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Hi all, I'm getting ready to buy 2 pairs of Polk Audio RC85i for my surrounds and rears in my basement (see my signature for current equipment) which is about 21x24 feet. I figure it doesn't hurt to ask before I buy. I will be sitting about 10-15 feet from these speakers. Can anyone recommend some in-walls that will be loud enough and not too expensive? I was also considering the Klipsch pro180-rpw but they are very expensive and I don't think it will be worth the extra money. anything else I should consider?

Family Room: Onkyo TX-NR 646 AVR, Polk Audio RtiA3 fronts, Polk Audio CSiA4 center, BIC America F12 sub, Polk Audio RC-65i rears
Basement: Denon AVR-X3400 AVR, Klipsch RP280f fronts, RP450c center, SVS PB-2000 sub, Polk Audio RC-85i rears & surrounds
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If the RC 65s are not sufficient for your surround needs, why go with the RC 85s? Not really an upgrade.

Take a look at these:

https://www.accessories4less.com/mak...ach-new/1.html

Much better speaker, on close out ... they also have the 6.5" version at about half the price, for essentially the same speaker, with less bass extension.

https://www.accessories4less.com/mak...specifications

Don't wait, these will not be around for long.

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what makes those better than the Polk Audio RC85i?

Family Room: Onkyo TX-NR 646 AVR, Polk Audio RtiA3 fronts, Polk Audio CSiA4 center, BIC America F12 sub, Polk Audio RC-65i rears
Basement: Denon AVR-X3400 AVR, Klipsch RP280f fronts, RP450c center, SVS PB-2000 sub, Polk Audio RC-85i rears & surrounds
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Better build quality (just compare the pics). Better sound (Polk voices all their cheap speakers with a mid-bass hump and exaggerated treble, BA doesn't). Retail is twice the Polks (which does not necessarily mean better, but odds are good that some of that extra money went into the speaker).

I see the 8" version is already down to only 1 item left, so forget that option. The 6.5" are still available.

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