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Polk Audio R150

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Polk's newest R Series speakers offer remarkable audio performance, at a price that won't put a kink in your budget. The R150 bookshelf speakers borrow driver technologies found in Polk's higher-end speakers to fill small- to medium-sized rooms with detailed sound. They're a great pick for stereo listening in a den or bedroom, or for use as surround speakers in a home theater system.

Polk's newest R Series speakers offer remarkable audio performance, at a price that won't put a kink in your budget. The R150 bookshelf speakers borrow driver technologies found in Polk's higher-end speakers to fill small- to medium-sized rooms with detailed sound. They're a great pick for stereo listening in a den or bedroom, or for use as surround speakers in a home theater system.

Polk's exclusive driver design and the R150's solidly built cabinet work together to create smooth, accurate sound with minimal distortion. Highs and mids are clear, and bass is tight and accurate. A rubber surround increases the speaker's durability and power handling. The R150s also feature 5-way binding posts for a secure connection to your receiver or amp — a rare find for speakers in this price range. And a compact design means you can place these speakers almost anywhere.

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What's in the Box:

  • 1 Pair of Black loudspeakers with detachable grilles
  • Eight black self-adhesive rubber feet
  • Instruction manual (English/Spanish/French/German)
  • Product registration/Survey card
  • On-line registration sheet

Product Highlights:

  • video-shielded
  • bass-reflex (ported) design
  • handles up to 100 watts
  • frequency response 65-20,000 Hz (-3dB)
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • sensitivity 89 dB
  • 3/4" Dynamic Balance® tweeter with neodymium magnet
  • 5-1/4" Dynamic Balance woofer with butyl rubber surround
  • 5-way binding posts
  • 7"W x 10-5/8"H x 6-15/16"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs

Enclosure Bass Reflex
Video Shielded Yes
Tweeter Type Dome
Tweeter Size (inches) 0.75
Midrange Size (inches) ---
Woofer Size (inches) 5.25
Woofer Composition Polymer composite
Woofer Surround Butyl rubber
Power Range 20 to 100
Sensitivity 89 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 65-20k Hz
Connector Type 5-way post
Bi-amp Inputs No
Height (inches) 10-5/8
Width (inches) 7
Depth (inches) 6-15/16
Weight (pounds) 9.5
Mounting Bracket Included No
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 30-36
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

Product Research

Driver Technology
Enclosure Design
Connections
Mounting Options

Driver Technology

Dynamic Balance: Dynamic Balance is a proprietary Polk Audio technology using laser imaging to determine what combination of speaker materials create the least amount of resonance. Eliminating resonance in speakers results in a wide, smooth response and low distortion.

Composite Woofers: Each speaker has a 5-1/4" Dynamic Balance mineral filled polymer composite woofer housed in an acoustically inert stamped driver basket for clean midrange and deep, accurate bass. For a smoother response and improved durability, each woofer uses a rubber surround.

Silk Tweeters: Each speaker has a 3/4" Dynamic Balance silk, polymer composite dome tweeter with a neodymium magnet for clear, detailed highs.

Mylar Capacitors: The speakers utilize Mylar bypass capacitors to extend its high frequency response and improve detail and transparency.

Timbre-Matched: The Polk R150s are designed to fit any Polk Audio home theater or multi-channel music system for a more realistic seamless surround sound environment.

Frequency Response: The overall frequency response is 60Hz-24kHz and the -3dB frequency response is 65-20kHz.

Enclosure Design

Bass Port: A rear-firing bass port on each speaker gives you deep, punchy bass response.

Grilles: The speakers feature ant-diffraction grilles that minimize grill diffraction for spacious, three-dimensional imaging.

Connections

5-Way Binding Posts: The 5-way binding posts will accept bare wire, pin connectors, spade connectors, banana plugs, and dual banana plugs.

Mounting Options

Video Shielded: The speakers are magnetically shielded for safe placement near your video sources.

Applications: The R150s can be used as front or rear speakers in your home theater application or can be used as your main stereo pair for music listening.

Optional Speaker Stands: Polk recommends using speaker stands that are 30 to 36 inches tall. The speakers come with 4 rubber self-adhesive feet for each speaker to help secure them in place to prevent slippage and vibration.

Wall Mounting: The speaker does not come with any type of wall-bracket or key-hole slot for wall-mounting the speakers. To wall mount the speakers you will need to drill into the back of the speaker cabinet or use the optional B-Tech heavy duty side-grip wall-mounting bracket (121AM40B, sold separately). The space to drill into the back of the cabinet is 6.1875" x 3.3125" located above the speaker terminal assembly. The bracket will need to be able to withstand at least 10 lbs.

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