Polk Audio R30 Floorstanding Speakers

3.69/5 (16 Reviews) MSRP : $200.00


Product Description

  • video-shielded
  • bass-reflex design
  • frequency response 55-20,000 Hz (-3dB)
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • sensitivity 89 dB
  • handles up to 100 watts
  • black vinyl finish
  • 5-way binding posts
  • 9-5/16"W x 34-1/8"H x 9-1/2"D (with base)


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by marcus a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2010

Bottom Line:   
picked up a used set in mint shape over all you get what you pay for i found them harsh at a higher volume bass was ok could not get use to them now selling again they would be good as rear speaker in home theatre but no good as main speakes in a 2 channel set up

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by panchoramos a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2010

Bottom Line:   
Picked these up used. Initially I was impressed it seemed as though it had great build quality, small footprint and its MDF seemed more dense than other comparable models. Hooked them up as mains to a Denon 7.1 Channel Receiver. Eventually I had to move these to the rear, it just couldnt stand as Mains. Not audible at low volumes, At higher volumes, it seemed to distort, and even some of my Bookshelf Speakers (Klipsch SB-1 and Polk Audio Monitor 40) outperformed these towers. They sound good, but they just dont have the clarity and effortlessness that it takes to be the anchors of a living room home theater. The R30's are better suited in a stereo configuration in a Garage or Lounge room as a secondary setup.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Greg a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2006

Bottom Line:   
These are great speakers for people looking for a LOUD home theater setup. Any looking to enjoy music with these should look elsewhere.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   Fry's Electronics



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ctredneck2006 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 1, 2006

Bottom Line:   
i think these are the best speakers, under 250$ there are out there. im running them from a 1974 pioneer reciever and the sound quality is amazing, the bass is loud, but clear and they dont loose the sound quality no matter how loud the volume is, not to mention they look great too. i would highly recommend these to anyone

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $165.00

Purchased At:   Bernies



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by yardy0lycos@yahoo.com a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 20, 2006

Bottom Line:   
Got a good price on these at one of the frequent sales at outpost.com. Built quality is very high. These are beautifully speakers. I have the cheery finish which is very beautiful to look at. I was not expecting much bass but this is ridiculous.These speakers just simply sound crappy. Too bad because I really like the look. I'm running them with a Denon 1804 receiver in my bedroom and I'm not impressed.
Despite what other reviewers have said, you cannot get any decent sound out of these speakers without a Sub. I'm using them with a 12 inch JBL sub in a stereo configuration. The highs are harsh and sound more like a tinpan than a tweeter which is very tiresome to my ears. I was really hoping to like these speakers because of the price and looks.
No point in sending them back since i paid se little and shipping cost was over $30.00. I would have taken them back if I had bought from brick & mortar. I'm not bitter though..just one of those things. I give them to my little sister..she cant tell the diffrence and they are "pretty" as she says.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   outpost.com




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