Overview: The Polk Audio TC265i is a versatile in-wall
speaker. It can be used in pairs as stereo speakers, or multiple units in a home
theater application as an LCR (left, center, right), or with other TCi-series
speakers as a center channel speaker. Its mounting depth, assuming 1/2-inch
drywall, is 3" (overall depth is 3-1/2").
Dynamic Balance Technology:
Dynamic Balance polymer composite drivers are used for smooth wide-range
response with low distortion.
Mid-Woofer: The speaker
features a 6-1/2" Dynamic Balance, mineral composite polypropylene mid-woofer
for deep, accurate bass. For a smoother response and improved durability, the woofer uses a butyl rubber surround.
Midrange: The speaker features
a 6-1/2" Dynamic Balance, mineral composite polypropylene midrange driver for
clean, distortion-free midrange. The midrange driver also uses a butyl rubber
Tweeter: The speaker uses a 1"
Dynamic Balance, silk/polymer composite dome tweeter with a neodymium magnet for
clear detailed highs. The ball-and-socket swivel mount lets you aim the tweeter
in any direction to give you direct high-frequency control, resulting in
excellent imaging even for off-axis listening positions.
Power Port: This speaker is
equipped with Polk Audio's patented Power Port bass venting system. The Power
Port was designed into the speaker to extend deep bass efficiency and
Terminals: The speaker features
gold-plated spring post terminals.
Infinite Baffle Tuning:
Infinite Baffle Tuning uses the virtual enclosure of in-wall space for superior
moisture-resistant materials allow you to install the speaker in a bathroom,
kitchen, sauna, even under outdoor eaves.
Timbre-matched: The speaker
is timbre-matched to the Polk Audio RTi Series for seamless, enveloping imaging
when used in a home theater system. You can mix and match any of the TCi-series
in-wall and in-ceiling speakers with the RTi Series high performance
floor-standing and bookshelf speakers.
Accessible Controls: The
TC265i features technology that can tailor the sound for performance in
difficult or unusual placement situations. The following controls are located on
the front panel of the speaker (behind the grille):
- Wall Distance Toggle:
In-wall speakers excel when placed more than 2' from side walls. When the
speaker is mounted closer than 2', the result is a "bump" in response
between 50 and 200Hz. The speaker has a Distance Toggle Switch circuit that
flattens the response and tunes out the "boominess" if mounted closer than
2' from a side wall.
- Tweeter Attenuator: If the
listening room is very reflective, with smooth sheetrock walls, hardwood
floors, and non-cushioned furniture, the sound will overly "bright" and
unnatural. In this case, you can engage the TCi -3dB Tweeter Attenuator
(select the "Cut" setting) to flatten the room response without hindering
higher frequency response for warmer, more realistic sound and more accurate
Installation: The speaker
requires a cutout 7-1/4" wide and 19-1/4" high with a depth of 3" behind
1/2-inch drywall. Once the hole is cut, the speaker can be dropped in and the
Rotating Cams can be tightened, allowing you to secure the speaker to the
drywall without any extra assembly. If you will not be mounting the speaker in drywall, make sure the wall or ceiling material can safely support the weight
of the speaker before installation; the speaker weighs approximately 11
Paintable: The grille and flange
can be painted, allowing the speaker to match any decor. A clear plastic
paint mask is included to protect the "unpaintable" speaker parts.
- Overall: 30Hz-27kHz
- -3dB Limit: 45Hz-25kHz