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Polk Audio PB 60

Pre-construction brackets for
RC60i and RC6s in-ceiling speakers

15 Reviews | 1 question - 1 answer

Overview

Our take on the Polk Audio PB 60

These pre-construction brackets are designed to hold either Polk's RC60i or RC6s in-ceiling speakers. Use the included wings to attach the bracket to ceiling joists before the drywall goes up. Polk provides brackets, gaskets, and all the hardware you'll need to do a quick and easy installation.

Priced per pair

What's in the Box:

  • 2 RCi Series plastic speaker frames
  • 4 Plastic wings
  • Eight 1-1/4" Sheetrock mounting screws

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Reviews

Polk Audio PB 60 Reviews

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15 Reviews

Makes it easy

Written by: bdh from Minneapolis, MN on April 2, 2016

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Easy to use

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Great Help

Written by: Jared W. from blue springs, MO on March 16, 2016

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Excellent product and a great help in placing speakers for new building area. These speaker brackets allowed me to visualize where I wanted to place my speakers and ensure the contractors knew where I was placing them. Highly recommend!

Pros: Easy to use and install

Cons: None

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Written by: Sage from westerly, RI on January 19, 2016

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very helpful, fast shipping, great pricing, just as described. thank you!

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Broke almost immediately

Written by: jmecimore from North Carolina on January 11, 2016

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I opened this item and put the parts together as instructed. While snapping one of the wings into the bracket, a small piece broke off of one of the brackets. I had to superglue the parts back together, as I didn't have time to return the items and wait for replacements. The price is extremely high for such a flimsy product. I feel like I wasted money that I could have spent on better speakers. Otherwise, the brackets work as expected.

Pros: Provide an easy way to indicate the location of speakers to drywall crew in new construction.

Cons: Plastic seems to be brittle and breaks very easily. Price is very high and you could accomplish the same thing with a single gang electrical box and then cut the hole later.

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Written by: Anonymous from Floral park , ny on July 10, 2015

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Easy install

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Great product

Written by: Mike from Marbelhead, Ohio on January 25, 2015

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I am doing a complete remodel job of a home I just bought. I put 2 sets in 3 different rooms.. Easy to install and my drywall contractor said it made it easy on him. I'm very happy with these mount

Pros: Made of a firm plastic, Made it very easy to line all 4 mount evenly in the ceiling.

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Another must for new construction

Written by: DF97229 from Portland, OR on October 20, 2014

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These are a must if you're dealing with new construction or bare joists. It simplifies wiring location, drywall cutout and installation. This was the second set of in-ceiling speakers I installed.

Pros: Ensures your speakers are installed exactly where you want them to be. When mounting your speakers you won't be hunting to find the right location, cutting the wrong size hole or damaging your ceiling when installing the speakers. Always use the right tool for the job.

Cons: None.

Makes life eaiser

Written by: JustinS from Texarkana, TX on October 2, 2014

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This product definitely makes life easier if your prewiring a new house for in ceiling speakers. However, I'm really worried that the drywall people will end up breaking them. They are flimsy cheap plastic.

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Polk Audio PB speaker bracket

Written by: cap from La. on August 17, 2014

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Overpriced for what it is. Don't know why I even need it. Am build a new home and this bracket is suggested for new construction. However when I look at the bracket and the speaker intended to mount in it, the need for a bracket is not there. The speaker will install in sheetrock.

Pros: maybe for a non sheetrock and non-solid ceiling it would work

Cons: Grossly overpriced

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Written by: Audrey from Southfield, MI on July 1, 2014

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Very good product, very sturdy.

Pros: Offers excellent support

Cons: May need a professional to install.

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Written by: john a from fenwick,de on March 9, 2014

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excellent support for outdoor vinyl ceiling , product give the speakers solid housing to install and not sag.

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Cheap plastic, expensive price tag

Written by: J.B. from Salt Lake City, UT on April 1, 2013

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For the price this is defiantly not worth it. These couldn't have cost more than $1 to manufacture. The plastic is flimsy and you must be very delicate. I'd recommend only buying these if you have an area where you don't want to cut around post-construction (i.e. aluminum siding). If installing in sheetrock don't bother buying these, instead install a $2 gang box that can be cut out afterwards.

Pros: Gets the job done, if you don't break them in the process.

Cons: The plastic is easy to break. Most expensive plastic I have ever bought.

Polk Audio PB 60

Written by: Anonymous from Brewtown, Wi on February 8, 2012

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Even though I am doing a remodel and the room is down to the studs, I returned the product because it's really not needed due to the design of the speakers themselves. Also, I can find better things to spend for the price.

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Disappointed

Written by: Jack from Greenville SC on February 22, 2010

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Based on the photos and price I was expecting metal brackets. This will be my first in wall speaker installation. I was disappointed to get a plastic bracket. I installed the plastic bracket myself, prior to the sheetrock, in a custom built house. The sheetrockers followed me and cut the opening for the speakers beautifully. I have not ordered the speakers yet so, I don't know if the installation will be so simplified by the brackets that I will be glad I spent the money but at this time, this much money for a pair of plastic rings with plastic mounting straps and 4 screws to guide sheetrockers seems a bit high and I am disappointed.

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Polk Audio PB 60

Written by: michael from Kentucky on October 17, 2008

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The product doesn't seem worth the money. Very flimsy. One of the brackets broke while hanging drywall. Need something more stable.

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What's in the box?

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  • 2 RCi Series plastic speaker frames
  • 4 Plastic wings
  • Eight 1-1/4" Sheetrock mounting screws

Product Research

Features

Overview: The Polk PB60s are pre-construction brackets for the Polk RC6S and RC60i in-ceiling speakers. The included wings mount to the supplied speaker bracket and to the ceiling mounts, giving you a sturdy mount to install the speakers. Each bracket requires a cutout in the drywall with the following diameter: 7.847".

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The actual ceiling thickness of the ceiling condition is nominal when using these brackets as you are primarily purchasing the bracket to provide final speaker placement and to act as a cut out guide for a clean finish install. The brackets offer some support in holding the speaker when installed, but essentially you are just locating the speaker layouts in rough framing phase. So Yes, these brackets would be used for 1/2" or 3/4" thick ceiling condition. With regards to the actual thickness of the ceiling material, the speaker itself has spring fasteners that grab the T&G ceiling. The length of the speaker fasteners is more crucial when considering ceiling thicknesses. Most speakers have a minimum 1-1/4" long spring fastener. [ Robert  Oct 30, 2015 ]
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