Summary: I ordered these to go with a Harmon Kardon receiver (AVR 1700) I found on a great clearance sale at Best Buy. They look beautiful, and I have no complaints about the sound. I'm not much of an audiophile, but I like my movies to sound good, and these are night-and-day different to listening to my television's built in speakers, or even my old hundred-dollar sound bar I bought a couple years ago at Radio Shack.
Good entry level speakers that are better than home theater in a box kits.
K. Sauer, Amazon
1 March 2013
Summary: This speaker system to me seems to be better quality than those you get in standard home theater in a box kits. This is the way to go... purchase a 5.1 speaker system and then choose your AVR separately. With HTIB (Home Theater in a Box) kits you get at big box stores, they always cheap out on either the speakers or the receiver. Feeling like I have a little more control over my parts selection, I paired this with a Yamaha RX-V473.
Summary: Have had my Polk RM705 5.1 speaker system almost a month. Set up in 20 x 30 foot basement room with log walls and flat wood ceiling. The "four speakers" are all mounted high near ceiling, typical configuration for 5.1 setup, center speaker on floor below TV, and subwoofer at side of TV stand. Polk speakers were connected into a new Yamaha RX-V373 receiver.
Summary: Before I purchased this speaker set I browsed the reviews. I agree with what I read - The Sound is great and the speakers are attractive. I like the flexibility the SubWoofer provides to tweak the sound. I did not have any problem using 12 gauge wire, but my only complaint, which was expressed in other reviews, is that one of the spring clamps in a satellite speaker broke. I had to rig up a spacer to use it, but it is working.
Summary: The RM series is Polk's answer to the 5.1 speaker systems you see at Best Buy or Fry's. The difference for me was the price and the quality of the speakers. The price on amazon and the Polk name should make this an easy decision for those looking for a high quality, good looking, and well priced 5.1 speaker system.
Summary: Beware- The "Amazon Product Description" section, including the pictures, is for the Polk RM95 speaker system: Polk Audio RM95 5-Channel Home Theater System (Set of Five, Black) Thought I was getting what was described in this section but not the case. See the Polk RM75 speaker description for what you get: Polk Audio RM75 5-Channel Home Theater System (Set of Five, Black) So I was disappointed "right out of the box" but kept the system as I could not spend another...
Summary: I couldn't believe the price. One of those "too good to be true". I was hesitant to buy. So glad I did. These speakers rock! My wife wanted the small size so they would not be obtrusive. I still wanted the big sound. These fit the bill perfectly. Clear, big sound. I have them in my living room / dining room / kitchen, which is all open so it isn't that small of a room. And they sound great.
Summary: I picked these up for use in my studio, for my computer. They sound spectacular and wish I made the switch from cheap $100 computer speakers to these years ago. They are connected to a Sony STR-DN1000 receive, which is connected to my Asus Xonar Essence STX via the optical out. My only complaint about this system, like others have mentioned, is the cheap use of spring clips for the wire connection on the back of the satellites.
Summary: My current system in my living room is polk monitor 60's in the front, CS1 center, 30 rears, and psw505 sub. I purchased the first RM-705 for a friend and put them in a large room 18x25 and it is open to a large part of his house. These speakers are awsome!!! They sound almost as good as my setup in my house, but cost about a quarter of it. They completely fill the large area with full and vibrant sound.
Summary: This Unit is paired with a Yamaha RX-665. I live in apartment and i can feel the sound quality from all the satellite speakers. The only issue that drove me crazy is with 14Gauge wire, it was a nightmare to push the wire to the speakers.. I think 16 will be a better choice of wires if you do not exceed the 20-25 feet rule. Do not even try 12 or 10 they will not fit..