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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 92dB efficiency of this speaker
means it will play much louder at low power than other less-efficient speakers.
2-Way Speaker Design: The
Klipsch R-5502-W II uses a premium 1" Titanium compression driver (tweeter)
mated to an exclusive Tractrix Horn, combined with dual 5.25" Cerametallic
woofers in a 2-way design
- 1" Titanium Tweeter: The R-5502-W II utilizes a 1" Titanium dome compression tweeter mated
to a 3" square, pivoting Tractrix
Horn, which disperses the sound 90° horizontally and 90° 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 pivots +/- 15° to allow you to point the sound to a specific location,
and has more controlled directivity than a conventional dome tweeter.
- Dual 5.25" Woofers: The R-5502-W II employs dual
5.25-inch Cerametallic woofer cones for fast, accurate sound with dynamic
detail. The dual woofers utilize solid Aluminum diaphragms, anodized to add
stiffness and provide perfect damping, and have a new hi-tech look that also
delivers increased rigidity for even tighter, more defined bass. The new
integrated dust caps further strengthen the cones and help ventilate the
voice coils for increased driver durability.
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.
ABS Basket/Frame: The R-5502-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 75 watts RMS (300 W Peak). Klipsch has also
published a recommended amplifier power specification as 130 watts. For the
purpose of matching the speaker with the best amplifier, Crutchfield is listing
the power specification of 75 to 130 watts.
Dual Orientation: The
R-5502-W II in-wall speaker can be mounted horizontally or vertically; and can
be used as a front, center, or rear speaker.
New or Pre-Existing Installation: The
in-wall speaker can be installed in new or existing construction. It requires a
cutout diameter of 6.5" wide x 16.375" high, with a mounting depth of
3.375". 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 six
sure-grip mounting dogs (clamps) that provide even pressure against drywall for long-term
installation reliability. For new construction, purchase of the IK-502-W installation kit (714IK502W, 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.