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Stereo Input: The Klipsch R-2800-CSM stereo input in-ceiling
speaker can be used in bathrooms, hallways, or anywhere mounting multiple speakers
is not practical. The dual spring clip terminals accept signals from both left and
right channels; the dual voice coil woofer sums the low frequencies from the stereo
input to mono and the coaxially mounted dual-tweeter array reproduces the left and
right channels independently.
High Efficiency: The high-efficiency design of the Klipsch
speakers offers more output than most in-wall and in-ceiling models. Due to the
long speaker wire runs common in whole-house audio systems, the power coming from
the amplifier is often significantly reduced by the time it reaches the speakers.
The 94 dB efficiency of this speaker means it will play louder at low power than
less efficient speakers.
Speaker Terminals: The speaker has two pair of spring clip
terminals for stereo input; they accept pin connectors or bare wire up to 12
gauge, Klipsch recommends 18 gauge minimum.
Basket/Frame: The R-2800-CSM has a sturdy ABS frame. The frame
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.
Installation: The speaker can be installed in new or existing
construction; it requires an opening 9.75" in diameter. For new construction,
purchase of the IK-800-C installation kit (item number 714IK800C) is recommended.
For existing construction, the mounting surface should be at least 3/8" thick.
When mounting into a drop ceiling, Klipsch recommends replacing the original panel
with 1/2" or 3/4" plywood or MDF. A cardboard template is included to
assist you in making the cutout.