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Our take on the Klipsch R-1650-W by Crutchfield's Marshall Chase
Get great sound without sacrificing premium floor space. The Klipsch® R-1650-W features a 6-1/2" polypropylene woofer for great mids and bass, plus a 1" dome tweeter for clear highs. You can mount the R-1650-W in new or existing walls, so you can install it in places where you've always wanted music, but where conventional speakers may not be the best option. These speakers are ideal for kitchen, dining room and bedroom use. Plus they match beautifully with regular Klipsch speakers as part of a home theater system. Moisture resistance delivers more flexibility so the R-1650-W can even be used in the bathroom. And you can paint the grille to blend seamlessly into any room's décor.
An optional in-wall bracket is recommended for installing the R-1650-W in new construction (or a room that's undergoing major renovation).
- 1" dome tweeter
- 6-1/2" polypropylene woofer
- power handling: up to 35 watts RMS (140 watts peak)
- frequency response 53-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
- sensitivity 88 dB
- 8-ohm impedance
- moisture-resistant design great for bathrooms or kitchens
- paintable aluminum grille
- cutout dimensions: 13"H x 8"W
- mounting depth: 3"
- limited lifetime warranty
What's in the Box:
- Rectangular in-wall speaker
- White metal mesh grille
- Plastic paint mask
- Cardboard template
- Plastic paint shield
- Owner's Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa/Ger/Ita/Por/Chi/Jap)
Love these can be cut into the wall and painted your wall color! Great alternative to another speaking sitting out! If you want a sleek, contemporary look with crisp sound this speaker is the way to go!
Christine, Cedar Rapids, IA
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Features and Specs
|Quantity in Package||Single|
|Cutout Size||8 x 13|
|Power Range (Watts)||35|
|Connector Type||Spring clips|
|Parts Warranty||Ltd. Lifetime|
|Labor Warranty||Ltd. Lifetime|
Two-Way Design: The Klipsch R-1650-W in-wall speaker employs a 6.5" polymer-cone woofer and a large motor structure for high sensitivity and strong bass output. A 1" polymer-dome tweeter distributes smooth, clear highs over a wide area. The Klipsch R-1650-W in-wall speaker brings dynamic acoustic performance to both home and commercial environments.
Basket/Frame: The R-1650-W 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-W in-wall 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.
Installation: The speaker requires a cutout of 8" (w) x 13" (h), with a mounting depth of 3". For existing construction, the speaker should be installed in drywall at least 3/8" thick. A cardboard template is included to assist you in making the cutout.
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Why did you buy this?
Mounting features, sound quality, paintable grill. [ Robert Jul 03, 2017 ]
4 questions already asked
I didn't understand your question [ Gary Mason Oct 17, 2018 ]
the speakers were put in by a contractor when we did a remodel. I think that they just used common speaker wire [ edgar May 29, 2016 ]
The Klipsch R-1650-W are 8-ohm speakers which would present an 8-ohm load to your receiver or amplifier. [ Larry Jan 13, 2016 ] Staff
Yes, they can be installed in an existing drywalled 2x4 wall or done so before drywall is installed on new builds. [ Richard Aug 18, 2014 ]
Yup, mine were with ease. [ ANTHONY J Aug 12, 2014 ]