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Polk Audio OWM3 Black Multi Application Compact Loudspeaker Pair

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  • 8 ohms 20-100 w/channel
  • 89 dB

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
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  • William B.
  • 9/4/2012 5:47:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect for my needs

This review is from: Polk Audio OWM3 Black Multi Application Compact Loudspeaker Pair

Pros: - Exactly what I needed to finish off my system
- Mids and highs are clear and crisp
- Great quality to cost ratio
- Mounts easily

Cons: - Bigger than I anticipated (I should have read the description closer)

Other Thoughts: Used for 40% TV (mostly sports), 30% gaming, and 30% music. For music I switch to 2.1, so this review applies to TV / gaming only.
My system is Polk towers upfront, Polk 12" sub, Polk center and Polk surround (5.1) - driven by an Onkyo 5.1 receiver. I've been putting this together for about 1 year, as budget allows...
I have listened to many high end home theaters, some in excess of $10K, and this is not on that caliber... However, for an average Joe like myself, this meets my needs perfectly.
Don't expect these surrounds to match the quality of speakers that cost 4x as much... But unless you have the budget, a decent receiver and other components can really allow these speakers to shine.

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  • Jes E.
  • 4/16/2012 8:14:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsLove these!

This review is from: Polk Audio OWM3 Black Multi Application Compact Loudspeaker Pair

Pros: Compact, designed to work in multiple placements, crisp without being too sloppy on highs, light, solid.

Cons: A bit lacking on low mids, but with a decent sub its barely noticeable. I have seen people say they don't like these for music, but I disagree, to an extent. These are perfect for wide and rear surrounds. I am slowly building system, tried on front, do not recommend placing there, tho they work as a temporary solution there.

Other Thoughts: I am starting over with an Onkyo 7409, which I got a super deal on. These were my first purchase as replacement speakers, knowing they would eventually be my wide surround, because of odd room design these float in corners of room. Design is uniquely perfect for that situation, and the corner placement accentuates the mids, making these perfect floaters. In fact, I plan on replacing all my front and surrounds in my studio setting with these. Not the best by a long shot, but at the price, and if you have unique placement issues, I couldn't recommend anything else. Just make sure you have a decent sub for them.

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  • jamaal g.
  • 3/22/2012 8:22:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat speakers! no complaints!!

This review is from: Polk Audio OWM3 Black Multi Application Compact Loudspeaker Pair

Pros: all good! exactally as described! purchased 2 pair to complete my surround system. sound is clear and crisp, even better with the sale price that seems to rotate around with speaker products.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: the size of speakers are not "giant" as ive noticed with most other polk audio products. right size fits on my mounts from my other surround set

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  • timothy m.
  • 3/5/2012 2:16:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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3 out of 5 eggsok

This review is from: Polk Audio OWM3 Black Multi Application Compact Loudspeaker Pair

Pros: mounting, nice tweets, upper mids

Cons: need a sub to mak-up some of the lower range mids to lows. it makes it hard to set the sub to were it hits hard and gets out of the way. like around 120hz. these need the sub set much higher 150-200-just my opinion.

Other Thoughts: nice for the price !

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/20/2012 3:34:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI know nothing about speakers

This review is from: Polk Audio OWM3 Black Multi Application Compact Loudspeaker Pair

Pros: I'm using them as my surrounds in a 5.1 setup. Seem to work fine, and are pretty loud when they need to be. These completed my setup and seem pretty good for surround sound speakers. They can be mounted or displayed in many different positions.

Cons: Compact? They are nearly as tall as my Monitor 30's, luckily not so deep.

Other Thoughts: Big Tate the grills are removable. Mine came right off. Just pull a corner.

Also install speaker wire before installing the speakers' base. If you can spring for it, buy banana clips, they make installation so much easier. Also Buy more wire then you think you need. I needed 100 feet for a small room setup. The rear speakers alone used over 50 just so I could run the cables without them being seen.

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  • nathan b.
  • 2/12/2012 1:36:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsok butttt................

This review is from: Polk Audio OWM3 Black Multi Application Compact Loudspeaker Pair

Pros: Mountable, Designed for quality and accurate reproduction of uppermids if you have small speakers for the front of your room these are for you.

Cons: No lower mids, small mid driver,
Got this for the back of my living room and regret it very much. It made my harman receiver work harder and drew power from my main channels.

Other Thoughts: Ok if you have all small channels or the same speaker and let the sub take over from 80hz down

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  • Timothy O.
  • 2/10/2012 7:49:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent for their size

This review is from: Polk Audio OWM3 Black Multi Application Compact Loudspeaker Pair

Pros: Great clarity in highs and mids for the size of the speaker.

Easy to install and remove stand, which makes for versatile placement.

Screw-down connectors which are much better than the spring clip types.

Cons: Obviously the low end is nearly non-existant. But this is due to their compact size.

The cover screen is non-removable which I didn't like. I remove the grill/screens from all of my speakers to allow the full range of sound to be heard. These grills/screens typically muffle the sound slightly, but to a trained ear significantly enough to merit their removal.

Other Thoughts: For rear speakers these are fantastic! Newegg is always the way to go for everything!

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  • John T.
  • 1/3/2012 7:48:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid

This review is from: Polk Audio OWM3 Black Multi Application Compact Loudspeaker Pair

Pros: Great sound for the price.

Cons: Could have used more info. on the specs. They where higher then expected for a limited space placement, but still was able to make them work thanks to them having multiple ways to make stand.

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  • Twizted S.
  • 12/3/2011 11:57:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat speakers

This review is from: Polk Audio OWM3 Black Multi Application Compact Loudspeaker Pair

Pros: great surround rear speakers, crisp highs and great midrange for such a small cabinet. many mounting options built into the speakers and removable stands are a great feature.

Cons: polk audio should be highlighted a little more on the front.

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  • Charles K.
  • 11/23/2011 5:52:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOK. Good for cost.

This review is from: Polk Audio OWM3 Black Multi Application Compact Loudspeaker Pair

Pros: OK sound. Low cost.

Cons: Hard to put banana plugs in speaker

Other Thoughts: This is a great speaker for the cost. 5 stars for what you get for the money. However, this isn't a great speaker. I have speakers that are way better than this so I can't give it 5 stars.

I plan on using this for presence speakers with my Yamaha receiver. It will fit the bill since I don't need a broad frequency response.

For surrounds it's an OK speaker. For fronts, I wouldn't consider it. It only goes down to 80Hz. It not bi-ampible.

I had trouble getting banana plugs in it. It was very tight. Higher end speakers have much better terminals than these.

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