Bluetooth & Chromecast Built-in
Active Soundbar Speaker: The Polk MagniFi Max SR features a
low-profile, slim-design soundbar speaker. The soundbar speaker is equipped with a seven speaker array which consists of two
0.75" tweeters, one 1" midrange driver, and four 1"x3" oval-cone full-range
drivers, all powered by a 180W (RMS)/360W (Peak) built-in amplifier for dynamic
sound. Twin side-firing ports aid in low frequency response.
Wireless Powered Sub: The included wireless powered
subwoofer reproduces deep bass impact that you can feel from your movie and
music soundtracks. It houses a down-firing 8" woofer, down-firing bass port, and
built-in 160W (RMS)/320W (Peak) amplifier. You can independently adjust the
wireless powered sub's bass level from the rest of the system's overall volume
Wireless Surround Speakers: The Polk MagniFi Max SR comes with two
Polk SR1 wireless rear speakers to create a truly immersive, multi-dimensional
5.1 surround sound experience. Each wireless speaker features a 3" mid-woofer
with built-in amplifier.
Proprietary Polk Technologies: Featuring Polk's patented SDA
surround sound and Voice Adjust technologies, the MagniFi Max SR soundbar speaker
system produces an immersive listening experience.
- SDA (Stereo Dimensional Array): Polk's patented Stereo
Dimensional Array (SDA) surround technology creates an expansive
multi-dimensional soundstage and detailed stereo image. SDA both heightens
and widens the soundstage providing an immersive room-filling sound without
sacrificing clarity. SDA also compliments Dolby & DTS encoded content
creating an incredible cinematic experience.
- Voice Adjust: Voice Adjust technology dramatically
increases vocal clarity and volume level for crystal clear dialog no matter
what you're watching. You can customize the voice levels in the soundbar
however you prefer to reproduce clear, crisp dialog and never miss a single
word of your favorite movie, TV show, or sporting event.
Optimized EQ Presets: EQ settings for
Movies, Music, All Stereo, Sports, and Night optimize the soundbar and subwoofer to ensure
you get the clearest dialog, big surround sound, and deep bass for the best audio
and home theater experience regardless of what you are watching or if you are
watching late at night.
- Movie: Acoustically optimized for both movie and TV
soundtracks. It also provides a bass boost, increased spatialization and
enhances Voice Adjust levels for improved dialog clarity. It is the default
sound mode for HDMI and Optical input sources.
- Music: Music mode gives you balanced sound and smoother
bass while minimizing spatialization effects to ensure more natural sound
- All Stereo: All Stereo mode provides room-filling sound by
mirroring the front left and right channels to the surround left and right
- Sports: Enhances dialog-rich content, like sporting
events, news casts, and talk shows.
- Night: Reduces bass and volume dynamics while improving
voice intelligibility for low-volume listening.
Dolby Digital & DTS Compatible: The Polk MagniFi Max SR
soundbar speaker system will decode Dolby Digital & DTS audio (up to 5.1ch)
through its HDMI and Optical digital inputs. 2ch PCM audio is also supported
through HDMI, Optical, and stereo minijack.
ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature of the system's
HDMI output allows audio to be sent from your ARC compatible TV to the MagniFi
Max through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to
your television. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your TV.
The HDMI ARC output supports Dolby Digital 5.1ch & 2ch PCM.
Note: Because with many televisions, the ARC-enabled
HDMI input will only pass 2ch PCM from devices connected to the TV via HDMI
or analog, we recommend that you connect your Blu-ray player,
satellite/cable box, and game system to the soundbar system's HDMI inputs
directly; and then connect the soundbar's ARC-enabled HDMI output to your
TV's ARC-enabled HDMI input. This setup will give you with the best overall
Digital & Analog Audio Inputs: In addition to HDMI
connectivity, the Polk MagniFi Max SR soundbar system provides a digital
(optical) input and analog minijack (3.5mm) input for connectivity to your TV
or other source components. You should make sure to turn your TV speakers off
or set to "0."
- Optical Digital Input: The soundbar features a single
optical (toslink) digital input to connect your flat-panel TV. The optical
input can decode and reproduce Dolby Digital & DTS 5.1ch program material.
The soundbar's digital input also supports 2-channel PCM.
- Stereo Minijack Input: The soundbar is equipped with an
analog stereo minijack (3.5mm) input to connect your television (which may
lack an optical digital output). If your TV is equipped with stereo RCA
outputs, you will need a stereo minijack-to-RCA adapter cable (sold
Note: The digital optical output terminals of many newer
flat-panel TVs only send an audio signal in 5.1ch when receiving Dolby
Digital/DTS surround sound from the TV's built-in tuner, network connection,
or connected USB device; and will output only 2ch stereo from sources
connected to the TV via HDMI, or RCA (like your Blu-ray/DVD player or
HDMI 2.0a: Featuring three HDMI inputs and one HDMI ARC output, the
Polk MagniFi Max SR incorporates an advanced video section that features the latest
HDMI 2.0a specification, including support for 4K Ultra HD video pass-through,
High Dynamic Range (HDR) video, and HDCP 2.2 compatibility.
Note: There are no analog video inputs or outputs.
4K Pass-Through: The MagniFi Max SR supports up to 4K (3840x2160 pixels)
video on all of its HDMI inputs and output. It will also pass a 480i, 480p,
720p, 1080i, or 1080p video signals via HDMI. There is no video resolution
HDR (High Dynamic Range): HDR (High Dynamic Range) provides enhanced
picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and
bright parts of an image. HDR reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity
or brightness levels, creating greater contrast. This increased contrast reveals
the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and shadows to the
brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth. The MagniFi Max SR supports two
types of HDR formats - HDR10 and Dolby Vision.
- HDR10: HDR10 is an open standard and currently the most
popular HDR format on the market. It supports 10-bit color and 1,000 nits.
It uses static metadata at the start of a movie to tell the soundbar and
your TV that the video content is encoded using HDR.
- Dolby Vision: Unlike HDR 10 which contains static
metadata, Dolby Vision utilizes dynamic metadata which adjusts brightness,
color, and contrast automatically for each scene. Dynamic metadata carries
information that maps every image to your TV's display capabilities, so you
see more of what the content creator intended. Dolby Vision supports 12-bit
color and 10,000 nits.
Note: The system does not support the HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma) HDR format.
HDCP 2.2 Compliant: All of the soundbar speaker system's HDMI jacks
are HDCP 2.2 compatible which
fully complies with the latest copyright protection standard for 4K video
Bluetooth & Chromecast Built-in
Network Connection: The Polk MagniFi Max SR offers
built-in dual-band (2.4/5GHz) WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) and features a rear-panel
Ethernet (RJ-45) jack for a wireless or wired connection to your home's network
router. By connecting to your home's network, the MagniFi Max SR will support
Chromecast Built-in, so you can wirelessly stream many of your favorite music
apps from your Apple iOS or Android device, Mac computer, or Windows PC to the
soundbar speaker system.
Chromecast Built-In: Chromecast built-in lets you cast many of your favorite music
apps from your from your Android (OS 4.0+) or Apple iOS (8.0+)
device, Mac computer, Windows PC, or Chromebook to the MagniFi Max SR soundbar
speaker system. Chromecast built-in certified apps include
YouTube Music, & iHeart
a complete list of compatible apps - subscription fees may apply). Chromecast built-in streams your music
directly from the cloud instead of from your smartphone or tablet, so you don't lose any sound
quality. Additional Chromecast built-in features include -
- Simple-to-Use: Chromecast built-in allows you to search, browse,
play, skip, and turn up the volume directly from the music apps you know and
love on your compatible phone, tablet or laptop. While you cast your music,
you can still use your smartphone to answer a phone call, play a game, send a
text, and even leave the room, all without interrupting what's playing on
the receiver's speaker system or draining your battery. Friends and family
can even use their own Chromecast Built-in compatible phone or tablet to
cast music to your system by connecting to your home's WiFi network.
- Google Home: Multiple Chromecast built-in speakers can
be added to the same WiFi network to form a multiroom audio system using the
Google Home app. Using the Google Home app (for
Apple iOS 9.1+ and
Android OS 4.0.3+), you can sync multiple speakers with Chromecast built-in in multiple rooms of your home to play the same song throughout
your house at the same time. Only Chromecast built-in compatible music apps
- Voice Control (Optional): Purchase the
Google Home Wireless Speaker (sold separately) or other Google Home
Assistant compatible speaker (see Accessories tab) and gain voice control of compatible Chromecast
music apps. You'll be able to access a specific music app and then select a
specific station or song using only your voice. You'll also have voice
control over Play, Pause, Skip, & Volume. The MagniFi Max SR & the Google
Home Assistant device must be connected to the same wireless (WiFi) network.
Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The Polk MagniFi Max SR
soundbar system supports Bluetooth A2DP which allows you to wirelessly stream
audio from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop
computer. You'll be able to stream stored music, music apps, podcasts,
audiobooks, and other audio content from your Bluetooth source device to the
soundbar speaker system. Basic playback control (such as Play/Pause,
Previous/Next Track, & Volume Up/Down) can be done from the included IR remote. You will continue to use your Bluetooth source device for
advance music navigation and to view song/artist information.
Note: The MagniFi Max SR does not support Bluetooth
hands-free communication for phone calls.
Remote Control: The included IR remote control provides
wireless operation of the Polk MagniFi Max SR soundbar speaker system. There are
also several ways to use your TV, cable, or satellite remote to control the
MagniFi Max SR system.
- HDMI CEC: If your TV is connected to the MagnFi Max via HDMI and
your TV supports HDMI CEC, you can control the volume and mute functions of
the soundbar speaker system from your TV's remote control.
- Polk Smart Remote Technology: Polk Smart Remote technology allows
for most Samsung, LG, Vizio, and Sony TV remotes to control the MagniFi
Max's volume and mute functions right out of the box (no programming
required). TV must be manufactured within the last 5 years.
- IR Learning Function: If you have another brand of television
that is not listed above, or you have a cable or satellite receiver, you can
also program the MagniFi Max SR soundbar speaker system to respond to one of
these remotes (remote functions include - Power, Volume, and Mute).
Top-Panel Controls: The following controls are found on top
of the soundbar speaker - Power, Source, Volume, Mute, Voice Adjust, and
Mounting Options: The Polk MagniFi Max SR offers flexible
mounting options for the active soundbar speaker and wireless powered subwoofer.
- The soundbar speaker should be centered under or above your flat-panel
TV screen. The soundbar can simply be placed on a tabletop, stand, or shelf
(integrated rubber feet provide secure placement). The soundbar can also be
mounted to the wall using the included wall-mount brackets (mounting screws
not included). The unique wall-mounting system provides horizontal
adjustment to ensure the soundbar remains level and centered under your TV.
- The powered subwoofer receives its signal from the soundbar wirelessly,
so it can be placed virtually anywhere in the room (up to 30' from
soundbar). Ideally, the powered sub should be placed along the same wall as
the soundbar speaker. Placing the powered subwoofer in a corner will
increase its bass response even more.
- The wireless surround speaker can be simply placed on a stand, shelf, or
table-top. You can also wall-mount the wireless surround speakers using the
built-in keyhole slots (mounting screws not included). In addition, each
speaker includes a 1/4"-20 threaded insert for use with articulating
wall-mount brackets (sold separately). Theses speakers are designed to be
mounted horizontally (not vertically) and are marked "Left" & "Right".
Left/Right balance controls allow for asymmetrical placement.
Power Requirements: The active soundbar speaker, wireless
powered sub, and two wireless surround speakers will all require an AC power outlet. The soundbar speaker includes an
AC power adapter with attached 58" DC cord and a detachable 58" AC power cord.
The powered sub comes with a detachable 69" AC power cord. Each wireless
surround speaker comes with an AC power adapter with attached 9.75' DC cord.