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Polk Audio Reserve R200 Bookshelf speakers (Brown)

Item # 107R200BWN

They build on Polk's familiar legacy of innovation and clever engineering, and offer high value at a reasonable price.

They build on Polk's familiar legacy of innovation and clever engineering, and offer high value at a reasonable price.

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Item # 107R200BWN

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$749.00 pair

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About the Polk Audio Reserve R200

Eric A.

Premium sound and minimalist appeal

Polk's Reserve R200 bookshelf speakers build on the company's long-standing legacy of clever engineering and solid build quality. The 6-1/2" molded Turbine Cone™ driver delivers accurate, natural-sounding midrange. It's the same driver the company uses in their high-end Legend Series. The patented X-Port helps these speakers deliver deep bass with no distortion. And the 1" ring radiator tweeter features an integrated waveguide for a broad "sweet spot" with no unwanted high-frequency resonance. 

Premium sound and minimalist appeal

Polk's Reserve R200 bookshelf speakers build on the company's long-standing legacy of clever engineering and solid build quality. The 6-1/2" molded Turbine Cone™ driver delivers accurate, natural-sounding midrange. It's the same driver the company uses in their high-end Legend Series. The patented X-Port helps these speakers deliver deep bass with no distortion. And the 1" ring radiator tweeter features an integrated waveguide for a broad "sweet spot" with no unwanted high-frequency resonance. 

You can use this pair of R200s with confidence as part of an audiophile-grade stereo system, or as the front or rear channels of a Reserve Series surround sound system. 

Give them plenty of power

Many more affordable Polk Audio speakers are known for their high efficiency (they don't need much power to produce great sound). That's not really the case for the R200s. Because of their high-end design and construction, they need more power to sound their best.

The R200s have a sensitivity rating of 86 dB, which means robust amplification will do them right. I highly recommend a high-output power amp or integrated amp to drive these speakers. 

Get the most out of your speakers

We often refer to this class of speakers as "bookshelf speakers," but I recommend using a pair of high-quality speaker stands with the R200s. They help improve the sound by giving your speakers a stable, vibration-free platform. Speaker stands also give you more placement flexibility, since you won't be limited to a space on your shelf or table.

Got wire?

The R200s don't include any speaker wire. Read our article about choosing and installing speaker wire.
Shop our selection of speaker wire.

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Product highlights:

  • 1" ring radiator Pinnacle tweeter with an integrated waveguide for a broad "sweet spot"
  • 6-1/2" Turbine Cone™ midrange/bass driver
  • frequency response: 51-38,000 Hz
  • nominal impedance: 8 ohms
  • sensitivity: 86 dB
  • recommended amplifier power: 30-200 watts
  • bass-reflex (ported) enclosure with rear-firing X-Port
    • reduces low-frequency distortion and increases bass output
  • binding post speaker terminals
  • removable magnetic grilles
Dimensions and warranty:
  • dimensions (measured by Crutchfield): 7-9/16"W x 14-1/16"H x 13-15/16"D
  • weight: 19.11 lbs. each
  • warranty: 5 years
  • MFR # 300029-14-00-005

What's in the box:

  • 2 Bookshelf loudspeakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • Owner's Manual
  • Online Registration

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More details on the Polk Audio Reserve R200

Stacey B.

Features & specs

Enclosure Ported
Finish MDF/Vinyl
Color Brown
Tweeter Type Ring Radiator
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Midrange Size (inches) N/A
Woofer Size (inches) 6.5
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range 30-200
Sensitivity 86 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 51-38k Hz
Connector Type Binding post
Bi-amp Inputs No
Height (inches) 14-1/16
Width (inches) 7-9/16
Depth (inches) 13-15/16
Weight (pounds) 19.11
Wall-mountable No
Bracket Included No
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 24-28
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

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Features

Two-Way Driver Design: The Reserve Series R200 bookshelf loudspeaker utilizes a two-way driver design and inherits the 1" Pinnacle ring radiator tweeter and 6.5" Turbine cone woofer from Polk's flagship Legend series for renowned clarity and imaging.

  • 1" Pinnacle Ring Radiator Tweeter: The 1" high definition Pinnacle ring radiator tweeter, developed by Polk Audio, delivers ultra-clear, crisp highs without unwanted coloration or distortions. The Pinnacle tweeter features a finely tuned waveguide that dramatically improves the dispersion of high frequency energy ensuring a broad "sweet spot" and while the critically damped rear-chamber helps to defeat any unwanted resonances. Hi-Res certified, the Pinnacle Tweeter is designed for today's two-channel music listening as well as multichannel 3D audio found in music, movies, sports, and video games soundtracks.
  • 6.5" Turbine Cone Woofer: The bookshelf loudspeaker houses a single 6.5" Turbine Cone woofer to handle midrange, midbass, and bass frequencies. Polk developed the new Turbine cone to ensure the natural reproduction of the midrange, the frequencies our ears are so sensitive to. The Turbine cone combines Polk's proprietary foam core and the molded Turbine geometry which dramatically increases stiffness and damping, without adding mass - resulting in a smooth, detailed midrange and effortless bass.

Hi-Res Certified: With Hi-Res Audio certification, the Polk Reserve R200 delivers clear and detailed high-end response. Female vocals are particularly smooth, with exceptional clarity and without coloration. Plus, a minimum support of 40kHz perfectly reproduces the latest Hi-Res Audio files with improved audio extension.

Polk X-Port: The R200 bookshelf loudspeaker employs a bass reflex cabinet with a rear-firing port. This new patent-pending Polk X-Port delivers deep, effortless bass compared to traditionally ported speakers. Polk's newly patented X-Port incorporates an Eigentone Filter (ETF) offering distortion-free, effortless bass. The X-Port consists of a set of closed-pipe absorbers that are specifically tuned to catch and eliminate traditional speaker distortions. Polk's X-Port design ensures that the upper bass and mid-range are free of port and cabinet resonances for smooth, detailed audio.

Acoustically Inert Cabinet: Polk believes a speaker cabinet should be beautiful and add nothing to the playback. The Reserve Series speaker cabinet is carefully cross-braced to eliminate unwanted interior resonances, while rounded exterior corners help disperse sound broadly around the room with minimal diffraction, creating an open sound stage. A cloth grille attaches magnetically to the front of the speaker enclosure..

Binging Post Terminals: The Polk Reserve Series R200 bookshelf loudspeaker is equipped with a set of nickel-plated, binding-post terminals that will accept bare wire (16-10AWG), pin-connectors, spade-lugs, and banana-plugs (single only).

Mounting & Placement Options: The Polk Reserve Series R200 can simply be placed on a stand (sold separately - see Accessories Tab), shelf, tabletop, or other stable flat surface. Integrated rubber feet help to isolate the speaker from the mounting surface and protect your furniture. The R200 bookshelf speaker can be used in a 2ch stereo application, or in a multichannel home theater setup as front, surround, and/or surround back channels.

  • In a 2ch stereo setup or as front speakers in a home theater application, you'll get the most realistic stereo image by placing a pair of speakers as far apart as your listeners are sitting from them. You may choose to angle the speakers toward the middle to support a more solid center image
  • You can also use the R200 as rear surround speakers in a home theater setup. Ideal rear channel surround speaker placement is along a side wall, slightly behind and above the listening position. If you cannot place rear surrounds along the side walls, position them along the rear wall above the listening position.

Note: The R200 does not include brackets, keyholes, or inserts to wall mount the speaker.

Reserve Series: The Polk Reserve Series offers modern styling combined with Polk's premium Pinnacle tweeter and Turbine midrange/midbass driver that deliver high-resolution detail and imaging. Plus, Polk's new X-Port and Power Port 2.0 technology help to deliver deep and effortless bass for a more immersive experience. The Polk Reserve Series consists of three floorstanding loudspeakers (R700/R600/R500), two bookshelf loudspeakers (R200/R100), two center-channel speakers (R400/R300), a LCR loudspeaker (R350), and a Dolby Atmos height speaker module (R900) - all sold separately.

Optional Power Subwoofer: Add one of Polk's powered subwoofers (sold separately - see Accessories Tab) for bigger, deeper, and more impactful bass when listening to your favorite movie and music soundtracks.

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I need bookshelf speakers to go on an actual bookshelf. A space that has sides and a back wall. I read that these may not be suitable due to the bass port in the back. Is this true?
charles  Mar 24, 2023
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Excellent question! It is generally the case that rear-ported bookshelf speakers are not suitable when enclosed on the back and sides. The issue we encounter is that the air movement from the ports is hindered by the surround objects/walls. This can cause issues with bass response from the speaker. We would generally recommend front ported speakers. Our advisors can help with choosing the best speakers for the job. You may reach us via online chat or phone at 1-800-324-9695.
zachary  Mar 24, 2023 (Staff)
Q
What speaker stands do you suggest for the reserve are 200s?
lee  Dec 04, 2022
1 answer
A
We have a few really good options that we know work well with the fantastic Polk Audio Reserve R200's, Virgil. For an extremely sturdy solution, the Pangea Audio DS400's in the first link below are my top pick. For something a little visually slimmer the Sanus SF26 is a great choice, those are in the second link. For a no compromise solution and my personal favorite if you are doing critical listening with your Polks is the Solidsteel SS-6 in the third link. We know these are all three confirmed fits with the R200's, so you really can't go wrong here! https://www.crutchfield.com/p_325DS40024/Pangea-Audio-DS400-24.html https://www.crutchfield.com/p_051SF26B/Sanus-SF26-Speaker-Stands-Black.html https://www.crutchfield.com/p_961SS6K/Solidsteel-SS-6-Black.html
bo  Dec 04, 2022 (Staff)
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what receiver would work well with the R200 speakers? for just the two r200 speakers and a subwoofer to power tv, dvd player, cd player. in the description for the speakers it says they'd do best with a quality amp or an integrated amp, can you suggest any?
kris  Apr 30, 2023
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Hi Kris, thank you for your question. I recommend reaching out to one of our Advisors by phone 1-800-324-9695 or online chat. They'll be able to ask a few more questions and select a great amp/receiver for your Polk R200 speakers.
andrea  May 01, 2023 (Staff)

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