Polk Audio 6500BT 280-Watt 5.1-Channel Bluetooth Sound Bar With Subwoofer

  • Model #: 6500BT
  • Web Code: 10289164


Upgrade your sound system with a SurroundBar from Polk Audio. The 6500BT boasts legendary surround sound streaming through a sleek and lean self-powered single speaker; Bluetooth connectivity links seamlessly to the newer generation of TVs to enhance your entertainment with more immersive cinematic audio.

More Information

  • 80 Watt wireless subwoofer features 7-inch downward firing poly-composite Dynamic Balance woofer and flared J-port for big bass with low distortion
  • Patented SDA surround technology delivers a vivid 5-channel sound field from a single source without the need for rear speakers or special room characteristics
  • Polk Digital Logic technology automatically calibrates and optimizes your SurroundBar for any room shape or system setup
  • On-board Dolby Digital processing connects your SurroundBar directly to your TV, DVD or Blu-Ray player, or gaming console
  • Installs anywhere easily using a simple secure wall-mount bracket or shelf cradle
  • Extruded aluminum enclosure is designed to eliminate performance-robbing cabinet resonances
  • Anti-diffraction grille and bezel design create surprisingly open, spacious imaging
  • SmartBar programming enables the SurroundBar to learn volume up/down and mute from your existing TV remote control so you'll need only one remote for the SurroundBar and your television
  • State-of-the-art lossless wireless technology delivers absolutely instantaneous subwoofer response
  • Easy plug-and-play connections, with no complex setup or calibration needed

What's in the Box?

  • Remote Control (Battery Included)
  • Subwoofer Power Cord
  • 24V Power Supply
  • 6 ft Digital (Optical) Cable
  • 1/8 in to 1/8 in Analog Cable
  • 1/8 in to RCA Adapter
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Owner’s Manual
  • Online Registration Card

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 5 Year(s)
  • Labour - 5 Year(s)

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Customer Reviews

4.4 / 5
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  • from Kitchener, ON

Doesnt work for long

I bought this soundbar at christmas 2015. Within the first month my sub was crackling, and now six months later the blue tooth doesnt work at all, very dissapointed considering the price. Would never buy polk again

  • from Burnaby, BC

Great Sound at a Great Price !

Amazing sound for the size of the unit and in my opinion way better than the bose or sonos sound bars i listened to. I am definitely not disappointed with this purchase and both the sound bar and sub are compact and look great.

  • from Saskatoon, SK

Good Deal

Would definitely recommend this Sound Bar. The only issue I have with it is the Led lights don't go out after it is on, unlike the LG.

  • from Scarborough, ON

Great product!

Bought this on boxing day..... great value! Very simple to set up, no need to read instruction manual! It can be paired easily with my iPhone with the bluetooth. This is the main reason I want to buy this item! Sound quality is very good and clear without cracking. The subwoofer is small. I can hide it easily anywhere.

  • from Vancouver, BC

Polk 6500BT Soundbar

Good solid piece of equipment. No problems setting up except programming my remote which I finally figured out. Very nice powerful rich sound. I don't think people will be disappointed with this product

  • from Chilliwack, BC

Good deal

Very easy setup and excellent sound . Great deal.

  • from Drummond, N B.

poke audio 6500

Beautiful sound, easy to hook up. Very pleased with it.

  • from Montreal, QC

Great Sound System

Sound system works great. Bluetooth feature is easy to use/switch to. Not sure I would pay full price for it though (I got it on sale).

  • from Saskatoon, SK

Very Nice-Easy Setup.

Purchased this sound bar during Best Buy Boxing Week sale online. This is the first Polk sound bar that I have purchased. Sounds great and was easy to set up. Would recommend if you want better sound than what your television speakers produce. Happy with the sound bar and got a great deal on it.

  • from Timmins, ON

Not Surround at all!

Purchased because of deal on boxing day. It would not be a good purchase at regular price. Does not outperform the average 200 dollar range soundbar and doesn't come close to a 5.1 channel multi speaker surround system. Advice is to get one or the other. This item is just your average soundbar and sub.

  • from Cambridge, ON

Fantastic sound

Super easy to connect. Great sound. Makes listening to crappy TV speakers come alive. Highly recommend. I got it on sale, awesome deal.

  • from Kirkland, QC

Polk Bar

The bar was easy to set up. Any Dolby 5.1 media sounds great. Note it will only play PCM or Dolby 5.1. So most blu ray DVDs will only be heard in PCM.

  • from Moose Jaw, SK


As soon as I turned this unit on I knew I had made a good choice. The sound is incredible. I found that movies and music sound excellent. Not much more to say but it was very easy to set up and doesn't take up much space.

  • from Toronto, ON


Bought it on sale. Sounds better than my old 5.1 says my wife. Great value for the money and the five year warranty is great feature too.

  • from Chilliwack, BC

excellent sound

Very good buy - on sale. Easy to set up and calibrate. Sound quality is great for normal listening (I haven't tried it for any extreme sounds). Would definitely recommend this sound bar.

  • from Fort St John , BC

Polk fan.

The sound quality is what I know to expect from Polk audio, I have been a fan for decades. Love the Bluetooth feature to the subwoofer, only concern is, the limited mounting options, most TV wall mounts now come with sound bar brackets, This was a Samsung TV and I found it a bit of a challenge mounting the sound bar to the TV. Would still highly recommend this product.

  • from Lachine, QC

dont buy it

The sub is not good at all its sound sometimes the bar sound is great quality but i inspect more from polk i return it and took sony wich was way better

  • from Thunder Bay, ON


Got this on-sale at a great deal. Have had it a week. I've turned it up fairly loud to see what it can do, and it was loud enough that I didn't even see where it peaks out. It's a pretty great system. You can play music on this thing with people over in a party setting as long as the room isn't too big and it'll do you proud. Very happy. No complaints at this point.

  • from Toronto, ON

Awesome Soundabr

Got this on Sale. Totally worth it. Must recommend this