Polk Audio RT8 Floorstanding Speakers

4.25/5 (8 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by adam grandstaff a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I bought these at a garage sale for $20. The woman was splitting from her husband and was selling his stuff. My last polks were monitor 10's and I loved those. These are very appealing with loud boisturous music like wagner and mussgorsky.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   garage sale



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 22, 2001

Bottom Line:   
When I began my search for some low costing great sounding speakers, i thought i would never be satisfied. However, when i came across these i couldn't pass them up. Now 2 years later i still using them. The build quality of these is unusall for the cost. I would have expected these (for the price) to be a light and unstable pressbox. But these were a plesent surprise. Now i'm moving and leaving these behind. I find my self in search for an upgrade, and my experiences with this brand has insured that polk will always on top of a short list for build quality and sound for the money. I hope that this has been of some help to some one!
-Good luck and happy listening
6 star value on a 5 star scale

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $375.00

Purchased At:   Ovation



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Steve Benson a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 12, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I nearly bought the Rt10's but preferred the rt8s'tighter
sound.Bass can be wonderful and tight.Top end is great,but
the mid range is lacking on older recordings.I use an old
pair of mission 700's to overcome this problem,which add
warmth to the mid due to their slightly boxy sound(both
pairs running together)I am using a Nad 314 and Marantz
CD-63se which should give a less edgy sound than they
do with the Polks.I have never experienced any boominess.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   NZ



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Thomas Newsome a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 21, 2000

Bottom Line:   
obvously, these speakers have their limits considering their price, but i have not heard many speakers that can produce this quality of sound for anywhere near this price. i have a pioneer elite powering these with audioquest cables and i am very satisfied. the 6.5 produces great bass extention at low levels. you might find yourself looking for a sub hidden somewhere, now they wont rattle off pictures, but you will hear very low bass from them. the highs sound great at low, mid and mid-high levels, but at high levels the 300$ price tag shows with some harshness. but for a den, bedroom, or even a small hometheater, these speakers are deffinately worth looking at.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   crutchfield



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Carver Buff Shmo a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2000

Bottom Line:   
These sound pretty good, but the bass I found to be artificial if anything...after a year of owning them, I've clogged ports on both speakers..now the sound more book shelf like, but bass is very tight now, and I think they've improved dramatically.
I'll add a sub..hopefully a REL soon...to accompany these for a full spectrum sound..I am really happy with these regardless, as they sound great and didn't cost me all that much.
Accompanied w/ Rotel rx950 reciever and Rotel rc950 cd (find cd player finicky)
Wish they sold Carver stuff over here in OZ

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998




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