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:

Better Bass, Enhanced Tweakability, Built-in Invisibility

This is the best, most reasonably priced high performance built-in speaker you can imagine. Whether you need big sound in a home theater system (you can use the TC265i in every speaker location, or as a stealth center channel or as stealth surrounds in a more traditional RTiA system), or in an invisible two-channel music system, or anywhere in your home. Life is better when music follows you wherever you go, and the TC265i gives you plenty of high performance flexibility. Built-in PowerPort bass venting in this model, in conjunction with Polk’s unique infinite baffle tuning, defeats performance-robbing turbulence to reveal surprisingly deep low end response and big bass impact, far beyond what you’d expect from a built-in loudspeaker.

TC265i 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.

Rustproof stainless steel hardware, durable butyl rubber surrounds and powder coated aluminum grilles make TCi Series speakers suitable for high moisture areas like bathrooms, transitional spaces or even under eaves or in the ceiling of an enclosed porch. (TCi 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; TCi Series practically disappear into any room.

Silk dome tweeters deliver clear and detailed highs, without fatigue, even at high volume.

TCi speakers are specially engineered to 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. In-wall performance enclosures are available separately for even more superior dynamics!

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.

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.

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

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

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) 
TypeSilk/polymer composite dome 
Mid / Woofer
Diameter6 1/2" (16.51cm) 
TypeDynamic Balance driver with mineral-filled polyproplyene cone and butyl rubber surround 
Diameter6 1/2" (16.51cm) 
TypeDynamic Balance driver with mineral-filled polyproplyene cone and butyl rubber surround 


Total Frequency Response30Hz-27kHz 
Upper -3dB Limit25 kHz
Lower -3dB Limit45 Hz
Nominal Impedance8 ohms
Efficiency91 dB
Recommended Amplifier Power10-200 watts per channel
Inputs5-way binding posts 


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 1/2" (8.89cm) 
Pre-Construction Bracket 


Unit of Measureeach 
Total Shipping Weight10.00 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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