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Klipsch R-1650-C

In-ceiling speaker

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Get great sound throughout your home without sacrificing an inch of floor space. The Klipsch® R-1650-C sports a 6-1/2" 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-1650-C sports a 6-1/2" 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-1650-C in new construction.

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Product Highlights:

  • 1" dome tweeter
  • 6-1/2" polypropylene woofer
  • power handling: up to 35 watts RMS (140 watts peak)
  • frequency response 57-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • sensitivity 91 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • paintable grille
  • moisture-resistant design — great for bathrooms or kitchens
  • cutout dimensions: 8-3/16" diameter
  • mounting depth: 3-15/16"
  • limited lifetime warranty
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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 (Eng/Fre/Spa/Ger/Ita/Por/Chi/Jap)

    Great speaker, great price. What else could you ask for.

    Ernest P., Yuma, AZ

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    Features and Specs

    Quantity in Package Single
    Tweeter Dome
    Midrange Size N/A
    Woofer Size 6.5
    Cutout Size 8.1875
    Woofer Composition Poly
    Woofer Surround Rubber
    Power Range (Watts) 35
    Sensitivity 91 dB
    Impedance (Ohms) 8
    Frequency Response 57-20kHz
    Connector Type Spring clips
    Bi-Amp Inputs No
    Built-in Back-box No
    Parts Warranty Ltd. Lifetime
    Labor Warranty Lt. Lifetime

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    Features

    Two-Way Design: The Klipsch R-1650-C in-ceiling speaker employs a 6.5" 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-1650-C in-ceiling speaker brings dynamic acoustic performance to both home and commercial environments.

    Basket/Frame: The R-1650-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-1650-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 35 watts RMS (140 W Peak). Klipsch has also published a recommended amplifier power specification as 70 watts.

    Mounting Options

    Installation: The speaker requires a cutout diameter of 8.1875" and a mounting depth of 3.9375". 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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    Why did you buy this?

    pricing was too good to pass up....hope they sound good [ Dominic Del  Sep 15, 2018 ]
    Advisor recommended for Atmos speakers [ WALDO  Aug 04, 2018 ]
    Internet Search + Crutchfield videos and product descriptions [ Jeffrey  Jul 31, 2018 ]
    wanted to do Dolby Atmos and not spend an arm and a leg on ceiling speakers. Has great reviews as well [ Brady  Apr 21, 2018 ]
    i have them for last 8 years i have them and their service has been excellent [ Ricardo  Jan 10, 2018 ]
    Great value for money. I have used these in two home theater installations,and the sound is fantastic while installation is a breeze. The 8 inch version of these speakers are quite large, so be thoughtful before you order, and you may prefer these smaller yet still quite powerful alternatives. [ Bruce  Jul 13, 2017 ]
    Right size and price for my application [ John  Jan 27, 2017 ]
    Klipsch speakers sound better than any others I've heard. [ JOHN  Aug 31, 2016 ]
    Love Klipsch products. Great Sound [ Eric  Jul 30, 2016 ]

    4 questions already asked

    Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Krissy  Dec 21, 2017 ]  Staff
    John, I had about 10" of insulation. I had to move it away from the hole to mount the speaker. When it was done I just pushed it gently back to surround but not cover the back of the speaker. They sound great. [ ROGER  Sep 05, 2017 ]
    Yes, I installed them without back boxes at first didn't sound that good, after I installed the back boxes the sound quality is much better [ peter  Sep 04, 2017 ]
    Given the favorable sensitivity rating (91 dB) and the recommended power for the Klipsch R-1650C, an amplifier producing 17 watts per channel should be sufficient to drive these speakers. If you would like to discuss further, feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Larry  Feb 19, 2017 ]  Staff
    I used mine on a back patio setting not in a surround system. The sound performance is very good. [ JAMES  Dec 02, 2013 ]
    I am not an expert at this, but I believe the center channel should be different. Doesn't it need to be a speaker tuned/built for center channel use/voices? Otherwise, I am so happy I paid more for these speakers. They are incredible. I have them in my ceiling with a small Sonos amp and they can rock if you turn them up, but have amazing quality of sound. [ SCOTT  Dec 02, 2013 ]
    I would not recommend these speakers for using in a surround sound system. I purchased them as overheads in a kitchen for listening to music. They provide a very uniform sound and are pretty much perfect for listening to music. For a 5.1 in-wall surround system you should look into getting in-ceiling speakers similar to these for the rear two channels, and in-wall speakers for front left, center and right channels. Stay away from using in-ceiling speakers for stereo fronts, as the sound is intended to be fired from the television to your ears as apposed to from the ceiling down to the top of your head. The positioning would be off, which would defeat the purpose of surround sound. [ DEREK  Dec 02, 2013 ]
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