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Budget Home Theater Speaker Deal: Polk RM705 5.1 Speaker System for $149.99

By Chris Boylan

As part of our Black Friday/Cyber Monday bargain hunting, we've found great deals on an excellent budget home theater projector and screen from Epson, a Yamaha A/V receiver and a Harmony remote. But your home theater system isn't going to make much noise without speakers. Fortunately, Amazon has a great deal on these as well.

For Cyber Monday week, Amazon is offering the Polk RM705 compact home theater system for just $149.99 with free shipping. This deal is exclusively for Amazon Prime members, but if you're not already a member, you can sign up for a free trial.

UPDATE: Most recent price (12/12/17) was $174.99 which is still an excellent deal on this compact 5.1 speaker system.

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The list price of the RM705 system is $599.99, but the real street price is normally between $199 and $250. Anything below that is a steal. We've recommended the system to readers (and friends and family) many times over the years. For the price, it's really difficult to beat. It's punchy and dynamic and creates a real sense of space without taking up much room.


The RM705 is a complete 5.1-channel surround sound speaker set that features four compact RM7 satellite speakers, an RM7C center channel, and a 50-watt powered subwoofer. It's an excellent choice for movies, sports and even daily TV watching.

Each of the heavy-duty, non-resonant composite speaker enclosures has a sharp high-gloss finish and a "Reuleaux Triangular Polygon" shape, which minimizes reflections and looks pretty cool at the same time. On the inside, each speaker has a 2.5-inch bass/mid driver and one 0.5-inch tweeter. The separate powered subwoofer has a compact vented enclosure, with an 8-inch long-throw driver and a built-in 50-Watt power amp.

It's also important to note that this package includes mounting brackets and other necessities, in case you want to mount the satellites on the wall. There's also a shelf cradle for the center-channel speaker.

If you want to expand the system for Dolby Atmos or DTS:X immersive surround, we'd recommend adding a pair of these for the ceiling. For under $100, you can bring your home theater system to the next level (literally). And since they're also made by Polk, the tonality is a good match for the RM705 system:

When you order the RM705 system, make sure that you buy directly from Amazon -- not one of the retailer's third-party merchants. Amazon is offering the discounted price as well as the free shipping, but only for a limited time, and only for Prime customers. The offer is limited to stock on hand and may expire at any time.

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