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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.
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
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: This 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.
Terminals: The speaker features
gold-plated spring post terminals.
Accessible Controls: The TC65i
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 12-3/4" high with a depth of 2-3/4" 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 5.5 pounds.
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.
Performance Enclosure Compatibility: The optional Polk Audio
custom built Performance Enclosure (item # 107ENLC65i) gives the TCi in-wall
speaker the performance edge by hiding a complete, perfect-volume speaker
cabinet within the wall before the wall is even completed. The Performance
Enclosure is specially constructed of high density MDF and fill material in a
size that fits securely between wall and ceiling studs in pre-drywall
construction. Adjustable brackets make pre-construction installation simple.
Vibration-damping foam pads ensure rattle-free performance.
- Overall: 32Hz-27kHz
- -3dB Limit: 50Hz-25kHz