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Klipsch R-1650-W

In-wall speaker

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Klipsch R-1650-W

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Get great sound without sacrificing premium floor space. The Klipsch® R-1650-W features a 6-1/2" polypropylene woofer for great mids and bass, plus a 1" dome tweeter for clear highs. You can mount the R-1650-W in new or existing walls, so you can install it in places where you've always wanted music, but where conventional speakers may not be the best option. These speakers are ideal for kitchen, dining room and bedroom use. Plus they match beautifully with regular Klipsch speakers as part of a home theater system. Moisture resistance delivers more flexibility so the R-1650-W can even be used in places like a bathroom or sauna. And you can paint the grille to blend seamlessly into any room's décor.

Get great sound without sacrificing premium floor space. The Klipsch® R-1650-W features a 6-1/2" polypropylene woofer for great mids and bass, plus a 1" dome tweeter for clear highs. You can mount the R-1650-W in new or existing walls, so you can install it in places where you've always wanted music, but where conventional speakers may not be the best option. These speakers are ideal for kitchen, dining room and bedroom use. Plus they match beautifully with regular Klipsch speakers as part of a home theater system. Moisture resistance delivers more flexibility so the R-1650-W can even be used in places like a bathroom or sauna. And you can paint the grille to blend seamlessly into any room's décor.

An optional in-wall bracket is recommended for installing the R-1650-W in new construction (or a room that's undergoing major renovation).

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Good speakers at a great price for architectural style

Carse50, NJ

What's in the Box:

  • Rectangular in-wall speaker
  • White metal mesh grille
  • Plastic paint mask
  • Cardboard template
  • Plastic paint shield
  • Owner's Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa/Ger/Ita/Por/Chi/Jap)

Product Highlights:

  • 1" dome tweeter
  • 6-1/2" polypropylene woofer
  • power handling: up to 35 watts RMS (140 watts peak)
  • frequency response 53-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • sensitivity 88 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • moisture-resistant design — great for bathrooms, kitchens or saunas
  • paintable aluminum grille
  • cutout dimensions: 13"H x 8"W
  • mounting depth: 3"
  • limited lifetime warranty
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    Carse50 from NJ on 8/3/2013

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    Good speakers at a great price for architectural style

    Pros: Good sound quality for my medium sized living room (15x20ft), easy installation, great entry level price,

    Cons: Size of the unit could be smaller and line connections could be of better quality

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

    Basket/Frame: The R-1650-W 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-W in-wall 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 of 8" (w) x 13" (h), with a mounting depth of 3". For new construction, purchase of the IK-650-W installation kit (714IK650W) is highly recommended. For existing construction, the speaker should be installed in drywall at least 3/8" thick. A cardboard template is included to assist you in making the cutout.

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    the speakers were put in by a contractor when we did a remodel. I think that they just used common speaker wire [ edgar  May 29, 2016 ]
    The Klipsch R-1650-W are 8-ohm speakers which would present an 8-ohm load to your receiver or amplifier. [ Larry  Jan 13, 2016 ]  Staff
    Yes, they can be installed in an existing drywalled 2x4 wall or done so before drywall is installed on new builds. [ Richard  Aug 18, 2014 ]
    Yup, mine were with ease. [ ANTHONY J  Aug 12, 2014 ]
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