Polk Is the

Great American Sound

In 1972 change was everywhere. In our appearance. In our attitude. In our music. It was an era when the live show evolved into a milestone, selling out stadiums and inspiring a new generation with a mindblower of a soundtrack. Our founders set out to capture the wonder of the live concert experience and bring it home. Throughout the decades since, we've continued making speakers to elevate all aspects of sound—in movies, TV and music—to provide you with the ultimate listening experience that's always accessible.

Founded on Friendship, Built on Trust

Just a few friends from Johns Hopkins University with a passion for sound—and music on their mind. Matt Polk and his close-knit crew of rock 'n roll mad scientists left an indelible mark on world. What started as a garage project in an old Victorian rooming house in Baltimore, Maryland, quickly became a legacy that never wavered from its original vision: Searching out new solutions in high-fidelity sound, while engineering reliable speakers to span the generations.

It's HiFi Audio That Honors You

Success in this business relies on weathering time's endless changes with a cool head and a giving heart. It's this approach that's allowed us to produce countless new speaker products since our inception—all the while delighting homes across this great nation and beyond. Because… we know sound. It's our only focus. And as we continue researching, engineering and innovating toward new sonic revelations, you can trust that our intentions always will uphold the principles of real American HiFi. Because this isn't just a job—it’s a privilege based on what audio should deliver: Great sound for everyone.


For more than four decades, we've been defining real American Hi-Fi in our advanced research and development labs in Baltimore, Maryland. Enjoy this small selection of our patented technologies that are a result of those hard-won efforts.

Improves Sound Quality by Minimizing Resonance


Advanced analysis of a speaker's entire electroacoustic and mechanical system that helps in the selection of better materials and more efficient geometry to build more realistic-sounding loudspeakers

Renders Surround Sound from One Location


Patented technology cancels out all destructive cross channel interference within the speaker to maintain an expansive soundstage and wide stereo image, while enhancing the overall three-dimensional sound experience.

Broadens Soundstage for Smaller Speakers


Produces a wide, enveloping soundstage that’s tuned specifically for minimum cabinet size.

Patented Port Geometry Increases Bass Without Distortion


Dramatically reduces port air turbulence for greater bass impact and lower distortion with less amplifier power.

Patented Crossover Technology Creates a Wider Sweet Spot


Removes unwanted interference in the speaker array for a seamless, lifelike soundstage no matter where you're sitting in the room.

Controls Dialogue Volume Levels


Isolate and adjust the voice channel level to reproduce clear, crisp dialogue and never miss a single word of your favorite movie, TV show or sporting event with this patented technology.

Engineering and Design That Shapes How You Listen

From the bright minds who engineer and inspire our patented audio technologies, to the keen eyes of our designers who live for the look and feel of our products, both schools of thought drive our rich, detailed, room-filling sound—together, united and never apart.

Let's Polk Out—Together!

Take a tour of our forum and connect with thousands of other people who are part of the Polk family. It has everything you need to voice your passion about our great sound!

Design with Passion

Enjoying Polk’s rich, warm, lifelike sound means you get a look that embodies those same qualities. When we put our eye for design to the test, success means aligning with the vision of our lasting legacy. Rounded forms, natural tones, plush leathers, machined metals, resonance-free enclosures, high-performance composites, and other hand-selected speaker materials, keep inviting you back with every listen, reflecting a history rooted in mid-century American design.


A Genuine Approach

We believe in design that hearkens back to the cornerstone of our accomplishments. Care, pride, love, form, function—the way we see it, each one enriches the other. So the Polk speakers in your home live up to the sound we're known for.

The Look That Loves You Back

So movie night with the family remains unforgettable. So your next house party always rocks. So whenever you listen, the sound you hear comes from a speaker of beauty and integrity, whose look and feel is built for the greatness of a life well-lived.

Because when you love what you do for more than 40 years… it shows.