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The heart of the RT5000 system is the RT3000p front loudspeaker, a 4-piece "powered tower" system consisting of left and right full-range speakers and dual powered subwoofers.
The RT3000p features:
- Cascade Tapered Array provides wide angle dispersion insuring high quality sound for off-axis listeners.
- Acoustic Resonance Control (ARC) port system reduces unwanted internal enclosure resonance for utterly clear and lifelike midrange reproduction.
- Subwoofer volume control on front panel for easy access.
- Dual 8" woofers combine the speed and musicality of small drivers with the equivalent bass output of a single 12" woofer.
- Power Port patented bass venting system vastly reduces air turbulence at the mouth of the port for lower distortion and more powerful bass.
- Magnetic shielding allows safe placement near TV screens.
- Wood veneer laminated to low resonance MDF cabinet panels for furniture grade appearance and lasting value.
- Subwoofer LFE input for use with 5.1 Digital Surround systems.
- 300 watt high current internal subwoofer amplifiers with adjustable low pass filters.
|Type||Dynamic Balance® Tri-laminate dome tweeter, shielded|
|Mid / Woofer|
|Diameter||6 1/2" (16.51cm)|
|Type||Dynamic Balance® mid/bass drivers, shielded|
|Type||Dynamic Balance® subwoofers, shielded|
|Total Frequency Response||18Hz - 26kHz|
|Upper -3dB Limit||25 kHz|
|Lower -3dB Limit||26 Hz|
|Nominal Impedance||8 ohms|
|Mid-High Array Crossover||driver #1 (bottom) 2nd order LPF @ 1.2kHz;driver #2 (upper, near tweeter) 2nd order LPF @ 2kHz, 80Hz 2nd order electrical HPF on both drivers|
|Recommended Amplifier Power||50 - 500 watts per channel|
|Inputs||all speaker level inputs are 5-way binding posts. Subwoofer has speaker and line level inputs.|
|Bandwidth||30 - 200|
|Continuous Average Output|
|Dynamic Power||600 watts|
|Mid-High Array Enclosure Type||Sealed|
|Subwoofer Enclosure Type||Vented, Power Port|
|Depth||18 1/2" (46.99cm)|
|Unit of Measure||system|
|Total Shipping Weight||202.00 pounds|
|Speaker Warranty||5 years parts and labor (original purchaser)|
|Subwoofer Amplifier Warranty||Limited, 2 years parts and labor|
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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Home Theater, September 1999
"...the RT3000p generates a huge sense of space from stereo recordings...Audiophile CDs came through with tremendous depth and the sound seemed to wrap around me...voices sounded so clear and so natural through the RT3000p..."
"These subs [built-in to the RT3000p] strike a great compromise between the brute force of a big 15- or 18-inch sub and the finesse of little 8- and 10-inch subs... [and] give me all the low end I'd ever need."
SMR Home Theatre A/V Magazine, 1998
"With surprising bass performance that will rock your world, a clear and musical midrange, a smooth, clean, completely unfatiguing treble, all coupled with superior imaging and sound staging in a speaker that is made to be driven to the extreme with modest amplifiers, the RT3000 is on my hot list. [Whew!] If you are planning a video system, make damned sure you check these bad boys out. If you are planning a music only system, ditto. If you are planning a combination audio/video system, these speakers are the ones that may just let you have your cake and eat it too."
[ Open Review ]
Stereophile Guide to Home Theater, December 1998
"...it [RT3000p] goes very deep with more oomph than you're likely to find in any powered full-range speaker anywhere near this price point." "From subtle, detail-intensive soundtracks to big blow ups, the RT5000 is equally adept."
"It has all the 'wow' you need for the biggest, boldest material-both soundtracks and music-combined with the sort of resolution and detail needed for more laid-back, intimate sound."
Widescreen Review, May/June 1999
"With high-powered amplifiers, this system will deliver impressive dynamic contrasts whether the source is a music recording or a demanding film soundtrack."
"The direct radiating subwoofers of the RT5000 system [with RT3000p as front main speakers] deliver a tight, punchy bottom end that is well integrated with the midrange."
"Overall, the sound from this system was smooth, well balanced and dynamic. It was forgiving of flaws in the electronic components and the recordings while still offering a lot of detail. The system is easy to set-up and provides complete adjustability so you are likely to hear just what I heard, if you install a Polk RT5000 system in your room."
"This is a very well engineered speaker system that looks good and plays loudly with modest amplifier power. Its cost is reasonable for a system with five powered subwoofers and it can cost a lot less with smaller surround speakers. I enjoyed listening to music and film soundtracks through the Polk RT5000 speaker system and I can recommend it highly for home theatre use and for music listening."
"...remarkably easy to listen to...the RT3000p's a great speaker, period... Anyone looking for new speaker ought to start here first. You might just discover you need look no further."
[ Open Review ]
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