Satellites

This product is a vintage Polk model and is not available for sale, but it may still be available in some stores as a closeout or used product. The following text is taken from the original sales brochure for this product and does not reflect current availability. If you happen to have any question or concerns about this product, or any other Polk Audio product, feel free to contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-377-7655 Monday - Friday, 9am - 5:30pm EST

RM40 System

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Big Speaker Sound...Without the Big Speaker

Beauty and Brawn in One Compact System

Five compact speakers and a high performance Powered Subwoofer make up the RM40 home theater speaker system. Its stylishly sculpted anodized Aluminum Towers look awesome next to your plasma or flat screen television. This system was designed for minimal intrusion into your space, and maximum sound quality.

High tech materials and features, such as patented PowerPort® bass venting technology and Dynamic Balance composite structure drivers ensure superior performance, delivering rich, full-bodied, big speaker sound from beautiful, compact packages.

The RM40 System features:

  • Custom configuration! Each part of the RM Series is packaged separately so you can custom configure the system that best fits your needs and budget. See the systems chart at the bottom of the RM40T page page for other systems based around the floorstanding RM40 Tower. Or just order the system described here: RM40T front, RM302 center, RM101 surround and PSW404 subwoofer.
  • Stylishly curved enclosures formed of heavy duty, non-resonant Aluminum; the shape breaks up internal standing wave resonance for pure, lifelike sound.
  • Individual satellites & centers available to accommodate 6.1 or 7.1 channel systems.
  • The towers, center and surround speakers feature Power Port Bass Vents hidden under the grilles to extend and strengthen their lower-midrange performance for a seamless blend with the subwoofer output. Unlike competing slim speaker systems, with this system you'll experience full, rich, natural voices and other midrange sounds.
  • Center Channel Speaker features an exclusive Center Channel Cradle that aims the speaker toward the listener, from above or below the TV.
  • Surround (RM201) and center (RM302) speakers feature Swivel Wall-Mounting Brackets with hidden wire channels
  • Threaded inserts on the back of the surround and center speakers allow use of fully articulating brackets (sold separately).
  • Broad dispersion design allows everyone in the listening area to hear clear, well-balanced sound.
  • Front Tower and Center speakers feature Dual 4-1/2 inch (11.4 cm) Mineral Filled Polymer Dynamic Balance midrange drivers for clear, distortion-free midrange even at high volume levels.
  • Front Towers, Center and Surround speakers feature 1 inch (25mm) Dynamic Balance Silk/Polymer Composite Dome Tweeter for sweet highs and more lifelike imaging.
  • Surround speakers feature dual 3-1/4 inch (8.25cm) Mineral Filled Polymer Dynamic Balance midrange drivers for clear, distortion-free midrange even at high volume levels.
  • Connect your RM Series Satellites securely and conveniently with their high quality 5-way binding post inputs.
  • Powered Subwoofer (PSW404) with massive 10 inch driver and Slot Loaded Port technology pours out deep, ground-pounding bass. Your neighbors will hate you (and be jealous at the same time).
  • Satellites are magnetically shielded for safe placement near your state-of-the-art TV or video monitor with no risk of video distortion.

Polk does 6.1 and 7.1!

Building an EX or ES surround sound system for 6.1 or 7.1 (or more) speakers? You can get RM Series satellite and center speakers individually to fill out the speaker requirements of more-than-5.1 multi-channel systems. Ask your Polk retailer to special order them for you or order them from Polk on-line, or call Polk Customer Service 800-377-7655.

Available RM Series Satellites and Centers for 6.1 & 7.1 Systems
Small single driver surrounds - RM101
Small center - RM202
Larger dual driver surrounds - RM201
Largest center - RM302
Largest wall-mount surrounds - RM30
Floor-standing surrounds - RM40T

Driver Complement

Satellites
Tweeter
Quantity
Diameter3/4" (1.91cm) 
TypeSilk/Polymer composite dome 
Midrange
Quantity
Diameter4 1/2" (11.43cm) 
TypePolymer composite cone 
Center
Tweeter
Quantity
Diameter3/4" (1.91cm) 
TypeSilk/Polymer composite dome 
Midrange
Quantity
Diameter3 1/2" (8.89cm) 
TypePolymer composite cone 
Subwoofer
ModelPSW404 
Surround
Tweeter
Quantity
Diameter3/4" (1.91cm) 
TypeSilk/Polymer composite dome 
Midrange
Quantity
Diameter3 1/2" (8.89cm) 
TypePolymer composite cone 

Electrical

Total Frequency Response55Hz - 26KHz 
Lower -3dB Limit28 Hz
Upper -3dB Limit25 kHz
Nominal Impedance8 ohms
Recommended Amplifier Power20 - 175 watts per channel
Efficiency89 dB
Minimum Impedance

Dimensions

Satellites
Enclosure TypePower Port (under top of grille) 
Height36 1/2" (92.71cm) 
Width5 13/16" (14.76cm) 
Depth6 5/8" (16.83cm) 
Center
Enclosure TypePower Port (under top of grille) 
Product Weight5.20 pounds
Height4 3/8" (11.11cm) 
Width12 1/2" (31.75cm) 
Depth5 1/16" (12.86cm) 
Subwoofer
Enclosure TypeSlot-load port 
Product Weight30.00 pounds
Height16 3/4" (42.55cm) 
Width15 1/8" (38.42cm) 
Depth18 3/16" (46.20cm) 
Surround
Enclosure TypePower Port (under top of grille) 
Weight3.00 pounds
Height7 1/16" (17.94cm) 
Width4 3/8" (11.11cm) 
Depth5 1/16" (12.86cm) 

Shipping

Unit of Measuresystem 

Installation

Center
Mounting OptionsSwivel bracket plus threaded inserts for optional articulating bracket 
Surround
Mounting OptionsSwivel bracket plus threaded inserts for optional articulating bracket 

Warranty

Speaker Warranty5 years parts and labor (original purchaser) 
Subwoofer Amplifier Warranty3 years parts and labor (original purchaser) 

Subwoofer Amplifier Specs

Continuous Average Output
Watts200 
Ohms
Dynamic Power Output375 watts
220V AvailabilityYes 

Specifications, dimensions and features subject to change without notice. For more information call us at 1-800-377-7655 (USA and Canada). Outside of North America call +1 (410) 358-3600.

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