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Klipsch R-2650-C II

In-ceiling speaker

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Our take on the Klipsch R-2650-C II

by Marshall Chase
Klipsch

Treat yourself to top-notch sound with a speaker that blends seamlessly into your home's décor. The Klipsch® R-2650-C II 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 R-2650-C IIs 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 enjoy crisp, clear Klipsch sound without the clutter of conventional speakers.

Great Klipsch performance in an affordable speaker

The R-2650-C II's 1" silk dome tweeter delivers clean, clear sound. The 6-1/2" woofer adds warmth and heft to the sound of movies and music alike. Klipsch speakers are renowned for their high efficiency and room-filling sound.

Slimmer chance of being seen

The R-2650 II keeps a low profile with its SlimTrim™ grille. The visible frame size is reduced by 90% and grille depth is reduced by 80% over previous designs, for a nearly flush finish that blends in beautifully. The paintable aluminum, magnetic grille attaches securely to virtually eliminate resonant distortion.

An optional in-ceiling bracket is recommended for installing the R-2650-C II in new construction.

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Highlights:

  • 6-1/2" woofer with 1" silk-dome tweeter
  • power handling: up to 50 watts RMS (200 watts peak)
  • frequency response 77-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • sensitivity 91 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • paintable SlimTrim™ magnetic grille
  • cutout dimensions: 8-3/16" diameter
  • mounting depth: 4-5/8"
  • warranty: lifetime
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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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    Horn-loaded dome
    Midrange Size
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    N/A
    Woofer Size
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    6.5
    Woofer Composition
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    Polypropylene
    Woofer Surround
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    Rubber
    Power Range (Watts)
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    50
    Sensitivity
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    91 dB
    Impedance (Ohms)
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    8
    Frequency Response
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    77-20kHz
    Connector Type
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    Spring clip
    Bi-Amp Inputs
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    No
    Parts Warranty
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    Ltd. Lifetime
    Labor Warranty
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    Ltd. Lifetime
    Product Research
    What's in the box?

    • Ceiling-mount speaker
    • White metal mesh grille
    • Cardboard template
    • Owner's Manual (En/Fr/Sp)

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    At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box, verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

    Features
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    Features

    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 91dB efficiency of this speaker means it will play much louder at low power than other less-efficient speakers.

    2-Way Driver Design: The Klipsch R-2650-C II uses a high-quality 1" silk dome compression driver (tweeter) mated to an exclusive Tractrix Horn, combined with a 6.5" polypropylene woofer in a 2-way design.

    • Tweeter: The low-resonance, 1" Silk Dome tweeter recreates high frequencies with reduced distortion.
    • Woofer: This dense, yet lightweight, 6.5" polypropylene woofer can reproduce authoritative bass.

    Speaker Terminals: The speaker has a pair of spring clips that can accept up to 12-gauge wire or pin connectors.

    ABS Basket/Frame: The R-2650-C II has a sturdy ABS basket and frame. The frame can be painted to match any decor.

    SlimTrim Magnetic Grille: With an all new grille, the visible frame size is reduced by 90% and grille depth is reduced by 80% over the previous design, for a more edge-to-edge consistent look that blends in with the wall more attractively. The new aluminum, paintable, magnetic grille attaches tightly and securely with ease to virtually eliminate resonant distortion.

    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.

    Mounting Options

    Installation: The speaker can be installed in new or existing construction. It requires a cutout diameter of 8.1875". For new construction, purchase of the IK-650-C installation kit (714IK650C, sold separately) 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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    Easy installation

    Written By Anonymous, Rolesville, NC on Tuesday, November 27, 2012
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    I have the Klipsch HD Theater 300 surround system but the new house has no good place for rear speakers on stands. So I went with in-ceiling speakers. I wanted to stay with Klipsch brand and settled on the R-2650-C II for their magnetic grills, size and good sound quality. I had the Klipsch new construction brackets installed to make installation easy. Even without these brackets I believe the installation would've been quite easy. Once you have the hole cut you push the speaker in and turn 4 screws until the feet grab. The sound quality of these speakers is great compared to my HD Theater 300 small speakers. I now want to buy 2 more for the screened in porch.
    Pros:
    Easy installation Good sound quality Outlet version was like new except for the Crutchfield tape MAGNETIC GRILLES!
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