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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-3800-W is equipped with the following drivers:
- Tweeter: a 1" Aluminum 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 8" IMG (injection-molded graphite) 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 Attenuation Switch: 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, located inside the
Frame: The R-3800-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. For the
purpose of matching the speaker with the best amplifier, Crutchfield is listing
the power specification as 100 watts.
Installation: The speaker can be installed in new or
existing construction. It requires a cutout of 9.25" wide x 14.75" high. For
new construction, purchase of the IK-800-W installation kit (item # 714IK800W)
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.