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Overview

Our take on the Polk Audio RC65i

Crutchfield offers a smorgasbord of great-sounding home speaker options. Yet few products have enjoyed the popularity or longevity that Polk Audio's RC65i in-wall speakers have. They originally debuted in the summer of 2001. And ever since, our happy customers have been using these awesome speakers for dynamic sound with movies, music, and sports broadcasts. 

Classic Polk Audio sound

Crutchfield offers a smorgasbord of great-sounding home speaker options. Yet few products have enjoyed the popularity or longevity that Polk Audio's RC65i in-wall speakers have. They originally debuted in the summer of 2001. And ever since, our happy customers have been using these awesome speakers for dynamic sound with movies, music, and sports broadcasts. 

Versatile entertainment options

The value-packed RC65is are ideal for the left and right front or surround channels of an in-wall home theater. You can also use a pair of these with your favorite amp for a music system with minimal visual clutter. A 6-1/2" woofer and 3/4" tweeter deliver sweet sound. Team them up with a powered subwoofer for a rockin' 2.1 system. 

Want to make these stealthy speakers totally disappear? Paintable grilles let you easily match them to your décor.

DIY installation tips

Here's a trick I learned when installing my Polk in-wall speakers. If you're placing the RC65is six feet or higher on your wall, turn them upside down so that the tweeter is at the bottom. Then, aim the tweeter towards your seat. You'll get better high-frequency detail since the tweeter is closer to ear level. 

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

Product Highlights:

  • ideal for stereo music or the left and right front or surround channels of a home theater
  • 6-1/2" woofer and 3/4" swivel-mount tweeter
  • frequency response: 60-20,000 Hz
  • impedance: 8 ohms
  • sensitivity: 89 dB
  • recommended amplification: 20 to 100 watts
  • cutout dimensions: 7-5/16"W x 10-3/4"H
  • mounting depth: 2-7/16"
  • includes paintable white matte grilles
  • warranty: lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 2 White in-wall speakers
  • 2 White grilles
  • 1 Cardboard Mounting Template
  • Owner's Manual
  • Online registration sheet
  • Product Registration Card

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Polk Audio RC65i Reviews

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(65 Reviews)

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Adam from Thornton, CO on 4/13/2018

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sound great

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Anonymous from Owasso, OK on 2/22/2018

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I am very pleased with this purchase. The install was very easy and the template the provided made for the perfect holes in the wall. The sounds is very good and my movie room now has a very clean look to it!

Pros: Easy install Good directions

Cons: None so far

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Anonymous from Freeland, MI on 2/20/2018

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great sound and very nice insalation.

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Anonymous from Durango, CO on 11/13/2017

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Great product. Great price

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Great speakers for the price

Dave from Scottsdale, AZ on 7/27/2017

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I bought these speakers to replace 2 that were located on my outside patio in the ceiling which were showing their age due to the outside conditions.. The existing cut out was exactly the same as needed for the Polk's and installation was a breeze. The sound is good and I will be ordering another pair soon to replace the other 2 speakers. These are rated to handle the non direct damp location.

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Great value...ok sound

Mike from Chicago on 7/25/2017

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Very good for the money. However if you have a critical ear these lack a full spectrum sound. The highs are sharp and lows are muddy. NO midrange at all. We moving and I used these to replace B&Ws so I can take them with me ...the comparison is not that fair.

Pros: Low cost

Cons: Hollow flat sound

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Paul from Palm Harbor, FL on 7/19/2017

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They have a wonderful sound and are so easy to install

Pros: Great sound Paintable Grills Looks great and easy to install

Cons: None

Awesome speakers, easy install with coordinating brackets

Kristin from Holly Springs, NC on 5/2/2017

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Great speakers, easy install, fantastic sound. Incredible for the price point.

Pros: Easy install, great sound, perfect for a home theater.

Cons: Brackets are sold separately.

Great surrounds

Mel from Mililani, HI on 2/26/2017

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This was a replacement from my previous RC65i I purchased over 10yrs ago. Yes, these speakers has been around for a very long time! The rubber surround of the woofers were coming apart. The previous warranty was 5yrs. These speakers give great sound for my 7.1 surround system. I have the Polk TSi300 Mains, CS20 center, RC65i side surrounds, RC60i for the rear surrounds and Klipsch sub. These speakers has decent bass. I was going to get the RC85i but decided to keep the surrounds matched at 6.5" speakers. Overall I've been satisfied with these speakers but it gets a 4 star due both rubber surrounds coming apart. These now come with a lifetime warranty!

Pros: Great sound, easy install, sleek design and decent price point.

Cons: Made to last

Buen precio

Enrique from San Juan, PR on 2/19/2017

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Buen precio sonido limpio fuert y claro. Good price, clean sound, strong, and clear.

Pros: Todo excelente. Everything excellent.

Cons: Le añadiría el logo de polck en la parrilla. I would add the Polk logo to the speaker grill.

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Clean finished look

Keenan from Sloatsburg, NY on 2/1/2017

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Nice fit, great sound.

Pros: Clean look and easy to mount.

Cons: Plastic frame and retention tabs

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Anonymous from Winnetka, Il on 1/19/2017

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Sound great. Easy to install. Outstanding price for the quality.

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Good bang for the buck

Danny from Fairbanks, AK on 1/16/2017

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Pretty easy to install and sounds good for the room I put them in. Now to get the right tuner to link my bathroom and bed room speakers for movies and music (respectively). Directions are straight forward and easy to follow. I would recommend the initial cut to be just inside the template lines and clean out from there for a snug fit. Would buy another set if needed as the price was easily within my price range.

Pros: Easy install, price was right and quick shipping.

Cons: No show stoppers other than what I annotated in my right up on using the template.

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Anonymous from Glendale, AZ on 12/11/2016

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exactly what I was looking for, sound great, easy to install

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Marc from Mukilteo, WA on 11/22/2016

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Easy install. Great sounding used as a surround speaker.

Pros: Easy install. Great sounding.

Cons: Not recommended for heavy bass output.

Great Surround sound speakers

Ray from Philadelphia, PA on 10/17/2016

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Sounds is great from these. I am using as surround speakers. Very easy to install.

Pros: Good Quality

Cons: none

Perfect

C.A. from Sioux Falls, SD on 6/6/2016

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Perfect surround speakers. Paired with larger fronts, the do a great job as rear.

Pros: Adjustable tweeters.

Cons: Grills a bit tight

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RickM from Williamsport, PA on 5/25/2016

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We had a pair of Boston Acoustic speakers mounted in our wall of our home for 23 years, they finally needed replaces. The Polk speakers were the closest fit. The ease of installation and the sound quality were all as promised.

Pros: Easy installation, great sound and the paintable grill and frame make them a winner

Cons: none yet

Excellent speakers

GK from Charlotte, NC on 5/10/2016

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Great quality and very easy to install. Although I only replaced one of my existing speakers, I'm now considering replacing the additional 7 spread around the house

Pros: Sound quality, ease of installation

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Easy to install! Sound Great!

Bill from Chicago, IL on 4/1/2016

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Installed these in my home theater, connected to my Onkyo tx-nr737, and the sound is perfect. Im using these as the surround speakers.

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Great sounding speakers and easy to install

Rudy from Audubon, PA on 3/7/2016

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I installed these in walls of our master bedroom as part of the whole house sound install, we have 2x4 walls which allowed enough room for installation with some fiberglass insulation for backing as recommended. I have these connected through a 25 year old Harmon Kardon 35 and distributed to the bedroom by way of passive distribution panel and into an impedance matching volume control knob. The longest part of the install was running the cabling and cutting the holes for the speaker and volume knob. These speakers are a great value and sound great, I'm going to continue placing them around the house and would recommend them to anyone looking for a good sounding affordable sound. They do have a pretty good dynamic range with a nice warm bottom sounding end and a not too overly tight high end where it sounds way to tiny. You will want to place insulation in the wall cavity where the speakers are installed so that room where the back of the speaker comes up to doesn't receive to much of that dead sound and vibration and so that the sound doesn't get absorbed in the walls.

Pros: Great sounding easy to install with included cut out template.

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RC65i Wall mount speakers

John C from ipswich, MA on 2/29/2016

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I have had these speakers for my 7.2 system in my shop for years. I have 4 RC65i flush mount speakers used for surround and I love them. Now I bought the same speakers through Crutchfield for my wife's new office space and it was a no brainer. They are great and the sound and bass make you feel like your right there whether it be music or movies.

Pros: Great speaker! More than I hoped for and the sound is lifelike. Handles a great deal of power and no bad effects.

Cons: I have no complaints at all!

Awesome speakers

Bruce from Woodstock, CT on 2/18/2016

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Kitchen rehab and we wanted speakers driven by a bluetooth amp. These Polks have incredible clarity, depth and separation (aim-able tweeters) Fitting was easy and the look great also.

Pros: Sound clear with great definition and rich, balanced bass

Cons: None

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Randy V from shelton, WA on 1/23/2016

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Excellent performance at a great price

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Quality, price and ease

zdoc from California on 1/17/2016

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I was looking for new in wall speakers to replace some old infinities in a rear surround sound position. In that position, these are a great sound for the money. I installed in the existing sheet rock openings and it was truly a breeze. 5 minutes and done. Another shout out to the tremendous team at Crutchfield who are always genuine in their desire to help!

Pros: install was a breeze. great value.

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Joe from New Jersey on 12/14/2015

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Great speakers!

Pros: Easy to install and outstanding sound.

Cons: None

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victor from California on 11/23/2015

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worked as advertized, good bargain!

Pros: great price for quality speakers

Cons: none so far.

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Glenn D from Florida on 11/19/2015

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easy install and great sound

Pros: easy install

Cons: none

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TomG from philadelphia on 11/6/2015

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These speakers look great and sound excellent. They have nice weight and size but are thin enough to install in any wall. I have them connected to an old receiver that will be replaced soon but even still the sound is rich and full.

Pros: look, sound and ease of installation

Cons: None that I have discovered yet.

Nice Speakers

RossH from Florida on 10/26/2015

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Nice speakers, well balanced sound. Good value.

Pros: Great sound and easy mounting. Good price.

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Mack from South Carolina on 10/16/2015

Needed a pair of in wall rear surround speakers. Listened to quite a few at Crutchfield retail store. After a lot of listening and discussions with knowledgeable salesman, decided on these. Are well constructed and very easy to install. Mist importantly, they sound great in this configuration. Glad I purchased them!

Pros: Great sound - easy installation.

Cons: None

Sweet

Q from New Jersey on 9/15/2015

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Just got these installed about 2 weeks ago and they're sweet! I don't claim to be an expert but all of the reviews related to these are spot on. They sound great, bass is good, highs are also good. Using them with 2 ceiling mounted 8 inch polks...the kitchen and family room are rocking!

Pros: Easy to install ....sound great.

Cons: none yet..

Great!

NickL from Georgia on 8/21/2015

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Great! Just as described. Came with template to help cut appropriate holes in wall... very helpful. Great value!

Pros: Helpful template. Easy to install.

Cons: ?

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Anonymous from Fort Myers, FL on 7/18/2015

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Excellent sound for an affordable price

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Excellent value

GabeT from California on 6/2/2015

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Excellent sound, detailed instructions, great value.

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Awesome sound is great

Michael from North Carolina on 1/15/2015

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They are easy to install and sound awesome in the wall, even with more space where you might have a large area behind your sheatrock.

Pros: Install template, can be painted, and sound great.

Cons: None.

Great Sound!

Randy from Millbrook, AL on 11/24/2014

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I added these to a new theater room for both side and rear speakers and I am more than pleased with the quality of sound. the install was quick and easy with the provided template and I had the speakers playing in no time.

Pros: Easy to install, quality of sound

Cons: None

Good Mid Grade Inwall Speaker

Josh from Massachusetts on 11/22/2014

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HiFi sound.. bass limited off course. Quality crossover.. Efficient Speaker. Installation was a easy. Compares well with other Brand name offerings

Pros: good sound efficient price was right

Cons: Need a big hole in the wall to fit speaker. Huge baffle small woofer

Remarkable Speaker

PopTop from Denver, CO on 2/10/2014

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The Polk RC65i wall speaker performs admirably--excellent, full sound. Arguably one of the best buys available.

Pros: Sound is great; wall installation is a breeze. Well engineered.

Cons: None.

Quality Product and Instructions

RoyW from San Diego, CA on 2/10/2014

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Absolutely no complaints from order to installation to tech support phone call. Shipping time was 2 days. The template and instructions for cutting the holes was right on. The screw-in clips to lock the speaker in the wall is well designed and simple to install. Phone call to ask about using insulation behind the speakers to improve sound was answered in a couple of rings. The tech support rep was knowledgeable and helpful. Best of all, the sound is better than I expected.

Pros: The price (no shipping charge for ground) was highly competitive.

Cons: No negatives at all from start to finish.

Easy to install, sound fantastic

ChucktownSC from Charleston, SC on 1/23/2014

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Decided to replace my front speakers and go with an in-wall option for a cleaner look. These arrived in just a couple of days after ordering and only took about 45 minutes to an hour to install. I have a small living room, 12x14, and these sound fantastic with the output from my little Onkyo TX-NR414. The included template for cutting the holes made it very simple. I plan to purchase in-ceiling speakers next for the rear and will look at a Polk option when the time comes. Additional note: these made the wife extremely happy since she doesn't have to see or be bothered with wires and shelf speakers anymore.

Pros: Great sound and quality for the price. Easy to install!

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Very satisfied

DaveK. from Jacksonville, OR on 1/16/2014

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Great value. Speakers are high quality, well put together, easy to install, and sound great.

Pros: Fast delivery, good quality, great price.

Cons: I should have bought a second pair.

Excellent!!

Gary from Gold Canyon, Az. on 12/10/2013

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Polk speakers consistently give the best bang for the buck and these speakers are true to form!!

Pros: Great consistent full sound with excellent directional tweeter.

Cons: none.

Sweet speakers

Mike V. from San Antonio, TX on 5/30/2013

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Really great speakers! I use them as my front surround speakers and they are wonderful. I use a Sony A/V reciever to power them. A little nervous first cutting into the drywall, but template was spot on. Just make sure you have everything level and away from the studs before you start cutting!.

Pros: Easy install, great sound. Very pleased. I like the ability to adjust the tweeters.

Cons: Difficult to paint the grille. I ended up just painting the frame of the speaker grille to match the wall color--it looks fine. You really have to thin down the paint a LOT to keep it from clogging the grille holes--couldn't get it to work.

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Tony 7.1 from San Antonio Texas on 12/31/2012

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Awesome Speakers especially for the price! I bought this along with the RC 55, 85, and 265RT Center Channel Speaker in wall speakers for my 7.1 system and it sounds amazing! I really did some shopping around and could not see myself spending hundreds of dollars per front, back and side speakers. So I went with the Polk speakers and I couldn't be happier. My suggestion however would be to get a great receiver to get the maximum sound you are looking for. I lucked out as i have a friend who upgraded to an 11.2 system and sold me his $1500 Pioneer receiver for $400! God is Good and my system sounds Great! The installation was easy as i had my room pre-wired for a 7.1 system so all i had to do was cut out the holes in the walls and install. Once installed I painted the grill as the instructions said with spray paint and my Theater Room looks amazing! I'm not one to pay somebody to do what I can do myself and I'm no professional but the installation was a breeze and my room looks professional grade! Also, they sent me the Polk PSW111 for free with my purchase and OMG! My room is booming! Thanks Crutchfield! My wife told me to upgrade to 7.1 and I'm so glad she did! I'm one Happy Customer!

Pros: very easy to install

Cons: none so far

Excellent value

PatC from Aiken, SC on 12/2/2012

Bought these to be L/R front speakers in my family room. A Denon 1921 receiver drives the home theater system. I'm a movie fan but I also love country rock and classic rock. I have been impressed with the ability of these speakers to deliver distortion-free sound. A Crutchfield rep helped me together the whole system. I could not be happier. They were a cakewalk to install. In my experience, it has been very rare to find electronic components that live up to the hype. These speakers EXCEEDED my expectation. Even at 80% volume (about 76 watts) there is no distortion, just clean sound up and down the spectrum. Now, I do have a subwoofer which balances out the low frequencies. I would recommend these to anyone for a home theater.

Pros: Clean clear sound up to 76 watts/channel. Easy to install.

Cons: None

Good product for the price

GW from Ashburn, VA on 8/31/2012

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All in all a very good product. Installation was easy. Bass is fairly weak when compared to higher quality speakers but for the price a very good in-wall option.

Pros: Easy installation Good look Price

Cons: Sound quality just OK

Very solid sound; great price

John S. from Atlanta, GA on 7/7/2012

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I was suspect that these speakers couldn't drive solid sound, but I was wrong. Very clear, slightly deep sound reverberates from them. Very easy install. You do NOT have to be a drywall specialist to put them in.

Pros: Great price, good sound, easy install.

Cons: None.

great surrounds

ncred02 from raleigh nc on 3/25/2012

My install was a breeze since i was replacing existing in-walls. had to cut the opening a bit larger,but these would be easy installs either way. I really didn't think a change in surrounds would make such an improvement. Mind you i was coming from some cheap RS 5.25 round two ways. These are a great compliment with my L,C,Rs. Great quality and sound for the price. Very happy and would def recommend. Cant believe what I have been missing back there. Even my ' all speakers are the same' wife noticed the change,no lie. I would recommend insulation in the wall cavity around them .

Pros: sound, very good for cost, typical polk value

Cons: none

Great for the Money. be aware of mounting

Janos from Midlothian, VA on 1/27/2012

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Sounds great for the money. be aware that the mounting tabs only rotate to the sides and not to the top. I discovered a bonus extra stud in the wall where one did not belong and i ended up right next to it. it would have been very handy if the tabs could have positioned up and down and not just to the side. a large paddle bit and some boring-out later... i was back in business with horizontal-only mounts. also, the mounting tabs and tab guide sleeves are plastic-only and not incredibly durable through multiple mountings. while the above sounds negative, i still completely recommend these. they sound great, the other side which did not have any surprise obstructions mounted quickly and flawlessly and they are painted to blend in to the wall color which is a big win with my wife.

Pros: great sound, decent build, paintable bezel and screen looks great.

Cons: more flexible and durable mounting options would be appreciated

Awsome sounding !

Lew B from utica ny on 1/22/2012

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I bought a pair of these years ago and loved them so much that when I went from 5.1 to 7.1 they were the logical choice !

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Great Speakers

Dixie Paul from MS on 6/5/2011

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I've had these in my media room for just over a year. These speakers are going strong and they sound fantastic. For the cost, these speakers can not be beat.

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Good speakers and great service from Crutchfield

Dan from Minneapolis, MN on 3/1/2011

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I bought Polk Audio RC65i speakers to replace old in -ceiling BIC America ones. Installation took 20 minutes (very simple). The quality of the sound is what I expected (good). Together with my Outlaw LFM-1 Compact subwoofer and Onkyo TX8555 receiver I have a very good 2.1 stereo system. The speakers are good quality and great value. I did not want to go with larger and more expensive speakers because I wanted to use existing ceiling cuts from the old speakers.

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Well made speakers

Jack from Northern California on 2/11/2011

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Well made. high quality. Good design for easy installation. I am using them for TV speakers in stereo with a 5.1 receiver. High and mid tone is very nice. Fills the room. Needs a sub woofer if you want the best sound. Does not have the bass performance of a book shelf speaker. Worth the money.

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A. Holland from Nashville, TN on 2/7/2011

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Great speakers. Very good sound. Can't beat the price. However, if used as surround backs, take a bit of adjusting to get a good sound. But, overall Very good.

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GREAT Speakers!

Garland from Midlothian, VA on 1/24/2011

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Great speakers! Excellent sound quality and volume.

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Cdminter55 from Hopewell, Va on 8/28/2010

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I purchased these Polk 107RC65I in-wall speakers for the rear surround sound for my Yamaha receiver. These speakers sound great. I also like the easy way they install in the wall. There is no messy wires strung along the walls they are in the walls. I would recommend these speakers to anyone that need speakers. I also purchased the Polk 107CSR center channel speaker a day later and replaced my floor speakers with Polk R150 bookshelf speakers. Thanks Crutchfields for having a good line of products for a reasonable price.

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best in price range

michael A. from fort worth tx. on 8/22/2010

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This is the second set I have purchased from Crutchfield. to replace existing in-wall speakers. As with the first set, the difference between those I replaced and these is phenomenal - no contest. The sound is fantastic. These are the best speakers you will find for under $200.00 I am very satisfied. . Moreover, Crutchfield's service and follow-up distinguishes them among their competition.

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Perfect

jcp from Livermore, CA on 2/17/2010

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A great set of in wall speakers for the price. We have a smallish living room but these do an excellent job of filing the space nicely with good sound. I do not notice the bass deficit others mention but we have a powered sub so...The installation was simple enough but I would have appreciated a hardi-back template that I could level. Really, quite nice.

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Vincent from TV on 9/11/2009

very good rear speaker. very pleased. highly recommend

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Great Speakers!

Jonathan from Milford, CT on 8/1/2008

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Purchased the RC-85 as my front speakers and the RC-65 as the rear surround. Very happy with the sound quality and performance. They sound great for being a small speaker. Were a breeze to install. If you like a lot of bass, pair them up with a good sub...but this should be obvious given their size and purpose.

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I couldn't be happier with these speakers!

John from Chicago, Illinois on 7/21/2006

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I purchased these speakers a few weeks ago and just finished installing them in my wall. After putting a little Nick Warren in the CD player, I can honestly say that the sound is crisp, the highs are clear, and the lows are tight at any volume! These speakers are absolutely sick! I love them, and I'm certain that my neighbors are going to hate me!!!<BR><BR>Installation Tip: You have to pack some R25 or similar insulation around these speakers inside the wall. This dramatically improves the sound quality of any in-wall speaker, especially these.

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Going to purchase again

Mark from Green Bay, WI on 4/12/2006

I purchased these as surrounds paired with Polk 85i for my home theater. They have worked beyond my initial expectations. They work wonderful. I am currently selling my home and during the open houses everyone has been impressed with the quality of the home theater.<BR><BR>I am so impressed that I am going to purchase them again from crutchfield for my new home theater.<BR><BR>Thanks Crutchfield/Polk.

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Easy Install-Average Performance

Andy from Freeport, Illinois on 4/26/2005

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Right out of the box and into the wall, these speakers are a fairly easy install. Traced the supplied template, cut the hole, fished the cable, hooked up the speakers and into the wall they went!!! No kit required!!! Instructions for install recommend cutting inside of the lines for the cut out, this did result in the need to hone the edges to get the speakers in the wall. The speakers do sound decent---I would recommend insulation above and below the speaker for interior walls(most ext. walls will have insulation) for better base response.

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Great Surround Speakers

John from Timonium, MD on 2/9/2005

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I ordered 2 pairs for my surround speakers in my 7.1 set up. I was impressed in how user friendly the speakers were. I installed them myself and installation was a breeze. The speakers include a template and detailed instructions. I literally traced the template, cut the dry wall, packed the cavity with some insulation, and dropped the speakers in, 1-2-3. The midrange and treble sound great. I will say low bass response is pretty weak but that is typical from an in-wall speaker. Besides, these are only my surrounds so my Polk sub and front tower speakers provide low bass. Not only do they sound great, but they give your room a clean, uncluttered look most bulky surround speakers don't offer.

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Features and Specs

Quantity in Package Pair
Tweeter Dome
Midrange Size ---
Woofer Size 6.5
Cutout Size 7.3125 x 10.75
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range (Watts) 20-100
Sensitivity 89 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 60-20kHz
Connector Type Spring clip
Bi-Amp Inputs No
Built-in Back-box No
Parts Warranty Lifetime
Labor Warranty Lifetime

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Features

Dynamic Balance Technology: Dynamic Balance drivers are used for wide, smooth response and low distortion.

Woofers: Each speaker features a 6-1/2" Dynamic Balance, mineral-filled polypropylene woofer for clean midrange and deep, accurate bass. For a smoother response and improved durability, each woofer uses a rubber surround.

Tweeters: Each speaker uses a 3/4" Dynamic Balance, metalized soft dome tweeter in a ball-and-socket swivel mount. The aimable tweeters give you direct high-frequency control, resulting in excellent imaging even for off-axis listening positions.

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

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

Installation: Each speaker requires a cutout 7.3125" wide and 10.75" high with a mounting depth of 2.407". Once the holes are cut, each speaker can be dropped in and the Rotating Cams can be tightened, allowing you to secure each speaker to the drywall without any extra assembly (the Rotating Cams protrude out 0.625" from the cutout opening). If you will not be mounting these speakers in drywall, make sure the wall or ceiling material can safely support the weight of the speakers before installation; each speaker weighs approximately 3.75 pounds.

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

Frequency Response:

  • Overall: 32 Hz-20 kHz
  • -3 dB Limit: 60 Hz-20 kHz

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