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Polk Audio OWM3

Multi-purpose home theater speakers (Black)

Item # 107OWM3B

Polk created the sleek OWM3 with several applications in mind.

Polk created the sleek OWM3 with several applications in mind.

Item # 107OWM3B

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About the Polk Audio OWM3

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 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
  • MFR # AM3345-A

What's in the box:

  • 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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Features & specs

Enclosure Sealed
Number of Speakers 2
Wall mount Adjustable keyhole mount
Tweeter Type Soft-Dome
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Midrange Size (inches) N/A
Woofer Size (inches) 4.5
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Rubber
Connector Type 5-Way post
Power Range 20-100
Sensitivity 89 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Height (inches) 10-1/16
Width (inches) 7-1/16
Depth (inches) 4-1/8
Weight (pounds) 4
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
The Polk Audio OWM3 replaces these items:

Product Research


Multi-Purpose Loudspeaker: 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.

2-Way Driver Design: The Polk Audio OWM3 employs a two-way driver design. Each speaker has a 1" silk dome, Dynamic Balance tweeter that provides clear, detailed highs.Each speaker features a 4-1/2" polypropylene cone woofer which employs Capacitive Coupling Bass Technology for a low frequency response despite its size.

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

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.

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).

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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Can you use banana plugs with these?
[ Robert  Feb 18, 2022 ]
2 answers
You absolutely can and that's exactly how I have them wired. HOWEVER, the manual is HORRIBLE. No where does it explain how to do this. The speakers, like most better quality manufacturers, has what is called a "5 way binding post" which means: 1. bare wire, 2. spades, 3. banana plugs, 4. straight pin connector (like a mini banana plug but place thought the terminal hole) and 5. some type of clip or clamp. All except 3 and 5 require the clamp nut to be tightened (screwed down). Back to the Polks: what's completely missing is the instructions that explain in order to use banana plugs, you have to carefully punch out the center cap. That said, I would make sure you are happy with the product looks, function, performance etc by using bare wire before permanently punching out the Red and Black center cups (thus exposing the banana plug receiving hole). This issue is not unique to Polk. So many speaker brands do this for some inexplicable reason. It is completely idiotic that they don't ship the terminal covers ready for use with any type of connection the end user prefers. It is inexcusable. For this reason alone, I almost didn't purchase these, but the speakers matched my needs in terms of mounting and size (I had very limited options). I paired these with a 10" subwoofer using high level (speaker level) inputs to the sub. The sound with the sub is truly sublime and engaging for 2 channel audio. Hope this helps. Seth Bellevue, WA USA
[ SATVINDER S.  Feb 18, 2022 ]
Yes, that's how I have mine connected.
[ RYAN  Feb 18, 2022 ]
Are these available in white?
[ Bob  Apr 21, 2021 ]
2 answers
If they are, you can check on Crutchfield or go directly to the Polk website. If I recall when purchasing these a year or two ago I do think they come in white.
[ SATVINDER S.  Feb 18, 2022 ]
have seen them listed in past in white .
[ tom  Apr 29, 2021 ]
Can these be hooked to a turntable? Are they powered?
[ Ericka  Oct 04, 2020 ]
2 answers
No, they are not powered. They are basic wired speakers that can be hook to a turntable through a receiver,
[ Robert  Oct 05, 2020 ]
these have been great in my surround system, and I know they are used as computer speakers by others.
[ Spencer  Oct 04, 2020 ]
I have a polk command sound bar and want more surround sound and want to know if these would pair and would wires have to be connected ?
[ Coretta  Sep 12, 2020 ]
2 answers
These are essentially bookshelf speakers that stand on a shelf or can mount to a wall. They work great as surround speakers so long as you have the available surround speaker output with traditional speaker wire. They are not wireless or powered.
[ Anthony  Sep 13, 2020 ]
These are passive speakers, requiring them to be wired.
[ Mitchell  Sep 13, 2020 ]
are the wall mounting screws and anchors included?
[ Michael  Jul 22, 2020 ]
4 answers
screws and anchors are included
[ Phillip  Aug 08, 2020 ]
Not that I recall
[ ANDREW  Aug 06, 2020 ]
[ Kim  Aug 06, 2020 ]
Hey Michael, I don't believe they are included
[ David  Aug 06, 2020 ]
Just got a new receiver with Atmos, i can not do ceiling in-walls. what works better dolby enabled speakers(reflecting) or front height and rear height speakers for 5.2.4? Was considering these OWM 3's if I do height speakers.
[ Springspeed  Nov 03, 2019 ]
1 answer
Dolby enabled speakers will work better than these speakers placed in the front and rear height locations for creating a Dolby Atmos sound. Height speakers are in the wrong locations in the room for their audio to properly mix with the other speakers for this sound
[ Paul  Nov 12, 2019 ]  Staff
Is it compatible with the Polk Signa S2 soundbar ?
[ Pichy  Aug 03, 2019 ]
1 answer
Hi Rosendo, thank you for your question. Unfortunately, the Polk Audio OWM3 speakers are not a wireless speaker, and would need to be powered by an amplifier or receiver.
[ Jess  Aug 11, 2019 ]  Staff
Will this work for rear speakers sitting on the seat in my car?. Factory speakers are garbage and have to tear the car apart to get to the rear deck speakers.
[ Ron  Jun 11, 2019 ]
3 answers
[ DEONAUTH  Jun 11, 2019 ]
I don't see why not! But i doubt they will sound as good as properly installed deck speakers! You can do it! just do a search on youtube. Someone out there has done a vid of your car im sure.And then you can still put passengers back there.
[ peter  Jun 11, 2019 ]
I suppose they would, but these speakers are good installed on a wall, they work very well on my wall.
[ Hasit  Jun 11, 2019 ]
What is the best option for upward firing atmos enabled speakers for an existing Polkaudio system? With these work?
[ Jordan  Nov 19, 2018 ]
1 answer
I have these speakers and had always used them for the height speakers with the Yamaha amp. Since they were behind and above the other speakers by a couple of feet, I just changed the angle of the speakers to bounce off the ceiling. It seems to work for me without changing out the whole system. A professional would not approve, but we adapt. I have the owm5 for my rear surrounds and they both are great speakers.
[ ROBERT V  Nov 19, 2018 ]
are these speakers bluetooth?
[ Caleb  May 21, 2018 ]
2 answers
No they are not.
[ CASEY  May 22, 2018 ]
[ MATHEW  May 21, 2018 ]
What center channel would be a good match for these?
[ gerald  Jan 23, 2018 ]
2 answers
These have LINWOOD VR TWEETERS. ( aluminum ) try to find a old BOSTON center online.
[ Lee  Dec 30, 2018 ]
The Polk Audio CS10 center channel uses the same 1" silk dome tweeter and will perfectly voice-match with the OWM3 as a result: I hope that helps. My bio:
[ Ryan  Jan 26, 2018 ]  Staff
Can I run these speakers at 4ohms?
[ sarah  Sep 27, 2017 ]
3 answers
I don't know. I would go on the Polk website and ask their tech support
[ sport550  Sep 29, 2017 ]
what type of application are you applying these to?
[ Aminderjit  Sep 29, 2017 ]
I am sorry that I cannot answer your question Sarah. I am currently running these at 8 ohms from a multimedia receiver.
[ STEVEN  Sep 27, 2017 ]
Can these speakers be mounted on a speaker stand?
[ Curtis  Sep 15, 2017 ]
3 answers
There are a lot of different types of speaker stands, so it is difficult to say for certain. Probably the best way to answer your question would be to say "yes" . . . but the remaining question would be, "how difficult would it be to mount these speakers on a stand?". One set of these speakers is simply resting on bookshelves while the other set is attached to wood mounting brackets (custom built) on the wall. I don't think I would have a problem mounting these speakers on a stand, but someone with little or no mechanical appitude/interest might find it a challenge.
[ Alan K  Sep 15, 2017 ]
Yes you can.
[ LUCAS  Sep 15, 2017 ]
Yes, they can. In fact, that is how ours are mounted. They are awesome for their size!
[ Peggy  Sep 15, 2017 ]
Do speaker wires come with these speakers?
[ Troy  Jul 02, 2017 ]
4 answers
Unfortunately speaker wires do not come with these speakers. I know there are many business that sell speaker wire. I would suggest you purchase the best speaker wire that you can afford. I'm pretty sure you'll be glad you did. Hope this helps !
[ scheid220  Jul 03, 2017 ]
[ Steven  Jul 03, 2017 ]
No they don't.
[ LUCAS  Jul 03, 2017 ]
Speakers are sold separately. You can buy speaker wire separately. I used 18 AWG speaker wire.
[ José  Jul 02, 2017 ]
What gauge of speaker wire is recommended for these speakers? I'm running 12 awg in wall already but if it's to much I will change it. Any preferences or thoughts?
[ Mavs8285  Mar 28, 2017 ]
2 answers
16g or 18g is more than adequate. I would not use any smaller and would NOT go larger than 14g.
[ SATVINDER S.  Feb 18, 2022 ]
I just set mine up using 16 awg 50 feet from the amp and they are good. I have not tried 12, but it looks like 12 would fit in the wire connector in back of the speaker. Try it and let the speakers decide. I would say rewire only if necessary. I use mine as dining room speakers for music at relatively low levels.
[ Joshua  Mar 28, 2017 ]
Could these be mounted to the ceiling and used as Atmos speakers? ?
[ Hbluhunter  Mar 14, 2017 ]
2 answers
These do not use any kind of special mounting brackets. You don't mount a bracket, then connect the speaker onto it. (That extra piece is a foot for standing the speaker on a shelf or table) For wall mounting, there are "+" (plus-shaped) slots on the back that simply slide onto 2 pan-head screws. You can see the slots in the 2nd picture that shows the back of a speaker. When mounted, gravity holds the speaker down on the screws. I suppose, if secured tightly, they'd stay in place flat on the ceiling. Note that there is a 2nd set of slots on either side of the wire connecting posts. That would allow you to place the screws on the wall, then mount the speaker at an angle in the corner between the wall and ceiling, kind of like crown molding, pointing the speaker 45-degrees down. Or...You could probably just use a strong (automotive) 2-sided tape and stick them onto the ceiling. That, and a little Gorilla Glue, would probably hold them pretty well. There are a couple foam strips included, but I don't remember if they're double-sided. If they are, they'd probably hold things in place until the glue fully bonds and cures. Otherwise, get the good 3M stuff at an auto parts store.
[ Kent  Mar 14, 2017 ]
mine work fine as indoor and dry area
[ EDWARD  Mar 14, 2017 ]
If I'm considering these or the Bose 161 speakers, are these a comparable product?
[ Henry  Dec 24, 2016 ]
1 answer
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
[ Kenny  Dec 24, 2016 ]  Staff
Are the OWM3 speakers 'wireless'? If not, what if anything could work with a Polk Sound Bar IHT 6000. Want to use speakers for back of room, or sides.
[ Michael  Dec 02, 2016 ]
4 answers
mine are not wireless
[ roy  Dec 02, 2016 ]
Not wireless, i think the crutchfield staff would know what works better than me,
[ JEFFREY  Dec 02, 2016 ]
The OWM3 speakers aren't wireless. I don't have an answer to the question about the sound bar.
[ CHANDRAN  Dec 02, 2016 ]
No they are not. I bought them to use as rear surrounds and they sound awesome. Really woke my system up. But you do need to run wires. Hope this helps.
[ Steve  Dec 02, 2016 ]
What's the best way to mount these to the walls? I see a lot of different mounting hardware options but many of them have negative reviews. I want to use them as a left and right channel next to a flat screen TV.
[ POD666  Jan 13, 2015 ]
5 answers
Thanks for your reply. It was very helpful! cheers
[ POD666  Jan 28, 2015 ]
I use mine as the rear channel of my 7.1 surround system along with a pair of Bose 151's. I simply used the template provided with the speakers and used anchors and some pan head screws in the plaster and lathe wall then slid them over the screws and down. I did drill a hole near the bottom of my baseboard and one behind each speaker after I established the hollow span between the 2 X 4s then fed my speaker cable through so no wires are visable. They look great mounted on the wall about 8 FT apart and 5 ft off the floor along with the 151's on either side 12 ft apart on the wall at ceiling level and angled down about 40 degrees. I get some real sweet high and midrange sound from both sets with my easy chair planted in the middle of them and backed against the wall!
[ rick  Jan 22, 2015 ]
I hate mounting anything to a wall personally. Crutchfield has many inexpensive speaker stands for sale. I just bought a pair of Polk surrounds from them and am going to order stands soon. No holes in walls, you can move the stands around if you want, stands are the best way to go.
[ KEITH  Jan 15, 2015 ]
Wall mounts are built into the speaker.
[ JOSEPH F  Jan 14, 2015 ]
Sorry, the speakers are still in the box. Not installed.
[ RAY  Jan 14, 2015 ]
will this product work with Sony STR-DN1050 7.2-channel home theater receiver, (2) Polk Audio BlackstoneT TL3 Single satellite speaker, (1) Polk Audio BlackstoneT TL3 Center channel speaker, and (1) Polk Audio DSW PRO 660wi?
[ jeremy  Dec 01, 2014 ]
1 answer
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: These speakers will work with your Sony receiver, but they are not a voice match to the TL3 speakers. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  Dec 05, 2014 ]  Staff
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 ]
3 answers
they would work fine based on their frequency response ratings. So long as you have a sub for LFE, you should be good.
[ SATVINDER S.  Feb 18, 2022 ]
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 ]
Has anyone used these as atmos ceilng speakers? What's your opinion?
[ rgarcia  May 29, 2018 ]
1 answer
Yes, they work great just remember to cross them over at 100hz
[ ANTONIO  May 29, 2018 ]
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  Jan 12, 2014 ]  Staff

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