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Klipsch R-1650-C

In-ceiling speaker

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Get great sound throughout your home without sacrificing an inch of floor space. The Klipsch® R-1650-C sports a 6-1/2" polypropylene woofer for impressive mids and bass, plus a 1" dome tweeter for smooth highs. Use them as surround sound speakers in an all-Klipsch home theater, or install them in pairs for stereo listening with your multi-room audio system. You can paint the grille to blend seamlessly into any room's décor.

An optional in-ceiling bracket is recommended for installing the R-1650-C in new construction.

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Highlights:

  • 1" dome tweeter
  • 6-1/2" polypropylene woofer
  • power handling: up to 35 watts RMS (140 watts peak)
  • frequency response 57-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • sensitivity 91 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • paintable grille
  • moisture-resistant design — great for bathrooms, kitchens or saunas
  • cutout dimensions: 8-3/16" diameter
  • mounting depth: 3-15/16"
  • limited lifetime warranty
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    Features and Specs
    Enclosure Type
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    In-ceiling
    Video Shielded
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    No
    Tweeter
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    Dome
    Midrange Size
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    N/A
    Woofer Size
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    6.5
    Woofer Composition
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    Poly
    Woofer Surround
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    Rubber
    Power Range (Watts)
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    35
    Sensitivity
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    91 dB
    Impedance (Ohms)
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    8
    Frequency Response
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    57-20kHz
    Connector Type
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    Spring clips
    Bi-Amp Inputs
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    No
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    Ltd. Lifetime
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    Lt. Lifetime
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    • Round in-ceiling speaker
    • White metal mesh grille
    • Plastic paint mask
    • Cardboard template
    • Plastic paint shield
    • Owner's Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa/Ger/Ita/Por/Chi/Jap)

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    Features

    Two-Way Design: The Klipsch R-1650-C in-ceiling speaker employs a 6.5" polymer-cone woofer and a large motor structure for high sensitivity. A coaxially mounted 1" polymer-dome tweeter distributes smooth, clear highs over a wide area. The Klipsch R-1650-C in-ceiling speaker brings dynamic acoustic performance to both home and commercial environments.

    Basket/Frame: The R-1650-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 aluminum mesh grille is also paintable.

    Spring-Clip Terminals: The Klipsch R-1650-C in-ceiling speaker features two spring-clip terminals which will accept either bare speaker wire or pin-connectors. The spring-clip speaker terminals are color-coded (red/black) for easy identification between positive and negative.

    Power Specifications Note: The manufacturer has specified the maximum power handling of this speaker as 35 watts RMS (140 W Peak). Klipsch has also published a recommended amplifier power specification as 70 watts.

    Mounting Options

    Installation: The speaker can be installed in new or existing construction. It requires a cutout diameter of 8.1875" and a mounting depth of 3.9375". For new construction, purchase of the IK-650-C installation kit (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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    Written By Scott, Minneapolis on Monday, August 12, 2013
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    I went above my original budget, but I am very happy I did as these speakers met my every expectation. Nothing worse than installing something and then being disappointed forever that you were too cheap to by the right product!
    Pros:
    Piece of cake install. Sound great
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    Written By jpaul, bossier city,la on Thursday, July 11, 2013
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    Great sound and Crutchfield is a professional class act business, I made a mistake and Crutchfield corrected it with one phone call in about 2 minutes. An associate answered the phone and was able to solve the problem, no transferring from person to person, it was refreshing to get that sort of customer service.
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    1 question already asked

    I love Klipsch and just purchased a home with a 5.1 in ceiling system prewired. I want to get these, but wanted to make sure that I am getting the right thing. Is this speaker work for all 5 positions? If not, what other ones did you guys get? I am also thinking about getting an Onkyo receiver... any suggestions on those? Thanks for your time and help!! [ B. McG  Dec 02, 2013 ]
    3 answers
    • I used mine on a back patio setting not in a surround system. The sound performance is very good. [ JAMES   Dec 02, 2013 ]
    • I am not an expert at this, but I believe the center channel should be different. Doesn't it need to be a speaker tuned/built for center channel use/voices? Otherwise, I am so happy I paid more for these speakers. They are incredible. I have them in my ceiling with a small Sonos amp and they can rock if you turn them up, but have amazing quality of sound. [ SCOTT   Dec 02, 2013 ]
    • I would not recommend these speakers for using in a surround sound system. I purchased them as overheads in a kitchen for listening to music. They provide a very uniform sound and are pretty much perfect for listening to music. For a 5.1 in-wall surround system you should look into getting in-ceiling speakers similar to these for the rear two channels, and in-wall speakers for front left, center and right channels. Stay away from using in-ceiling speakers for stereo fronts, as the sound is intended to be fired from the television to your ears as apposed to from the ceiling down to the top of your head. The positioning would be off, which would defeat the purpose of surround sound. [ DEREK   Dec 02, 2013 ]

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