I can't believe my ears. Polk has done it again with these inexpensive versions of their new Legend series speakers. These Reserve R200's are the bomb. The highs are crisp and brilliant where the vocals really stand out as well as guitars and cymbal crashes. The bass is tight and deep but not harsh to the ears. You almost don't need a subwoofer with these. Truly fantastic for music even in spite of their slightly heftier price compared to speakers in a $250 to $300 price range. If you can swing the money, you'll be extremely glad you did. They will not disappoint you at all. Reserve your seat for the show.
Pros: Phenomenal highs, Deep bass, overall well-balanced sound mixture especially for music where it does not sound like the sound is drowning or muddy.
Cons: Could have been more attractive.
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After owning a pair of Polk RTI A3 speakers I decided these should be may next set. The bass is tight and very controlled, I'd say personally it's enough to not need a subwoofer. Mids and vocals sound great and clean neutral never muddy or fatiguing, and highs shine, the treble is neither bright or harsh highs simply exists and are clear, detailed and sharp. I'm very impressed with the treble really. All together the speaker blends well and is very powerful. This speaker requires at least 4ohm. A 6ohm receiver will not efficiently drive these and will potentially overheat. I tried out a onkyo receiver rated 100Watt per channel 6-8ohm and within 5 minutes it was hot and really straining. A 4ohm stable amp or receiver should be more than enough for these. Im also sure the bass goes lower than 51hz it player around 39hz on my system and vibrates my floors and couch. So the 51hz must be reference levels. Overall this is the best speaker ive heard in this price range. If you're debating between the R100 or the R200 just get these. The upgraded driver size just produces such a better bass extension and midrange quality. Particularly at Higher volume levels. Only Fault I could find is the finish. Its just flat black and looks very basic. However the Grill is very nice curved and have very strong magnets. Also they really didn't need to place the Polk logo on the inside of the speaker as well as the Grill.
Pros: Bass, Mids, Treble, Dynamic, Clarity, Grill, Modern Design
Cons: Finish Could be Better, 4ohm Required to power these properly without risking speaker or amp damage, Sounds better on stands vs. on bookshelf. I'd say these are stand mount speakers due to bass.
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Great sound and good looking
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Almost too much speaker to 'waste' on surrounds. Easily could drive a very nice system. Great sound with quite a bit of bass.
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Great sounding bookshelf speakers. Have them set up in my bedroom. Amazed at the quality of the bass. Overall clean and full sound. Using an Emotiva BasX TA-100 receiver to power them.
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