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|Wireless Wonder The Woodbourne is more than a wireless loudspeaker offering both Airplay and Bluetooth wireless technology with aptX connectivity. It can, in fact, do the heavy lifting of a primary speaker system, not only for your music but also for all your TV viewing pleasure. Which at first may seem surprising when you consider how small the Woodbourne is, but not at all unexpected when Polk sets out to upgrade a category. Polks design teams goal was twofold: fill a room with full-range Polk sound quality and imaging, the equivalent of a pair of high performance bookshelf speakers. But at the same time answer the publics category defining desire for simple, compact systems. The result you see pictured: a single speaker enclosure of classic and elegant design. Inside, a dual 2-way design, with two 5-1/4 long-throw drivers and two 1 silk dome tweeters in a sealed, acoustic suspension MDF enclosure. Now listen. Youll experience music and movies with a richness and detail unheard of in any speaker system in this category. Until now. Wire Less, Play More The Woodbourne offers state-of-the-art connectivity both as a wireless and wired speaker system. These connections include: 1.andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Airplay 2.andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; 2. Bluetooth wireless technology with aptX 3.andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; USB A-port for any Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod portable device with charging capability 4.andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Optical input with Dolby Digital decoding for TV, CD, or DVD sound. 5.andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Analog stereo 3.5 mm input Born in Baltimore, Played Everywhere Baltimore is a city of neighborhoods, all of them unique. Its a town with deep musical roots. Polk was born here. So was the Woodbourne. Its named after a Baltimore neighborhood and is about style, the feel and rhythm of urban life, the music you love. Wireless or wired, the Woodbourne will be played everywhere. Its every city. Its sound is the place we call home. Its where music lives. Uniquely Woodbourne in Style andamp; Performance Enclosure andamp; Grille The 12 thick MDF enclosure was selected for its superior acoustic properties. The non-removable lattice grille has very large open areas to minimize any interference with the mid-woofers and tweeters. The curved front baffle not only adds visual interest but it also allows greater separation between the two driver sets, adding to the larger sound field that complements the room filling capabilities of the system. Controls Reinforcing the Woodbournes simple, elegant lines are minimalist controls that can be accessed from either an included remote control or at the Woodbournes front panel. Those controls offer 6 source selections, adjustable volume with LED indicator and power on/off. 180 Watt RMS 4-Channel Amplifier Each driver has its own dedicated amplifier with 70 Watts continuous per 5-1/4 mid-woofer and 20 Watts continuous for each 1 silk dome tweeter. Individual amplification offers several performance advantages. First, by shaping response in the digital domain, Polks acoustic engineers created greater dynamic range, along with greater crossover flexibility, which includes high- and low-pass filtering of drivers and tweeters. In addition, amplifying the drivers and tweeters individually adds an effortless character to the Woodbournes performance that translates as an enhanced sense of realism. Second, by eliminating passive crossover components like inductors, resistors and capacitors, we reduce the distortion, phase shift and other undesirable by-products inherent in such systems. For the listener, the end result is music and movies feel more alive. Acoustic Suspension Tuning The Woodbourne is a speaker system designed for a speciandshy;fic application: a small form factor, offering easy integration into a decor while delivering extraordinary room-andshy;filling performance. To achieve those design goals, an acoustic suspension system offered the most extended, tightest and most musical bass for the enclosure size. The very long excursion of the mid-woofers, driven by the high power ampliandshy;fiers, would have required a very large port for equivalent bass extension. This was not feasible given the Woodbournes enclosure size and proportions. Midwoofer/High Frequency Drivers Polk started this project with high performance expectations, which meant seriously tweaking the drivers to realize the bookshelf performance Polk wanted to achieve. That meant high cone excursion rates and that meant Klipple optimized large signal parameters to ensure lower distortion during those high excursions. Polk used Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to design the motor structure for optimal matching of the magnet, voice coil, gap and pole piece. Dolby Digital Decoding Dolby Digital 5.1 sources connected to the optical input are decoded andamp; processed for 2.0 re-production. Full Complement Bass (FCB) Below 90 Hz, the mid-woofers reproduce an identical summed monophonic (L andamp; R) signal. This ensures optimal bass reproduction with minimal distortion. Without FCB, non-phase coherent program material would give rise to uncontrolled diaphragm motion. Dual IR Sensors In order to ensure a wide communication range for the Woodbournes remote control, weve included two IR sensors on either end of the cabinet behind the grille. Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Weve incorporated a powerful Digital Signal Processing (DSP) engine capable of 150 MIPS (millions of instructions per second) and comprised of 35 discrete DSP blocks for amplitude response shaping, crossover andshy; filtering, signal mixing and parametric broad band and band limited compression. Amplitude smoothing addresses even minor irregularities of all active drive units.|