|Polk Audio Introduces New RM Series Home Theater Satellite/Subwoofer Speaker Systems|
|Home Theater News Speaker Systems News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Tuesday, 03 August 2004|
Polk Audio has introduced an entirely new line of RM Series six-piece, five channel home theater speaker systems featuring slim satellites and powered subwoofers. The new line features systems with satellites that may be wall, shelf, or stand mounted and for the first time includes a floor-standing model. The new RM systems are slim, shallow and styled to complement today's slim-line video products such as Plasma, LCD and DLP displays according to Polk.
All models feature Titanium finish extruded aluminum enclosures. The rounded back design helps to stiffen the enclosure and break up internal standing waves. The satellites and center speakers feature Polk's patented Power Port technology. The RM6800, RM6900 and RM7300 models come supplied with a wall mount bracket that allows up to 15-degrees of lateral movement. Built-in threaded inserts allow the use of fully articulating wall mount brackets such as Omni Mounts. The RM6900 and RM7300 systems also include stands for table-top mounting.
Matching center channel speakers also feature wall mounting brackets and include a "cradle" that allows the speaker to be aimed upward or downward when mounted on a video display or shelf.
The RM6800 and RM6900 systems are packed in "6 packs" complete with front and rear satellites, center and subwoofer all in one box. Additional satellites are available as separate items allowing listeners to step up to 6.1 or 7.1 systems. The larger RM7300 and RM7400 systems are packaged in an "ala carte" fashion, allowing consumers to choose the combination of subwoofer, front, center and surround satellites that best fit their needs.
The slim-line powered subwoofers supplied with the RM6800 and RM6900 systems place the subwoofer driver and slot-loaded port on the "side" of the enclosure. When in-view it presents a smaller profile than conventionally styled woofers.
RM6800 and RM6900 systems will be available in North America in August 2004 while the RM7300 and RM7400 will be delivered in November 2004.