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Klipsch CDT-5650-C

In-ceiling speaker

Item # 714CDT5650

Treat yourself to top-notch sound with a speaker that blends seamlessly into your home's décor.

Treat yourself to top-notch sound with a speaker that blends seamlessly into your home's décor.

Discontinued item

Item # 714CDT5650

About the Klipsch CDT-5650-C

Treat yourself to top-notch sound with a speaker that blends seamlessly into your home's décor. The Klipsch® CDT-5650-C installs in your ceiling, so it won't take up one inch of floor space. And its high-tech design and solid construction make it a great choice for movie and music lovers alike. You can use multiple '5650-Cs for surround sound in an all-Klipsch home theater, or install them in pairs for stereo listening with your multi-room audio system. Either way, you'll experience accurate Klipsch sound without the clutter of conventional speakers.

Treat yourself to top-notch sound with a speaker that blends seamlessly into your home's décor. The Klipsch® CDT-5650-C installs in your ceiling, so it won't take up one inch of floor space. And its high-tech design and solid construction make it a great choice for movie and music lovers alike. You can use multiple '5650-Cs for surround sound in an all-Klipsch home theater, or install them in pairs for stereo listening with your multi-room audio system. Either way, you'll experience accurate Klipsch sound without the clutter of conventional speakers.

The '5650-C's tweeter swivels up to 100 degrees, so you can aim the sound precisely where you need it to go. You can even rotate the rigid anodized aluminum woofer a full 360 degrees and tilt it up to 15 degrees in any direction. This flexibility gives you full, detailed sound no matter where you place the speaker. Plus, tweeter and mid-bass level switches let you tailor the sound to suit your personal taste and room's acoustics.

Horn technology for room-filling sound
Because high-frequency sounds are more directional than bass frequencies, it's especially important to target them right toward your ears. Klipsch places their titanium tweeter inside a flared opening, known as a "horn," which disperses the highs evenly across your listening area. This design brings out details in everything you listen to, while reducing reflections that can color the sound. The horn also improves dynamics and efficiency, for powerful, "front row" sound that remains crystal-clear at all volume levels.

An optional in-ceiling bracket is recommended for installing the CDT-5650-C in new construction.

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Product Highlights:

  • swiveling Tractrix® horn with 1" titanium dome tweeter
  • pivoting 6-1/2" Cerametallic™ woofer
  • handles up to 100 watts
  • frequency response 60-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • sensitivity 95 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • paintable grille
  • treble and mid-bass attenuation switches
  • cutout dimensions: 8-5/16" diameter
  • mounting depth: 4-1/2"
  • lifetime warranty
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  • MFR # CDT-5650-C

What's in the box:

  • Ceiling-mount speaker
  • White metal mesh grille
  • Plastic paint mask
  • Cardboard template
  • Owner's Manual (Eng/Fren/Span/+ 5 other languages)

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Features & specs

Features
Quantity in Package Single
Tweeter Horn-loaded dome
Aimable Tweeter No
Woofer Composition Cerametallic
Woofer Surround Rubber
Moisture-resistant No
Connector Type Spring posts
Bi-Amp Inputs No
Built-in Back-box No
Specs
Tweeter Size 1
Midrange Size ---
Woofer Size 6.5
Cutout Size 8.3
Power Range (Watts) 10-100
Sensitivity 95 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 60-20kHz
Parts Warranty Ltd. Lifetime
Labor Warranty Ltd. Lifetime

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Controlled Dispersion Technology (CDT): The Klipsch CDT-5650-C 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 CDT-5650-C is equipped with the following drivers:

  • Tweeter: 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.
  • Woofer: a 6-1/2" copper-colored Cerametallic woofer can rotate a full 360°, and then shift 15° in any direction.

Speaker Terminals: The speaker has a pair of 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 speaker.

Basket/Frame: The CDT-5650-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 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.

Mounting Options

Installation: The speaker can be installed in new or existing construction. It requires a cutout diameter of 8.3". For new construction, purchase of the IK-650-C installation kit (item # 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.

 

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