Perfect sound and looks, just what I was looking for.
Pros: Nice clear high and mid
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I waited a long time before the walnut R350 version (of this Center Speaker) became available again. I wanted something upmarket from my old BostonAcoustics VRC center, which never worked-out so well with my current Vandersteen2Ci floor-standing Left/Right speakers. I had a few restrictions for: *The max. height (<5.75"), *No rear port(s) and *the speaker needed NOT to be black. Purchase was made w/o ever auditioning these speakers but I had to 'trust' Polk that the construction/specifications were worthy of the price tag. Unboxing the packaging gave me more comfort that I made the correct decision. I am not certain if speakers need 'breaking-in' but I let it simmer for 48 hours before sitting down to hear it. The results of my audition leads me to only say "SWEET!" and "WORTH IT!"
Pros: The speaker sock, it is shipped with, is a nice touch. Sound worth the $$
Cons: Humongous multi-language UserManual should be replaced with a pdf manual included in a USB stick.
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While I have only had these for a few days, I wanted to get a review out as I have not seen a single review for the 'slim' center channel of the reserve line. First off, I am replacing a Polk Signature S35 (which by itself is a decent center, but based on its small driver and cabinet size is lacking on some areas). I am limited based on our setup on both depth and height for a center to fit under the TV, and I am forced to butt up against a large wall - so both small form factor and sealed/non ported are a must for me. This speaker, the R350, is a massive improvement and step up from the S35. It has a much wider dispersion and set at the typical 80 hz crossover (running dual HTS-10 subs) pulls plenty of punch. Dialogue is significantly clearer and effects are more discernable and anchored to the screen. I have even played around with some high bitrate music on either 3 channel/Dolby music settings (just to test the speaker via forcing play on the center) and it absolutely shines on female vocals. It will hit pretty deep for something with 4" drivers in a sealed enclosure. I've watched a few movies (Blu-ray) and thus far it has handled everything I have thrown at it. While I cant compare to the other R300/R400 center channels, I am very happy with the R350. For those considering this speaker for vertical mount or L/C/R duty, the POLK emblem is magnetic, and can be moved to the bottom center for vertical orientation, haven't seen that talked about anywhere.
Pros: - Excellent mid range - Wide dispersion for a horizontal MTM design
Cons: - Speaker finish (I think the signature line looks better)
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Mids are great just wish the tweeter was a little stronger and it could take more wattage. Still happy with it though
Pros: Awesome mids
Cons: Wattage and tweeter soze
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