 11's back in the late eighties for a few years. I talked myself into selling them for some reason... upgraditis I think. I have kicked myself in the ass ever since. All around great speakers but exceptionally strong and deep in the low frequencies. Sure do miss them.

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  2. If you want a better pair than the RTA 11s, try to find a pair of B&W DM640 or KEF Reference Two speakers. Both of these blow the Polks away in just about every respect. I can provide more brands/models if you'd like. Just email me. Thanks for chiming in!

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