Klipsch CDT-5650-C II
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They match up well as surrounds with my other Klipsch speakers. Great clarity.
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Treat yourself to top-notch sound with a speaker that blends seamlessly into your home's décor. The Klipsch® CDT-5650-C-II 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 CDT-3800-C IIs 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 enjoy crisp, clear Klipsch sound without the clutter of conventional speakers.
The '5650-C-II's tweeter gives you 100-degree dispersion, and it swivels, so you can aim the sound precisely where you need it to go. You can even rotate the 6-1/2" 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 adjust the sound to suit your personal taste and room's acoustics.
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." This design brings out details in everything you listen to, while reducing reflections that can color the sound.
The CDT-5650-C II stays inconspicuous with its SlimTrim™ grille. The visible frame size is reduced by 90% and grille depth is reduced by 80% over previous designs, for a nearly flush finish that blends in beautifully. The paintable aluminum, magnetic grille attaches securely with ease to virtually eliminate resonant distortion.
An optional in-ceiling bracket is recommended for installing the CDT-5650-C-II in new construction.
Average Customer Review(s):
They match up well as surrounds with my other Klipsch speakers. Great clarity.
Used these as rear surrounds to match my Klipsch Atmos towers and center speakers. Love it all!!!
Pros: Matches my Klipsch towers and centers (timbre).
I bought two pair of these. One in my living room for rear surround and one for my office. First off the installation was super simple. There was a nice cardboard template to mark the hole in the ceiling. Connecting the wire was simple and secure. But the best part was mounting it. A 1/4 turn of four screws and it was secure to let go with both hands, then it was just a matter of tightening them. I've never really don't something like this before, but I installed both pairs, including running wire and doing the drops (and cleanup) in about 6 hours. So far I'm very happy, but I've only had them up for two days.
Pros: Ease of installation.
Using these as surround speakers with reference series bookshelf rb51 and center rc52 channel. Speakers are a great sound match, very loud when pushed. Install was easy with template.
Pros: Great sound, match my existing setup. Crutchfield is always great to work with
|Quantity in Package||Single|
|Power Range (Watts)||50|
|Connector Type||Spring posts|
|Parts Warranty||Ltd. Lifetime|
|Labor Warranty||Ltd. Lifetime|
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 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 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.
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.
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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I needed an in-ceiling speaker for my Auro-3D system, and this was a nice fit for the rest of my Klipsch Reference speakers. [ MICHAEL Jul 06, 2017 ]
I have had these in the past in my prior house. They are great speakers (sound great, and are out of sight) and since we are finishing our basement in our new house I figured I would go with them again. [ David Feb 24, 2017 ]
I wanted a surround speaker but had limited wall and floor space and desired a cleaner look in my room. [ Dan Oct 09, 2016 ]
I have Klipsch front speakers and will use these for surrounds [ ransak Sep 21, 2016 ]
referral to speakers from a friend [ David Feb 17, 2016 ]