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Klipsch Reference R-820F

Floor-standing speaker

Item # 714R820F

Looking for a floor-standing speaker that blends power and performance? Each Klipsch R-820F boasts dual...

Looking for a floor-standing speaker that blends power and performance? Each Klipsch R-820F boasts dual...

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Item # 714R820F

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$499.00 each

About the Klipsch Reference R-820F

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. 

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
  • MFR # 1065833

What's in the box:

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

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Features & specs

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
Dolby Atmos Drivers No
Video-Shielded No
Connector Type Post
Bi-amp Inputs No
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
Power Range up to 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
The Klipsch Reference R-820F replaces these items:

Product Research


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 by the walls directly adjacent to the listening position. Another option would be by 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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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
I liked the reviews [ kaleb  Apr 06, 2020 ]
awesome speakers! [ brian  Feb 15, 2020 ]
outstanding product and outstanding price [ scott  Dec 14, 2019 ]
Love the Klipsch brand and they handle the power the Marantz puts to it!! [ JOE  Nov 25, 2019 ]
I have a set of RF-5's for my front mains and they sound awesome. I bought these for my rear speakers to go with my RP-500M bookshellf speakers and 440C center channel. [ M  Nov 24, 2019 ]
After comparing to other speaker options available in the site using Compare the Sound Option I thought these were the best in my price range. [ MARCIE  Nov 22, 2019 ]
I know it's a quality speaker and you can't beat the sales price. [ Ronald  Nov 09, 2019 ]
Because you guys gave me a killer deal on speakers I didn't think I could afford to look at, I looked, my jaw dropped, I mashed the BUY button before you changed your mind Please don't fire someone for making a mistake and selling them for $300 less a pair than Best Buy! Oh, they are beautiful, and they have wonderful bass and beautiful deep smooth sound! [ Earl   Oct 05, 2019 ]
sleek looking, high wattage, good reviews and on sale [ Philip  Mar 20, 2019 ]
I have the older model of this speaker and they rock ! Just want to up grade these awesome speakers. [ ANDREW  Feb 21, 2019 ]
Already have other Klipsh speakers and they are very good ones. [ Stanley  Jan 16, 2019 ]
it was on sale, basically price to performance ratio was awesome [ Ahmet  Jan 16, 2019 ]
they matched! [ Damon  Jan 16, 2019 ]
Selected this because I currently have Polk Tsi series and find the highs with the silk dome tweeters to be "too mellow" for my room. [ T  Jan 15, 2019 ]
Incredible reviews [ Juan  Jan 14, 2019 ]
Sale [ Jorge  Jan 13, 2019 ]
The rest of my surround is Klipsch so I wanted similar efficient speakers.The reviews are really good and I liked the price. Also Crutchfield customer service seems to be second to none. [ james  Jan 13, 2019 ]
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 ]

2 questions already asked

Do these speakers require a "burn in" period? I haven't seen anything to that effect in the owner's manual or reviewer comments.
[ Timothy  Jun 20, 2020 ]
2 answers
I've had mine for a little over 2 years now and they sounded gorgeous out of the box. Didn't notice any change in sound quality with use.
[ John  Jun 21, 2020 ]
Every speaker needs to run first for a period before it develops its characteristics.
[ Deitrace  Jun 20, 2020 ]
Do you think they would be better with an 80W amp or a 60w in order to get the best of them without jeopardizing quality or blowing them with excesive power?
[ Pinata  Jan 04, 2020 ]
1 answer
Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp 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 between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system.
[ Krissy  Feb 06, 2020 ]  Staff

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