This product is a vintage Polk model and is not available for sale, but it may still be available in some stores as a closeout or used product. The following text is taken from the original sales brochure for this product and does not reflect current availability. If you happen to have any question or concerns about this product, or any other Polk Audio product, feel free to contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-377-7655 Monday - Friday, 9am - 5:30pm EST


Rectangular 3-way in-wall loudspeaker.

Available Finishes:

The Ultimate In-Wall

The LC265i presents spectacularly realistic imaging and deep, musical bass effects. Movies and music leap to life, so real that you can reach out and touch them. It’s all in the highs and lows, with the world-class ring radiator tweeter providing details you don’t expect from a built-in loudspeaker, and the PowerPort® bass venting system, unheard of in shallow-install built-in speakers, smoothing bass response, tuning out distortion and turbulence, for superior blending and a wide dynamic range, no matter what you listen to.

LC265i Features:

Paintable grilles let you build them in, and then forget all about them; LCi Series practically disappear into any room.

Enhanced, reengineered ring radiator tweeters extend top-end response for incredible details, with a 15° swivel housing for direct high frequency control and excellent imaging even in off-axis listening positions.

Our aerated polypropylene cone is the ideal balance of lightweight stiffness (for more efficient action with less distortion-causing flex) and superior damping properties, for spectacular midrange clarity and punchy bass.

Polk Audio’s proprietary, patented Dynamic Balance® technology allows our engineers to design out distortion-causing driver and system resonances, so you only hear the good sounds.

Lightweight, rigid driver baskets constructed of specially engineered composite materials keep moving parts in rigid alignment and damp performance-robbing resonances for better performance in shallow space installs.

Easily accessible custom audio controls allow you to tweak your sound for optimum performance in any installation: Use the reflective room (tweeter) compensation switch to digitally compensate for harsh reflective surfaces, and the wall distance setting toggle to compensate for proximity to corners or adjacent walls.

PowerPort bass venting is Polk Audio’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.

Rustproof stainless steel hardware and powder coated aluminum grilles make LCi Series speakers suitable for high moisture areas like bathrooms, transitional spaces or even under eaves or in the ceiling of an enclosed porch. (LCi Series are not suitable for exposed outdoor use. For outdoor speaker fun, use our Atrium® Series.)

LCi Series speakers are timbre-matched to Polk Audio LSi speakers to insure utterly seamless blending from speaker to speaker in systems that combine traditional and built-in speakers.

LCi Series speakers are packaged one-per-box, so you can use singles as front or rear center channels, or as additional-zone speakers anywhere.

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 Audio 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 Audio loudspeakers are built to perform for a lifetime.

Driver Complement

Diameter1" (2.54cm) 
TypeRing radiator in ball and socket 
Mid / Woofer
Diameter6 1/2" (16.51cm) 
TypeDynamic Balance driver with aerated polypropylene cone and rubber suspension 
Diameter6 1/2" (16.51cm) 
TypeDynamic Balance driver with mineral-filled polypropylene cone and rubber suspension 


Total Frequency Response28Hz-27kHz 
Upper -3dB Limit26 kHz
Lower -3dB Limit43 Hz
Nominal Impedance4 ohms
Efficiency91 dB
Recommended Amplifier Power10-200 watts per channel
InputsHeavy duty spring-loaded push terminals 


Cut-Out Width7 1/4" (18.41cm) 
Cut-Out Height19 3/16" (48.74cm) 
Height20 13/16" (52.86cm) 
Width8 1/2" (21.59cm) 
Mounting Depth (includes 1/2" drywall)3 7/16" (8.73cm) 
Pre-Construction Bracket 


Unit of Measureeach 
Total Shipping Weight13.00 pounds


Speaker WarrantyLifetime  

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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