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Polk Audio MC65

In-wall speaker

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Item # 107MC65

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Overview

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Experience rich, room-filling sound from speakers that disappear into your surroundings. Polk's MC65 speakers install flush in your wall for a sleek, décor-friendly look. Use the 3/4" pivoting tweeter to precisely direct the high frequencies and really dial in your system's sound. The 6-1/2" woofer provides smooth bass and mid-bass. And this speaker's moisture-resistant design means you can use it in your kitchen, bathroom, sauna, or even under the eaves outside.

Polk MC65 in-wall speaker

The paintable, low-profile grille allows Polk's MC65 in-wall speaker to blend easily into the background.

Vanishing act

Experience rich, room-filling sound from speakers that disappear into your surroundings. Polk's MC65 speakers install flush in your wall for a sleek, décor-friendly look. Use the 3/4" pivoting tweeter to precisely direct the high frequencies and really dial in your system's sound. The 6-1/2" woofer provides smooth bass and mid-bass. And this speaker's moisture-resistant design means you can use it in your kitchen, bathroom, sauna, or even under the eaves outside.

Building a system

Install a pair of the MC65s for stereo music listening. These speakers can also work as the fronts, center, and surrounds in a surround sound system. The MC65s are voice-matched with the other MC in-wall and in-ceiling speakers, so you can mix and match.

An optional in-wall bracket is recommended for installing the MC-65 in a new home under construction.

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Great speaker with great sound! Very easy to install and set up

Jim, Litchfield, MN

What's in the Box:

  • White in-wall speaker
  • White grille
  • Cardboard template
  • Plastic paint shield
  • Owner's Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)
  • Online registration card

Product Highlights:

  • sold individually
  • frequency response 60-20,000 Hz (-3dB)
  • 3/4" aimable silk dome tweeter
  • 6-1/2" Dynamic Balance® woofer
  • handles up to 100 watts
  • sensitivity 89 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • paintable white matte grilles
  • durable, moisture-resistant construction
  • cutout: 7-1/4" x 12-3/4"
  • mounting depth: 3-3/16"
  • warranty: lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs

Quantity in Package Single
Tweeter Dome
Midrange Size ---
Woofer Size 6.5
Cutout Size 7.25 x 12.75
Woofer Composition Composite
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range (Watts) 20-100
Sensitivity 91 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 60-20kHz
Connector Type Spring clip
Bi-Amp Inputs No
Parts Warranty Lifetime
Labor Warranty Lifetime

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Features

MC Series: The Polk Audio MC Series in-wall/in-ceiling loudspeakers offer great built-in sound for multi-room listening. The MC Series features Dynamic Balance driver technology, an aimable tweeter, and polymer cone woofers, which ensures your music always sounds crisp and clear. The MC Series also uses infinite baffle tuning for excellent bass response, so you can install them in virtually any kind of wall.

Dynamic Balance Technology: Laser imaging technology allows Polk Audio engineers to see the entire vibrating surface of a driver and tweeter; they can actually see the resonance develop on the speaker cones-resonance that is the root cause of loudspeaker distortion. Being able to see the resonance develop, they then determine the Dynamic Balance of high-tech materials, geometry and construction that together 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.

Woofer: The Polk Audio MC65 in-wall speaker features a 6.5" Dynamic Balance Polymer Composite Cone for smooth wide-range response with low distortion. The polymer composite cone provides excellent damping and bass response while resisting deterioration. For a smoother response and improved durability, each woofer uses a rubber surround.

Tweeter: The MC65 in-wall speaker uses a 3/4" aimable silk dome tweeter with neodymium magnet for clear, detailed highs and excellent imaging even for off-axis listening positions. Aiming the tweeter toward your listening position improves imaging and detail.

Infinite Baffle Tuning: Infinite Baffle Tuning uses the virtual enclosure of in-wall/in-ceiling space for superior bass response.

Moisture-resistant: Durable, moisture-resistant materials allow you to install the speakers in bathrooms, kitchens, saunas, even under outdoor eaves.

Timbre-matched: The MC Series speakers are timbre matched to Polk Audio's freestanding speakers, such as the Polk Monitor, TSi, and OWM series; just in case you need in-wall/in-ceiling surround speakers to match your freestanding fronts.

Mounting Options

Installation: Each speaker requires a cutout of 7.25" (W) x 12.75" (H), with a depth of 3.1875" behind the drywall. Each speaker frame has a width of 8.5" and a height of 14.3125". Once the holes are cut, each speaker is placed in the opening and the Rotating Cams are tightened, allowing you to secure each speaker to the drywall without any extra assembly. The cam extends 1.25" deep from the mounting surface of the speaker and will accommodate a drywall thickness up to 1.25". When the cams are rotated, each extends 0.8125" beyond the 7.25" cutout width. If you will not be mounting these speakers in drywall, make sure the wall or ceiling material can safely support the weight of the speakers before installation; each speaker weighs approximately 3.4 pounds.

Paintable: The grille and flange can be painted, allowing these speakers to match any decor.

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The speakers are great. Excellent sound. I have them mounted in my walls. I don't see why they couldn't be mounted in the ceiling as long as you have free access to the area you want to put them (attic, etc.). Enjoy. [ WADIYAH  Dec 16, 2013 ]
do not have other speakers like yours... can not help there, but ceiling mount should be no problem [ HARVEY  Dec 16, 2013 ]
I am pleased with these speakers. They do provide a good clear sound. I did have these mounted in the ceiling without any muss or fuss. I give them a thumbs up. [ WILLIAM  Dec 16, 2013 ]
Thanks Tim! [ Scott  Dec 16, 2013 ]
I am not sure what the rm95 sound like. I am pretty particular about my speakers. For the money I think these sound great. Plus the other reason is that I did install them in the ceiling and they look good . Just make sure if you do install them in the ceiling to cut holes the exact size otherwise you will be patching sheetrock to cover up the gap. [ TIM  Dec 16, 2013 ]
Thank you Brian! [ Scott  Dec 16, 2013 ]
Thanks Charles. [ Scott  Dec 16, 2013 ]
I can't compare to the other speakers. But yes, these do mount easily in the ceiling. Note the info in the directions related to angles and tweeters. Mine sound great in the master bath! [ BRIAN  Dec 16, 2013 ]
Don't know about your specific Polk speakers, though I replaced some variety of Polk speakers (don't recall the model) and these sound much better. About mounting them in the ceiling, I don't see why you couldn't stick them up there. [ Charles  Dec 16, 2013 ]
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