1 vs 1 Comparison

See how the Klipsch CDT-5650-C II stacks up against the Polk Audio RC65i in today's product comparison. There is a lot more to this sort of decision than price, so we see if we can help you decide which is best for your needs. If you would like to see more product comparisons and reviews in this category, click here.

 Klipsch CDT-5650-C IIEveryone has different preferences, and we hope our frank reviews will make your decision easier. First, we will take a look at the Klipsch CDT-5650-C II. The need for a fixed location is a thing of the past with the Klipsch CDT-5650-C II, thanks to their high/low-frequency handling Controlled Dispersion Technology mechanism. Direct sound wherever you need it to go.

 Polk Audio RC65iAnd now we will have a look at our second product, the Polk Audio RC65i. This in-ceiling speaker option is essentially just a step down in size than RC80i. The dynamic balance woofer is smaller at 6.5” but employs a wide dispersion design that can fill bigger spaces. They share the same core electrical components and design features, but let us just summarize them in case you need a reminder.

Taking a look at the features of the Polk Audio RC65i

The cones are polymer composites. They are mineral-filled and feature top-notch rubber surrounds to dampen any unwanted resonance. The dedicated tweeter is a traditional soft dome and is swivel mounted to facilitate adjustable positioning.


Klipsch CDT-5650-C II

Polk Audio RC65i


+ Controlled Dispersion Technology - fully adjustable positioning.
+ TrackTrix horn.
+ Reasonably priced.
+ Wide dispersion.

+ Swivel-mounted tweeter.
+ Wide dispersion.
+ Water resistant.
+ Affordable price.


The Klipsch CDT-5650-C-II in-ceiling-speakers have fantastic treble and mid-bass attenuation and can literally be placed anywhere in your ceiling. So if you're looking for something with amazing sound quality to add to your home theater system, give this one a try!

These in-ceiling speakers serve up surprisingly loud sound and their smaller size means they ring up as a penny-saving alternative to the first premium-packed pair. They're also moisture-resistant with an excellent build quality to boot.

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