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Polk Audio PB 65

Pre-construction brackets for
RC65i in-wall speakers

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by Ralph Graves
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These pre-construction brackets are designed to hold Polk's RC65i in-wall speakers. Use the included wings to attach the bracket to wall studs before the drywall goes up. Polk provides brackets, gaskets, and all the hardware you'll need to do a quick and easy installation.

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  • 2 Plastic speaker frames
  • 4 Plastic wings
  • Eight 1-1/4" Sheetrock mounting screws
  • Eight 5/8" Machine screws
  • Cardboard template
  • Instruction sheet

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Overview: The Polk PB65s are pre-construction brackets for the Polk RC65i in-wall/in-ceiling speakers. The included wings mount to the supplied speaker bracket and to the wall studs or ceiling mounts, giving you a sturdy mount to install the speakers. Each bracket requires a cutout in the drywall 7.5" wide x 10.875" tall.

 
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4 out of 5

Easy Installation, Cheap Screws

Written By GabeP, Horseshoe Bay, TX on Sunday, August 25, 2013
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Straight-forward, simple installation in a new-build home. My only complaint is that the drywall screws provided with the brackets are a bit substandard. All but two of them broke off at the head when screwing them into the studs. Not expensive to replace them, but it did result in an inconvenient trip to the hardware store. House is not complete yet, so not sure how much of a difference these will make vs installing the RC65i speakers without brackets.
Pros:
Easy installation.
Cons:
Sub-standard drywall screws provided.
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3 out of 5

OK for New Construction

Written By Matt, Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, January 25, 2011
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I used these before the drywall went up. They are just ok...very flimsy, and the screws
that come with them to attach to the wood studs are awful. Use drywall screws or buy
some wood screws to attach to studs.
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2 out of 5

low value

Written By gardner, des moines, IA on Wednesday, January 20, 2010
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You'll spend more time installing and adjusting these brackets than the actual speakers. For the price, you get some molded plastic, which seem to be relatively low cost to produce. When installing the machine screws that hold the brackets together, strip and loosen easily, then when you screw in the drywall style screws to the studs, the bracket gets pulled out of level or square, as the screw drifts in the wood. The screws that came with it, will break off w/ minimal torque, so discard those and use drywall screws. If the whole bracket and side wings were molded one piece, it would be better. I liked the PB85 style better. Installing the bracket before drywall will cause you to have to cut and line up the drywall hole precisely with the bracket, but if you skip the bracket and cut the hole in the drywall later, then the hole position is less critical. I also installed a pair of RC65i without brackets in existing drywall, and cut the hole in the same amount of time as installing brackets elsewhere.
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