Reserve R100

Premium Compact Bookshelf Speakers (Pair)

C$ 899.00
4.9 out of 5 Customer Rating
Reserve R100 is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2.
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The R100 is a versatile small speaker that is great in a compact stereo pair, as part of a front stage, or as surround components in a larger system. Its diminutive size means it's equally at home on a bookshelf or on a stand.

  • Smooth midrange and detail
  • Effortless bass
  • Exceptional value
  • Deep Effortless bass with X-Port

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C$ 899.00

Reserve R100

Reserve R100

C$ 899.00
C$ 899.00
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Flagship Sound

What Better Sounds Like

As we get older, we learn what better looks like, feels like, tastes like and even drives like. But nobody teaches us what better sounds like. Better isn’t best – it’s the road to best.

Reference quality sound

Pure, unmasked sound

Patented X-Port

Traditional ported speaker designs increase low- frequency performance, but often mask midrange details due to port resonances. Polk's proprietary X-Port uses specially tuned eigentone filters to cancel out unwanted resonances. With X-Port you get the best of both worlds: tight, distortion-free bass and a superbly detailed midrange.

Form and Function

Exceptional Cabinetry

Reserve’s sleek cabinetry hides a world of audio innovation. Cabinets are carefully cross-braced to best eliminate unwanted interior resonances. Rounded exterior corners help disperse sound broadly around the room with minimal diffraction, creating an open sound stage.

Hi-Res Audio Certified

Your sound is only as good as your source. With Hi-Res Audio certification, the Polk Reserve R100 delivers clear and detailed high-frequency response. Female vocals are particularly smooth, with exceptional clarity and without coloration. Plus, a minimum support of 40kHz perfectly reproduces the latest Hi-Res Audio files with improved audio extension.

Reserve R100

Every detail

Reserve R100

Every detail

Delivers clear and detailed high-end response up to 40Khz for improved high frequency signals for today’s high-quality audio.

Listening to Atmos and DTS:X-enabled content on Reserve Series speakers brings you deeper into the story or music every time.

IMAX Enhanced certification guarantees an unforgettably huge and dynamic home theater experience when enjoying IMAX Enhanced movies, television shows and music.

Key Technologies

  • Hi-Res Audio Certified Polk products deliver an immersive listening experience, capturing the nuances and subtleties of high-quality audio recordings, and providing an enhanced level of audio fidelity.
  • Developed by Polk Audio, the new high definition Pinnacle Ring Radiator™ Tweeter delivers ultra-clear, crisp highs, without unwanted distortions.
  • The Turbine Cone™ combines a Polk-proprietary foam core and molded turbine geometry to dramatically increase stiffness and damping, resulting in detailed mid-range and effortless bass without adding mass.
  • Proudly engineered and designed in Baltimore, Maryland, Polk products are crafted to meet high standards of quality, performance, and reliability, ensuring a premium audio experience that is the pinnacle of American Hi-Fi.

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Reserve R100
Details & Specifications

Sleek and elegant

Sleek and elegant

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reference quality sound in a nice looking package I bought this Polk R100 as a desktop speaker to use as computer speakers. It's on the large size in that application but still manageable on a desk. I propped them up a few inches on stands to get the speaker away from the reflective surface of the desk, which is absolutely mandatory for best sound quality. I am driving it with a Topping Class D amp which has no problem even with the slightly lower impedance load of this speaker. I've tried other speakers before but this seems to be the sweet spot. You get the trickle down features from the Legend series . The secret sauce is the Ring Radiator Tweeter which is clean sounding without harshness. On some material there is a slight sense that the treble is boosted a bit from neutral but it's not objectionable at all. In return, it sounds very detailed and clear. Midrange sounds like vocals are this speaker's strength, it's very solid, good body, no sense of exaggeration or "hyping" of the vocals. The bass is a bit limited given this is a compact bookshelf speaker, reaching down to 58Hz before it completely drops off. But the speaker doesn't artifically boost the bass at all and what's there is tight and controlled. So a sub is absolutely recommended but I'm still enjoying listening to it without a sub. I may add one later when the funds allow. Imaging is precise but not aways the widest, but that's ok. I'd rather have precise imaging over a wide diffuse sound. The only thing that gives away that this isn't a top of the line speaker is the vinyl veneer wrap. Up close it doesn't look convincing, but the wood-like appearance from afar gives it a bit of class. I like the rounded edges, and overall clean look.
Date published: 2023-01-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unwhelmed The wood veneer was awful. The sound was average.
Date published: 2022-02-07
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Questions

Can these speakers be placed horizontally instead of vertically?

Asked by: Chum
From a "can it be done" point of view, yes. They can be placed horizontally instead of vertically, and most users are likely to not notice any differences in the audio output. That said, it is considered an acoustic blunder. The way the innards of the speaker are designed, when placed horizontally, the speaker may not operate to its full potential. The drivers are aligned vertically and when placed flat, the stereo imaging gets affected. Nonetheless, you are welcome to try both orientations and see if either makes a difference for you.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2022-09-16
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