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Klipsch Reference R-820F

Floor-standing speaker

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Overview

Our take on the Klipsch Reference R-820F

Looking for a floor-standing speaker that blends power and performance? Each Klipsch R-820F boasts dual 8" woofers for thunderous bass and warm, clear mids, plus Klipsch's signature 1" horn tweeter for crisp, extended, highs. But you don't have to take our word for it. Discover for yourself the effortless, dynamic sound that's made Klipsch loudspeakers a big Crutchfield customer favorite for years. 

A powerful performer

Looking for a floor-standing speaker that blends power and performance? Each Klipsch R-820F boasts dual 8" woofers for thunderous bass and warm, clear mids, plus Klipsch's signature 1" horn tweeter for crisp, extended, highs. But you don't have to take our word for it. Discover for yourself the effortless, dynamic sound that's made Klipsch loudspeakers a big Crutchfield customer favorite for years. 

Tractrix horns enhance highs and lows

We're used to seeing the Tractrix horn on the front of Klipsch speakers, where it enhances high notes from the tweeter. These speakers use them to improve bass, too.

Look around the back, and you'll see that instead of the conventional round port tube found on many speakers, Klipsch uses a Tractrix horn-shaped opening for smoother, more efficient airflow in and out of the cabinet. The resulting decrease in air turbulence makes for cleaner, more powerful bass with reduced port noise and low-frequency distortion.  

Build a complete Klipsch system

You can build a great sounding stereo system using a pair of R-820Fs, or team them with other Klipsch Reference speakers and a subwoofer for high-impact home theater.

Center channel speakers: Klipsch R-34C and Klipsch R-52C
Surround speakers: Klipsch R-14S
Floor-standing speakers: Klipsch R-610F and Klipsch R-620F
Bookshelf speakers: Klipsch R-41M and Klipsch R-51M
Subwoofers: Klipsch R-112SW, Klipsch R-115SW

Product Highlights:

  • frequency response: 35-21,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • impedance: 8 ohms compatible
  • sensitivity: 97 dB
  • power handling: up to 150 watts RMS (600 watts peak)
  • 90° x 90° Hybrid Cross-Section Tractrix® horn with 1" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) aluminum diaphragm tweeter
  • two 8" spun-copper IMG cone woofers
  • bass-reflex design
  • rear-firing Tractrix port provides fast, efficient airflow from the cabinet for clear, powerful bass
  • magnetically attached grille for a clean, streamlined look
  • durable textured wood grain vinyl finish
  • gold-plated binding post speaker terminals
  • built-in angled feet for increased speaker stability
  • 10-15/16"W x 43"H x 17-1/2"D
  • weight: 54 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Floorstanding loudspeaker
  • Grille (installed)
  • 2 Feet
  • 4 Screws
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Information
  • Loudspeaker Feet note

Picked these up at 50% off. Was a bit apprehensive when they arrived and saw how monstrous these were in size, but pleasantly surprised when I moved out my RP-250F Premieres and plugged in these. Ooh that copper is beautiful!

Lance, Marietta, GA

Reviews

Klipsch Reference R-820F Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(19 Reviews)

Great deal, great sounds.

Jesse from Rochester, NY on 12/13/2018

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I have a pair of Klipsch's rp-150 bookshelf speakers and thought they were excellent. These Klipsch towers have a fuller deeper sound which fills the room up with sound. The rp speakers have a bit more clarity in the upper and mid ranges with a more open sound. Combined with a subwoofer they fill the room nicely. It's a tough call, but the towers have the edge.

Pros: Projects a full hi fidelity sound.

Cons: Meant for a medium to large room.

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Crutchfield customer from Miami, FL on 12/13/2018

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Awesome speakers! Best speakers I've ever owned!!!

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Crutchfield customer from Pembroke Pines, FL on 12/9/2018

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Great sound !!!!

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Lance from Marietta, GA on 12/8/2018

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Picked these up at 50% off. Was a bit apprehensive when they arrived and saw how monstrous these were in size, but pleasantly surprised when I moved out my RP-250F Premieres and plugged in these. Ooh that copper is beautiful!

Pros: Knock-your-socks-off sound with beautiful clarity.

Cons: Comes in REALLY big boxes for which you need to tip your dog walker for bringing inside the garage.

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Crutchfield customer from Sabana Seca, PR on 12/6/2018

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Buen producto

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BIG sound!

Roland from Loudon, TN on 12/6/2018

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Great speakers! They produce a BIG sound, just what i needed for my home theater! Music sounds good too, very happy all around!

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Crutchfield customer from Staten Island, NY on 12/5/2018

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Great speakers at a great price! Fast shipping! Thank you!

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Michael from Sylmar, CA on 12/4/2018

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I really like the sound of these speakers. Bought two pairs on sale at an awesome price. Have one set in the den and the other set in the parlor. The Audiosource AD3002, recommended by Buddy, has plenty of power to drive all four of them. Got Neil Young playing loud as I write this review. Very happy with my purchase.

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Good speakers and a good entry point to the Klipsch line

Darrell from Mantachie, MS on 12/4/2018

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These speakers replaced some Polk's I'd had for a long time. I've never owned speakers this nice before and was a little hesitant to pay the price for Klipsch. I happened to catch them on sale and I'm very happy I bought them. They are worth paying full price for. These speakers are head and shoulders above any speaker I've ever owned. I've heard complaints that the Klipsch horn system of their tweeters makes highs sound too high, or "canned". I don't find that to be the case. I'm hearing sounds from my music I've not heard previously. I love the sound of these. The dual 8 inch woofers provide plenty of thump on their own, but I'm running a subwoofer which compliments these perfectly. These speakers are big and heavy. Take note if you have limited room. I unboxed them, added the feet and set them up alone, but it would have been much easier if I had someone to help. The design and manufacturing of these say QUALITY. This is my first Klipsch purchase but I'm going to explore their other offerings. I finally have some good, quality speakers that I can be proud of. I couldn't be happier with the speakers and Crutchfield shipping them quickly.

Pros: Solid-good quality build Big, heavy speakers (not a con in my book) Reproduces sounds not picked up by lesser speakers Quality company

Cons: If I'm nitpicking, the instructions don't help much with the orientation of the feet, and I put one on backwards at first.

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Crutchfield customer from El Dorado, KS on 12/4/2018

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great buy on sale

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Terrific Speakers

Kirk from Nampa, ID on 12/2/2018

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Absolutely great speakers for the money. The sound they generate is excellent

Pros: Great price, great look, and great sound

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Another excellent Klipsch product

Robert from Golden, CO on 12/2/2018

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Have been an owner of Klipsch speakers for a while (Center, sub woofer and bookshelf), but had waited to get a set of the big floor standing models. I was expecting them to be good but they were great. Reproductions of rock, classical, and ambient music is phenomenal. Clarity of high frequencies is remarkable and tight. Woofers production in the low range is clear and strong enough that the sub woofer only enhances instead of carrying the whole load. Crutchfield assistance and pricing was excellent and speakers arrived in great shape and ahead of time.

Pros: Clarity and sound reproduction Cabinet quality is solid and heavy

Cons: They are kind of large, so make sure you have enough room.

Beautiful, quality, awesome sound, unbelievable price.

Kerry from Myrtle Creek, OR on 12/2/2018

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I knew these were are a great speaker. I was actually ready to order a less expensive pair of Klipsch, when I got an email letting me know the R 820F was on sale. Well there was no question. They sound so much better then my bookshelf Elacs. I am driving them with a lower end Yamaha, and plan on upgrading to a Harmon Kardon very soon. Everything about them is a 10+ from build quality, to beautiful looks, and best of all awesome sound.

Pros: Beautiful Quality construction Absolutely awesome sound Unbeatable price, value

Cons: Absolutely none

Incredible throughout the entire spectrum of sound

Jerry from BUffalo, NY on 12/1/2018

The performance of these speakers is unreal. I have it matched up to a Yamaha RX-A780 and its incredible. Great sound throughout the spectrum from highs to lows with incredibly crisp detail.

Pros: Great sound.

Cons: None

Fantastic upgrade

Tommy from Lexington, KY on 11/29/2018

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I've owned a pair of rf-3's for nearly 20 years. Klipsch was running a half price sale and decided now was the time to upgrade. These speakers are fantastic thus far. Look forward to many years of great sound.

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Solid build quality amazing sound.

Parag from Herriman, UT on 11/29/2018

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I bought 4 of these from Crutchfield and they got it delivered to me in 3 days. Before I review my speakers, I will like to thank Ryan from Crutchfield customer support for guiding me. Now, about the speakers - I have 4 of these, 2 on the front and 2 on the back. They are complimented by Klipsch R-25C Center Speaker, R-120SW Subwoofer, CDT-2650CII ceiling speakers (I'm using these for Atmos effects) running on Denon AVRX3400H receiver. These speakers perform great with mid-range sound. Since they are big, the bass isn't so bad either. The only complain I have is that they don't support double amping, however, that shouldn't stop you from buying these.

Pros: 1. Good mid range and bass. 2. Tweeter horn is just amazing. 3. Good build quality. 4. Value for money.

Cons: Doesn't support double amping

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James from Ocala, FL on 11/25/2018

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I got my R-820F's yesterday and they were not supposed to be here till next week. That is some really fast shipping for this time of year! Thank you Crutchfield and UPS. I had my doubts about these speakers because they were so cheap but when I took them out of there boxes I notice right away what a good looking well made speaker these Klipsch's were. I really liked it when I noticed when putting the feet on that they have alignment holes so it was a piece of cake to attach them to the bottom of the speaker. I got them hooked up to my amp an Onkyo Rz 610 and they sounded great right out of the box deep base and crystal clear high notes. What more could you ask for, mark me down as a very satisfied customer. I got these on sale but even at the regular price they would still be a great buy.

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

Very clean and powerful sound

Scott from Saint Paul, MN on 11/21/2018

Just bought these and installed them yesterday. My first impression is how great they sound. They are very detailed on the high notes and have enough bass on their own for music listening. When Klipsch has these on sale I can't imagine a better deal for speakers that sound this good.

Pros: Great price. Great sound. Attractive design.

Cons: Somewhat large if you have a small space.

LOOKOUT!

HTFan from CA on 11/20/2018

Crazy price for true theater speakers! How can this be? Heads up .. Crutchfield has an even more awesome deal if it were possible Klipsch Reference R-610F Towers No doubt the R-820F's are the deal of deals here with it's dual 8" woofers. Precision volume output for sure. However, I mentioned the Crutchfield sale of the Klipsch Reference R-610F Floor-standing speakers. because these puppies will wipe the floor with any speaker here. Fact! But, if you've the floor space & ear power? These R-820f's are unbeatable! Just remember, bigger isn't always better. (No Joke!). The Klipsch Reference R-610F Floor-standing speakers are going to prove to the disbeliever that Hi-Fi sound can be had in a tower speaker for under $500. Precision, 3D, holographic sound is what's delivered by these NEW Klipsch speaker lines. ~ peace

Pros: Everything! Twin 8" woofers + horn loaded tweeters Black Friday sale! How can ya' beat it?

Cons: NONE.

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Features and Specs

General
Enclosure Bass Reflex
Finish MDF/Wood-grain vinyl
Color Black
Tweeter Tractrix Horn
Tweeter Size (inches) 1.0
Midrange Size (inches) N/A
Woofer Size (inches) 8
Woofer Composition Copper-spun IMG
Woofer Surround Rubber
Built-in Powered Sub No
Video-Shielded No
Connector Type Post
Bi-amp Inputs No
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
Specifications
Power Range 150
Frequency Response 35-21k Hz
Sensitivity 97 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Subwoofer Amp Power ---
Height (inches) 43-1/8
Width (inches) 10-7/8
Depth (inches) 16-3/4
Weight 54 lbs

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Features

1" Horn-Loaded Tweeter: The R-820F floorstanding loudspeaker features Klipsch's proprietary Tractrix Horn technology mated with a 1" aluminum LTS tweeter, for impressive high-end response and greater extension, enhanced imaging and powerful dynamics.

  • 90°x90° Tractrix Horn: The square Tractrix Horn delivers a 90° (w) x 90° (h) dispersion pattern for a broader sound-stage. Klipsch exclusive Tractrix horn technology ensures that the speaker's high frequency energy is aimed at the listener and reduces artificial reverb or filtering caused by indirect sound bouncing off of walls. Using this proprietary focused technology provides clarity, dynamics, and detail for your movies and music
  • LTS (Linear Travel Suspension): Behind each horn lies a 1.0" tweeter with a linear travel suspension. Klipsch exclusive Linear Travel Suspension (LTS) minimizes distortion for enhanced, detailed performances. In addition, Using Kapton (an extremely light and rigid material) in the tweeter suspension provides high efficiency and improve resolution and detail.

Dual 8" Copper-Spun IMG Woofers: The Klipsch R-820F floorstanding speaker houses two 8" Copper-Spun IMG woofers. The Copper-Spun IMG (Injection Molded Graphite) woofers are exceptionally light while being extremely rigid - providing remarkable low frequency response, with minimal cone breakup and distortion.

Tapered Crossover: The Klipsch Reference series floorstanding loudspeaker utilizes a tapered array crossover (2kHz) to smooth the transition between the tweeter and woofers, improve midrange definition, and widen dispersion.

Rear Tractrix Port: The rear-firing Tractrix port is perfectly matched to the cabinet and woofers, creating ideal airflow with minimal distortion or turbulence even at the lowest frequencies.

MDF Cabinet: The Klipsch R-820F floorstanding speaker features a MDF cabinet with a scratch-resistant, textured wood grain vinyl that seamlessly integrates into almost any room or decor. The enclosure's reinforced MDF construction reduces cabinet vibration for less audible coloration and improved sonic accuracy.

Acoustically Transparent Grille: The Klipsch R-820F floorstanding speaker comes with a removable, black cloth grille that is magnetic and acoustically transparent.

Binding Posts: The Klipsch Reference series floorstanding speaker is fitted with sturdy binding posts to ensure a secure connection to many types of cable and connectors. The binding post terminals will accept banana plugs (single only), pin-connectors, spade-lugs and bare wire (up to 10AWG). Two plastic caps will need to be removed to use banana plugs.

Stabilizer Feet: The Klipsch R-820F includes two stabilizer feet that will need to be installed to the bottom of the speaker enclosure using the included hardware. Each stabilizer foot features two integrated rubber pads safe for hardwood, tile, laminate, and vinyl flooring. No carpet spikes are included, and the speaker will not support optional carpet spikes or other type of feet.

Note: The Klipsch Reference series floorstanding speaker should not be used without the stabilizer feet installed, due to stability and sound performance reasons.

Application & Placement: The Klipsch R-820F floorstanding loudspeaker can be used in a dedicated stereo application or in a home theater application as front and/or rear speakers.

  • Front Placement: For optimum performance in a stereo application or as front speakers in a home theater application, Klipsch suggests placing the loudspeakers 6' to 15' apart. They may also be toed-in slightly for better stereo imaging. The listening position should be about 1 to 1.5x the distance separating the speakers.
  • Rear Placement: When used as surround speakers in a home theater setup, the loudspeakers should be placed on the walls directly adjacent to the listening position. Another option would be on the wall behind the listening position.

Reference Series: The Klipsch Reference series consists of four floorstanding speakers (R-610F/R-620F/R-820F/R-625FA), two bookshelf speakers (R-41/R-51M), two center channel speakers (R-34C/R-52C), and one Dolby Atmos speaker (R-41SA) - all sold separately. The Klipsch Reference series line-up of loudspeakers sound great in stereo and home theater applications.

Optional Powered Sub: For bigger & deeper bass response, pair the Klipsch Reference series loudspeaker with one of Klipsch's powered subwoofers (sold separately).

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Why did you buy this?

Needed to up grade my speakers [ Manuel  Dec 13, 2018 ]
I wanted speakers to upgrade my home theater and always liked the sound and look of Klipsch. I wanted the RP-280F but could no resist the black Friday deal on these! [ Roland  Nov 23, 2018 ]
Great reviews on multiple sites. Price was definitely right. [ Kenneth  Nov 23, 2018 ]
Jill my advisor recommended them [ Tim  Nov 23, 2018 ]
home theater [ Srinivas  Nov 23, 2018 ]
GOOD SPEAKER ON SALE [ DON  Nov 23, 2018 ]
Looks to be an excellent speaker from a top notch manufacturer, unbelievable sale price and it looks like it will fit my needs very well. [ ANDREW  Nov 22, 2018 ]
My home theater system consists of Klipsch RP-280F's, Klipsch RP-140SA, Klipsch KF-28 and R-112SW. I like Klipsch products and the speakers sound great, the R-820F would be an upgrade to the KF-28's. The black Friday deals on these speakers make them a great value. [ Rajesh  Nov 21, 2018 ]
I got these towers because of the great price and good looks and at 97 db there going to put out some thunder from my 100 watt amp. [ James  Nov 21, 2018 ]
Sale and wanted to match my setup [ Kyle  Nov 21, 2018 ]
nice speaker for the price [ pasquale  Nov 20, 2018 ]
performance and price [ BRIAN  Nov 19, 2018 ]
from what research I done both on the Crutchfield site and on line, the Klipsch seemed to be the best overall in sound reproduction. I was actually looking hard at the Klipsch RP-5000F. Then was getting ready to order when I run across these bad boys at an awesome sale price. these are going to look great and sound fantastic in my living room. Thanks guys you are GREAT [ Kerry  Nov 19, 2018 ]
Loud and proud, as well as musically fun to listen to without being fatiguing. [ JASON  Nov 17, 2018 ]
Sale price [ Mary  Nov 16, 2018 ]
I have auditioned them earlier and really liked the rich sound of these speakers. I got a killed deal on its price at Crutchfield. [ Subhanjali  Nov 16, 2018 ]
Great product and on sale for great price plus free shipping [ Terry  Nov 16, 2018 ]
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