Polk L200 Speaker Demo Reviews

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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,823
    Spammer just copying and pasting text from Doc Hardy's post.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,899
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Listening to John Prine on the L200's. They are some folk music playing speakers! Could be the whiskey talking though.

    or maybe even an Illegal Smile...

    https://youtu.be/MmjnQjRvPUQ
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,899
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Spammer just copying and pasting text from Doc Hardy's post.

    Not much of a spammer, though (in several respects) :/
  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 6,109
    @mantis Nicely done!
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  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,294
    Great Review, you have a very nice setup to hear what they have to offer. I also found the L200's to be an "Intimate" speaker, Female vocals and Acoustic work is where they shine. In a small space, with some Tube influence, yep.
    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 6,109
    Very nice review.
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  • mantis
    mantis Posts: 16,542
    It seems that everyone who listens to them all share similar opinions on them.
    Price wise I think they might be a tad to high as the competition is steep. But that's only a personal opinion as someone might like everything they do vs everything one can find at that price point. They do a lot right.
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • Milito
    Milito Posts: 1,709
    Great review.
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  • indyhawg
    indyhawg Posts: 1,602
    Nice review, Tony.
  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 6,109
    Solid review and agree with everything said. I'm glad they came back to you Tony!!
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  • Mike Reeter
    Mike Reeter Posts: 4,294
    F1nut wrote: »
    The demo program is officially over. I want to thank the members who participated and big thank you to Polk for making it possible. Also, I appreciate how easy you guys made this on me. Ya'll are great bunch! B)

    Thank you Polk Audio and especially you Jesse for putting this Demo together, I enjoyed my time with the L200's.

    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,899
    Thanks indeed to Polk and to @F1nut. Not sure when I'd have gotten the chance to hear these were it not for this 'program'.

    Nice little loudspeakers, the L200s.
  • smglbrth
    smglbrth Posts: 1,422
    dromunds wrote: »
    Thank you Polk Audio for making this demo possible. And a big tip o’ the hat to Jesse for running this and herding this group. I am not aware of any other group who does this, it’s a testament to a fine company, and the cooperation of an audiophile family. Well done!

    Indeed!
    Remember, when you're running from something, you're running to something...-me
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 4,646
    Thanks Jesse! And thank you Polk Audio for the opportunity!
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    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
    Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)


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  • displayname
    displayname Posts: 1,041
    Thanks Jesse and Polk. It's been quite awhile since I had the L200, but it was a really fun experience and I'm glad I was able to participate.
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  • coolsax
    coolsax Posts: 1,824
    Thank you Jessie and Polk.. I enjoyed getting a chance to listen to these... Life got in the way so I did not get time to put in my review, but it great to be able to try these out in my system.
    Main 2ch -
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  • gmcman
    gmcman Posts: 1,692
    Big thanks to Jesse and Polk, couldn't have been made any easier to listen to these speakers. I truly appreciate the effort put forth.
  • indyhawg
    indyhawg Posts: 1,602
    Thank you Jesse for putting the demo together and managing it. I probably would not have had a chance to hear the L200s if not for this demo.
  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 6,109
    Thx Jess. Since they don't have a lot of store presence, I agree with everyone who said we probably would not have been able to hear them.
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  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    Thank you Polk Audio & thank you Jesse! This was pretty revealing for me and a lot of fun.
  • JayDog
    JayDog Posts: 266
    Very Nice thread we have here Polkies, I just finished reading it and there is allot of great information in here... thanks!
  • mantis
    mantis Posts: 16,542
    Thank you for allowing us to try demo them. It's so nice to get a in home speaker review. With brick and mortar stores basically almost gone nowadays it's really hard to go have a listen. Polk has always been hard to get a good demo especially the higher end stuff they have made over the last few decades.

    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • I won’t carry on with a long review as a lot of people have done a fine job. I will just add that one would be hard pressed to find a better bookshelf speaker that’s even competitive with some towers. Crisp and clean across their frequency spectrum and one would not expect the bass response from the rear port. The fashion in which it disperses 360 degrees immediately upon exiting allows for closer placement to walls over say the R200 that needs to be a good distance out to appreciate the low end. Fine job by Polk on this speaker. Rounds out a nice system of which I have all of the current legends models except the L100.