Polk Audio OWM3
Multi-purpose home theatre speakers (Black)
Our take on the Polk Audio OWM3 by Crutchfield's Chris Egner
A versatile performer for any room
Polk created the sleek OWM3 with several applications in mind. Add a pair to the sound system in your kitchen or bedroom, use them as surround sound speakers with your TV in the living room, or make them a part of your desktop stereo setup for great-sounding computer games. There's practically no end to the ways you can use these compact and versatile performers. The OWM3's slim, uniquely curved design and removable base give you plenty of placement options, including on-wall or corner mounting for a clean, out-of-the-way installation.
Polk builds them right to sound their best
The OWM3's modest size doesn't stop it from delivering rich sound. Polk's Dynamic Balance® drivers and super-dense, acoustically inert enclosures resist resonance that can cause distortion. Instead, you'll hear detail and dynamics that make your music and movies more lifelike. This speaker's careful design and smart technology ensure clear midrange response. For more low-end punch, add a Polk powered subwoofer.
- acoustic suspension enclosure
- 1" silk dome tweeter
- 4-1/2" Dynamic Balance® polypropylene cone driver
- Capacitive Coupling Bass Technology for stronger low frequency response
- frequency response 100-22,000 Hz (-3dB)
- handles 20-100 watts
- 8-ohm impedance
- sensitivity 89 dB
- 5-way gold-plated binding posts
- includes removable base and black grille
- multiple mounting options including on-wall, corner mounting, and table placement
- 7"W x 10"H x 4-1/8"D
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- 2 Black surround/satellite speakers
- 2 Black cloth grilles (attached)
- 2 Black tabletop stands
- 2 Self-adhesive foam strips (length=4")
- Sheet of 4 self-adhesive rubber bumpers
- Owner's Manual
- Wall-mount template
- On-line registration sheet
- Polk Audio product brochure
Just what I expected. Great sound from these speakers. Can't really tell much difference from my older Polk speakers but I lost a lot of my hearing over the years. I've always preferred Polk speakers whether they were for my home or vehicles.
Anonymous, Cheney, WA
Features and Specs
|Number of Speakers||2|
|Bipole or Dipole||No|
|Midrange size (inches)||N/A|
|Woofer size (inches)||4-1/2|
|Connector Type||5-way post|
|Mounting Bracket Included||Keyhole|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
Overview: The Polk Audio OWM3 is a versatile speaker made to fit a variety of applications. You can use them as a pair of stereo speakers or part of a 2.1 system in a second zone. You can also use them as part of a multi-channel system. With multiple mounting options, you can place the speakers virtually anywhere.
Polypropylene Woofers: Each speaker features a 4-1/2" polypropylene cone woofer which employs Capacitive Coupling Bass Technology for a low frequency response despite its size.
Silk Tweeters: Each speaker has a 1" silk dome, Dynamic Balance tweeter that provides clear, detailed highs.
Frequency Response Note: The overall frequency response is 80Hz-25kHz and the -3dB frequency response is 100-22kHz.
Glass-filled ABS Cabinets: The acoustic suspension cabinets feature glass-filled ABS construction, which creates an acoustically inert enclosure. The cabinet ensures an extremely clean midrange response with low coloration. The black finish blends easily with any decor.
Binding Posts: Each speaker has a set of gold-plated 5-way binding posts on the bottom of the angled rear panel. The binding posts will accept bare wire, spade lugs, pin connectors, dual or single banana plugs (removal of binding post plugs required).
Multiple Mounting Options: The OWM3 is suited for on-wall mounting or placement on a tabletop or shelf. The speakers have four 4-way keyhole slots on the back, and come with rubber bumpers and an attachable base. There are seven different mounting possibilities: angled wall mount, corner mount, horizontal wall mount, vertical wall mount, shelf mount (using included base), horizontal shelf mount (using supplied rubber bumpers), and wall-mounted with an optional articulating wall-mount bracket (using the 1/4-20 threaded insert).
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