Klipsch CDT-5800-C II In-Ceiling Speaker
Treat yourself to top-notch sound with a speaker that blends seamlessly into your home's décor. The Klipsch® CDT-5800-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-5800-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.
- 1" titanium tweeter with swiveling Tractrix® horn
- pivoting 8" Cerametallic™ woofer
- power handling: up to 50 watts RMS (200 watts peak)
- frequency response 49-23,000 Hz (±3dB)
- sensitivity 95 dB
- 8-ohm impedance
- paintable SlimTrim™ magnetic grille
Controlled Dispersion Technology (CDT)
The Klipsch CDT-5800-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.
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 95dB efficiency of this speaker means it will play much louder at low power than other less-efficient speakers.
The Klipsch CDT-5800-C II uses a high-quality 1" titanium dome compression driver (tweeter) mated to an exclusive Tractrix Horn, combined with an 8" Cerametallic woofer in a 2-way design.
Tweeter:There is a 1" titanium dome compression tweeter mated to a swiveling 100° Tractrix Horn. The swiveling horn design dramatically increases efficiency by enabling the speaker to produce more output using less energy. The horn-loaded tweeter allows you to point the sound to a specific location, and has more controlled directivity than a conventional dome tweeter. The pivoting tweeter can be angled up to approximately 20° in any direction (relative to the woofer).
Woofer:The 8" copper-colored, machine-spun Cerametallic woofer can rotate a full 360°, and then shift 15° in any direction. The solid Aluminum diaphragm, anodized to add stiffness and provide perfect damping, has a new hi-tech look that also delivers increased rigidity for even tighter, more defined bass.
The speaker has a pair of gold-plated, 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.
The CDT-5800-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.
What's in the Box
- Ceiling-mount speaker
- White metal mesh grille
- Cardboard template
- Owner's Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
- treble and mid-bass attenuation switches
- cutout dimensions: 9-13/16" diameter
- mounting depth: 5-1/8"