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Integrating acoustic innovations found in our flagship Legend Series, the original R200 earned The Absolute Sound’s 2021 Bookshelf Loudspeaker of the Year and 2022 Editor’s Choice accolades; the Reserve Series is Sound & Vision’s Top Pick of 2022 and has earned countless 5-star reviews from Polk fans around the world.
This special-edition speaker embodies all the innovations that make the R200 a Polk classic, with distinctive touches worthy of a rare collectible—from its authentic oiled cherry wood veneer to upgraded crossovers and premium 24K gold-plated five-way binding posts.
The Pinnacle Ring Radiator Tweeter’s unique waveguide provides broader high-frequency dispersion for a room-spanning sweet spot. With sound reproduction beyond 40kHz and ultra-fast and accurate transients, with the R200AE, you’ll enjoy crisp clarity and detail wherever you’re seated.
Relentless prototyping and refinement resulted in the striking Turbine Cone Woofer’s unique ridged design. Its ultra-light, yet ultra-rigid cone provides sound reproduction with increased power, accuracy, and speed. You’ll hear breathtaking midrange, detailed bass, and a wide dynamic range in everything you listen to.
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.
R200AE’s acoustically transparent, magnetic grilles offer a clean look without interfering with sonic performance. Behind the grilles is a world of audio innovation. These rigid, acoustically inert cabinets have been carefully cross-braced and optimized through laser Doppler vibrometry to eliminate unwanted interior resonances.
In 1972, Matthew Polk and a team of maverick engineers had a vision: to deliver a truly audiophile experience at an affordable price. Five decades later, we remain true to those values in our relentless quest to provide Great Sound for All—manifested in the Reserve R200AE 50th Anniversary Edition.
The R200AE 50th Anniversary Edition is a truly rare collector’s item: Just 1,000 pairs are available, all signed by Matthew Polk and uniquely numbered.
Get the audio performance that won the R200 The Absolute Sound’s Speaker of the Year, housed in rich cherry wood cabinets that bring a warm designer element to any living space.
The R200AE 50th Anniversary Edition features all the audio innovations that define the sound of our iconic bookshelf speaker, with upgraded components and refinements.
50 years, hundreds of thousands of speakers, and countless awards later, we are still focused on our mission of giving you the absolute best sound for your money. Great Sound for All.
|UOM (Sold As)||Pair|
|Tweeter||1" Pinnacle Ring Radiator|
|Woofers||6 ½” Turbine Cone|
|Overall Frequency Response||39Hz - 50kHz|
|Frequency Response (-3dB limits)||51Hz - 38kHz|
|Recommended Amplifier Power||30 - 200W|
|Amplifier Output Compatibility||8Ω / 6Ω / 4Ω|
|Minimum Impedance (ohms)||3.8Ω|
|Tweeter/Mid-range Crossover Frequency||3000 Hz|
|Mid-range/Mid-bass Crossover Frequency||-|
|Product Dimensions W x H x D (Includes width of feet)||7.5 x 14.1 x 13.9 in
190 x 359 x 353.8mm
|Product Weight (each)||19.1 lbs/8.7 kg|
|Shipping Weight||43.4 lbs/19.7 kg|
|Shipping Dimensions (WxHxD)||21 x 17.6 x 17.8 in
533 x 448 x 452mm
|New CRC (Mid-Range Enclosure Type)||-|
|Mid-Bass / Woofer Enclosure Type||Rear X-Port|
|Available Finishes||Cherry Wood|
|Wall-Mountable (keyhole slots)||No|
|Binding Posts: 24k Gold-plated 5-Way||Single|
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