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Polk Audio RC6s

In-ceiling stereo input speaker

Item # 107RC6S

Looking to add music in tight spaces as part of your custom-installed home audio system? The RC6s in-ceiling...

Looking to add music in tight spaces as part of your custom-installed home audio system? The RC6s in-ceiling...

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About the Polk Audio RC6s

Get stereo sound from a single speaker

Looking to add music in tight spaces as part of your custom-installed home audio system? The RC6s in-ceiling speaker from Polk Audio delivers both channels of a stereo signal from a single overhead location. It's perfect for a bathroom, kitchen, hallway, or anywhere else that you want great stereo sound from just one hideaway speaker.

Get stereo sound from a single speaker

Looking to add music in tight spaces as part of your custom-installed home audio system? The RC6s in-ceiling speaker from Polk Audio delivers both channels of a stereo signal from a single overhead location. It's perfect for a bathroom, kitchen, hallway, or anywhere else that you want great stereo sound from just one hideaway speaker.

Polk Audio RC6s stereo-input speaker

Polk's dual-tweeter design reproduces both the left and right channels of your stereo music sources with a single speaker.

It's also great for big rooms

Want to jam to music in a big living room or bedroom? Place an RC6s in each corner and get stereo sound no matter where you are.

Its clever design gives you the full song without worrying about being too close to one speaker, and too far from another. That way you aren't hearing the guitar and vocals from the left speaker, and bass and drums from the right. 

Get all of the musical detail

Polk knows how important it is to preserve the high-frequency detail in your favorite recordings. So they've equipped the RC6s with two soft dome tweeters for crisp, clear sound.

They're paired with a robust 6-1/2" dual-voice coil woofer that takes care of mids and lows. On the back of the speaker you'll find separate connections for the left and right channels of your amplifier. 

DIY installation

Polk's rotating-cam design makes your in-ceiling installation go smoother. Once you have the RC6s in place, simply use a screwdriver to tighten each cam for a secure grip against the back of the ceiling.

If this is a do-it-yourself installation, check out our guide to installing in-ceiling speakers, along with our selection of in-wall speaker wire. An optional pre-construction bracket is recommended for new construction. Free lifetime technical support is provided with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Product highlights:

  • stereo-input design plays both channels of a stereo signal through a single speaker
  • moisture-resistant for use in a bathroom, kitchen, and covered porch
  • 6-1/2" Dynamic Balance composite cone woofer
  • dual 3/4" soft dome tweeters
  • recommended amplifier power: 20-100 watts
  • frequency response: 40-20,000 Hz
  • impedance: 8 ohms
  • sensitivity: 89 dB
  • cutout diameter: 7-5/8"
  • mounting depth: 2-5/8"
  • includes white paintable grille
  • warranty: lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # AW6000-B

What's in the box:

  • 1 In-ceiling stereo input speaker
  • 1 White grille
  • 1 Cardboard template
  • 1 Plastic paint mask
  • Owner's Manual
  • Online registration card

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Crutchfield customer from New York, NY on 8/19/2019

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Awesome for the Bathroom!!!

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Just buy it!

Crutchfield customer from Miami, FL on 5/26/2019

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I installed this in my master bathroom and the sound fills the room to say the least. Great bass response. This speaker exceeded my expectations. I now want to install one all around my house.

Pros: great sound, great bass, great price

Cons: none

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Great for rooms where you want a single ceiling speaker

Crutchfield customer from Mason, OH on 4/13/2019

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I located one of these speakers in our aster bathroom and another in the laundry room. I drive both speaker with a Sonos amp that has only 45 watts per channel at 8 ohms. The speakers sound very good and are loud enough for the rooms where we located them. Very happy with their ability to create a sense of stereo in rooms where it is impossible to place other speakers.

Pros: Reasonable price Easy install Good to great sound

Cons: None seen

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Craig from Hendersonville, TN on 3/13/2019

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Great Speakers. I purchased 2 of them and installed 1 above each sitting area of a 220 sq/ft covered front porch powered by a Sonos Connect:amp. They sound great without junking up the ceiling.

Pros: Very Easy install Great Sound Price

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Crutchfield customer from Bozeman, MT on 2/6/2019

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I have not installed it yet but I've read nothing but great reviews about it. I expect them to meet or exceed my expectations.

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Crutchfield customer from Lomita, CA on 1/20/2019

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Speaker works perfect In a small room. Service was excellent. The leaker was delivered earlier that estimated.

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Crutchfield customer from West Seneca, NY on 9/19/2018

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Excellent speaker, best in its class. I'm using it for a mid surround. Excellent choice.

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Crutchfield customer from Crown Point, IN on 9/13/2018

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I gave it 5 stars because it looks so nice. I'm still a little confused on how does it mount. But I won't know for a while. I am having a new house being built but we have not gotten that far to install the speaker. I won't know for a while if I really like the sound.

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Steve from Lockport, NY on 4/24/2018

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Great sound, good price

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Crutchfield customer from Naples, FL on 3/1/2018

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Amazing speakers for the money. Used as left and right rear speakers for my surround sound system in my main TV room. Super high quality and very easy to install. Thinking of putting these in the ceiling in each room in my house.

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Crutchfield customer from , NJ on 10/29/2017

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Great sound from just a single speaker using a Sonos amp!!

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Brayden from Jasper, IN on 9/12/2017

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These are really good speakers for the price.

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Great sound, easy to Install!

Crutchfield customer from Chicago, IL on 5/27/2017

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Speakers are great - easy to install too - my 10 year old son was able to help!

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Perfect for my shower and master bath

Michael from Issaquah, WA on 3/14/2017

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I purchased these for my walk in shower, master bath and also the kitchen so I needed something that could handle high moisture environments. The shower is large (4'x8') but not big enough for two speakers. I placed the speaker directly above the shower head and the sound is great. I aimed each of the tweeters off to the left and right. VERY impressive sound for a small tiled in space. This coupled with a wall mounted NILS water resistant volume control + the Sonos system was the ticket.

Pros: Moisture Resistant Good tremble separation Easy install in ceiling

Cons: None

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Nice sound

Skin and Zen from Harrisonburg, VA on 2/5/2017

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Outstanding speakers. Previously used these in our day spa and they sound fantastic. Reordering for our new location

Pros: Nice sound quality, easy installation

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Crutchfield customer from Nashville, TN on 2/2/2017

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Compact. Distinct. Excellent for small rooms and a value for sound quality

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christopher m from kailua-kona hi on 12/27/2016

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sound good

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Great speakers!!!

Steve from Grants Pass, OR on 9/17/2016

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Very good and they sound great

Pros: Easy install Sound great

Cons: None

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Perfect for covered porches

Pete from Dalton, MA on 9/1/2016

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Excellent sounding speakers, very easy installation. Having both left and right channels in 1 speaker is a perfect solution for a long but narrow covered porch.

Pros: Sound, ease of installation

Cons: Grill is a little tricky, but it's a minor quibble.

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Great ceiling speaker

John C from Manchester, NH on 5/17/2016

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Perfect for a master bathroom. Love it!

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Polk Speaker and outstanding customer service

John G from Orlando, FL on 4/21/2016

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The speaker has good imaging and depth. Perfect for my master bath, zone 2 use. Kudos to the support from Crutchfield tech as they walked me through setting uptake zone 2 on my Pioneer Receiver and other issues for about 1.5 hours on the phone. Invaluable customer service!

Pros: Seamless look, good imaging perfect as a zone 2, 1 speaker source.

Cons: Wish for a little more lower frequency response but great for this product!

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Great dual channel speaker

GodzillaPowerHour from Wharton, NJ on 4/17/2016

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This is a great little dual channel speaker. My wife and I installed this above her elliptical so that she could hear the TV better. Was really surprised at how good the sound quality was. I use it for music a lot as well, and sounds really terrific. We liked this speaker so much that we just opted for it vs. stereo set in our kitchen as a zone 2.

Pros: balanced sound, good base.

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Great product

Josh F from Livonia, MI on 4/4/2016

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Great product used in combo with other in-wall speakers. Great for a set up where two speakers aren't possible.

Pros: Price point is great. Just started using them so now other issues to date

Cons: None so far

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Satisfied with the product, ceiling installation

Todd from spokane, WA on 2/8/2016

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Easy to install and sounds great!

Pros: installation, quality, fast shipping and great customer service.

Cons: Non observed so far

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Great product, great audio quality

anias1902 from kingston, NY on 1/29/2016

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Installed these my self with a buddy. They were easy to install, they sound good, and do a great job filing my kitchen with sound.

Pros: Good sound, great having L and R in same speaker for my set up.

Cons: They are only 6 inches so i couldn't put my head through the hole to help run the wires.

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SK from New Rochelle, NY on 1/23/2016

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Slick, discreet footprint with the audio punch I was looking for.

Pros: Small, flush with ceiling, easy installation

Cons: No magnetic cover option.

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Not a bad product for the price

Engle from Woodland Park, CO on 1/22/2016

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This speaker has thin or tinny mid tones. I gave it 3 stars because it's not bad for the price, it just didn't fit my needs. I returned them and am now shopping for something a little more high end. I love Crutchfield's site and their return policy is top notch.

Pros: Good price for what you get.

Cons: Thin mid tones. Tinny

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Great speaker

GregM from North Carolina on 1/11/2016

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Purchased for the bathrooms, great product, easy installation

Pros: Easy install

Cons: bass not as strong as big speakers, but worth it for ease and blending in

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Ryan from Spokane on 11/5/2015

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Great Product, Great Price

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DR D from California on 9/30/2015

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What can I say but, best price, perfect service, quick shipping and correct. These speakers sound great and are perfect for back ground music where stereo is not required. But when you crank them up they really sound great.

Pros: Stereo in one speaker.

Cons: None

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Good sound solution for outside

Doc Mark from New Braunfels, Texas on 7/12/2015

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I have used this speaker in my home for more than seven years. Recently I had to replace one thanks to painter induced damage! Polk still manufactures a fine speaker in the RC6S. I have 5 outdoors in covered locations and three inside in damp locations. All continue to provide excellent sound despite the heat and dampness for south Texas. Placed all the speakers in custom volume sound boxes for protection and better performance. Technical data provides optimal volume of such enclosures. Excellent value for the money.

Pros: Easy install, excellent long term performance, great for outdoors (covered) and damp locations (bathrooms).

Cons: None apparent.

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Crutchfield customer from Texas on 6/9/2015

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Great product. Easy to install

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Henry from Florida on 6/4/2015

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The Polk Audio RC6s speakers sound spectacular. I was pleasantly surprised how well you can hear all the lows, mids and highs all working in concert with each other!

Pros: Great sounding speaker!

Cons: Can't think of any.

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bhb from White House, TN on 5/17/2015

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I installed 4 of these speakers in my living room for a home theather experience. Unknowingly these are not the speakers I should have ordered as they each have the connections for right & left channels. I overlooked or the information wasn't clear at the time I placed the order. They work well and I have the sound I was going for.

Pros: Easy installation

Cons: The installation instructions don't cover my type of application, but they are not expected to be used connecting only one channel to each speaker so they function as I used them. Tech support helped with this and I could have returned for different speakers.

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Quality speakers at the best price possible

S. Salomon from Thornhill, CA on 5/16/2015

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I've always been a big fan of Polk speakers, ever since I purchased my first pair of Polk towers. I found this Polk single ceiling speaker, stereo sound in single speaker, designed for humid locations. I am going to Install it in a bathroom ceiling connected to a Bluetooth amplifier, to allow playing music directly from a cell phone or any Bluetooth device.

Pros: Polk superb quality and sound

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Birmingham, Al on 1/27/2015

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Easy installation. Great sound for the price.

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Great product for the price

suzy from Pennsylvania on 12/14/2014

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This product has great sound quality and is a wonderful addition to our newly installed Home theater system. We love the quality, easy install, and price for the product.

Pros: Price, sound quality, easy install

Cons: N/A

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Nice General purpose speaker

Ryan from Salina Ks on 10/18/2014

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These are great little speakers for general listening purposes

Pros: Easy to mount

Cons: Old fashion wire grills I wish they were the magnetic style. its hard to paint them and install the grill without scratching the paint

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Mark from Mesa, Az on 7/19/2014

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Great economical speakers

Pros: Easy to install with good sound

Cons: None so far

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Great sound

Scott from Torrance Ca on 7/4/2014

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I was it sure to expect when I bought these speakers. I installed one in our kitchen and one in the livingroom and was blown away by the sound. The stereo sound filled the room and different sounds were present from different sides of the room.

Pros: Easy to install Great sound Great value

Cons: None to speak of as of yet :)

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Easy to install. Sounds great.

Crutchfield customer from Boston, ma on 2/28/2014

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Very easy installation. The quick clips for the ceiling install were easy to use and manipulate. This is installed in a galley kitchen, about 6feet x 14feet with a 8 foot ceiling. I thought about using 2, but went with one and the sound fills the room. Shipping was timely. Thanks again crutchfield!

Pros: Easy install

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John from Enfield, CT on 12/23/2013

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Nothing less than expected, an awesome quality and sounding speaker for the price!! What a concept for a small area like a bathroom, a single stereo speaker!!

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pc from Baton Rouge, La. on 6/3/2013

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not hooked up yet, but appear to be a very good product for the money

Pros: nice looking easy to install

Cons: none

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Ron K from Pearland, TX on 12/15/2012

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This speaker performs very well in a small to mid size room. I placed some insulation with the paper side to the speaker behind it and I got a good sound. Don't think you could get much better sonund from any other speaker!

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Bailey from North aurora, il on 11/9/2012

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Great speakers, very impressed by the quality! Easy to install.

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Quaity at an attractice price

Happy Customer from Marietta, GA on 10/6/2012

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I was looking for a modestly priced product with reasonable performance. When I unpacked the box, I found more than I anticipated as the quality of the speakers exceeded my expectations. Works well as speakers 6 and 7 on my home theater.

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Grate spearkers

Ralph from Orlando Fl. on 9/25/2012

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Great speakers instllation was easy and they sound great.

Pros: Price

Cons: Nothing yet.

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DLLUSCH from Kearney, NE on 8/21/2012

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The order arrived promptly and the speakers are now in a working beautifully.

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lc from Atlanta, GA on 6/18/2012

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I ordered these speakers for my rear surrounds and they surpassed expectations.

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Stereo speakers fit the bill!

Karl from St. Petersburg, Florida on 5/16/2012

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Speakers were just what we needed in our animal clinic. They are very easily to install in acoustic ceiling tiles, attractive, and sound great. I bought six of these stereo speakers and a six-zone selector / volume control unit (Niles). Now we have total control over the music in all areas of the building. As usual, Crutchfield was awesome to deal with. They always exceed my expectations.

Pros: Easy to install, attractive, sound great.

Cons: None

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FR from Warrington, PA on 4/23/2012

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Installed 2 of these in our kitchen/dining room re-model (13'x27'). Very good sound for in-ceiling speakers this size and price range. I will go back and install some more insulation in the surrounding cavaties to hopefully improve lower end and keep sound from traveling into upper rooms. Have only had them a short time (1 month) so rated at 4 rather then 5 for now. May be getting 2 more for master bedroom in the futrure.

Pros: Very good value. Good sound from small speaker. Lifetime warranty.

Cons: None yet.

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Great imaging, easy install

AaronB from Norwich, CT on 2/2/2012

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I installed two RC6s recessed speakers in my living room and kitchen areas. The install was incredibly easy; use the included template to draw the opening and cut through with a drywall saw. Using the super simple torque tabs on the speaker all you have to do is push it up through the hole and use an electric driver or drill on the four screws. The built-in electronics flawlessly merge the left and right channels, which was critical for my application, and the sound quality and bass response are superb. I can recommend these speakers for any stereo recessed application.

Pros: Easy to install, superb sound quality, attractive removable and paintable grille.

Cons: I actually can't think of any.

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Jack R, from Northern NY on 9/17/2011

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Install was simple if you take you time. Speakers sound and look great !!

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Shawn from Morgantown, WV on 4/27/2011

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I bought this speaker to put in my bathroom. The speaker is just what I was looking for...good sound and easily installation.

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Paul from San Francisco Bay Area on 3/30/2011

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I installed this speaker in my small-ish bathroom and the sound quality is excellent, but I had hoped that the dual tweeters would provide a bit more spaciousness than they do. It sounds like a single speaker and it doesn't fill the space like I had hoped. In hindsight, I think I would buy a more traditional dual speaker set-up. I have a conventional set of Polk speakers in the ceiling of my kitchen and they sound great. As for the installation itself - about as simple as you can get. Running the speaker wires through the attic was the hardest part.

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Great Listening

Sue from PA on 3/10/2011

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We didn't have much room for 2 speakers, this worked great. Sounds great too.

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FrankB from Marlboro NJ on 11/11/2010

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Great sounding speakers and installation was a breeze. I used one run of 16/4 in wall rated speaker wire (for each speaker) and I was ready to go. I have these in three rooms and I think I am going to use them for the rest of the house except for our media room. I think I will go for some other Polk products I have been researching.

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Perfect match for surrond sound setup

Matt from Northern CA on 10/21/2010

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I used a set of these in a In-Ceiling surround sound setup. They installed easily and they are nice a clear. Don't let the two sets of connection throw you off , for a simple surround sound setup just use one set of black and red connectors.

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Mark from SLC on 9/23/2008

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We put 4 of these in our basement finish. They are very easy to install and the sound is great for a single woofer design. I would have put these in the upstairs rooms if I had known about them. They are great for the money spent. Polk does a great job in the in wall market. Thanks also to Crutchfield for the great CS!!!

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Excellent Small Space Speaker

Spencer from Fort Worth, TX on 9/10/2008

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I bought 3 of these speakers; 1 for the master bath, 1 for the wife's closet, and a spare just in case. These are excellent speakers for the smaller areas of the house where a pair or left/right speakers just don't make sense. The sound quality is great and the power handling is sufficent for the area we are using them in. We enjoy listening to music and news/sports. They make a great speaker for filler if you just want some sound playing while you are getting ready for work or relaxing in the bath before bed. I can't say enough about how much we have loved and used these speakers. I am seriously thinking about adding more of them throughout the house.

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Features & specs

Features
Quantity in Package Single
Tweeter Soft dome
Aimable Tweeter No
Woofer Composition Composite
Woofer Surround Rubber
Moisture-resistant Yes
Connector Type Push posts
Bi-Amp Inputs Stereo input
Built-in Back-box No
Specs
Tweeter Size 0.75
Midrange Size ---
Woofer Size 6.5
Cutout Size 7.5625
Power Range (Watts) 20-100
Sensitivity 89 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 55-20kHz
Parts Warranty Lifetime
Labor Warranty Lifetime

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Features

Dynamic Balance: Dynamic Balance is a proprietary Polk Audio technology using laser imaging to determine what combination of speaker materials create the least amount of resonance. Eliminating resonance in speakers results in a wide, smooth response and low distortion.

Woofers: The RC6s features a Dynamic Balance, mineral-filled polypropylene woofer for clean midrange and deep, accurate bass. For a smoother response and improved durability, the woofer uses a rubber surround.

Tweeters: The speaker uses two 3/4" Dynamic Balance, metalized soft dome tweeters for smooth, accurate highs.

Stereo Sound: The dual tweeters in a stereo faceplate deliver left and right channel highs, while a dual voice coil driver automatically sums left and right channel mids and bass, giving you lifelike stereo imaging.

Infinite Baffle Tuning: Infinite Baffle Tuning uses the virtual enclosure of in-wall space for superior bass response.

Moisture-resistant: Durable, moisture-resistant materials allow you to install the speaker in bathrooms, kitchens, even under the eaves of an enclosed porch. (The speaker is not recommended for exposed outdoor use.)

Installation: The round shape and flush-design allow the RC6s to mimic the look of a recessed lighting fixture. The speaker requires a cutout of 7.563" and a mounting depth of 2.625". The speaker frame has a diameter of 8.907". Once the hole is cut, the speaker can be dropped in and the Rotating Cams can be tightened, allowing you to secure the speaker to the drywall without any extra assembly (the Rotating Cams protrude out 0.625" from the cutout opening).

Paintable: The grille and flange can be painted, allowing this speaker to match any decor.

Frequency Response:

  • Overall: 40 Hz-20 kHz
  • -3 dB Limit: 55 Hz-20 kHz

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Only low-profile stereo ceiling speaking I could find [ Paul Sturm  Jan 30, 2019 ]
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The polk audio rc6s speakers are a great value with very good sound. I used them to create a whole house sound system with great results. [ scott  Jan 19, 2019 ]
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I am adding on a room to my house so I chose the speaker that has worked for me. I have had six of these speakers installed in four different rooms and they get used every day without any problems. Some of them have been used for the past ten years. [ Eric  Oct 05, 2018 ]
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Need a good single stereo bathroom speaker. [ Alan  Sep 06, 2018 ]
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replacements [ Mark  Jul 18, 2018 ]
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I'm installing 1 speaker in each room of my house. The Polk speakers were priced right, with stereo capability. [ Chandler  Jun 23, 2018 ]
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Reasonably priced moisture resistant stereo speaker that I think will be perfect to use in one of my small bathrooms [ Bertram  Jun 17, 2018 ]
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existing cut out size [ R  Apr 30, 2018 ]
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Needed a single speaker for a master bath... this one came recommended as complimentary to the MC60 pair in the master bedroom. [ Michael  Feb 12, 2018 ]
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The crutchfield on line chat person recommended this. I chose to purchase from crutchfield so I could return easily if it did not work in our new home. [ Debbie  Dec 30, 2017 ]
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Three years ago we used this particular speaker system in our living room, kitchen and office and the sound was great. We are now remodeling a kitchen/dining room area and decided to add one more speaker to the dining room. Could not be more pleased with the Polk Audio RC6s in-ceiling stereo input speakers. For the money, the sound is clear, no tinny noise; highly recommend. [ Pat  Dec 13, 2017 ]
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Recommendations. [ Christopher  Nov 24, 2017 ]
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Good specs and good for my application (bathroom ceilings) -- water resistant and space-efficient. [ Guy  Jul 21, 2017 ]
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Reviews and price. [ mark  Jul 11, 2017 ]
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Stereo Sound in 1 Speaker [ George  Jul 03, 2017 ]
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We placed this outside of my wife's salon, works great! [ CHRIS  Jun 20, 2017 ]
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Like the quality, great reviews and good price [ TOMASZ  May 26, 2017 ]
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Need a stereo speaker for ceiling. [ Thomas  May 22, 2017 ]
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Works great in my bathroom, nice having just 1 speaker. Awesome sound!! [ Jeff Van  May 13, 2017 ]
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needed a single stereo speaker to use in a bathroom and near a shower [ Geron  May 12, 2017 ]
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good speakers [ Jose  May 09, 2017 ]
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I chose these Polk ceiling speakers to closely match the Polk RC85i wall speakers. [ Mark  Mar 13, 2017 ]
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Needed a stereo speaker in one unit for compact location. Price was high for a speaker but reasonable for the purpose. [ Donald  Jan 31, 2017 ]
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Recommended by a very helpful Crutchfield pro. [ Quentin van Mar  Jan 02, 2017 ]
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Stereo input In-ceiling speakers for my Master Bath and Laundry rooms [ Michael  Dec 31, 2016 ]
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Perfect for a hallway [ Bryon  Dec 08, 2016 ]
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It's a great speaker had one in old bathroom and redoing another. Great Sound [ SUZANNE  Oct 21, 2016 ]
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Based on reviews. [ Melvyn  Sep 10, 2016 ]
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In my price range and helpful information and reviews on the site. [ Quincy  Aug 02, 2016 ]
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Stereo sound from a single speaker allows placement of a single speaker in a small room where a pair would not fit. [ Michael  Jul 17, 2016 ]
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Stereo, waterproof, good reviews. This speaker is awesome in our jetted tub / shower. [ Jason  Jul 06, 2016 ]
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Aaron's recommendation. Aaron's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=152 [ Jay  Jun 06, 2016 ]
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Great ceiling sound. [ Walton  May 25, 2016 ]
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I need a single speaker for my bathroom. This was recommended by the Crutchfield professional. [ Cecilia  May 16, 2016 ]
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I had these installed throughout my house and been happy with them. Now I need some extra for the finished basement. Polk is a very trusty name and they offer lifetime warranty on these. Pretty cool... [ Vasile  Apr 13, 2016 ]
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Lucy chose it for me. Lucy's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=119 [ JEROLD  Apr 06, 2016 ]
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stereo sound with one speaker [ RAFI  Apr 04, 2016 ]
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Aaron helped me via Chat. He did a great job!! Aaron's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=152 [ Andrew  Feb 17, 2016 ]
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Moisture resistant for master bath installation. Good value for the money. [ ROBERT  Feb 06, 2016 ]
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Super helpful. Super patient. Super friendly. These guys rock! [ David  Feb 04, 2016 ]
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16 questions already asked

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What is the best method to determine placement in room, and how large of an area does each speaker cover?
[ Dean  Dec 23, 2018 ]
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I used this speaker within a 25sf enclosed shower, which was then filled with sound. This speaker supplements a similar two channel speaker in the main bath area which is plenty for the 15'x15' area, except the enclosed shower. Note that the speaker is used to reflect sound from its dry location into the shower, it is not directly exposed to high humidity.
[ Donald  Dec 23, 2018 ]
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Anyone know of an appropriate enclosure to use for these? The Monoprice 6.5" ABS Back Enclosure does not fit one these, I tried.
[ Constantine  Aug 05, 2018 ]
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I simply cut the recommended hole size in the ceiling and it fit perfectly. The enclosure is the wall or ceiling.
[ JOANNE  Aug 08, 2018 ]
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Will these Polk Audio RC6 speakers be Apple AirPlay 2 compatible?
[ Todd  Jun 30, 2017 ]
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As long as you have an Apple AirPlay 2 compatible device powering the speaker then yea. A list of devices can be found on the web I know Sonos is not compatible now. The speakers do not receive signal without an amp. I have mine hooked up to a receiver in one room and a Sonos amp throughout the rest of my house.
[ MATTHEW  Jun 30, 2017 ]
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Don't know for sure, but as these are a direct wire attachment to the amplifier I doubt it.
[ JOHN  Jun 30, 2017 ]
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Will these take 12 gauge speaker wire?
[ Scott  May 29, 2016 ]
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Yes. They can handle 12 gauge wire.
[ Phil  May 30, 2016 ]
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Sure, I used 12 gauge with mine.
[ Nathan  May 30, 2016 ]
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Not a raw 12 ga. wire, but if you use a external speaker wire pin connector you can.
[ Mark G.  May 30, 2016 ]
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A lot of people are giving these speakers 5 stars, what are you guys powering these with (how many watts to each speaker)?
[ Seth  Mar 29, 2016 ]
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I am running just one of these in a secondary bathroom using a Athem receiver which is rated 90 watts per channel. I am also running under audio zone 2 and this speaker sounds great as stand alone speaker.
[ Mark G.  Mar 31, 2016 ]
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I'm using a Class T mini amplifier, 25w per channel, and it's more than sufficient. (Topping TP20-MK2)
[ Nathan  Mar 31, 2016 ]
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I'm running 3 pairs, pushing 70W per channel. These are from a Marantz NR-1605 receiver. All sound crisp and clear. They can tolerate more than my ears can
[ Kevin  Mar 30, 2016 ]
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I'm using an old yamaha (sorry away from home and can't give you the model #) receiver is 50 watts per channel. I really like these speakers. Easy install and sound really good.
[ mark  Mar 30, 2016 ]
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I have 5 pairs of these speakers installed in each room in my house. They are wired up separately to impedance matched volume controls in each room. Can I wire just one set of these speakers (speaker wire only) to Zone 2 on my AV receiver? Without wiring up the volume controls, will that have a negative affect on my receiver?
[ Mark  Mar 16, 2016 ]
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
[ Krissy  Mar 18, 2016 ]  Staff
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Can these be used in a steam shower?
[ zombywoof  Jan 12, 2016 ]
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I would not. I would find a "marine" speaker that boaters would use.
[ Michael  Jan 13, 2016 ]
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I already have remote front speakers for my 5.1 surround sound can I replace them with these speakers?
[ Nellie  Apr 08, 2015 ]
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Yes, I used them in my family room and they sound great with my Denon 5.1. As you might know, with the speakers mounted in the ceiling you don't need to have the sound up quite as loud in order to easily hear your program or music. I think they make the whole experience a great one!
[ TOMMY L  Apr 09, 2015 ]
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You could but this speaker is like having 2 it takes up four ports on your receiver 2 red 2 black ,which i did not know when i purchase luckily my receiver could accommodate 12 speakers hope this helps
[ DARRIN  Apr 09, 2015 ]
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I already have wiring in ceiling so hooking up two sets of outputs to a single speaker is not possible. Would using these as rear and side speakers for 7.1 configuration be a good use of them since not using one of the channels?
[ Michael  Mar 01, 2015 ]
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Yes Michael. These would work just fine. If these are the speakers you have for your system. They sound great and will be able to give you the channel of audio you are feeding it.
[ Tra  Mar 02, 2015 ]
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I used them in the ceiling of my family room and they sound great!
[ TOMMY L  Mar 02, 2015 ]
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Can both voice coils be wired to one channel (left or right) to provide increased dispersion? Would this changed the speaker impedance?
[ Steve  Dec 26, 2014 ]
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This a single speaker with both channels so I don't believe it can be a true left or right You can put the speaker for each channel using 2 speaker I use it in a restroom for the tv in the morning or background music But don't please call crutchfield and ask them ! They are great
[ KATHY  Dec 27, 2014 ]
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yes it will
[ RONALD  Dec 26, 2014 ]
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would a pair of these speakers be good to use for Dolby Atmos?
[ matt  Oct 31, 2014 ]
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If wiring both sides to one channel does no change the impedance of the speaker, I would say yes. The wider dispersion would enhance the Atmos effect.
[ Steve  Dec 26, 2014 ]
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Well I can tell you this speaker is awesome!!! It has great sound and something you should know is this speaker is and has the sound of two speakers ,and it takes up two spots for every speaker. YES that's right so if you only have four outputs you use only one speaker there are 4 wires that need to be hook up for this speaker great quality and sound I went with a 12 speaker 1300 watt receiver and love it I needed just 2 of these for my upper level and have 6 of the rectangular polks for my lower level and these are also indoor or outdoor use as well
[ DARRIN  Oct 31, 2014 ]
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Do these work well as just a mono speaker? Picked 2 of these up without realizing they are stereo. Just looked at the price and ratings.
[ Gene  May 09, 2014 ]
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I've only used them as stereo. when I set up my system they sounded pretty good as mono speakers
[ VINCENT  May 10, 2014 ]
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I've purchased seven of these last year. They should work fine as mono, just need to jump the two channels. I was building a vacation home and used these for outside covered patio that wraps around half of the house, hallway and kitchen. Wanted to be able to hear both channels if you are sitting under one speaker. So I ran two pairs of wire to each speaker, have independent volume controls for each zone at the location of the zone. They sound great. Ric M. Chelan, WA
[ RICHARD  May 09, 2014 ]
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Bought and installed these in June of 2013. Since I only ran one speaker wire to each location in the ceiling, I opted for these and chose to split the power and ground cords to both channels. I have 4 in my house, they all are better than we could have imagined. Without a doubt I would recommend these.
[ JOHN T  May 09, 2014 ]
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These are great mono speakers. I have one installed in bathroom ceiling. I made a box between the joists to enhance the bass. I highly recommend them. I cannot comment on using 2 of these in the same room since I have no experience with that.
[ ANDREW  May 09, 2014 ]
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Has anyone tried painting the Polk Audio RC6s speakers?
[ Andy E  Dec 29, 2013 ]
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Yes I painted my MC6s and they turned out really good. The hardest part to paint were the screens but not bad at all with a rattle can.
[ JARRIN  Jan 01, 2014 ]
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No, I have not
[ LOUIS  Dec 31, 2013 ]
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Yes, I had the painter match the color for each room and paint the grills and plastic borders. Looks great! I do know he used a special paint but I have no clue what it was. also he sprayed the grills.
[ GERALD  Dec 30, 2013 ]
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Yea, it was easy. Spray paint the mesh grill seperately and use the included plastic cover while painting the speaker ring/housing. Easiest part of installing these speakers. Any specific questions?
[ JOSHUA T  Dec 30, 2013 ]
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Can this speaker be used as a center channel is a 5.1 arrangement?
[ fredp  Dec 17, 2013 ]
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I would say no. It is actually a two in one speaker with connections for right and left channel. And while it is a great speaker for whole house stereo use it probably does not have the right imaging to be used a s a center channel.
[ DANIEL  Dec 18, 2013 ]
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Not sure if you want to use this speaker as a center speaker. This speaker is a true stereo speaker and has 4 terminals L+, L-, R+, and R-. If this is what your center channel delivers then this will work fine. Otherwise if your center channel is only C+, C- just get a standard non stereo speaker.
[ TOM  Dec 18, 2013 ]
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Yes, I suppose you could but I would not make that recommendation. The speaker has dual inputs for both a right and left channel. I used it for a mono speaker off a niles amp (whole house sound) hidden in a small bathroom. It sounds great doing what I wanted but I think Crutchfield could help you with a better choice for a center channel.
[ LEE R  Dec 18, 2013 ]
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No this is a single stero speaker use as a stand alone unit I did use the standard wall speakers as the center channel with no issues
[ KATHY  Dec 18, 2013 ]
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I don't believe it is desirable since it is a stereo speaker. It requires a pair of left and right, so it is ideal for a small room to get stereo sound. It is a great small stereo speaker. Polk has a great center channel speaker. It is also great but a little pricey. Technically most speakers that are not stereo would work but the center channel is the hardest working so don't skimp if possible.
[ ANDREW  Dec 18, 2013 ]
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