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.

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

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

For my pair of front RC85i, which central channel is more recommended, the R300 or ES35?

Asked by: ELSEMY
Hello, Either center channel will work great with the RC85i, the thing to note is that the reserve series is a higher end center channel which will provide more clarity and better sound but regardless, both options are well suited to match with the RC85i.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2024-05-30

I have some RC85i to put them as a front but I don't have enough space on the wall as the manual says (2 ft Minimum separated from the TV) can I install them as ceiling speakers?  I already have a couple of RC80i as rear ceiling speakers.

Asked by: ELSEMY
Hello, These RC85i speakers are not designed to be installed into the ceiling. The drivers would end up firing down and reflecting off the ground which would cause them to not sound great. If possible, we would still highly recommend that they are installed in the wall.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2024-05-30

I am wanting to install these speakers in a wall that the back side isn't inclosed with drywall. the framing is pushed tight against the basement exterior insulation but im sure there is a bunch of air caps. Will this be a problem wit

Asked by: mikeDDD
Hello, These speakers are designed using an infinite baffle design that does not require a back box or enclosed area to work best. In fact, they work best with more space behind them, the way you describe the wall shows that it will work well in that wall and provide you great sound.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2024-03-12

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: 2023-10-20

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
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