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#1 of 189 John Garcia

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Posted March 10 2006 - 07:46 AM

$49/pr at Fry's Electronics:

http://shop1.outpost....H:MAIN_RSLT_PG
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#2 of 189 Mike Frezon

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Posted March 12 2006 - 03:20 PM

They have now dropped to $39.99/pair.

I placed an order. Posted Image

Thanks, John! Do you have some R15s?

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#3 of 189 Harold Wazzu

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Posted March 13 2006 - 04:25 AM

Price just jumped to $129.98 a pair

#4 of 189 Mike Frezon

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Posted March 13 2006 - 05:33 AM

Weird.

Amazing that I didn't ponder this for another day so that I could be kicking myself from one end of my house to the other!

But, I've got my e-mail confirmation though so I guess I'm good to go.

Sorry if it didn't work out for you, Harold. Posted Image

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#5 of 189 JeremyErwin

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Posted March 13 2006 - 05:38 AM

Are the Polk monitor loudspeakers subject to wild discounts? Or is it only the 'R' series?

#6 of 189 Harold Wazzu

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Posted March 14 2006 - 01:38 AM

Just the R's so far. I believe they had the R30's at about $100 a pair once upon a time.

#7 of 189 John Garcia

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Posted March 14 2006 - 04:26 AM

I don't have them, but a friend uses them as surrounds and I thought they were pretty decent little speakers. Definitely a steal at those prices Posted Image Fry's puts them on sale now and again, so I thought I would throw it out there when I saw it. The Rs are older, and I haven't seen the Monitors go on sale like that yet. If you keep an eye on the other models in the line, Fry's seems to put random models on big discount like that from time to time as well.
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#8 of 189 Marty M

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Posted March 15 2006 - 04:43 AM

That was a sweet deal. I guess it is a matter of "you snooze, you lose."
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#9 of 189 Mike Frezon

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Posted March 16 2006 - 01:40 AM

Not only that...

but I ordered just before Midnight 3-13. They shipped 3-14. And they arrived at my home 3-15. Posted Image

And, that was with the cheapest shipping (ground). Came to another $13.xx

Terrific service.

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#10 of 189 Nathan A

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Posted March 25 2006 - 01:03 AM

Dallas/Ft Worth area Fry's stores have these listed in today's ad for $39.98/pair (through Tuesday). Fry's prices are regional, though, so I wouldn't assume that the stores in other states have the same pricing.

#11 of 189 John Garcia

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Posted March 27 2006 - 07:48 AM

Follow up - the R30s are now on sale on Outpost $40ea / $80/pr: http://shop4.outpost...product/3241451
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Posted April 01 2006 - 04:08 PM

John: You are breaking my bank with these posts! Posted Image

I am thisclose to pulling the trigger on a pair of these R30s. The outpost.com page says this sale will be in effect until 4-4-2006.

While still figuring out the logistics of the floor-standing speakers in the living room, my wife has pretty much signed off on the deal! Posted Image

I wonder if there's any chance they'll drop the price any further just before the sale ends...like they did with the R15s...

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted April 02 2006 - 02:28 PM

Just curious how good these speakers are (R30's)? Are they good with movies and music or what? Thanks

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Posted April 02 2006 - 03:17 PM

Brent: Here are some reviews I've found poking around the 'net:

Customers @ PolkAudio.com

AudioReview.com

@ Amazon.com

There are also a few discussions which can be found in various threads in the HTF's own Speakers/Subwoofers forum.

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted April 03 2006 - 04:17 AM

My buddy who has the R15s uses these guys for mains and they are pretty decent. A tad on the bright side, but for the price, I don't think you'll find anything better. Good with movies, OK with music (not going to be a music fan's dream).
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Posted April 03 2006 - 12:29 PM

Well, John, You did it. I hope you're happy.

I pulled the trigger! Posted Image

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Posted April 03 2006 - 12:46 PM

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Posted April 03 2006 - 02:48 PM

Reginald: Thanks for the support.

Even with people of such diverse means here at the HTF, I make no bones about saying this is not a purchase I take lightly. I've been using sub-par speakers ever since I got into the hobby (Jensens). I put the R15s I just purchased into use as my R & L fronts. They will now go to the rears. Maybe someday I'll even replace the Jenson center speaker...but of all the parts, it is the one that has impressed me the most...so, we'll see.

The R15s impressed me enough that internet reviews by customers who said they owned the R15s and liked the R30s even better pushed me over the top. An understanding wife went a long way, too.

If you would care to elaborate on your comment any further...it, too, would go a long way for me. Thanks!

I realized that these deals were as far as I was going to be able to go for awhile. And, why keep making such an investment into the software...when this next level of upgrade was so affordable for me? I'm guessing these Polk towers will be a big improvement over my current setup.

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#19 of 189 Jerome Grate

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Posted April 04 2006 - 01:27 AM

Too bad it won't last till May, I can try to justify getting the speakers for my wife's set up in the den, but she'll probably say everything is fine the way it is. I would add a cheap sub to it and utilize those Radio Shack metal speakers for surround and I can watch some movies with reasonably good sound. Hard sell though.
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Posted April 04 2006 - 11:47 AM

From Amazon.com...

Reviewer: James L. Strong "max4urmoney" (outside Tampa Florida United States) - See all my reviews

I replaced 2 Sansui (huge, heavy, 15 inch woofers) with these and I must admit, I was blown away with their performance. Not only do they look good, they sound WONDERFUL!!! I am particular about sound, being a musician and these are about as good as it gets, other than Bose, but then not all of us can afford such luxuries (about 5X the price of these)and alot of their price is their name.
I thought Bose sucked? So these are worse than Bose?
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