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

RM85 5-pack

Compact home theater audio system.
Add a subwoofer for big excitement.

Available Finishes:

The Best of Both Worlds: RM8 + RM7

The RM85 5-pack speaker system presents two RM8 high performance compact satellite speakers plus an RM8C center channel speaker as its popwerful, wide dynamic array front stage (L/C/R), paired with a set of smaller, hard working RM7 satellites as the easy-to-position, compact surround speakers. Match this professionally matched 5-pack with the compact powered subwoofer of your choice, and experience superb blending, seamless surround effects, and a big home theater impact. Additional RM satellites can be added to easily transform this RM85 5-pack into a 6 or 7-channel system.

The RM85 Features:

Convenient 5-pack packaging: The RM85 5-pack system includes two RM8 compact satellite speakers, one RM8C center channel speaker, and two RM7 surround satellites. Add the powered subwoofer that fits your space to round out the system.

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 in the RM8 speakers, and woven silk tweeters in the RM7 speakers, both 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

Satellites
Tweeter
Quantity
Diameter1/2" (1.27cm) 
TypeSilk/polymer composite dome  
Midrange
Quantity
Diameter2 1/2" (6.35cm) 
TypeDynamic Balance composite driver 
Center
Tweeter
Quantity
Diameter3/4" (1.91cm) 
TypeSilk/polymer composite dome  
Midrange
Quantity
Diameter2 1/2" (6.35cm) 
TypeDynamic Balance composite driver 
Surround
Tweeter
Quantity
Diameter3/4" (1.91cm) 
TypeSilk/Polymer Composite Dome Tweeter 
Midrange
Quantity
Diameter2 1/2" (6.35cm) 
TypeDynamic Balance composite driver 

Electrical

Total Frequency Response95Hz-24kHz 
Lower -3dB Limit130HZ Hz
Upper -3dB Limit20 kHz
Nominal Impedance8 ohms
Recommended Amplifier Power20-125 watts per channel
InputsSpring-loaded clips at bottom 
Efficiency89 dB

Dimensions

Satellites
Product Weight1.80 pounds
Enclosure TypeHeavy-duty, non-resonant composite 
Height6 1/8" (15.56cm) 
Width3 13/16" (9.68cm) 
Depth3 3/4" (9.53cm) 
Center
Enclosure TypeHeavy-duty, non-resonant composite 
Product Weight2.80 pounds
Height3 3/4" (9.53cm) 
Width9 7/16" (23.97cm) 
Depth3 13/16" (9.68cm) 
Surround
Enclosure TypeHeavy-duty, non-resonant composite 
Weight3.40 pounds
Height7 1/2" (19.05cm) 
Width4 1/4" (10.79cm) 
Depth4 1/4" (10.79cm) 

Shipping

Unit of Measuresystem 
Total Shipping Weight17.00 pounds
Included AccessoriesWall mount brackets. Cradle and "tripods" for surface mounting 
Recommended AccessoriesFS RM7 or SA3 floorstands for satellite speakers

FS RM7 works with RM7 satellites only

 

Installation

Satellites
Mounting OptionsSurface mount, wall mount (included), optional floor stand 
Center
Mounting OptionsIncluded shelf cradle and wall mount bracket 
Surround
Mounting OptionsSurface mount, wall mount (included), optional floor stand 

Warranty

Speaker Warranty5 years parts and labor (original purchaser) 

Subwoofer Amplifier Specs

220V AvailabilityNo 

Power Amplifier Specs

220V AvailabilityNo 

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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