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Three-speaker, two-way loudspeaker

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Incredible Sound/Affordable Price

Building incredible-sounding speakers at reasonable prices has made Polk Audio a powerhouse in the audio industry. The R Series Loudspeaker models continue the Polk tradition of using high quality materials and excellent fundamental engineering to deliver exceptional sound at an exceptional value.

R Series Loudspeakers are perfect for building starter systems, or for small room or multi-room applications. With the addition of a PSW Series powered subwoofer, you can assemble an impressive home theater system on a budget.

The R50 Features:

With a minimum of fuss and expense, R Series speakers ably reproduce accurate sound with impressive volume, in attractive, solidly built cabinets.

  • Superior home theater and music performance.
  • Slim tower design conserves floor space, occupies less than one square foot.
  • Polk Audio's exclusive Dynamic Balance drivers and tweeters for wide response and low distortion.
  • Wide dispersion drivers and tweeters project sound over a wide area so every listener in a room hears open, “box-less,â€? three-dimensional sound.
  • Dual 6.5 inch (165mm) drivers provide nearly the bass radiating surface area of a 10 inch woofer but with the imaging, clarity and detail advantages of smaller drivers.
  • Front-firing bass port for high efficiency and powerful bass response.
  • Arched grille design elinminates grille interference with the port output, lowering turbulence and distortion (and it looks real cool too!).
  • Carpet spikes ensure mechanical stability on carpeted floors for precise bass response and superior imaging.
  • High efficiency design allows them to be driven by unpretentious amplifiers and receivers, revealing that classic Polk sound...open, spacious and clear.
  • Magnetically shielded for safe placement near TVs and computer monitors.
  • 5-way binding posts provide a wide array of secure wire-hook up options.

Driver Complement

Diameter3/4" (1.91cm) 
TypeDynamic Balance silk/polymer composite dome, shielded 
Mid / Woofer
Diameter6 1/2" (16.51cm) 
TypeDynamic Balance Polymer/mineral composite cones, shielded 


Total Frequency Response40Hz - 24kHz 
Upper -3dB Limit20 kHz
Lower -3dB Limit50 Hz
Nominal Impedance8 ohms
Efficiency90 dB
Recommended Amplifier Power20 - 150  watts per channel
Inputs5-way binding posts 

Amplifier Specs

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Cabinet Dimensions
Height36 3/4" (93.34cm) 
Width7 3/4" (19.68cm) 
Depth11 7/8" (30.16cm) 


Unit of Measureeach 
Total Shipping Weight40.00 pounds
Included AccessoriesCarpet spikes 


Speaker WarrantyFive years parts and labor 

Specifications, dimensions and features subject to change without notice. For more information call us at 1-800-377-7655 (USA and Canada). Outside of North America call +1 (410) 358-3600.

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