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Polk Audio RM87 Home Theater Speaker System

6 compact satellites and 1 center channel speaker

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Item #: 107RM87B
 

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by Kristen Schaub
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Why choose a pre-matched speaker system?

Looking for speakers that'll deliver thrilling, edge-of-your-seat surround sound? Choosing a pre-matched speaker system is one way to ensure seamless home theater performance. These systems are made up of speakers that share the same tonal characteristics — that means the sound will stay consistent as it moves from speaker to speaker around your room. Most pre-matched systems come with a subwoofer — a must-have for high-impact bass.

Here's a great deal from Polk Audio: you get their five speaker RM85 home theater speaker system plus two additional RM7 satellite speakers, at a package price that saves you money. This seven-speaker home theater system makes it incredibly easy to enjoy high-impact home theater sound in just about any room.

Engaging surround sound from compact speakers
The front speakers feature two woofers set at an angle to one another, which helps them create a large, spacious soundfield with excellent coverage to the sides. Four matching satellite speakers surround your listening area with sound, for a more exciting and realistic experience with your favorite movies and video games. Just add the powered subwoofer of your choice to complete the system with deep, rumbling bass.

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Easy placement options
The front speakers each come with a tabletop base, so you can place them on a stand or a shelf. The included wall-mount brackets let you mount and pivot the satellite speakers up to 180 degrees, so you can easily aim them toward your listening position for the best possible performance.

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Highlights:

    Front speakers:
    • frequency response 130-20,000 Hz (-3dB)
    • sensitivity 89 dB
    • each handles up to 125 watts
    • 3/4" dome tweeter
    • dual 2-1/2" woofers
    • acoustic suspension (sealed) design
    • wall-mount brackets and tabletop stands included
    • 4-3/8"W x 7-1/2"H x 4-5/16"D
    Center channel speaker:
    • frequency response 130-20,000 Hz (-3dB)
    • sensitivity 89 dB
    • handles up to 125 watts
    • 3/4" dome tweeter
    • dual 2-1/2" woofers
    • acoustic suspension (sealed) design
    • center speaker cradle included
    • 9-7/16"W x 3-7/8"H x 3-13/16"D
    Surround speakers:
    • frequency response 140-20,000 Hz (-3dB)
    • sensitivity 89 dB
    • each handles up to 100 watts
    • 1/2" dome tweeter
    • 2-1/2" woofer
    • acoustic suspension (sealed) design
    • include wall-mount brackets
    • 3-7/8"W x 6-1/8"H x 3-13/16"D
    System specs:
    • video-shielded (prevents magnetic distortion on tube TVs)
    • heavy-duty, non-resonant composite enclosures
    • black finish
    • warranty: 5 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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    Features and Specs
    General
    Enclosure Acoustic Suspension
    Video Shielded Yes
    Pieces in System 7
    Color Black
    Tweeter Dome
    Midrange size (inches) ---
    Woofer size (inches) 2-1/2
    Woofer Composition Composite
    Woofer Surround Foam
    Impedance (Ohms) 8
    Connector Type Spring clips
    Mounting Bracket Included Yes
    Recommended Stand Height (inches) 32-36
    Parts Warranty 5 Years
    Labor Warranty 5 Years
    Specifications
    RMS Power Range (watts) 20-125
    Subwoofer RMS Power (watts) Not Given
    Dimensions
    Main Speakers (inches) 7-1/2H x 4-3/8W x 4-5/16D
    Center Speaker (inches) 3-7/8H x 9-7/16W x 3-13/16D
    Surround Speakers (inches) 6-1/8H x 3-7/8W x 3-13/16D
    Subwoofer (inches) No Subwoofer
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    What's in the box?

    Download owner's manual

    • 2 Black RM8 satellite speakers
    • Black RM8 center channel speaker
    • 4 Black RM7 satellite speakers
    • 7 Plastic mounting brackets
    • 7 Mounting bolts
    • 2 Plastic satellite stands
    • 1 Plastic center-channel cradle
    • Instruction booklet
    • Template for wall mounting satellite speakers
    • Template for wall mounting center channel speaker
    • Online product registration sheet
    • Polk Audio brochure

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    At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box, verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

    System Components: The Polk Audio RM87 home theater speaker package adds surround-back speakers to Polk Audio's original RM85 home theater speaker package. This 7-channel speaker package includes two identical wide dispersion array satellites (RM8), four direct radiating satellite speakers (RM7), and a matching center channel speaker (RM8C).

    Driver Technology
    Enclosure Design
    Connections
    Mounting Options

    Driver Technology

    Dynamic Balance: Dynamic Balance is a proprietary Polk Audio technology using laser imaging to determine what combination of speaker materials create the least amount of resonance. Eliminating resonance in speakers results in a wide, smooth response and low distortion.

    Center Channel Speaker (RM8C x 1): The RM87 home theater speaker system features one satellite center-channel speaker. The RM87's center channel speaker consists of two 2-1/2" dynamic balance composite cone drivers and a 3/4" silk/polymer composite dome tweeter for full-bodied sound.

    Wide Dispersion Array Front Satellites (RM8 x 2): The RM87 home theater speaker system features two front satellite speakers. The RM87's wide dispersion array satellite speakers create a more enveloping, less localizable surround effect because the speakers drivers are mounted on opposing baffles for a broader and larger front-stage sound field and a more immersive and atmospheric surround field. The speaker features two 2-1/2" dynamic balance composite drivers mounted on different sides of the speaker's enclosure and one 3/4" silk/polymer composite dome tweeter for rich, real life imaging.

    Direct Radiating Rear Satellites (RM7 x 4): The RM87 home theater speaker system features four rear satellite speakers. The RM87's direct radiating satellite speakers consist of one 2-1/2 dynamic balance composite cone drivers and a 1/2" dynamic balance composite semi-dome tweeter for distortion free and smooth sound.

    Enclosure Design

    Enclosure: The RM87 satellite speakers and center channel feature an acoustic suspension, non-resonant composite enclosure with a high-gloss black finish for great looks and natural sound. The three-sided cabinet design minimizes the visual impact on walls and shelves while the integrated baffle and anti-diffraction grille design allows maximum sound dispersion with minimum diffraction for superior imaging and room-filling sound.

    Connections

    Speaker Terminals: The spring clip terminals located on the rear of the direct radiating satellite speakers and center channel and on the bottom of the array satellite speakers will accept pin connectors and bare wire.

    Mounting Options

    Video Shielded: The RM87 satellite speakers and center channel are magnetically (or video) shielded for safe placement near your TV or computer monitor without causing picture interference.

    Mounting Options: The Polk Audio RM87 home theater speaker system offers various mounting options for each speaker.

    • Mounting the Front Speakers: The RM87 wide dispersion array satellite speakers feature a removable base which allows you to place the speakers on a shelf or table top. The base adds approximately 0.4375" to the height of the speaker. The array satellite speakers can also be wall mounted using the supplied wall mount bracket which lets you rotate the speaker horizontally.
    • Mounting Center-Channel: The RM87 center channel can be placed on a shelf or table top with the supplied mounting stand and can be angled up or down. The center channel speaker can also be wall mounted using the supplied wall mount bracket. The center channel's fixed wall mount bracket does not angle or swivel.
    • Mounting the Rear Speakers: The RM87 direct radiating satellite speakers can be placed on a shelf or table top without a stand due to their flat base. The satellite speakers can also be wall mounted using the supplied wall mount brackets which allow the speakers to swivel horizontally.

    Note: The RM87's front and rear satellite speakers are compatible with Polk's SA-3 floor speaker-stands (107SA3B, sold separately).

     
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    5 out of 5

    AMAZING

    Written By Scott, Pittsburgh, PA on Thursday, March 27, 2014
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    Great sound for little cost! Easy to set up. Wall mounts are a little cheesy but all great overall.
    Pros:
    Price, small size huge sound
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    5 out of 5

    Worth the wait

    Written By Anonymous, Madison, WI on Monday, March 10, 2014
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    Polk delivered quality again. Great seemless sound quality coming from fairly small unabtrusive enclosures. Haven't turned up the volume yet.
    Pros:
    Small size, great sound
    Cons:
    none
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    5 out of 5

    Simply Amazing!

    Written By Polk Fan 4 Life, San Juan, PR on Wednesday, February 19, 2014
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    Excellent. I've being a Satisfied Polk Audio Speaker's Customer since the early 80's and I am loving it. It's Simply State of the Art Hi-Fi Quality Audio Sound. Highly Recommended System. Currently I owned 2 Polk Soundbars, One Polk Audio Computer Speakers, And this Superb & Awesome 7.1 Speaker System.
    Pros:
    Detailed Hi-Fidelity Sound like No other Brand on the Market. Great Indeed.
    Cons:
    Nothing!
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    5 out of 5

    Polk Audio RM87 Home Theater Speaker System

    Written By Anonymous, Burnsville,N.C. on Sunday, February 16, 2014
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    This product exceeds expectations in categories of style, price,ease of set up and especially sonic quality . Could not be happier. Thank you Polk Audio for a product well done and to you Crutchfield for being the best online electronic sales organization out there.
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    4 out of 5

    Polk RM 87

    Written By B S, Houston, TX on Monday, January 20, 2014
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    Great sound from small package, very pleased. Upgraded from old Sony system to 7.1 what a deal!
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Polk Audio RM87 Home Theater Speaker System

    Written By Terencef, Pomona , New York on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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    Wow ! Great sound from speakers fantastic !
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    4 out of 5

    polk audio rm87

    Written By PAULC, BARTOW,FL on Tuesday, December 31, 2013
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    nice little upgrade from my sony.
    Pros:
    Nice clear sound
    Cons:
    none
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    4 out of 5

    RM87 surround system.

    Written By GeneP, Yakima, WA on Monday, December 16, 2013
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    I have struggled going back and forth between in ceiling or surface mount surround speakers. My listening area is a bit irregular and a little more variabilty in positioning would have been nice. Of course in ceiling is more work. I decided to try surface mount. The sound from them is a bit limited. But adequate. My largest frustration is the mount configuration limitations. I resorted to wood to machine screw inserts threaded into the ceiling and then threaded the speakers on to them. I think I would have been happier with the RM97's.
    Pros:
    Look nice and good value for preformance. Top end a bit restrained for my likeing.
    Cons:
    Mounting options a bit limited for me. Would have preferred more horizontal options. But that is due more to the room configuration
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    5 out of 5

    Polk Audio RM87 Home Theater Speaker System

    Written By kyle, fort kent maine on Monday, September 09, 2013
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    Amazing speaker system. Enjoy playing my ps3 on ot and cant wait to play my ps4 when it comes out. Thank you!
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Big sound small footprint

    Written By Anonymous, Dallas, TX on Monday, July 01, 2013
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    Got these with the sub setup in a 7.1 configuration. Nice full sound and handle action sequences quite well. Easy to set up and mount, although I wish they had banana clips and better wire routing, but as they are it was not bad. I have them setup in a 19' x 13' room and I am using an Onkyo TR-NX717 receiver to power them.
    Pros:
    Small size, big sound. Easy setup Look nice
    Cons:
    No banana clips.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    RM87 speakers

    Written By CB, Indianapolis on Monday, April 08, 2013
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    Nice sound and looks great
    Pros:
    Size sound quality
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    5 out of 5

    Polk Audio RM87 Home Theater Speaker System

    Written By jesusG, highland mills, ny on Monday, March 25, 2013
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    Very easy to set up and they look great..truely enjoy the movie feel that comes out of these small but powerful speakers.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Polk Audio RM87 Home Theater Speaker System

    Written By BrianR, Sitka,Ak on Wednesday, March 06, 2013
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    Love it, Love it!!! This system was easily installed and sounds wonderful. I's like being in the movie. First time with Polk Audio equipment and I am an instant fan.
    Pros:
    easy installation. great appearance (looks nice installed)
    Cons:
    Instructions are a little difficult especially the 7.1 because its 2 model numbers and hard to nail the diagram but that's small taters
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    5 out of 5

    Polk Audio RM87 Home Theater Speaker System

    Written By billpayer53, Ca on Saturday, December 08, 2012
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    Excellent product. Delivered quickly and on schedule. I will definitely but from Crutchfield again.
    Pros:
    Excellent sound quality. Easy to use.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    satisfied

    Written By ronnie l., westminster,md. on Tuesday, October 02, 2012
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    could not be happier with the sound for both movies and music.the polk subwoofer which i got included is very awseome.setup with my sony reciever was very simple.cruthfield is the best!
    Pros:
    great sound great price worth the money no doubt
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome

    Written By kor, St. Cloud on Saturday, February 25, 2012
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    I ordered this system with an Onkyo NR709 and got the free Polk SW111 sub. I haven't set up a theater system in about five years it took me about six hours to lay all the wire and mount all the speakers. I have to say these speakers sounded great without the receiver being tuned at all, very clear and full. Lots of range, I also like they are small and light. All and all these were a great buy, Love them.
    Pros:
    Light Small Great sound
    Cons:
    Mounting hole is on the bottom.
    8 out of 8 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Newbie upgraded

    Written By Luke, Cherokee, IA on Saturday, February 11, 2012
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    Impressive! I thought I had pretty good sound going through my Panasonic HTiB 5.1 ch system, but I wanted more power. After some research, I decided to get these speakers along with an Onkyo TX- NR609 and PSW-111 sub. WOW! I was hoping not to end up in the dog house with my decision. After firing these up and watching a blue-ray of my fav. movie. My wife loved it...no dog house for me! I was impressed too! The clarity is amazing, even at high volumes. We heard things we'd never heard before. They are relatively small and not too bad looking either. Setup was a breeze as the mounts come with them. All hardware was there. My final comment is: If you are looking to upgrade or try another speaker, these are a very good choice.
    Pros:
    Great sound, price, easy to set up, good look.
    Cons:
    If there is a con, I can't think of one.
    9 out of 9 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great Speakers

    Written By Christina, Little Rock, AR on Friday, February 10, 2012
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    I like the fact that these speakers are small. They pack alot of sound for such small speakers.
    Pros:
    They can be hidden anywhere.
    Cons:
    None that I can see.
    4 out of 5 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great Value Speaker Set

    Written By JRBoca, Boca Raton, FL on Friday, January 27, 2012
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    Big, clear sound without a big price. Recommended for smaller rooms/spaces.
    Pros:
    Great Value
    Cons:
    None that I see
    3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    A Year Later...

    Written By Dr. Dave, Charlotte, NC on Saturday, November 26, 2011
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    I absolutely love these speakers and a great buy for the price. I got the Energy ESWC8 sub woofer as one of their on line specials. You can get a Polk subwoofer, but the only place I ever saw that deal was the monthly magazine. But the Energy is still a good little sub.

    Small and light weight. Was able to mount the surround and rear speakers on the wall and run the wires into the crawl space (quite a task) so I have no visable wires. My great room is 15 by 30 and they just fill the room with sound.

    Not sure what they go for today, but well worth it if you are looking for a low cost awsome surrond sound speaker system. The packaging was good enough to easilly survive the shipment.

    I have these hooked up to an Onkyo TX-SR607 AV receiver.
    Pros:
    Small, light weight, good looking great speaker for the price.
    Cons:
    Nothing.
    5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Movie Delight

    Written By JohnnyT, Schenectady, NY on Thursday, November 17, 2011
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    Movies will jump out and grab you and with the Polk Pro 440 sub you WILL feel it too. Music could be better, upper mids and highs and a bit hidden, but for general listening and background they are very good. The price and size make the music short fall EZ to live with. An all-round winner, Love them.
    Pros:
    Very full movie sound!!
    Cons:
    Music could be better.
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Very nice!

    Written By John, Columbia, MO on Saturday, May 28, 2011
     
    These are a great buy for the money. The speakers are solid and well built. Unboxing them was quite fun. Hook up was easy. They have a very natural, full warm velvety sound to them that is very easy to listen to for hours. The tweeters in these polks have a soft but strong presence to them. Other brands tweeters tend to have a sharp and shrilly sound to them which makes music not that fun to listen too. Movies sound so great it makes you want to giggle. Crank these up and you will be blown away! Using a sub is a must of course, it's better to spend a couple extra bucks now and get the next size up from the one you were looking at. Better to have a little too much bass and not use it all that often than have too little and really, really, really wish you bought the bigger sub! It takes a lot to keep up with these polks and how much they shine!
    8 out of 9 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great Speakers

    Written By Jimi, Rialto Ca on Thursday, May 26, 2011
     
    These speakers are wonderful. I am impressed with the clarity of them even without a quality woofer. I am looking foward to hearing this with a quality woofer which will be my next purchase soon.
    2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great surround sound speaker

    Written By GrOcK, Kzoo, MI on Friday, April 29, 2011
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    This is a great set of speakers. I was outfitting my basement with a theater
    set up and went with a set of these Polk's on a whim. I am running them with a
    Onkyo NR609 and they sound absolutely great. I got it on a special when the
    free 8" power polk sub came with it so its the full set up. I have it in a
    17'x40' rec room and the sound is more than enough, especially for movies. I
    guess a set of floor standing speakers might be more ideal for just stereo music
    listening but with the fronts and their side driving mids as well, it adds a lot
    of depth. If you tune the sub just right, it sounds really great. Of course
    they don't have great depth when you don't use a sub, but they are satellite
    speakers, what do you expect. I had a few friends try and sway my opinion into
    a much more expensive set up but they are blown away by the sounds these little
    speakers put out. The only thing I don't really like about them is the stands
    they come with because you really are limited in your mounting options. What
    can you expect, most speakers don't come with stands anyhow so I didn't take
    away any stars for that. All in all, great speakers, great price for a home
    theater. Would defiantly recommend to a friend.
    6 out of 7 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Wow, what more can I say?

    Written By Howa, Tennessee Ridge, TN on Sunday, April 17, 2011
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    I bought these to go along with a Denon 1911 a/v reciever. I chose them
    mainly because of the sale price and the Polk reputation. Oh my goodness, I
    didn't know what I had been missing. I added an Energy subwoofer, and man
    am I rocking the house! Movie night has taken on a whole new meaning, the
    7.1 surround is absolutely incredible. My 4 year old was watching Toy Story 3
    and says to me, "Daddy, this sounds AWESOME!" She is right, thank you
    Crutchfield, again.
    2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Natural Sound, Great Price

    Written By RichH, Pittsburgh PA on Saturday, March 19, 2011
     
    These speakers are impressive. The sound quality is excellent. the system
    provides great coveage for the room. Add a sub ..... You'll be satisfied.
    4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    2 out of 5

    Polk should have done better

    Written By Dan, Summit County, CO on Monday, March 14, 2011
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    Wow. I am not the type to trash something lightly. If I don't like something, then I usually measure my respones. The manual for these speakers was a joke. It lists 5 different product models, and mine isn't one of them. The manual couldn't even bother to tell you the difference between the two different model speakers aside from the center). It specifies to make certain you identify the lefts and the rights and not cross them; this model has no rights and lefts.

    The spring clips are the other reason I am trashing this system. They do not securely grasp the wire when you insert them. I spent more time reconnecting them than anything else. Shame on you, Polk Audio. You should have done better. Luckily they sound great.
    5 out of 29 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    audiology

    Written By FredO, Rio Rancho, NM on Sunday, February 27, 2011
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    I love this system, the sound is very impressive. Once again Polk has proven to me that
    they are one of the best in the business of audiofilia, and the price -what a steal! Thank
    you Crutchfield for the awesome service.
    4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Polk Audio RM87 Home Theater Speaker System

    Written By Tinsley, Charleston, WV on Tuesday, February 22, 2011
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    I recently purchased this system along with a Denon AVR391 and Polk subwoofer. I worked with Norm to decide what would be best for my situation and he was right. This sounds awesome. I only used two of the rear surround sound speakers because of my Denon only being a 5 channel but it still sounds great. I can only imagine it would sound better with 2 additional speakers back there. The price was right as well.
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    2 out of 5

    Great sounding speakers

    Written By Brandon, NorCal on Thursday, February 17, 2011
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    These speakers sound great for a surround sound set up. I went with the 8" pro sub. It sounds amazing. I love the wireless remote. The surround sound speakers sound great for mids and highs, but the 2.5" woofers lack midbass, but with a sub pushing plenty of bass, it isn't a big deal. A sub is mandatory for these to sound supreme. I'm going to upgrade the center, and 2 fronts with bookshelf speakers for better midbass. Not a huge deal, but it will put my system over the top when I do upgrade. Thanks Crutchfield for the amazing deals!
    4 out of 8 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Good System

    Written By Bumpa, West Richland, WA on Sunday, February 13, 2011
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    Got these installed. They look great and sound very good. Two issues. One is
    the speaker wire clamps don't close all the way down. They are for larger wire
    than I have. So I had to attach a short segment of heavier wire to each.
    Second was the mounts seem to be constructed for in-the-wall wiring. This has
    made it hard to aim the two front larger speakers as the wires don't enter as
    designed. I had to grind a bit of the center front mount away to get the wires
    to the back of the speaker. Even with this I love these speakers.
    4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Polk Audio RM87 Home Theater Speaker System

    Written By Anonymous, rochester ny on Saturday, February 12, 2011
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    I think that was the best theather speaker system that i ever buy .Cruthfield is the best place
    to shop . I highly recomended.Im so happy.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    3 out of 5

    Nice...but not crisp or full enough

    Written By Owen, Manasquan, Nj on Friday, February 11, 2011
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    I set up the system on an Onkyo 608 receiver....and was pleased but not excited. The
    highs just were not crisp enough for me and the speakers just sounded a little hollow
    overall. I added the PSW111 sub and thought it did a nice job...but again I just felt
    there was better....and also upgraded the sub to the PSW125. I did the speaker
    comparison first with the PSW 111. The TL250 set up was a def. upgrade in performance
    for the same money.
    I ended up returning this RM87 package and upgraded to the TL250 set for the same
    price here on Crutchfield. The TL250's are a 5.1 system rather than the RM87's 7.1
    system, but there is a noticeable difference in the highs and crispness of the
    speaker...also, they have a much fuller sound. I would not recommend the RM 87
    speakers as I rated them a 3...However, I am truly happy with the sound and quality of the
    TL250 series and would give these a 4.5 based on price and sound quality...and they sell
    additional satellites to add if having a 7.1 system is a must.
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    5 out of 5

    Excellent sound quality

    Written By Supersundar, Centreville, VA on Thursday, February 10, 2011
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    I replaced a set of speakers that came with onkyo receiver with Polk RM87 speakers and
    polk subwoofer and sound quality is much better than my onkyo
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    5 out of 5

    Great looks, great sound, and easy install.

    Written By Devon, Orange Beach, Alabama on Thursday, December 23, 2010
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    I love the way these speakers look! the sound, hooked up to my Denon AVR-1611, is great! I would compare these to any small speaker out there. The speakers mount with supplied brackets with only one screw, almost too easy. I had all of my speakers up and wired in under an hour. Make sure you accompany these speakers with a powered sub woofer. This is a must! I purchased the Polk PSW111, which is perfect for this system.
    Bottom Line: small to medium rooms, a definite buy. Sound is great, price is fantastic. I chose these over Bose.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Polk Audio RM87 Home Theater Speaker System

    Written By ThatGuy, Cincinnati, OH on Monday, October 11, 2010
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    As long as your expectations are reasonable, these are great speakers. I currently have them hooked up to a Denon 3311CI with a Def.Tech ProSub 1000. They look good and the sound quality is great. As home theater speakers I have no complaints but if you plan on playing loud music often you might want to think about getting larger bookshelf speakers.

    The highs are great but the 2-1/2" woofers simply aren't big enough to deliver the lower-mid punch that makes it feel like you're at a rock concert. The TSi 100's are in the same price range and their 5-1/2" woofers are over 4 times the surface area of the 2-1/2"s on the RM7s. Basically, you're paying for the small size and aesthetically pleasing design.

    Bottom Line: these are great home theater speakers and I would recommend them to almost anyone, but you should seriously consider something bigger if you throw a lot of parties and want to blast rock music.
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    5 out of 5

    Amazing!

    Written By Mat, Essex Jct, VT on Saturday, December 26, 2009
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    Picked this set up as a Xmas present to myself to replace a old Sony 7 channel speaker
    set that had a few cooked speakers. I couldn't believe my ears when I hitched these up,
    I had no idea what I had been missing. Blu Rays, Xbox360, Ipod, you name it, the sound
    quality is excellent. You will definitely want to match up with a subwofer, (I used a
    PW111). The sound is warm, well balanced, and fills my living room quite well. For the
    price, you are getting one heck of a sound system. The speakers are solidly
    constructed, and like some power, so make sure your amp has some juice to throw at
    them. Crutchfield was great as always, ordered Sunday nite at 10pm, and they
    were here Wed afternoon just in time for the holidays. (and this was the free shipping
    option!) Very happy with the speakers and as always, VERY happy with the service from
    Crutchfield!
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