Polk Audio RM705 5.1 Home Theater System (Set of Six, Black)
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202 of 212 found the following review helpful:
WOW! Dec 06, 2007
I usually look at these reviews to help me with my purchases, so it's only fair that I write one to help someone else. I just purchased this speaker system and I'm blown away. The sound is so clean and crisp and very bright. I have this connected to a Yamaha RX-V661 and the sound is amazing. This is perfect for a medium to large room. If you want a BIG sound without the bulk and the high cost, I highly recommend this. The set up was easy. The brackets provided also comes with a paper template for easy wall mounting. The screws/hardware are also included and looks great. If you're using a high gauge speaker wire, the +/- inputs (holes) on the back of each speaker are a very small and somewhat difficult to connect. Other than that, I'm going to really enjoy this system.
AJG - Cali/L.A.
94 of 101 found the following review helpful:
Very nice compact speaker set Mar 01, 2009
By C. J. Gucfa
I looked at buying the RM6750 for a long time but eventually decided on this system. It was a little more expensive but the look and smaller sized speakers made it well worth it. The RM6750 has a fairly bulky center speaker and larger satellite speakers. The RM705 is sleek and modern looking. The sound is awesome, crystal clear and beautiful. I have a fairly large room. I had read some complaints that the subwoofer is not loud enough. Well, how loud do you need it. The bass booms and I ony have it turned up half way. I have nothing but good things to say about this system. Great system for the price. Go out and buy it, you'll be happy.
83 of 91 found the following review helpful:
Exellent speakers Sep 27, 2009
By Mende Mui
These speakers are wonderful; I wanted a good speaker system set and I took a look at forums but I'm happy I got these for about 300.
-Subs is perfect for me
-Speaker are very beautiful and match with TV
-Sound is amazing; now I can hear the bits and the bangs of my blu-ray movies
-I have no cons so far
Tricks for good sound from these bad boys:
-Turn the sub's cross over all the way up
-Turn the phase nob to 0 degrees
-Turn the receivers cross over to 80hz
When you are done, listen to the system and if there is not enough boom from the sub turn the channel level setting on the receiver for the sub a little bit. Listen to it, turn sub level, listen and so on until you find your taste.
33 of 34 found the following review helpful:
Fantastic Sound at an excellent price! Sep 23, 2011
By Waiting for the End
I purchased these along with a Pioneer VSX-920K 7.1 receiver, and it was an excellent decision. I've been running them for 5 months now and have been blown away by the audio quality and power. Setup was a breeze, but make sure you use a good quality, heavy speaker wire. I listen to almost every kind of music. Classical, Heavy Metal, Jazz, Meditation, Rock, Blues, Country, etc. It all sounds excellent! Highs are crisp and clean, mid ranges has excellent punch and doesn't sound flat, and the lows and subs are very solid and beefy. I liked them so much (especially at the price) that I'm planning on putting a set of these into another room in our house.
** Update 10/26/2011
Fantastic and painless warranty service. In September the center speaker developed some crackle. I put off for a couple weeks dealing with it because normally dealing with audio or electronics warranty are a nightmare. Not in this case! I contacted them via email, described the problem and my troubleshooting steps, and waited. A couple hours later I received a request regarding where I purchased the speakers. I responded, they sent me an address and instructed me to ship it to their repair facility in CA. I shipped it out on Tuesday morning along with a copy of my Amazon receipt, copies of my email correspondence, and a cover letter. They received it Friday afternoon. Monday morning at 9:30 AM (their time!) I received an email stating they replaced the mid-range driver, and asking where would I like it shipped! They had it and repaired it in less than a business day, and they shipped it out the next morning. I received it 7 days later, and it works as good as new. Polk's quality and customer service has made me a lifetime customer.
27 of 28 found the following review helpful:
small only in size Jan 13, 2010
"Douglas G MovieCollector"
after reading the reviews here i bought these speakers. very impressed. pleasant surprise to how small they were. yet they sound very full in every way. great sub provides perfect balance. i heard sound i couldn't hear from the other speakers i replaced. i have a friend that raves about his BOSE. i have watched several films at his house and his system is very pleasant. he spent over a $1000 for his speakers. he watched IMAX super speedway at my house and was blown away. he has the same film but heard wind,gear changes and clearer more natural voices with the POLKS. this just proves that you don't have to spend thousands to get great sound. i also played several types of music to get a good idea of range. i could not find anything that these speakers couldn't handle.
speakers are small and solid. very easy to put anywhere. the sub is large but this is a good. you can hide it behind your tv or couch. on the back of the sub is a volume control and you can fine tune how much bass you want.(it will thump if you want or not) it will also power your left and right speakers if needed. very simple instructions for set up with any 5.1 receiver. lots of flexibility with this system.
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