Originally Posted by nfreeman
I would love to hear anyone's thoughts on the RM-10/RM-6800 (these 2 seem to be the same except for slightly different styling and subwoofer) and RM-20/RM-6900 (same).
This would be for a 6.1 setup where TV/home theater (sports & movies) would be primary audio use. The RM-20/RM-6900 is a bit more $$, but I would prefer the smaller size of the RM-10/RM-6800.
Also would love any feedback on some newbie questions:
Speaking of the size issue: since the front speakers will be set up in bookcases, I may have to lay them on their sides -- does this screw anything up?
Also, a random Polk question: do these systems use standard speaker cables, or is there a proprietary system like Bose has?
I've had the RM6900 for a week now, and I like 'em
For the size, there is a lot more "authority" there than I expected, they fill the room nicely and when I'm watching something like Saving Private Ryan
or Die Hard
I'm worried about the neighbors calling the cops!
About the size, the fronts with the RM6900 are around 12-13" tall. You will NOT be standing these up in a bookcase, the bottoms are angled, not flat. They have to be mounted on either the included stands, or a floor stand.
Or as you say, mount them on their sides, but the sides are rounded and you'd have to come up with something to keep 'em steady and properly aimed if you did that. The center is identical to the fronts, and mounts on the side with a special stand that comes with the set - maybe you could order 2 more of those direct from Polk? They'd work for that purpose with the fronts as well...
Don't know how mounting on the sides would affect the sound quality.
The RM6800 uses different fronts, they appear identical to the RM6800 - RM6900 rears, which are 7" tall, and flat on the bottom so they can be set on any level surface. Those should fit in bookcase with no probs.
They use standard speaker cable, no probs there. And all speakers (except the sub) have binding posts instead of spring clips which I like. Not sure why the sub doesn't have binding posts, but that don't bother me since I'm running the sub off my receiver's front preamp outs.
Hope this is useful...