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Klipsch R-1800-C

In-ceiling speaker

Item # 714R1800C

Get great sound throughout your home without sacrificing an inch of floor space.

Get great sound throughout your home without sacrificing an inch of floor space.

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About the Klipsch R-1800-C

Get great sound throughout your home without sacrificing an inch of floor space. The Klipsch® R-1800-C sports an 8" polypropylene woofer for impressive mids and bass, plus a 1" dome tweeter for smooth highs. Use them as surround sound speakers in an all-Klipsch home theater, or install them in pairs for stereo listening with your multi-room audio system. You can paint the grille to blend seamlessly into any room's décor.

Get great sound throughout your home without sacrificing an inch of floor space. The Klipsch® R-1800-C sports an 8" polypropylene woofer for impressive mids and bass, plus a 1" dome tweeter for smooth highs. Use them as surround sound speakers in an all-Klipsch home theater, or install them in pairs for stereo listening with your multi-room audio system. You can paint the grille to blend seamlessly into any room's décor.

An optional in-ceiling bracket is recommended for installing the R-1800-C in new construction.

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Product highlights:

  • 1" polymer dome tweeter
  • 8" polymer woofer
  • power handling: up to 40 watts RMS (160 watts peak)
  • frequency response 56-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • sensitivity 89 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • paintable aluminum grille
  • moisture-resistant design — great for bathrooms or kitchens
  • cutout dimensions: 9-13/16" diameter
  • warranty: lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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  • MFR # 1007211

What's in the box:

  • Round in-ceiling speaker
  • White metal mesh grille
  • Plastic paint mask
  • Cardboard template
  • Plastic paint shield
  • Owner's Manual

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Features & specs

Features
Quantity in Package Single
Tweeter Soft-Dome
Aimable Tweeter No
Woofer Composition Poly
Woofer Surround Rubber
Moisture-resistant Yes
Outdoor-rated No
Connector Type Spring clip
Bi-Amp Inputs No
Built-in Back-box No
Specs
Tweeter Size 1
Midrange Size N/A
Speaker Shape Round
Woofer Size 8
Cutout Width 9.8125
Cutout Height 9.8125
Power Range (Watts) up to 40
Sensitivity 89 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 56-20kHz
Parts Warranty Ltd. Lifetime
Labor Warranty Ltd. Lifetime

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Features

Two-Way Design: The Klipsch R-1800-C in-ceiling speaker employs a 8" 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-1800-C in-ceiling speaker brings dynamic acoustic performance to both home and commercial environments.

Basket/Frame: The R-1800-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-1800-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 40 watts RMS (160 W Peak). Klipsch has also published a recommended amplifier power specification as 80 watts.

Mounting Options

Installation: The speaker can be installed in new or existing construction. It requires a cutout diameter of 9.8125" and a mounting depth of 4.3125". For new construction, purchase of the IK-800-C installation kit (714IK800C, 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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Are these speakers referred to as 70 volt systems?
[ Terry  Sep 13, 2022 ]
1 answer
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Greetings Terry, and thank you for your question. These Klipsch R 1800 C are not for 70 volt systems. They are straight 8 ohm speakers. 70 volt speakers need to have a built in transformer, to carry over the signal to the next speaker. all the speakers are connected from one to the next kind of a daisy chain. All our 70 volt speakers are on the commercial speaker page under the Pro Audio section.
[ Thomas J.  Sep 13, 2022 ]  Staff
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Do these sound good without putting them in a "box" ?
[ Alan  Aug 29, 2021 ]
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I have 4 in my ceiling, witch are not in a box / enclosure. Used as side and rear surround. Truly depends on how you have your sound balanced and of coarse what you are watching / listening to. I love the klipsch brand, I like all my stuff to match. I had invested so much into Front L,R,C, 2 12in Subs, and the Receiver. So I bought these on a budget. I would love to spend $350-$400 / speaker but not yet. I sure an enclosure would make the sound better, regardless if speakers cost $100 or $400. But again budget. If your budget allows I would get the enclosures.
[ CARSON  Aug 31, 2021 ]
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Yes, great sound
[ MARK  Aug 30, 2021 ]
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I have many of these installed in the drywall ceilings of my house in a multi-zone system. They sound very good simply installed in the ceiling or wall as they were designed for.
[ Jason  Aug 30, 2021 ]
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I placed them in the ceiling but not totally happy with them..
[ COLIN  Aug 30, 2021 ]
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No.
[ CHARLES  Aug 30, 2021 ]
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What is the best way to paint the speaker cover? Brush?
[ Christopher  Mar 29, 2021 ]
3 answers
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I went to a paint specialty store and had some aerosol paint made up to match the latex paint on the ceiling, and I painted the outer ring and the grills with the aerosol paint from the can and they look great.
[ Jason  Aug 30, 2021 ]
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I wouldn't paint the grilles, the paint would block or restrict the holes, muffle the sound. The outer ring could be scuffed with a fine 3M scuff pad , I would use a spray can paint but a brush would work fine.......... But I didn't paint mine.
[ Raymond  Mar 30, 2021 ]
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honestly i didn't paint them i don't like the way the paint builds up on the grill, I'm more interested in the sound than if it it matches with the ceiling paint
[ mike  Mar 29, 2021 ]
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Would these speakers work well as in ceiling Atmos speakers for a 7.1.2 or 7.1.4 setup? The other speakers would be Klipsch Reference Premiere. I didn't know if the timbre not matching would matter.
[ Joshua  Apr 26, 2020 ]
2 answers
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They work great in my setup
[ Kevin  Apr 26, 2020 ]
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I have them as a 5.1.4 and they work great. I read elsewhere that there is little benefit to going with expensive in-ceilings and although I haven't experienced both to offer a comparison, these don't not leave me wanting for more. The white color matches my ceiling well.
[ Neil  Apr 26, 2020 ]
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Can you/how do you adjust pivot to direct sound? Installed in a vaulted ceiling.
[ Louie  Mar 24, 2020 ]
2 answers
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they lied it does not pivot
[ James  Apr 08, 2020 ]
A
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  Apr 06, 2020 ]  Staff
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which enclosure do you recommend for those speakers if under attic? if DIY, which materials to use?
[ Diego E  Mar 29, 2019 ]
3 answers
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Hi Diego, I mounted mine in the basement ceiling (under living room floor) during a full house renovation, so I had the convenience fabricating enclosures between the floor joists.
[ Andrew  Mar 29, 2019 ]
A
I did not use an enclosure. My installation is in a ceiling as surround speakers, with floor above. I also filled space with fiberglass insulation. Works great.
[ Kevin  Mar 29, 2019 ]
A
I put a screen in the area to keep insulation off the speaker. They sound great!
[ KEITH M  Mar 29, 2019 ]
Q
can these speakers be used for side and/or rear surround?
[ Akram  Oct 08, 2018 ]
2 answers
A
Honestly, i did not use them for that. i mounted them for music around the home. However, they would work great for rear behind "height" spreakers. they are great sounding! J
[ Jeff  Oct 08, 2018 ]
A
Sure, no reason not too. I really enjoy mine for this purpose.
[ Steven  Oct 08, 2018 ]
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Is it possible to aim or swivel the tweeter on these to target the sound more precisely to the seating position, for Atmos overhead?
[ Brian78tx  Aug 11, 2018 ]
2 answers
A
Dont remember it being moveable, installed for customer, very impressive speaker
[ Gregory  Aug 11, 2018 ]
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Yes you can pivot the tweeter. They work great!
[ Christopher  Aug 11, 2018 ]
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How do these speakers sound without any enclosure behind them? I had a pair of Polks that sounded like trash without any box behind them (very large attic over it, no "baffle" from floor of the room above it, or a shallow attic). Is there a recommended enclosure size?
[ Christopher  Jan 18, 2017 ]
3 answers
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I put a screen in the area to keep insulation off the speaker. They sound great!
[ KEITH M  Mar 29, 2019 ]
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I made enclosures out of the boxes they came in and put loose insulation around the outside of the boxes. They sound great.
[ Dennis  Jan 18, 2017 ]
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I don't have any enclosure yet but i intend to.The speakers sound pretty good without an enclosure
[ peter  Jan 18, 2017 ]
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What is the maximum thickness the ceiling can be for mounting these speakers?
[ Jason  Sep 05, 2014 ]
2 answers
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About 5/8".
[ MORTEN  Sep 09, 2014 ]
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Unfortunately, I don't know the answer. We had them ceiling mounted within an average drywall thickness.
[ ROBERT  Sep 08, 2014 ]
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