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.
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.
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.
The R200s don't include any speaker wire. Read our article about choosing and installing speaker wire. Shop our selection of speaker wire.
Polk Audio Reserve R200 owner's manual
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.
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.
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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