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

RM8

Compact loudspeaker with Wide-Dispersion Array technology.

7 1/2" H x 4 1/4" W x 4 1/4" D
19.05cm H x 10.79cm W x 10.79cm D

Available Finishes:
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The Original ''Big Speaker Sound without the Big Speaker''

The RM8 compact satellite speaker is the basis for the RM95 5-pack system and it makes up the front stage elements of the compact RM85 5-pack system. You can add a pair of RM8s to any RM system and instantly upgrade to 6.1 or 7.1 for today’s extended audio-channel Blu-Ray and DVD movies. RM8 compact satellite speakers, in conjunction with a compact subwoofer, are so dynamic that you can even use them to build a high performance stereo system in a small room or right on your desktop.

The RM8 Speaker Features:

The unique Reuleaux triangular polygon shape is acoustically ideal, minimizing resonances and standing waves inside the speaker to eliminate the “boominess” that makes other small speakers sound “muddy,” delivering superior midrange performance and lifelike imaging.

The Wide Dispersion Array design of the RM8 satellite speaker creates a more enveloping, less localizable surround effect by utilizing a second speaker driver facing away from its main driver to project sound out and around, the way lifelike sound really sounds.

Advanced driver geometry and state-of-the-art crossover wiring delivers a surprisingly deep and w-i-d-e soundstage, so these RMs are the perfect solution when you’re placing the speaker against or very near the sides of your TV and still want big speaker sound without the big speakers. (RM Series speakers are magnetically shielded for safe placement close to monitors and TV.)

Special anti-diffraction baffle design produces sophisticated accoustic sculpting, with the largest possible dispersion pattern and virtually no edge diffraction or distortion.

Composite driver technology works in tandem with the enclosure shape (and Polk’s patented Dynamic Balance® tuning process) to produce excellent flat frequency response, with sharp detail, transparent imaging and the ability to play loud without any strain, something you won’t find in other small speaker systems.

Silk/polymer dome tweeters deliver superior imaging and smooth highs.

RM Series speakers weigh just 3lbs, so you can put them virtually anywhere; on stands, on shelves, on walls. RM7 & RM8 speakers come with secure wall mount brackets. The RM8 also comes with a surface mount “tripod” base.

RM7 center & RM8 center speakers are magnetically shielded for safe placement near your monitor or TV, and come with custom-designed surface mount cradles for easy placement on any flat surface.

This RM Series is mix-and-match compatible, so you can buy them in sets or in pairs and build the compact sound system of your dreams, 5.1, 6.1, 7.1 and beyond.

All RM Series speakers are professionally timbre-matched to sound perfect together in any speaker configuration.

All Polk Audio products are made using the best materials and the most advanced manufacturing techniques. They pass the industry’s most exhaustive quality tests, including drop testing, extreme signal response and UV & salt exposure testing. Polk Audio loudspeakers are built to perform for a lifetime.

Driver Complement

Tweeter
Quantity
Diameter3/4" (1.91cm) 
TypeSilk/polymer dome 
Midrange
Quantity
Diameter2 1/2" (6.35cm) 
TypeDynamic Balance composite cone driver 

Electrical

Total Frequency Response95Hz-24kHz 
Upper -3dB Limit20 kHz
Lower -3dB Limit130 Hz
Nominal Impedance8 ohms
Efficiency89 dB
Recommended Amplifier Power20-125 watts per channel

Amplifier Specs

220V AvailabilityNo 

Dimensions

Cabinet Dimensions
Height7 1/2" (19.05cm) 
Width4 1/4" (10.79cm) 
Depth4 1/4" (10.79cm) 
Product Weight (each)2.80 pounds

Shipping

Included AccessoriesWall mount bracket, surface "tripod" 
Recommended AccessoriesSA-3 floor stand 

Warranty

Speaker Warranty5 years parts and labor (original purchaser) 

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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