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Polk Audio RC80i

In-ceiling speakers

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About the Polk Audio RC80i

A perennial customer favorite

Meet Polk Audio's RC80i. This value-packed pair of 8" in-ceiling speakers has been delighting our customers for years. And with good reason — not only do they sound fantastic, but they come with a lifetime warranty. Use them in your home theater for thrilling overhead surround sound. Or install a pair in any room where you want to enjoy music.

A perennial customer favorite

Meet Polk Audio's RC80i. This value-packed pair of 8" in-ceiling speakers has been delighting our customers for years. And with good reason — not only do they sound fantastic, but they come with a lifetime warranty. Use them in your home theater for thrilling overhead surround sound. Or install a pair in any room where you want to enjoy music.

"Fantastic speakers for the price!"

"We couldn't be happier with the performance with these speakers! Simple to install, look good and sound great!”

— Jeremy, a happy Crutchfield customer from Denver, Colorado 

Elevate your home theater

Planning a Dolby Atmos® or DTS:X® system? Use the RC80is for lifelike overhead sound effects. You'll love how sound moves up and down, instead of just side-to-side and front-to-back. These speakers are great options for the rear surround channels of your system, too.

Enjoy music in any room

Putting speakers in the ceiling for music with minimal visual clutter? Each RC80i is equipped with a robust 8" woofer for solid bass. And a swiveling tweeter lets you direct sound towards for you for the best sound.

Polk even uses moisture-resistant materials so you can install these in your bathroom, kitchen or covered porch with confidence. 

DIY installation

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.

Polk's rotating-cam design makes your in-ceiling installation go smoother. Once you have the RC80is in place, simply use a screwdriver to tighten each cam for a secure grip against the back of the ceiling.

Optional pre-construction brackets are recommended for new construction. Free lifetime technical support is provided with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Product highlights:

  • ideal for music playback and home theater surround channels
  • moisture-resistant for use in a bathroom, kitchen, or covered porch
  • 8" Dynamic Balance® composite cone woofer
  • 1" aimable soft-dome tweeter
  • recommended amplifier power: 20-100 watts
  • frequency response: 50-20,000 Hz
  • impedance: 8 ohms
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • cutout diameter: 9-3/8"
  • mounting depth: 3-1/4"
  • weight: 4.5 lbs. each
  • includes white paintable grilles
  • warranty: lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # AW0080-B
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What's in the box:

  • 2 White in-ceiling/in-wall speakers
  • 2 White grilles
  • 2 Cardboard templates with paint masks
  • Owner's Manual
  • Online registration card
  • Product Registration Card

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Crutchfield customer from Daingerfield, TX on 5/23/2019

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These speakers are such a improvement over the fx 80i ones i bought specifically for Dolby Atmos. Thanks so much for the first class service !!

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Crutchfield customer from Richfield, OH on 5/21/2019

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I bought three sets of these after reading other positive reviews. I love the sound quality and they were easy to install. I painted them black to match our steel roof under our overhang. I have two on my front deck and two on the rear patio and they are plenty loud to entertain but still crisp. I also have two inside in the living room that fill the house with sound. Very impressed!

Pros: Easy install Sound quality

Cons: None that come to mind

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Great Addition!

Crutchfield customer from Fredericksburg, VA on 4/28/2019

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These are a great additions to my movie theatre room! They sound great!

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Crutchfield customer from East Bernstadt, KY on 3/28/2019

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very good and clear ceiling speckers

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Crutchfield customer from Wake Forest, NC on 3/18/2019

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These are priced aggressively. They get great reviews and are solid little speakers.

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Craig from Hampshire, IL on 3/5/2019

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I am using 4 of these Atmos. I couldn't be happier with purchase.

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Robert from Ponce, PR on 3/4/2019

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Great sound

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Second time around

Dennis from Muldoon, TX on 2/23/2019

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Second time around. I had purchase a pair of these for a previous outdoor kitchen my wife and I had added onto our home. The speakers sound incredible. We are building a new home and the new patio would not be complete without a pair of these speakers. When combined with the pre-construction brackets during the build, installation is a 60 second job.

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Crutchfield customer from Buford, GA on 1/31/2019

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Great sound

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Jay from San Antonio, TX on 1/23/2019

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Excellent, inexpensive in-ceiling speakers. Perfect addition to my Dolby Atmos 7.2.4 home theater system.

Pros: Price

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John from Smithtown, NY on 1/1/2019

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I bought these as back surrounds for 7.1. Could not be happier. Sound is amazingly clear. Bass is adequate as my Klpisch 12 inch sub does the all around heavy lifting and compliments the discreet lows from the Polks.

Pros: Great performance and value.

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Awesome sound

Jacob from Bowie, MD on 12/31/2018

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Purchased these speakers to use as height speakers for an ATMOS system for when I was done with a re-model. I have not yet been able to use them for the ATMOS set up yet due to the fact the renovation is never ending, however I have been using them for stereo speakers that are mounted in the ceiling, and they sound awesome so far! They are able to fill an entire 1500sq. ft home with nice sound!

Pros: Easy mounting options! Great sound! The amiable tweeters are nice!

Cons: none at this time!

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Mark from Redding, CA on 12/30/2018

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Great in-ceiling speaker that I put in my garage. Nice sound and out of the way, love them. Thanks Crutchfield

Pros: Nice sound and nicely built

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Richard from Orange, CA on 12/19/2018

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Excellent

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Crutchfield customer from Bismarck, ND on 12/6/2018

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Very easy to install.

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Armando from Hemet, CA on 11/6/2018

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I was doing research on ceiling speakers I wanted to keep all my setup by the same brand polk audio after reading couple of reviews got the pair and set up for Dolby Atmos sound is amazing crystal clear Kept it all speakers same brand polk's Thanks Crutchfield i will keep on buying from you

Pros: Good price fast shipping excellent service and knowledge

Cons: No cons

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Perfect

Michael from Houston, TX on 10/25/2018

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I have 4 pair of these. Great sound. Holding up well outdoors too, even in very humid Houston.

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Perfect for our needs

Todd from Butler, NJ on 10/17/2018

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Easily installed and the sound is exactly what our kitchen needed. I will be buying more in the near future!

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Crutchfield customer from Humble, TX on 10/8/2018

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Easy install in ceiling speakers with great sound. I debated grabbing Klipsch or Bose, but the Crutchfield video review of these was right on. They are a great speakers.

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Crutchfield customer from St Petersburg, FL on 9/30/2018

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Look great, and fit the ceiling cut out perfectly.

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great for the price

JC from Las Vegas, NV on 9/21/2018

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Great product for the price. I'm using these as whole home speakers in our dining room, patio, and upstairs mainly for background music. Wouldn't use these for my main home theater or main audio/ music listening experience. But if your on a budget, they could be a good fix.

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Crutchfield customer from Ridgeland, MS on 9/19/2018

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Can't go wrong with Polk speakers. Sound great! Great price, fast delivery.

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Roque from Silver Spring, MD on 9/18/2018

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Excellent sound. Easy to install.

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Rich from Raleigh, NC on 9/11/2018

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Solid sound and deeper than expected bass.

Pros: Very cost effective and reasonable bass.

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Crutchfield customer from Clawson, MI on 9/2/2018

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Sound it very clear and the lows are perfect!

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Great ceiling speakers for Atmos setup.

Steve from Margate, FL on 8/26/2018

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I am using four of these for my 7.2.4 Atmos set up with Infinity Reference Series for my five on the floor. With the crossover on my Denon AVR X6200 set at 60 hz. I am able to enjoy reasonably deep bass which accentuates the sound of thunder or a passing helicopter. The highs are crisp and clear as well. I chose these for their wide dispersion characteristics ass recommended by Dolby Laboratories. The painted the grills with three different shades of brown to blend in with my wood ceiling. I highly recommend these for any Atmos setup.

Pros: Great price, decent bass, clear and detailed highs

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Naples, FL on 8/22/2018

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Great speakers sound just what I was told by staff I have 4 for my surround sound system

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Crutchfield customer from Potomac, MD on 8/20/2018

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Excellent! I have installed them yet but will look great. Perfect size and great quality.

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Crutchfield customer from Houston, TX on 8/16/2018

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Was amazed by these speakers. Superb sound and quality. Very affordable. Perfect for my 5.1.2 setup. Buying more of these to complete my 5.1 4 atmos.

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jeffrey r. from Mechanicsburg, PA on 7/22/2018

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The sound is terrific. I use it as one of my atmos speakers

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Kristy from Norman, OK on 7/19/2018

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Super fast shipping, great quality, amazing sound

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jeff from Discovery Bay, CA on 6/3/2018

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sound and quality are unmatched..

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Crutchfield customer from Hayfield, MN on 5/27/2018

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Poor bass.

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Crutchfield customer from Newcastle, CA on 5/10/2018

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Great sound for the cost.

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Samir from Fountain Vly, CA on 5/8/2018

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Best product and best sound. Best customer service , best price

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Crutchfield customer from Detroit, MI on 4/16/2018

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Great sound. Speakers where in stock and fast shipping.... looking forward to more purchases

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Crutchfield customer from Powell, OH on 4/4/2018

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good sound for music in my basement and they look great in the ceiling.

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Matthew from Yardley, PA on 3/9/2018

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Speakers sound great and install was a breeze. Used in bar area on a 7.1 setup. If installing in a drop ceiling like I did, make sure to use a bracket. I cut some quarter inch plywood out to fit the tile dimentions as well as the center hole and it made a world of difference.

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Crutchfield customer from Yuko , OK on 2/5/2018

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Very easy to install, no problems yet they are still new, I got them for my 9.2 surround system and installed these for the Dolby Atmos.

Pros: Easy installation and affordable.

Cons: Get ready to have messy drywall everywhere, you do have to cut holes in the ceiling.

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Walter from Kennewick, WA on 1/8/2018

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They sound great, were easy to install and can't beat the price.

Pros: Great quality

Cons: None

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Excellent value and good sound quality

Mario from Randolph, NJ on 12/30/2017

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Great value and quality sound. Bass is warm and not overpowering. If you are looking for that thump add a true bass speaker to your setup. I have an open floor plan and am using these in my kitchen about 25 ft by 14. I bought two but would suggest 4 for that size area and for better sound balance.

Pros: Polk quality. Excellent sound for this size speaker.

Cons: Can be a bit heavy, weight wise, for some installations such as thin ceilings

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Great sound for the price

Eric from WA on 12/18/2017

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I put these speakers in my dining room for some ambient nose during meals. I have already caught myself tiring them on and just listening to music in there. Very nice speakers for the price.

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Crutchfield customer from Long Island, NY on 11/12/2017

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Easy install and excellent sound

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Terrific

J Andrew from Kinnelon, NJ on 11/12/2017

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Easy to install and sound great. Added in ceiling as part of a 7.1.2 atmos system - wow!

Pros: easy to install, sound great

Cons: none

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Evan from Parma, OH on 10/29/2017

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Outstanding! I used 6 of these for a Dolby Atmos setup and it's amazing. Phenomenal choice for budget friendly sound! Crutchfield customer for life!!!

Pros: Price Installation Sound quality

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Houston on 10/16/2017

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Great sounding flush mounts ceiling speakers.

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Great

Matt from Old Bridge, NJ on 9/27/2017

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Installed easily. Sound great as Atmos speakers. Happy with price.

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Crutchfield customer from Amesbury, MA on 9/7/2017

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Good speakers but have zero base. I would strongly recommend you have a subwoofer to go along with these. Very clear when turned up loud. I mostly use them for music and would buy another set for other rooms in my house. Four stars only due to lack of any bass.

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Crutchfield customer from Grass Lake, MI on 8/29/2017

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They sound great

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Crutchfield customer from Henderson, NV on 8/10/2017

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look great and easy to install. and sound good too.

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Crutchfield customer from Richmond, VA on 7/2/2017

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Really enjoy these speakers. Installation was super easy with the provided templates. The fastening mechanism makes it really easy to secure in place.

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Not impressed, I wish I was...

Brian from Beach Haven, NJ on 6/20/2017

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I would like to rate these higher but I must be honest. I'm not impressed. I put four of these in my 11' ceiling in a great room with hardwood floors and area rugs. They are mounted in an insulated sheet rocked ceiling. They are in a rectangular 9' X 12' pattern with L and R being on the 12' side. First, they clearly lack bass, which I expected. I added a 10" powered Infinity sub which helped substantially. While the tweeters can be angled, they have limited range. I have the tweeters pointed straight down since I'm looking for full room coverage. However, I find that the spread of the tweeter is only about 3-4 feet from beneath the speaker leaving a dead spot in the center. Either I am too discriminating or I needed more speakers / different placement. Maybe I should switch L/R to the 9' side? Power is coming from an old Yamaha RXV-392 rated at 50W into 8 ohms @ .04 THD.

Pros: Look good!

Cons: Speakers aren't about looks, they are about sounds

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Polk's RC80i vs the Others

Larry from Homosassa, FL on 6/12/2017

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This is my first review so please excuse any grammatical errors. I'm building a new home and will be installing a whole house audio system with 20 in ceiling and in wall speakers. This speaker is well built, solid and made from quality materials. I tested this speaker in a somewhat controlled environment with audiophile sources and it didn't distance itself from the less expensive speakers from Monoprice. I was amazed it didn't crush the inexpensive speakers. My testing further complicated my ability to chose a speaker for my whole house installation. Polk's legendary reputation as a solid performer led me to consider them for my needs. These speakers are $75.00 each and when compared to the Monoprice speakers that were $12.00 each on sale there is no clear winner based on sound quality. The inexpensive speakers had larger heavier magnets that covered the lower frequencies as well as the 6 times more expensive Polk's. As far as durability, weather resistance you would think that would be Polk's advantage. If I were purchasing 20 speakers based on my listening experience only I would pass on the Polk's and go with the equal sounding less expensive speakers. I wanted the Polk's to win, and will have a hard time justifying the additional 6 times the cost when it comes time to pull out my hard earned cash. I'm trying to justify the purchase of the Polk's by saying to myself how brutal the humidity is in Florida and the demands I place on my audio system for being on all day

Pros: Reputation, solid build, moisture resistant

Cons: Price. Absurd price for Pre construction brackets for this speaker. I would have given them a 5 star rating if the price would have more in line with the other speakers that were equal in sound and build quality.

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Crutchfield customer from Buckeye, AZ on 5/31/2017

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Have only had hooked up for a day and am having great difficulty with my new Onkyo NR 656. In truth my rating at this time would be "too new to rate" .

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Great Speaker

Anonymous from Nokomis, FL on 4/9/2017

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I Installed a pair if these speakers in the ceiling of a hard-roof covered Lanai in Southwest Florida. Install was a snap, needing only a drywall saw and screwdriver! The sound is great, and the adjustable tweeters let me direct the sound a way from the neighbors (a little bit). Don't know how well they'll hold-up being outside yet, but based on the manufacturer's description and the fact that they are fully enclosed in a ceiling I don't anticipate any problems. They're just what I needed to get music outside and IMO look "cleaner" than surface mounted speakers.

Pros: Easy installation, Good Bass response and overall sound (For listening to Classic Rock)

Cons: None to think of!

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surround and more

Crutchfield customer from Marlborough, MA on 4/3/2017

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looking for quality and value built in speakers - with enough low end energy. Shipping was quick and templates make install easy to understand. Used with RC85i for both surround and ambient sound in several rooms.

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Jeff from Palmdale, CA on 3/9/2017

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Great speakers, easy installation. I replaced some Boston Acoustics shelf speakers with these and I couldn't be happier. Fast shipping and knowing I could call and get great customer support if needed. Once installed they look super clean and are solid no worries if them falling out.

Pros: Sound, price, easy installation

Cons: I don't have more of them.

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Jim from Phoenix-az on 3/3/2017

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Great little speakers, at an even better price. Put them in the ceiling out on the patio ( 10' × 20' area) sound exceeded my expectation.

Pros: Great sound Easly install Fair price

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Crutchfield customer from Saginaw, MI on 3/1/2017

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Nice sound, for the price would recommend to anyone that does not want to go broke but would still like high end sound.

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Crutchfield customer from West Bloomfield, MI on 2/9/2017

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GREAT PRODUCT., GREAT SOUND, EASY INSTALLATION

Pros: SUPER PRODUCT, EASY INSTALL

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Mark from Windsor, CT on 1/30/2017

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Very happy with Max recommendation.Added bass to equation.

Pros: Reasonable price.

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Crutchfield customer from Sahuarita, AZ on 1/24/2017

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Great sound and easy to install

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Guy had no problem with the installation

Charles from Bellingham, WA on 1/9/2017

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Sounds great

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Sounds great

Floyd from Frederick, MD on 12/31/2016

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Love them!!!

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Love These Speakers!

Crutchfield customer from Austin, TX on 12/30/2016

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Phenomenal sound, enough said.

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

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just what i wanted

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Crutchfield customer from Raleigh, NC on 12/19/2016

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Wow, what a nice sounding speaker.

Pros: Awesome sound Easy Install

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Crutchfield customer from Ft Mill, SC on 12/11/2016

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Sound great!

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easy installation

Rod from Walbridge, OH on 12/8/2016

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exactly what I needed for my back covered porch

Pros: easy installation, great sound, water resistant

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You get more than what you pay for

David from Annapolis, MD on 12/5/2016

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For the price point, you can not beat these speakers. They do not produce the deepest bass and will need a sub if you are looking for more than background music, however, they can handle serious power without distorting and fill a room nicely without sounding harsh.

Pros: Low Price Easy to install Quality sound Little distortion at high listening levels

Cons: Lacking in bass heavy

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Sheikh from The Colony, TX on 11/3/2016

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Excellent speakers. Sound is great.

Pros: Excellent product

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Bourne, MA on 10/31/2016

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Great product for the price. Put them in my kitchen and couldn't be happier.

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Clear sound

Mat from Plymouth, MN on 10/30/2016

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Came from a 6 1/2 Sonance in our last home (as a comparison) and these sound great. Clear, clean and with good bass response for a ceiling speaker. For the price, you won't be sorry. You can spen crazy money for ceiling speakers...but you don't need to. Crutchfield service was top shelf, I'll buy from them again.

Pros: Clear sound Solid bass response

Cons: Make them with a "frameless grill?"

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Jon from Edmond, OK on 10/17/2016

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These speakers sound awesome and were easy to install. Decent bass and clear highs for all music types.

Pros: Sound and appearance.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Reisterstown, MD on 9/25/2016

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I have always been a fan of Polk products, they are fairly priced and sound amazing. These speakers were an easy install and sound fantastic. I have them running off of my Sonos Connect. Couldn't be more thrilled with them.

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Crutchfield customer from Alma,AR on 9/11/2016

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Packages arrived as expected, in great shape, directions easily followed and diagrams easily understood, waiting for remolded to complete install and plug them in

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Great sound

Bradley E from Rochester MN on 8/28/2016

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Great sound great bass!

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Michael from Charlotte, NC on 8/28/2016

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Using as atmos speakers. Crisp sound, more powerful than expected. Installation was fairly straightforward though template was slightly smaller than hole needed to be. Overall extremely pleased with purchase and would buy again

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polk RC80i in ceiling

John from Houston from Houston on 7/13/2016

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Great set of speakers. I purchased a pair last year from Crutchfield last year to finish off the surround sound in the den and didn't hesitate to make this purchase for another room. Great sound from polk as usual, installation was simple and I haven't looked back. Crutchfield came through with knowledgeable customer service when I needed.

Pros: Sound, Look and ease of installation

Cons: none

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Polk RC80i ceiling speakers

Bspinach from Mt Pleasant, SC on 6/16/2016

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Bought these speakers to be part of my 5.1 surround sound system in my living room. I mounted them in the ceiling to the left and right just a bit behind where our main couch is centered in our living room. Installation was easy as I used the supplied templates to mark the holes to cut. I thought the weight was going to be a little too heavy but once I tightened the four mounting screws the speakers became flush with the dry wall and fit perfectly. I tested each speaker and the sounds was excellent.

Pros: Easy to follow installation template, handy mounting screws with pivotal arms, great looking flush speaker, excellent sound

Cons: None

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Nice speakers

Bill from Spokane, WA on 6/15/2016

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The speakers produce good sound and were very easy to install!

Pros: Very easy to install and good sound

Cons: none so far

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Great speakers

Tim from Colorado on 6/8/2016

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Replace my smaller in ceiling speakers that my kids did not blow. These speakers are bigger and have a lot better sound than the previous ones. Installation took a little longer due having to make the hole a little bigger than the template. Will let you know if kids blow these speakers.

Pros: Sounds awesome.

Cons: Install took a bit.

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Five Star Speakers

Rick P from San Antonio, TX on 6/8/2016

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Simply the best in ceiling speaker you can buy. Crisp, clear sound with plenty of bass.

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Crutchfield customer from Cypress, TX on 6/8/2016

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Just installed these speakers into a new residence for a 7.1 set-up, using 4 speakers in-ceiling to compliment the rear and center speaker. So far everything is working out great, no complaints. I believe these speakers are a steal for the cost considering the quality.

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RC80i's Perfect for 7.1 surround

cdpar from sacramento CA on 5/31/2016

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These are excellent speakers at a reasonable price. They arrived quickly, packaging secure, excellent build quality. Installation, other than wiring, was easy thanks to the supplied cardboard templates. I ordered two pair for a 7.1 surround system, however, as I am about to order the Yamaha RX-A860 from Crutchfield, I am about to order another pair for in ceiling front presence speakers. Sound is excellent. Look great in ceiling. What more could you want?

Pros: Great value. Excellent sound quality, easy installation.

Cons: None

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In ceiling speakers

KEH from Austin, MN on 5/30/2016

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Bought these Polk speakers from Crutchfield and Yamaha in ceiling speakers from a different online store. The Yamaha speakers were a little easier to install and had a more robust connection. The Polk speakers had the standard press tab connector design and had a press fit screen. The Yamaha had a push button connector with a much stronger spring and a magnetic screen. All-in-all both speakers sound great and were fairly easy to install. Yamaha speakers were a little better made and a little easier to install. I'd recommend either. Crutchfield as usual was great to deal with and highly recommended.

Pros: Relatively easy installation and they sound great.

Cons: None really but they fall a little shy of their Yamaha equivalent.

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Really good speaker

Jim C from Gilbert, AZ on 4/25/2016

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I used these as my only speakers for about a week until I picked up some front speakers to go along with these Polk Audio speakers. The RC80i speakers sound really good and fit my budget very well. I would recommend these speakers. Because I have blown in insulation in my attic Polk Audio staff advised I needed to protect the speakers from this insulation but not completely cover the speakers. My simple fix was to obtain some 5 gallon buckets and cut the bottoms off. they are the right size to protect these speakers.

Pros: Sounds really good, easy to install, adjustable tweeter.

Cons: None

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Zazman69 from Hollister, CA on 4/24/2016

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Excellent speakers, change the whole dynamics of my surround sound system. I will be buy another set. Very easy to install.

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Michael from Orange Park, FL on 4/17/2016

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Very easy to install and sound really good.

Pros: Awesome quality for the price, easy to install and look great

Cons: None yet

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bren from Chapin, SC on 4/14/2016

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Love the speakers! Excellent Product!

Pros: The sound is Great! Easy installation! Arrive quickly

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Great speakers

Ken from Snohomish, WA on 4/11/2016

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Great sounding speakers and great price. Crutchfield makes it very easy to work with

Pros: Great sounding speakers

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Disappears into the ceiling very well

Crutchfield customer from Durham, NC on 3/22/2016

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As you would want with ceiling speakers, they disappear quite seamlessly into the ceiling. Great sounding speakers; super cheap price compared to MSRP. I am surprised at the amount of bass they have, as well.

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Polk Audio RC80i - Fantastic

Eric from Bend, OR on 3/6/2016

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Great sound and easy to install. They blend well with the ceiling and are a pleasure to hear.

Pros: Sound quality, easy template install, and they showed up after just a couple days of ordering

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Great speakers for Atmos ceilings or surrounds

Elias from tallahassee, FL on 3/6/2016

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These speakers were easy to install and had good efficiency ratings that matched my primary speakers for my home theater. The install is straight forward and require you cutting a hole in the sheet rock. These speakers sound good and have a directional tweeter you can move to point more in the direction your trying to send sound to. A better alternative is to get ceiling speakers that match the brand and type of your front and center speakers. This way the crossover and sound quality match. The problem, at least for me, is the matching ceiling speakers were way to expensive for my taste, unnecessarily if you ask me. That's why I think for the money you cant get better.

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Fantastic speakers for the price!

Jeremy from Denver, CO on 2/24/2016

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Installed these speakers throughout out home (Kitchen, family room, living room, Master Bedroom, etc) and connected to multiple Sonos ConnectAmps and we couldn't be happier with the performance with these speakers! Simple to install, look good and sound great!

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Great speakers

SB from armonk, NY on 2/19/2016

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Great sounding speakers. Easy to install. Crutchfield service Top Notch.

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Great in-ceiling speakers

BranLinds from newport, KY on 2/14/2016

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Great in-ceiling rounds! Had them in use for a little over a week and they sound crisp and clear. They are serving as my rears for my surround sound system. Paired perfect with Polk RC-255 center channels. May be more than I needed. Probably could have gotten away with 6" Polk. You won't be disappointed!

Pros: Clear crisp sound. Found this at the best price on Crutchfield. Amazon was quite a bit more expensive.

Cons: A little pricey compared to the 6" but if you have a larger space it's worth it.

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Rich from las vegas, NV on 2/11/2016

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Bought these speakers to be used in-ceiling as surround speakers. They were easy to install and have a good sound.

Pros: Easy installation ... good sound for price.

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High quality speaker at a very reasonable price

2manytoyz from Minor, NS on 2/8/2016

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These are great speakers and the price at Crutchfield was very reasonable. The speakers were in short supply recently and other retailers were really gouging their customers as a result, but Crutchfield kept the normal price which I really appreciate.

Pros: Good base extension for a ceiling speaker.

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Good surround speakers

Kahakiki from Hawaii on 12/30/2015

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These speakers are easy to install in the ceiling, no mounting brackets required. If you are familiar with "old-work" blue boxes, these speakers have the same idea that there is a clamp that holds them secure against the drywall. Make sure you have the depth and diameter required, see the specs. I like that these speakers are made of marine grade SS, so they should have a long life where I live in the hot and humid jungle near the ocean (and its salt-spray)..

Pros: Easy install into drywall ceiling, provided you can run the wires to the location. Sound quality suitable for surrounds.

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Great sound!

Mike H from Texas on 12/15/2015

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These are awesome speakers and the only negative would be that the installation can be a bit messy. It helped to hold a vacuum hose next to the saw blade as I cut the holes. My advise is to watch a couple youtube videos about installing ceiling speakers before attempting. Pretty straightforward.

Pros: Awesome sound!

Cons: Installation can be messy.

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Polk Audio RC80i

Troy from Colorado on 12/15/2015

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Sounds great! A real bang for your buck.

Pros: Great sound. Great cost. Easy to install.

Cons: None.

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Crutchfield customer from Gulf Breeze, Fl on 12/14/2015

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You can't beat the price and performance. Great speakers, clear sound!

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Speakers for my new Amp/receiver

Lew from Ocean City, MD on 12/13/2015

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These speakers were recommended by Crutchfield adviser to be compatible with my new amp/receiver that was also purchased from Crutchfield. I am very satisfied with the two purchases.

Pros: Good quality sound from the combination of the two purchases.

Cons: Cutting 9" holes in the ceiling without filling the room with dust. To avoid the dust I put several damp paper towels into the box the speakers came in and mounted it to the ceiling directly under the soon to be cut hole. I then went up into the attic and cut the hole. The dust went into the box where it was contained by the damp paper towels. If you mount the box to the ceiling you will have to repair the mounting holes. I suggest having someone hold the box flush with the ceiling.

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Bryan from Tampa, Florida on 12/10/2015

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Great Speakers for the price! Very clear, crisp, strong sound. I couldn't be happier with the purchase and it was at my house in 2 days (I didn't pay for extra shipping).

Pros: Price for the quality

Cons: None

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Jay from Washington on 11/24/2015

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Great sounding speakers for the price. Put a pair outside on the covered deck, liked them enough to order 2 more pairs to put in the ceiling inside.

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Quality Speaker

Eric K from Louisiana on 11/21/2015

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Very easy install and high quality components. Note that color is off-white.

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Great deal - great product

Graham L. from Texas on 11/5/2015

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Googled the top 10 in-ceiling speakers and these came out high on the list and based on the price they were available for, they seemed like a great deal. I wanted to buy from a reputable seller, hence Crutchfield. I possibly could have got them a little cheaper. Suffice to say that Crutchfield was lowest price supplier I felt comfortable with. They are bigger than I expected, but installation was easy - they fit between ceiling joists easily. Sound is great - I installed 2 pairs in my lounge room and I am using them through a Yamaha receiver and with a Polk sub-woofer. I am not an audiophile so will leave the analysis of the sound quality to others. I know they are just what I wanted and would recommend the speakers and their purchase from Crutchfield as highly as I can.

Pros: Price/Sound

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Perfect for whole home sound system

LM from Michigan on 10/18/2015

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I havent tried these in a surround system setup. I installed 4 across my split level ceilings for a whole house sound system. Angled 11ft ceilings, these things sound great as the sound reflects all kind of ways...install was easy...cut the 9in holes, hook up wires, and tighten the dog legs...thats it...hardest part of everything was keeping the drywall dirt from flying everywhere, cleaning the darn vacuum as it clogged the filter, and finding a paper clip to remove the speaker covers to tighen the screws...the grill is on there pretty snug so took a bit of effort...they need to include some kind of paper clips to remove them easy... Overall i love them...might install some in the bathroom as they are water resistant.

Pros: Look great, sound great...nice tremble...and easy install

Cons: kinda hard to remove speaker grill with a normal paper clip...they need to include some kind of skinny wire that's easy to remove it or ship with grills uninstalled...

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Great sound, good price

DM from Chicago, IL on 10/6/2015

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I tried out the RC-65i, a pair of Yamaha's, and a pair of Klipsch that I can't remember. The RC-80i's sounded the best with better bass and mid-range. Speakers were easy to install for my rear surround setup.

Pros: Easy to install. Great sound.

Cons: None

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Better than expected!

Steven K from Toledo,oh on 9/4/2015

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Amazing for the price. Blends well with my current Definitive Technology speakers.

Pros: Great bass. Great highs and easy to install.

Cons: The grills fit too tightly and are hard to remove. I had to use a paper clip to pry them off.

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My second pair!

Audio enthusiast from California on 8/7/2015

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This is my second pairof RC 80i speakers. The first pair I installed in the den and they sound great. So I bought another pair for the garage. Can't wait to install them.

Pros: Good bass and clarity for size and location. Adjustable tweeter definitely enhances sound.

Cons: Working in the attic...

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Steal of a deal

kdett from Milford, MI on 8/5/2015

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You can't beat the price and performance.

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Polk rc80i

rb from Kentucky on 7/25/2015

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Easy to install and great sound for the money.

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Tripper from Louisiana on 7/21/2015

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Really badass speakers for the price! Worked great for the application that I needed.

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T from Delaware on 7/8/2015

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Amazingly quick delivery, easy website

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Great Flushmount Ceiling Speakers

JD from Washington on 7/7/2015

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I bought three pair of these speakers for a 6.1 Home Theater Surround System (Denon AVR X-3000 Amp). Also purchased a fourth pair for a Second zone. The speakers are easy to install (once you commit to cutting a big hole in your wall/ceiling. Sound is perfect for what we wanted. Bonus Free Subwoofer compliments of Polk (at Crutchfield) for the purchase of the other speakers.

Pros: Easy install (templates included), Paintable, GREAT sound.

Cons: While the install is easy enough, committing to cutting the holes can be a deal breaker.

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Perfect

Travis from Michigan on 6/17/2015

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Great value and great quality

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PERFECT

PL from Kansas on 6/2/2015

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Purchased a pair for the outside covered deck and a pair for inside. No complaints, great value and easy to install,

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Outside1 from Arizona on 5/28/2015

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Great Speakers at a good price.

Pros: direction tweeter is a nice touch and does work as expected

Cons: the "locking" mechanism that hold the speaker in place can be over tightened and crunch the drywall.

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Pleasantly Surprised

Devin from Minnesota on 5/12/2015

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Pleasantly surprised by how well the speakers sound right out of the box, thoroughly impressed with the sound for the price

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Polk RC80i Ceiling Speakers

Reflexred from Texas on 5/5/2015

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These speakers are great for the price, they are a little heavy on the bass but this can be adjusted through your amp or receiver. They were a breeze to install and just require a little confidence when cutting the holes in your ceiling. remember measure twice cut once. Overall, quality speakers for the price.

Pros: easy to install, great price

Cons: little heavy on bass

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SG from cambridge ma on 5/3/2015

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Great speakers, clear sound.

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Value

jrminaz from Arizona on 4/28/2015

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For the price, these speakers rock. I have no complaints with this purchase. Great quality and a nice rich sound.

Pros: price, sound, ease of install.

Cons: None

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Very Good Ceiling Speaker

FLDan from Florida on 4/27/2015

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These speakers are used for my surrounds on a basic 5.1 system. Excellent sound quality. Assuming wiring is already there, the installation is complete in less than 30 minutes. Template is provided. I will be purchasing two more pairs for different rooms in my home. Crystal clear sound, produces bass well for a ceiling speaker. Can't go wrong with these speakers. Very affordable, excellent sound.

Pros: Sounds great, excellent quality, easy install

Cons: None

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Jimmiy from Wichita, KS on 4/22/2015

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Installation was a snap! The hardest part was getting over the fear of cutting a hole in the newly finished basement ceiling. I was going to get ceiling speakers from Monoprice but after reading the reviews in both sites, one common thread came through: you get what you pay for. I know I sacrificed sound quality by using this type of speaker, and I didn't want to sacrifice anymore by getting a bargain speaker. They are inastalled and look great, I have not hooked them up yet. But if the reviews are half right, I will have a great sound for my TV room.

Pros: Easy installation and hook up

Cons: None...

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Crutchfield customer from Maryland on 4/20/2015

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Very good speakers.

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Fred from Jacksonville, FL on 4/19/2015

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I would like to thank Crutchfield sales advisor for recommending me the ceiling speakers from Polk bass sounds so fabulous crystal clear

Pros: Polk Audio crystal clear sound well worth the money

Cons: none found

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Excellent

Surround Junkie from Kentucky on 4/12/2015

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I bought these with the Onkyo nr838 with Dolby Atmos and I feel like I'm in the XD theater. Extremely satisfied with the power of the sound coming thru these speakers

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Best boom for the buck

kasperily from Oregon on 4/7/2015

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Bought a pair of the RC60i's a few years back. Needed a new pair for another location and decided to get the RC80i, wish I would have got these the first time around. Another pair may be in my near future.

Pros: Sound great, good price and easy install

Cons: none as of yet

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Jake from Laurel, Md on 3/24/2015

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These are very nice speakers for the money. They were very easy to install and they sound great. They arrived within 2 days of ordering them. I am a happy customer and will order from Crutchfield again in the future.

Pros: Good value for the money and easy to install.

Cons: None.

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Nice speakers

Mark from Texas on 3/23/2015

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Connected to an onkyo tx-nr626. Clean sounding speakers for the price. Sounds so good that my wife wants me to order 2 more and install them in the bedrooms

Pros: Clean sound, price, blends in nice to ceiling

Cons: None

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Ken from New Jersey on 3/20/2015

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AWSOME

Pros: EASY INSTALL

Cons: NO COMPLAINTS

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PaulP from Bel Air, MD on 3/19/2015

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Product is as described. Good quality, price. Nice sound to compliment other Polk speakers for a home theatre system.

Pros: See above.

Cons: N/A

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Good speaker

Brandon from Pittsburgh, PA on 3/11/2015

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Sounds great!

Pros: Great for music.

Cons: None yet.

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RC80i

TimO from SC on 3/8/2015

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Great price, fairly easy installation (assuming wires, etc. there), and excellent sound. Will rattle a bit with volume from wireless system turned all the way up on the device, os simply turn down device a little, and then use speaker volume control. Sounds great, and very pleased.

Pros: Price, installation pretty easy (requires cutting sheet rock and mounting).

Cons: not "top of the line" (but close especially for the price)

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Ron W. from Mississippi on 2/9/2015

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Awesome speakers ! Great value and warm full sound.

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Good ceiling speakers

Alan M. from New York on 1/31/2015

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Bought these speakers based on my knowledge of the company, the Crutchfield advisor's recommendation, and pricing. We paired the speakers with the Onkyo TX-NR828. These ceiling speakers exceeded my expectations. They are truly wonderful speakers and I can see how couch potatoes are created.

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Excellent Speakers

nmcgarvey from Parker, Colorado on 1/2/2015

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The first review is for Crutchfield. After a less desirable experience with a local big box store, the Crutchfield representative walked me through options at various price points. He guided me to these for their quality, performance and value. They were priced better then the other store. Installation was super easy once I got over the anxiety of cutting into my family room ceiling. The template that was provided was perfect. I am using these RC80i's for my home theater in our family room. The perform very well and met my expectations.

Pros: Value for the performance. Crutchfield makes the difference. I feel like I examined the appropriate options and made the right choice with their guidance.

Cons: None so far.

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Excellent Speakers

Crutchfield customer from Texas on 11/23/2014

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Very pleased with these speakers. Have 4 in my living room and 2 more in my garage. They sound great.

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Great Sounds (Fronts)

JimBo from Nevada on 11/22/2014

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Using these for Fronts in a 5.2 ch. MC80 Center recommended since the majority of sound comes through here. Only needed the RC60i for the rears

Pros: easy install. Pre-primer'd grills make spraying a synch!

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Installed in Basement

K. T from Broomfield, CO on 11/15/2014

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I installed these myself in our basement that we just finished, along with Polk Audio TSi100 bookshelf speakers, Polk Audio PSW111 subwoofer and a Polk Audio Center Channel 255c-RT connecting to a Yahama receiver. It sounds awesome!! If you are an audiophile, you can probably pick a few things apart, but for everyday use in a basement TV area it came together great.

Pros: Easy to install. Sounds great.

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Good music speaker

Crutchfield customer from Clinton, UT on 10/12/2014

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Good quality and a reasonable price. The speakers have strong bass and clear treble but lack a little in the midrange. Because of this sound, these speakers will make good music or even surround speakers but may not be the best for dialogue or low level listening.

Pros: Strong bass and clear treble.

Cons: A little weak in the midrange.

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RCi 80

Jose from virginia on 10/2/2014

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Great sound, I have 4 in the basement for a home theater and just tried this 4 for music last week birthday party and every one was asking about it . Easy to install temple work fine and great price. Will recomend this product.

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Polk Audio RC80i Speakers

Ron P. from Pingree Grove, Illinois on 9/30/2014

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These Speakers are awesome. Extreamly Fair Price. Sound is impeccable. Wouldn't go anywhere else.

Pros: Best Sounding Speakers ever

Cons: None

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Excellent

J-Real from Nashville, TN on 9/18/2014

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I used to the speakers for in ceiling surround sound. They fit the bill to a T! Excellent sound for the price.

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mom2son from murrieta on 9/5/2014

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This was a birthday gift to my son ~~~ he was very happy!

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Great Sound!!!!

Keith H from Toledo Oh on 8/30/2014

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I installed 2 pair of these speakers in the ceiling of my outdoor patio and they sound great....the sound is crisp and clear

Pros: Easy to install...nice cut out template provided

Cons: None

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Polk RC 80i

Derick W. from Dallas Texas on 8/15/2014

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Great speakers. Great cost.

Pros: Great sound, almost invisible. Excellent customer support from sales rep.

Cons: None

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Great sound for the $

Grant from Dallas, TX on 8/6/2014

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Great sound! Great price! I order too many speakers and needed to return a box and was blown away with how prompt and friendly Crutchfield was. I will never do business anywhere else. Thanks again!

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Great Speakers & Investment!

Johnjay from Marlton, NJ on 7/25/2014

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I love these speakers. For the price I think they sound fantastic! They were easy to install and I now have a 9.1 system powered by the Denon AVR 5805. I recommend them.

Pros: Crutchfield's lightning FAST delivery. East to install, nice appearance and sound.

Cons: NONE!

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Very Satisfied

DonP from Lebanon, PA on 6/9/2014

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Very happy so far with the quality and sound of these speakers. I bought them for our home theater and they sound great. I'm told that they get even better as the materials break-in with time.

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Crutchfield customer from Bridgeton, NJ on 6/2/2014

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Great quality sound, just what I had expected since it is sold by Crutchfield

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Great sound. Easy install.

RussellO from Oklahoma City, OK on 5/30/2014

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Great sound for the price. Installation couldn't have been easier. I ordered 2 pairs for both front and rear speakers and ordered the Polk Audio MC80 (single speaker) for the center channel. Clear, crisp sound with plenty of bass.

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Bill V from Houston,Tx on 5/17/2014

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Speakers were as describe. Nice looking and sound OK to me. We have one pair in the ceiling and one pair in the wall. We installed them ourself. Not that big of a problem. The lip around the edge is sufficient that the hole did not have to be that exact. Ran into one problem in that where we wanted to put one speaker was too small. Had to cut a 2x4 a little to get it to fit.

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Excellent sound and quality

Joe B from Queen Creek, AZ on 5/10/2014

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excellent sound and quality!

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Great for the price

Crutchfield customer from tampa, fl on 4/28/2014

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Great speakers for the price. Really like adjustable tweeters. Installed myself. Very easy installation.

Pros: Easy install great price look clean in ceiling sound great adjustable tweeters

Cons: None

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Great sound, easy install

Crutchfield customer from Arlington, MA on 4/14/2014

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We bought these to replace our bookshelf speakers with in-ceiling speakers to save space. These speakers provide excellent, full sound and were a snap to install

Pros: - great sound - easy install - clear instructions

Cons: - somewhat difficult to remove grill for installation and painting

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Rick from New Jersey on 4/9/2014

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Just had a Def Tech Center, and two Klipsch towers for a number of years. I added two RC80i's for my surround in the ceiling. Very good sound quality, and now my head spins from the surround sounds. I should have added this years ago. I place the speakers behind my rear couch, and the sound bounces around, I like it.

Pros: Ease of Install, Sound Quality at a decent price.

Cons: None.

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Good choice

Kba from Huntsville,Al on 4/7/2014

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Thanks for the help did not need much help had in previous home . Had to go with what I know is good

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Good Purchase

Chris from Chattanooga, TN on 3/29/2014

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Using for Rear surround sound - they work great!! Easily installed and almost 'invisible' when installed. The directional tweeters are also a very nice feature.

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Great Speakers

TimE from macedon ny on 3/28/2014

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Easy to install , massive crossover network. Using for rear surrond. I matched with TSI 300 fronts and CS center. More bass than I expected. Replaced Infinity 2000.1 bookshelf speakers and the difference is stunning

Pros: Easy to install , sound awesome. Cheap but very well built

Cons: none

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Updating with Performance

Desert Rat from Apple Valley, CA on 3/13/2014

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We needed to update 25 year old speakers throughout the property and the Polk Audio RC80i has worked well. We do have to drive them a bit for the low end to come through in this application.

Pros: Clear sound, sold in pairs.

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Great

JeremieH from Kingfisher, OK on 3/6/2014

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Great speaker and easy to install!

Pros: Easy to install and great looking!

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Great Speakers for the price!

Sean from Cincinnati, OH on 3/5/2014

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I have used these speakers on several projects and they never disappoint my clients. Great sound anywhere in the room.

Pros: Easy installation, great sound and price

Cons: none

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Great rear surround option...

DariusB from Boise, ID on 3/3/2014

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I'm using these as the rear channel in a 5.1 set-up. These were very easy to install and the sound performance is very good. Primary use is movies and gaming. This is my first 5.1 set-up so I don't have a lot to compare to. I can say that if you are debating whether to go 5.1 and install rear speakers (vs front only)...do yourself a favor and go with the true surround if you can. The rear speakers really enhance the movie and gaming experience. These speakers perform very well. I'm impressed with their range and clarity. The directional tweeters are also very helpful.

Pros: Ease of installation, directional tweeters, impressive range and fullness of sound, price is pretty good for what you get.

Cons: None.

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Fantastic value

Ivanb from Houston, TX on 2/12/2014

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The Polk RC80i ceiling speakers are awesome. They are very easy to install. They sound very crisp and have great midrange response. These also blend well with my Polk CSi A4 center channel. The tweeters can be swiveled to be aimed toward your listening position. Great value!

Pros: Great value Sound very clean and crisp looks great in the ceiling space saving

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Good value

Rob from Charleston, WV on 1/17/2014

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Best part about my buying experience was the advice from Crutchfield customer service. Very helpful & answered all of my questions thoroughly. Much better than dealing with the local big box stores - like night & day.

Pros: Great deal. Easy to install.

Cons: nothing yet

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Fantastic Speakers at a Great Price

JonS from Jacksonville, FL on 12/30/2013

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Fantastic Speakers at a great price. Replaced a set of Klipsch" that were blown. These are rich full and perfect for my system. I called Crutchfield and talked to an advisor and he stated that I would probably not be able to tell the difference between these and more expensive models. All I know is they sound fantastic at a great price.

Pros: Sound Great Great Price Fit it the Klipsch Holes perfectly

Cons: None

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Great Speakers!

Dave from Monroe, CT on 12/28/2013

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Awesome! I took these out of the box, followed the directions, and had them installed and working in no time. They sound great and look good in the ceiling with the as-is white. Using pair as rear surround sound 5.1.

Pros: Easy to install Sound great

Cons: None

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Nice look

Sam S from Maryland on 12/18/2013

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Compliments rc 85i speakers nicely!

Pros: Nice compliment for surround sound

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fair enough for 2way Speaker.

Crutchfield customer from Gilbert on 12/16/2013

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if you could afford a 3-way speaker 70 RT.. It will best way to go.

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Just buy them already...

m t from Benton KY on 10/21/2013

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These speakers are super affordable and I love the sound that I get out of them. I bought 4 pairs of them for my office over 2 years ago and liked them so much I recently installed them in the ceiling of a new home that we are currently building.

Pros: Great sound, affordable.

Cons: None

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Easy to install

MKPA from Waynesville mo on 10/19/2013

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Fast shipping, needed ceiling speakers as a new hardwood floor didn't need wires popping up to stands. The fronts will be Polk Tsi mains and center on a large entertainment center. Found a center between rafters, marked it with a nail, used the provided templates, used a hand saw rather than a rotozip and smoothed it with sandpaper. Used a drill till tension showed and finished with a Phillips hand screwdriver. Once I reset the Macc on the pioneer elite vsx51 they came to life as the rear surrounds, amiable tweeters work well. Yes I would recommend these as rear surrounds, I've used 14 gauge wire that I fished down through the wall and attached to a wall speaker outlet that I put in at the same time. Took half the afternoon. Would have been quicker but the GF decided she needed her nails done...eh

Pros: Great sounding speakers, can handle anything from Bach to Armageddon, nice price point for a pair, can be installed by one person

Cons: Eh, just take your time installing,

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There is more to movies and music then you think

CottonTop from Tarheel State on 9/14/2013

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Polk is the only way to go people. I have 4 of these along with a Polk powered sub, Polk center and Denon receiver and it will blow your socks off! Everyone that has heard this system says the sound is coming from everywhere, crisp and clear. It is definitely worth taking the time to install flush mount speakers than buying a out-of-the-box system. Worth every penny!

Pros: Great sound, easy install and look great

Cons: None

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Great Speakers

SamG from Lake St. Louis on 9/2/2013

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These speakers work good as entry level HT Ceiling speakers. Great value.

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Polk RC80i

Bobh from Cincinnati,Ohio on 8/15/2013

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I recently purchased a condo in which the previous owner had removed the rear ceiling speakers leaving hoples in the ceiling .Your staff recomended these speakers. I couldn't be more pleased with the results.

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Great Sound for a Great Price

JimmyG from STL on 8/5/2013

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I have a very large house that was all pre-wired for speakers but didn't have any. I was looking for a decent speaker that wasn't too expensive since I was going to buy multiple sets. I tried one, loved it, and bought them for the rest of the house. I use them as rear surrounds and as main speakers in different rooms of the house.

Pros: Easy install, great sound, very nice looking

Cons: Be careful when installing. When you screw in the drywall fasteners, you'll be tempted to switch from a screwdriver to a screw gun/drill because it takes a little while. That's fine, but put it on a low torque setting otherwise, you could easily crush the drywall around the hole you just cut. It's not a product flaw, just a warning to be careful.

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Nice Product

mark from Hawaii on 7/5/2013

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I have 2 sets of these Polk speakers in the ceiling of my garage and they sound good. Not the best sound but nice for the price.

Pros: Nice product for the price.

Cons: Grills are cheaply made.

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Polk RC80i

GregS from Hendersonville,NC on 6/3/2013

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I have 4 of the Polk RD85i speakers in the walls of the bonus room along with 2 Polk RC80i speakers in the ceiling and a Polk TSI CS10 hooked up to a Onkyo TX-NR515. The sound is amazing and would like to thank the Crutchfield customer service for their help getting this all together.

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Easy to install. Decent sound

Crutchfield customer from New Haven, CT on 5/22/2013

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These speakers came right on time and were well packaged. I was impressed with the Crutchfield website and customer service. The speakers were easy to put into the ceiling. I actually bought four of them for my surround sound system. On a scale of one to ten I'd give them a Seven in terms of sound quality. A bit tinny sounding but the sub helps out. Would buy again because of the price and quality.

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Great for a beginner

Chase from Arizona on 5/15/2013

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Great price and they sound much better than what I was using before (Home theater in a box). Haven't tested much more expensive models. Also, I have installed and uninstalled them about 10 times and have not had one clip break. I guess just realize that you are in fact dealing with plastic and be realistic when tightening it.

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Very good speakers at a great price

Picky John from Chicago, IL on 5/11/2013

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Speakers were nicely packages and easy to install. I'm planning to use them in a remodeled kitchen and tested these speakers out by hanging them from the joists in the ceiling. They sounded crisp and clear. I can't wait to hear them after the ceiling drywall is in place and I re-install the speakers. I'm hoping the enclosure will help the bass a bit because it was not as strong as I would have liked. I may have to augment with a subwoofer to get a deeper bass response. The speakers are very good for a kitchen ceiling.

Pros: Great looking, easy to install, good sound clarity for the price.

Cons: Could use a little more bass, but that is what a subwoofer is for.

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Great Speakers

Clark from Milwaukee, WI on 4/27/2013

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Just finished our basement and went with polk speakers for 5.1 surround system. Great sound and easy to install.

Pros: Price & Sound. Working with Crutchfield is the only way to go. I'll never shop anywhere else for electronics.

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EXCELLENT

TONY J from Harrisburg, PA on 4/21/2013

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These speakers have revealed a whole new dimension to my music. I didn't know what I was missing. matched them with the Polk CSi A4 (center speaker) and a pair of Polk RTi A1 speakers. Great sound!!!!!!

Pros: Look great and sound great.

Cons: None

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Wall Speakers

qtbern from Streetsboro, Ohio on 4/15/2013

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I'm loving these speakers.

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Sound great!

Ben from Walled Lake, MI on 4/2/2013

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They're a little flat with no EQ, but once I installed an equalizer with the AMP-100, they had a great tone, tons of bass and clear highs.

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Great Speakers

Jake from Central Florida on 3/21/2013

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Great sounding speakers and easy to install!

Pros: Easy installation, sound quality, directional/adjustable tweeters

Cons: None

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Polk Audio RC80i

ShawnDawg from Lehi, Utah on 3/9/2013

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Great speakers, great sound, and easy to install. Bought 5 pairs.

Pros: Can move the tweeter. Good bass. easy to mount.

Cons: None at this time

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Brilliant speakers for rear surrounds!

Toby L. from Davidsonville, MD on 2/20/2013

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Just installed these as rear surrounds in the ceiling for a 7.2 channel set up in my media room. They sound absolutely fantastic (lows, mediums and highs) and will be paired with Polk 65RTs as surrounds, Polk RTiA7's as fronts and a Polk CSiA6 as my center. The pivot-able tweeter is key too and it really allows you to direct your sound where it's most critical to you. Very happy with the way Polk provides a template for the cut-out in the ceiling and the fastening system works flawlessly. Just be sure not to over tighten these AND do not worry about the grill as it will be difficult to get off (the reason it is hard to get off is so it stays on when the speaker is in use). Take a corkscrew and try to lift the speaker ONLY from the edge of the grill (where it meets the plastic/woofer). Just pry a little bit from 4 different points and eventually you will loosen the grille enough to get it off. Pry only from around the edges people!!! What a brilliant design across the board from Polk Audio. 5 STARS!!!!!

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Crutchfield customer from Ashburn, Va on 2/16/2013

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Sounds great, easy install, affordable and fast delivery. Well done Crutchfield.

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polk rc80i

jbdv from poolesville, md on 2/1/2013

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I haven't been able to install these yet but there seems to be some issues with getting the grill covers off without damaging the grill covers. I found that you need only to hold the speaker in your lap and slightly push down on the sides and working all the way around the speaker. The grills will then start to pop right out of the enclosure. No need to use a bent paper clip. The speakers seem to be well built and should live up to all the previous reviews. jd

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Like Being at the Symphony

Dr.M from Pittsburgh, Pa. on 1/31/2013

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Speakers are heavy and need additional support on my 2X 2 foot drop ceiling tile. I used 1/8" hardwood plywood above the ceiling tile to clamp onto! Wood available inexpensively at Lowes. The speakers have great sound, strings sound great with the tweeter and bass is more than acceptable. A luxury to have in my dental operatory. You can't get much more sound definition for the reasonable cost of this pair of speakers. Speakers are attractive and well made.

Pros: easy to install in ceiling tile, went without a hitch. Great Sound! Crutchfield had them to me in 48 hours, packed beautifully. Telephone support was exceptional! These guys really want you to be happy.

Cons: None

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Polk Audio RC80i in-Ceiling speakers

MikeT from Tampa, FL on 1/5/2013

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Ease of install was incredible! The templates were right on and after cutout the self treading screws locked the speakers into the ceiling with ease. Quick connect clips were positioned great and the low profile of the magnet made avoiding one ceiling joist a breeze!

Pros: Great package pricing for the two speakers

Cons: None apparent

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Polk Audio RC80i

Jeff from Shreveport, LA on 11/13/2012

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Extremely user friendly and easy to install

Pros: Easy to follow instructions, sounded great in kitchen where the accoustics aren't the best.

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Rc80i

Dave from Ohio on 10/30/2012

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The sound quality performance of the speaker was certainly acceptable for the price. The complaint is purely with the grill covers and how the instruction guide directed me to remove them with a bent paper clip which resulted in bent grill holes. Must have taken over an hour to gently coax them off without damage, all to no avail. A preferred packaging solution would have been like their higher end models(i.e.- MC80) where the covers are not attached from the onset. I'll be seeking replacement grills from Polk. I'm curious how they will handle my request.could be off to Definitive.

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Crutchfield customer from Puyallup, WA on 10/28/2012

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Excellent sound for rear surround.

Pros: Easy to install in ceiling

Cons: No literature on whether you let insulation contact the speakers. I chose to make an enclosure behind them made out of round concrete forms about 12" tall with a styrofoam top and lined with felt. Keeps the insulation off the speakers and sounds good

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Pleasantly surprised

Crutchfield customer from Indianapolis on 10/24/2012

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Great sound from an inexpensive speaker. I have paired these 4 in-ceiling speakers with a subwoofer and have achieved a much better than expected result... easy to mount and great to listen to... thanks

Pros: Audio quality, ease of installation, inexpensive, good name for home resale

Cons: i got nuttin

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easy install, work great

chris2neikirk from norfolk, va on 10/10/2012

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sound quality is fine for our use - they are in a 15' ceiling in a business. We also painted them black to match the ceiling - very easy to do with the templates provided. We did need to buy an extra support to place them in ceiling tiles as they were a little heavy.

Pros: easy install, easy to paint

Cons: heavy

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Good Choice

RC from WNC on 7/24/2012

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Easy install. I chose for outdoor ceiling use. Don't expect great sound or performance, but you get what you pay for. Good middle of the road speakers.

Pros: Easy install, moisture resistant, price.

Cons: Sound a little harsh. Not great frequency response.

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Awesome product

David from New Braunfels, TX on 7/13/2012

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These speakers are awesome. To be honest, i have no other in-ceiling speakers to compare them to but they sound amazing. They are being run by a Denon 2312-CL and they sound good. For the price, you can NOT beat this!!

Pros: Easy to install, sound great, affordable.

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Dan F from Omaha, Ne on 5/4/2012

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Simple to install and sound GREAT!!

Pros: That I can use these outside underneath my covered deck!! Sound Quality and look great!

Cons: none

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Must buy

Crutchfield customer from Corpus Christi, TX on 4/15/2012

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Excellent speakers for my surround. Easy to install (wires were pre-run when the house was built) and great sound. Call the 800 number and talk to an advisor before a purchase. They are very helpful and and made choosing the right speakers for me easy.

Pros: Easy to install and really great sound. Tweeters are adjustable.

Cons: none

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Sound great for the price.

CKC from Jacksonville, FL on 4/2/2012

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Bought a pair to expand to 7.1 with my existing B&O surrounds. Built .8 CF boxes of 3/4" birch and mounted them in the ceiling. The Polks sounded much better than I thought the purchase price would get me. So, I bought a second pair to replace the B&Os in the back surround locations. I boxed these also and drove them with my main channels to get a feel what they would do. In these boxes, they reproduced most of the spectrum extremely well. Hit pretty hard and tight, and the highs were pretty clean. I mounted these permanently in the back surround location. Now, I'm extremely happy with my full Monitor Series setup.

Pros: Sound quality, price, directional tweeters.

Cons: Ceiling installs make a mess.

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Great sound for the price!

Kcj from Barrington, IL on 3/24/2012

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The sound quality and construction cannot be beat for the price point. The mounting system couldn't be easier. The in ceiling speakers do lack some of the quality bass and lower frequency but most in ceiling/in wall speakers do. Overall a great pair of speakers for the price.

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Nice! as rear surround sound in ceiling speakers.

Wilson from Pa on 3/1/2012

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The Polk Audio RC80i in ceiling speakers are used as my rear surround sound speakers powered by a Denon AVR-891 Receiver and, they sound awesome. I ordered the speakers through Crutchfield and they were shipped well packaged and, the delivery was quick. It took the installer a few hours to run wires through the ceiling and walls but, it was worth the wait. The speakers themselves installed effortlessly.

Pros: Sounds Great!!!

Cons: Running wires through the ceiling and down the walls (with insulation) took a while.

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Crutchfield customer from CT on 2/14/2012

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Very happy with these speakers it is my 4th set. great sound for the price very easy to install

Pros: aimable Tweeter very easy installation

Cons: None

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Rob from MI on 2/8/2012

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I bought 2 pairs and put them in my basement ceiling and they sound great. I would recommend them

Pros: easy installation / clarity / responsive

Cons: none

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A True 5 Star for Crutchfield & Polk RC80i

Mike from SE Iowa on 1/9/2012

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Bought four of these for our kitchen remodel and installed all of them in the rough openings in just one hour. They are VERY easy to install and sound great. Crutchfield had a great price on them and my order came in a timely fashion with no problems. I accidently bent one of the grills during installation and called Crutchfield for a replacement. Not only did I talk to a real person, they are sending out a replacement grill at no charge to me! Way to go Crutchfield, you went beyond the call of duty!

Pros: Easy install, great sound, great price

Cons: Be careful with the grill - they are a little sensitive.

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Good sounding, easy to install ceiling speaker

Crutchfield customer from SW Ohio on 12/30/2011

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Bought these Polks back in late 2010 and finally installed them just before the end of 2011. Took my time so the job took 1 to 1 1/2 hours but the end result looks great and the Polks sound far better than I would have guessed. Glad I went with the 8" Polks.

Pros: Templates are actually the correct size (don't assume they are with all in-wall, in-ceiling speakers). Mounting clips work easily and can be worked with a screwdriver (don't assume this will all speakers). Sound is better than I would have guess for price and brand.

Cons: Nothing bad to say about the Polks. Installing ceiling speakers is a messy job with lots of drywall dust but the end result with the Polks looks very good.

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Chris from Solomons, MD on 10/20/2011

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Speakers sound great. Also want to add: Everyone is complaining about how hard it is to get the grill off. Here's the fix. Someone posted it earlier. Use the screws/locking mechanism that hooks it in the ceiling or wall and push down on them pretty hard. The screws will push the grill out for you and you'll be all set.

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DavidD from Beverly Hills, FL on 8/31/2011

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These speakers provide excellent sound quality throughout my home, came at a reasonable price per pair, and were very easy to install thanks to the easy locking mechanism that automatically "clamps" the speaker to your ceiling or wall drywall.

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Gabe G from Durham, NC on 5/12/2011

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Best design for installation I have ever seen. Much better sound than the 60i. I have been exceptionally pleased given the price point.

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Not Good Enough

David from Cincinnati on 4/21/2011

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Installed these speakers in basement ceiling for general use in 4 zones. Not pleased with the sound quality. They sound is muffled and lacks crispness or decent bass. Ended up not using some of these and coudn't return them as too much time had passed. Purchased Infiniti speakers and replaced a set with them and the Infinitis sound fantastic. Also wish as I had discussed my needs with the sales technicial that I had been recommended to use the speakers where Left and Right are built into one unit. That would have saved a lot of cutting and provided me with the same outcome.

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Mike from Dallas area, TX on 3/17/2011

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Very nice speakers, easy to understand on how to install. The grill screens were a little tough to remove (to access mounting screws), but not insurmountable. And they sound great. I would highly recommend these speakers/brand.

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High quality - good value

JeffM from Gilbert, AZ on 2/20/2011

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I am very impressed by these speakers. The construction seems very high quality. Installation was exceptionally easy - literally just cut the hole in your drywall using the included template, hook up the wires, and turn four screws for each speaker. I am using these as a stereo pair in a secondary room, primarilary for music. The sound is very good. Overall for the price this is an outstanding pair of speakers.

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John from Utah on 2/9/2011

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Great speaker for the price. This sounds more full and dynamic than the 6" speaker. Well worth buying up to this 8" speaker. I rate this a 5 star and the 6" a 3 star. This 8" handles the power good and delivers great sound and rocks the room. Would recomend a sub woofer to get those deeper and fuller base sounds. I paired 4 8" for front and rear with a PSW125 sub and I am happy. Installed 8" pairs in 3 other rooms and 6" in 2 rooms.

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Mark K from Connersville, IN on 2/7/2011

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After a lot of research and reading reviews on other products i chose Polk RC80i. They are a great speaker for the money.

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