Vanishing Series In-Wall Speakers: The Polk Audio
Vanishing Series in-wall loudspeakers feature a
precision-engineered, minimally flanged design and Polk's exclusive Sheer-Grille,
which protrudes only 7mm from its surroundings. Installing virtually flush in
your wall, the Polk Audio Vanishing Series in-wall loudspeakers
offer a one-cut, drop-in installation and rotating cam stabilizing system. The
Vanishing LS series in-wall speakers are timbre-matched to Polk Audio's flagship
LSi and LSiM series loudspeakers for seamless blending from speaker to speaker when
you're building a speaker system.
Dual 6-1/2" Drivers: This Polk Audio Vanishing Series 265-LS in-wall
3-way loudspeaker employs a 6-1/2" Dynamic Balance aerated polypropylene
cone midrange driver, and 6-1/2" Dynamic Balance aerated polypropylene woofer,
both with rubber surrounds, for a smooth, consistent frequency
response. The aerated polypropylene cones are 20% lighter than conventional
polypropylene, and 35% lighter than aluminum, to give you clear midrange, punchy
bass, and high efficiency. Polk Audio's patented Dynamic Balance technology
eliminates unwanted resonances.
Ring Radiator Tweeter: The 265-LS employs a 1" Dynamic Balance
ring radiator tweeter for
detailed highs and superb imaging. This high-performance tweeter features a 15° swivel housing, for
more direct high frequency control, excellent off-axis imaging and more
Reflective Room Compensation Control: The
Reflective Room Compensation Switch, conveniently located on the front panel, allows you to digitally compensate for harsh reflective
surfaces, such as smooth walls, glass windows, and hardwood floors. The filter doesn't merely reduce high frequencies, it
simply cuts the level only in the 4-5kHz range where room acoustics
most often interfere with performance. The switch is labeled "Tweeter" with two
positions: out (normal) and in (filter).
Wall Distance Toggle Switch: If you mount your in-wall
loudspeakers closer than 2 feet from a side wall, the proximity of the surface
can elevate the midbass response between 50 and 200Hz, causing a boomy sound. To
compensate, the 265-LS is equipped with the Vanishing Wall Distance Toggle
switch, located on the front panel. The filter adjusts the crossover to flatten
the response, and tune out the boominess, without sacrificing the deep bass
response of the speaker. The switch is labeled "Wall Dist." with two positions:
in (<2' ) and out (>2').
PowerPort: The 265-LS features Polk's PowerPort bass
venting, a patented port design that enhances the speaker's bass response while
eliminating noise caused by the moving air turbulence. The provided foam rubber
port plug should be used if you are installing the 265-LS in an area larger than
a standard open stud bay.
Frequency Response: The overall frequency response of the
in-wall loudspeaker is 28Hz to 33kHz, and the -3dB frequency
response is 41 to 29kHz.
Sheer-Grille: The 265-LS features Polk Audio's exclusive wafer-thin Sheer-Grille, a
magnetically-secured metal grille that protrudes only 7mm from its surroundings. The Sheer-Grille can be painted to match your décor, making it virtually
indistinguishable from its surroundings. The Sheer-Grille has nearly
transparent, ultra-small perforations, and is acoustically inert, for dynamic,
unimpeded sound and more uniform coverage, even in larger rooms. The grille's
dimensions are 8-7/8" x 20-7/8".
Gold-Plated Spring-Loaded Posts: The in-wall loudspeaker has a gold-plated pair of spring-loaded binding posts that can
accept up to 12-gauge wire, single- or dual-banana plugs, or pin connectors.
Applications: You can use the Polk Audio Vanishing Series
loudspeaker as the basis for a stealth home theater, or a hidden two-channel
Note: The speaker isn't recommended for installation in
Rotating Cam System: The Polk Audio in-wall loudspeaker
utilizes a rotating cam system to ensure a secure, vibration-free installation.
The 265-LS has 8 rotating cams to hold the speaker in place. The cams can be
tightened from the front panel with a Phillips-head screwdriver.
Installation: The 265-LS can be installed in new or
- Existing Construction: In existing walls, use the included
cardboard template for one-cut, drop-in simplicity. Achieve secure,
vibration-free efficiency with a simple turn of Polk's Rotating Cam system
(8 rotating cams).
- New Construction: The optional
PB LC265i pre-construction brackets should be used for new-build or open-wall retro-fitting.
|Overall Dimensions (with grille) ||Width = 8-7/8" |
Height = 20-7/8"
|Cutout Dimensions ||Width = 7-1/4" |
Height = 19-3/16"
|Mounting Depth (behind 1/2"
drywall) ||Depth = 3" |
|Weight ||9 lbs. |