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Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-8000F

Floor-standing speaker (Ebony)

Item # 714RP8000E

You'd be hard-pressed to find a series of speakers more popular with our customers over the years than Klipsch...

You'd be hard-pressed to find a series of speakers more popular with our customers over the years than Klipsch...

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About the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-8000F

Flagship tower performance

You'd be hard-pressed to find a series of speakers more popular with our customers over the years than Klipsch Reference Premiere. And there's a good reason for that: they deliver dynamic, high-impact sound that brings movies and music to life. 

Flagship tower performance

You'd be hard-pressed to find a series of speakers more popular with our customers over the years than Klipsch Reference Premiere. And there's a good reason for that: they deliver dynamic, high-impact sound that brings movies and music to life. 

The RP-8000F is the flagship tower in the company's new Reference Premiere lineup, and features two 8" spun-copper woofers for deep, powerful bass and midrange. It also sports Klipsch's signature 1" horn-loaded tweeter for smooth, detailed highs. 

Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-8000F floor-standing speaker

Use the RP-8000F floor-standing speaker as part of a high-impact Klipsch home theater system.

Hybrid horn technology for dynamic performance

Horn technology is one of Klipsch's long-standing hallmarks. Flared openings in the speaker cabinet project sound waves toward your listening area and prevent them from simply spilling out in all directions.

This design reduces reflections that can color the sound, and boosts dynamics and efficiency for powerful, "front row" sound that remains crystal-clear at all volume levels.

Klipsch's Tractrix® horn features a circular throat around an advanced titanium diaphragm tweeter that transitions into a square 90º x 90º mouth.

This unique shape provides a cleaner, more efficient transition of sound waves into your listening space. The result is a wide listening "sweet spot" with precise placement of instruments and vocals. 

A horn that enhances bass, too

Take a look at the back of the RP-8000F and you'll find 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.

Because this speaker is rear-ported, I recommend pulling it away from your wall to give it room to "breathe." 

Bi-amp or bi-wire for even better sound

On the back of the RP-8000F you'll find two sets of speaker input terminals. These let you bi-amp or bi-wire your speaker to get the best sound out of it.

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Product highlights:

  • 1" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) titanium diaphragm tweeter with Tractrix® horn
  • dual 8" Cerametallic™ cone woofers with rigid and lightweight voice coils
  • frequency response: 32-25,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • sensitivity: 98 dB
  • power handling: up to 150 watts RMS (600 watts peak)
  • impedance: 8 ohms compatible
  • bass-reflex design with rear-firing Tractrix port
  • magnetically attached grille for a clean, streamlined look
  • ebony vinyl finish with scratch-resistant design
  • 5-way binding post speaker terminals
    • two sets of input terminals allow bi-amping or bi-wiring
  • 10-15/16"W x 43-1/8"H x 17-9/16"D
  • weight: 60 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 1065795

What's in the box:

  • Floorstanding loudspeaker
  • Stabilizer feet (installed)
  • Grille (installed)
  • 2 Terminal jumpers (installed)
  • User Manual
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Information

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Features & specs

General
Enclosure Bass Reflex
Finish MDF/Wood-grain vinyl
Color Black
Tweeter Tractrix Horn
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Midrange Size (inches) N/A
Woofer Size (inches) 8
Woofer Composition Cerametallic
Woofer Surround Rubber
Built-in Powered Sub No
Dolby Atmos Drivers No
Video-Shielded No
Connector Type Post
Bi-amp Inputs Yes
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
Specifications
Power Range up to 150
Frequency Response 32-25k Hz
Sensitivity 98 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Subwoofer Amp Power ---
Height (inches) 43-1/4
Width (inches) 10-7/8
Depth (inches) 17-1/2
Weight 60 lbs
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Features

1" Horn-Loaded Tweeter: The Klipsch RP-8000F floorstanding loudspeaker features a 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter with a Hybrid Tractrix Horn for exceptional high frequency response, detail, and dispersion. Klipsch proprietary Tractrix horn-loaded technology ensures high-frequency energy of the RP-8000F floorstanding speakers are aimed directly at the listener and reduces unwanted, artificial reverb caused by indirect sound bouncing off walls - meaning you experience the most clear, detailed, lifelike sound possible.

  • Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter: The titanium tweeter diaphragm's light weight yet rigid composition exceeds the performance of aluminum, polymer or silk tweeters. A vented tweeter design reduces standing waves behind the tweeter diaphragm for a smoother high frequency reproduction. Klipsch award-winning Linear Travel Suspension technology leverages a piston motion of the titanium diaphragm that lowers distortion and delivers real-to-life sound. A ceramic magnet housing provides premium performance,
  • Hybrid Tractrix Horn Technology: This redesigned 90°x90° Hybrid Tractrix Horn utilizes a circular horn throat paired to a square horn mouth to further improve high-frequency response and extension, while enhancing imaging and dynamics. The Hybrid Tractrix Horn's compressed molded silicon face adds high frequency damping to reduce harshness and horn resonance for a smoother frequency response with improved detail - creating a clean and natural sound. Klipsch also utilizes computer modeled phase plugs that act as a mechanical filter to further ensure a smooth, flat frequency response while protecting the tweeter from damage.

Dual 8" Cerametallic Woofers: The RP-8000F floorstanding loudspeaker utilizes two 8" Klipsch Proprietary Cerametallic woofers. Cerametallic consists of extremely light, rigid materials that can hold shape while being able to deliver lower frequencies with maximum efficiency. The Klipsch Cerametallic cone is matted to a dual-layer, copper-wound voice coil for exceptional conductivity. The 8" woofers are housed in a non-resonating, stamped-steel basket that's secured to a large magnet motor for exceptional efficiency and low distortion.

Rear Tractrix Port: The rear Tractrix port of the RP-8000F floorstanding loudspeaker is perfectly matched to the cabinet and woofer, creating ideal airflow with minimal distortion and turbulence even at the lowest frequencies. Klipsch Tractrix ports have custom designed inner flares that help reduce air turbulence entering the port. Less turbulent air helps reduce port noise for cleaner, more powerful bass.

MDF Cabinet: The Klipsch RP-8000F 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. The MDF enclosure also features a satin painted baffle with a scratch resistant design for an elegant look without the grille.

Acoustically Transparent Grille: The Klipsch RP-8000F floorstanding loudspeaker comes with a removable, black cloth grille that is magnetic and acoustically transparent. This strong magnetic grille provides protection and a sleek aesthetic look to compliment your home's decor.

Dual Binding Posts: The Klipsch RP-8000F is fitted with two sets of sturdy binding posts allowing to bi-amp or bi-wire the floorstanding loudspeaker. These binding posts 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.

  • Bi-Wiring: Bi-wiring can provide noticeable improvements in the overall transparency of your loudspeakers. Run separate speaker wires to the low & high frequency drivers from a single amplifier (the upper set of binding posts are for the high frequency drivers; the lower set of binding posts are for the low frequency drivers).
  • Bi-Amping: Bi-amping allows you to use separate amplifiers for the high & low frequency sections of your loudspeaker for greater dynamic range & lower distortion. We recommend that your separate amplifiers have identical gain to preserve the speaker's voicing balance.
Note: If you decide to bi-wire or bi-amp, you must remove the jumpers between the terminal posts (failure to do this could result in damage to your amplifier and loudspeakers).

Cast Aluminum Stabilizer Feet: The Klipsch floorstanding loudspeaker includes pre-installed, cast-aluminum stabilizer feet with rubber pads for safe placement on hardwood, tile, laminate, and vinyl flooring. The cast aluminum feet are mechanically designed to minimize surface area in contact with the floor, decoupling the speaker for faster, tighter low frequencies and more detail. No carpet spikes are included, and the speaker will not support optional carpet spikes or other type of feet.

Note: Do not remove the stabilizer feet. The Klipsch floorstanding loudspeaker should not be used without the stabilizer feet due to stability and sound performance reasons.

Application & Placement: The Klipsch RP-8000F 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 speakers should be placed on the walls directly adjacent to the listening position. Another option would be on the wall behind the listening position.

Reference Premiere Series: The Klipsch Reference Premiere series utilizes a redesigned hybrid 90°x90° Tractrix Horn, a vented LTS titanium tweeter, Cerametallic woofer construction, and Tractrix geometry port technology for sound that will envelope you and blow you away. The Reference Premiere series by Klipsch consists of a variety of floorstanding, bookshelf, center, and surround speakers (all sold separately). Click on the Accessories Tab to find more Reference Premiere series speakers for your home system.

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

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7 questions already asked

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I have these speakers on a smooth tile floor in a large room. Should I be using isolation pads? If so, what do you recommend.
[ Frank  Nov 14, 2020 ]
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Mine are on a carpet so I don't have that problem. I would think what kind of floor it is would matter...concrete or wood? I am surprised that Crutchfield can't answer this question.
[ David  Nov 19, 2020 ]
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I have carpet on my floor and installation in my ceiling. Tile or wood floors would cause poor sound acoustics, echo. You might think about trying an area rug. the bigger the better. Acoustic panels help especially if you have windows.
[ Patrick  Nov 14, 2020 ]
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How are the speakers shipped? Big items like this are usually abruptly damaged because they are poorly handled by parcel. Thank you
[ Jorge  Oct 13, 2020 ]
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We ship these speakers via UPS. We typically do not have issues shipping them this way. However, no shipper is perfect and we have experienced some arriving damaged for which we exchange the one damaged during shipping for another speaker
[ Paul  Nov 08, 2020 ]  Staff
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They are packaged very well with a good amount of packing material to protect it from getting damaged. That said, I did have one speaker that arrived with a small scratch/ding in the corner. I called crutchfield that day. Within 2 days a new speaker arrived and the old one was picked up for return. That type of service alleviates my fears of mishandled parcels!
[ RICK VON  Nov 06, 2020 ]
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Mine shipped in original boxes with foam at the top and base. One was perfectly fine, the other has small cosmetic damage in the corner (from UPS) but they both function fine
[ Ian  Nov 05, 2020 ]
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These were shipped in Klipsch's boxes, which had a lot of Styrofoam around them. The boxes looked a little scuffed up, but there was no damage to the speakers. Have had the speakers several months and they still sound great.
[ CHARLES  Nov 05, 2020 ]
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Are both woofers crossed at the same frequency, or does each handle a different range?
[ Don  Feb 03, 2020 ]
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I've heard one Youtuber reviewing the klipsch RP 8000f about 3yrs ago say that the center channel was crossed at different freqs. So I would guess yes, but best yo ask Klipsch directly for a better answer. I've had my RP 280s 4yrs now been very happy with it's performance in all freqs. Equiptment, cables, set up are very important for a softer sound. Rock On.
[ Aseaman007  Nov 01, 2020 ]
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[ matt  Feb 03, 2020 ]
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Does bi-wiring improve the sound?
[ Arthur  Sep 15, 2019 ]
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I could not hear a difference when I bi-wired these. There may be a measurable difference perhaps and maybe someone with better hearing might be able to tell. I can say these speakers have extremely bright highs, nearly to the point of annoying.
[ Rick James Bish  Sep 15, 2019 ]
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If I'm not bi amping these speakers which posts do I use?
[ Carlos  Jul 20, 2019 ]
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It doesn't matter as long as you use use the top red red and black pair or the bottom red and black pair
[ David  Jul 29, 2019 ]
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Technically it doesn't matter, just have the gold bridges between the posts. I think traditionally people use the bottom set. -Jesse
[ Teresa  Jul 27, 2019 ]
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I believe it doesn't matter. I personally use the bottom port.
[ Alex  Jul 26, 2019 ]
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You may use either of the positive / negative posts if you are not bi-amping. You will leave the pre-installed metal bridges in place between the posts so it doesn't matter which you connect to because they are connected.
[ LEONARD  Jul 26, 2019 ]
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Just use the regular wire connections as if it were an ordinary speaker.
[ Arthur  Jul 26, 2019 ]
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what is the difference between the RP-280F and the RP-8000 ? Other then what I can see on the outside of the speaker is there any big improvements internally that make the RP-8000 better?
[ James  Jul 11, 2019 ]
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All that I've read on since I do own the RP280s for almost 4yrs. Difference is the gold trim and the tweeter is now Vented in the rear to disapate heat build up, which will cause I believe standing waves. I also believe it will allow your tweeter to last longer in time from stess n breaking. IMO Great speakers, I do use mine 2 to 3hrs a day. Some tweaking is needed for long listing sessions, I use only OFC copper, 3 x 12 awg = 7awg it brings out very deep sound stage. My Yamaha w/ horns will sound awesome acoustically guitar, piano, bass is good. I had mine without a sub for 2yrs, but did add a small supercube, fills in the bottom. Hope this helps. Rock out.
[ Aseaman007  Dec 12, 2019 ]
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Sorry, I'm unable to answer your question, I have zero knowledge regarding the RP-280F speakers. I purchased the RP-8000F speakers based on my experience with Klipsch speakers in the past and budgetary reasons. I am extremely pleased with my choice.
[ Gregory  Jul 14, 2019 ]
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The RP-280F also has a titanium tweeter and the horn is a molded silicon / rubber. They also have the same woofers I don't see anything performance wise that is different.
[ ron  Jul 11, 2019 ]
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I have not had the pleasure of a side by side comparison, but I can tell you why I chose the RP-8000. The dome is titanium instead of aluminum. The horn is redesigned and molded silicon to dampen reflections, and the cross-over is 250Hz lower in the mid-range. I have a 20x30ft. listening room and they sound great for both music and theater. Hope this helps! ":^)
[ James  Jul 11, 2019 ]
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