Polk Audio MagniFi MAX SR 5.1 - Review

Polk Audio MagniFi MAX SR 5.1 Soundbar Review
7.14 Mixed Usages
8.4 SOUND QUALITY
8.4 BASS ACCURACY :
7.6 AUDIO & VIDEO LATENCY:
4.3 AUDIO ENHANCEMENT FEATURES:
7 BUILD QUALITY :
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Specification

GENERAL

Number of Channel 4.0.4 Channel
Placement Type Wall-mountable
Connectivity Type Both (Wired & Wireless)
Subwoofer Feature Wireless Subwoofer
Rear Speaker N/A
Central Channel Speaker Yes
Audio Enhancement Features Yes
HDMI input/output Yes
Analog Audio In 3.5mm (Aux) Yes
Loudness High Volume ( > 92db )
Warranty 36 months Months

Connectivity:

Digital Optical Audio Input ( Toslink ) 1 Optical Audio Input
HDMI ARC 1 (shared)
HDMI Output 1 (shared)
Full HDMI Input 3 HDMI Input
Analog Audio In 3.5mm (Aux) 1
RCA Ports No
USB Port None
Ethernet Jack Yes

Audio Quality ( Tested )

Dialogue & Vocal Accuracy Frequency deviation from target is less than standard error (3.4 dB ); which means soundbar is very good to reproduce dialog and instrumental music
Bass Accuracy ( for music, film scores, movies, and games) Soundbar 's Low-Frequency-Extension is less than 35 Hz. Which means It can reproduce the deep thump and rumble in the low-bass accurately.
3- Dimensional Sound Accuracy ( Sound Stage) soundstage has good focus overall but but some sound tracks seem to be bit more diffused and lack separation.
Total Harmonic Distortion ( Center Channel ) It has dedicated center channel speaker and Total Harmonic Distortion of center channel @80dB is less than standard value(>0.7). So soundbar produce more clear and accurate audio of the dialogue in movies.
Surround Sound Imaging ( Rear Channel ) No dedicated rear channel (7.1 channel) but surround content produced by side-firing speakers on the bar is quite impressive and sounds seem to be coming from above you, behind you and on the sides.
Streo Dynamics ( Loudness ): Dynamic Range Compression @ Max Volume is little bit more than standard deviation (<2 dB) and maximum valume is over 92 dB SPL
Audio & Video Latency Here no visible latency via ARC (99 ms) and Optical (92 ms) but visuals difference may found via Full HDMI Input (-11 ms).

Audio Enhancement Features:

Digital Room Correction: N/A
Auto Volume Adjustment/ Night Mode: Yes
Equilizer Options: Presets
Bass Adjustment ( Thup & Punch of sound) Yes
Treble Adjustent ( Brightness and Clarity od Audio) N/A
Surround Level Adjustment: Yes
Virtual Surround Effect: N/A

Supported Audio Format ( HDMI ARC)

eARC Standard N/A
Dolby Atmos N/A
Dolby Digital Yes
Dolby Digital Plus N/A
DTS Yes
DTS: X N/A
Dolby True HD ( eARC only ) N/A
DTS- HD MA (eARC only) N/A
5.1 PCM ( eARC only ) N/A

Supported Audio Format (Full HDMI In' port ):

Dolby Atmos : N/A
DTS:X : N/A
Dolby Digital : Yes
Dolby Digital Plus: N/A
DTS : N/A
Dolby TrueHD : N/A
DTS-HD MA : N/A
5.1 PCM N/A

Audio Format Support ( Optical Port ):

Dolby Digital : Yes
DTS : Yes

Drivers Specs

Tweeter Size and Type : 0.75" Dome (2)
Midrange Size & Types: 1" Cone
Woofer Size & Type : 1"x3" Oval Cone (4)
Subwoofer Driver 8" Cone

Build Material

Enclosure Bass Reflex
Finish The bar, the subwoofer and the satellites are made of solid and durable plastic. The fabric coverings are tight.
Color Black
Soundbar Width 42.9" (109.0 cm)
Soundbar Height 2.0" (5.0 cm)
Soundbar Depth 3.7" (9.5 cm)
Subwoofer Width 11.4" (29.0 cm)
Subwoofer Depth 14.6" (37.0 cm)

Rating System

SOUND QUALITY 8.4
BASS ACCURACY : 8.4
AUDIO ENHANCEMENT FEATURES: 4.3
AUDIO & VIDEO LATENCY: 7.6
BUILD QUALITY : 7
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