Polk L200 Speaker Demo Reviews

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  • skrolskrol Posts: 2,885
    F1nut wrote: »
    Thank you Alma.

    That is what I was thinking. I'm trying to stabilize mine more since the threaded inserts for the feet are loose. Outriggers look like the way to go.
    Stan

    Main 2ch:
    Polk LSi15 (DB840 upgrade), Parasound: P/LD-1100, HCA-1000A; Denon: DVD-2910, DRM-800A; Monster HTS3600-MKII, Grado SR-225i; Technics SL-J2, Parasound PPH-100.

    HT:
    Marantz SR7010, Polk: RTA11TL (RDO198-1, XO and Damping Upgrades), S4, CS250, PSW10 (DXi104 upgrade), Marantz UD5005, Pioneer PL-530, Panasonic TC-P42S60

    Other stuff:
    Denon: DRA-835R, AVR-888, DCD-660, DRM-700A, DRR-780; Polk: S8, Monitor 5A, 5B, TSi100, RM7; Pioneer: CT-6R; Onkyo CP-1046F; Ortofon OM5E, Marantz: PM5004, CD5004, CDR-615; Parasound C/PT-600, HCA-800ii, Sony CDP-650ESD, Technics SA 5070, B&W DM601
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,087
    Stan, you ok? This thread is about the L200 demo.
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  • halohalo Posts: 5,505
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Just some teaser picks. They are almost the exact same size as my dynaudios. Looks like I built the stands for the polks!

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    Very nice! How did you get the Walnut finish? Weren't the black ash in your "neighborhood" recently? :p
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,333
    No sir, I’m in Texas.
    Living Room 2.1: Dynaudio Contour 1.3mkii; Martin Logan Grotto sub; Cambridge Azur 851A; Cambridge Azur 851D; Bryston BPD-1
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  • smglbrthsmglbrth Posts: 1,215
    I think you're going to like those stands a whole bunch with the L200's. It will provide a very solid footing for them unlike most other speaker stands I've seen. Enjoy!!
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,813
    Love your setup rooftop. Clean, comfortable and functional!
    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,923
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    No sir, I’m in Texas.

    in reply to...
    halo wrote: »
    ...

    Very nice! How did you get the Walnut finish? Weren't the black ash in your "neighborhood" recently? :p





    B)
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,087
    Paul, what time is it?
    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

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,923
    I like the crossed "7". Very au courant.
  • mantismantis Posts: 15,743
    Awesome thread so far. Where are we at with who is getting them next?
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,333
    Well the walnut ones are headed from Texas to Cali next week. I guess the Arizona boys @codycatalist and @steveinaz didn’t want a demo?!? Makes sense with Cody, new marriage new baby he’s a little preoccupied. But what else does Steve have to do 😂???
    Living Room 2.1: Dynaudio Contour 1.3mkii; Martin Logan Grotto sub; Cambridge Azur 851A; Cambridge Azur 851D; Bryston BPD-1
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Definitive Technology SM350; Definitive Technology LCR2000; Definitive Technology Procinema 800; Mirage Nanasats; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45; ACI Titan Subwoofer; Squeezebox Touch
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,652
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Well the walnut ones are headed from Texas to Cali next week. I guess the Arizona boys @codycatalist and @steveinaz didn’t want a demo?!? Makes sense with Cody, new marriage new baby he’s a little preoccupied. But what else does Steve have to do 😂???

    Psh I have no music room anymore. I'd rather not demo them in my garage! :p
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

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  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,343
    I've spent more than enough money lately on audio, I don't need new temptations.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,923
    Nice write-up, @halo. Thanks!
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,704
    Yes, very well done. I look forward to these reviews and yours is eloquent and thoughtful. On a side note I also really like those Amperex PQ 6922 white label tubes. 😉.
  • smglbrthsmglbrth Posts: 1,215
    Nice review! I totally agree with your point on integrated amps. I found the L200's very power friendly with mine as well...
  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,305
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Well the walnut ones are headed from Texas to Cali next week. I guess the Arizona boys @codycatalist and @steveinaz didn’t want a demo?!? Makes sense with Cody, new marriage new baby he’s a little preoccupied. But what else does Steve have to do 😂???


    So you have demo’d them and sent them to Coolsax? So I should have them in a a week or two? Is that still correct?

    Rooftop59
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  • halohalo Posts: 5,505
    edited January 29
    dromunds wrote: »
    Yes, very well done. I look forward to these reviews and yours is eloquent and thoughtful. On a side note I also really like those Amperex PQ 6922 white label tubes. 😉.

    Thank you Don, I appreciate your kind words. That is high praise coming from the man who set the bar so high in the beginning of this endeavor.
    smglbrth wrote: »
    Nice review! I totally agree with your point on integrated amps. I found the L200's very power friendly with mine as well...

    Thank you! I feel it is imperative to point out that the NAD C 316BEE integrated amp that I used is rated for use with speakers rated at 4 ohms (and that it is thought to pack more power than its conservative rating would belie). You know, for the sake of those on the internet that come across these reviews looking for advice/answers. ;)

  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,813
    Very good write up Victor! My first day with the L200's is proving to be right in line with your assessments.

    I would be interested in your comparisons between the L200's and your new LSMi 703's after you've had some time with them.
    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,295
    Man, Victor just left an apple on the teachers desk with that review. Nice write up pal, real nice.
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  • halohalo Posts: 5,505
    tonyb wrote: »
    Man, Victor just left an apple on the teachers desk with that review. Nice write up pal, real nice.

    lol. I did say that I didn't like the aesthetics. Thanks Tony :smile:
  • halohalo Posts: 5,505
    Very good write up Victor! My first day with the L200's is proving to be right in line with your assessments.
    Great minds think alike!
    I would be interested in your comparisons between the L200's and your new LSMi 703's after you've had some time with them.
    Yes, of course :)
  • coolsaxcoolsax Posts: 1,794
    Actually b/c of the holidays the order in Texas got switched around.. I've already had them and I gave them to Rooftop a bit ago. I haven't gotten my review up yet as its been busy around here.. i'll try to this week.
    Main 2ch -
    BlueSound Node->Ethereal optical cable->Peachtree Audio Nova 150->GoldenEar Triton 2+
    TT - Pro-ject Classic SB with Sumiko Bluepoint.

    TV 3.1 system -
    Denon 4500 -> Dynaudio Excite 32/22
  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,443
    Nice write up Victor.
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