RC85I

High-Quality In-Wall Speaker with 8" Drivers (Pair)

$279.00
5 out of 5 Customer Rating
RC85i is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 27.
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Build a completely stealth home theater system and use the floor space you save to add more chairs for those friends you invite some friends over.

  • Engineered and designed in USA
  • Great sound for every room
  • 3 years warranty
  • Built to last

Color
White
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$279.00

RC85I

RC85I

$279.00
$279.00
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Hidden power

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.

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RC85I
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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from In wall outdoor covered use. Replaced some older in wall outdoor speakers. Definitely an upgrade and sound great. We’ll have to see how they handle Ohio winters.
Date published: 2023-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from RC85i - Get them! Excellent sound! I just added RC85i to home theater room. Wow! The RC85i give us the true surround sounds feeling of emersion into the shows and movies we're watching. I've already jumped out of my seat a couple of times with the excellent sounds I'm receiving. I"ve got it RC85i as surround back speakers in the walls paired with an AVR-X2700h. all of it fabulous!
Date published: 2022-01-07
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Questions

Can these be made specifically for right or left sounding sides of audio?

Asked by: McCary10
Hello, yes, by connecting one RC85i to the Left surround output of your receiver and the other to the Right output. The RC85i in-wall speakers are sold in pairs and will make for excellent surround/side speakers.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2024-02-15

When hooking these up I am only getting sound from the tweeter but nothing from the driver. I have tested my connection with other speakers and double checked all the connections on the speaker. I've tried 3 different new speakers. What am I missing?

Asked by: ZackAttack
Hello, There may be something happening with the speaker. We would advise that you contact our customer care team at 800-377-7655 for more troubleshooting options and to see if the speaker may need to be replaced.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2024-01-22

I currently have the RC85i's in my theater. Is there any chance of getting Black Screens to replace the white?

Asked by: bishopia
Hello, our Polk Audio In-Wall/In-Ceiling speakers come with paintable grills. I have attached the manual detailing how to paint them. See page 4 of the service manual. https://www.polkaudio.com/on/demandware.static/-/Library-Sites-polk_northamerica_shared/default/dw5c6c39bf/downloads/rc60i-rc80i-rc85i-owners-manual-en.pdf
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-10-23

Some websites are saying the RC85i is suitable for steam shower use, bower there are no details regarding this in the description. Please advise. 

Asked by: BruceC
Hello, these speakers are not meant to be in any humid or steamy environment. You can take a look at our Marine speakers that are suited for humid environments.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-09-18

Planning to buy the RC85I In-Wall speakers for the basement home theater setup. How do I know if these would suffice my need or if I need to add the in-ceiling speakers as well? Is there a guide for coverage area etc.?

Asked by: Smusic
Hello, the addition of In-Ceiling speakers will depend on the speaker setup you desire. In-Wall and In-Ceiling speakers will create a great Atmos speaker setup. I have attached a link providing several speaker configuration options. https://www.dolby.com/about/support/guide/speaker-setup-guides/
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-08-07

What is frequency responce?

Asked by: whirls
Hello, the Frequency Response of the Polk Audio RC85i is 50-20kHz.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-08-01

What the Minimum and recomended Cabinet Volume for RC85i?

Asked by: Marcio Usai
Hello, all of our In-Wall/In-Ceiling speakers are Infinite Baffle designs. No back box enclosures are recommended. If an enclosure is necessary, the sealed enclosure volume should be 1.2 cubic feet. This does include driver displacement. We recommend installing 1/2 to 3/4's of a pound of Dacron to dampen the enclosure.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-07-31

Application: Home theater with a pair of RC85i front in wall cavity. We are about to spray foam insulation in walls. Should I leave the wall bays (8'x14.5") with the speakers empty of the spray foam? RC80i Rear speakers are mounted in common ceiling.

Asked by: Anthony J
Hello, it is best to leave the stud bays open behind the speakers. The RC85i speakers are designed to be installed in free air or infinite baffle, so you don't want to reduce the back volume. A smaller enclosure volume will result in a leaner bass and midrange response.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-04-24
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