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Polk Audio RM 85

Polk Audio RM 85
alaScore 86

95 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews of Polk Audio RM 85. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Polk Audio RM 85 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Polk Audio RM 85


alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 user reviews of Polk Audio RM 85 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on

98% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Polk Audio RM85 5-Channel Home Theater System (Set of Five, Black)Polk Audio RM85 5-Channel Home Theater System (Set of Five, Black)

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (

Good But not so Great


it loses an egg because the two RM7's in the back don't cut it. if you need to buy this, you better upgrade to the RM95's which have 5 RM8 speakers. it is a lot more clear. also this sound system is old which is why they are cheap.

The front portion of the system works great (the RM8's)

YOU NEED "SPEAKER CABLES" AND A "RECEIVER!" THIS IS NOT A STAND ALONE SET ; since the front is clearly better than the back two (which are RM7's) the front overpowers the back. it often sounds like you're using a 2 speaker system instead of a 5 because...

Dec, 2011

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Only wish I had opted for the RM95 or RM97 setup, as the RM8 speakers are the true worth of the system itself. The RM7's don't hold a candle to the RM8's. Now a total fan of the Polk Audio lineup and just purchased a pair of Monitor 60 Series II to...

Phenomenal sound quality out of such small speakers. Still in the breaking in process of the speakers, however I install home audio and car audio systems for a living. These speakers, after reading the reviews on them, were a must have for me. Replaced...

Obviously the breaking in period of any speaker. Otherwise, none so far

Dec, 2011

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great sound for the money


I'm no audiophile but I think that for the money (when on sale) these would be hard to beat. You can enjoy a lot of Pinkfloyd on these ;-)

Great sound, they don't take a whole lot of space. Very nice fit and finish

None for what I paid for them

Dec, 2011

Consumer review (

Nice, simple design


They do just what they're supposed to do. Good range. Good size. No complaints.

Great size. Nice mounting hardware. The base is designed so you can run speaker wire out the bottom of the speakers, and straight into the wall

None so far

Jan, 2011

Consumer review (

Nice Speaker System


I purchased this for use in my bedroom about 13x15x8' room. I am running them off a very old Sony STR-DE 945. The sound is clean and clear. the sub is not a big boomer, but not really needed or wanted in my bedroom. Used for watching TV and the...

Small footprint, good sound, multiple mounting options, FREE PSW111 subwoofer, and easy setup

Not crazy about the spring clip wire connectors, 16ga. wire is about all your going to be able to use without thinning the wire

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

The RM85 5-pack speaker system complements stylish high-tech flat panel TVs and audio electronics. With its two satellite speakers, one center channel speaker and two wide dispersion array satellites, the RM85 presents a sleek, minimalist design while delivering impressively big sound. Its satellites dual-driver design can give you more dispersion pattern options for the ultimate in placement flexibility, while Polk speaker technology ensures superior system performance, delivering rich, full-bodied, big speaker sound. Mount the speakers on shelves, or next to your plasma or flat-screen television using their flexible wall-mount brackets. Heavy-duty, non-resonant composite enclosures feature an elegant, high-gloss finish that creates the ideal decor accent.

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:Polk Audio
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Polk Audio RM


Color:Black/Gloss black

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Passive
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Response Bandwidth:95 - 24000Hz
Speaker System Configuration:5.0-channel
Speaker System Type:Home theater speaker system