Polk Audio 265-LS 6.5-inch 3-way in-wall speaker

Regular price $499.95 Available

265-LS High performance in-wall with dual 6 1/2-inch drivers.

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There is very little that separates the Vanishing 265-LS, performance-wise, from our flagship LSi and LSiM Series of traditional loudspeakers. The inclusion of the awesome ring radiator tweeter, for one, means this is a built-in loudspeaker that delivers the kind of pinpoint details and realistic imaging that only traditional loudspeakers are supposed to produce. Now you can get that kind of performance in a loudspeaker that virtually disappears into your decor. Use the 265-LS as the basis for a stealth home theater system, or a hidden two-channel stereo array. This is the architectural ideal of hidden high performance loudspeakers. Superior 3-Way Performance: For 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, like the 265-LS. 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. At this performance level, Vanishing LS is the best value in today’s hottest style of custom installed loudspeaker. Vanishing 265-LS Features: 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. Enhanced, reengineered ring radiator tweeters extend top-end response for incredible details and realistic imaging. 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. Vanishing Series LS speakers are timbre-matched to Polk LSi speakers to insure utterly seamless blending from speaker to speaker in systems that combine traditional and built-in speakers. 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.

Product Dimensions:
3.50 x 9.00 x 21.00(LxWxH Inches)

Product Features:

  • Driver Complement
  • Tweeter
  • Quantity: 1
  • Diameter: 1" (2.54cm)
  • Type: Dynamic Balance ring radiator tweeter
Mid / Woofer
  • Quantity: 2
  • Diameter: 6 1/2" (16.51cm)
  • Type: Dynamic Balance aerated polypropylene cone and rubber surround
  • Total Frequency Response: 28Hz-33kHz
  • Upper -3dB Limit: 29 kHz
  • Lower -3dB Limit: 41 Hz
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Efficiency: 91 dB
  • Recommended Amplifier Power: 10-200 watts per channel
  • Inputs: Gold-plated spring-loaded posts
  • Cut-Out Width: 7 1/4" (18.41cm)
  • Cut-Out Height: 19 3/16" (48.74cm)
  • Height: 20 7/8" (53.02cm)
  • Width: 8 7/8" (22.54cm)
  • Mounting Depth (includes 1/2" drywall): 3" (7.62cm)
  • Pre-Construction Bracket: PB LC265i
  • Overall Depth: 3 1/2" (8.89cm)
  • Product Weight (each): 9 pounds
  • Unit of Measure: each
  • Total Shipping Weight: 11.6 pounds
  • PB LC265i
  • Gold-plated spring-loaded posts
  • Tweeter
  • Owner's Manual
  • Speaker Cables