Rectangular in-wall with dual 6 1/2 inch drivers.
20 7/8" H x 8 7/8" W x 3 9/16" D
53.02cm H x 22.54cm W x 9.05cm D
3-Way Performance from a Practically Invisible Loudspeaker
For the big, full range dynamic audio, with no visible speaker boxes, you need the power and potential of an in-wall 3-way speaker that includes Polk’s patented PowerPort® bass venting system. Easy to install, you can build a complete high performance audio system that blends seamlessly into your décor. Tailor the performance to suit your room environment with superior audio controls to guarantee the most spectacular sound. Even while performing at this level, Vanishing® RT speakers are a great value in today’s hottest style of custom-installed loudspeaker.
Vanishing 265-RT Features:
Vanishing Series RT speakers are timbre-matched to Polk RTi speakers to insure utterly seamless blending from speaker to speaker in systems that combine traditional and built-in speakers.
Superior imaging and clear, lifelike detail is revealed by the responsive silk dome tweeter in Vanishing RT speakers; it’s set in a 15° swivel housing, for more direct high frequency control, excellent off-axis imaging and more placement flexibility.
Vanishing Series built-in speakers feature our exclusive wafer-thin Sheer-Grille™, a magnetically-secured grille that protrudes only 7mm from its surroundings. Sheer-Grilles have nearly transparent, ultra-small perfs, and are acoustically inert, for dynamic, unimpeded sound and more uniform coverage, even in larger rooms.
Painted to match your décor, Vanishing Series built-in speakers are virtually indistinguishable from their surroundings.
Reflective surfaces in rooms can make sound brighter and cause image distortion. Engaging the Vanishing reflective room compensation feature (by selecting the low setting) lowers the tweeter level to compensate for reflective surfaces. Vanishing reflective room compensation is a custom audio control that cuts the level only in the 4-5kHz range, exactly where reflectivity destroys sound quality. Outside this narrow 1kHz band, the tweeter retains its detailed and accurate high frequency response, for no loss of realistic musical details.
If positioning limitations demand that your loudspeakers be installed closer than 2 feet from side walls, the proximity of the surface can result in a response bump between 50 and 200Hz. This can create boomy sound. The Vanishing wall distance toggle switch is a custom audio control that adjusts the crossover to flatten response and tune out boominess, without sacrificing deep bass response, for more lifelike sound and more flexible placement.
PowerPort bass venting is Polk’s patented design for smoothly transitioning the air flow from the port into your listening area, eliminating turbulence and distortion, for bigger, more efficient, deep bass impact.
Easy one-cut, drop-in installation puts built-in audio within reach, with Perfect Fit templates, a precision flange, and (available) pre-construction brackets; achieve secure, vibration-free efficiency with a simple turn of the patented Rotating Cam system.
All Polk products are made using the best materials and the most advanced manufacturing techniques. They pass the industry’s most exhaustive quality tests, including drop testing, extreme signal response and UV & salt exposure testing. Polk loudspeakers are built to perform for a lifetime.
|Type||Dynamic Balance silk/polymer composite dome|
|Mid / Woofer|
|Diameter||6 1/2" (16.51cm)|
|Type||Dynamic Balance mineral composite polypropylene cone with rubber surround|
|Total Frequency Response||30Hz-27kHz|
|Upper -3dB Limit||25 kHz|
|Lower -3dB Limit||45 Hz|
|Nominal Impedance||8 ohms|
|Recommended Amplifier Power||10-200 watts per channel|
|Inputs||Gold-plated spring-loaded posts|
|Cut-Out Width||7 1/4" (18.41cm)|
|Cut-Out Height||19 3/16" (48.74cm)|
|Height||20 7/8" (53.02cm)|
|Width||8 7/8" (22.54cm)|
|Mounting Depth (includes 1/2" drywall)||3 1/16" (7.78cm)|
|Pre-Construction Bracket||PB LC265i|
|Overall Depth||3 9/16" (9.05cm)|
|Product Weight (each)||8.1 pounds|
|Unit of Measure||each|
|Total Shipping Weight||10.68 pounds|
Specifications, dimensions and features subject to change without notice. For more information call us at 1-800-377-7655 (USA and Canada). Outside of North America call +1 (410) 358-3600.
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