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Polk Audio 265RT Vanishing In Wall Speaker Open Box
Product ID: 265-RTOB
Manufacturer: Polk Audio
Product UPC Code: : 747192120306
Polk Audio 265RT Vanishing In Wall Speaker Open Box
List Price: $299.95
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Polk Audio 265-RT Owners Manual

3-Way Performance from a Practically Invisible Loudspeaker

For the big, full range dynamic audio, with no visible speaker boxes, you need the power and potential of an in-wall 3-way speaker that includes Polk’s patented PowerPort® bass venting system. Easy to install, you can build a complete high performance audio system that blends seamlessly into your décor. Tailor the performance to suit your room environment with superior audio controls to guarantee the most spectacular sound. Even while performing at this level, Vanishing® RT speakers are a great value in today’s hottest style of custom-installed loudspeaker.

Vanishing 265-RT Features:

Vanishing Series RT speakers are timbre-matched to Polk RTi speakers to insure utterly seamless blending from speaker to speaker in systems that combine traditional and built-in speakers.

Superior imaging and clear, lifelike detail is revealed by the responsive silk dome tweeter in Vanishing RT speakers; it’s set in a 15° swivel housing, for more direct high frequency control, excellent off-axis imaging and more placement flexibility.

Vanishing Series built-in speakers feature our exclusive wafer-thin Sheer-Grille™, a magnetically-secured grille that protrudes only 7mm from its surroundings. Sheer-Grilles have nearly transparent, ultra-small perfs, and are acoustically inert, for dynamic, unimpeded sound and more uniform coverage, even in larger rooms.

Painted to match your décor, Vanishing Series built-in speakers are virtually indistinguishable from their surroundings.

Reflective surfaces in rooms can make sound brighter and cause image distortion. Engaging the Vanishing reflective room compensation feature (by selecting the low setting) lowers the tweeter level to compensate for reflective surfaces. Vanishing reflective room compensation is a custom audio control that cuts the level only in the 4-5kHz range, exactly where reflectivity destroys sound quality. Outside this narrow 1kHz band, the tweeter retains its detailed and accurate high frequency response, for no loss of realistic musical details.

If positioning limitations demand that your loudspeakers be installed closer than 2 feet from side walls, the proximity of the surface can result in a response bump between 50 and 200Hz. This can create boomy sound. The Vanishing wall distance toggle switch is a custom audio control that adjusts the crossover to flatten response and tune out boominess, without sacrificing deep bass response, for more lifelike sound and more flexible placement.

PowerPort bass venting is Polk’s patented design for smoothly transitioning the air flow from the port into your listening area, eliminating turbulence and distortion, for bigger, more efficient, deep bass impact.

Easy one-cut, drop-in installation puts built-in audio within reach, with Perfect Fit templates, a precision flange, and (available) pre-construction brackets; achieve secure, vibration-free efficiency with a simple turn of the patented Rotating Cam system.

All Polk products are made using the best materials and the most advanced manufacturing techniques. They pass the industry’s most exhaustive quality tests, including drop testing, extreme signal response and UV & salt exposure testing. Polk loudspeakers are built to perform for a lifetime.


  • Shape: rectangle
  • Driver: 1" silk/polymer tweeter, (2) 6-1/2" composite polymer, and drivers w/ rubber surround
  • Overall Frequency Response: 30 Hz - 27 kHz
  • Lower/Upper -3 DB Limit: 45 Hz - 25 kHz
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Recommended Amp Power: 10 - 200 W/channel
  • Efficiency: 91 dB
  • Unit Dimensions: 20-7/8" H x 8-7/8" W x 3-3/4" D, 19-316" H x 7-1/4" W (Cutout), 3-1/4" (Mounting Depth 1/2" Drywall)
  • Manufacturer's lifetime Warranty
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- 3/12/2014

Thanks safe and sound for the kick ass deal!!!! These speakers rock my house of the foundation! Thank you so so so much!


- 3/2/2014

Purchased my whole home theater via open box items from david at safe and sound and they all came in looking perfect! I saved so much money I did a 7.2 instead of a 5.1. Thanks david...

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