Polk Audio RC85i Review 2-Way In-Wall Speakers (Pair, White)

In the current world, it is compulsory to install at least one speakers in your house. Either you are enjoying a movie on your big screen, playing some music in your past time or spending some romantic time with your spouse- you need a set of speakers to cover your whole room.

And when it comes to the matter of wall mounting speakers, it provides the total freedom to install it almost anywhere in your house. That’s why you don’t have to take any tension about the shortage of space. Also, the surrounding sound from above will deliver the perfect sound with the best bass.

When you want the best in-wall sound system in accordance with the most stylish outlook, the Polk Audio RC85i is the speaker set you want. With a complete package of design, performance, and outlook, this speaker will satisfy you in every possible way.


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    Perfect balance even in hanging
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    The bass has the best quality
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    Perfect dimension; can be handled easily
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    Installing is very easy
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    Stylish outlook


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    Treble is a bit off.
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    The surrounding sound is not very effective
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    Buzz occurs in 100% (full) volume

What We Loved Most About this Product?

In accordance with an amazing beauty, there are tons of extra benefits that you will find only in this speaker set. Several of them are here:

Comes with a Package of Two

With a set of two boxes, it comes in a full package. One is to control the sound perfectly while the other provides the best possible bass.

That’s how you will get a perfect sound that guarantees mental satisfaction.

Pre-equipped with Dynamic balance

As this is a wall mount device, there is a matter of proper balance.

And when we are talking about the Polk Audio RC85i, you will be amazed to hear that it has a built-in balancing. The mineral-filled polymer is used to keep the balance perfectly on the wall.

Perfect Dimension

Whenever we buy new things, the first thing that comes to our mind is how beautiful it is. And as of the second, the dimension always needs to be perfect.

This speaker is neither too large, nor small. Moreover, this model comes in 3 different sizes. (5.25 inch, 6.5 inches, and 8 inches). So, when you are tensed about the size, you can choose freely according to your need.


Not to mention, but wall mounting is one of the unique features of this device. You can easily hang it on the wall or even keep it on your computer table according to your preference.

Mounting the speakers on the wall is the best option though. Because it helps to save a lot of space and as of the sound, it comes more clear and sharp when you are hanging it on a wall. The sounds also seem more surrounding

Super Durability

The toughness of the Polk Audio RC is beyond your imagination. This is more durable than most other sound boxes you can think of. Many of our users have rated 5 out of 5 just only for the durability of the product.

Long Range Frequency Response

The Polk Audio RC has a long-range frequency response of 32 Hz-20,000 Hz. That’s almost to the hearing limit of a human being. So, as long as any of the songs are being played, there is no chance to miss even a single beat in the song.

Quality Description: 


There is one thing you can be sure about this product and that is design. The premium finishing and the ultimate outlook is more than enough to surprise you. The 14-inch height and the 10-inch width speaker is the perfect match for you.

Also, the open subwoofer puts an extra beauty on the speaker. It will also beautify the drawing room perfectly.


The performance is at the best at the price range of the product. There is not a single doubt about that. But truthfully, the sound quality is not at its 100%. When your volume is 60%, there is no problem.

The sound will feel crystal clear. But when you raise it more than that, the quality seems to fade. When it’s over 95%, you will feel a buzz in the sound. But nobody listens to that level. Is it more like a noise right?

That’s why you won’t have to worry about regular tasks. It can handle the music and movies very effectively. It almost makes me feel like a mini home theater.


And finally, the durability. I will put a score of 10 out of 10 on the basis of durability. It has a hard shell covering the whole circuit and the powerful magnets inside it.

The glossy material that is on the outside is totally moisture resistant. In the rainy season, often the electrical devices get jammed or short-circuited. But, the Polk Audio RC85i speakers are constructed as total moisture resistant. Thus, no chance of jamming. Even you can install it in the bathroom without any tension.

Highlighted Features:

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    Ideal for stereo music
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    Can be used as home theater
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    8″ woofer and 1″ swivel-mount tweeter
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    Huge range frequency response of 50-20,000 Hz
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    Impedance: 8 ohms
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    Sensitivity: 90 dB
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    Amplification: 20 to 100 watts
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    Outside dimensions: 10-1/16W” x 14-1/8″H
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    Cutout dimensions: 8-11/16″W x 12-3/4″H
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    Mounting depth: 3-1/2″
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    Hard & tough, won’t be a problem for simply falling.
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    Can be installed in bedrooms, kitchen, drawing, dining or even bath.
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    Wide area sound coverage

Bottom Line

At the moment we are almost at the end of our short review about Polk Audio RC85i. I won’t prolong this article and waste your valuable time. At last, I only want to say- if I had 10 choices of sound systems at this amazing price range, I would have instantly bought this speaker over others.

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