Polk Audio RC6s
In-ceiling stereo input speaker
Our take on the Polk Audio RC6s by Crutchfield's Kramer Crane
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'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.
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.
- 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: 5 years
- 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
Great sound, good price
Steve, Lockport, NY
Features and Specs
|Quantity in Package||Single|
|Power Range (Watts)||20-100|
|Connector Type||Push posts|
|Bi-Amp Inputs||Stereo input|
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.
- Overall: 40 Hz-20 kHz
- -3 dB Limit: 55 Hz-20 kHz
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