Designed to retain as much of the Polk Legend flagship performance as possible at a moderate price point.
BY RS STAFF
PUBLISHED: MARCH 23, 2021
Polk Audio has announced the launch of the Reserve Series, a high-performance, versatile loudspeaker line designed to deliver serious performance for music, movies, and gaming. IMAX Enhanced and Hi-Res Audio Certified and compatible with both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, the Reserve Series includes nine models available in matte black, matte white, and walnut woodgrain finish. The Polk Reserve Series is now available on www.polkaudio.com/reserve and at select specialty audio/video dealers and custom integrators worldwide.
The Reserve Series consists of nine models, including three floorstanding models, three center channels, two bookshelf speakers, and a wall-and speaker-mountable height module, all designed to give listeners flexibility in terms of configuration by incorporating matching transducers and consistent voicing. The center channel speakers are available in three sizes. The R300 center channel is designed to fit in most AV cabinets, while the R350 is only 5.5-inches tall, and is wall mountable so it can be used as left, right, or center channel. For the first time, Polk is introducing a height module (R900), which can be placed on the floorstanding speakers or wall mounted. The height module features a toggle switch, which tunes the speaker for the application, whether that be on-speaker or wall mounted.
“You’d be wrong to think the Reserve Series is just ‘Legend-lite’ though,” says Scott Orth, director of audio and acoustical systems at Polk Audio. “While Reserve does use the same transducers as Legend, it also features multiple new developments of its own, including a new patent-pending X-Port filter and advanced cabinet construction to minimize undesirable resonances. In return, you get a classic Polk Audio loudspeaker that is amazingly balanced, offers an expansive sound stage, detailed imaging, smooth mid-range and deep effortless bass.”
Seeking to retain as much of the Polk Legend flagship performance as possible within a moderately priced package, Polk Audio engineers created rigid, internally braced cabinets while leveraging driver and port technologies from the Legend Series speakers.
With a focus on every aspect of performance from music playback and home theater systems, Polk used—and created—multiple technologies for the Reserve Series:
The Polk Audio Reserve Series was designed and engineered in the USA under strict standards for quality and includes a five-year warranty standard. All Reserve Series products are currently available for purchase at PolkAudio.com.
For more information, visit www.polkaudio.com.