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
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.
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.
|Type||Ring radiator in ball and socket|
|Mid / Woofer|
|Diameter||6 1/2" (16.51cm)|
|Type||Dynamic Balance driver with aerated polypropylene cone and rubber suspension|
|Diameter||6 1/2" (16.51cm)|
|Type||Dynamic Balance driver with mineral-filled polypropylene cone and rubber suspension|
|Total Frequency Response||28Hz-27kHz|
|Upper -3dB Limit||26 kHz|
|Lower -3dB Limit||43 Hz|
|Nominal Impedance||4 ohms|
|Recommended Amplifier Power||10-200 watts per channel|
|Inputs||Heavy duty spring-loaded push terminals|
|Cut-Out Width||7 1/4" (18.41cm)|
|Cut-Out Height||19 3/16" (48.74cm)|
|Height||20 13/16" (52.86cm)|
|Width||8 1/2" (21.59cm)|
|Mounting Depth (includes 1/2" drywall)||3 7/16" (8.73cm)|
|Unit of Measure||each|
|Total Shipping Weight||13.00 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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December 1, 2004
"I think it was somewhere around the time the oboe joined the piano's noble, resigned melodic line that I fell head over heels in love with the LC265i. It wasn't the perfection of the notes so much as the purity of the emotion. Lots of speakers can deliver the notes; the Polk delivered the music's soul. "
"The Polk LC265i is cool. A pair of 'em work like a dream flanking a video screen, and what they do with music is the stuff of magic."
[ Open Review ]
Home Theater Mag, January 2005
"The oustanding imaging and stage definition continued with two-channel, high-resolution material, and the stage naturally opened up with multichannel music demos."
[ Open Review ]
This product is considered a "Recent" or "Vintage" Polk Audio model. It is not a part of our current product lineup. It may still be available in some stores as a "close out" or "used" product. Information provided here about this product may not reflect current realities and does not imply availability. If you happen to have a question or concern about this product, contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-377-7655 M-F 9am - 5:30pm EST. Chances are we remember it.
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$59.95 per pair
Works with Vanishing Series 265-LS, 265-RT