Vanishing In-Wall Speaker with 8" Driver

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Klippel Distortion Optimization for perfect motor structure, voice coil alignment and suspension, delivering the best performance at any volume level.

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  • 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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Hello, What is the difference between the V85 and the RC85i? Thank you, 

Asked by: Griz
Hello, the Polk Audio RC85I In-Wall speaker comes equipped with a swivel mount Hard-Dome tweeter and an 8" Polypropylene woofer—frequency response of 50-20K. The V85 In-Wall speaker comes equipped with a swivel mount Silk Dome tweeter and an 8" Composite Polymer woofer—frequency response of 45-25K. The RC85I speakers are sold in pairs, whereas the V85 is sold as each. The V85 is considered a step up from the RC85I and includes a wafer-thin sheer grill resulting in a virtually invisible installation.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-07-24

I want to mount speakers in an insulated wall. Will the insulation affect the speaker if it touching the speaker? Would there be any concern for over heating?

Asked by: Red Wolf
Hi Red Wolf, It is a good idea to make a back for any in-wall speaker if there are concerns about insulation being in contact with the rear of the loudspeaker. Spirited volume levels can cause the voice coil to get warmer than might be safe.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-01-31

What are the cutout dimensions? Do you have a link to the instructions?

Asked by: kvlazer22
-Dimensions – Cut-Out Height: 12-3/4″ (32.38 cm) -Dimensions – Cut-Out Width: 8-3/4″ (22.2 cm) -Dimensions – Depth: 3-5/8″ (9.20 cm) -Dimensions – Mounting Depth (includes 1/2″ drywall) 3-1/8″ (7.94 cm) -Dimensions Grille – Height: 14-3/8″ (36.51 cm) -Dimensions Surround – Depth: 8″ (20.3 cm) -Driver Complement Tweeter – Diameter: 1″ (25 mm) -Max Sensitivity: 90dB -Recommended Amplifier Power: 10/125w/Ch -Total Frequency Response: 30 Hz – 27 kHz 
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2023-01-20

Can this be installed in the ceiling? I am looking for a rectangular speaker for ceiling install

Asked by: MP1217
Hello, the Polk Audio V85 speaker can be mounted in the ceiling. The V85 provides an aimable swivel tweeter for greater accuracy and more realistic imaging.
Answered by: Polk Audio
Date published: 2022-10-24
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