The Polk Hampden Speakers Were 40 Years in the Making

By: Meghan Young - Jan 18, 2014
References: polkheritage & core77
Although the Polk Hampden Speakers may not look like anything special to begin with, they were 40 years in the making. Part of the Polk Heritage Collection, it encompasses everything that the audio tech company has learned throughout their entire duration in the industry. An impressive feat to say the least, the design of the Polk Hampden Speakers was nevertheless left up to a competition, which was won by Cameron Nielsen.

According to Michael DiTullo, the Chief Design Officer at Sound United, Polk's parent company, "He captured the metaphor of a classic pair of Polk speakers purpose build for modern listening." With a wooden cabinet covered in bent teak veneer, glass-filled nylon bezels, silk dome tweeters and polypropylene woofers with rubber, the Polk Hampden Speakers is perfect for office and home desktops.