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In-Wall Surround Speaker: 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-II (714R5650W2,
sold separately) is recommended.
Wide Dispersion Surround Technology (WDST): The R-5650-S II draws
listeners into the middle of the action through the use of Klipsch's proprietary
Wide Dispersion Surround Technology (WDST). The careful alignment of the two
controlled-directivity Tractrix Horn tweeters angled opposite of one another
yields an incredibly wide dispersion pattern.
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 System: The Klipsch R-5650-S in-wall speaker
uses dual 1" Titanium compression drivers (tweeters) mated to dual 90° x 90°
square Tractrix Horns, vertically stacked and skewed to maximize ambience,
combined with a 6.5" Cerametallic woofer in a 2-way design.
- Tweeter: 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. The addition of a Linear Travel Suspension to the
tweeters increases high frequency detail and smoothness.
- Woofer: The copper-colored 6.5" Cerametallic
woofer features a solid Aluminum diaphragm, anodized to add stiffness and
provide perfect damping, that delivers increased rigidity for even tighter,
more defined bass. The new integrated dust cap further strengthens the cone
and helps ventilate the voice coil 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: Treble and bass
contour switches allow sound customization in less-than-ideal speaker placement
positions. 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-5650-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. 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 (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.