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Klipsch R-1650-C

In-ceiling speaker

Item # 714R1650C

Get great sound throughout your home without sacrificing an inch of floor space.

Get great sound throughout your home without sacrificing an inch of floor space.

Item # 714R1650C

In stock
C$99.99 each

About the Klipsch R-1650-C

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
Priced each
  • MFR # 1007209

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)

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Features & specs

Quantity in Package Single
Tweeter Soft-Dome
Aimable Tweeter No
Woofer Composition Poly
Woofer Surround Rubber
Moisture-resistant Yes
Connector Type Spring clips
Bi-Amp Inputs No
Built-in Back-box No
Tweeter Size 1
Midrange Size N/A
Woofer Size 6.5
Cutout Size 8.1875
Power Range (Watts) up to 35
Sensitivity 91 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 57-20kHz
Parts Warranty Ltd. Lifetime
Labor Warranty Ltd. Lifetime

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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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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
i have been wanting ceiling speakers for a while now klipsch is a great brand and i couldn't pass up the deal [ Brian  Jun 22, 2020 ]
Wanted a ceiling speaker for my 5.1.2 Atmos setup. Saw the great deal. [ Edward  May 16, 2020 ]
An add on to a system I am putting together. Klipsch, do I need to say more. Some of the best sounding speakers I've heard. [ SHAWN L  May 12, 2020 ]
Brand quality matched with price. [ Larry  May 12, 2020 ]
The name Klipsch. I have their outdoor speakers at home and I am SOLD on Klipsch!! [ PETE  Apr 17, 2020 ]
Klipsch is a good audio brand. [ John  Apr 15, 2020 ]
it's Klipsch [ Richard  Mar 23, 2020 ]
Love the brand & quality is Top Notch [ Antonio  Feb 02, 2020 ]
Love Klipsch speakers. This pair is for surround in a second location in our home. Love our 7.1 Klipsch layout in our main theater room, so when I saw these I knew I had a winner. [ G Edgar  Dec 02, 2019 ]
Klipsch reputation and prior experience with their products [ Milton  Mar 05, 2019 ]
My decision was based on recommendations from Crutchfield advisor Francis. [ Jeffery  Mar 02, 2019 ]
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 ]

6 questions already asked

Do these require a separate subwoofer? I have 1 room which will have 5 speakers and 1 room that will have 2. Would these be good?
[ James  Jan 07, 2020 ]
1 answer
My setup has a subwoofer with 7 speakers but another area with just two of these speakers that does not correspond directly with a subwoofer. It's essentially to mirror audio in another area outside of main sitting/theater area
[ SAMIP  Jan 07, 2020 ]
How do these compare with the Klipsch DS-160CDT? Did anyone compare to see if it's worth the upgrade cost?
[ JD  Dec 20, 2017 ]
1 answer
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
Are backboxes recommended for Klipsch 1650 or 1800 in-ceiling applications? Without backboxes, mine would be buried in 12" of blown-in insulation.
[ New User  Sep 04, 2017 ]
2 answers
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 ]
I have two of these going in my great room / kitchen space and want to know if an amp capable of 17w @ 8ohms will be anywhere near enough to hear music? This would be a Raspberry Pi + Hifiberry AMP+ setup. Thanks!
[ Nick  Feb 06, 2017 ]
1 answer
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 love Klipsch and just purchased a home with a 5.1 in ceiling system prewired. I want to get these, but wanted to make sure that I am getting the right thing. Is this speaker work for all 5 positions? If not, what other ones did you guys get? I am also thinking about getting an Onkyo receiver... any suggestions on those? Thanks for your time and help!!
[ B. McG  Dec 02, 2013 ]
3 answers
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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