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Two-Way Design: The Klipsch R-1650-C in-ceiling speaker employs a 6.5"
polymer-cone woofer and a large motor structure for high sensitivity. A
coaxially mounted 1" polymer-dome tweeter distributes smooth, clear highs over a
wide area. The Klipsch R-1650-C in-ceiling speaker brings dynamic acoustic
performance to both home and commercial environments.
Basket/Frame: The R-1650-C has a sturdy ABS basket and frame. The
frame can be painted to match any decor (a clear paint mask is supplied to
protect the drivers from overspray). The aluminum mesh grille is also paintable.
Spring-Clip Terminals: The Klipsch R-1650-C in-ceiling speaker
features two spring-clip terminals which will accept either bare speaker wire or
pin-connectors. The spring-clip speaker terminals are color-coded (red/black)
for easy identification between positive and negative.
Power Specifications Note: The manufacturer has specified the maximum
power handling of this speaker as 35 watts RMS (140 W Peak). Klipsch has also
published a recommended amplifier power specification as 70 watts. For the
purpose of matching the speaker with the best amplifier, Crutchfield is listing
the power specification as 70 watts.
Installation: The speaker can be installed in new or existing
construction. It requires a cutout diameter of 8.1875" and a mounting depth
of 3.9375". For new construction,
purchase of the IK-650-C installation kit (714IK650C) is highly
recommended. For existing construction, the speaker should be installed in
drywall at least 3/8" thick. It can also be installed in a drop ceiling (2' x 2'
or 2' x 4' ceiling tiles only). In both cases, to maximize the acoustic
performance of the in-ceiling speakers, Klipsch recommends you replace the
original mounting panel with 1/2" or 3/4" plywood or MDF. A cardboard template
is included to assist you in making the cutout.