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To the OP, I know you are only using them as height speakers but what are your impressions of the Polk 265-RT's? Have you tried listening to them isolated from the rest of the speakers? Did you do any kind of baffle inside the wall to try to control the airspace behind the speaker?
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Yes, I tried the 265-RT's as front speakers for a friend. He wasn't sure on buying these speakers to use them as dedicated front speakers, so I tried them myself and let me tell you............they sounded amazing!!!!

I tried them first by themselves and the sound was good, having in consideration that I was comparing them against the RTi A9's (I know, I know......it wasn't fair), but I have to use a reference. Anyway, the sound was good.

Next round, I let the 265-RT's play as fronts, but this time I added one of my subwoofers....... That just did the trick............what a nice combination. Bottom line, if you are planning on using these speakers as fronts, you will be happy. But, if you combine them with a decent subwoofer........then you will be amazed on the end results.

Oh yeah, my friend purchased the speakers + the center channel (255C-RT) and he is a happy camper. Here is a video of his room:

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The speakers were installed on a wall that has fiberglass insulation. So, I didn't do anything other than open the holes, run wires and then install them.

If you have other questions let me know!
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Thanks for the quick reply! I was looking at the Polks or the Intimus 6 LCR to be placed behind a AT screen. I will be using them with at least one sub with a plan on adding an 2nd one in the future.
I am a fan of Polk and have a pair of LSi 9's and LSiC speakers in my living room and just love them so I was leaning toward the Polks.
I love your setup and your friends is off to a great start and very similar to what I am doing in my house. I even considered mounting my projector in the bulkhead but wanted it a bit further back.

Thanks again for your input!
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Thanks for the quick reply! I was looking at the Polks or the Intimus 6 LCR to be placed behind a AT screen. I will be using them with at least one sub with a plan on adding an 2nd one in the future.
I am a fan of Polk and have a pair of LSi 9's and LSiC speakers in my living room and just love them so I was leaning toward the Polks.
I love your setup and your friends is off to a great start and very similar to what I am doing in my house. I even considered mounting my projector in the bulkhead but wanted it a bit further back.

Thanks again for your input!
My pleasure. I'm personally a Polk fan too. As you noticed at the pics pretty much all speakers are Polk Audio (except for the subs of course). So, if you are familiar with this brand already, then you know they are really good, great prices (specially if you are willing to wait a bit for specials) and with an incredible customer service (pre/post support).

I think the 265-RT will treat you well. My only regret in your configuration................these are beautiful speakers without the grill..........but they will be hidden behind your screen............that I don't like.....but, that is just me...........

Jokes aside, they are really good speakers. So, if you already have a nice subwoofer and eventually you add a second one, then you will be golden.

From a Polk to Polk guy, keep me posted. I would love to read your impressions if you pull the trigger on these bad boys. Oh, one more thing. The 265-RT's were purchased at the Polk eBay store, you might one to touch base with them to see if they have an extra pair available for sale - these ones were not listed at eBay. I asked via the internal message system and I was lucky enough to score a pair!!!

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My pleasure. I'm personally a Polk fan too. As you noticed at the pics pretty much all speakers are Polk Audio (except for the subs of course). So, if you are familiar with this brand already, then you know they are really good, great prices (specially if you are willing to wait a bit for specials) and with an incredible customer service (pre/post support).

I think the 265-RT will treat you well. My only regret in your configuration................these are beautiful speakers without the grill..........but they will be hidden behind your screen............that I don't like.....but, that is just me...........

Jokes aside, they are really good speakers. So, if you already have a nice subwoofer and eventually you add a second one, then you will be golden.

From a Polk to Polk guy, keep me posted. I would love to read your impressions if you pull the trigger on these bad boys. Oh, one more thing. The 265-RT's were purchased at the Polk eBay store, you might one to touch base with them to see if they have an extra pair available for sale - these ones were not listed at eBay. I asked via the internal message system and I was lucky enough to score a pair!!!

Good luck!
I wish I had the room for floor standing speakers as I would use my LSi's but the layout of the room does not allow it.
I see that Polk has these listed on ebay at a great price (I have no problem with refurbished products) so even thought I am not far enough along for speakers I think I will order them just in case they run out.
I will let you know when I test them out and will eventually start a theater build thread with pics.

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I wish I had the room for floor standing speakers as I would use my LSi's but the layout of the room does not allow it.
I see that Polk has these listed on ebay at a great price (I have no problem with refurbished products) so even thought I am not far enough along for speakers I think I will order them just in case they run out.
I will let you know when I test them out and will eventually start a theater build thread with pics.

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The ones that I received came intact, the only thing that I noticed is that the plastic bag was already open. Other than that the speakers were in brand new condition, even the grills were perfect. That was my main concern as my wife doesn't like the look of the speakers naked (without the grills).........

Did you place your order at the Polk's eBay store?
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The ones that I received came intact, the only thing that I noticed is that the plastic bag was already open. Other than that the speakers were in brand new condition, even the grills were perfect. That was my main concern as my wife doesn't like the look of the speakers naked (without the grills).........

Did you place your order at the Polk's eBay store?
Well my wallet is a little lighter, I just ordered three 265-RT's from the Polk ebay store. Now to figure out what I am doing for surrounds, I was thinking F/XiA6 and maybe another set of in walls for the rears.
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Well my wallet is a little lighter, I just ordered three 265-RT's from the Polk ebay store. Now to figure out what I am doing for surrounds, I was thinking F/XiA6 and maybe another set of in walls for the rears.
Well, congrats on the 265-RT's, you are going to love them. They sound pretty good and as mentioned before, they are really good looking speakers.

If you can afford the FXi A6's, then go for them!!! I have many friends at other forums using these speakers as surrounds and they can not stop talking about how amazing they are for this job.

So, you should be adding a great pair of speakers to your system in you have the budget and location for these speakers.

Please keep me posted on how things are going in your room.

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Very nice system. I love the cherry over the black. I saw your ad in the tampa cragslist. when you where selling the black a9s.
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Very nice system. I love the cherry over the black. I saw your ad in the tampa cragslist. when you where selling the black a9s.
Thanks! While the blacks look pretty cool and classy. There is something on the cherry finish that it is just hard to resist.......

Really, did you see them at the Tampa CL? Wow, well I finally sold them to a local buyer. The size / weight of these puppies pretty much killed any possible deal in which shipping was required.
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Thanks! While the blacks look pretty cool and classy. There is something on the cherry finish that it is just hard to resist.......

Really, did you see them at the Tampa CL? Wow, well I finally sold them to a local buyer. The size / weight of these puppies pretty much killed any possible deal in which shipping was required.
Yea, I live in north land o lakes. I am always checking the Polks on CL

I love the cherry as well. I have a5's that I polished out to a mirror finish. Looks pretty amazing. I have to create a thread
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