PolkFest Reserve Deal—EXTENDED For Forum Members

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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 20,786
    stevep wrote: »
    And yet you can still add them to your cart as of 2 mins ago. Let's just say I'm disappointed.

    If tou haven't yet send a pm to @CarlJacobson_POLK
  • oldrocker
    oldrocker Posts: 2,587
    It appears to be a GREAT promotion on a good speaker as per reviews.

    Sadly there are MAJOR issue's with Polk/United customer service as I've dealt with different 4 people trying to resolve an issue I'm having.

    To bad there efficiency at charging your credit card isn't the same as getting you your order or knowing the procedure for shipping out their products!!!
  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 7,884
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Joey_V wrote: »
    So tempting

    Get in on it Joey! A set of speakers is less than 1 set of your cables

    Doing some measuring in the master bedroom, seeing if I can fit either the r100 or 200.

    What’s this extra 10% y’all talking about?
    Joey's Gear:
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    Analog: VPI Avenger Reference w/ Rim Drive w/ ADS + 12" Fatboy Dual Pivot + Lyra Etna
    Pre/Amp/Speakers: Audio Research Ref40 -> Boulder 2060 (w/ AQ WEL Signature) -> ??? + JL F113v2 x2 + JL CR1
    Secondary:
    Rotel RA1592 -> SF Olympica 3
    Tertiary:
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570/RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,570
    Joey_V wrote: »
    What’s this extra 10% y’all talking about?

    That ship sailed . . . the current offer is what it is . . . Generous!
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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 7,884
    GlennDog wrote: »
    Joey_V wrote: »
    What’s this extra 10% y’all talking about?

    That ship sailed . . . the current offer is what it is . . . Generous!

    I gots the code. It is nice
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Primary:
    Digital: Torus RM15 -> Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x/TSDx
    Analog: VPI Avenger Reference w/ Rim Drive w/ ADS + 12" Fatboy Dual Pivot + Lyra Etna
    Pre/Amp/Speakers: Audio Research Ref40 -> Boulder 2060 (w/ AQ WEL Signature) -> ??? + JL F113v2 x2 + JL CR1
    Secondary:
    Rotel RA1592 -> SF Olympica 3
    Tertiary:
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570/RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

  • Longtime lurker, first time poster.

    I'd really love to get in on this deal for the R200 (with the 10% off code if possible :wink: ).

    My very first pair of loudspeakers were a pair of mini Polk monitors in the early 90's when I was 11 or 12.

    Hopefully Polk/Sound United can still fulfill more orders even if they're out of stock. I am willing to wait it out for a re-stock if I can get in on the deal.
  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,570
    Joey_V wrote: »
    I gots the code. It is nice

    plz PM me the golden digits!
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,189
    GlennDog wrote: »
    Joey_V wrote: »
    I gots the code. It is nice

    plz PM me the gold card digits!

    fixed... :D:D:D

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  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 2,570
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    GlennDog wrote: »
    Joey_V wrote: »
    I gots the code. It is nice

    plz PM me the gold card digits!

    fixed... :D:D:D

    that'd be High Society Territory . . . Joey's neighborhood
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 7,884
    Consensus on R200 vs R500? Anyone heard both?
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Primary:
    Digital: Torus RM15 -> Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x/TSDx
    Analog: VPI Avenger Reference w/ Rim Drive w/ ADS + 12" Fatboy Dual Pivot + Lyra Etna
    Pre/Amp/Speakers: Audio Research Ref40 -> Boulder 2060 (w/ AQ WEL Signature) -> ??? + JL F113v2 x2 + JL CR1
    Secondary:
    Rotel RA1592 -> SF Olympica 3
    Tertiary:
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570/RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 5,877
    I'm still debating between the r600 and r700. Either way the rythmik sub would be there for the bottom . The 700 are a 3 way with an actual mid but, it seems the 600"s might be the sweet spot for the floor standing r series.
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,590
    Only one solution, buy both!

    Half bath rig awaits!
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  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,920
    erniejade wrote: »
    I'm still debating between the r600 and r700. Either way the rythmik sub would be there for the bottom . The 700 are a 3 way with an actual mid but, it seems the 600"s might be the sweet spot for the floor standing r series.

    I was wondering about this, myself, re: the R600, especially for systems using a sub.

    Is the R600 like having a big bookshelf with dual mids, providing greater presence in the mids and mid-bass? Or will the cabinet muddy things, vs something like an R200 bookshelf/sub combo.
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  • billbillw
    billbillw Posts: 5,922
    edited November 2021
    I decided to grab a set of black R200 for my living room 2.1 setup. Hopefully my old Denon 3802 will be up to the task (for the time being). If the Denon can't drive them, it will be an excuse to upgrade that... probably long overdue.
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  • smglbrth
    smglbrth Posts: 1,383
    I would say the bass on the R600's are anything but muddy, "after" break in.
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  • I am gobsmacked, the r200 is a really good speaker.
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk SDA2BTL's; LAT International speaker cables, ZU Mission IC's and power cables all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    Other; M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All vintage Polk have had crossover rebuilds and tweeter upgrades.

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  • billbillw
    billbillw Posts: 5,922
    FYI: The trick for getting that 10% code for new accounts is to turn off the browser security that blocks cross site tracking and cookies. Also turn off popup blocker and ad-blockers.
    For rig details, see my profile. Nothing here anymore...
  • ALL212
    ALL212 Posts: 1,394
    10% promo code unused.

    It adds about 5% to the total discount

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  • ALL212
    ALL212 Posts: 1,394
    And I’ll say this out loud and here:

    I like the sound of the L100 over the R200.

    Yes, not as much bass, but I think the overall sound is superior.
    Aaron
    Enabler Extraordinaire
  • motorhead43026
    motorhead43026 Posts: 3,896
    edited November 2021
    ^^ I did consider the L100 just couldn’t justify the $500 difference at the time. And yes I still have the first dollar I ever earned.
    I am a cheap bastage.

    And never hearing the L100 I would certainly take your word.
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk SDA2BTL's; LAT International speaker cables, ZU Mission IC's and power cables all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    Other; M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All vintage Polk have had crossover rebuilds and tweeter upgrades.

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  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 3,461
    edited November 2021
    Got the R200s out of the box. Impressed with the finish and quality external appearance of these. From the photos online I thought the wrap might be textured like truck bed liner but it's smooth and sort of sparkly. I consider them to be attractive and I like that they already put the rubber feet on the four corners on the bottom of the cabinets.

    These are not as physically weighty as the LSiM703s (19.1 lbs vs 29.6 lbs each) so they'll fit places the larger older brothers wouldn't. Less cabinet structure to them obviously. These are for my kitchen, no joke, powered by a Pioneer Elite SC-57 receiver. They'll replace a pair of the Andrew Jones designed Pioneer bookshelf speakers. I thought about using them to replace the LSiM703s in my main home theater system as surrounds, but not going to do that.

    The R400's box is pretty large. The R600s are also here and no damage to any of the boxes.

    Funny thing is the load had to be split between two FedEx trucks/vans because the first one was too full.

    In case anyone's wondering, it appears the build date on the R200s may have been late November 2020.

    Post edited by Emlyn on
  • Navy_Goat
    Navy_Goat Posts: 346
    edited November 2021
    R200s arrived today. I will be using my Dirty Weekends as stands for now. I ordered mine in white so they really disappear in to the room..

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    I am gobsmacked, the r200 is a really good speaker.

    I agree completely! They are very good. I plan to listen for a few weeks to gather my thoughts before posting a review on the Polk site.
    Polk Audio: SDA SRS 2.3tl, SDA 1C, SDA 2B (TL mod), Reserve 200 || Zu Audio Omen dirty Weekend MKII
    Marantz: NR-1509, ND-8006 || Anthem Pre-1L || Yamaha WXC-50 || NAD 7175
    Technics: SL-1710, SL-Q2, SL-QD33 || Sony UDP-800 || Xbox One || Vincent Pho-8
    Parasound HCA 1500a || Adcom GFA-535 || Crown XLS-2002 || AkitikA GT-102 || Appj Miniwatt
    FX Audio P1 Tube Preamp || Fosi Audio Tube Phono Preamp || TEC Phono/Line Passive Pre
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 29,722
    edited November 2021
    ALL212 wrote: »
    10% promo code unused.

    It adds about 5% to the total discount

    PASuB23954W4P

    I.
    was.
    told.
    ... that there'd be NO MATH!

    :#

    In other news: "my" pair of R200s are in the house! Mrs. picked them up, along with our grandson*, this morning at about 7:30 AM.

    I lugged them (i.e., the box with 1 UOM of loudspeakers inside) up to the top of the landing of the hifi room stairs, got the camera, took a few photos of the boxes... and left them there.
    'cause today's teachin' in Boston day. Won't be back home 'til late tonight.
    but... tomorrow... heaven help me... I think I'll take some unboxing photos. :blush:

    Order fulfillment & shipping were impressively fast. Apropos of some complaints elsewhere on the forum on Polk shipping experiences** -- the physical condition of the box seems quite good after the trip, so I am pretty optimistic that the contents will be ready for action when they're unleashed. :)
    __________
    * So, it wasn't like those two picked up the box and put it in the car :p My big, brawny son-in-law put 'em in the car. Mrs. H just picked up the aforementioned grandson (who's at our house for the day today). :)
    Mrs. H reports that S-I-L struggled somewhat with the box -- it is definitely hefty with two loudspeakers in it.
    ** Not even thinkin' of PFB imbroglios; just some recent chatter here and there on receiving battered packages from Polk. :|

  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 47,051
    edited November 2021
    Navy_Goat wrote: »
    R200s arrived today. I will be using my Dirty Weekends as stands for now. I ordered mine in white so they really disappear in to the room..

    5srvin9nlw2o.jpg
    I am gobsmacked, the r200 is a really good speaker.

    I agree completely! They are very good. I plan to listen for a few weeks to gather my thoughts before posting a review on the Polk site.

    I noticed you have them close to the back wall. How close are they? Any problem with boom or muddy sound due to the rear port?
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  • ALL212
    ALL212 Posts: 1,394
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    ALL212 wrote: »
    10% promo code unused.

    It adds about 5% to the total discount

    PASuB23954W4P

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    was.
    told.
    ... that there'd be NO MATH!

    :#


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  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 3,461
    So far the star of this show is the R400 center channel. Crystal clear without being harsh or boomy and it's not too tall to fit on the shelf of a Salamander Synergy rack below a TV set. It's almost as big as the L400 center channel from the Legend line volume wise and would easily blend in between the L800s or L600s.

    The R600s are exactly what I was expecting. Good size for a small to medium room and they have the same sound character as the R400. Bass output is good for what they are which is a small tower speaker in the 40 lb range. Although they're not broken in yet I consider the Reserve sound to be a bit brighter than the Legend sound signature. Both have greater clarity than the LSiM lineup for home theater speakers.
  • billbillw
    billbillw Posts: 5,922
    edited November 2021
    Ordered the R200 mid-morning yesterday, FedEx scheduled to deliver tomorrow. Nice, although I only know this because I have FedEx account with Delivery Manager. Otherwise, nothing by email from Polk/Sound United. The original email didn't have any tracking. The online account shows shipped, but no tracking. No other emails since the original order confirmation.
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  • Navy_Goat
    Navy_Goat Posts: 346
    edited November 2021
    F1nut wrote: »
    I noticed you have them close to the back wall. How close are they? Any problem with boom or muddy sound due to the rear port?

    They are 10-12 inches from the wall. currently tilted back 8 degrees (which is how the Zus normally sit). I don't hear any muddy sounding bass at all. I may pull them out farther to see how that sounds too.

    One thing I have noticed is they like to be well above the listeners ears.
    Polk Audio: SDA SRS 2.3tl, SDA 1C, SDA 2B (TL mod), Reserve 200 || Zu Audio Omen dirty Weekend MKII
    Marantz: NR-1509, ND-8006 || Anthem Pre-1L || Yamaha WXC-50 || NAD 7175
    Technics: SL-1710, SL-Q2, SL-QD33 || Sony UDP-800 || Xbox One || Vincent Pho-8
    Parasound HCA 1500a || Adcom GFA-535 || Crown XLS-2002 || AkitikA GT-102 || Appj Miniwatt
    FX Audio P1 Tube Preamp || Fosi Audio Tube Phono Preamp || TEC Phono/Line Passive Pre
  • ^^ above listeners ears, so I am not the only one, good.

    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk SDA2BTL's; LAT International speaker cables, ZU Mission IC's and power cables all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    Other; M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All vintage Polk have had crossover rebuilds and tweeter upgrades.

    The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

    It is imperative that we recognize that an opinion is not a fact.

    Imagine making politics your entire personality.