Perfect for use in bathrooms, closets, or hallways, or anywhere multiple speakers would not be practical. The R-1650-CSM delivers powerful and dynamic performances to some of the most difficult installation locations. The R-1650-CSM employs a 6.5" polymer-cone woofer and a large motor structure for high sensitivity and strong bass output. Dual voice coils sum the low frequencies from a stereo input to mono. Upper frequencies are handled individually for the two channels by a coaxially mounted dual-tweeter array, preserving the stereo effect. The speaker's mounting system makes installation a breeze, while its paintable aluminum grille provides added rust protection in moisture-prone areas such as bathrooms, kitchens and saunas.
Stereo Input: The R-1650-CSM has dual spring clip terminals to accept signals from both left and right channels. The dual voice coil woofer sums the low frequencies from the stereo input to mono. The upper frequencies are handled by individually for the two channels by a coaxially mounted dual-tweeter array, to preserve the stereo effect. The terminals accept up to 12-gauge speaker wire. Drivers: The R-1650-CSM is equipped with the following drivers:
Tweeters: two 1" polymer dome tweeters
Woofer: a 6-1/2" polypropylene dual voice coil woofer
Basket/Frame: The R-1650-CSM 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.
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 can be installed in new or existing construction. It requires a cutout diameter of 8.33". For new construction, purchase of the IK-650-C installation kit (714IK650C) 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.