Klipsch R-5800-W II
Item #: 714R5800W2
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Item #: 714R5800W2
Your price: $399.99 each Earn up to 400 Rewards points
Treat yourself to top-notch sound with a speaker that blends seamlessly into your home's décor. The Klipsch® R-5800-W II 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-5800-W IIs 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 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 treble and mid-bass level switches let you tailor the sound to suit your personal taste and room's acoustics.
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.
The '5800-W 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 with ease to virtually eliminate resonant distortion.
An optional in-wall bracket is recommended for installing the R-5800-W II in new construction.
After reading positive reviews all over the net I took the plunge. I never purchase items like speakers without hearing them first. Well, this time I did. I have heard all the Klipsch "classics" and was always impressed with their sound quality. Wen I installed these speakers I was in awe. They somehow got about 95% of the sound quality of the "classics" into these! You can't miss the high quality crystal clear treble and powerful clean bass! The bass output is strong down to about 50hz. With my subwoofer off and a modest boost of 3 to 4db in the bass control and these provide an exceptionally full sound even with bass heavy music! If you are going to be using these with an external amp I would recommend purchasing an equalizer to bump up the bass a little in the 30 to 60hz bands. Or use an amplifier that has bass and treble controls for extra zones like the Yamaha Avwntage series Rx-a1000 and up. I am powering mine with a slightly older RX-A2030. The combination is exceptional especially when playing vinyl records thru my dynavector 10x5 cartridge! You will be thrilled by these speakers!
Pros: Sound quality Build quality Ease of installation Very low profile speaker grilles Speaker efficiency Power handling is substantially more than what the ratings lead you to believe. Not that you need much for them to play quite loud.
Cons: With the material attached to the inside of the grilles and the small holes in the grilles themselves it does not really lend them to painting.
A rich, full sounding speaker with great lows and clean highs. Easy install and great value.
Pros: 8" woofer allows a greater low end.
I recently purchased a pair of these speakers to replace some older speakers in my kitchen ceiling. I use these speakers for listening to music, rather than in a surround sound system. My Crutchfield advisor recommended the Klipsch R-5800 for music applications due to the lower frequency response of this model as compared to certain of the other models that are designed more for surround. The sound is excellent. I might describe it as very even between the highs and lows- there is no sharpness or tinny sound in the highs- it is a very full, even sound. Pushed the speakers to a relatively high volume (more than I would normally listen in the kitchen) and they rocked. Very pleased with these.
Pros: Great sound. Magnetic grill looks great and fits very flat.
|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 94dB efficiency of this speaker means it will play much louder at low power than other less-efficient speakers.
2-Way Speaker System: The R-5800-W II uses a premium 1" Titanium compression driver (tweeter) mated to an exclusive Tractrix Horn, combined with a large 8" Cerametallic woofer in a 2-way design.
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/Midbass 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.
ABS Basket/Frame: The R-5800-W 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.
New or Pre-Existing Installation: The in-wall speaker can be installed in new or existing construction. It requires a cutout diameter of 9.125" wide x 14.6875" high, with a mounting depth of 3.9375". A cardboard template is supplied to measure cutout opening. For existing construction, the speaker should be installed in drywall (or other mounting surfaces) at least 3/8" thick. The Klipsch in-wall speaker features four sure-grip mounting dogs (clamps) that provide even pressure against drywall for long-term installation reliability. For new construction, purchase of the IK-800-W installation kit (714IK800W, sold separately) is highly recommended.
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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Needed to hear the TV in the kitchen. Thu a added amp, we can really hear now [ Johnnie Jan 13, 2016 ]