RCi Series In-Wall Speakers deliver incredible Polk sound to every room in your home without using any floor or shelf space! Now you have new options for more flexibility and performance from Polk Audio. Out of the box and into the wall (or ceiling), that’s how easy it is to install new Polk Audio RCi Series In-ceiling Loudspeakers like the RC80i. Dynamic Balance drivers and aimable tweeters ensure spacious imaging with amazing clarity as well as a well-balanced sound in any listening position, not just a small “sweet spot. ” Paint them to match your decor and they practically disappear, leaving you with nothing but high-performance sound! Installation is easy as 1-2-3: cut one hole, feed the wires, and simply drop the speaker in. Rotating Cams secure the speaker safely with no extra assembly or mess. Klippel motor optimization uses laser measurement technology to ensure a smooth excursion path at either end of the volume spectrum for uniform performance at both low and high volumes.
The Polk Audio RC80i 2-way In-ceiling Speaker delivers incredible stereo sound to any room in your home from speakers you can barely see, without using any floor or shelf space. The RC80i is easy to install, requiring only that you cut a hole, feed the wires through, and simply drop the speaker in where it is held in place by rotating cams that safely secure the speaker with no extra assembly or mess. Once installed, the paintable grille and flange allows this in-ceiling speaker to virtually disappear in the room.
The Polk RC80i utilizes a eight-inch dynamic-balance, mineral filled polymer-composite cone with a rubber surround that outlasts cheaper foam surrounds, as well as a one-inch ring-radiator tweeter with a 15-degree swivel mount. The swivel-mounted tweeter is aimable for direct high frequency control that ensures spacious imaging with amazing clarity, and well-balanced sound in any listening position, even off-axis listening positions, rather than in just a small sweet spot.
Constructed of rust resistant hardware and durable, moisture resistant materials, the RC80i is safe for use in bathrooms, kitchens, saunas, or even under outdoor eaves, and a glass-filled composite baffle that provides a dense, acoustically inert platform for the speaker’s high end components. This unit features strong composite driver baskets that keep moving parts in rigid alignment, a wide-dispersion design for even sound-coverage throughout even large rooms, and a wall-distance toggle switch that flattens frequency response when installation requires placement near a corner or adjacent wall. The RC80i also features a tweeter-level switch that lets you tailor the highs for your room acoustics, and is timbre-matched to the Polk Audio Monitor Series for seamless, enveloping imaging when used in a home theater system.
What’s in the Box
RC80i speakers (pair), 2 grilles, 2 cardboard templates with paint masks, owner’s manual, and registration card.
From the Manufacturer
The RC80i features a beefy 8-inch woofer to produce the maximum amount of bass and a one inch dome tweeter for depth and detail, resulting in rich lifelike sound from an in-ceiling speaker—performance unheard of just a few years ago. An ideal solution for areas requiring big, room-filing sound without the big speaker cluttering up your room, The RC80i’s wide dispersion capability means you’ll hear great sound no matter where you are in the room.
- Paintable grilles allow you to make your speakers disappear completely into your painted walls (but you can always leave them white too).
- Out of the box into the ceiling installation. The RC80i uses rugged stainless steel hardware and powder-coated aluminum grille for years of dependable performance. (Please note that RCi Series loudspeakers are not suitable for exposed outdoor use. For outdoor applications, use our Atrium Series speakers).
- Swivel tweeter. The RC80i features a swiveling tweeter so you can aim it toward the listening area for greater accuracy.
take a look inside this product
- A completely self-contained wireless surround-channel sound system.
- Four 2-1/2″ Full-Range Drivers
- 5-1/4″ Woofer
- Compact 120 Watt Multichannel DSP Amplifier.
- Rock Solid Triple Enclosure Multi-Braced MDF Cabinet
Dynamic Balance® and Klippel Optimization Like all Polk speakers, the transducers in the RC80i speakers are products of Dynamic Balance technology and Klippel Optimization. A Dynamic Balance tweeter or driver has been designed using microscopic testing, materials science, and precision-designed interfaces to reduce or eliminate mechanical breakup that adds distortion and colors the sound. Klippel Optimization ensures the speaker will perform well at both low and high volumes levels.
Blue Polymer Woofers with Rubber Surround Provide excellent damping and bass response while resisting deterioration. Your RCi speakers should last longer than your house. Other speakers use flimsy paper cones and foam surrounds that fall apart due to time and exposure.
Timbre Matched The RC80i, like all RCi series speakers, is timbre matched to our freestanding speakers – such as Polk Monitor, TSi and OWM series, just in case you need in-ceiling surround speakers to match your freestanding fronts.
why you should consider this product
If you’re looking to fill a room or your home with life-like sound, you should seriously consider the RC80i for its high performance audio, ease of installation, and amazing value. Use RC80i’s all around your home where you care about good sound or as rear channel surround speakers in your home theater system.
|Tweeter||1″ Diameter (2.54cm)
Dynamic Balance tweeter with metalized
soft dome in ball-and-socket swivel mount
|Mid/Woofer||8″ Diameter (20.32cm)
Dynamic Balance driver with mineral-filled
polymer cone and rubber surround
|Total Frequency Response||35Hz – 20kHz|
|Upper -3dB Limit||20Hz|
|Lower -3dB Limit||50Hz|
|Nominal Impedance||8 ohms|
|Recommended Amplifier Power||20 – 100 Watts per channel|
|Overall Depth||3 5/8″ (9.21cm)|
|Overall Diameter||10 3/4″ (27.30cm)|
|Unit of Measure||Pair|
|Total Shipping Weight||10 pounds|
|Cut-Out Diameter||9 3/8″ (23.81cm)|
|Mounting Depth (assumes 1/2 in)||3 1/8″ (7.94cm)|
|Pre-Construction Bracket||PB LC80i|
*To ensure a valid warranty, Polk loudspeakers must be purchased through an Authorized Polk Audio home or car loudspeaker Dealer (such as Amazon.com). (If you’re not sure a dealer is “authorized,” call Polk Audio at 1-800-377-7655, and ask us.) The warranty is not transferrable, that means it applies only to the original purchaser. If you purchase your speakers from a private individual, that product is considered “used” and has NO factory warranty, no matter what the seller implies. The warranty is VOID if the serial number of the speaker has been removed or defaced. If you have any questions about your warranty coverage, or you think you need service, call Polk Customer Service at 1-800-377-7655. We’re here to help you get the most from your new speakers!
in the box
- 1 pair RC80i in-ceiling loudspeakers
- Owner’s manual
- Online registration card
use with these products
RCi In-wall/In-Ceiling loudspeakers
TSi Series of freestanding loudspeakers
Monitor Series of freestanding loudspeakers
GET SEAMLESS AUDIO QUALITY & POLK’S EXCELLENT SOUND REPRODUCTION with these timbre-matched overhead speakers that elevate the sound quality. ADD TO YOUR EXISTING HOME THEATER SETUP or build your own Polk collection for THE SAME GREAT POLK SOUND EVERYWHERE
EXPERIENCE MORE BALANCED & LIFELIKE SOUND – Features an 8″ dynamic-balance woofer & a 1″ tweeter for adding more depth & detail to your music. Mineral-filled polymer cone & strong composite driver baskets create wider dispersion for EVEN-SOUND COVERAGE
THE RUBBER SEAL DRIVES better response and PREVENTS MOISTURE ACCESS, a key feature for USE IN A BATHROOM, KITCHEN, SAUNA AND COVERED PORCH
OUT OF THE BOX & RECESSED INTO THE CEILING – no mess, no extra assembly – in 3 simple steps QUICKLY & EASILY INSTALL these speakers. Leave the paintable aluminum grilles as is or spray paint to MATCH YOUR EXISTING INTERIOR and virtually make them disappear
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