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Polk Audio RC80i

In-ceiling speakers

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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.

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

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

jeffrey r., Mechanicsburg, PA

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Features and Specs

Quantity in Package Pair
Tweeter Dome
Midrange Size N/A
Woofer Size 8
Cutout Size 9.375
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range (Watts) 20-100
Sensitivity 90 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 50-20kHz
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 an 8" 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 1" 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: The round shape and flush-design allow the RC80i to mimic the look of a recessed lighting fixture. Each speaker requires a cutout of 9.375" and a mounting depth of 3.25". Each speaker frame has a diameter of 10.685". 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 4.5 pounds.

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

Frequency Response:

  • Overall: 35 Hz-20 kHz
  • -3 dB Limit: 50 Hz-20 kHz

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