My garage never sounded so good!
They look great and sound great. The front firing ports and the largish cabinets relative to midbass size really gives them a nice booming sound. The high end is also nice. Could be "better" but then again, what couldn't? Often the 'audiophile' version of better high end really just means more harsh. I like these as they are. Have them in my garage hooked up to a Technics SA-DX940 thrift store find. The whole thing sounds... alive. Makes long nights working on our boat much more enjoyable.
Verified purchase: No
Digital gimmicks come and go but vintage Polks still please the ear!
These RT3 speakers have a good sound in a small package. The high range is not quite as crisp as the titanium tweeters in the RT16s but the overall balance including the mid and bass more than compensates for such a little speaker. The presence is more realistic than the many slightly smaller gimmicky speaker packages that rely on digital effects to fool the ear. The RT3,5,7,16 family were the pinnacle of Polk lagacy and many feel they are still unsurpassed for analog fidelity. i.e., I had Polk RT 16s in storage and recently loaned them to a friend while his 3 week old Warfedale Diamond 155s were being repaired due to defective speakers. When the RT16s roared to life we realized just how great these older Polk speakers are. His new speakers were returned to him 3 weeks ago and are still in their boxes...he says there's little incentive to use them after hearing the Polks. I felt bad he'd spent that much for the new ones but had to agree.Read full review
A definite bargain
Accurate, fill a 30X30 studio with really goog sound. Bass is solid and deep for a pair of modest bookshelf speakers. May not be audiophile quality, but these are really good for the $50 I paid!