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Design: The Klipsch R-5650-S in-wall speaker is designed specifically for surround use in home theater applications. Its unique, patent-pending horn array technology allows system
designers to create enveloping sound fields and localized effects without disruption the home's decor. For the main left, right, and center speakers in the home theater system, the Klipsch R-5650-W is
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.
Drivers: The R-5650-S is equipped with the following drivers:
- Tweeters: The two vertically-stacked, Tractrix Horn-loaded 1" Titanium dome compression tweeters are pointed in opposite directions to maximize diffusion, clarity, and
efficiency. The horn design dramatically increases efficiency by enabling the speaker to produce more output using less energy.
- Woofer: a copper-colored 6-1/2" Cerametallic
Speaker Terminals: The speaker has a gold-plated pair of spring-loaded
binding posts that can accept up to 12-gauge wire, single or dual banana plugs,
or pin connectors.
Frame: The R-5650-S 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 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.