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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
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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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Crutchfield customer from Palm Springs, CA on 6/18/2019

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Perfect fit, easy to install, sounds great

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Crutchfield customer from Glen Burnie, MD on 5/19/2019

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Great overall sound, look good too. Used as Zone 2 with my Yamaha TSR-7850 and a Russound ALT-126R volume control in my future billiard room. Easy install since my I have attic access for wires. Sounds great on the front porch too.

Pros: All that!!

Cons: Saw dust in my hair. LOL

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Crutchfield customer from Linden, NJ on 5/6/2019

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Crutchfield customer from Folsom, PA on 4/9/2019

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Haven't tried the speaker just yet, but based on the reviews and the expert help I received, I think I'm in for a great experience.

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Crutchfield customer from Osprey, FL on 4/7/2019

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Upgraded JBL ceiling speakers to Klipsch. The install was straight forward, total install time for 4 speakers was 3 hours including cutting dry wall in the ceiling. There is no comparison with the improved sound of these Klipsch speakers. The overall quality is outstanding and the attachment to the ceiling dry wall is a snap.

Pros: Great quality and sound. Ceiling attachment is easy and very secure.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Glennville, GA on 3/29/2019

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Everything arrived on time. The quality looks good but have not installed. New construction and the house is not ready.

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Quality for a reasonable price.

Crutchfield customer from Charlotte, NC on 3/21/2019

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For the price, these speakers are great. I've been spoiled with some very pricey systems and these wouldn't compare, but having the overall sound at this price range, they're surprisingly impressive

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Crutchfield customer from Little Elm, TX on 1/27/2019

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Its great . It's truly worth the price .

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Crutchfield customer from Scottsdale, AZ on 12/18/2018

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Awesome sound! Great value!

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Steve from Port St Lucie, FL on 12/9/2018

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These speakers sound Awesome. Installed them outside in the ceiling of my Lanai by the Pool and they Look and Sound Great. Even my Neighbors think so, LoL.

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Great speakers

Brad from Billings, MT on 12/5/2018

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These speakers sound great and the have a very low profile in my ceiling, so the look great too.

Pros: Sound great, easy to install, great customer service, and fast shipping.

Cons: I needed 5 speakers, so there was no discount (for a pair) on the fifth one,

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Crutchfield customer from Suffolk, VA on 11/30/2018

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The speakers are awesome with a capital "A" only surpassed by the customer service in helping me to select this product. All hail Mr. Crutchfield!!!!

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Full and rich.

John from Merced, Ca on 11/16/2018

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Installed 4 in my ceiling along with Klipsch sub. Replaced some Miccas and ran them side by side just to see and without a doubt these clearly deliver better sound than my Miccas. Couldn't decide on a center channel so I ran just the 4 and the sound fills a very large room. Tweeters don't pivot and I was a little worried about that but these speakers deliver full sound to the room so it didn't matter. After installing my center channel my system filled the entire room with awesome sound for movies, tv and music.

Pros: Full sound

Cons: Tweeters don't pivot

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Crutchfield customer from Odenville, AL on 11/12/2018

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Great sound that I have come to expect from the Klipsch line.

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Crutchfield customer from Phoenix, AZ on 11/11/2018

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Installed four R-1800-C speakers as part of a project to replace my old Bose V35 Lifestyle system. Wiring in my Arizona (100+ degrees) attic was challenging, but the actual speaker installation was a breeze. These speakers work perfectly with the rest of my new system (Denon AVR, Klipsch R-12S sub, Klipsch R-34C center channel speaker, Sony Bravia 55" TV), and I'm thrilled with the performance and quality of these speakers. My experience with Crutchfield (Jenny) via text and online ordering was outstanding. For my future needs, Crutchfield will be my first choice.

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Ernest P. from Yuma, AZ on 8/15/2018

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high quality speaker. Easy installation

Pros: great speaker

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Las Vegas, NV on 7/29/2018

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Great sound for the money.

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Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 6/27/2018

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These in ceiling speakers were exactly what I needed to finish my theater sound. And match Klipsch with the rest of my Klipsch set up was a no brainer. Thank you Crutchfield for the fast delivery service, too.

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Crutchfield customer from Colorado on 11/9/2015

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excellent speakers, great sound

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Kilos he ceiling speakets

KJ from Tulsa, OK on 1/12/2015

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Great sprakers

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Fantastic set up

Jon from Minnesota on 4/2/2014

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I finally pulled the trigger and upgraded from my "Home theater in a box" After some extensive research I went with this combo: Onkyo TX-NR626 Klipsch r 1800-C Klipsch rc 42 II Klipsch rf 42 II Klipsch rw 12 II I have nothing but good things about this set up. I have a smaller theater room (13x16) from casual TV watching to high volume action movies the quality of sound is truly fantastic. Setup was a breeze including mounting the R-1800-C's in the ceiling, I think it took me longer to get in and out of the attic than it did to actually install the speakers.

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Crutchfield customer from Lansing, Mi on 8/22/2013

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Sound s very clear with no reverberation. Would highly recommend.

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Easy as 1-2-3

sosleep from Orange, CA on 5/16/2013

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The wife and I recently moved into a home where the previous owner left with his 8in in-ceiling speakers. Anyways, after a few months of building our system (TV, AV, etc) it was time to fill in the holes. Since we were on a budget we were extremely price sensitive however, the last thing I wanted was a speaker that I had to paint white to match the drywall and I couldn't stand anything with a label showing (which to me makes the speakers look cheap and causes an eyesore on the ceilings). So we went with the Klipsch R-1800-C for these reasons as well as being able to order 5 of them which is an odd quantity. Pound-for-pound these babies blast however you're not getting any rattling or distortion between movies/commercials. Crystal clear sound quality controlled in our house by a Sony Bravia enhanced system (which I suggest). The only down side was during installation when trying to screw the studs tight. Since I did these by hand at first they seemed a little tight and I was concerned they would damage the drywall however once they got going it was clear they were tight to be as secure as possible to the ceiling. In this case, I suggest using a drill. Other than that I am extremely happy.

Pros: The best speakers pound for pound for the price. Nice even color that matches normal drywall and you don't have to spot the label each time you look at the speakers as they blend into the drywall.

Cons: Screws were a little tight which makes you concerned about punching through the drywall. A very minor issue.

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Features & specs

Quantity in Package Single
Tweeter Dome
Midrange Size N/A
Woofer Size 8
Cutout Size 9.8125
Woofer Composition Poly
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range (Watts) 40
Sensitivity 89 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 56-20kHz
Connector Type Spring clips
Bi-Amp Inputs No
Built-in Back-box No
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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Recommended [ Robert  Jun 11, 2019 ]
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Price, name, professional and non professional reviews and specs. [ Derek  Mar 29, 2019 ]
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This is my 1st time purchasing quality A/V equipment. I am trusting the expert opinion of my Crutchfield advisor for this purchase. [ Jamal  Mar 26, 2019 ]
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Otis recommended it, great value, and matched with the receiver I bought. [ Jason  Jan 11, 2019 ]
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I have the R-280f speakers and plan on creating a Dolby Atmos system. These should be perfect for the overhead channels. [ James  Nov 27, 2018 ]
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sale on 2 [ pete  Nov 24, 2018 ]
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deal for a pair [ Brad  Nov 20, 2018 ]
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Great speaker for the price, plus free shipping from Crutchfield. I'm buying four of them! [ K  Nov 07, 2018 ]
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Klipsch name. Own several Klipsch products and have always been exceptional quality. JRP [ James Randall  Oct 28, 2018 ]
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To fit with system and other Klipsch components. [ Bruce  Oct 27, 2018 ]
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Good fit for what i needed [ Kenneth  Oct 22, 2018 ]
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Lucy recommended it [ Ryan  Oct 04, 2018 ]
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I like Klipsch, good rating and it was on sale. [ ROGER  Oct 03, 2018 ]
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A great value at the sale price! [ Stephen  Aug 08, 2018 ]
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based on reveiws [ Bradley E.  Jul 11, 2018 ]
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value [ Kevin  Jun 25, 2018 ]
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Save room, no bulky speaker hanging in my ceiling corner. And I definitely, wanted to match the quality, with the rest of my amazing Klipsch speakers. Cheers [ tim  Jun 08, 2018 ]
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budget [ ROSS  Jan 02, 2018 ]
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Clarity and power handling. [ Clifford  Nov 27, 2017 ]
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They matched my other speakers and the sound is very good. [ Steven  Sep 03, 2017 ]
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Coordinate with my existing Klipsch speakers [ Paul  Jun 28, 2017 ]
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These in ceiling speakers seemed more general for better distribution of music in room (instead of focused at a sitting spot for watching movies) [ Richard  Apr 07, 2017 ]
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I am a Klipsch fan and I needed some in ceiling speakers that wouldn't break the bank. [ Steve  Oct 24, 2016 ]
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Shopping for my husband and he is a big fan of Klipsch. For the price these speakers seemed like a great deal. Can't wait to see his face. [ diane  May 14, 2016 ]
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5 questions already asked

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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 ]
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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 ]
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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 ]
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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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can these speakers be used for side and/or rear surround?
[ Akram  Oct 08, 2018 ]
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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 ]
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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 ]
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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 ]
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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 ]
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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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