In-Wall

RC85i

In-wall speaker with 8-inch driver.

14 1/8" H x 10 1/16" W x 3 7/16" D
35.88cm H x 25.56cm W x 8.73cm D

Price

$44995 per pair

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A Monster Audiophile In-Wall

The RC85i features a big 8-inch driver, perfect for applications that demand higher volume levels and deeper bass response. Build a completely stealth home theater system (with the RC85i as your left/center/right stage, and a pair or more of RC65i as your surrounds), or complete a more traditional speaker system with additional multi-zone sound. Use the floor space you save to add more chairs, invite some friends over.

RC85i Features:

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.

Driver Complement

Tweeter
Quantity
Diameter1" (2.54cm) 
TypeDynamic Balance tweeter with metalized soft dome in swivel mount 
Mid / Woofer
Quantity
Diameter8" (20.32cm) 
TypeDynamic Balance driver with mineral-filled polymer cone and rubber surround 

Electrical

Total Frequency Response30Hz - 20kHz 
Upper -3dB Limit20 kHz
Lower -3dB Limit50 Hz
Nominal Impedance8 ohms
Efficiency90 dB
Recommended Amplifier Power20 - 100 watts per channel
InputsSpring-loaded clips 

Dimensions

Cut-Out Width8 5/8" (21.91cm) 
Cut-Out Height12 3/4" (32.38cm) 
Height14 1/8" (35.88cm) 
Width10 1/16" (25.56cm) 
Mounting Depth (includes 1/2" drywall)2 15/16" (7.46cm) 
Pre-Construction BracketPB 85 
Overall Depth3 7/16" (8.73cm) 

Shipping

Unit of Measurepair 
Total Shipping Weight12 pounds

Warranty

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.

RC85i Media

RC85i Accessories


PB 85

PB 85

$48.00 per pair

works with RC85i, SC85, MC85