Pros: Great sound for the price. I'm using these has front speakers and have another pair of polk 6" round speakers for the rears. My receiver is very low-end, yet these speakers fill the room with great sound. Very happy with the performance given what I paid.
Cons: Not the best low-end. A sub-woofer is justified if these are your main speakers. But for 6.5" speakers, they sound good.
Pros: Not sure how I would like "in wall" speakers. Bought these and the install was pretty easy. The hard part was fishing the speaker wire to the speaker, but with a little patience and time, i got it done. The sound so far has been great. I bought the JBL Loft 50 towers a few months ago. I used an o...
Cons: Cant really think of anything right now, but if something changes i will repost.
Must buy, the 8inch mid really makes a difference. Just cut your hole slightly bigger then the provided template.
24 November 2014
Summary: Pros: I was replacing some other square enclosure speakers and also relocating one and I found these Polk RC85i. What I really like about these speakers are the size of the mid, with the given dimensions of the cut out I wouldn't think the 8 inch would ever fit but they did it.
Summary: Awesome surround sound speakers for the price!!! Easy to install once the wires were run. Sleek and practically invisible!! Great sound!! Mounted them in a wall with insulation in it. No issues. I am using them for back right and left surround speakers. Totally happy! :-)
Summary: These speakers sound good. I have them operating as the rear surrounds in a large family room, powered by a Pioneer VSX-1020 receiver. These speakers provide adequate sound for that purpose. Polk Audio makes good stuff and these are no exception. Installation was not difficult.
A pleasant surprise in sound quality and easy to install
10 April 2014
Summary: These are great sounding speakers! I had already installed RC85i in two bedrooms and was using a couple of pairs of small metal boxed bookshelf speakers in the bathrooms. My house is wired for audio in every room to include shop, kitchen & bathrooms.
Summary: speakers were straightforward to install, and seem good quality for the price. they match with my other polk speakers fairly well, though the sound quality is not as good as my bookshelf speakers. they do have a much higher WAF though.