Polk Audio introduces new line of premium loudspeakers
Polk Audio has announced the launch of the Reserve Series – designed to deliver “serious performance” for music, movies and gaming.
IMAX Enhanced, Hi-Res Audio Certified and compatible with both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, the Reserve Series includes nine models – including three floor standing models, three centre channels, two bookshelf speakers and a wall-and speaker-mountable height module – available in matte black and matte white finish.
“The Reserve Series uses the same custom-made transducers originally developed for Polk’s award-winning Legend Series loudspeakers,” said Frank Sterns, President of Polk Audio. “Featuring the proprietary Pinnacle Tweeter, Turbine Cone midrange and Polk’s latest bass-management and resonance control technologies – PowerPort and X-Port – the Reserve Series delivers against Polk Audio’s signature quality sound.”
The Series is suited for immersive multi-channel home cinema systems and classic stereo listening. The centre channel speakers are available in three sizes. The R300 centre channel is designed to fit in most AV cabinets, while the R350 is only 5.5-inches tall, and is wall mountable. For the first time, Polk is introducing a height module (R900), which can be placed on the floor standing 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.
With a focus on every aspect of performance from music playback and home cinema systems, Polk used – and created – multiple advanced technologies for the Reserve Series:
Pinnacle Ring Radiator Tweeters: Features a finely tuned waveguide, which dramatically improves the dispersion of high frequency energy, ensuring a broad sweet spot, while the critically damped rear-chamber helps defeat unwanted resonances. This delivers ultra-clear, crisp highs without unwanted coloration or distortion. A Hi-Res certified driver, the Pinnacle Tweeter is designed for today’s two-channel music listening as well as multi-channel 3D audio found in music, movies, sports, and video games soundtracks.
Turbine Cone Midrange: Cleverly combines Polk’s proprietary foam core driver design with moulded Turbine geometry, which dramatically increases stiffness and damping without adding mass.
X-Port Technology: The debut of Polk Audio’s patent-pending X-Port technology, which uses a set of closed-pipe absorbers precisely tuned to eliminate unwanted cabinet and port resonances. X-Port is found on all vented models in the Reserve Series.
Power Port 2.0 Design: Found in the R600 and R700 floor standing models, is a Polk-patented loudspeaker port application that enables bass frequencies to extend more deeply and at higher output levels than traditional ported speakers. The port tube base was redesigned in aluminium and sits closer to the floor than previous Power Port designs for added performance characteristics and aesthetics.
Advanced Cabinet Construction: The R700 tower speaker model features advanced point-to-point bracing with new Cabinet Resonance Control technology (CRC) that eliminates panel resonances for enhanced detail and clarity.