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Polk Audio RC60i

In-ceiling speakers

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Overview

Our take on the Polk Audio RC60i

Want music around the house without the bulk of free-standing speakers? How about dynamic overhead sound effects in your home theater? Polk Audio's RC60i in-ceiling speakers do an awesome job in either application. These popular speakers feature an aimable tweeter so you can direct sound towards you. They also come with a lifetime warranty, so you'll enjoy great sound for years to come.

Terrific overhead sound

Want music around the house without the bulk of free-standing speakers? How about dynamic overhead sound effects in your home theater? Polk Audio's RC60i in-ceiling speakers do an awesome job in either application. These popular speakers feature an aimable tweeter so you can direct sound towards you. They also come with a lifetime warranty, so you'll enjoy great sound for years to come.

Enjoy music in any room

Putting speakers in the ceiling for music with minimal visual clutter? Each RC60i is equipped with a 6-1/2" woofer and a 3/4" tweeter. Polk even uses moisture-resistant materials so you can install these in your bathroom, kitchen or covered porch with confidence. 

Elevate your home theater

Use the RC60is for lifelike overhead effects in a Dolby Atmos® or DTS:X® system. You'll love how sound moves up and down, instead of just side-to-side and front-to-back. These speakers are great options for the rear surround channels of your system, too.

DIY installation

If this is a do-it-yourself installation, check out our guide to installing in-ceiling speakers, along with our selection of in-wall speaker wire.

Polk's rotating-cam design makes your in-ceiling installation go smoother. Once you have the RC60is in place, simply use a screwdriver to tighten each cam for a secure grip against the back of the ceiling.

Optional pre-construction brackets are recommended for new construction. Free lifetime technical support is provided with every Crutchfield purchase.

Using 4 of these for my ATMOS config with my Denon X6300, and they sound great!

Sam, Wixom, MI

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What's in the Box:

  • 2 White in-ceiling speakers
  • 2 White grilles
  • 2 Cardboard templates with paint masks
  • Owner's Manual
  • Online registration card
  • Product Registration Card

Product Highlights:

  • ideal for music playback and home theater surround channels
  • moisture-resistant for use in a bathroom, kitchen, and covered porch
  • 6-1/2" Dynamic Balance® composite cone woofer
  • 3/4" aimable soft dome tweeter
  • frequency response: 60-20,000 Hz (-3dB)
  • impedance: 8 ohms
  • sensitivity: 89 dB
  • recommended amplifier power: 20-100 watts
  • includes white paintable grilles
  • cutout: 7-9/16" diameter
  • mounting depth: 2-1/2"
  • warranty: lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs

Quantity in Package Pair
Tweeter Dome
Midrange Size ---
Woofer Size 6.5
Cutout Size 7.5625
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range (Watts) 20-100
Sensitivity 89 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 60-20kHz
Connector Type Spring clip
Bi-Amp Inputs No
Enclosure Type In-ceiling
Parts Warranty Lifetime
Labor Warranty Lifetime

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Specifications

Features

Dynamic Balance Technology: Dynamic Balance drivers are used for wide, smooth response and low distortion.

Woofers: Each speaker features a Dynamic Balance, mineral-filled polypropylene woofer for clean midrange and deep, accurate bass. For a smoother response and improved durability, each woofer uses a rubber surround.

Tweeters: Each speaker uses a 3/4" Dynamic Balance, metalized soft dome tweeter in a ball-and-socket swivel mount. The aimable tweeters give you direct high-frequency control, resulting in excellent imaging even for off-axis listening positions.

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

Moisture-resistant: Durable, moisture-resistant materials allow you to install the speakers in bathrooms, kitchens, saunas, even under the eaves of an enclosed porch. (The speaker is not recommended for exposed outdoor use.)

Mounting Options

Installation: The round shape and flush-design allow the RC60i to mimic the look of a recessed lighting fixture. Each speaker requires a cutout diameter of 7.5625" and a mounting depth of 2.488". Each speaker frame has a 8.897" diameter. 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 2" deep from the mounting surface of the speaker and will accommodate up to 1.283" drywall thickness. When the cams are rotated, each extends 0.634" beyond the 7.5625" cutout diameter. 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 2.5 pounds.

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

Specifications

Frequency Response:

  • Overall: 40 Hz-20 kHz
  • -3 dB Limit: 60 Hz-20 kHz

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Why did you buy this?

My sound man recommended this to me. [ Scott  May 07, 2017 ]
Installed throughout our home to spread music out in multiple areas. Quality of speaker and price point cannot be beat. [ Matthew  Apr 11, 2017 ]
Used them many times before. Cost conscious. Great sound. [ SIMON  Apr 03, 2017 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield Adviser [ ROBERT L  Mar 22, 2017 ]
Home theater in the basement; couldn't afford the Klipsch or Speakercraft and my Polk Monitor 5jr's from College (20+ years ago) still sound great... [ Pieter  Mar 06, 2017 ]
I bought about a dozen of these speakers about 4 years ago and absolutely love them. Just finished our basement and needed some more, so went back to Crutchfield for the same items. Oh, and I also have a number of SONOS Connect:Amps and with the PlayBar I can now listen to Packers' games anywhere in the house or on my property! [ Scott  Feb 13, 2017 ]
Great sound for the $$. My friend purchased them and we are thrilled with the quality. Of course, I had to have them also!!!! [ william  Feb 11, 2017 ]
These speakers were recommended by my audio installer. [ Hank  Feb 03, 2017 ]
Recommended by Rex [ ROBERT A  Feb 01, 2017 ]
home theater and bed room [ Motaz MO  Jan 24, 2017 ]
Size and price [ Alex  Jan 21, 2017 ]
Have a set and love them. [ KENNETH  Dec 29, 2016 ]
Replacements for a pair that my teenage daughter blew during a party. They sounded great up to the point that they gave out! [ Herman  Dec 04, 2016 ]
Replacing old speakers that are polk [ Josh  Nov 28, 2016 ]
Polk=quality [ JOSHUA B  Nov 13, 2016 ]
great reviews and recommended by my electrician! [ JENIFFER  Nov 08, 2016 ]
I initially made the purchase because of the rating, after buying my first pair I was really impressed with the sound. [ Phillip  Nov 06, 2016 ]
Recommended by audio installer [ Stephen  Oct 30, 2016 ]
Fits in my ceiling space .... joist won't allow nice placement with 8" [ jeff  Oct 14, 2016 ]
I installed 2 pairs of these RC60i speakers for a client a while back at a beach house. I was impressed with the weather-resistant features that allowed them to be installed in the porch ceiling outdoors. I liked how well made they were, how easy it was to install them, and the sound quality. After 6 months, they are still going strong, no problems with the coastal environment. So when I needed something similar for my own house, it was an easy choice. [ J Craig  Oct 05, 2016 ]
quality and value [ James  Sep 20, 2016 ]
Great speaker for the price. [ JAMES  Sep 16, 2016 ]
Price and reviews...we will see and order more or send back and upgrade! [ Ben  Sep 03, 2016 ]
Based on Internet reviews [ Andrew  Aug 19, 2016 ]
Using these for front and back surround speakers on a 5.1 setup. [ Courtney  Aug 02, 2016 ]
For the back right and left surround sound system [ Cheryll  Aug 02, 2016 ]
good price. have always used polk and like the quality [ dan  Jul 27, 2016 ]
For my ceiling of my condo have 20 of them running off of 5 Sonos Connect Amps. They were the best choice for the price and preform VERY well to say the least [ Christian  Jun 15, 2016 ]
I will be installing these in my home theater as Atmos Speakers for a 7.1.4 setup. [ Scott  Jun 14, 2016 ]
Communicating with, Advisor Jane, a few of months ago- right price and good reviews. Jane's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=197 [ J. Paul  May 30, 2016 ]
A good choice for my limited space, and still have good performance. Price was good, also. [ Charles  May 22, 2016 ]
Above Kitchen speakers for the Wife to listen when she's cooking. Zone 2. [ J  May 17, 2016 ]
previous polk buyer, happy with product and price. [ Brandon  May 06, 2016 ]
Seemed like a good product for the price, with good reviews. Not yet installed, but I will comment once they are in and "working". [ David  Mar 29, 2016 ]
I needed speaker depth of less than 3 inches. These are 2.5 inches and seems like a good price. [ Timothy A.  Mar 19, 2016 ]
Cheap, neutral sounding ceiling speakers that blend well with other brand speakers. [ sean  Mar 15, 2016 ]
I read the reviews and they looked like a great product for the price. [ Christopher  Feb 17, 2016 ]
great price free shipping. good product [ Jeff  Feb 16, 2016 ]
needed for our garage [ Laura  Feb 09, 2016 ]
Price [ John Derek  Jan 30, 2016 ]
Own 3 pairs of these speakers and they are amazing! [ KW Solutions,  Jan 24, 2016 ]
Recommendation from tech support [ Philip  Jan 23, 2016 ]
I'm a long time customer and have bought 3 surround systems, 15+ speakers. I've always had good experience when dealing with Crutchfield. I can call and ask for advise and your rep always tells me the best application that meets my needs. [ Robert  Jan 23, 2016 ]
Compact form, great reviews. [ Adam  Jan 18, 2016 ]
Best features/options within our budget and an 8" speaker would of been too large in our ceiling. [ Tom  Jan 10, 2016 ]
I bought from Crutchfield before and I was very pleased with the advise and my purchase. [ Oscar A.  Dec 17, 2015 ]
Price, Quality, Online information from site [ Brad  Dec 14, 2015 ]
I already own two pairs of these speakers and they have performed fabulously. This last set will complete a speaker system through out the whole house. We've use other Polk speakers in other parts of the house. My wife loves her music and thinks the system is great. I think she plays it so loud we don't need all these speakers but she likes it. [ TOM  Dec 11, 2015 ]
I am a Home Builder in Idaho and just started building in the Polk Audio RC60i speakers and have had nothing great reviews from home owners and other contractors in the homes. Great Value, Great Quality and Great ease on the installation. [ Lloyd  Dec 09, 2015 ]
Polk name, quality, cost,and most of all Crutchfield reputation. [ Harry  Dec 04, 2015 ]

11 questions already asked

Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Kenny  Apr 22, 2017 ]  Staff
Any kind of receiver with a Bluetooth. But for my house I'm using Denon receiver and it works perfectly [ SHAW  Apr 05, 2017 ]
I don't see why not [ chris  Sep 06, 2016 ]
I installed mine in drywall ceiling, so I can't say for sure, but it seems to me the potential barriers would be 1)if you can't cut a hole well enough in the tile and 2)if the weight of the speaker overwhelms the structural integrity of the tile (and the tile sags or breaks). The width of the tile could be an issue if you had really thick acoustic tile I guess but that seems unlikely to be a problem. [ Will  Sep 06, 2016 ]
You would need to connect the line out jack to the input of a stereo receiver and then connect the speakers to the output of the receiver. These speakers are not self powered. [ DAVID  Nov 13, 2015 ]
I purchased eight of these speakers. Five for a 5.1 surround system and two for an exterior porch, all in the ceiling. The speakers work fine for the price, but to be honest I am purchasing five, new, higher end speakers for the surround sound system. The quality of sound from the speakers is less than I expected. [ JOHN  Mar 07, 2015 ]
Yes perfect for ceiling, I bought 4 of those and I harldy recommend it. [ SHAW  Mar 07, 2015 ]
2.5 lbs each, approximately. [ John  Jan 14, 2015 ]
I don't know the exact weight, but mine are in the ceiling made of 1/2" drywall. [ RICHARD  Jan 14, 2015 ]
Not too heavy. You can put it into any drywall without any problem. I will say around 3pound each. Great product. [ SHAW  Jan 14, 2015 ]
Ross, I put these speakers in my bathrooms and they work great. One of the bathrooms has a steam shower and a large bathtub and I do not have any problems with humidity. I do have a ceiling fan but normally I do not use it until after I am out of the steam bath. [ CARL J  Nov 17, 2014 ]
I have one of these speakers in my bathroom and it's mounted approximately three feet away from the shower on the ceiling. I've not had any issues with that speaker concerning humidity it has been mounted in there for approximately two years. [ JESSE  Nov 16, 2014 ]
Not sure about the humidity situation it's a great speaker sorry I couldn't give you a answer to your ? [ MICHAEL  Nov 16, 2014 ]
You really don't want your center or your fronts in the ceiling. They should be directly in front of the listener at ear level (in a perfect world.) [ Martin  Jan 12, 2014 ]
I have a 7.1 setup using the rc60i for all 7 speakers. the center channel sounds great however my ceiling is only 10 feet so wether the extra 4 feet would make a difference I cant speak to. [ MICHAEL  Jan 05, 2014 ]
Not that I can tell. It looks like the same quality of manufacture and materials in the magnets, surround and cone. The bass response is determined by the enclosure which in this case is the wall or ceiling. I have a subwoofer that takes care of the low end. [ WILLIAM  Dec 13, 2013 ]
Not really. The in wall that I bought were bigger and produce a much deeper base response. Also, the rectangular series has a separate tweeter . I highly recommend both . [ ALEX  Dec 13, 2013 ]
Performance specs are obviously different. I think mounting options available are different too. [ RICHARD  Dec 13, 2013 ]
I actually have 4 round Polk audio rc60i I'm my living room , two in fron on the top approx 4 feet from my flat screen an two right above where we sit in the couch we also have the rectangular Polk audio in the wall one on each side of the goat screen and the clarity and bass is awesome Feels like your in a movie theatre Hope that helped a little [ JESUS E  Dec 13, 2013 ]
My speakers were installed into existing construction. The process might be different for new construction. It's not clear to me how one could make a mass produced cover for installation in existing construction. I used some cardboard and a razor knife to fashion a "dam" to keep the insulation off my speakers. Proceed at your own risk. I assume a speaker won't generate enough heat to ignite cardboard, so proceed at your own risk. Mice - we got a cat after a mouse stole my Koss earbuds off my desk. Problem solved! [ DAVID  Dec 14, 2013 ]
Sorry Carl, couldn't answer your question. My builder installed and they were installed between floors, not in an attic space. [ HELMUT  Dec 13, 2013 ]
You can find information on installing the speakers in the manual here: http://a248.e.akamai.net/pix.crutchfield.com/Manuals/107/107RC55I.PDF [ Jeff  Nov 30, 2013 ]  Staff
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