Polk L200 Speaker Demo Reviews

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  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,104
    Cool thanks!!
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  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,138
    With some more time on the L200s, I have to say that I am warming up to them...

    They have moved up my rankings list of what I have compared them to so far but that will be explained in my final review post.

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  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,528
    edited November 1
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  • tonyp063tonyp063 Posts: 690
    I find this statement interesting.
    The L200s have a nominal impedance of 4 ohms, and at 85.5 dB efficiency, they're real "gas-guzzlers."

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,564
    edited November 1
    They aren't my idea of an easy load on the bases of those two parameters*... but I
    (ahem, still) wanna see the actual measured impedance curve to see if they're really gas guzzlers or just geared kinda tall, so to speak :)

    _______________
    * it might be recalled that my daily drivers are ca. 104 dB/watt at 1 meter at nominally 16 ohms
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,086
    tonyp063 wrote: »
    I find this statement interesting.
    The L200s have a nominal impedance of 4 ohms, and at 85.5 dB efficiency, they're real "gas-guzzlers."

    The L200 is actually very easy the drive with 4 ohm capable power.
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  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,537
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    They aren't my idea of an easy load on the bases of those two parameters*... but I
    (ahem, still) wanna see the actual measured impedance curve to see if they're really gas guzzlers or just geared kinda tall, so to speak :)

    _______________
    * it might be recalled that my daily drivers are ca. 104 dB/watt at 1 meter at nominally 16 ohms

    But of course, phase angles determine how much of a load it is also, not just pure impedance.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,564
    K_M wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    They aren't my idea of an easy load on the bases of those two parameters*... but I
    (ahem, still) wanna see the actual measured impedance curve to see if they're really gas guzzlers or just geared kinda tall, so to speak :)

    _______________
    * it might be recalled that my daily drivers are ca. 104 dB/watt at 1 meter at nominally 16 ohms

    But of course, phase angles determine how much of a load it is also, not just pure impedance.

    Part and parcel of the standard impedance plot.
    I assume(d) that everyone here who is interested in the issue of a loudspeaker as an amplifier load understands that.

    PolkSI7Fig1.jpg
    source: https://www.stereophile.com/content/polk-audio-lsi7-loudspeaker-measurements
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 5,148
    My wife just erased my review by closing out a tab on my iPad. :'(

    Now I will start over again...
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  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,537
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    K_M wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    They aren't my idea of an easy load on the bases of those two parameters*... but I
    (ahem, still) wanna see the actual measured impedance curve to see if they're really gas guzzlers or just geared kinda tall, so to speak :)

    _______________
    * it might be recalled that my daily drivers are ca. 104 dB/watt at 1 meter at nominally 16 ohms

    But of course, phase angles determine how much of a load it is also, not just pure impedance.

    Part and parcel of the standard impedance plot.
    I assume(d) that everyone here who is interested in the issue of a loudspeaker as an amplifier load understands that.

    In the DIY speaker forums we frequent, yes for sure, but in here, I tend to see a lot less in depth knowledge of speaker parameters and design.
    Lsi15, Lsi9, LsiC,Rta11t,M5jr+,M4, SDA SRS 2.3TL, Rti6....Still listing stuff, a work in progress.
    B+W-Sold
    Electro Voice EV-SIX
    Infinity-Sold
    Advent-Now gone
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,564
    edited November 10
    mrbiron wrote: »
    My wife just erased my review by closing out a tab on my iPad. :'(

    Now I will start over again...

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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,928
    @mhardy6647
    Actually two

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  • smglbrthsmglbrth Posts: 1,182
    Not much info from the "walnut" crowd, guess the black ash speakers sound better, ha!
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,564
    @mhardy6647
    Actually two

    noqshjh3l2x9.jpg

    well played.

    :)
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,086
    K_M wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    K_M wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    They aren't my idea of an easy load on the bases of those two parameters*... but I
    (ahem, still) wanna see the actual measured impedance curve to see if they're really gas guzzlers or just geared kinda tall, so to speak :)

    _______________
    * it might be recalled that my daily drivers are ca. 104 dB/watt at 1 meter at nominally 16 ohms

    But of course, phase angles determine how much of a load it is also, not just pure impedance.

    Part and parcel of the standard impedance plot.
    I assume(d) that everyone here who is interested in the issue of a loudspeaker as an amplifier load understands that.

    In the DIY speaker forums we frequent, yes for sure, but in here, I tend to see a lot less in depth knowledge of speaker parameters and design.

    Peculiar claim since you have never provided any technical info even when requested.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • KexKex Posts: 3,628
    mrbiron wrote: »
    My wife just erased my review by closing out a tab on my iPad. :'(

    Now I will start over again...
    This time, write it out in the Notes app, or Pages app, before finalizing and posting. It’s advisable for anything longer than a few paragraphs!
    Alea jacta est!
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 5,148
    Kex wrote: »
    mrbiron wrote: »
    My wife just erased my review by closing out a tab on my iPad. :'(

    Now I will start over again...
    This time, write it out in the Notes app, or Pages app, before finalizing and posting. It’s advisable for anything longer than a few paragraphs!

    Solution #2
    Bludgeoning with iPad. It might not be the best, but it will make me feel better.
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,928
    mrbiron wrote: »
    Kex wrote: »
    mrbiron wrote: »
    My wife just erased my review by closing out a tab on my iPad. :'(

    Now I will start over again...
    This time, write it out in the Notes app, or Pages app, before finalizing and posting. It’s advisable for anything longer than a few paragraphs!

    Solution #2
    Bludgeoning with iPad. It might not be the best, but it will make me feel better.

    Yeah, but your not built for jail........ which is where us "not rich" folks end up after a manslaughter charge.....
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,648
    K_M wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    K_M wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    They aren't my idea of an easy load on the bases of those two parameters*... but I
    (ahem, still) wanna see the actual measured impedance curve to see if they're really gas guzzlers or just geared kinda tall, so to speak :)

    _______________
    * it might be recalled that my daily drivers are ca. 104 dB/watt at 1 meter at nominally 16 ohms

    But of course, phase angles determine how much of a load it is also, not just pure impedance.

    Part and parcel of the standard impedance plot.
    I assume(d) that everyone here who is interested in the issue of a loudspeaker as an amplifier load understands that.

    In the DIY speaker forums we frequent, yes for sure, but in here, I tend to see a lot less in depth knowledge of speaker parameters and design.

    Your kidding right ? There's people here who know that stuff upside down and backwards. However, very few, who are not into DIY, want to know those things. Most anyone cares about is quality and sound, maybe aesthetics too, because those are the determining factors of buying a speaker, or not, for most people.
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  • JstasJstas Posts: 13,847
    I got a lot to say here but need some time to write it all down and get my thoughts straight. I'm meeting up with gmcman tonight to pass them off to him. Would go grab a beer and a bite but he's passing through on work and won't have time.

    Either way, I'll be jabbering about them soon much to all y'all's chagrin....I'm lookin' at you, @pitdogg2 , ya frickin' crybaby havin' to read words and stuff.

    Maybe I'll put it together for F1nut to read for you in an audiobook.
    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,564
    Just 'save your work' -- don't be an @mrbiron. ;)

    (this is good-natured ribbing, @mrbiron! Really...)

    :#

  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 5,148
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Just 'save your work' -- don't be an @mrbiron. ;)

    (this is good-natured ribbing, @mrbiron! Really...)

    :#
    I know where you live!
    Fortunately for you, I don’t know when I will have time to Drop by for a...
    stabbing

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,564
    :)

    I will succumb to old age first, based on past performance. :|

    There's an Amp Camp Amp just waitin' for you to stop by, y'know? :)

  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 5,148
    I know, I know.
    Try not to point out all of my flaws. I leave that job for my wife. ;)
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,086
    Jstas wrote: »
    I got a lot to say here but need some time to write it all down and get my thoughts straight. I'm meeting up with gmcman tonight to pass them off to him. Would go grab a beer and a bite but he's passing through on work and won't have time.

    Either way, I'll be jabbering about them soon much to all y'all's chagrin....I'm lookin' at you, @pitdogg2 , ya frickin' crybaby havin' to read words and stuff.

    Maybe I'll put it together for F1nut to read for you in an audiobook.

    Good gawd man, don't do that to me.....
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,883
    F1nut wrote: »
    Jstas wrote: »
    I got a lot to say here but need some time to write it all down and get my thoughts straight. I'm meeting up with gmcman tonight to pass them off to him. Would go grab a beer and a bite but he's passing through on work and won't have time.

    Either way, I'll be jabbering about them soon much to all y'all's chagrin....I'm lookin' at you, @pitdogg2 , ya frickin' crybaby havin' to read words and stuff.

    Maybe I'll put it together for F1nut to read for you in an audiobook.

    Good gawd man, don't do that to me.....

    no vowels please B)
  • JstasJstas Posts: 13,847
    Disemvowel, got it.

    Easy enough. There's an app for that!

    https://nmichaels.org/dsmvwl.py
    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!
  • gmcmangmcman Posts: 1,501
    I'm going to send my review to @dromunds and let him translate it.... :p
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,138
    Just for the sake of disclosure, I just sent the L200s on to their next victim, @tonyb

    I have a very busy day today with work and personal stuff but will be working on my review and comparison tomorrow.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
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