CEDIAcrunch hands-on: Polk Atrium outdoor speakers

Word leaked out two weeks ago that Polk Audio planned on releasing the Atrium Sat 10 and Sub 30 outdoor satellite/subwoofer system here at CEDIA. It’s kind of a novel idea if you think about it, with outdoor theaters and people craving the latest multichannel audio, I guess it’s a natural evolution. They sound great in harmony, but I don’t get the design. Is the ‘terra cotta’ planter supposed to look like a heap of clay? And the cheap plastic just screams “Look at me. I look like a planter, but you know there is something different ’bout me.”

The MSRP price came in a little higher than expected with each satellite speaker MSRP’n for $179 and the subwoofer for $329. Available this January.