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
High Performance L/C/R Satellite Loudspeaker
Compact & Elegant
Build a modern-looking compact home theater system with the VM10. Use it as main speakers, surrounds and as a center channel (when positioned horizontally). Use the VM10 as rear surrounds in system based on the VM20 Satellite Speaker. These compact, elegant loudspeakers feature Aluminum Dome Tweeters for superior detail, and Mineral Filled Polypropylene Drivers for dynamic, realistic midrange performance. Build a system for big impact with a DSWmicroPro Subwoofer.
Dynamic Balance Design Technology
Dynamic Balance is our patented advanced analysis of a speaker's entire electro-acoustic and mechanical system. It helps us select better materials and more efficient geometry. With deep analysis, we can pinpoint and eliminate things that reduce performance before they become a part of the finished product. The aluminum and polypropylene driver materials in the VM Series are specially tuned to produce a flat, uncolored frequency response. This true transparency reveals a wide dynamic range, with sharp details, and no hint of strain.
Klippel Distortion Analysis
The state-of-the-art Klippel Distortion Analyzer uses a lasers and sophisticated software to do large-scale analysis of drivers in motion. We use this technology to test speaker motors (the moving parts) while they are still in the prototype stage. We can tweak voice coils and spiders for optimal motion, ensuring that a speaker will perform well at both low and high volume levels.
Aircraft-Quality Aluminum Extruded Cabinets
VM Series speakers eschew traditional wood and plastic for hand polished black or silver aluminum. VM cabinets are chambered and braced, and internally lined with closed cell foam, eliminating internal resonances and absorbing driver "back wave," for greater midrange clarity and clearer midbass response. Fine machining and curved designs complement both traditional (surprise!) and modern decors. VM30 and VM10 models feature elegant glass bases that provide stability while accenting their jewel-like quality.
Mineral Filled Polypropylene Drivers
For the flattest possible frequency response, with excellent detail and transparency, these innovative materials have been tuned with our Dynamic Balance process. Butyl Rubber Surrounds provide excellent resonance damping for better sound and high durability for a lifetime of listening enjoyment.
Aluminum Dome Tweeter
The Ferro-Magnetic fluid-cooled Aluminum Dome Tweeters of the VM Series are super-efficient, and create excellent dispersion off-axis. They reveal essential high frequency accuracy, even at lifelike volumes.
Planar Bass Radiators
The secret to rich, deep bass response in an impossibly thin (and good looking) loudspeaker is our exclusive Planar Bass Radiator design, snatched from our hugely successful DSWmicroPro Series Subwoofers. Both VM30 and VM20 models utilize the Planars, in which a non-powered "radiator" mimics a speaker cone to reinforce ultra-low-end bass frequencies. The result is deep, musical bass that blends smoothly with the speaker's overall dynamics, for surprisingly big bass impact for such a slim player.
Narrow Baffle Geometry, Small-Driver Configuration
A one-two performance punch that results in smart styling and superior sound. First, multiple smaller drivers are combined for more overall driver area with less overall driver mass, for wider range, more spacious soundstaging, and better detail. Second, these smaller drivers are arranged vertically in a slender enclosure, and tuned to project sound over a wider area, so every seat in the house hears a prime performance.
The VM Series is timbre-matched to other Polk Audio loudspeakers, so you can mix-and-match them to build or add to existing systems. And you can mix-and-match among the models in the VM Series to go from a dynamic basic 2-channel stereo setup to a full-on home theater system, 5.1 and beyond, and always experience seamless, realistic blending between speakers.
All models of the VM Series are engineered to be safe when placed near sensitive AV equipment like monitors or TVs.
Gold-Plated 5-Way Binding Post Connectors
Gold-plated 5-way professional binding post connectors give you maximum signal transfer and the most secure professional connections.
Famous Polk Dependability & Durability
Like all of our products, the VM Series uses only the best materials coupled with the most advanced manufacturing techniques on the planet. All Polk products must pass a battery of the most physically strenuous and exhaustive performance tests in the industry, including drop testing and extreme signal response testing. Polk Audio loudspeakers are proudly built to perform for a lifetime.
Polk Audio Customer Service: The Gold Standard
Call or email us and you'll be connected to real live human who knows just about everything there is to know about audio and performance electronics. From "how do I get started?" and "what should I buy?" to "how do I stop that hiss?" and "which tube needs replacing?" and everything in between, we know the answers you need to get back to enjoying your audio entertainment pronto. Just ask.
|Type||Ferro-magnetic fluid-cooled aluminum dome|
|Mid / Woofer|
|Type||Dynamic Balance mineral filled polymer composite cone drivers|
|Total Frequency Response||90Hz-26kHz|
|Upper -3dB Limit||25 kHz|
|Lower -3dB Limit||100 Hz|
|Nominal Impedance||8 ohms|
|Recommended Amplifier Power||20-150 watts per channel|
|Inputs||5-way binding posts|
|Width||4 1/8" (10.48cm)|
|Depth||4 1/4" (10.79cm)|
|Mounting Options||Cradle, wall mount bracket, stand|
|Product Weight (each)||4.30 pounds|
|Total Shipping Weight||6.20 pounds|
|Recommended Accessories||FS10 Floor Stand|
|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.
3 reviews with an average of 4.5Write your own review
by Geo Conner, December 21, 200720 out of 23 people found this review helpful.
Simple, versatile and musical, these are good for music or dialog, and they're easy to set up and use.
If you crave massive bottom end, you will need to add a sub.
As a professional studio engineer and audio systems designer, I can say with authority these are fantastic speakers. That they are available at such a reasonable price is a tribute to Polk's expetise in speaker manufacturing. They create a natural sound field and beautiful imaging at surprising volumes. They produce intelligible speech even at low volumes and can handle orchestral music at high volume. Home-theater bass-junkies may want to add a subwoofer for added impact, but for everyday real-world listening, these are fantastic at this price... far better than anything I've heard from Bose at many times the cost.
by Adam, August 11, 20085 out of 15 people found this review helpful.
Size, appearance and sound quality.
Insufficent bass response.
I'm giving the VM10 only 3 instead of 4 or 5 stars because they're not really up to the task I had in mind -- meaning, doubling as both audio and home theater speakers. On the advice of an expert, I set up 3 VM10s (L/R/C) and one PSW125 powered subwoofer, instead of 2 VM20s (L/R), 1 VM10 (C) and the subwoofer. They sound clear and sharp, but there's a noticable absence of bass in between the VM10s and the subwoofer.
by Robert S., August 11, 20085 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
Compact, accurate small speakers ideal for center channel use.
The center channel horizontal bracket didn't work well for my application. The glass stands for standing the VM10s upright worked great.
I purchased a pair of VM10s to compliment my center channel. The VM10s were a perfect fit. The speakers reproduce vocals nicely and accurately. The are tonally accurate and fit in well with my other Polk speakers (RM 50T/8000T, RTi6, FXi3). Dealing with the Polk ebay store was a good experience.
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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