Polk Audio Vanishing Series 5" Dual-Port In-Ceiling Speaker-500-LS

Polk Audio Vanishing Series 5" Dual-Port In-Ceiling Speaker-500-LS

Polk Audio Vanishing Series 5" Dual-Port In-Ceiling Speaker with dual bandpass bass ports and enhanced, reengineered ring radiator tweeters


The smallest-diameter full-range 3-way driver array delivers full-size speaker performance in a speaker the size of a small inset lighting fixture. Let there be sound!

Reflective Surfaces 
  • In rooms reflective surfaces 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.
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.
  • 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.
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.

Additional Information

Depth (in.)8.87
Width (in.)7.75
Height (in.)7.75
Bass Size (in.)5
Impedance8 ohms
Tweeter Size.75
Midrange Size2.5
Connector TypeGold-plated spring-loaded posts
Shipping Weight (lbs.)6.5
Maximum Power Handling125
Tweeter CompositionSilk Radiating
Sold asEach
Product ManualDownload