Polk has announced the launch of the Reserve Series of loudspeakers designed to deliver “serious” performance on music, movies and gaming. The company says the new speakers follow its mission to create
premium-quality speakers at accessible prices. The line consists of the R100 Bookshelf ($599/pair), R200 Bookshelf ($699/pair), the R300 Center Channel ($399), the R350 Center Channel (slim) ($549), the R400 Center Channel ($599), the R500 Tower ($599 each), the R600 Tower ($799 each) the R700 Tower ($999 each) and the R900 Height Module ($599/pair).

All speakers are certified with IMAX Enhanced and Hi-Res Audio, as well as compatible with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. They are available in matte black, matte white and walnut woodgrain colors/finishes. With the varying sizes and specs of the nine different models – including three separate center channel speakers – there are multiple placement options available and solutions for different-sized rooms. The R900 height module includes a toggle switch, which tunes the speaker for use either as a Dolby Atmos upfirer or wall mount unit.

“The Reserve Series use the same custom-made transducers originally developed for Polk’s award-winning Legend Series loudspeakers,” said Frank Sterns, president of Polk Audio.“Featuring the proprietary Pinnacle Tweeter, Turbine Cone midrange and Polk’s latest bass-management and resonance control technologies – PowerPort and X-Port – the Reserve Series delivers against Polk Audio’s signature quality sound at an approachable price.”

Polk claims that as much of the Polk Legend flagship speaker performance as possible has been ported over to the Reserve Series, including internally braced cabinets and driver technologies, while still being able to achieve the moderate pricing. It is reassuring to hear that the series is designed and manufactured in the USA, and a five-year warranty on all models comes as standard. For more information, visit Polk here.

 

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They probably sound great. However with low sensitivity, 4 ohms, and low power handling, these speakers aren't going to be as loud as most speakers.

These speakers are definitely more for music than home theater, where a low impedance/high current amp would be beneficial.

Most Polk speakers are between 88 and 90 decibels, have an easy to drive 8 ohm load, and offer very good power handling. That making for loud, easy to drive speakers, that can be powered from a standard receiver.
 
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I’ve got to admit that despite not particularly liking a lot of the Polk speakers that I’ve listened to over the years, I find myself interested in these. Even taking the YouTube reviews with a big grain of salt, first impressions are very favorable and they seem to compare well with the Elac Uni-Fi 2.0s that I’m considering. They look better than the Elacs too.