RC80I

High-Quality In-Ceiling Speakers with 8" Drivers (Pair)

$249.00
3.8 out of 5 Customer Rating
RC80i is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 14.
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Enjoy seamless audio quality and excellent sound reproduction with overhead speakers that elevate sound quality.

  • 8" Dynamic Balance® composite cone woofer
  • 1" Swivel-Mount soft dome tweeter
  • Paintable white matte grille
  • Perfect for Dolby Atmos & DTS:X
  • Pairs well with Signature Elite, Signature, Monitor XT & T Series

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RC80I

RC80I

$249.00
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Key Technologies

  • Proudly engineered and designed in Baltimore, Maryland, Polk products are crafted to meet high standards of quality, performance, and reliability, ensuring a premium audio experience that is the pinnacle of American Hi-Fi.
  • Polk’s exclusive lightweight Dynamic Balance® Polypropylene Cones deliver spectacular midrange clarity, punchy bass and high efficiency.

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RC80I
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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome speakers Awesome just 1 speaker tweeter is loose and has a little muffled sound
Date published: 2023-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sounds from above! Great sound! Already had 4 in one room and added 2 more in another room. Fantastic speakers, nice low profile design for inside the ceiling.
Date published: 2022-07-26
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Questions

To what angle can the RC80i tweeter be aimed? I have a theater for 4x RT-55s in the L,R,SR, & SL with my fronts x-over at 60Hz to 2x subs. I want to put four of the RC80i in for ATMOS and have low ceilings. Is there an in-ceiling with a larger angle?

Asked by: LowCeilingATMOS
Hello, The tweeter can be pivoted to about a 45 degree angle to help provide a wider range to aim to the listening position. You can also take a look at this link for Dolby's recommendations on where to install speakers and positioning in general for ATMOS. https://www.dolby.com/about/support/guide/speaker-setup-guides/
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2024-05-24

How do I connect to the sound? Bought a home with in cieling rc80i speakers installed but unable to figure out how to connect to the device. Is it wifi or Bluetooth or something else? Please help

Asked by: Mb423
Hello, These are considered passive speakers and require speaker wire to be connected to an Amp or AVR. If the home came with the receiver then you can use that to power the speakers. If there is no AVR or amp, then you will need one and we recommend Denon or Marantz products to power these speakers. You may need to look for a wall plate that has binding posts where the speaker wire can be run to from the AVR.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2024-03-18

Hi can you confirm if it is possible to buy replacement speaker grilles for the RC80i. If so can you provide a link. ? Many Thanks

Asked by: Bigbaldpaul
Hello, For any Parts assistance, you will have to contact our customer support team and inquire there. I see you are located in London so the link for our customer care team there is as below. https://www.polkaudio.com/en-gb/contact-us.html +44 (0) 1903 953583
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2024-02-26

Garage project 5.1 system (~ 450 Sq Ft) - what would be a better choice for 5 in-ceiling speakers - Polk Audio RC80I or Polk Audio VT60 ? Also suggest a budget sub-woofer to pair with.

Asked by: SB16
Hello, Both are wonderful speakers that are well suited to for a project like this. Personally I would likely choose the VT60 for it's slightly better frequency response if you were only going with inwall speakers but with a paired sub, both speakers would shine in that space. The RC80i also have pivotable tweeters to better aim them towards the listening position. With the RC80i you can pair a PSW 10 which will be a solid pick to fill out that space. You could potentially use two subs for that space as well. More information about the sub can be found here https://www.polkaudio.com/en-us/product/home-speakers/subwoofers/psw-10/112479-new.html
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2024-02-21

I plan on installing these in my basement where I have a drop ceiling. Would you recommend an enclosure to help ensure better sound? If so which enclosures might you recommend that would fit the speaker?

Asked by: adamfish
Hello, An enclosure is not needed with our speakers as they are designed with an infinite baffle design that negates the need for an enclosure. 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.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2024-01-10

I’m adding two of these for overhead effect’s and was wondering how far in front of the soft they should go, also do they need a minimum distance apart.

Asked by: Bigzee3
Hello, Since it sounds like you are thinking of positioning these for Atmos, we would recommend taking a look at Dolby's site on speaker placement. You can select the setup you have and it will give you guidelines on how to position speakers for the optimal sound placement. Other things to take into factor would be room acoustics as that can change how sound is perceived. You will want to factor in hard surfaces as that can create a lot of reflections and throw off how the overhead effects can sound. Here is the link to Dolby's guides on Atmos https://www.dolby.com/about/support/guide/speaker-setup-guides/
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2024-01-04

Can I purchase 5 of these to make my 5.1 Home Theater? Would they as proper 5 channel speaker set?

Asked by: Kannu
Hello, These speakers would make a great 5.1 channel theater. You would just have to be mindful of the speaker placement to achieve the best sound in your room. We would recommend taking a look at Dolby's recommendations as well as speaking with an installer to get a better idea of how to set this up. https://www.dolby.com/about/support/guide/speaker-setup-guides/
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-12-11

Can these work in a soffit outside but not in rain? Can they work alone with just the two speakers?

Asked by: Wonkadog
Hello, We would not recommend that these be used anywhere outside. Due to weather and temperature changes, this can damage the speakers as well as changes in relative humidity. If you are looking for speakers outside, we can recommend either our outdoor series speakers such as the Atrium or Patio series, you can also take a look at our Marine speakers as they are fully suited to be exposed to the elements such as rain.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-12-08
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