The Polk Signa S2 is a very competitively priced sound bar with subwoofer that will help us improve the sound of our television. It works by connecting it easily to the TV, as it includes an optical and HDMI cable for quick and easy installation. It has a low-profile design that won't obstruct the remote's IR sensor and features Voice Adjust technology that dramatically increases volume level and vocal clarity to reproduce clear dialogue. On the other hand, the Polk Signa S2 has Bluetooth technology. This will allow us to play music directly from the mobile or tablet. In addition, it is accompanied by a fairly compact wireless subwoofer that we can place anywhere in the room to improve the bass. And if you have your TV hanging on the wall, don't worry, this Polk soundbar can also be mounted on the wall. Do you want to know more about the Polk Signa 2? We are going to review its characteristics in depth.
|Polk Signa 2|
|Speakers||2 midrange speakers + 2 one-inch tweeters|
|Connections||HDMI (ARC), Optical Toslink, 3.5mm Analog Mini-Jack (AUX.)|
|Supported audio formats||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Subwoofer||Yes, wireless. One 5.25-inch speaker|
|Others||Night Mode, Polk VoiceAdjust Technology|
|Dimensions||Soundbar: 89.9 x 5.4 x 8.1 cm|
Subwoofer: 34 x 17 x 30.9 cm
Sleek and compact design
The Polk Signa S2 soundbar has a fairly simple, yet elegant design. The entire front, and much of the upper area, is covered by a black acoustic fabric . On the far right (looking at the front bar) we have the logo of the brand in relief.
At the ends we see small shiny frames that separate the area of the acoustic fabric from the side finish. The edges of the soundbar are rounded, thus giving it a much more striking finish. Also in the upper part we have a part that is not made of cloth, but of hard plastic. In it we find the buttons that the sound bar has, placed in the upper area so that they are easier to press .
More specifically, from these buttons we can turn the sound bar on and off, switch between the inputs, pair the Bluetooth devices, and raise and lower the volume. The Polk Signa S2 also includes a small remote control , so it will not be necessary to get up to press the physical controls every time we want to do something.
The back of the soundbar is pretty plain too. The plastic housing has a couple of holes that will allow us to hang the bar on the wall . On the other hand, in a small opening we have the three inputs that this sound bar has placed.
The Polk Signa S2 has an HDMI input with ARC and compatible with 4K signals, a digital optical input in case we want to connect it to an older TV and a 3.5 mm jack that works as an auxiliary input.
In terms of size, the soundbar is 90 centimeters long . To give you an idea, a 49-inch television usually measures about 110 centimeters. So the Signa S2 will fit perfectly on almost any television.
On the other hand, it has a height of only 5.46 centimeters . This will allow us to place it in front of the TV without covering the IR receiver for the remote control. At least that is how it will be in the vast majority of televisions, whose bases tend to raise the television higher.
But we have commented that the Polk Signa S2 comes with a subwoofer that will help us boost the bass. This is 34 centimeters high, 31 centimeters deep and 17 centimeters wide . To be a subwoofer, they are quite contained measures, but we must bear in mind that we will need a hole to place it. Of course, although the ideal is that it is next to the sound bar, being wireless we can place it practically anywhere in the room.
Surround sound and Bluetooth
Let's now review its audio characteristics. The Polk Signa S2 hides two midrange speakers and two 1-inch tweeters inside . It supports Dolby Digital 5.1 decoding , producing simulated surround sound.
It is also equipped with Polk's VoiceAdjust technology . This allows you to customize the voice levels on the soundbar to reproduce clear dialogue. Thus, we can listen to any movie, television program or sporting event without missing a single word.
Along with the subwoofer to boost the bass, the soundbar offers some special modes to get the best sound in any type of content . Using a button we can change the equalizer settings and place one of the preconfigured options for movies and music. These optimize the sound from both the bar and the subwoofer, achieving clearer dialogue, immersive sound and the impact of deep bass.
And if you like to watch movies in the wee hours of the morning, no problem, the Polk Signa S2 has a night mode that lowers the bass and increases the voice setting . This allows us to enjoy clear dialogues, without the need to increase the general volume.
Finally, comment that, although it is a sound bar very focused on accompanying the television, the Polk Signa S2 is also equipped with Bluetooth connectivity . This will allow us to play music directly from the mobile, the tablet or other compatible devices.
Price and availability
In summary, we are facing a simple sound bar, designed to enhance the sound of the television when we watch movies, series or any type of program that they broadcast. The wireless subwoofer gives you extra punch in the bass and its compact size allows us to put the bar in almost any type of configuration.
We can get the Polk Signa S2 soundbar with a price of around 200 euros .