If you’re serious about your sound, but don’t want bulky speaker cabinets taking up your space, check out the LC80i in-ceiling speaker from Polk. It takes advantage of the same advanced technologies that made Polk’s critically acclaimed LSi loudspeakers so incredibly successful. And since it installs directly into your ceiling, you can get clean, high-impact sound without taking up an inch of floor space.
The LC80i features a 1″ Ring Radiator tweeter (the same tweeter found on ultra-high-end speakers costing $10,000 a pair.) and a big 8″ Dynamic Balance? woofer. The specially designed tweeter delivers smooth, extended highs with amazing detail all the way out to 26,000 Hz. And it’s swivel-mounted, so you can direct the high frequencies toward your favorite listening position. The woofer and tweeter are offset by 15? for improved midrange clarity and imaging.
Polk has outfitted the LC80i with helpful sound-shaping controls. Use the tweeter level switch to tailor the high-frequencies to suit your personal taste and room’s acoustics. The wall distance toggle switch flattens the bass response ? ideal for avoiding a boomy bass sound if your speaker is installed near a corner. And the off-axis targeting switch improves stereo imaging throughout the room. That’s a lot versatility for an in-ceiling speaker.
Careful design and sturdy build are a must for high-quality in-ceiling sound. Polk’s Casket Basket? construction keeps the speaker’s drivers in rigid alignment, and the dense, acoustically inert baffle virtually eliminates annoying resonance. The LC80i is rust- and moisture-resistant for safe use in bathrooms, kitchens, saunas, and even under outdoor eaves. Installation is easy thanks to the LC80i’s rotary cam design. (For new-construction installation, we recommend Polk’s Performance Enclosure, sold separately, for the best possible in-ceiling sound.)
You can put together an invisible home theater speaker system using the LCi in-ceiling and in-wall speakers with a powered sub. Plus, since the LCis are voice-matched to Polk’s LSi loudspeakers, you can mix and match in-ceiling, in-wall, and free-standing speakers to suit your listening space.