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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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Overview

Our take on the Polk Audio RM87 Home Theater Speaker System

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.

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.

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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Great sound for little cost! Easy to set up. Wall mounts are a little cheesy but all great overall.

Scott, Pittsburgh, PA

What's in the Box:

  • 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

Product 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

    Product Research

    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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