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Model: R15 Polk Audio > www.polkaudio.com
$80 Original Price: $180 Order Now


If you have a small or medium size room and want a pair of speakers that is small but possess a David vs Goliath attitude, the R15 would fit that bill. It measures 6.5″ wide, 10.5″ tall and 7.25″ deep but has lungs that could have come from a pair of speaker double its size. With a frequency response of 65 – 20 KHz, a nominal impedance of 8 ohm and a sensitivity of 89 dB, the speakers were easily pushed with an amp that has 50W to room filling levels. Sound stage was impressive for its size and the sound quality was unexpectedly good from a speaker costing under $200. If you want to fill your room with music, they do the job. But if you love sitting down in your sweet spot and critiquing how the violin’s strings are only 98% accurate or vocals are not as pitch perfect as your other $1,000 bookshelves, they are not for you. These are speakers that offers the joy of music without breaking the bank and is unabashed in displaying its minor imperfections.

Cosmetically, the speakers look good. Minor scuff marks here and there, some scratches around the recess hole on the back panel where it was previously hooked on a wall jack and a few slight dings but nothing major. We don’t have the original box or manual but will securely pack them for safe shipping.