Controlled Dispersion Technology (CDT): The Klipsch CDT-5650-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
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 94dB efficiency of this speaker
means it will play much louder at low power than other less-efficient speakers.
2-Way Driver Design: The Klipsch CDT-5650-C II uses a
high-quality 1" titanium dome compression driver (tweeter) mated to an exclusive
Tractrix Horn, combined with a 6.5" Cerametallic woofer in a 2-way design.
- Tweeter: The 1" Titanium dome compression tweeter
is 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
addition of a Linear Travel Suspension to the tweeter increases high
frequency detail and smoothness
- Woofer: The 6.5" 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. The new integrated dust cap
further strengthens the cone and helps ventilate the voice coil for
increased driver durability.
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
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.
ABS Basket/Frame: The CDT-5650-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 8.1875". For new construction,
purchase of the IK-650-C installation kit (714IK650C,
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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