Vanishing Series In-Wall Loudspeakers: The Polk Audio Vanishing
Series 65-RT in-wall loudspeaker features a precision-engineered, minimally flanged
design. Polk's exclusive Sheer-Grille protrudes only 7mm from its surroundings,
and installs virtually-flush in your wall. Mounting the speaker is simple with a
one-cut, drop-in installation and the rotating cam stabilizing system. The speaker
provides superior high-performance sound from its 6.5" woofer and aimable
1" tweeter with Reflective Room Compensation control.
Infinite Enclosure Design
Dynamic Balance Technology: Laser-imaging technology allows
Polk Audio engineers to see the entire vibrating surface of a driver and tweeter.
This allows the engineers to actually see performance-robbing distortion develop
on the speaker cone. Using this data, they can determine the Dynamic Balance of
their high-tech materials, and alter the geometry and construction of the speaker
to effectively tune out the offending resonance. Exclusive Dynamic Balance Composite
Material Technology delivers sound that is effortlessly clean and clear, even at
lifelike volume levels.
Klippel Optimized Motor Structures: The Klippel Distortion
Analyzer allows Polk engineers to optimize each driver's motor structure, voice
coil alignment and suspension to insure smooth, unimpeded movement even at extreme
listening levels. This is especially important in the shallow depth area afforded
an in-wall loudspeaker.
Woofer: The 65-RT in-wall loudspeaker employs a 6.5"
Dynamic Balance mineral composite polypropylene cone woofer with a rubber surround
for a smooth, consistent frequency response. The driver features a lightweight,
strong composite basket that works in conjunction with Klippel Optimization to
keep moving parts in rigid alignment while further damping performance-robbing
Silk Dome Tweeter: The speaker employs a 1" Dynamic Balance
silk polymer composite dome tweeter for crisp, clear imaging. The high-performance
tweeter features a 15° swivel housing, for more direct high frequency control,
excellent off-axis imaging and more placement flexibility.
Reflective Room (Tweeter) Compensation Control: An easily
accessible Reflective Room (Tweeter) Compensation switch allows you to make
detailed adjustments to optimize the sound for any installation. The switch
can be used to digitally compensate for harsh reflective surfaces. The switch
doesn't merely reduce high frequencies, it actually allows you to notch-out a
specific area of the spectrum (3500-6000Hz) where room acoustics most often
interfere with performance. The switch has two settings:
- Filter Setting: If your listening room is
very reflective, with smooth sheetrock walls, hardwood floors,
and non-cushioned furniture, the sound will be overly bright
and unnatural. Selecting the Filter setting compensates for
the effect of reflectivity in a hard room. Tweeter attenuation
flattens room response, without hindering higher frequency
response, for warmer, more realistic sound and more accurate
- Normal Setting: If your room is not
reflective, with curtains, artwork, lots of cushioned
furniture and carpeting, sound will be absorbed by the
room, resulting in more realistic reproduction and more
accurate imaging. In this case, select the Normal setting.
Timbre-Matched: The Polk Audio Vanishing Series in-wall
loudspeakers are timbre-matched to Polk Audio's high-performance RTi bookshelf
and floor-standing loudspeakers. This allows you to match them to an existing
Polk Audio home theater speaker system and enjoy seamless blending from speaker
to speaker. Timbre-matched speaker components will insure the same true response
throughout your system.
Frequency Response: The overall frequency response of the
in-wall speaker is 32Hz to 27kHz, and the -3dB frequency response is 50 to 25kHz.
Infinite Enclosure Design
Infinite Baffle Tuning: Infinite Baffle Tuning uses the
virtual enclosure of the in-wall space for deep bass response and superior
PowerPort Bass Venting: The 65-RT features Polk Audio's
patented PowerPort Bass Venting. The oblong-shaped port has rounded edges which
smooth air turbulence at the mouth of the port to eliminate distortion. A foam
rubber port plug is included, and should be inserted when the speaker is installed
in an area larger than a standard open stud bay.
Wafer-Thin Sheer-Grille: The Polk Audio Vanishing Series in-wall
speakers feature Polk's exclusive wafer-thin Sheer-Grille, a magnetically-secured
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 perfs, and are acoustically inert,
for dynamic, unimpeded sound and more uniform coverage, even in larger rooms.
Note: When painting the grille, it is
highly recommend that you use a can of spray paint matched
to the color of the surrounding wall. Brushes or rollers
should not be used to paint the grille, as this will clog
the perf holes.
Gold-Plated Spring-Loaded Posts: The 65-RT has a gold-plated
pair of spring-loaded binding posts that can accept up to 12-gauge wire, single
banana plugs, or pin connectors.
Applications: You can use the Polk Audio Vanishing Series
in-wall loudspeaker as stealth side or rear surround speakers in an RTi theater
system setup, or for superior dynamics in practically invisible multi-zone music
Rotating Cam System: The speaker utilizes a rotating cam
system to ensure a secure, vibration-free installation. There are six rotating
cams to hold the speaker securely to the wall.
Installation: The 65-RT can be installed in new or existing
- Existing Construction: In existing
walls, use the included cardboard template for one-cut,
- New Construction: Pre-construction
brackets (sold separately) are available for new-build
or open-wall retro-fitting.
|In-Wall Dimensions||Model # 65-RT|
|Overall Dimensions (with grille)||Width = 8.875"|
Height = 14.375"
|Cutout Dimensions||Width = 7.25"|
Height = 12.75"
|Product Depth||Depth = 3.625"|
|Mounting Depth (using 1/2"
drywall)||Depth = 3.125"|