POLK AUDIO R300 Floorstanding Tower, 6.5″ Mid/Bass Drivers
25 July 2014
Excerpt: Well, there are so many things that I want to talk about when it comes to this set of speakers. My expectations were way off when it came to these speakers, all because the cost $50. I’ve never spent under $200 for a pair of speakers.
Best floorstanding speakers you can get for the price.
L. Allen, Amazon
26 January 2013
Summary: I auditioned these Polk R300 against the Pioneer FS-52 and Sony SS-F5000. At the time of audition the Pioneer were $200 a pair, Sony $150 a pair and the Polk $100 a pair. Final ranking of these 3, Polk R300 came out on top, followed by Pioneer FS-52 and Sony SS-F5000 coming in last. All 3 of these floorstanding speakers are close to the same height, with the weight not being too much different, as well. All 3 have removable cloth grilles.
Summary: The R300 pair represent a more-than-affordable set of good old-fashioned 2-way bass reflex port speakers. I purchased them as surround speakers to compliment a much larger set of Polk Monitor 70's. Interesting, the much smaller R300's have a far more appealing presentation than the plastic silver edged Model 70 behemoths. Flanking my listening couch and against the back wall, these two slim and well constructed towers look very elegant indeed.
Summary: I bought the R300 cause of price for a two way tower and Polk Audio's reputation they are quality sound per dollar. The looks are awesome grill on or off it's like how does that much detailed sound come from a tweeter and a 6.5 speaker with a 125 rms watts pumping them. I did fry the tweeters the 3rd day but it was my fault never knew you had to break in a speaker 30 to 100 hours before pushing them to the point of distortion which is loud.
Summary: I was a little skeptical when i purchased these pair. I hooked to a harman kardon avr 1600 and they sounded great!!!. Don't be fooled with the first hours, they need a period of break in. Mine's needed about 80 hours and they have improved even after that. For the cost it is a bargain!
Summary: Saw the opportunity to grab two of these for about a hundred and thirty bucks (including shipping), and figured I'd give it a shot. I needed some budget floorstanders that I wouldn't mind if the kids broke, and these seemed to fit the bill. Polk's been around a while, and as far as I can tell they seem to specialize in the 100-300 dollar per speaker price range, so I expected decent quality for the price. Boy, was I wrong. These are bad speakers.