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
Standalone Home Speakers
Really Big Speaker Sound... Without the Big Speaker
Towers of Power
If you want a speaker that makes a big, lasting impression without calling undue attention to itself, look no further. Because the RM8000T/50T deliver big time. A pair will beautifully complement today's state-of-the-art televisions and audio/visual electronics as they create stunning high-performance sound.
High tech materials and features, such as patented PowerPortÂ® Bass Venting Technology and Dynamic Balance Compositie Drivers ensure superior performance, delivering rich, full-bodied, big speaker sound from a stylish and compact design.
- Four 4 1/2-inch (11.4cm) Mineral Filled Polymer Dynamic Balance Composite Drivers deliver a wider distortion-free mid-range, even at high volume levels.
- Broad dispersion design allows everyone in the listening area to hear clear, well-balanced sound.
- Patented Power Port Bass Venting Technology strengthens the lower mid-range performance for a seamless blend with the subwoofer output.
- 1-inch (25mm) Dynamic Balance Silk/Polymer Composite Dome Tweeter with neodymium magnet produces clear, detailed highs and more life-life imaging.
- Curved cabinet shape and internal angled partitions break up standing waves for superior mid-range clarity. Hear all the music as it was intended to be heard, clearly.
- Anti-diffraction Grilles minimize grille diffraction for spacious, 3-dimensional imaging.
- Mylar capacitors in the crossovers extend high-frequency response and improve detail and transparency.
- Dual, Bi-ampable 5-way Binding Post inputs for the most secure connections and the most versatile wiring options.
- Magnetic shielding allows safe placement near your state-of-the-art TV or video monitor with no risk of video distortion.
- Accessory spike kit allows speakers to be tilted back for optimal acoustic imaging.
- Choice of finish: Titanium (RM8000T); Pewter (RM50T).
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 Center Channel and Surround 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 call Polk Customer Service 800-377-7655.
|Type||Silk/Polymer composite dome|
|Mid / Woofer|
|Diameter||4 1/2" (11.43cm)|
|Type||Mineral filled polymer with Butyl rubber surround|
|Total Frequency Response||42Hz - 26kHz|
|Upper -3dB Limit||25 kHz|
|Lower -3dB Limit||55 Hz|
|Nominal Impedance||8 ohms|
|Recommended Amplifier Power||20 - 225 watts per channel|
|Inputs||5-way binding posts|
|Height||45 1/8" (114.62cm)|
|Width||6 3/16" (15.72cm)|
|Depth||7 7/8" (20.00cm)|
|Width||9 5/8" (24.45cm)|
|Depth||13 7/16" (34.13cm)|
|Unit of Measure||each|
|Total Shipping Weight||42.00 pounds|
|Speaker Warranty||5 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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by Ray, January 28, 20070 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
These speakers rock! I can only imagine how they would sound Bi-Amped.
Can't think of any.
Let me start by saying that I never would have even considered buying new speakers until My wife and bought a Panasonic 37" Plasma TV. Soon after buying the TV we realized that our new digital HD cable decoder was not compatable with our circa 1995 JVC Pro Logic receiver. It did not decode the digital audio properly. We then purchased a Yamaha HTR 5950 6.0 receiver. To my horror when I get it home I realize that there was no tape 2 in/out for the active EQ for our Bose 901s. After futher research I found that only very very expensive high end receivers even have tape 2 anymore. So...we decided to move the JVC and 901s to rec room. and buy new speakers for TV. Enter the RM8000T/RM50T. We bought speakers locally from Tweeter at at great price, but they had no floor models to sample. They came with a free Polk subwoofer that we put in rec room with 901s. We are using our 100 W MTX 12" downfiring sub with our new RM8000T/RM50Ts. Tonight we watched The Red Hot Chili Peppers Live in Milan MTV production on the DVR. We just saw them live last week so we cranksd it. Let me say that as much as I love the 901s, I was not in the least bit disapointed in the performance of these speakers. The highs were extremely clean, the mid range clear and undistorted and the awesome ported bass response blended seamlessly with the MTX sub. I think that we made a wise decision.
by Dave, April 18, 20070 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Superb build quality, very solid. Midrange clarity, transient response, high frequency reproduction is all flawless.
I picked up a set of these about 3 days ago, and I gotta say that these are the best speakers I have ever owned, and some of the best that I have ever heard. I have listened to some of the most expensive speakers that are currently produced, and these speakers hold their own, regardless of price.
by Trey, July 9, 20070 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Fantastic sound, very sturdy high-quality cases.
Wow! I got these for a great closeout price at Tweeter. I use them as the front speakers for a home theater, along with matching RM101 rear speakers and an 8" Polk Audio sub. They sound fantastic under 5.1 surround movies. They reproduce sounds very clearly. They are the best speakers I have ever owned. They weigh a ton and don't move around or tip over on carpet.
by Robert S., August 26, 20070 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
It's a really nice speaker for both movies and listening to music.
Needs a subwoofer, but that is to be expected with 4" cones.
I purchased these speakers at Tweeter's going out of business sale. The price was so good, I bought two sets for a total of four. I replaced two sets of Bose floorstanding speakers (601s and 501s). The RM8000T/50Ts are far more sensitive, and deliver a crisp clean sound. They did need a sub for both video and music, and I added a Martin Logan Dynamo which did the job. These speakers are somewhat heavy but attractive but the sound is the real plus. My primary use is for music listening. They were a great buy in their price range. I also needed the tilt leg pegs and after showing the proof of purchase from an authorized dealer, the folks at Polk sent out the tilt leg pegs promptly.
by Mike Vande, January 30, 20090 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Clarity of sound is amazing, even at higher volumes and can't hear any distortion at all.
Adding a sub woofer to these makes for an amazing audio experience!
These tower speakers are amazing. They have the best clarity and pureness of sound I have every heard in a consumer speaker thus far.
This product is considered a "Recent" or "Vintage" Polk Audio model. It is not a part of our current product lineup. It may still be available in some stores as a "close out" or "used" product. Information provided here about this product may not reflect current realities and does not imply availability. If you happen to have a question or concern about this product, contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-377-7655 M-F 9am - 5:30pm EST. Chances are we remember it.
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