- Dec 1, 2018
- Land O’ Lakes, FL
JoenTell has some in-room measurements of the Reserve R200 bookshelf he got loaned, and it too showed a directivity mismatch at the crossover region.Yeah this lineup looks really cool. The legend L200 was already solid with a good listening window, but it's biggest problem was resonances, which were particularly loud escaping from the port. Here was my spin squishified for ASR aspect ratios:
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The resonances escaping from the port were extremely loud, clearly coinciding with anomalies in the spin.
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So given resonances are apparently one of the things Polk has most focused on with these, hopefully they are much better in this regard!
The horizontal off-axis doesn't look great in NRD's measurements, but the on axis is solid (haven't seen the other videos yet). I guess we'll see!
Keep in mind the y-axis scale.
Maybe their 3-way towers are better in this regard.
The L100 has a smaller woofer so directivity should be better matched, but it still isn’t great:
The port (Red) also has a crazy resonance:
I am assuming the new funky rear ports on the Reserve are better than on the Legend bookshelves, which is odd.