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Polk Audio RC6s

In-ceiling stereo input speaker

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Overview

Our take on the Polk Audio RC6s

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

Get stereo sound from a single speaker

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

Polk Audio RC6s stereo-input speaker

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

It's also great for big rooms

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

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

Get all of the musical detail

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

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

DIY installation

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

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

Product Highlights:

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

What's in the Box:

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

Polk Audio RC6s Reviews

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Steve from Lockport, NY on 4/24/2018

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Great sound, good price

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Anonymous from Naples, FL on 3/1/2018

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

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Anonymous from , NJ on 10/29/2017

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

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Brayden from Jasper, IN on 9/12/2017

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These are really good speakers for the price.

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Great sound, easy to Install!

Anonymous from Chicago, IL on 5/27/2017

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

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Perfect for my shower and master bath

Michael from Issaquah, WA on 3/14/2017

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

Pros: Moisture Resistant Good tremble separation Easy install in ceiling

Cons: None

Nice sound

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

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

Pros: Nice sound quality, easy installation

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Anonymous from Nashville, TN on 2/2/2017

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

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

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sound good

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Great speakers!!!

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

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Very good and they sound great

Pros: Easy install Sound great

Cons: None

Perfect for covered porches

Pete from Dalton, MA on 9/1/2016

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

Pros: Sound, ease of installation

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

Great ceiling speaker

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

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Perfect for a master bathroom. Love it!

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Polk Speaker and outstanding customer service

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

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

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

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

Great dual channel speaker

GodzillaPowerHour from Wharton, NJ on 4/17/2016

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

Pros: balanced sound, good base.

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Great product

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

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

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

Cons: None so far

Satisfied with the product, ceiling installation

Todd from spokane, WA on 2/8/2016

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Easy to install and sounds great!

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

Cons: Non observed so far

Great product, great audio quality

anias1902 from kingston, NY on 1/29/2016

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

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

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

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

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

Pros: Small, flush with ceiling, easy installation

Cons: No magnetic cover option.

Not a bad product for the price

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

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

Pros: Good price for what you get.

Cons: Thin mid tones. Tinny

Great speaker

GregM from North Carolina on 1/11/2016

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Purchased for the bathrooms, great product, easy installation

Pros: Easy install

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

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Ryan from Spokane on 11/5/2015

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Great Product, Great Price

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DR D from California on 9/30/2015

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

Pros: Stereo in one speaker.

Cons: None

Good sound solution for outside

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

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

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

Cons: None apparent.

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Anonymous from Texas on 6/9/2015

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Great product. Easy to install

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Henry from Florida on 6/4/2015

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

Pros: Great sounding speaker!

Cons: Can't think of any.

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

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

Pros: Easy installation

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

Quality speakers at the best price possible

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

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

Pros: Polk superb quality and sound

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Birmingham, Al on 1/27/2015

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Easy installation. Great sound for the price.

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Great product for the price

suzy from Pennsylvania on 12/14/2014

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

Pros: Price, sound quality, easy install

Cons: N/A

Nice General purpose speaker

Ryan from Salina Ks on 10/18/2014

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These are great little speakers for general listening purposes

Pros: Easy to mount

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

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Mark from Mesa, Az on 7/19/2014

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Great economical speakers

Pros: Easy to install with good sound

Cons: None so far

Great sound

Scott from Torrance Ca on 7/4/2014

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

Pros: Easy to install Great sound Great value

Cons: None to speak of as of yet :)

Easy to install. Sounds great.

Anonymous from Boston, ma on 2/28/2014

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

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John from Enfield, CT on 12/23/2013

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

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

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

Pros: nice looking easy to install

Cons: none

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

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

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

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

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Quaity at an attractice price

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

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

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Grate spearkers

Ralph from Orlando Fl. on 9/25/2012

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Great speakers instllation was easy and they sound great.

Pros: Price

Cons: Nothing yet.

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DLLUSCH from Kearney, NE on 8/21/2012

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

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lc from Atlanta, GA on 6/18/2012

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

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Stereo speakers fit the bill!

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

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

Pros: Easy to install, attractive, sound great.

Cons: None

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FR from Warrington, PA on 4/23/2012

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

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

Cons: None yet.

Great imaging, easy install

AaronB from Norwich, CT on 2/2/2012

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

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

Cons: I actually can't think of any.

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

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

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Shawn from Morgantown, WV on 4/27/2011

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

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

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

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Great Listening

Sue from PA on 3/10/2011

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

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FrankB from Marlboro NJ on 11/11/2010

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

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Perfect match for surrond sound setup

Matt from Northern CA on 10/21/2010

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

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Mark from SLC on 9/23/2008

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

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Excellent Small Space Speaker

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

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

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Features and Specs

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

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Features

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Frequency Response:

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

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