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Polk Audio RM40T Speaker System, Hitachi 42HDT52 Plasma HDTV, Yamaha RX-4600 A/V Receiver, and Yamaha DVD-S2500 DVD Player At A Glance & Ratings: Polk

At A Glance: Polk Audio RM Series Speaker System

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Subwoofer: PSW404
Connections: Line, LFE and speaker-level
Enclosure Type: vented
Woofer (size in inches, type): 10, poly cone
Power Rating (watts): 200
Crossover Bypass: Yes
Available Finishes: Black
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 14.3 x 13.6 x 16
Weight (pounds): 46
Price: $480

These listings are based on the manufacturer's stated specs; the HT Labs box below indicates the gear's performance on our test bench.

Speaker: RM40T
Type: two-way vented, tower
Tweeter (size in inches, type): 1, silk/polymer dome 1
Midrange (size in inches, type): 4.5 (2), poly cone
Woofer (size in inches, type): None
Nominal Impedance (ohms): 8
Recommended Amp Power (watts): 20–175
Available Finishes: Titanium, Pewter
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 36.5 x 5.75 x 6.5
Weight (pounds): 19.6
Price: $575/each

Speaker RM302
Type: Two-way vented, center
Tweeter (size in inches, type): 1, silk/polymer dome
Midrange (size in inches, type): 4.5 (2), poly cone
Woofer (size in inches, type): None
Nominal Impedance (ohms): 8
Recommended Amp Power (watts): 20–175
Available Finishes: Titanium, Pewter
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 5.75 x 24 x 6.5
Weight (pounds): 12.25
Price: $460

Speaker RM201
Type: Two-way vented, monitor
Tweeter (size in inches, type): 1, silk/polymer dome
Midrange (size in inches, type): 3.25 (2)
Woofer (size in inches, type): None
Nominal Impedance (ohms): 8
Recommended Amp Power (watts): 20-175
Available Finishes: Titanium, Pewter
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 7 x 4.5 x 5
Weight (pounds): 5.2
Price: $200/each

Ratings: Polk Audio RM40T Speaker System

Build Quality: 89
Surround brackets double as stands

Value: 91
Great pairing with a midsized plasma

Features: 89
Swiveling brackets for surround speakers hide wires

Performance: 92
Midlevel sound output suited to midsized flat-panel displays

Ergonomics: 89
Lightweight and easy to move around

Overall Rating: 91
This midpriced speaker set won't blow you away but fills a medium-sized room with plenty of rich, detailed sound. The Polk system delivers more than satisfying sound from a very accommodating package.

General Information
RM40T Tower Speaker, $575 each
RM302 Center-Channel Speaker, $460
RM201 Surround Speaker, $200 each
PSW404 Subwoofer, $480
Polk Audio
(800) 377-7655
www.polkaudio.com
Dealer Locator Code POL

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