Polk Audio OWM3

Multi-purpose home theater speakers (Black)

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Polk OWM3

Carefully designed drivers provide detailed sound

A versatile performer for any room

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 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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Product 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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Great speakers

Written By NDCNTRYBOY, Mandan, ND on Monday, November 09, 2015

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Superb speakers for the price, can't turn the receiver up too much due to how loud it gets!

Pros: Size, price, quality, looks, wattage handling.

Cons: N/A

Very Satisfied

Written By Rick G., Florida on Tuesday, November 03, 2015

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These speakers are a great improvement to my home entertainment system and deliver a clean, crisp sound. For the money they can't be beat!

Pros: Very affordable, great sound quality and quality built.

Cons: None.

Polk Audio OWM3

Written By John, Texas on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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Unit and sound is great.

Pros: great price for the pair.

Cons: 0

Fantastic sound

Written By Charles, Las Vegas NV on Thursday, August 06, 2015

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Sound is crisp and clear. Fantastic sound. Can't believe the sound that comes from theses speakers. Using them on a 7.2 surround sound. I would suggest them for a surround sound system.

Pros: Easy to mount. Versitile on the mounting. Fantastic sound from theses speakers.

Cons: Can't find a thing.

Pretty Nice Speakers

Written By Ron in East Texas, Tyler, TX on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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I bought these to finish out the 5.1 audio system for my Home Theater System, which is now all Polk Audio except for the Sub Woofer which is a Sony unit. The system is powered by a Yamaha RX-V375 receiver. Prior to the upgrades the speakers consisted of a KLH center channel, Pioneer S-HF21 bookshelf speakers for the front mains and two KLH 4.25" bookshelf speakers for the surrounds. The center channel was replaced with a Polk Audio CSR, the two front mains were replaced with Polk Audio T15's and the surrounds were replaced with these OWM3's. The OWM3's are the only speakers that have failed to impress. After putting up the right rear speaker I ran a tone test to make sure I had the speaker hooked up properly and working. It worked fine but I couldn't help but notice that the tone from the new OWM3 was much more muffled sounding than the KLH speaker that was still up on the left rear channel. After putting up the left rear speaker I ran the tone test again and both speakers have the same muffled tone. That's weird because, according to their spec's, these should provide a much improved high frequency response compared to the lowly KLH speakers. Perhaps things will get better when I have a chance to run the YPAO feature of the Yamaha receiver and get the speakers balanced, but I have my doubts as to whether or not that will be able to improve the "brightness" of thew OWM3's.

Pros: Nice looking, light weight, multiple mounting options, great warranty.

Cons: Dull, muffled tone compared to the really cheap speakers they replaced. Also, Polk Audio customer service isn't up to speed on this product. According to them, you need a #8 x 3/4" machine screw to use the threaded mounting whole on the back of the speaker. Actually, you need a 1/4-20 x 3/4" machine screw/bolt, though I was able to securely attach mine using a 1/4-20 x 1/2" machine screw/bolt.

Just like bookshelf

Written By Shanard, Fort Bragg on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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Bigger that expected. Replaced my bookshelf speakers with these and they don't fall short.

Pros: Sounds and size. Was very easy to install. Comes with all the brackets to mount at any angle or position.

Cons: None

Polk OWM3 satellites

Written By Richard, Los Angeles, California on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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These small speakers are just what I needed to replace the R-L wall mounted ones in the bedroom. Nice sound, unobtrusive white, good complement for center channel plus sub. Yes the enclosures are plastic, but that allows for a lighter weight and for the price for the pair, something of a bargain. What wasn't so nifty was mounting them on the wall. While designed for multiple mounting options (vertical, horizontal, angled down, corner), there is no mounting plate, just a template to match screws to the slots in the back of the speakers. But angled down covers the mounting posts, so you have to attach the leads first and then try to maneuver the slots onto the screw heads with scant room and without seeing what you're doing. In other words, I found, pretty much impossible. I gave up and mounted horizontally, which itself wasn't that simple. Polk should supply a mounting plate, as it does for the OWM5s.

Pros: Great price, good sound for size.

Cons: Difficult to wall mount.

Polk OWM3

Written By JK, New York on Wednesday, June 03, 2015

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After getting these for my son, I bought myself a pair to use as rear speakers for my home theater system. Upgraded from an old pair of Pinnacles. Sound is great. Crisp, clear and does the job with movies, tv, and music. Can't go wrong.

Good Purchase

Written By WLR, Connecticut on Sunday, March 29, 2015

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Bought these to replace a pair of older satellite speakers in my 7.1 home theater system. Definitely an upgrade from the standpoint of appearance and sound quality. Passed the wife test on both counts.

Pros: Attractive, understated design. Reasonable sound quality, certainly good enough for rear surround use. Appear to be well made.

Nice sounding speakers

Written By KellyS, Washington on Saturday, March 14, 2015

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These speakers are bigger than they look in the pictures. Not really big but make sure you look at the dimensions and like the size. They are easy to mount onto the wall and look good on the stands. We are using them in a surround sound with definitive speakers and they hold their own. They don't sound like $800 speakers but for the price they are excellent with rich, full sound.

Pros: Price, Sound

Cons: Size

Look great, sound great

Written By Smitty, Pennsylvania on Monday, March 09, 2015

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Replacing bulkier Polk rear channel speakers. These are more flush to the wall. They sound great and the price is right.

Passes the wife test

Written By Joe, Illinois on Sunday, January 25, 2015

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These speakers perform well and they pass the wife test. They were used to replace some rather bulky and boxy speakers - the Polks are a bit curvier and thinner than the ones being replaced, so the wife is also happy.

Pros: Good looks, good sound.

Excellent budget surround speakers

Written By DaveNYC, New York on Monday, January 12, 2015

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Exceeded my expectations, great for the price.


Written By raover, North Carolina on Wednesday, January 07, 2015

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Best money I have ever spent. Surround sound is amazing. Adios Bose

Excellent Speakers for Surround Sound

Written By EastOtto, Maryland on Saturday, January 03, 2015

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Excellent speakers. Easy to install. Completes our sound system for our home entertainment system.

Nice speakers

Written By clickers33, Tennessee on Sunday, December 07, 2014

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These are nice sounding speakers, and remain very clear with low noise reduction, at high volume. I added them to a 5.1 surround, and added a subwoofer, to achieve 7.2 surround sound. I made these bigger better speakers my L-R speakers, and its made a huge difference. The other speakers are small cheaper made Sony speakers, which I plan on replacing in a couple years. Don't use credit any longer, unless I pay it off so I pay no interest. I save, then do a project. Overall, with an easy way to either stand them up, or wall mount, I'm impressed. I would recommend this product to a friend.

Pros: Nice speakers, at a reasonable price.

Cons: Haven't found any sons yet.

Polk Audio OWM3

Written By DrewR, Bolinas, CA on Sunday, November 16, 2014

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Great sound and fixed all our poor audio problems.

Excellent Speakers

Written By RWhite, Williamsburg, VA on Sunday, October 26, 2014

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Have a set of these speakers for three years -- excellent sound and well made. Just bought 6 more to use as ceiling and rear speakers for a Dolby Atmos setup.

Pros: Well made, great sound. A lot of flexibility in mounting methods and orientation.

Cons: None.

Nice Side and Rear surround speakers

Written By Anonymous, Saint Louis, MO on Saturday, October 04, 2014

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I am using these at the side and rear speakers in my 7.1 system. They are putting out clean sound so far. They are a bit larger than the picture appears, but their shape is attractive. I mounted 2 speakers using the angle mount, but doing so made it such that I could not use my banana plugs and had to run wire directly to them. There is no issue with banana plugs if you mount them flush. For the price, these are excellent surround speakers.

Pros: Multiple wall mounting positions, well shaped, good balanced sound.

Cons: If mounting at an angle, banana plugs cannot be used

Best deal for surround speakers

Written By Ken, Shreveport, LA on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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These Polk OWM3 speakers were a major upgrade from the previous ones I had. The sound range and response to surround effects is very good.

Pros: The white colored version I purchased blends in well with the living room decor. There are multiple positions and angles the speakers can be mounted to let the sound be directed to the right location.

Cons: The only con, which is very minor, is they are slightly larger than the old surround speakers, but it is worth the space for the increase in sound quality.

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!


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

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.

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


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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Polk Audio Speakers

Written By KJ, Minnesota on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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Very good quality & sound speaker for the price.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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


Written By Don H, Sa mrcos Texas on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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t speakers are great. All icoulexpect.

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.

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.


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

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.

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.

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.


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

Polk Audio OWM3

Written By George, ID on Thursday, July 18, 2013

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Speakers performed as advertised

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.

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.

Polk Audio OWM3

Written By Anonymous, MA on Sunday, July 14, 2013

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Compact size and great sound, highly recommend

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.

Polk Audio OWM3

Written By JonK, Chicago, IL on Monday, June 17, 2013

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Sound great for surround / desk top speakers.

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.

Polk Audio OWM3

Written By Anonymous, Chelmsford, MA on Monday, June 10, 2013

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Good Sound

Pros: Good Sound

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

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.;

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

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.


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

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.

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.


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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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!

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

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.

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.

Polk Audio OWM3

Written By Juan, Miami, FL on Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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Great speakers, polk = excelent quality


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.

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!

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

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).

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.

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...

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!

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.

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • 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

Features and Specs

Enclosure Acoustic Suspension
Number of Speakers 2
Bipole or Dipole No
Tweeter Dome
Midrange size (inches)