Treat yourself to top-notch sound with a speaker that blends seamlessly into your home's décor. The Klipsch® CDT-5650-C installs in your ceiling, so it won't take up one inch of floor space. And its high-tech design and solid construction make it a great choice for movie and music lovers alike. You can use multiple '5650-Cs for surround sound in an all-Klipsch home theater, or install them in pairs for stereo listening with your multi-room audio system. Either way, you'll experience accurate Klipsch sound without the clutter of conventional speakers.

The '5650-C's tweeter swivels up to 100 degrees, so you can aim the sound precisely where you need it to go. You can even rotate the rigid anodized aluminum woofer a full 360 degrees and tilt it up to 15 degrees in any direction. This flexibility gives you full, detailed sound no matter where you place the speaker. Plus, tweeter and mid-bass level switches let you tailor the sound to suit your personal taste and room's acoustics.

Horn technology for room-filling sound
Because high-frequency sounds are more directional than bass frequencies, it's especially important to target them right toward your ears. Klipsch places their titanium tweeter inside a flared opening, known as a "horn," which disperses the highs evenly across your listening area. This design brings out details in everything you listen to, while reducing reflections that can color the sound. The horn also improves dynamics and efficiency, for powerful, "front row" sound that remains crystal-clear at all volume levels.

An optional in-ceiling bracket is recommended for installing the CDT-5650-C in new construction.

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Product Highlights:

  • swiveling Tractrix® horn with 1" titanium dome tweeter
  • pivoting 6-1/2" Cerametallic™ woofer
  • handles up to 100 watts
  • frequency response 60-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • sensitivity 95 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • paintable grille
  • treble and mid-bass attenuation switches
  • cutout dimensions: 8-5/16" diameter
  • mounting depth: 4-1/2"
  • lifetime warranty
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    • Ceiling-mount speaker
    • White metal mesh grille
    • Plastic paint mask
    • Cardboard template
    • Owner's Manual (Eng/Fren/Span/+ 5 other languages)

    Features and Specs

    Enclosure Type In-ceiling
    Video Shielded No
    Tweeter Horn-loaded dome
    Midrange Size ---
    Woofer Size 6.5
    Woofer Composition Cerametallic
    Woofer Surround Rubber
    Power Range (Watts) 10-100
    Sensitivity 95 dB
    Impedance (Ohms) 8
    Frequency Response 60-20kHz
    Connector Type Spring posts
    Bi-Amp Inputs No
    Parts Warranty Ltd. Lifetime
    Labor Warranty Ltd. Lifetime

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    Features

    Controlled Dispersion Technology (CDT): The Klipsch CDT-5650-C in-ceiling speaker features a patent-pending gimbal mechanism, known as Controlled Dispersion Technology (CDT). The tweeter and woofer are independently adjustable, allowing both the high and low frequencies to be directed toward the listening area.

    High Efficiency: The high-efficiency design of the Klipsch in-ceiling speakers allows you to get much more output than most in-wall and in-ceiling speakers. Due to the long speaker wire runs that are common in whole-house audio systems, the power coming from the amplifier is significantly reduced by the time it reaches the speakers. The 95dB efficiency of this speaker means it will play much louder at low power than other less-efficient speakers.

    Drivers: The CDT-5650-C is equipped with the following drivers:

    • Tweeter: a 1" Titanium dome compression tweeter mated to a swiveling 100° Tractrix Horn. The swiveling horn design dramatically increases efficiency by enabling the speaker to produce more output using less energy. The horn-loaded tweeter allows you to point the sound to a specific location, and has more controlled directivity than a conventional dome tweeter.
    • Woofer: a 6-1/2" copper-colored Cerametallic woofer can rotate a full 360°, and then shift 15° in any direction.

    Speaker Terminals: The speaker has a pair of spring-loaded binding posts that can accept up to 12-gauge wire, as well as pin connectors and single banana plugs.

    Tweeter/Mid-bass Attenuation Switches: If the speaker is installed in an acoustically bright room, such as a bathroom or a kitchen, you can attenuate the tweeter by -3dB, using the Tweeter Attenuation Switch. If the speaker is located in a corner and produces too much bass, you should adjust the Mid-bass level switch (-3dB). Both switches are located on the front of the speaker.

    Basket/Frame: The CDT-5650-C has a sturdy ABS basket and frame. The frame can be painted to match any decor (a clear paint mask is supplied to protect the drivers from overspray). The metal mesh grille is also paintable.

    Power Specifications Note: The manufacturer has specified the maximum power handling of this speaker as 50 watts RMS (200 W Peak). Klipsch has also published a recommended amplifier power specification as 100 watts. For the purpose of matching the speaker with the best amplifier, Crutchfield is listing the power specification as 100 watts.

    Mounting Options

    Installation: The speaker can be installed in new or existing construction. It requires a cutout diameter of 8.3". For new construction, purchase of the IK-650-C installation kit (item # 714IK650C) is highly recommended. For existing construction, the speaker should be installed in drywall at least 3/8" thick. It can also be installed in a drop ceiling (2' x 2' or 2' x 4' ceiling tiles only). In both cases, to maximize the acoustic performance of the in-ceiling speakers, Klipsch recommends you replace the original mounting panel with 1/2" or 3/4" plywood or MDF. A cardboard template is included to assist you in making the cutout.

     

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    Klipsch CDT-5650-C

    Written By Tom, Seattle on Friday, January 18, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The Klipsch CDT5650 are incredible, who would have thought a ceiling speaker could have as much life and sound as great as these do. I just can't get over the sound. I was told by another company that no in-ceiling speaker could generate ,comparable quality, to a freestanding or in-wall speaker system. I guess they haven't listened to these.I had no option my living room is small, no room for floor speaker, and I didn't want to run wire through the walls. And Crutchfield is a great company to do business with. I had a small issue with installing the grills and they really stepped up to the plate and helped me. I bent three of them and they replaced them for free and explained to me what I was doing wrong.

    Pros: sound and looks

    Cons: None

    Great Speakers

    Written By Audiophile, Spring, TX on Tuesday, November 20, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this speaker unheard (which is risky) due to budget. Well, it exceeded my expectations. Installed easily and adjustments are great. I have a 10' high ceiling these speakers were installed in. Fill the room with great sound and I am quite particular since i listen to all types of music and video. Great Speaker.

    Pros: Easy to install. Easy to adjust and direct sound (bass and tweeter adjust independently). Simply great sound and does not provide a hot spot for the sound (which was really important to me).

    Cons: None.

    Extremely happy with the choice!

    Written By Rama, McKinney, TX on Tuesday, September 25, 2012

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    Awesome speakers! I feel like I own a product that is in a class by itself. Any other brand is second to Klipsh!

    Pros: Couldn't be happier with the sound!

    Cons: Difficult to find any - it is a flawless product

    Klipsch CDT-5650-C

    Written By Scott, Phoenix ,Arizona on Sunday, March 11, 2012

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    Outstanding sound!

    Pros: Great for stereo or surround sound.

    Cons: None!

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