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Polk Audio R50 2-Way Floor Standing Loudspeaker (Single) EXPIRED

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Newegg via eBay has Polk Audio R50 2-Way Floor Standing Loudspeaker (Single) on sale for $54.99. Shipping is free. Thanks hiperco

Newegg.com also has Polk Audio R50 2-Way Floor Standing Loudspeaker (Single) on sale for $54.99. Shipping is free.

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  • Dual 6.5-inch bi-laminate composite Dynamic Balance drivers are lightweight and stiff with good damping for high efficiency, excellent bass, and lower distortion
  • Non-resonant all-MDF enclosure construction with .75-inch thick baffles and internal bracing ensures cleaner, clearer, more lifelike sound quality
  • Handles up to 150 watts per channel
  • 5-way binding post connectors, allowing for more secure hook-up options
  • Measures 7.75 x 36.75 x 11.9 inches (W x H x D)
  • Sold as single unit
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Newegg has Polk Audio R50 Two-Way Floorstanding Speaker Single-Black for $54.99. This seems to be an all time low for these decent speakers that have previously gone FP at higher price.

Previous deal for reference: https://slickdeals.net/f/13287469-polk-audio-r50-2-way-floor-standing-loudspeaker-single-68-free-s-h?v=1


https://www.newegg.com/p/0S6-0005...0005-00071
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Can I use them with Klipsch R-41m rear, R-52C and R-100SW sub? Haven't decided on receiver yet
Can you, sure people mis match brands all the time. Now how it will sound to you will be completely up to you.
I would point out that those Klipsch have a horn tweeter and these have a silk dome tweeter.
The Klipsch are very efficient and these are decent so you don't really need a lot of power to run them.
If you're just going to run a 5.1 set up and don't need the features the new receivers offer, buying used,refurbished or open box will save you some money also.
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I would recommend buying 4 of these and a center.
I am new to home theatre but would I need to buy 4 of these , center speaker and sub as well ?
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Anyone know of some good white towers? Seems so hard to get them for a good price.
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Would these be recommended over the Sony SSCS3?
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Would these be recommended over the Sony SSCS3?
Sony SSCS3 is better, but the sale price on those is almost double this.
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Can anyone that has these grab a tape measure and tell me what the height would be without the feet on the bottom? Thanks!
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If you're planning on getting these as towers and grabbing a different center to go with them I would recommend figuring out the frequency range on these and matching that with the frequency range on the center speaker. Those 3 speakers are the most important to match up. Rears are just for filling out the sound and shouldn't be loud enough to matter if you have a matching frequency or not. Subs and rears you can go with anything but the 3 front speakers are your most important as the towers will produce all the loud noises and sound effects and your center is mostly for the voices.
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I am new to home theatre but would I need to buy 4 of these , center speaker and sub as well ?
You dont need anything more than 4 of these if you want to listen to 4 channel stereo but if you want a 5.1 setup you will need the center and a sub. For music 4 of these around the room (with an optional sub) would be fine but for movies your gonna want that center speaker and a sub. You can really set up any way you want. For movies I think using these for rears is a little much and would look into smaller bookshelf speakers if you can find a deal on them. You dont get a lot of loud noise from the rears on a proper dialed in 5.1 setup. They're mostly for ambience and the occasional fly by sound
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You dont need anything more than 4 of these if you want to listen to 4 channel stereo but if you want a 5.1 setup you will need the center and a sub. For music 4 of these around the room (with an optional sub) would be fine but for movies your gonna want that center speaker and a sub. You can really set up any way you want. For movies I think using these for rears is a little much and would look into smaller bookshelf speakers if you can find a deal on them. You dont get a lot of loud noise from the rears on a proper dialed in 5.1 setup. They're mostly for ambience and the occasional fly by sound
Thank you. Appreciate the thoughts
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New to home theater systems. Can I buy five of these and use them as front left/right, center and rear left/right in a 5.1 setup? Space is not an issue. Thanks.
You would be ok for 4... but center channel speaker it's not recommended
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Thanks hiperco. Planning to place them on either side of the projector screen and sofa in the basement. Also I was planning to place one horizontally below the center of the screen as a center speaker. But as you've suggested, it may not look right. So I'll look for a different center speaker and also a sub. Thanks again.
Check out Best Buy. They have great sale on Polk center and Sony sub. That's what I did.
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Can you, sure people mis match brands all the time. Now how it will sound to you will be completely up to you.
I would point out that those Klipsch have a horn tweeter and these have a silk dome tweeter.
The Klipsch are very efficient and these are decent so you don't really need a lot of power to run them.
If you're just going to run a 5.1 set up and don't need the features the new receivers offer, buying used,refurbished or open box will save you some money also.
Thank you supermanrob
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You dont need anything more than 4 of these if you want to listen to 4 channel stereo but if you want a 5.1 setup you will need the center and a sub. For music 4 of these around the room (with an optional sub) would be fine but for movies your gonna want that center speaker and a sub. You can really set up any way you want. For movies I think using these for rears is a little much and would look into smaller bookshelf speakers if you can find a deal on them. You dont get a lot of loud noise from the rears on a proper dialed in 5.1 setup. They're mostly for ambience and the occasional fly by sound
Sorry but I would kindly disagree, especially if you go to object based codecs.
You may not "get a lot of loud noise" from rears or object based speakers but they are still critical to creating that surround/immersion.
Even in a "proper dialed in 5.1 setup", most your sound should not mainly come from your front three(LCR).
That's why they call it surround or immersion.
That's one of the differences between these entry level speakers to more reference, they add much more depth/body to the sound you hear.
That's critical to creating surround and more so immersion.
Of course everyone has their own opinion on what is good and bad which makes this completely subjective.
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Any suggestions on these polk R50 ($54.99) vs T50 at Best Buy for $79.99? Thanks.
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If you're planning on getting these as towers and grabbing a different center to go with them I would recommend figuring out the frequency range on these and matching that with the frequency range on the center speaker. Those 3 speakers are the most important to match up. Rears are just for filling out the sound and shouldn't be loud enough to matter if you have a matching frequency or not. Subs and rears you can go with anything but the 3 front speakers are your most important as the towers will produce all the loud noises and sound effects and your center is mostly for the voices.
What you are saying makes sense but it's an impossible task. These are ultra budget speakers and polk doesn't make a matching center channel. Only option would be to buy a 3rd and use it as a center or live with a mismatched center. Also there is no frequency response graphs for these, it's not enough to just know the upper/lower limits
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