Controlled Dispersion Technology (CDT): The Klipsch CDT-5800-C
II in-ceiling speaker features a patent-pending gimbal mechanism, known as Controlled
Dispersion Technology (CDT). The tweeter and woofer are independently adjustable,
allowing both the high and low frequencies to be directed toward the listening area.
High Efficiency: The high-efficiency design of the Klipsch
in-ceiling 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 95dB efficiency of this speaker
means it will play much louder at low power than other less-efficient speakers.
Drivers: The Klipsch CDT-5800-C II uses a high-quality 1"
titanium dome compression driver (tweeter) mated to an exclusive Tractrix Horn,
combined with an 8" Cerametallic woofer in a 2-way design.
- Tweeter: There is a 1" titanium dome compression
tweeter mated to a swiveling 100° Tractrix Horn. The swiveling 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. The pivoting tweeter can be angled up to
approximately 20° in any direction (relative to
- Woofer: The 8" copper-colored, machine-spun
Cerametallic woofer can rotate a full 360°, and then shift 15° in any
direction. The solid Aluminum diaphragm, anodized to add stiffness and
provide perfect damping, has a new hi-tech look that also delivers increased
rigidity for even tighter, more defined bass.
Speaker Terminals: The speaker has a pair of gold-plated,
spring-loaded binding posts that can accept up to 12-gauge wire, as well as pin
connectors and single banana plugs.
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
ABS Basket/Frame: The CDT-5800-C 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.
Installation: The speaker can be installed in new
or existing construction. It requires a cutout diameter of 9.8125".
For new construction, purchase of the IK-800-C installation kit
sold separately) 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.
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