CARLSBAD, Calif. (August 24, 2021)—Polk Audio today announced the launch of the Monitor XT Series, a complete Hi-Res Audio and Dolby Atmos Certified speaker lineup. Building on a storied history of superb loudspeakers dating back to 1972, the Monitor XT Series represents the evolution of Polk Audio's critically acclaimed Monitor speaker line. The new series takes advantage of Polk’s latest advances in superior sounding, but still cost-effective, woofers, tweeters, crossovers, and cabinetry, all designed to deliver dynamic, lifelike sound and effortless bass from today’s high resolution and Dolby Atmos streaming services. Monitor XT speakers enhance the experience of music, movies, TV and game sound, and further Polk’s mission of making great sound affordable.

The Monitor XT Series is available in a wide variety of models, enabling customers to build a home theater or Hi-Fi system that suits their listening space and budget while satisfying their quest for outstanding performance. The Monitor XT Series lineup includes two floor-standing towers, slim and full-size center channels, two bookshelf models, a 12-inch powered subwoofer and a height module for immersive surround sound. All models are finished in Midnight Black.

“Monitor XT provides all listeners an entry point into Polk Audio's 50 years' worth of experience building iconic loudspeakers that deliver clarity, high-output and effortless bass,” said Frank Sterns, president of Polk Audio. “As high-resolution audio is becoming the norm on music streaming services and 'Direct to Streaming' movie releases in Dolby Atmos proliferate, Monitor XT offers consumers an affordable way to take advantage of improved quality source material.” Sterns added.

All Monitor XT Series speakers are timbre-matched to provide consistent sound in any array, making it simple to mix and match models to create a dream home theater or Hi-Fi system. For maximum versatility, Monitor XT loudspeakers were engineered to deliver powerful, clear audio from nearly any amplifier or receiver, whether 4 or 8 ohms.

Advanced Technologies from Polk Audio
Monitor XT loudspeakers showcase innovations that solidified Polk Audio in American audio history, including Hi-Res Audio Certified Terylene dome tweeters that faithfully reproduce audio beyond 40kHz. These advanced tweeters deliver a grand sense of space and extreme clarity. The new line also delivers authoritative bass performance thanks to efficient and Dynamically Balanced woofers paired with responsive passive radiators (in the floor-standing models). These drivers, in combination with meticulously engineered crossover networks provide the sparkling detail, lifelike midrange and punchy tonal delivery with ultra-low distortion customers have come to expect from Polk Audio.

Dedicated Height Channels
To achieve the captivating, multidimensional experience of Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro 3D content, the Monitor XT lineup includes the MXT90 height speakers. The MXT90 adds a dramatic vertical dimension to the sound field when playing back content of object-oriented audio formats. when placed atop the Monitor XT20, XT60 or XT70 loudspeakers or a shelf, or when wall-mounted to create the ultimate 3D home cinema.

MXT12 Powered Subwoofer
The Monitor XT12 powered subwoofer adds solid punch and earth-rattling impact to music, movies and video games with a 12-inch long-throw, Dynamically Balanced woofer powered by an ultra-efficient 100-Watt Class A/B amplifier that delivers detailed, impactful bass down to 24Hz. The XT12 offers line-level (RCA) and LFE inputs and is compatible with the latest Dolby Atmos and DTS:X enabled AV receivers. Users will appreciate the ability to fine-tune performance using the variable crossover, polarity and volume adjustments. The Monitor XT12 is housed within a rigid, low-resonance cabinet and comes complete with an attractive, removable grille.

Outstanding Legacy and Quality
The Monitor XT Series is the culmination of five decades of unwavering devotion to affordable speaker design by Polk engineers in the company’s original facility outside of Baltimore, MD. As a testament to their quality construction, Monitor XT Series offers a five-year limited warranty to ensure countless hours of listening pleasure.

Monitor XT Series Pricing and Availability
All Monitor XT Series products are currently available for purchase at and at authorized Polk dealers worldwide. For more information on this or Polk’s other high-performance audio products, visit us online or email us at [email protected]

  • XT12 Powered Subwoofer - $299 Each
  • XT15 Bookshelf - $149 Per Pair
  • XT20 Bookshelf - $249 Per Pair
  • XT30 Center Channel - $149 Each
  • XT35 Center Channel (slim) - $249 Each
  • XT60 Tower - $199 Each
  • XT70 Tower - $299 Each
  • XT90 Height Channel - $149 Per Pair

About Polk Audio
Polk (, a Sound United brand, is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of high-performance loudspeakers. Founded in 1972 on the premise that everybody deserves great sound, Polk is the market share leader in premium home theater speakers in North America, and is a leading manufacturer of sound bars, headphones, wireless speakers, mobile and marine speakers and amplifiers, and other high-performance audio products.

About Sound United
Sound United was founded in 2012 with a simple mission – to bring joy to the world through sound. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest portfolio audio companies and home to several legendary audio brands— Boston Acoustics®, Bowers & Wilkins™, Classé, Definitive Technology, Denon®, Marantz® and Polk Audio. Each brand boasts its own philosophy and unique approach to bringing home entertainment to life.

With centuries of collective experience, Sound United oversees the design and manufacture of a diverse array of premium audio products, including loudspeakers, sound bars, AV receivers, wireless speakers, amplifiers, turntables, and headphones. We create distinct and memorable listening experiences for a wide range of consumers in more than 130 countries. For more information on Sound United, our mission, and our brands please visit
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