Polk 500LS Ceiling Loudspeaker


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Polk 500LS Ceiling Loudspeaker
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You will receive: 1 Polk 500LS Ceiling Loudspeaker

500-LS

Vanishing Series
Practically Invisible In-Ceiling & In-Wall Loudspeakers. The new Vanishing Series speakers do just as their name implies: they almost completely disappear, leaving only you and the high performance audio you want, and never interfering with your room design. Use the Vanishing Series loudspeakers to complete a system of traditional loudspeakers (by adding inconspicuous surround channels). Use them all around to design a complete, practically invisible sound system. Use Vanishing loudspeakers to unobtrusively bring music to every room or area of your house.
And because we know that all rooms are different, we’ve included superior audiophile sound customization features so you can easily optimize your Vanishing Series speakers to any installation location. Not only can you aim Vanishing Series tweeters to insure superior off-axis imaging, but you can use the reflective room (tweeter) compensation switch to compensate for reflective rooms, and the wall distance setting toggle to optimize for placement close to walls or corners. Installing virtually-flush in-ceiling & in-wall speakers has never been easier, whether you’re a pro or a confident DIY-er. In existing walls, take advantage of one-cut drop-in installation and the security of our rotating cam stabilizing system. Our precision-engineered design lets you get professional results with no drywall repair.
Practically Invisible Grilles & Minimal Flanges New design! Vanishing Series in-ceiling & in-wall speakers feature our exclusive wafer-thin Sheer-Grille, a magnetically-secured grille. Sheer-Grilles have nearly transparent, ultra-small perfs, and are acoustically inert, for dynamic, unimpeded sound and more uniform coverage, even in larger rooms. Vanishing Series speakers are virtually indistinguishable from their surroundings. (Vanishing Series grilles are metal, and not recommended for installation in high-moisture locations. Choose Polk TCi Series in-ceiling & in-wall loudspeakers.)
High Performance Tweeters Superior imaging and clear, lifelike detail is revealed by superior tweeter technology. Vanishing Series tweeters feature 15° swivel housings, for more direct high frequency control, excellent off-axis imaging and more placement flexibility. The reflective room (tweeter) compensation switch (see individual model specs) can digitally compensate for reflective rooms without hindering high performance.
Patented PowerPort Bass Venting Speakers built into your walls can struggle to reproduce detailed deep bass because they lack enclosures tuned to support those frequencies. Vanishing Series speakers feature our patented PowerPort bass venting system to alleviate “chuffing” resonances, and roll out deep, musical bass that blends smoothly, for more efficient high performance bass than ever before.
Exclusive Audio Customization Controls Easily accessible controls allow you to make advanced audio tweaks to optimize your sound for any installation. Use the reflective room (tweeter) compensation switch to digitally compensate for harsh reflective surfaces. It doesn’t merely reduce high frequencies; it actually allows you to “notch out” a specific area of the spectrum (3500-6000Hz) where room acoustics most often interfere with performance. The wall distance setting toggle allows for maximum placement flexibility with no loss of performance by tailoring the frequency response to compensate for proximity to corners or adjacent walls. This sophisticated technology also allows you to restrict specific midbass frequencies (80-150Hz) that can produce “boominess” in close quarters, while leaving deep musical bass response intact. F/X® surround speaker models feature an additional imaging toggle, giving you more placement flexibility behind or to the sides of your listening position.

Superior Sound, Smallest Cutout

The smallest-diameter full-range 3-way driver array delivers full-size speaker performance in a speaker the size of a small inset lighting fixture. Let there be sound!

500-LS Features:

  • Extra deep well design with a Cassini oval woofer mounted above and behind the main driver & tweeter array, for broad coverage and dynamic full-range audio performance in a small diameter built-in.
  • Vanishing Series built-in speakers feature our exclusive wafer-thin Sheer-Grille™, a magnetically-secured grille that protrudes only 7mm from its surroundings. Sheer-Grilles have nearly transparent, ultra-small perfs, and are acoustically inert, for dynamic, unimpeded sound and more uniform coverage, even in larger rooms.
  • Painted to match your décor, Vanishing Series built-in speakers are virtually indistinguishable from their surroundings.
  • Enhanced, reengineered ring radiator tweeters extend top-end response for incredible details and realistic imaging.
  • Reflective surfaces in rooms can make sound brighter and cause image distortion. Engaging the Vanishing reflective room compensation feature (by selecting the low setting) lowers the tweeter level to compensate for reflective surfaces. Vanishing reflective room compensation is a custom audio control that cuts the level only in the 4-5kHz range, exactly where reflectivity destroys sound quality. Outside this narrow 1kHz band, the tweeter retains its detailed and accurate high frequency response, for no loss of realistic musical details.
  • Vanishing Series LS speakers are timbre-matched to Polk LSi speakers to insure utterly seamless blending from speaker to speaker in systems that combine traditional and built-in speakers.
  • If positioning limitations demand that your loudspeakers be installed closer than 2 feet from side walls, the proximity of the surface can result in a response bump between 50 and 200Hz. This can create boomy sound. The Vanishing wall distance toggle switch is a custom audio control that adjusts the crossover to flatten response and tune out boominess, without sacrificing deep bass response, for more lifelike sound and more flexible placement.
  • PowerPort bass venting is Polk's patented design for smoothly transitioning the air flow from the port into your listening area, eliminating turbulence and distortion, for bigger, more efficient, deep bass impact.
  • Easy one-cut, drop-in installation puts built-in audio within reach, with Perfect Fit templates, a precision flange, and (available) pre-construction brackets; achieve secure, vibration-free efficiency with a simple turn of the patented Rotating Cam system.

Numbers

  • UPC: 747192120795
  • EAN: 0747192120795
  • SKU: 500LS