Polk Audio RC60i High Performance In-Ceiling Speakers : These, blew me away.

I have had many sets of ceiling speakers in my time. Every single set, expensive or non brand cheapo ones just do not satisfy my high end quality hifi ears. They have all sounded tinny and weak. Got them installed in my bathroom (and its a v large bathroom) and they just fill the room with incredible sound. Bass is surprisingly strong and vocals are magical. I have them connected to a sonos connect amp and it gives out plenty of power to drive these bad-boys. Their isn’t much more today.

Bought 2 sets of these speakers to fit into the ceiling of my lounge. Very ‘wife friendly’ and look great. Rigged up to a yamaha dsp 5. 1 surround sound system and a 3m projector. Watching films now is awesome. Make a cut into the ceiling (i had professionally done and skimmed) then put into the hole and turn 3 pins to hold in place. Can be used with or without the white covers. Definately looks better with white grills as they become part of the surroundings.

Very good – so i bought another pair for the bathroom. I bought these for the kitchen and had them professionally installed. Some months later i bought a 2nd pair for the bathroom and did a diy job. Very easy to install in a plasterboard ceiling (drill around the supplied templates and finish with a small platerboard saw). Remove grill, insert in ceiling and drive 4 screws home on the lugs to locate in ceiling. Performance is very good in the kitchen and bathroom – although probably a bit too big for the bathroom. At the price probably the best you can get. Here are the specifications for the Polk Audio RC60i High Performance In-Ceiling Speakers:

  • The RC60i’s round profile looks just like a lighting fixture so it will blend into your ceiling without calling attention to itself.
  • But they sound sooooo much better than your typical in-ceiling speakers giving them an unrivalled sound quality at a great price.
  • Mid/Woofer: 1 – 6-1/2 Diameter (16.51cm)”
  • Tweeter: 1 – 3/4 Diameter (1.91cm)”
  • Mounting Depth: 2-3/8 (6.03cm)”

Great speakers but over priced. These look and sound great but they are twice the price as on amazon. Com – i bought 3 more sets in the us.

An excellent choice for a kitchen ceiling speaker. These are excellent speakers in every way. Easy to fit with useful templates to assist accurate cutting and simple method of securing them in place. The final result superb sound from such a small size of speaker and an elegant appearance.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Great Installation Speakers
  • An excellent choice for a kitchen ceiling speaker
  • Great speakers but over priced
  • Very good – so I bought another pair for the bathroom. Easy to install too.
  • These, blew me away.

My friend recommended the rc80’s but being cheap i got these instead. I have two in my kitchen and they are a great touch. Can’t turn volume up more than 50% as they are so loud.

Have a pair of these plugged into a sonos zone player. The sound quality is very good, without being spectacular. For the price point, i would say they represent good value for money. Plenty of bass and generally, the range is very good. Had them installed by a professional. It looked straightforward and they blend into a white ceiling very well. One consideration on placement – unless you have a lot of insulation, they can be quite audible in the room above, so if you do have some flexibility as to placement try to put under a hall, cupboard, bathroom etc.

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  1. This review is from : Polk Audio RC60i High Performance In-Ceiling Speakers (Pair)

    Lovely, we have them installed in every room in the house.
    • Great installation speakers. Firstly the reality is that fitting speakers into a ceiling of a kitchen is clearly not an audiophile act and i don’t expect that level of musical quality. With that caveat in mind what i can say is that these are great for the application i used them for. Sound quality is excellent and far louder than i’ll use in normal day to day usage. They are discrete and almost flush which was a pre-requisit given that my kitchen is fairly low in height. The build quality is high and they have a nice ‘weightiness’ about them that suggests this. Of course polk is a well known good quality brand and i expected nothing less. I use these with a middling teac multizone amp and really can’t complain given the price and installation.
  2. This review is from : Polk Audio RC60i High Performance In-Ceiling Speakers (Pair)

    Bought 2 sets of these speakers to fit into the ceiling of my lounge. Very “wife friendly” and look great. Rigged up to a yamaha dsp 5. 1 surround sound system and a 3m projector. Watching films now is awesome. Make a cut into the ceiling (i had professionally done and skimmed) then put into the hole and turn 3 pins to hold in place. Can be used with or without the white covers. Definately looks better with white grills as they become part of the surroundings.

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