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Polk Audio PB SC85

Pre-construction brackets for select Polk in-wall speakers

MFR # AW0486-A

Polk Audio PB SC85

Polk Audio PB SC85

Pre-construction brackets for select Polk in-wall speakers

MFR # AW0486-A

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Polk Audio PB SC85

Douglas from MADISON, AL on 11/6/2019

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Worked as intended. These are a little sturdier than some others I used in my pre-drywall rough-in. The plastic straps are fairly robust. Good product.

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Polk Audio PB SC85

Crutchfield customer from Port Huron, MI on 8/26/2019

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Quick and easy to install before drywall went up

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Polk Audio PB SC85

Michael from Farmington, UT on 6/3/2019

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Excellent products, intuitive and worked perfectly for what we needed - bought 3 sets and the worked great.

Pros: Easy to use and trim

Cons: None

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Polk Audio PB SC85

Crutchfield customer from North Royalton, OH on 4/16/2019

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Very brittle. I installed with caution and they still cracked. Not worth the price in my opinion.

Pros: Will make installation of speakers post construction easier.

Cons: Wicked Fragile

Crutchfield response on 4/17/2019
We're sorry you had issues with your speakers. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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Great product

R. Brian from Chesnee, SC on 3/17/2019

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These rough-in brackets work great and really save time on new construction A/V installations.

Pros: Easy installation

Cons: A little pricey, poor construction

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Polk Audio PB SC85

Crutchfield customer from Steamboat Spr, CO on 8/30/2018

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havent installed yet,

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Speaker Brackets

Crutchfield customer from Gloucester, VA on 8/14/2018

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These are very easy to install. Leaves no question where you want your speakers to be cut in at

Pros: Ease of use

Cons: A little flimsy

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Polk Audio PB SC85

Crutchfield customer from Anthem, AZ on 6/29/2018

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needs to be a little stronger material. easy to mount

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Polk Audio PB SC85

Crutchfield customer from Idaho Falls, ID on 3/25/2018

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Knowing what these are makes the difference. They are templates for sheetrock installers to make cutouts. They serve little to no strength. Based on this they work great. Install easy and versatile.

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Flimsy

Rob from Powder Springs, GA on 12/9/2017

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Very very flimsy..... not sure it will withstand the drywall install

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Polk Audio PB SC85

Crutchfield customer from Saint Paul, MN on 11/23/2017

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Incredibly flimsy, the stabilizing arms cracked when fixed to the wall

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We're sorry you're having issues with your brackets. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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Polk Audio PB SC85

Ron from Duncan, SC on 8/29/2017

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Not as good as the round brackets by Polk. The round ones didn't crack...these did. The straps don't snap in as nice on these.

Pros: Just OK

Cons: Cracks easy

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Makes it easy

bdh from Minneapolis, MN on 4/2/2016

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Easy to use

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PB SC85

balaman from sanford, FL on 3/23/2016

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good fit. Thought that given the application Material would be more durable. Made of brittle plastic ! Broke a piece off the extender for post support.

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Purchaser from New Jersey on 9/19/2014

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Forms are plastic and relatively easy to install. The heads from the screw provided broke off way to easily when screwing into studs. These really are only useful as in my case where you want your sheetrock installers to do the cutouts so everything lines up well, otherwise they are not needed.

Pros: Easy Installation, tabs break easily and allow for easy measurements.

Cons: Plastic is flimsy. Screw heads broke with little force. Price is too expensive.

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Easy Installation

Darren from Raleigh, NC on 8/1/2014

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The bracket is as described and provides a better mounting then just placing in a sheet rock cut out.

Pros: Easy installation and a firmer hold for the in-wall speaker.

Cons: None

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Necessary?

GabeP from Horseshoe Bay, TX on 8/25/2013

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Straight-forward, simple installation in a new-build home. 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 driving 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 RC85i speakers without brackets. Will be nice to have the holes in the drywall pre-located though.

Pros: Easy installation

Cons: Cheap screws.

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are these really needed?

DH from sioux falls on 5/25/2013

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bought these to go with speakers. they seem cheap and expensive considering how flimsy they are. hopefully they make installing easier. basement not done, so speakers aren't in yet, only the brackets have been installed.

Pros: should(?) make for an easier install

Cons: The price seems like plenty for some flimsy plastic brackets and a few screws.

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good Bracket

ttomeboy2152 from Rockford, IL on 5/5/2013

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Work well for their intended use

Pros: Ease of installation

Cons: A little on the pricy side

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Polk Audio PB SC85

Jim from College Point,Fl on 3/22/2011

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Waaaay too expensive for 4 pieces of fragile plastic. But they did make it easier to place in new stud wall.

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low value

gardner from des moines, IA on 1/20/2010

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I liked this bracket slightly better than the PB65 size due to the tab and slot side wing design instead of machine screws. However, 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 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. 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. My "open box" bracket pair did not come with hardware or instructions. Also, I had to by a pair of the brackets for 1 center channel MC85, so I wasted 1 bracket. Can they sell open box brackets in singles?

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