Polk Audio RT800 Floorstanding Speakers

4.48/5 (40 Reviews) MSRP : $900.00


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tower speaker


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

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2011

Bottom Line:   
the polk RT800 is best speaker i had compare Bose 501, Bose 701, Infinity Interlude IL40, Boston Acoustics VR-30.

Speaker Specs:

DRIVERS
1 1 inch Dynamic Balance tweetwer(250 watts RMS,2500hz-26,000 +- 3db)
1 6 1/2 ich Dynamic Balance woofers(125 watts RMS, 26Hz-3,000 Hz +- 3 db)
POWERHANDLING
250 watts
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
47-25,000 Hz +-3db
28-26,000 Hz +-6db
SENNSITTIVITY
90 db
CROSSOVER
2500 Hz with 2 ohm reisistor for tweeter ,6db octave
WIRING
Tweeter - parallel to imputs
Woofer - series to inputs
Bi-Amp/Bi-Wire Capable

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mark Vittone a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2003

Bottom Line:   
The Rt800i is a decent speaker at best. The 90db rating at one watt is medocre. If you use a sub-woofer then this would be a good choice because this speaker lacks bass response. They also lack the clarity I would expect from a speaker in this price range. For the same price the Klipsh rf-3 would be a better buy.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   ABC



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: May 20, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I really loved these speakers. They sound great for the money and I don't think there is better speaker for the money. By the way I'm selling my rt800s for $550 since I just upgraded to b&w speakers and going more high end. I gonna give this speaker 2 thumbs up for the money.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $800.00



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sikander S. Ali a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 2, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I got the RT800 almost 4 years ago, and I have never had a regret since. The highs, the low and the near perfect midrange balance are excellent, made possible by the "polypropolyne" woofers and the parachute dome tweeter that you can beat with your fingers. Absolutly stunning dimensoining in large or small rooms. Definitly the perfect (last investment) speaker for the enthusiast. If your a normal everyday music lover, you'll never out grow the RT800. For one thing you can push them with well over 250watts of power. And run them hot with extremly low level of 1st level harmonic distortion, and as you know POLK audio creates no 2nd level distrotion (which some people actually tend to like, if your one of those you might want to look for the martin logans or other electrostatic speakers.) One thing that I would like you to be aware of is corner placement of speakers. In corners or at angel (faceing to a single point) The bass tend to appear muffled, possibly due to the reflection caused by the power port on the bottom of the speaker. Other than that, and exception speaker for the buck.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Circuit City



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rick Henthorne a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: November 28, 2000

Bottom Line:   
This is a follow up review for the RT-800 towers.First of all my system for anyone who cares:

YAMAHA AV-35 Intergrated Dolby Surround ,115 watt ,RMS at 8 ohns,20-20,000 Hz ,.008% THD
YAMAHA CD-29 single disc cd player
YAMAHA T-33 Tuner
YAMAHA K-31 Tape deck
YAMAHA P-31 Turntable
TEAC 10 Band Graphic EQ
JVC XV-501 DVD player
Technics SL-P400C 6 disc magazine changer
Sony Mb115 Bookshelf surround speakers
Sony KV25-XBR 1028i compatable TV
Sharp VCH-985 Hi Fi VCR

All in all its not a bad setup for a 14 year old(15 december 4th).These speakers are awsome!With the Yamaha for power you dont even need a subwoofer.Bass is great so long as you have power .A good High Current amp like a yamaha like mine or a good JVC,PIONEER Elite,ADCOM,MARK LEVINSON,SONIC FRONTIERS (ANTHEM MCA-5),Harman-Kardon,NAD,and more will give you great output with little no audible even at 30Hz,and good response to about 25 Hz,almost unheard of for a 6 1/2 woofer.I tried Bi wiring ,but to replace the Gold plated jumpers with quality speaker cable you will get better,more natural sound.The only better way is to Bi amp ,isolating high and low outputs in seperate amps to get the best ,clearest sound that is not at all distorted due to bandwidth related harmonic distortion.In my eight year experience (been building speakers with my dad since the age of 6)with building and wiring speakers I belive Polk is the first manufacture to use good quality inductors ,capacitors ,reisistors and wiring in a speaker.Th cabinet is guarenteed to not rattle,its 1 1/8 inch thick MDF in the front ,1 inck on the sides,with crossbrasses and ARC 9acoustic resonnence control)for low resoonance sound.These towers are as close to get to the holy-grail of audiophile heaven exept for the SRT system and RT-2000,RT-3000 powered towers.So go ahead buy these or the RT-800i towers you wont regreat it you have my word.

Rick


Speaker Specs:

DRIVERS
1 1 inch Dynamic Balance tweetwer(250 watts RMS,2500hz-26,000 +- 3db)
1 6 1/2 ich Dynamic Balance woofers(125 watts RMS, 26Hz-3,000 Hz +- 3 db)
POWERHANDLING
250 watts
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
47-25,000 Hz +-3db
28-26,000 Hz +-6db
SENNSITTIVITY
90 db
CROSSOVER
2500 Hz with 2 ohm reisistor for tweeter ,6db octave
WIRING
Tweeter - parallel to imputs
Woofer - series to inputs
Bi-Amp/Bi-Wire Capable

Enjoy,Rick

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $280.00

Purchased At:   Pawn One




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