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Polk Audio OWM3

Multi-purpose home theater speakers (Black)

with a Sonos CONNECT:AMP with a Sonos CONNECT:AMP
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by Chris Egner
Polk Audio

A versatile performer for any room

Polk OWM3

Carefully designed drivers provide detailed sound

Polk created the sleek OWM3 with several applications in mind. Add a pair to the sound system in your kitchen or bedroom, use them as surround sound speakers with your TV in the living room, or make them a part of your desktop stereo setup for great-sounding computer games. There's practically no end to the ways you can use these compact and versatile performers. The OWM3's slim, uniquely curved design and removable base give you plenty of placement options, including on-wall or corner mounting for a clean, out-of-the-way installation.


Polk OWM3

Mount them on a wall or place them on a shelf

Polk builds them right to sound their best

The OWM3's modest size doesn't stop it from delivering rich sound. Polk's Dynamic Balance® drivers and super-dense, acoustically inert enclosures resist resonance that can cause distortion. Instead, you'll hear detail and dynamics that make your music and movies more lifelike. This speaker's careful design and smart technology ensure clear midrange response. For more low-end punch, add a Polk powered subwoofer.

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Highlights:

  • acoustic suspension enclosure
  • 1" silk dome tweeter
  • 4-1/2" Dynamic Balance® polypropylene cone driver
  • Capacitive Coupling Bass Technology for stronger low frequency response
  • frequency response 100-22,000 Hz (-3dB)
  • handles 20-100 watts
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • sensitivity 89 dB
  • 5-way gold-plated binding posts
  • includes removable base and black grille
  • multiple mounting options including on-wall, corner mounting, and table placement
  • 7"W x 10"H x 4-1/8"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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    Features and Specs
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    Acoustic Suspension
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    2
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    4-1/2
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    5-way post
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    20-100
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    89 dB
    Impedance (Ohms)
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    8
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    10-1/16
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    5 Years
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    What's in the box?

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    • 2 Black surround/satellite speakers
    • 2 Black cloth grilles (attached)
    • 2 Black tabletop stands
    • 2 Self-adhesive foam strips (length=4")
    • Sheet of 4 self-adhesive rubber bumpers
    • Owner's Manual
    • Wall-mount template
    • On-line registration sheet
    • Polk Audio product brochure

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    Overview: The Polk Audio OWM3 is a versatile speaker made to fit a variety of applications. You can use them as a pair of stereo speakers or part of a 2.1 system in a second zone. You can also use them as part of a multi-channel system. With multiple mounting options, you can place the speakers virtually anywhere.

    Driver Technology
    Enclosure Design
    Connections
    Mounting Options

    Driver Technology

    Polypropylene Woofers: Each speaker features a 4-1/2" polypropylene cone woofer which employs Capacitive Coupling Bass Technology for a low frequency response despite its size.

    Silk Tweeters: Each speaker has a 1" silk dome, Dynamic Balance tweeter that provides clear, detailed highs.

    Frequency Response Note: The overall frequency response is 80Hz-25kHz and the -3dB frequency response is 100-22kHz.

    Enclosure Design

    Glass-filled ABS Cabinets: The acoustic suspension cabinets feature glass-filled ABS construction, which creates an acoustically inert enclosure. The cabinet ensures an extremely clean midrange response with low coloration. The black finish blends easily with any decor.

    Connections

    Binding Posts: Each speaker has a set of gold-plated 5-way binding posts on the bottom of the angled rear panel. The binding posts will accept bare wire, spade lugs, pin connectors, dual or single banana plugs (removal of binding post plugs required).

    Mounting Options

    Multiple Mounting Options: The OWM3 is suited for on-wall mounting or placement on a tabletop or shelf. The speakers have four 4-way keyhole slots on the back, and come with rubber bumpers and an attachable base. There are seven different mounting possibilities: angled wall mount, corner mount, horizontal wall mount, vertical wall mount, shelf mount (using included base), horizontal shelf mount (using supplied rubber bumpers), and wall-mounted with an optional articulating wall-mount bracket (using the 1/4-20 threaded insert).

     
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    4 out of 5

    Great product and great value!

    Written By Texas, Houston, Texas on Saturday, August 30, 2014
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    Bought these speakers to use as front channels in my surround sound set up! The compact design is exactly what I was looking for and they still offer plenty of quality sound. Cannot go wrong with Polk. This adds to my Polk center channel and powered sub.
    Pros:
    Compact design and price.
    Cons:
    None yet!
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    5 out of 5

    Great

    Written By GregD, Cleveland, OH on Sunday, May 25, 2014
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    I am very pleased with the OWM3W's, they sound great and are very low profile. They look great in my apartment and I would recommend them to anyone renting that doesn't want to put in a large mount on the wall.
    Pros:
    Easy to install Great sound Low profile
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Muy buenas por el precio

    Written By Juan, San Antonio Tx on Saturday, May 24, 2014
     
    Me dio solución para las áreas sociales de mi casa utilizándolas como satélite . La verdad me sorprendió la calidad del sonido por el precio. Muy buen producto . LAS RECOMIENDO 100%

    This gave me a solution for the social áreas of my house utilized as a satellite. To be honest, I was surprised by the sound quality considering the price. Very good product. I recommend this 100%.
    Pros:
    Apariencia, calidad del sonido y precio. Appearance, price and sound quality.
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    5 out of 5

    Good all around speakers

    Written By Martin, Southwest Virginia on Wednesday, May 14, 2014
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    I bought 2 pair. Using them for surround and can switch them at the amp for stereo. Great sound with a center channel and sub. Very nice sound at lower volume for dinner and conversation. These mixed in with my 15" DBX is awesome!
    Pros:
    Nice shape for wall mounting, brackets not needed. Great sound for the size.My order came fast and undamaged.
    Cons:
    none
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    2 out of 5

    hmmm

    Written By Steve C, Long Valley NJ on Friday, May 09, 2014
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    These came with my SONOS AMPS. They are usefull as bookshelves in small areas, or if you have any powered sub-woofers available to pair them with. They need the OOOMPH
    1 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Good Value

    Written By Jon, Delaware on Monday, May 05, 2014
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    These are OK quality speakers and would make a good pair of surrounds. I really like the versatility in placement and install. And the white color blends into my off white wall very nice. It is not a bright white but almost almond. Wish I could find a similar value for center channel in white.
    Pros:
    size, appearance, versatility
    Cons:
    not for higher wattage systems, range is only adequate
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    4 out of 5

    Great rear high surround speakers for the price

    Written By JLBS, Levittown, PR on Monday, April 21, 2014
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    They are very adequate speakers for the price. I am currently using them as my rear high surround speakers for my 7.1 system. I agree with reviewers that said it could use a better bass response. However, they work great for the purpose. I recommend them for just that; rear high surround.
    Pros:
    Don't take much space and great for wall mounting.
    Cons:
    Bass response could use a little more whoop.
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    4 out of 5

    NIce Speakers for the Money

    Written By Brad, Houston TX on Thursday, April 17, 2014
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    These are good speakers for what I needed. They replaced on old pair that I've had around for 20 years or more. The sound in that room is much better now. Room is also controlled by a Sonos Amp which makes it even better. The fact that I got the speakers free with the Sonos purchase is just icing on the cake.
    Pros:
    Nice design, well built.
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    5 out of 5

    not at all lacking in base

    Written By Anonymous, bay area, CA on Tuesday, April 08, 2014
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    serves as mg rear surrounds for rti series speakers.

    it was easy enough to install in a corner. but forget the mounting guide it came with. i used a piece of paper, taped it over the side with the screw mounts, used a pencil to shade over the screw mounts so that it leaves the cross mark on the paper. then positioned the speaker on the wall corner. then taped the paper to the wall, and removed it from the speaker. now i know exactly where to drill. the speakers are light (3lbs), so 2 screws worked fine.
    Pros:
    blends well in room sounds really well, with ample base
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    5 out of 5

    Good surroubd speakers

    Written By M Rezende, San Antonio on Sunday, March 16, 2014
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    I bought it to complete my home theather system, matching polk tsx series front and central speakers. Their linit powers is 125w, which can ve a issue if someone plans to add or have more powered amp. I check on the OWM5 but these are to big for me right now.
    Pros:
    Nice design, good sound as surround speakers
    Cons:
    The power limit should be higher, allowung improvements
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    5 out of 5

    good surround speakers

    Written By jmb1015, Ohio on Monday, March 10, 2014
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    very good sounding speakers for rear surround
    Pros:
    crisp highs
    Cons:
    style
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    5 out of 5

    Great Product!!

    Written By MZH, Elkridge, MD on Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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    can't beat these wonderful Polks for the price!! got the white ones, blend in with the wall. you have a ton of options how to use these.....
    Pros:
    versatile and great sound.
    Cons:
    none
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    4 out of 5

    Nice little speakers

    Written By Mark, Clovis, CA on Thursday, February 06, 2014
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    Nice sounding speakers. Very versatile mounting options, which is what sold me. i got the white ones, they did show a little dinginess just from the mounting process and the grills are difficult to clean. I have them mounted at 10' in my master bedroom paired to a Denon AVR-E300. Good combination and plenty loud
    Pros:
    Clean sound, mounting options, price
    Cons:
    White gets / looks dirty easy
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    5 out of 5

    Polk Audio Speakers

    Written By KJ, Minnesota on Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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    Very good quality & sound speaker for the price.
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    5 out of 5

    surround speaker

    Written By Roberto C, San Juan PR on Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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    excellent for the price
    Pros:
    good sound, small size, no need of bracket for wall installation
    Cons:
    none
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Nice front speakers

    Written By Rich B, Montvale, NJ on Tuesday, January 07, 2014
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    Nice small front speakers for the money. I got these to complement the white Definitive Tech ProCenter 1000 center speaker.
    Pros:
    Good sound
    Cons:
    A bit heavy for the ProMount 80 mount.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great Speakers...sound and look.

    Written By RobertDinMS, Flowood, Mississippi on Tuesday, January 07, 2014
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    I ordered two pair of these speakers as I was upgrading my Surround System. I initially bought a Onkyo TX-NR 616 5.1 receiver. I added the Onkyo PSW-111 Sub and the CS10 Center Channel with the front two OWM3s mounted high in each corner of my living room. I added the rear two a few weeks later. The sound is great. All the components are well-matched. I purchased both pair as "Open Box". They came in great condition.
    Pros:
    Compact, blending with the surroundings (it took my wife a week and a half to notice the front pair on the ceiling). Great style. Great sound when coupled with the Sub and Center Channel. I initially consulted with Andy from Crutchfield via Instant Messenger. He was knowledgeable and helpful with making my decision.
    Cons:
    I mounted mine to the ceiling. It was somewhat difficult to align the head of the screw with the hole on the rear of the speaker. No biggie after a little trial and error.
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    5 out of 5

    Polk OWM3

    Written By Derryls, Illinois on Saturday, January 04, 2014
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    Great for side and rear surround speakers with my 7-1 theatre system I had gotten a pair of speakers in white from another source and was happy with them so I decided to get another pair to replace older surround speakers. Everyone seemed to be out of white, but Crutchfield had white in stock and for a price lower than what I had the other source. They arrived quickly and I am really pleased with the speakers.
    Pros:
    Rapid regular delivery, good phone service
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    OK surround speakers

    Written By Simon, San Francisco on Thursday, December 26, 2013
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    The high rating is for the price and mounting options. The sound quality is just ok. They are not particularly crisp or loud. I assume the high ratings are due to low expectations, like mine. Since I use primarily for surround in movies, these are adequate. As long as they are not used for primary front speakers, they suffice. I am using a Denon 2113, so they are sufficiently powered at 95 per channel.
    Pros:
    Price and mounting options
    Cons:
    Music surround or use as primary speakers
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    back surround speakers

    Written By J-Lo, alpine ca. on Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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    These speakers are sounding perfect with my home theater system and sound crisp and clear when playing music. all of my speakers are Polk Audio and i love them.
    Pros:
    perfect size and priced well.
    Cons:
    nothing
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Speakers

    Written By Don H, Sa mrcos Texas on Wednesday, October 30, 2013
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    t speakers are great. All icoulexpect.
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    4 out of 5

    Perfect as Rear Surround Speakers

    Written By Byron H, Ashburn, VA on Sunday, October 27, 2013
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    I have these speakers on Pinpoint AM20 Wall Mounts in the rear of my 5.1 home theater setup. These speakers look great and don't take up much space and do exactly what a rear surround speaker should do.
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    5 out of 5

    Surround Sound

    Written By FG56, Decatur,Al on Friday, October 25, 2013
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    Great surround speaker can be mounted multiple ways very versatile in this department. I have had a pair for my center surrounds for awhile sound ok. I ordered some TSi100's for my rears after trying these as my rears I think they will be better for my rears! We'll see!
    Pros:
    Pricing, Mounting Options ,Great Speaker
    Cons:
    Well for the cons if your careful how you use it will suffice for a surround. It leaves something for the imagination though as there is not a lot of low end response from it though in a rear surround it may not be needed in all systems.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    OWM 3

    Written By Michael, Philadelphia on Tuesday, October 01, 2013
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    great speakers overall Fantastic sound.
    Pros:
    Everthing about the speakers is excellent
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Great for FX

    Written By Kark, North Providence, RI on Friday, September 20, 2013
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    Sounds great! Using these as front highs for 9.2.
    Pros:
    Easy to mount with included template.
    Cons:
    Won't be easy to mount of I lose the template.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Polk Audio OWM3

    Written By Eric, Bethlehem, PA on Monday, September 16, 2013
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    I purchased a Sonos product and these speakers were included with the deal. Very good sounding for the size, nice speakers that would be part of a decent surround system.
    Pros:
    Solid construction, good mid-to-high range.
    Cons:
    Lacking in bass, but understandable.
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    5 out of 5

    Great Zone 2 Speaker

    Written By Jerry, Hollidaysburg, PA on Friday, September 13, 2013
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    These speakers work great as a zone 2 off my Yamaha receiver. I use these in the kitchen area. If you are looking for lows these are weak in that area. A powered sub is needed for full sound quality. Mids and Highs are clean and crisp. I located these on a wall with Pinpoint AM21 brackets. Dollar value, excellent sound for the money.
    Pros:
    Sound quality, great value, mount is many configurations, white color goes good with most walls.
    Cons:
    Weak on bass, but what small speaker isn't.
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    5 out of 5

    Surrounds

    Written By Joe, Berkshrie, Ma on Sunday, August 25, 2013
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    I have a Denon X2000 receiver with Bi-amped polk fronts and center. These made a great addition as rear surrounds, Crisp sound with good quality. Price was great. Multiple mounting postions are nice i have them corner mounted in my 35 x 20. PLenty of volume. Bass a little weak but cant beat these speakers for price and convience
    Pros:
    Sound, mounting postions, Value
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    4 out of 5

    Polk Audio OWM3

    Written By George, ID on Thursday, July 18, 2013
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    Speakers performed as advertised
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    5 out of 5

    Polk OWM3

    Written By Mercury, NY, NY on Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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    Crutchfield threw these in for free when I bought a Sonos unit. I had no expectations when I hooked these speakers up. Turns out that they are an excellent small speaker with good sound. Polk pitches these speakers as being very versatile in application, and provides numerous ways to mount them-- on a wall, in a corner, on a desktop. They provide the hardware for all of those mountings. Very well done.
    Pros:
    Very versatile mounting options with included hardware. Excellent sound for a small speaker.
    Cons:
    Speakers are best for desktop, small room applications.
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    4 out of 5

    Good speake for small room

    Written By Jaxmandue, Virginia Beach, VA on Monday, July 15, 2013
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    I bought these speakers to be the primary speakers for now as I am in a relatively small condo. In a year or two I will move to a larger place and they will become my surround speakers. Sound quality is very good and I like the size / appearance of the speakers.
    Pros:
    Good sound, good appearance, easy to setup and move around
    Cons:
    Little light on the bass but that is fine for a surround speaker.
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    4 out of 5

    Polk Audio OWM3

    Written By Anonymous, MA on Sunday, July 14, 2013
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    Compact size and great sound, highly recommend
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    4 out of 5

    Polk Audio OWM3

    Written By Rob, Melbourne, FL on Sunday, July 07, 2013
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    Great price and good sound. Using these as surround back speakers...very satisfied.
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    5 out of 5

    Polk Audio OWM3

    Written By JonK, Chicago, IL on Monday, June 17, 2013
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    Sound great for surround / desk top speakers.
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    5 out of 5

    Modern looking speakers

    Written By James, Ashburn, VA on Saturday, June 15, 2013
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    These sound great considering their size and depth. The best part about them is design. If you focus on looks, the simple grille and curved design really make them look unique, since they're not your common 'box' speaker. They also blend in really well since they're all black, with no accents or big color logo.
    Pros:
    Sound. Looks.
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    3 out of 5

    Polk Audio OWM3

    Written By Anonymous, Chelmsford, MA on Monday, June 10, 2013
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    Good Sound
    Pros:
    Good Sound
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    5 out of 5

    Love it!!

    Written By Edd, Richardson TX on Monday, June 03, 2013
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    Set up, 5.1 sound system with these speakers (I use them for surround), sounds very nice They will fill your room with great quality crystal clear sound. Very easy to set up. They make watching movies and live music a real experience.
    Pros:
    Great sound, multi mounting style
    Cons:
    None
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    4 out of 5

    Nice Surprise !

    Written By DAM, Fort Myers, FL on Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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    These speakers were a promotion and something I had not intended to buy. They were free with my most recent SONOS purchase. However, I did use them to retire some aging speakers in my office (at one quarter the size) and I've come to like them. For their size, the sound is good and the ways you can mount or stand them are very clever. All in all, for a bookshelf-style speaker set, a pretty good buy at the price.
    Pros:
    Quality of sound relative to size. Mounting options.
    Cons:
    None observed.;
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    4 out of 5

    Great little speakers

    Written By Uncle Joe, Norwood,Pa on Tuesday, May 07, 2013
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    These speakers are best for surround, I use them in an audio sacd multi-channel set up, Crutchfield also gave them away at terrific price
    Pros:
    Nice highs, decent mid
    Cons:
    No bass
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    4 out of 5

    Good value but could have a little more punch.

    Written By Frank, Charlotte, NC on Monday, May 06, 2013
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    I bought these speakers (2 pairs) to replace my one pair of larger Polk M3 surround speakers. I wanted a lower profile speaker and needed additional speakers for 7.1. The price was very good and the mounting options were excellent. I am using a new Onkyo 717 and so far I have only used the Audyssey room set up and right now I don't hear what I am used to hearing from my surround speakers on my old system. I will need to see what happens when I manually adjust the output to the surround. Overall I am happy with these speakers. I love working with Crutchfield.
    Pros:
    Good price. Excellent mounting options.
    Cons:
    Could have a little more punch. The enclosures are much smaller than my M3.
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    4 out of 5

    Omw3

    Written By Chris, Peatland, Texas on Wednesday, May 01, 2013
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    Excellent surround speakers, I paired this set with monitor55t front towers, CS10 center speaker, PSW10 sub and are connected to a YAMAHA RX-V573. This speakers not only they sounds good but, looks good too on my wall. I got the white one so they blend well on my wall paint, and mount them on the corner where the wall and the ceiling meet. Very versatile speaker, Highly recommend.
    Pros:
    Great sound, multi mounting style, looks
    Cons:
    None
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great Speakers

    Written By JarrodB, Charleston, Wv on Friday, April 19, 2013
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    These speakers are great for the price. Nice sound and perfect size for my entertainment center.
    Pros:
    Good sound, price, perfect fit for my setup.
    Cons:
    None.
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    5 out of 5

    Great Pair of Speakers

    Written By TomB, Wayne,PA on Monday, April 08, 2013
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    I bought these speakers to be used in our basement which we are finishing for a place to send all those teenagers that keep spending time at our house. My daughter had her 1st party this weekend and the speakers were able to handle what today's kids calll music more than adequately. It is even more enjoyable when I go in to the basement and play my music. This is the second pair of these speakers that I have purchased. The originals are doing fine as front speakers in our surround sound system. I regret that I can't find more uses for these speakers. They are great and you will not be disappointed.
    Pros:
    CRisp clear sound and can handle the volumes demanded by teenagers without distortion.
    Cons:
    I can't think of any.
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome

    Written By Anonymous, Devils lake ND on Friday, April 05, 2013
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    Great sound. Handles the Denon w ease.
    Pros:
    Great size
    Cons:
    Havent found any.
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    5 out of 5

    Very satisfied!

    Written By meangreenttz, Pataskala Ohio on Thursday, April 04, 2013
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    Very cool speakers. Great sound quality. Larger than I expected but that's ok.
    Pros:
    Great sound quality.
    Cons:
    Very heavy for their size. If you are wall mounting these use good anchors.
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    5 out of 5

    Great Little Surround Speaker

    Written By Patrick, Greenwood, MO on Wednesday, April 03, 2013
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    First time dealing with Crutchfield and I couldn't be more pleased. The delivery was made exactly as scheduled. I replaced my old Minimus 7 surround speakers with these Polk OWM 3's. Sound and look good. I'm impressed with the quality.
    Pros:
    Clean crisp detail for the price. Wow!
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Polk Audio OWM3

    Written By Jay D., Benwood, WV. on Wednesday, April 03, 2013
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    Great sounding speakers!! Very clear and can handle it at hi volume.
    Pros:
    Sound quality, stylish, affordable.
    Cons:
    None
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    4 out of 5

    Good Surround

    Written By Josh, Corpus Christi, TX on Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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    These are great surround speakers. There are many ways one can mount them, and they just look fantastic. I bought these to complete my 5.1 surround system. I didn't want bulky bookshelf speakers cluttering up the living room so I got these and I'm extremely happy with them. The sound of bullets whizzing by, breaking glass, or whatever surround effects sent to them them comes through with excellent clarity and is dispersed to all the listening positions very well. Great value.
    Pros:
    Crystal clear with upper and mid range frequencies, multiple mounting options, aesthetically appealing.
    Cons:
    They do not do very well with lower frequencies. They're quite a smaller footprint than most bookshelf speakers so it's a trade off. I wouldn't recommend them for music unless you've got a good sub, but since I got them for movies I'm very satisfied.
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome speakers

    Written By JamesJ, Grove City, Ohio on Thursday, March 07, 2013
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    I purchased 3pairs of the OWM3 Polk speakers to replace my Bose Cubes. All I can say is WOW. I couldn't believe what I had been missing in sound quality and depth. At a fraction of the cost these speakers outperform my Bose speakers hands down. In addition, The Crutchfield purchasing and delivery process was seamless.
    Pros:
    Great audio quality and very reasonably priced
    Cons:
    None
    3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great Product, Great Value

    Written By J.J., Knox, IN on Thursday, March 07, 2013
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    The sound from these speakers is amazing. I love the clarity and crisp response. I also have the Polk Audio center speaker (CS10), and Polk Audio powered sub (PSW10). All of these units together make for some astuonding sound. Great for music and Blu-ray movies. The reason I bought these items was to get the big speakers (Cerwin Vega VE-12F) out of my livingroom to create more floor space. I was concerened I would lose the big sound, but with all of these together I have lost nothing.
    Pros:
    Great clarity,low cost, and the mounting reliefs in the speaker housing make hanging them a breeze. You can mount them flat or angled down. Just used a "Zip-it" wall anchor & that was it.
    Cons:
    None yet!
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    5 out of 5

    Great back surround speakers

    Written By x17pap, new york on Wednesday, March 06, 2013
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    These speakers have excellent quality for my purposes and I love the design. They are used as back surround speakers complemented by a new ONKYO AV receiver
    Pros:
    The quality of the sound output is excellent
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome Surround Sound

    Written By DJ, Boynton Beach on Wednesday, March 06, 2013
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    When the speakers arrived, the speakers were bigger than what I expected, and that a good thing. I did not know on the Denon AVR-1913 receiver, you have to select the movie button from the remote control to get audio from the speakers. Thanks to the Crutchfield representative I spoke to over the phone who provided me assistance. The first movie I played after I setup the speakers, was Terminator 2. I fast forward to my favorite scene in the movie, which is the part the terminator kicks the table out through the window, and pull out the mini-gun. The sound of both the mini-gun and the bullets ricochet off the grass, was enough to tell myself, these speakers are a keeper.
    Pros:
    The size of the speakers, and the many different ways you can choose to mount them.
    Cons:
    Your wife/husband will get jealous, because you give your Home Theater more quality time.
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    5 out of 5

    Very Nice.

    Written By Mike, Avon, IN on Thursday, December 13, 2012
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    I really enjoy the sleek design and the sound quality is very nice. I liked these so much that I ended up getting a new sub-woofer to take advantage of the speaker quality.
    Pros:
    Cost, Design, and Quality.
    Cons:
    None as of now.
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Polk Audio OWM3

    Written By Juan, Miami, FL on Tuesday, August 30, 2011
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    Great speakers, polk = excelent quality
    2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Awwwsome

    Written By Norm M, Pawtucket, R.I. on Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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    Great sound an power! I'm using these for surround sound speakers an the effects are clear an bright an great for the price Thks Crutchfield.
    1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Versatile, elegant speaker; Exactly what I wanted

    Written By Ben M., Manhattan, NY on Monday, June 27, 2011
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    I was upgrading my rear surround speakers and wanted something larger than a cube and smaller than a bookshelf speaker. I thought I would give these a try because they fit the limited space I had available on the side tables. They are perfect, and in black add visually with a modern feel to the space. The price was great and the quality with Polk is always a sales point for me.

    The increase in clarity over the old cubes was perceptible, and with a bit of use these should open up a bit sound wise (though given the non-traditional geometry you need to have realistic expectations). For both music and home entertainment purposes they have performed quite well and should continue to improve as they see further use.

    I thought the plastic foot/base was fine and seems sturdy enough. I did not attempt other speaker mounting positions, but analysing the shape and the hardware included I can see how you could put these just about anywhere without too much effort. Working with the 5-way binding posts (as with the Polk CS-10) was stress-free. Overall the speakers felt dense/solid and well built.

    To sum up: I purchased a car stereo and 4 speakers for that project from Crutchfield a few years ago and was very satisfied then. Now with this purchase I've added another good experience and the company definitely retains a happy customer!
    5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    good match

    Written By mikemin, augusta ks on Tuesday, March 08, 2011
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    these are a good match to the soundbar50 (if you want a 7.1 system.) they
    mount on the wall flat or angled down. they sound very good for the size and
    make great surround speakers
    1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Great surround speaker

    Written By jrm81, San Francisco, CA on Thursday, January 28, 2010
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    The only reason I didn't give these a five is they really are limited to surround speaker applications. For that purpose they work very well, and score high on the WAF (wife acceptance factor).
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    2 out of 5

    OK, but no bass.

    Written By Derek, Los Angeles on Saturday, April 25, 2009
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    The OWM3 speakers are truly designed as surround speakers - they are not full range or "bookshelf" speakers and do not reproduce low frequencies. I even compared it to a couple other speakers with a laboratory frequency generator to make sure I wasn't deaf.

    The speakers sound OK, but the marketing claim that "This speaker's careful design and smart technology ensure punchy low frequencies" is untrue. Polk's advertised CCT (Capacitive Coupling Technology) doesn't deliver the goods. In truth, low frequency output rolls off much faster than on other speakers with similar driver sizes and frequency range specifications (e.g. 100-20kHz at -3dB).

    The sound is fairly clear (you can hear the texture of drum heads and cymbals and voices) and they are reasonably well built, except for the removable vertical stand/foot. When coupled with a subwoofer or full range primary speakers, they aren't bad. Also note that with a sensitivity of 89dB, they are pretty quiet. Given their lack of low frequency output, they are rather large boxes.

    I'll wait a couple days before making a decision to return my pair to Crutchfield - they were intended as speakers in a spare room, but are ill-suited to the task unless I decide to drag in an ungainly subwoofer.
    13 out of 29 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    couldn't be happier

    Written By tony, epping, nh on Tuesday, February 03, 2009
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    run these in pairs for the 7.1 driven by a denon avr 2309, 40 monitors for the fronts, psw125 for sub csia4 center and couldn't be more pleased...
    2 out of 5 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Polk Audio OWM3

    Written By edavis, Cincinnati, OH on Wednesday, December 17, 2008
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    I ordered two pairs of these to complete my Polk Audio home theater (Two
    Monitor 40s, CS2 center, and PSW10 sub. I wanted surround speakers
    that could perform well and were versatile to be put on-wall/ on-ceiling. I
    already had speaker mounts from my old Sony HTiB. These speakers fit on
    the existing 1/4-20" theaded inserts on the mounts and what an
    improvement it was! I get a lot more sound from the surround speakers
    with lower volume from the receiver. After I calibrated all of the speakers,
    they blend together very well for an outstanding home theater. I
    researched these speakers a lot before I purchased them. I did not see
    alot of reviews for them, so I wanted to put my 2 cents in for anyone
    considering these for surrounds. They truly are a versatile speaker and
    compliment the other Polk speakers!
    25 out of 25 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great speaker for surrounds

    Written By Derrick, Sevierville,TN on Friday, December 05, 2008
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    I've used these twice now in different setups I love the positioning options and great sound for the price. I know there are obviously better surround speakers by Polk but on a budget or installing for a budget savy client, they fit the bill without much compromise in performance.
    18 out of 18 people found this helpful
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    2 questions already asked

    how good would these be as surrounds with onkyo tx-nr626 & 2- polk 65rt's & sub polk psw10 & center polk 255crt ? [ jamie  Aug 02, 2014 ]
    2 answers
    • I think they would be a great addition. Good sound quality and clarity. Bass isn't over powering either. I've enjoyed them. [ ANTHONY T   Aug 04, 2014 ]
    • I never set out to get these speakers specifically... I got them as a bonus on a larger Sonos order as a promotion. That said, I only use them as bookshelf speakers in my office and they are fine for that purpose. I cannot say how suitable they would be as surrounds. I have a full JBL array for my surround and had no need to try them that way. Good luck and happy hunting. [ DARREN   Aug 04, 2014 ]
    I just wanted to make sure, but there are two of these in a box for the $89 or $99 price right? [ Jeffrey  Jan 12, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    • Yes. The price listed on these speakers is per pair (2 speakers). [ Jeff Staff  Jan 12, 2014 ]

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