If you live where the weather can get extreme, check out these Polks, built to military specs to survive a savage beating from the elements. But these are much more than well-armored speakers. With rounded enclosures that produce a wide soundstage, you’ll get full-bodied acoustics well outside the direct line of the speakers; you can even hear subtle details in the music from 50 feet out. The Atrium 55s can handle up to 100 watts per channel, so crank them up to 11 and delight (or piss off) the neighbors. But the dishwater-dull design can’t be overlooked. But we can’t overlook the dishwater-dull design.