Summary: I purchased a pair of these from Polk's eBay store for $97 including S/H. I don't see how you can go wrong at that price. These are solidly built speakers that have a big sound. They have plenty of bass but could be a little "brighter".
Best floorstanding speakers you can get for the price.
L. Allen "MIX_MASTER_ICE", 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.
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.
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.
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.