Polk Audio Reserve R500 Floor-standing speaker (Midnight Black)
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Polk Audio Reserve R500 Floor-standing speaker (Midnight Black)

Part Number: R500-Black
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Floor-standing speaker (Midnight Black)

A wallet-friendly entry point to the excellent Reserve lineup

The Polk Audio Reserve R500 is an affordable entry point to the excellent Reserve line of tower speakers. Two 5-1/4" Turbine Cone™ midrange/woofers are ensconced in a carefully braced cabinet with a rear-firing patented X-Port for distortion-free bass. A 1" Pinnacle ring radiator tweeter offers clear, crisp highs, with an integrated waveguide to improve dispersion and help create room-filling sound.

A pair of R500s are a strong choice for a stereo music-listening system, or they can anchor a voice-matched Reserve Series surround sound system as the front left and right channels.

Give them plenty of power

Good amplifier power is crucial to getting the most out of these speakers - it helps them get loud, and precisely controls the stop-start motion of the drivers to achieve exquisite sonic accuracy. Polk suggests you give them around 100 watts apiece, and I highly recommend using a high-output power amp or integrated amp to drive these speakers and help them sound their best.

Got wire?

The R500s don't come with speaker wire. Read our article about choosing and installing speaker wire.
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Product highlights:

  • 1" Pinnacle ring radiator tweeter with an integrated waveguide for clear, crisp highs
  • dual 5-1/4" Turbine Cone™ midrange/bass drivers
  • bass-reflex (ported) enclosure with rear-firing X-Port for distortion-free bass
  • frequency response: 49-36,000 Hz
  • nominal impedance: 8 ohms
  • sensitivity: 87 dB
    • high-current amplification from a quality power amp or integrated amp is recommended for best performance
  • recommended amplifier power: 25-200 watts
  • binding post speaker terminals
  • compatible with optional R900 height module
  • removable magnetic grille
  • outrigger feet for a sturdy foundation
Dimensions and warranty:
  • dimensions (measured by CapitalSound.ca): 10-1/8"W x 41-3/16"H x 13-11/16"D (with outrigger feet)
  • weight: 39 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • MFR # 300033-01-00-005

What's in the box:

Polk Audio Reserve R500 owner's manual

  • Floorstanding loudspeaker
  • 4 Outrigger feet (pre-installed)
  • 4 Rubber feet (pre-installed)
  • 4 Spike feet (pre-installed)
  • Grille
  • Hex-key
  • Owner's Manual
  • Online Registration

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