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Our take on the Klipsch R-5650-W by Crutchfield's Loren Barstow
Treat yourself to top-notch sound with a speaker that blends seamlessly into your home's décor. The Klipsch® R-5650-W features a hideaway in-wall design and a grille you can paint for an exact match with your room's color scheme. This speaker's high-tech design and solid construction make it a great choice for movie and music lovers alike. Install multiple R-5650-Ws in your family room for a clutter-free home theater, or use a pair in your bedroom, den, or home office for stereo music.
A rigid anodized aluminum woofer produces strong, accurate bass and mid-bass. The pivoting tweeter lets you direct clean highs toward your favorite listening spot, for a broad soundstage with well-defined imaging. And 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-wall bracket is recommended for installing the R-5650-W in new construction.
What's in the Box:
- Rectangular in-wall speaker
- White metal mesh grille
- Plastic paint mask
- Cardboard template
- Owner's Manual (Eng/Fren/Span/+ 5 other languages)
- pivoting Tractrix® horn with 1" titanium tweeter
- 6-1/2" Cerametallic woofer
- power handling: up to 50 watts RMS (200 watts peak)
- frequency response 52-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
- sensitivity 93 dB
- 8-ohm impedance
- treble and mid-bass attenuation switches
- IR receiver knock-out for remote repeater systems
- paintable aluminum grille
- cutout dimensions: 8"W x 13"H
- mounting depth: 3-3/4"
- lifetime warranty
Features and Specs
|Power Range (Watts)||50|
|Connector Type||Spring posts|
|Parts Warranty||Ltd. Lifetime|
|Labor Warranty||Ltd. Lifetime|
High Efficiency: The high-efficiency design of the Klipsch in-wall 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 93dB efficiency of this speaker means it will play much louder at low power than other less-efficient speakers.
Drivers: The R-5650-W is equipped with the following drivers:
- Tweeter: a 1" Titanium dome compression tweeter mated to a 6" square, pivoting Tractrix Horn, which disperses the sound 90° horizontally and 60° vertically into the room. The 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 copper-colored 6-1/2" Cerametallic woofer
Speaker Terminals: The speaker has a gold-plated pair of spring-loaded binding posts that can accept up to 12-gauge wire, single banana plugs, or pin connectors.
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.
Frame: The R-5650-W has a sturdy ABS frame, which 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.
Installation: The speaker can be installed in new or existing construction. It requires a cutout diameter of 8" wide x 13" high. For new construction, purchase of the IK-650-W installation kit (item # 714IK650W) is highly recommended. For existing construction, the speaker should be installed in drywall (or other mounting surfaces) at least 3/8" thick.
IR Knockout: A 1/2" diameter knockout panel is provided in the lower left hand corner of the speaker frame for installing an IR sensor.
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