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Polk Audio R300 Black Two-Way Floorstanding Loudspeaker (Each) EXPIRED

bsg75 973 September 23, 2012 at 12:20 AM in Tech & Electronics (3) More Newegg Deals
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Promoted 09-23-2012 at 08:14 AM View Original Post
Newegg has Polk Audio R300 Black Two-Way Floorstanding Loudspeaker (Each) for $100 - $50 off promo code POLK5929 = $50. Shipping is free. Thanks bsg75

Price Research: Our research indicates that Polk Audio R300 Black Two-Way Floorstanding Loudspeaker (Each) is $20 lower (29% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting at $70. - yuugotserved

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I think a buddy of mine has the R30s, which is a comparable speaker. It sounds okay, way better than his HTiB speakers. Bass wise is pretty non-existent though.

I have M70s and M60s and think they sound wonderful with the same receiver that he has. I would recommend that if you're looking for a pair of front speakers that you at least go with M50s for the extra midrange speaker at $30 more a speaker. I would only use these are rears personally. If you're not in a hurry, a few times a year the M60s are $99 a piece, and IMO are the best value out of any polk speaker. Spend the extra money and do it once every 5-10 years, instead of itching for an upgrade almost instantly.
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Quote from aznnp77 View Post :
I think a buddy of mine has the R30s, which is a comparable speaker. It sounds okay, way better than his HTiB speakers. Bass wise is pretty non-existent though.

I have M70s and M60s and think they sound wonderful with the same receiver that he has. I would recommend that if you're looking for a pair of front speakers that you at least go with M50s for the extra midrange speaker at $30 more a speaker. I would only use these are rears personally. If you're not in a hurry, a few times a year the M60s are $99 a piece, and IMO are the best value out of any polk speaker. Spend the extra money and do it once every 5-10 years, instead of itching for an upgrade almost instantly.
Some great advice here. woot
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Quote from Buckeyefan 1 View Post :
I personally wouldn't drive 6 ohm speakers with a sub $800 AVR, but I push my system, and have a large room. If you don't push it, and continually check the temp of your AVR (make sure it's not too hot to the touch), you may be OK. But very few AVR's are rated to drive 6 ohm speakers.

Your AVR was rated at 140 watts at 6 ohms at one bandwidth - 1000Hz, at 1% distortion. If you ran your AVR at that level for 30 seconds, it would turn into soup. That's a burst test mode.

You are safe up to 80 watts per speaker, 2 speakers, 8 ohms. When you introduce more speakers, your watts per speaker (channel) drops - assuming you are staying within inaudible distortion levels.

It's probably 30 watts into 5 speakers at full bandwidth (20-20,000Hz). Keep in mind, if you cross over your AVR at 80Hz, you'll have some reserve power as the 20Hz to 80Hz signal is going to your subwoofer.

Basic advice - keep your AVR ventilated, don't run it hot, and listen carefully for distortion.
I'm guessing if people are buying these cheap speakers, discussion of an $800 AVR is probably over their heads. Polk is good for cheap setups.
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Quote from cw823 View Post :
I'm guessing if people are buying these cheap speakers, discussion of an $800 AVR is probably over their heads. Polk is good for cheap setups.
Entry level Polk. The RTi and RTiA series, as well as the LSi when driven properly are great speakers. The RTi A1 bookshelves are some of the nicest I've heard.
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Quote from MIX MASTER ICE View Post :
Exactly. Would work for surrounds, but if these are your fronts you are hurting. Eat mac & cheese for a month and put the extra money on something better. Newegg has the Energy CF-30's for 100 each. These run circles around the R300's and the Fs51's. IMO, also much better than the Polk monitor 50's.

Disclaimer: He is not a trained physician.


+1 on the FS51.
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#66
fs51's are 170 a pair at amazon
cf 30's are 200 each at newegg
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