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 world's first IP-addressible built-in loudspeaker.
Self-Amplified, Totally Remote, IP-Addressible High Performance In-Wall Speaker
Polk Audio LCi-IP ultra high performance built-in loudspeakers are the world’s first active internet protocol-ready loudspeakers. What does that mean? It means that for the first time ever you can control these babies from your computer media empire, and you can program every aspect of their performance, from crossover slope and frequency equalization to bass enhancement and room correction, for the absolute ultimate in customized high performance audio. Plus, because they are built-in and feature paintable grilles, your masterwork will literally disappear into your decor, leaving only its incredible performance to wow you.
Created for IP networked systems such as the ground-breaking NetStreams DigiLinx system, but the LC265i-IP can also be used with analog systems and upgraded later.
Proprietary audio integration software gives you control over the Digital Signal Processing (DSP) unit and allows you to easily tweak the system for maximum performance. Use the mini-USB port on the front baffle of the speaker to access the Performance Optimization Wizard (POW) interface via PC. Optimize each speaker for its location and room environment. Controls the electronic crossover, frequency equalization, bass enhancement and room correction.
Eliminate lossy, performance-robbing speaker wires and reap the high fidelity benefits of powerful local amplification. Efficient, cool-running digital amps deliver high power (200 Watts) for incredible dynamic range: 100 Watts to the woofer, 75 Watts for the midrange and 25 Watts for the tweeter.
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||20Hz-27kHZ|
|Upper -3dB Limit||26 kHz|
|Lower -3dB Limit||35 Hz|
|Inputs||Ethernet (w/ netword plug-in card) or RCA|
|Power Requirements (voltage)||48DVC|
|Continuous Average Output|
|Amplifier Type||Built-in Power|
|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)|
|Product Weight (each)||8.80 pounds|
|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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Home Theater Magazine
"The Polk Audio LC265i-IP speakers are a significant step forward for in-wall loudspeakers. The built-in digital power amplifiers sound good and eliminate long runs of analog speaker wire. The DSP function with the POW software allows for fine-tuning of the speakers' tonal characteristics, and IP controllability is way ahead of the curve. If you prefer a round, ceiling-mounted speaker, Polk's LC80i-IP has similar features. If you have a networked home, put it to good use with an IP-based audio distribution system and a pair of LC265i-IP speakers. Even if you're living in the analog domain, you'll still enjoy the sound of these speakers."
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Sound & Vision
"The LC265i-IP measures better than any other in-wall speaker I've had the opportunity to test...In short, the Polk LC265i-IP's frequency response sets a new standard for in-wall speakers, and its bass performance rivals that of some floor standing loudspeakers."
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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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Works with Vanishing Series 265-LS, 265-RT