In-wall speaker with 5 1/4-inch driver.
11" H x 7 9/16" W x 2 1/2" D
27.94cm H x 19.21cm W x 6.35cm D
Compact Audiophile In-Wall
Measuring only 11x7 9/16-inch with an amazing 2 1/2-inch total depth, this compact in-wall speaker fits practically anywhere. Got an unused nook or a blank space on the wall? Why not put a speaker there?
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.
With infinite baffle tuning, RCi speakers utilize the “virtual enclosure” of your in-wall and in-ceiling space to enhance their bass response and smooth low frequency blending with the midrange.
Lightweight and stiff blue polymer cones deliver excellent damping and bass response.
Durable, computer-modeled, injection-molded butyl rubber surrounds suppress unwanted cone resonances for a lifetime of reliable sound.
Aimable swivel tweeters for greater accuracy and more realistic imaging. (All models except RC6s.)
Polk’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.
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.
Rustproof stainless steel hardware, durable butyl rubber surrounds and powder coated aluminum (in-ceiling) & painted steel (in-wall) grilles make RCi Series speakers suitable for high moisture areas like bathrooms, transitional spaces or even under eaves or in the ceiling of an enclosed porch. (RCi series are not suitable for exposed outdoor use. For outdoor speaker fun, use our Atrium® Series.)
Paintable grilles let you build them in, and then forget all about them; RCi Series speakers practically disappear into any room.
RCi Series speakers are timbre-matched to other Polk speakers to insure utterly seamless blending from speaker to speaker in systems that combine traditional and built-in speakers.
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 tweeter with metalized soft dome in swivel mount|
|Mid / Woofer|
|Diameter||5 1/4" (13.34cm)|
|Type||Dynamic Balance driver with mineral-filled polymer cone and rubber surround|
|Total Frequency Response||67Hz - 20kHz|
|Upper -3dB Limit||20 kHz|
|Lower -3dB Limit||70 Hz|
|Nominal Impedance||8 ohms|
|Recommended Amplifier Power||20 - 100 watts per channel|
|Cut-Out Width||6 1/4" (15.88cm)|
|Cut-Out Height||9 5/8" (24.45cm)|
|Width||7 9/16" (19.21cm)|
|Mounting Depth (includes 1/2" drywall)||2" (5.08cm)|
|Pre-Construction Bracket||PB 55|
|Overall Depth||2 1/2" (6.35cm)|
|Product Weight (each)||4.00 pounds|
|Unit of Measure||pair|
|Total Shipping Weight||8.00 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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by Lee, February 20, 20044 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
High definition and dynamically responsive.
I found nothing weak about these speakers.
Across the board... an excellent speaker. I have years of customer install experience in in-wall systems and have to say this model takes the cake. I am very impressed with the dynamic range of the RC55i. Even after the third customer installtion of the RC55i, I find myself wanting to sit down and really listen again to these great sounding speakers. That's something I rarely do.
by Joe H., December 3, 20044 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
Ease of Installation, Appearance, and Sound Quality
Once you install them, they are tuff mothers to get out and line up straight...be careful!
OK...my house got flooded and before we put the drywall back on we strung speaker wire everywhere. I installed a pair of the RC55i speakers and was blown away. We get no sound distortion at all when we crank the sound. A great buy!
by Dave C., December 2, 20054 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
Installation was very easy. The sound quality is excellent.
My weakness is that I plan on buying another pair for a different room.
I made a lot of comparisons on in wall speakers and for the money and performance against other speakers in the stores the POLK speakers were the best deal. After installing them in my home I was sure my decision was the correct one. I couldn't be happier.
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