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Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-8000F

Floor-standing speaker (Ebony)

MFR # 1065795

Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-8000F

Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-8000F

Floor-standing speaker (Ebony)

MFR # 1065795

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Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-8000F

Crutchfield customer from Seattle, WA on 11/17/2021

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Clearly a great purchase to find new depth!

Pros: Magnetic grilles

Cons: Weight

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Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-8000F

Crutchfield customer from Rowlett, TX on 11/8/2021

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Great speakers. Sound is balanced, very responsive. Performs well with both my NAD and Yamaha amps

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Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-8000F

Crutchfield customer from Loveland, OH on 10/27/2021

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Fast delivery and the speakers are incredible. Tech support from Mike was great- gave me all the info I needed as a newbie to the game. Excellent experience, Crutchfield has a permanent customer

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Incredible Value

Crutchfield customer from Norristown, PA on 10/24/2021

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Phenomenal speakers for the money. I wish they weren't made in China, but it seems that even the RF series has the drivers made in China. I have driven these with Dynaco MK3s, a Sansui AU - 20000, Yamaha AS - 1200 as well as a $300 Sony AV receiver. They sound great on all of them. But, I would advise people to be prepared to turn the treble down a hair on your tone controls if your room is bright. The stereo imaging is insanely good. It will seem like there is a band playing in your listening area right in front of you and the image is wide and very engaging. I grin every time I listen to them on a wide variety of genres classical, jazz, pop, rock etc.

Pros: Incredible Value, amazing sound and imaging, sonically engaging.

Cons: Made in China, no real wood veneer option, ever so slightly bright.

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Best floorstanding hifi speakers in price range

Crutchfield customer from Manteca, CA on 10/19/2021

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After spending years searching for the right speakers to pair with a good hifi amp, in our case the marantz series 30, we found the Klipsch rp-8000f. These speakers handle everything we throw at them with finesse, and they hit every note and reproduce every frequency beautifully. We couldn't be happier.

Pros: Warm, natural, crystal clear sound that, along with a marantz series 30 connected to digital and analog sources, doesn't need eq. These are wonderfully loud, enjoyably 'musical' speakers.

Cons: We can't leave our listening room.

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Sounds great

Crutchfield customer from Cape Coral, FL on 10/10/2021

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Great speakers. Couldn't be happier

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Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-8000F

Crutchfield customer from Durham, NC on 9/29/2021

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I'm sure there are better speakers than the rp8000f but I have not heard them. I thought they would not be worth the price. I was wrong. Listening to Ravel's bolero or Parliament 's Flashlight has been a joy.

Pros: Unbelievable clarity

Cons: Exposes synthesizers and sloppy engineers.

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Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-8000F

Timothy from Harrison Township, MI on 9/5/2021

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Incredible speakers! I have these hooked up to a Marantz SR 8015 receiver and I bought these to upgrade my Klipsch Synergy F3's I got in 2005 which still sounded great and had new life from the Marantz. I wasn't sure it would be that much difference to make it worth the cost. I hooked them up and when I started listening to my Sirius/XM receiver I got instant goosebumps! The sound is so clear and you hear each little nuances that I hadn't before. I was blown away! Movie sound tracks really pull you in with these speakers as well. I have them paired with Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-502S and the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-504C and the SVS PB-1000 Pro sub. First movie I tried was Saving Private Ryan and the detail was incredible! you could here the bullets wizzing by you and it felt like you were right there! the Sub really brought out the explosions as well even though the bass on the RP-8000F was plenty. It was almost too intense for me being a veteran. Even my wife who is the type who as long as she has sound and video she's happy noticed the difference. While she was listening to some music she was going "DANG!" and "I never heard that before in that song!" She told me that I had made an excellent choice and they were well worth the price. ACE who I talked with convinced me to get the speakers did an awesome job explaining everything to me and said getting these were like going from a very good Camry to a Ferrari and he was right! Crutchfield is awesome!

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Klipsch since '06-never failed me

Laura from Dallas, OR on 7/31/2021

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Back in 2006-07 purchased r-82 iv standing. Updating colors. My original klipsch were still in perfect condition. The cherry veneer did not fit new look in room. These are a heavier speaker than r82. Sound quality only better, but hard to tell and hard to beat. Klipsch customer forever!

Pros: Quality, price, performance

Cons: N/A

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Nearly Perfect

Crutchfield customer from Warwick, RI on 7/25/2021

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I have held off writing this review until I had a few hours on the speakers, now guesstimated at 45+. Associated equipment is a Marantz SR6015 used as pre/pro, Blue Jeans Cable RCA connects to two Outlaw M2200 monoblocs for the front L/R and an Emotiva UPA500 for C/Surrounds. Speaker wire is Blue Jeans Cable 10GA. Sources listened to were CD ripped via EAC to USB and paid Spotify. I previously owned for around 20 years the great, great, great grand daddy of the RP8000F - the Klipsch RF5, now a bit worn and needing some repair. The new RP8000F still have that ability to reach deep into the bass and deliver some pleasing mids. Singer voices sound as if they are right there in the room. The treble on the old RF5s could get a bit edgy and harsh, but the 8000s seem to have smoothed that out a bit. The Klipsch are best described as transparent and clear - if there is a sound in the recording then it will be reproduced and audible. Great for hearing everything the music has to offer, but difficult for badly engineered recordings. No speaker can help that regardless of brand. Just be aware that all the good will be heard, and if there is some bad, then that too. The only question I am still mulling over is the somewhat odd foot pedestal plate that come attached to the speakers and introduce a built-in tilt of around 8 degrees (not measured), but keep the speaker quite close to the floor enhancing the bass. Overall, good looking and sound great.

Pros: Value Voice reproduction Bass

Cons: Occasionally bright on some recordings, especially twangy distortion guitars

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Very pleasant surprise !

Picky from Lowell Indiana on 7/12/2021

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Have had these Klipsch RP8000Fs for a few months now and I'm really happy with the tight controlled bass, holographic imaging, excellent midrange and non fatiguing pleasant treble at low to medium listening levels . These speakers are a bargain at normal price. I really thought that I would keep them for a while and then send them back and try out the next ones . Do not overlook or underestimate the Klipsch RP8000F speakers.

Pros: It only took 2 pairs of speakers to find the right ones. I had and sent back a pair of Dali Opticians that were not very good at low listening levels with the equipment that I have.

Cons: No cons here , totally happy.

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good upgrade

Crutchfield customer from Visalia, CA on 6/15/2021

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walnut is a nice color ,sound is great too sibilant for me, bass is satisfactory all depends on your space.

Pros: looks nice overall

Cons: price,wait for a good sale price

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VERY HAPPY

Crutchfield customer from Cape Coral, FL on 6/14/2021

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excellent sound, did a lot of homework on these and every one had them in there top picks. They are heavy and big, matching them with a Yamaha 3080 they want power and the sound is great. After hearing them I replaced my center with the 404. Very happy, thank you for the guys at Crutchfield, I ran a a lot by them and picked there brain on different options from receivers to speakers. They were delivered to the door and when I arrived home it was like Christmas.

Pros: SOUND,LOOKS

Cons: NONE

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Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-8000F

Crutchfield customer from Wahiawa, HI on 6/10/2021

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Crutchfield had a good sale on the Klipsch RP-8000F speakers so I got them! I like the way they look and the sound is solid. I replaced some old Paradigm tower speakers... happy with my decision. Look forward to enjoying these new speakers!

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Well-balanced Great All-Around Speakers for Music and Home Theater

Crutchfield customer from Hillsboro, OR on 6/9/2021

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The RP-8000F floorstanding speakers are well-balanced and are great for both music listening and as the front speakers for a home theater system. I purchased two sets of this speaker and use them for music listening. In one room, I have a stereo setup and listen to music with just the two speakers. In my main listening room, I have them as the front speakers for a 7.1 system playing all channel stereo. They sound great in both rooms but in the main listening room, the sound is immersive and all around my listening position. I tried them in my home theater system and thought they sounded wonderful. However,my home theater system already sounds spectacular, so I ultimately placed these speakers in my music listening rooms and dedicated them to serious music listening. While the speakers reach relatively deep, I do believe a subwoofer is needed to get the full range of sound. I've paired both sets to a Klipsch subwoofer each and love the full range of sound they deliver. The highs are not shrill (my ears are very sensitive to high, shrill sounds) and the midrange is full and seamlessly integrates with the relatively deep bass. In my opinion, the RP-8000F is a great all-around speaker and for the price (especially during a sale period) is a real bargain. You can't do any better at that price point.

Pros: Well-balanced treble, midrange and bass Great for music listening Reaches deep for punchy bass Treble is pleasing. Not shrill at all.

Cons: Is not a full-range speaker A subwoofer is needed to capture and produce the really low notes.

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Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-8000F

Crutchfield customer from Mclean, VA on 6/9/2021

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Very happy, great sounding speakers

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Do you want concert sound?

Crutchfield customer from Olympia, WA on 6/3/2021

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These bad boys are loud. And I mean really loud. And we only have 100 watts going to them from our home theater receiver. You get what you pay for and Klipsch delivers, and then some. I was also very impressed with the packaging. The speaker box was contained in a second heavy duty shipping box. They arrrived as expected without a scratch and performing exceptionally. You won't be disappointed if you purchase these speakers!

Pros: Killer sound & killer looks!

Cons: None.

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Crutchfield customer from Oxford, NC on 5/27/2021

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Clean, accurate sound. The vocals are amazing!

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Crutchfield customer from Young America, MN on 5/26/2021

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great sounding speakers

Pros: come in wood grain (walnut)

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Crutchfield customer from Murfreesboro, TN on 5/24/2021

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The sound quality of these (2) speakers is terrific! I'm very pleased with them.

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Awesome Speakers

Crutchfield customer from Owings Mills, MD on 5/23/2021

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Too much awesomeness from these rp-8000f. My home theater came to live with these 2 speakers in it. sound tracks are magical. Fast shipping from Crutchfield :-)

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The products arrived on time as I expected with Crutchfield and well p

Crutchfield customer from Satellite Beach, FL on 5/18/2021

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Super clear even at high volume levels at least when paired with my Denon avr-x3700h receiver. Clean design with high quality cabinetry. The products arrived on time as I expected with Crutchfield and well packaged

Pros: Well built. Super clear sound at all volume levels. Attractive design.

Cons: The highs are a bit too bright but acceptable and when compared to speakers twice the price the are in the very near class.

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Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-8000F

Ben from St Louis, MO on 5/13/2021

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Given the performance per dollar I have to give these speakers five stars. Build quality is great Looks are good bass is the cleanest and deepest I've heard in any floor speaker. For music I find a sub only gets in the way Treble is very sharp and fairly detailed, borderline sibilant to my ears. but there is a dip in the mids (many people note, but don't really express how it affects listening) If you were to only listen to these speakers you may never hear what's lacking. What tipped me off was listening to suzy Q by ccr on a friends set of vintage Yamaha 3-way speakers. Those speakers couldn't match the klipcsh in some ways but they gave presence to the mids that I could not only hear but FEEL. There is so much soul in so much music at this range that I couldn't keep these as my main set. My other complaint is a by-product of the horn loaded tweeters. When you aim these speakers correctly and sit in the perfect spot it's sensational, but go one foot left or right and the magic is gone. You can tow them in past center and spread the sweet spot out, but it's SPREAD OUT and not as sweet (and the edges are still there). This is (at worse) annoying, but it does irk me that when I'm listening with a friend that they are having a different experience sitting just a couple feet away. I only replaced them when I found some 80's infinity 3-way with emit tweeters that really do it for me (but it still miss that deep clean bass sometimes)

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Clear sound

Patrick from Ball,Louisiana on 5/6/2021

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These sounds amazing, I replaced my crewin vega E-715 and I can here my music and movies more clearly.

Pros: Sounds great

Cons: Nothing

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Crutchfield customer from Mena, AR on 5/3/2021

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Big speakers big sound!

Pros: As advertised

Cons: None except maybe too big for your space. Extremely large

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Excellent speakers

Cliff from Bellingham, WA on 4/30/2021

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Crutchfield is great and these Klipsch Premiere RP - 8000F are astonishing! Started flat on all aspects on my Kenwwod intergrated amp from 1975. After 40 hours of play I put in some changes with the Pioneer Equalizer and have been playing CDs and Lps back and forth. I can now hear the stengths and weaknesses of some recordings and am hearing things that I have not heard before. The carrier/delivery company destroyed the boxes and we were concerned about damage, the driver did not care and would not let me make a note on it upon delivery! My wife and I opened the boxes and all styrofoam was smashed, broken and everywhere! Klipsch had some designed fiber board that seemed to be the one thing intact and we found no damage to the speakers! We are enjoying this upgrade to our system which replaced 2 Cerwin Vega LS 12 with 12" woofers which did give us some concerns with bass response. The bass on the Klipsch surpasses the Cerwins by a mile and no sub in needed. I will order from Crutchfield again but a different carrier would be nice. Delivery from east coast to west coast of a heavy item like these is iffy at best. I used to run a shipping/recieveing dock and know what to expect and how claims can be handled. They are lucky that Klipsch went the extra mile in packing. Crutchfield has a return policy that requires return in original, undamaged boxes. This would not be possible with these boxes at all since they are so badly damaged!

Pros: Excellent full range speakers that are also paired with an old school pair of Altec Lansings!

Cons: shipper/carrier was rough, awful and didn't care! I have never had anything delivered in smashed, cut, gouged and most shipping tape just hanging off the package

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Crutchfield customer from Bentonville, AR on 4/27/2021

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Speakers perform great when listening to all types of formats music, movies, etc, Very Pleased

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Refreshed older Great CF2's

Michael from North Charleston, SC on 4/23/2021

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Ahh now I see why there are so many great professional reviews of this speaker. They seem to be a almost exact replica of the CF series Klipsch made in the mid 90's. I bought a pair of those in 1994 and still have them. They are still in mint condition and sound glorious. I can't get rid of them because I still haven't heard anything better. The 2 8" drivers combined with the horn tweeter is something magical. I have NO doubt these newer RP 8000F sound better than anything less than 5 times their price. Mine do.

Pros: Bass...Bass, voices, instruments, clarity. These will fill a room

Cons: Zip

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Crutchfield customer from Rockville, MD on 4/20/2021

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Sounds great. Incredible bargain for what you get. Plenty of bass. Sub unnecessary. Get REALLY loud without fatigue.

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These speakers rock

Mark from Gold Canyon on 4/20/2021

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If you are looking for speakers that will crank out loud rock n roll look no further! At this price? Its a no brainer. The midrange is very good, and they also sound good at low volumes too. The tweeters handle the highs without getting overwhelmed at higher volumes.. They are not a 3way, these speakers were made to rock. Also there is indeed a break in period. I didn't believe it, but there is. Klipsch says about 50 hours, not sure it takes that long, but I did notice a huge difference after about 10 albums or so. Put on a live album and crank it up! These things will blow you away!

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Crutchfield customer from Del Rio, TX on 4/19/2021

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I love these speakers! The sound of voices and instruments come out like i have never heard on any speakers i have owned in the past. I am enjoying listening to my CD collection more now than ever. I am using the Yamaha a-701 Integrated Amp and the Yamaha cd-c600 to listen to my CD collection. These speakers are well built and are beautiful in walnut color.

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Crutchfield customer from Nemaha, NE on 4/12/2021

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awesome speakers, upgraded from my R-820's ,excellent sound can't go wrong with these!

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

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Best value at any price

Crutchfield customer from San Antonio, TX on 4/11/2021

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Incredible speakers and value you get for the price. Bass super tight and low, no need for a subwoofer even in really big rooms like mine. Super sensitive, so not much power needed either. Highs are very light and not fatiguing at all. Huge sound, great clarity and detail. One thing though, be careful with components you pair these with, if the components are on the brighter and more forward side, the Klipsch might sound a bit too bright. More of a mellow and soft amplifier does wonders with it, like NAD, or Cambridge Audio. Both were amazing pairings for these speakers. Overall, even at double the price they were incredible.

Pros: Amazing bass Clear and light highs Loves rock and rap music Doesn't need a subwoofer at all

Cons: Can be a bit too bright with certain equipment

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WOW! Exceptionally versatile, strong sound

Andrew from Atlanta, GA on 4/8/2021

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These speakers can sound any way you want them to sound, and they're a great choice regardless of your application. After having some time to assess, their permanent home with me will be attached to a Yamaha rx-v6A, with the addition of a Schiit Vidar amplifier. They'll be split between 2 channel audio and Atmos movies. They can absolutely achieve acoustic neutrality, and with very little EQ. They're natively fairly neutral. If you've been scared by the "mid-range drop" schtick, you can safely ignore it. Even without EQ, it is extremely hard to identify. Several methods of EQ evened everything out completely. In fact, even the base EQ setting on my Yamaha receiver cleaned everything up very well. Digital EQ adjustments reshape this speaker completely. I can not say enough about the versatility. Dialed in properly, all notes have clarity and really sound beautiful. The 8000F is extremely easy to power. But adequate power will allow you to blow the doors of of your neighbors' houses. These things absolutely slam. They produce nearly full-range bass, and drop impressively deep given the 8" driver size. By 35-40 hz there is significant ability/volume. I have them in a huge room (18' by 30' or something) facing in the long direction, and the bass absolutely rumbles at 25-30'. The dual input feature is very nice and easy to use. They're as heavy and durable as you could expect for anything in this price range. As usual, service and suggestions from Crutchfield was perfect. No-brainer

Pros: Versatile staging, durable construction, dual power input, simplicity of magnetic grills, beautiful looking design, massive power

Cons: Not necessarily the perfect example of neutral out of the box. But they're actually fairly neutral with dynamics in the right places.

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Just do it

Crutchfield customer from Athol, MA on 4/6/2021

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I am 70 years of age. Finally I have the speakers I should have had fifty years ago. The sound is precise in delivery. The overall musical experience is awesome. Vocals are clear and correct. Bass is strong and does not muddy the mix. From Roger Waters to Loreena McKennitt, from Andrea Bocelli to The Chicks,,, it all is new. Roger Waters new BLU-RAY high resolution 5.1, 24bit / 96khz uncompressed audio disc is revealed as the future of home audio. Yes. This is a wise investment

Pros: Effective in close seating and distant seating. A slim footprint and proper ear height. My Morgan finds them attractive. Packaging was perfect in protecting my investment

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Great sound to value.

Andrew from Saint Paul on 4/5/2021

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Great sound to value on these speakers. The tweeters are a bit harsh compared to my B&Ws, but these are also a fraction of the price. There's no need for a sub if listening to music. For home theatre I also don't use a sub, but you could add one for that true rumbing range.

Pros: Sound to Value is exceptional. Can test out at a local store before buying. Full sounds, Sub not required.

Cons: Tweeters are a bit harsh to my ears.

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Impressed

Crutchfield customer from Beavercreek, OH on 4/4/2021

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I am impressed with the speaker sounds very good sound paired with a Cambridge AXR85. Paired with my TV sounds good clear I don't have enough praise for it just impressed.

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Home theater

Crutchfield customer from Duncan, OK on 4/4/2021

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I spent 29 years in the service and After retiring I finally got to by a house and do the things I want to it, like a home theater. I bought two of these along with a center and sub to start my home theater system. They sound awesome and fill the entire room. Cant wait to finish out the Dolby Atmos system.

Pros: Sounds great. Fills the room with theater quality sound

Cons: None so far

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Almost great

Crutchfield customer from Reseda, CA on 4/2/2021

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These speaker sound, look and feel high-end. A definite improvement in sound quality over my old speakers. The one down side was the minor damage that happened during shipping. Although it's cosmetic and does not affect how they sound, it was definitely disappointing. And having it shipped from one coast to another I'm surprised it held up as well as it did. I would have rated higher, but knowing the small dent on the side.....I'll always notice the damage. Would recommend these speaker for sure, but would advise against shipping it across the country for them.

Pros: Great sound, look and feel!

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Great Sound

Crutchfield customer from Roseville, MI on 3/31/2021

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These speakers are very loud. Buy power if you want to push the house off of the foundation. Very clear, and nice base even without a subwoofer. I had a subwoofer and I listen to them before adding the sub. So at low to medium volumes, no sub necessary.

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Beautiful

Crutchfield customer from Snellville, GA on 3/31/2021

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Looks beautiful and performs beautiful. I get complements all day with these towers.

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Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-8000F

Crutchfield customer from Gold Canyon, AZ on 3/28/2021

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Great speakers had to send one back it was not functioning properly..possibly damaged in transit not sure.. however crutchfield customer service to the rescue if there's a problem crutchfield will take care of you that's why I do business with them!!

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Awesome

Crutchfield customer from Stevensville, MD on 3/25/2021

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Awesome sound. Much smaller than my last speakers. Would definitely recommend

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Crutchfield customer from Wake Forest, NC on 3/23/2021

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Beautiful

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So glad Iqualit bought these.

Crutchfield customer from Soldiers Grove, WI on 3/22/2021

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I am very pleased with these speakers. I have nothing negative to say. Everything I expected and more.

Pros: quality , look great.

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Alachua, FL on 3/21/2021

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added two fronts , along with a 450C center, and am extremely pleased at the combination. Clear dialog, great music sound stage that lets you distinguish vocal parts and individual instruments. I'm done swapping.... :-)

Pros: efficient at low volumes, can handle loud. understandable dialog. perform well together.

Cons: huuuuughhh.. 8000s and 450c are really big.

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Excellent music/movie speakers

Will from Maidens, VA on 3/19/2021

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Bought these to replace some very old Design Acoustics PS-10 speakers. Already had a Klipsch RC-158 that wasn't hooked up until now. I'm listening to a couple CD's or watching a DVD every evening, and to say I am impressed is not enough. The music has never been so rich, full range, and vibrant. I'm enjoying listening to old songs and movies with a fresh new appreciation to all I never heard before. My two words of advice to potential buyers: 1) these speakers are heavy...don't plan on moving them around too much. 2) I have a 110 watt Pioneer receiver in this setup and it works great for my purposes, but I wouldn't advise going below 1 00 watt amplifier or you won't be able to take full advantage of the sound from these speakers. Would I buy again? I wish I bought these five years ago!

Pros: Full acoustic sounds, sturdy base stand, attractive looks, made by Klipsch which has a great reputation.

Cons: Parents should probably not buy these for their teenage children's rooms if they don't like the children's choice in music/videos because you will hear them clearly three rooms away.

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Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-8000F

Nathan from BETHESDA, MD on 3/8/2021

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The awesomeness-to-cost ratio is high in this speaker. It is full and rich, and really overachieves if you are trying to get a maximum home theater experience at this price. I tried against nice speakers twice the price and preferred these for theater applications. My sense is that Klipsch put most of the effort into getting this to sound good; the cabinet is pleasantly unobtrusive (I got the black) but is not high end. Bass is very satisfying, not as much as some more expensive ones but way more than enough for most applications especially if you have a sub. Highly recommend if you're looking for great L/R home theater speakers.

Pros: Big enveloping sound, and definitely a great value. Nice clean aesthetic.

Cons: Cabinet veneer not the same as real wood, but sort of blends in, so not a big deal. Speakers that are significantly more expensive might give you better experience for music listening.

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Rocking Speakers!

Crutchfield customer from Tahoe City, CA on 3/8/2021

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Great sounding speakers. Awesome highs and lows. Neighbor across the street had to close his windows! Nice looking as well!

Pros: Sound and look great!

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Baltimore, MD on 2/26/2021

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I love these speakers the sound is awesome plenty of bass nice mid-range and tremble

Pros: These speakers can fill your room with sound and they sound good just like being there

Cons: Of course really heavy but that's not really a disadvantage because they're Built Well

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Crutchfield customer from Crozet, VA on 2/26/2021

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Love these speakers so far! Full rich sound and having a system without a sub these more than hold up their end of the bargain!

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My First Pair of Klipsch Speakers

Crutchfield customer from Clearfield, UT on 2/9/2021

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Lets start out by saying these are my first pair of Klipsch speakers I have owned. So far I'm very impressed and have no plans on adding a sub. The clarity is simply fantastic. Exceptionally detailed with a very healthy amount of low frequencies. I tested them out with a variety of music and a few movies - amazing. I would recommend these to anyone!

Pros: Fantastic clarity, excellent bass response, amazing high frequency response. After testing the speakers with music from Daft Punk to Marilyn Manson, I'm thoroughly impressed.

Cons: So far I haven't found any.

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Crutchfield customer from Redwood Falls, MN on 2/8/2021

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Ear & Eye Candy!!! Excellent base sound to pair with the RP - 504C sitting between them...

Pros: Awesome from the word "Go"!!

Cons: None that crosses my ears, eyes or mind...

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James from Dahlonega, GA on 1/31/2021

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I'm a 44 year old man. Been with Crutchfied and The Gang. For 30 years and Still Going.. I had to Replace my DCM 10.. Loud Speakers after 25 years. After following and keeping. Crutchfied History. My Klipsch 8000s. Are everything and more, never. A Disappointed never a Single Dull. Moment.

Pros: Beautiful, flawless, covers

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Great speaker, bad experience

Crutchfield customer from Harper Woods, MI on 1/29/2021

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I've struggled with this review for weeks now. Mostly because it's unclear who's to blame, or how. *First let me say the speakers sound fine. Just as you'll find in I think every critical review. *To summarize my rating though I'll point out that I purchased New speakers. NOT "open box" or "scratch and dent" an yet these arrived scratched and marred in several locations. Now I'm not a novice, and I'm not naive. It's not unusual for small blemishes or tiny defects on speakers. But I'm talking about things that should not have passed a "scratch and dent" rating and sold as new. So, I can't say for certain. Is this Klipsch? Is it Crutchfield? I can't be certain. But the truth is that I'm unable to return these for many reason not related to this purchase. It's just not an option for me. So I'm left with speakers I've always wanted, that sound as good as advertised, but marked up in ways that can't be overlooked. ** In an effort to be as fair as possible, I'll say this, I've always bought Klipsch, and have used Crutchfield many times. This is my first issue of this type with either. Unfortunately, I can't say just yet if I'd buy from here again. At least not something like this. **attached are 5 of the 10 pic of different damage/marred areas. They appear on both speakers.

Pros: Sound grear

Cons: Look at the photos

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Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-8000F

Rob from West Chester, PA on 1/27/2021

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Awesome! and very impressive.

Pros: Great sound and they look terrific too!

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Columbia, MO on 1/27/2021

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Great speakers, have a very full sound and great bass response and they look gorgeous!! Still breaking them in but they get better sounding everyday and they already sound great. They are a large speaker and have a very commanding pressence.

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Crutchfield customer from O Fallon, MO on 1/18/2021

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Beautiful look, Wonderful sound, Thank You

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Excellent choice

Wayne from Olympia on 1/16/2021

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I purchased these to replace my 18 year old KLH floors. I have a Yamaha TSR 7850 receiver/amp which allows me to bi-amp. I also have a 5 piece Klipsch surround system with a subwoofer. With the old KLH, I would give my system maybe a generous 3 stars. With these floor speakers I'd give it 5+++ stars. I wired these first the old 2 wire per speaker way, then once I did the bi-amp setup, the difference was, well, amazing. These speakers alone are excellent, so the best way I would describe my Klipsch speaker set up is like you are sitting inside a giant set of headphones. These RP8000F are definitely recommended. I've been enjoying re-listening to music I've heard hundreds of times before, because now I'm hearing in an entirely different way.

Pros: quality of sound, bi-amp capable great quality for price value

Cons: since you might be running thicker speaker wire, I'd recommend 90* angled banana clips; not easy to maneuver in place on a rug, but certainly not a deal breaker

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Chris from GREENVILLE, SC on 1/16/2021

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After looking around at multiple options for Klipsch speakers, I pulled the trigger with these guys. Service selection and price experience second to none. Don't waste your time with other "authorized dealers" to save a few bucks. You will wind up back here anyway. These speakers, as reviewed by others may be the best value under $1500 bucks. Incredible clarity, range and efficiency. If you hit one of the sales, they are an absolute steal.

Pros: Incredible clarity and efficiency that almost rivals RF-7 at 25% of the price.

Cons: rubber feet inserts fall out when moving the towers creating inconvenience. May want to glue them in.

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Crutchfield customer from Edgewood, WA on 1/11/2021

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Beautiful.

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Crutchfield customer from Irving, TX on 1/10/2021

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First time with Klipsch . I love these speakers so much .

Pros: Sounds great

Cons: None

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Great Speaker

Crutchfield customer from Chula Vista, CA on 1/10/2021

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Great speaker, glad I went with th RP-8000F! Sound is great and the overall looks of the speaker with the grill off is amazing. I know it's not the top notch speaker , but got what I wanted in a 1000 sq ft area is perfect. Not to mention I'm already making the neighbors mad ??

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Crutchfield customer from Arlington, TX on 1/10/2021

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Sleek design and great sound

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Efficient Speaker

Michael from CHANDLER, AZ on 1/7/2021

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This is a very efficient speaker. I initially set this up to bi amp. I removed the bi amp and couldn't hear any difference so I left it off.

Pros: Efficient

Cons: Very, Very large. Did I mention it is big

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Outstanding speakers Customer service

Crutchfield customer from Erieville, NY on 1/5/2021

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An amazing upgrade from my Mirage OS3-FS front speakers. The midrange and the bass came back, the clarity is outstanding. I had to turn the levels down for them and the bass levels down at the subwoofer, otherwise it would have bee too much. Klipsch has done an out standing job with these along with Crutchfield's customer service. When I had received these 1 had a broken grille and the front was scratched and dented. I contacted them and received a replacement within 3 days.

Pros: GET THEM!! The sound will explode!!

Cons: NOTHING ! !

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Crutchfield customer from Norwich, NY on 1/5/2021

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Worth every penny-glad i made the purchase.

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Crutchfield customer from Las Vegas, NV on 1/4/2021

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These speakers are amazing, and an extreme value especially if found on sale. The fit and finish is excellent and the sound is great. My only gripe is, I wish they were either a 2.5 or 3 way design. I just feel there would be a bit more clarity in the mid and bass ranges, but this is not a deal breaker. If you have always felt the horn tweeter on older Klipsch's is not your cup of tea (as this applies to me) give these a chance because the treble on the RP line is clear and crispy but not overbearing or fatiguing. These play amazing at both low and high volumes. Also keep in mind the 8000 is a big rear ported speaker and do better when not up against the wall so make sure you have adequate space.

Pros: excellent value

Cons: wish they were either a 2.5 or 3 way design

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Good choice for floor standing front ends under $500

Crutchfield customer from Overland Park, KS on 1/4/2021

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Definitely the best floor standing speaker under $500, and frankly head-on against any other 'fancy/over-engineered' brands under $1,000. Don't expect much over old RF82ii's, but the overall audio is very satisfying and 'complete'. The large size, looks and weight may remind you of 1990's/pre-2010 speakers, but a pair of these are a solid front end for present day home theater surround systems. Not too crisp or bright like most Klipsch brands. May sound flat to some audiophiles, since they lack 'quality definition' of higher end/cost brands. But, you may not need a subwoofer for enjoying late night, low volume movies or music. At high volumes...who cares!!...save your $$s and party without trying to impress your friends with MLs or B&W's and the range of high end speakers.

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Crutchfield customer from Iron Mountain, MI on 1/4/2021

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Wow, I'm so happy I made this purchase. They sound great. Excellent build quality.

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Crutchfield customer from Menomonee Falls, WI on 1/2/2021

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These speakers are awesome, very dynamic highs and lows and thunderous sound

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Great speakers

Crutchfield customer from Oregon, WI on 1/2/2021

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I really love Klipsch and this is an upgrade to my system. The sound difference is amazing.

Pros: Great sound

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Blown Away

Tony from Lansing, IL on 1/1/2021

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I purchased the RP-8000F speakers to upgrade from a pair of rb-61 ll bookshelf speakers I've had for years. All these years I was so impressed with the rb-61's sound I thought I didn't need a pair of floor standing speakers, boy was I wrong. The sound is amazing with whatever music I play on these. I have been blown away every time and I've tried to test their limits every chance I get. I have these hooked up to a Sony str-dn 1060 AV receiver. I have a marantz sr6006 that I'm going to try and see the sound difference.

Pros: Loud Powerful Deep Bass

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Dayton, NV on 12/31/2020

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Amazing speakers!

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Crutchfield customer from Heber City, UT on 12/28/2020

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After reading reviews I bought these speakers, so far they sound awesome. I'm running 100 watts per channel bi-amp wired. I have to really turn the volume up and bass all the way up to make them thump. Sound quality great.

Pros: Great speaker's for the price

Cons: Wish they had more low end bass.

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Crutchfield customer from Fort Worth, TX on 12/28/2020

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I bought 2 of these and I'm in love with them. Great quality and sound! Only negative was one of the shipping boxes came pretty beat up but luckily the speakers were still perfect.

Pros: Loud and clear.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Ellington, CT on 12/28/2020

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This was bought from the outlet as a scratch and dent item and I cannot find any visible flaws on either cabinet. As far as the sound goes I have to agree with many of the reviews the highs are just fantastic without being shrill. For music listening I turn off my subwoofer and use the pure direct mode on my Yamaha receiver and the speakers sound just awesome. Considering that a pair of these speakers were under $1000 is almost unimaginable for how they sound.

Pros: Audiophile quality

Cons: Big

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A slight but necessary improvement

Crutchfield customer from Burbank, CA on 12/26/2020

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Upgraded our R-280F speakers (shifted them to surrounds and rotated the R-620Fs out). The sound profile on these better matches the Premier speakers we have now (Center, Height, and Surround Backs). Not a huge improvement but when trying to create a uniform 3d soundscape it did the trick. The vented tweeter and slightly wider Hz range was definitely noticeable during our tests watching Dolby Atmos content (games and movies) and while testing out multiple records. If you're going premier I definitely suggest these.

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Very nice, but not as much of an upgrade as I was expecting.

Crutchfield customer from Minneapolis, MN on 12/24/2020

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These are the second biggest speakers I've ever owned. (The other largest ones were some cheap DCM's that I sold about 15 years ago) It was an upgrade from some old and classic JBL HLS series which I had always liked, but just weren't as enjoyable any longer. Nothing wrong with them really, I had just fallen out of love with them. So I went with these. My personal experience with Klipsch was pretty limited, I had only ever owned a set of their headphones, and having recently purchased an rp504c and a pair of rp500sa's. Certainly liked the aesthetic which was a large part of my reason for purchasing Klipsch in the first place. I just wasn't sure if I was going to purchase the 6000F or 8000F's. In the spirit of why I purchased the rp504c, in that I didn't want to regret not getting the bigger speaker at a later date, I went with the 8000f's. Don't get me wrong, they sound great. They look great. That's all a guy could ask for, right? I guess I was expecting to be blown away. There's definitely some improvements in sound over my last speakers. It just wasn't jaw dropping like I had hoped. I'm extremely pleased with them especially when I consider the great price they were purchased at.

Pros: Easy to drive Looks great Solid construction

Cons: With as deep as they are, being rear ported is a bit of a downer

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Crutchfield customer from Ama, LA on 12/21/2020

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Enjoy these speakers every day.

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Great speakers.

Crutchfield customer from Tijeras, NM on 12/20/2020

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Best speakers I have ever heard or owned. Clear. High quality. Highly recommended

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Great set of Speakers

Crutchfield customer from Florence, AL on 12/19/2020

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Incredible sound! Purchased scratch and dent They arrived in perfected condition. Very happy with the purchase and Drummer was great help post sales.

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My Christmas gift to myself

Crutchfield customer from Durango, CO on 12/16/2020

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I had a slight problem with one speaker that I ordered from the "scratch and dent", but Crutchfield rep helped me to replace it, took less than 15 mins and the replacement was shipped. Now for the speakers. I have had a pair of EPI speakers since 1980 (I have replaced components through the past 10 years), these have a very high reputation and they do sound great for a mid-sized 2-way unit. I wanted something a bit more "substantial" hoping for more presence as I would say, well these hit the mark. My listening is either full entertainment surround or vinyl records in standard stereo. I can say that in both situations these have meet what I was looking for. Digital sound reproduction is crystal clear and right on the mark. For my vinyl collection sound reproduction is very good. And as I said I was looking for more presence I have to say that these do that, especially with the vinyl. I still have a few more of my 700+ vinyl collection to test out, but I think we will be good. I am not a person that goes out and upgrades every few years, but when I do look, whether home or auto, Crutchfield has meet my needs with information and ease of purchase.

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Crutchfield customer from Sioux Falls, SD on 12/13/2020

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A joy to listen too!

Pros: Efficient and a great full sound.

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Crutchfield customer from Munster, IN on 12/13/2020

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Amazing for the money. Note if being delivered,they are large and heavy.

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Crutchfield customer from Minneapolis, MN on 12/12/2020

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The mvp of the system. They are very large, but the sound is worth it. I decided not to use the bi-amp option but did use a power amp to give extra power.

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Crutchfield customer from Maricopa, AZ on 12/11/2020

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Well balanced. I replaced Bose 901. Punchier bass, more defined treble, well defined midrange. They are just breaking in and sound better every time I use them.

Pros: Excellent sound quality. Spectacular service.

Cons: None so far.

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Crutchfield customer from Dallas, TX on 12/10/2020

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Great product, fast shipping. Will order again from them. A++

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Crutchfield customer from Tallahassee, FL on 12/10/2020

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Great speaker! A great upgrade from the R-820f!

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Crutchfield customer from Saranac Lake, NY on 12/6/2020

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Replaced old Bose 701. Using a Denon x 3600h and klipsch 12" subwoofer, I find my music is far improved over my previous 20 year old setup. That may not be a very high bar but I'm happy. I'd describe the sound as clear, crisp and very natural. Certainly no buyer remorse

Pros: Sound

Cons: Instructions on setting up 2nd zone would have been nice

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Crutchfield customer from Cape Girardeau, MO on 12/5/2020

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Great speakers.

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Fantastic Klipsch Tower Speakers

Crutchfield customer from Gillette, WY on 12/5/2020

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Amazing speakers, I have been looking that these for several months now. Glad I made the decision and purchased them!

Pros: Quality, Price and Sound top notch

Cons: None so far

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Amazing speakers!!!

Crutchfield customer from Morristown, TN on 12/4/2020

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Very happy with these speakers! I spent months researching speakers and these were clear winner. Crutchfield made the experience even better.

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GUAYNABO

Antonio from GUAYNABO on 12/4/2020

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Startling impact, clarity, prescence and balance, at any sound pressure level. An absolute steal. But, why inclined back? Fashion or function (time alignment)? And the four point base is uneven on non- perfectly laid tile floors. And ridiculously grippy, as they are very heavy (over 60 pounds). So I installed three 1 -1/4"tall slider feet under each, invisibly raising them clear off the base, since you can't Rock a tripod. They are now beautifully perpendicular and easy to move around in search for the perfect location in the room. Fun ! Almost there !

Pros: Annoyed neighbors

Cons: Lousy bases Annoyed neighbors !

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Michael from Durham, NC on 12/3/2020

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I was using the RP 600M set as my front mains on home theater and with a subwoofer for music. These alone are a significant upgrade. I am running them off of a Yamaha Receiver at this time. I definitely plan to get a separate DAC and amplifier in the future to get the most out of these. Sometimes in life you get hyped about a product, purchase it and it really is not that big of a deal. This was not one of those times for me. I am very happy with this purchase.

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Super speakers

Crutchfield customer from Davenport, FL on 12/3/2020

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Stunning sound stage. Clarity on par with the best I've heard.

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Crutchfield customer from Middletown, DE on 12/2/2020

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clear- full rich sound

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Crutchfield customer from Grady, AL on 11/29/2020

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Haven't used them for movies yet but they sound great for music on the atmos setup with everything running at stereo. Would purchase again.

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HiFi Without High Cost

Kyle from Baltimore, MD on 11/27/2020

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These speakers are amazing. They are warm, crisp, detailed, loud, and outright impressive. Like any Klipsch speaker, give your ears some time to adjust to them and give the speakers ample time to break in. These easily compete with brands that cost fives times as much. Just make sure you have the space for them (and chill neighbors who won't call the cops when you blast them).

Pros: Value Sound quality Detail Dynamic

Cons: LARGE Horns take some time to adjust too These speakers need space to shine

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Crutchfield customer from Deansboro, NY on 11/27/2020

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I was 100% skeptical on these . I can only say WOW , amazing sound clarity an bass.

Pros: amazing product

Cons: nono

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Crutchfield customer from Auburn, NH on 11/19/2020

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Great speakers!

Larry from Dallas,TX on 11/18/2020

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I must say that up to this point I've been nothing but satisfied with these wonderful speakers!! I have four of these that I use for my front and surround speakers. I'm currently using a Pioneer Elite VSX-90 to run these but I need to make an upgrade in that department because I need more power. These are on the brighter side, not my personal preference, but I'm very happy with them!! I would definitely, well heavily suggest that if at all possible you locate a store near you and go listen to these before returning to Crutchfield to place your order!! I will NEVER purchase another audio product from anyone other than Crutchfield!! Their customer service is second to none and I wish SOOO BADLY that I'd discovered that fact before now!! Thank you Crutchfield and all of the awesome service agents who have assisted me!!

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Mitchell from CHULUOTA, FL on 11/12/2020

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These speakers sound amazing, going from speakers with soft tweeters to these, it makes the other style speakers sound muffled. Every detail can be heard. They are amazingly crisp and clean sounding. I will never buy another speaker brand. You will not believe speakers could sound this good.

Pros: Look amazing, sound amazing, and priced amazing.

Cons: None

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Unholy union of Power and Sound

Bryan from Oregon on 11/11/2020

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I finally decided to upgrade. I've been breaking these in for a few days. After 8 hours, they sound amazing. I love the design and weight. I have these in a 7.1 config with a RP-504c, four RP-500m bookshelves & 12 inch Klipsch sub. But this is a brief review for the 8000F's. These replaced an Reference II system, RF-62 II's. The difference is noticeable, the audio produced by the 8000Fs is clear and so clean. I have absolutely no regrets. Driving these speakers is a Marantz SR6010 with Emotive XPA-5 and XPA-2 Gen2's. It is an unholy union of pure awesome. Crutchfield rules.

Pros: Fidelity - accurately reproduces the audio source Appearance - Gorgeous to look at Weight Beautiful Ebony finish. Price, best budget minded speakers I've heard in a long time.

Cons: One speaker base is uneven. The wobble is noticeable, about a quarter of inch uneven. I had to place a small piece of cardboard under the base, behind the speaker. Kind of surprised that Klipsch QA did not catch it. Definitely not a deal breaker for me, I'm not shipping this back.

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Crutchfield customer from Stroudsburg, PA on 11/3/2020

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Great speakers at a great price with fast shipping. We love these speakers

Pros: Love the bass

Cons: Very large

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Crutchfield customer from Cumberland, RI on 10/27/2020

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Can't say enough about Crutchfield. Speakers were delivered in 2 days of placing the order. I've waited weeks for clothing or a piece of jewelry recently. These were the final piece of my surround sound system. All Klipsch now. Could not be happier.

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Crutchfield customer from Miami Lakes, FL on 10/27/2020

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Great speakers!!

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Crutchfield customer from Freehold, NJ on 10/26/2020

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Very clear and truly brings out the surround sound.

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Best I've owned!

Robert from STUART, FL on 10/11/2020

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This is the best pair of speakers I've owned. It makes home theatre sound really "pop" with clarity. I highly recommend these, in combination with the Klipsch RP-500C center channel speaker.

Pros: Great sound even without a subwoofer.

Cons: Large and heavy. Difficult to unbox, but worth the effort.

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Crutchfield customer from Conroe, TX on 10/11/2020

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Simply the best sounding speakers! I've finally saved enough to get these bad boys. Great sound and amazing mid-high rang.

Pros: Amazing sound

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Oakland, TN on 9/27/2020

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The speakers sound great! I gave three stars because one speaker arrived damaged at the base.

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Crutchfield customer from Tucson, AZ on 9/27/2020

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These speakers worked very well in our room. We have had trouble getting good sound in the room we have dedicated to TV and music. These speakers have given us very good sound although they do require a high quality amplifier. We noticed a dramatic increase in sound quality when we paired them with the Marantz MM7025 amplifier. I would recommend that they be used in conjunction with a subwoofer for a home theater applications to get more drama from movies etc.

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Wesley

Crutchfield customer from Garland, TX on 9/26/2020

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The hardest part of instillation was getting the USPS guy to deliver them to the third floor apartment. The sound is only as good as the source. Closing my eyes and I am at the performance. I will add the sub -woofer to capture the low "C" organ peddle notes. The base has a smooth roll off but would like to make up the 3 db loss.

Pros: Smooth and realistic

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Very happy man !!

Crutchfield customer from Rialto, CA on 9/24/2020

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Wow it's all I can say I'm very happy with Klipsch it sounds clear and no distortion at hi volumes bass so clean and smooth hi so sweet and clear love my 8000F

Pros: Klipsch awesome speakers clean Beautiful hi and mids with very power hard hitting bass no need for a sub this speaker has it all !!

Cons: None !!

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RP-8000F

Crutchfield customer from Thibodaux, LA on 9/21/2020

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I bought these to replace a set of Klipsch Icon WF-34's. Definitely an upgrade in sound. More headroom and the horn is definitely crisp and bright.

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Excellent for the price

Crutchfield customer from Mahomet, IL on 9/21/2020

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Went from the entry level Klipsch from 15 years ago to these. Very nice design and sound terrific for "reasonably" priced. I was worried that the speaker wound he damaged. The box was heavily damaged when arrived. Luckily no damage to the speaker. The surrounding speakers are next!

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Crutchfield customer from New York, NY on 9/14/2020

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Love the low end, but I think my Dhalquist DM-7's were brighter. Funny, too, because the gentleman that sold me on them said he thought the Klipsch speakers might be on the overly-bright side but after hearing them, changed his mind about horn tweeters. Maybe I just have to get used to them. Otherwise, they're very efficient and aside from the lack of brightness (only an opinion), I think they're marvelous.

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Crutchfield customer from East Dundee, IL on 9/13/2020

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Love this speaker. It has great looks, superb craftsmanship, takes very little power to drive it and the sound is awesome!

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Crutchfield customer from Pahrump, NV on 9/10/2020

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Amazing product paired with my amplifier. Very happy with my purchase and the order, and shipping process was beyond my expectations. I will definitely order from Crutchfield again.

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Crutchfield customer from West Covina, CA on 9/8/2020

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Can't say much about this speaker but luckily i order it from Crutchfield customer service is excellent

Pros: Purchased from Crutchfield

Cons: Broken

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This customer contacted our Customer Support team and we sent out a replacement for his broken speaker right away. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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Crutchfield customer from Grand Haven, MI on 9/6/2020

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Excellent speakers for my vintage HK Citation 16 stereo.

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Excellent upgrade

Crutchfield customer from Raleigh, NC on 9/6/2020

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These speakers were a significant upgrade to the in wall speakers that the previous home owner installed for the media room. At times the AC unit would overpower the in wall speakers, but the RP-8000F pair that replaced them are able to allow us to watch tv or movies at reasonable sound levels and with clear audio. I paired these with the 504C center channel speaker and now feel immersed in the content I am watching. If you have the floor space for these speakers, I would definitely recommend them.

Pros: Sound quality, appearance,

Cons: Size if in a small room

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Great Speakers!

Crutchfield customer from Charlotte, NC on 9/1/2020

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I replaced my old Definitive Technology floor speakers with the RP-8000F speakers and was blown away by the improved sound. Not only is the sound clearer, but it is definitely superior! The clarity is spectacular! The sound great when watching movies or when listening to music. I have two subwoofers, but these speakers thump when I turn the subwoofers off. They are large, so make sure you have room for them.

Pros: Great Sound and a fair price

Cons: A little large

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Best Speakers under 4-K

Herman from Bolingbrook, IL on 8/24/2020

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OUTSTANDING!!! These are the BEST speakers I have ever owned. I don't usually do reviews...but theses speakers are soooo good....I had to do a review on them. The last pair of floor standing speakers I had were the PSB's t-65. They were great speakers, but they were 15 years old and I was upgrading my system, so I wanted to upgrade my speakers as well. I looked at and read reviews on a lot of speakers(many which are way overprice)....and finally decided on these(Klipsch RP 8000F) and I don't regret it at all. The sound is outstanding, bass is tight and low and the mids and highs are well defined. The sound is very clean which is what I like. And the price is right! To top it off they are stunning to look at. I bought the Piano Black version...and man oh man are they a joy to look at and the outstanding sound is the icing on the cake. This is my first pair of Klipsch speakers....but I can say with confidence...it won't be the last. If you're on the fence about these...don't be ...just buy them. You won't regret it.

Pros: Excellent Sound, build quality, appearance, tight bass, clear precise highs, great price.

Cons: None

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Ray from Laurel, MD on 8/5/2020

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These offer great sound for what I feel as if is a very reasonable price. The overall size is much bigger than I thought they would be and the aesthetics are wife approved.

Pros: Sound, quality, price

Cons: None other than they sound so good the wife took over them

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A great option

Crutchfield customer from Peoria, AZ on 7/25/2020

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The boxes took a beating in shipping but the speakers were just fine. The slight angle up via the stand is a nice lift to the stage. The cabinets are well constructed and very solid. The terminals are ready for all connections and are well secured. The woofers and the horn are what I've come to love and expect from Klipsch. I enjoy the sound. These are in a 7.1.2 configuration with an Onkyo TX-RZ830 and Monolith 7x200 amp. These are the fronts with two R-115SW Subwoofers, RP-504 center, RF3 II for rears and RP502s for surround and height. Nice full sound. Great value.

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Crutchfield customer from Dayton, OH on 7/13/2020

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Upgraded from old my old klipsch kf-28 speakers. There is a noticeable difference in sound quality. I've noticed this especially in the mid range. I have mine paired with 2 12' subs so the low end didn't matter to me as much but I did test them with the subs off and they still sounded great.

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Excellent for music AND movies!

Mark from YAMHILL, OR on 7/2/2020

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These are great speakers that provide a full, clear soundstage. Even without a subwoofer, they provide decent bass extension that is perfectly fine for most music. For movies and more demanding music, I have this paired with an SVS subwoofer, and the effect is powerful, clear sound across the entire spectrum. I believe these speakers to be reasonably priced, and very attractive. Couldn't be happier with my purchase!

Pros: Full, clear sound. Decent bass extension suitable for most music.

Cons: Large - if you are space-constrained, these may be a challenge to incorporate into your space. They are tall and ideally also need to be positioned away from the wall by at least 8 inches.

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Jeff in St. Louis

Crutchfield customer from Saint Louis, MO on 6/30/2020

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Really happy about this purchase. Music has taken on a whole new life. Crystal clear and powerful. They absolutely rock! We added an RP-504C center channel and RP-502S rears (replacing a set of B&W in the rear) and surround sound quality for home theater is absolutely amazing. We hear things from the rear that were absolutely lost with the B&Ws. I can't say enough good things about this entire setup. Paired with a Yamaha RX-A3080, we're set for years to come! Also can't say enough about Crutchfield service. This is my first experience with them and I am 100% satisfied. Two day delivery in St. Louis on an order I didn't place until end of day. Shockingly fast delivery.

Pros: Clarity and Power

Cons: Haven't found any yet.

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No regrets !

Crutchfield customer from Derby, CT on 6/14/2020

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I nice upgrade from dcm speakers! Sounds good at low and high volumes. Very clear. Bass is surprisingly good with the 8inch speakers. Sound is very enveloping, if that makes sense.

Pros: Speaker has a warm realistic sound! Great for movies and music!

Cons: Sometimes the sound can be hard to judge if it is too loud,because it sounds so good and enveloping! The significant other complains about the volume more often with these speakers compared to my old dcm loud speakers! Not sure if I'm explaining it clearly enough to understand what I mean?

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Crutchfield customer from Lowell, IN on 6/5/2020

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Crystal clear very nice

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SYKESVILLE

Jim from SYKESVILLE on 6/4/2020

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I don't know of any speaker at this price level that sounds better. Lively, dynamic fun. Put on LCD Soundsystem and similar music and what these speakers shine. They are not the most refined speakers around but they sure are fun. I have Monitor,Kef,Dynaudio and Tannoy speakers in my house and all cost more but I'm not sure any of them are as lively.

Pros: Dynamic,wide soundstage ,lively .

Cons: Nothing at this price.

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Crutchfield customer from Palm City, FL on 6/4/2020

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Great sound at a great price. They replaced 20 year old Infinity Overtures so can't give an apples to apples comparison but definitely a huge upgrade over the last generation of great speakers.

Pros: Great sound. Bi-amp. Looks goo din the room if not a little imposing

Cons: BIG

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Crutchfield customer from Overland Park, KS on 6/4/2020

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Great speakers for the price. I put them on carpet and they aren't level. There is no way to adjust the feet.

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Crutchfield customer from Canovanas, PR on 5/31/2020

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Pros: Sound,all

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Carrell from DECATUR, GA on 5/30/2020

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These speakers are very surprising! I expected good but they are awesome!!! The tweeters are getting better (smoother) after approximately fifteen hours. I bought them just for stereo listening. I had bought a new surround system (from Crutchfield of course) a few months ago that sounds great playing DVDs and Blu-Ray and even music at low volume but in stereo mode not quite what I wanted after every thing I could possibly do to it. It's no longer a problem; the Klipsch sound great at low volume, high volume, and everything in between! Once again... They are simply awesome!!!!

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Crutchfield customer from Sandy, OR on 5/25/2020

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These speakers are larger in person and have a warm sound, good bass and will feel a room with sound easily They have a beautiful look with or without the grills on. It would be hard to find a better speaker at the same price range. They should be used in a mid to large room for best Results with adequate space between them.Great for 2 channel audio or part of a home theater setup.

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Crutchfield customer from Paris, IL on 5/17/2020

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Great product and well packaged!!

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happy with purchase

Kieth from Marshall, TX on 5/17/2020

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Very good sound, enjoy with music as well as TV. The are part of my first set of speakers for a AV system. 3.1 very happy with the purchase.

Pros: good sound easy to connect Nice looking with or without magnetic grill on.

Cons: heavy

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Love my new speakers...

Crutchfield customer from Rochester, NY on 5/14/2020

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Very pleased with the overall sound quality of these speakers. I'm not an expert but consider myself an amateur audiophile. The sound is balanced and pleasing to the ear. I listen a little louder than most, probably, and Klipsch handle very well.

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Colin from Parkland on 5/14/2020

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Recently purchased these speakers along with the 64iii and the 600M. With music the RP 8000 F speakers sounded absolutely amazing. You will need a break in period of time. CD's such as Adele 25, MJ, Nora Jones, Fourplay and Najee sounded as if they were playing in my home. The speakers did not sound too harsh and bright but delivered on the highs mid range and base clearly. They can be pushed to reference levels that can make your house shake . Movies; The Dark Knight , Terminator Dark Fate, John Wick, Star Wars and Underworld sounded breathtaking again the sound was amazing. My advise is to go listen to these speakers and several other brands at best buy. I would highly recommend them. Completely satisfied customer. Also thanks to the wonderful folks at Crutchfield who assisted me in my purchase.

Pros: Solid Base, Clean and Dynamic. With the grills off they look amazing. A joy to listen to for music and movies.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Lincoln, NE on 5/14/2020

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Love these speakers

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Crutchfield customer from Manassas, VA on 5/11/2020

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Crutchfield customer from South Lyon, MI on 5/10/2020

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I am really impressed with the sound over my old Polk RT1000s. Great for music and movies in my room but I need a little more horsepower behind them.

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Crutchfield customer from Lees Summit, MO on 5/3/2020

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There are new sounds coming from my shows and movies...and the neighbors now know those great speaker testing songs. So good.

Pros: Klipsch

Cons: I still have room in my speaker slot...Maybe I should get bigger

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Crutchfield customer from Moravia, NY on 5/3/2020

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Incredible sound songs sound so much different.

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Crutchfield customer from Tampa, FL on 4/28/2020

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Sounds quality for the price is second to none.

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Crutchfield customer from Wynnewood, PA on 4/27/2020

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Clear, but warm sound. For a classical music fan, details in complicated textures (orchestral works, Beethoven's Grosse Fuge, etc.) stand out very nicely. Recordings of piano seem very real and "present." I'm very pleased with this purchase.

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Awesome!!!

Crutchfield customer from Simpsonville, SC on 4/27/2020

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These are beautiful beasts. Carries any kind of music with every detail clear but lots of bass punch. I have no regrets on this purchase.

Pros: Beautiful without covers. Eye grabber when people enter the room. Bass is deep and full. Tweeter horns awesome as always by Klipsch. Every detail of your music is captured as clear as can be.

Cons: Heavy to move around for some.

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Very capable and solid speaker.

Wayne from Champlain, NY on 4/22/2020

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I absolutely love the sound and efficiency of this speaker. I'm very happy with the quality and build. I also have a 15" Klipsch powered subwoofer and this blends right in with it seamlessly. Along with the sound quality it looks as equally good with the grill on or off. It is competitively priced among other brands. It does arrive in large and heavy boxes. So it may help to have an extra set of hands to get them out of the box. Crutchfield is a real champ when it comes to offering quality products. I wouldn't look any further if you want a speaker that will satisfy and be a nice addition to your home theater or even just for stereo.

Pros: The sound is crisp clear and not afraid to dig into the deep notes either. Quality construction.

Cons: None Really. A little large and heavy but that isn't a con considering the construction.

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Incredible and, it's made in the USA

Crutchfield customer from Port St Lucie, FL on 4/21/2020

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Well constructed speaker. Never heard such clear, natural sound from a speaker. There's not one bad thing I could say about this speaker. And, thus, comes from a big Wharfdale and Elac fan

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Nice speaker

Crutchfield customer from Corpus Christi, TX on 4/19/2020

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I really like these speakers. They image quite well and they are articulate. I do feel like there may be something missing in the midrange... it's not horrible, but I can hear it. That said, they are very "lively" when compared to my SVS Ultra towers. Over all, I prefer the more laid back sound of my Ultra Towers.

Pros: Articulate with pronounced highs.

Cons: Not as warm as I prefer

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Crutchfield customer from Pottstown, PA on 4/19/2020

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Klipsch speakers are the best!!!

Don from Winona, Mn on 4/16/2020

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Bought these speakers from Crutchfield in Sept of 2019. I actually prefer their sound to the Klipsch Belles I used for years. Over the years I have owned the Forte, Forte II and the Belles, I really liked all of them but the 8000 is my favorite. It's so open and clear sounding with really good bass. I have also owned Kef, Altec, Bose and large Pioneer speakers over the years and to my ears Klipsch by far is the best.

Pros: Totally love the RP 8000 f

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Efficient, clean and as loud as you want

Crutchfield customer from Clinton Twp, MI on 4/12/2020

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I have a pair of RP-6000F's which I love, so when I was looking to upgrade my home theater system in my basement, I thought about getting another pair - but then I was able to get an open box deal on these RP-8000F's as an upgrade. For me, they are big and do a good job of filling the large acoustically imperfect area I have in my basement. They are really efficient speakers, so they make the most of whatever power you feed into them. At first I thought maybe they sounded a little bright, but I re-did the Audysey room correction and now they sound fantastic.

Pros: - Efficient - good sensitivity so they can easily get loud without requiring a lot of power - Neutral sound - sound is clean and easy to listen to

Cons: - They are large, may not be appropriate in a small space

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Klipsch does it again.

Crutchfield customer from Fort Worth, TX on 4/7/2020

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Great upgrade over my previous reference speakers. Really enjoying them with music but awesome for movies.

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Great towers!

Thomas from Fayetteville, NC on 3/29/2020

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Replaced an old set of Infinity towers and combined with RP-402S W and RP-504C W for a nice system in our living room. Very high quality build with impressive sound. Looks awesome and fits well in the space.

Pros: Highest quality, looks great, sounds great

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Awesome!

Crutchfield customer from Covington, GA on 3/8/2020

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These speakers are a great improvement from my old Polk Audio. The Polk sounded good but nothing compared to the new Klipsch. Crutchfield was also great! Hard to beat their prices and free 2 day delivery. I plan on ordering additional components from Crutchfield very soon.

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Crutchfield customer from New Braunfels, TX on 3/1/2020

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Nothing like what like I was expecting.

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Crutchfield customer from Bellmore, NY on 2/19/2020

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Incredible clear full sound. I like that you don't need to run them with a tremendous amout of wattage. Can't wait to buy the 504C center speaker and the 502S surrounds.

Pros: Great sound, attractive cabinets.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from North Clarendon, VT on 2/16/2020

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First time with nice speakers. It is like hearing music for the first time.

Pros: Crystal clear sound

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Vidalia

Mark from Vidalia on 2/7/2020

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I have upgraded my home theatre system from Polk audio speakers to klipsch with the RP8000F floor standing speakers the RP404C center channel the RP502S surround sound speakers and the R10SWi 10 inch wireless sub WOW!!! PHENOMENAL SOUND. Obviously above and beyond the Polk audio I previously had. I'm still using the same receiver which is an onkyo TX-RZ610 that powered the Polk audio speakers which performs very well with my new Klipsch upgrades. When I play my music through this new setup it is most definitely more dynamic crisp and if you like to feel the beat of your music as well have no doubts about it because you will. The Polk audio was not at all that bad it performed decent at best but next to my new Klipsch components obviously there is absolutely no contest whatsoever. The movie experience with the new Klipsch is also far better than the Polk audio by a far stretch. It's as if you're sitting in a movie theatre. In the near future I'll be adding the RP500SA atmos elevation speakers as well for an even more movie theatre environment and experience. I fully recommend these Klipsch components to everyone that fully appreciates in depth quality clarity and the feel of your music beyond simply hearing it in volume. Also if you're really into that movie theatre intensity excitement and thrilling experience in the comfort of your own home and you have the means of getting into the Klipsch experience...i promise you'll have absolutely no regrets hands down.

Pros: Top quality awesome performance that you will most surely without disappointment have great enthusiastic pure enjoyment out of once you make the move to upgrade your home theatre and music experience to. Klipsch will not disappoint you at all.

Cons: Honestly the price. However if you're really into having and owning the best performing audio equipment you can afford in order to have at your disposal for music movies and entertaining you'll go all in to obtain it.

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Crutchfield customer from Rogers City, MI on 2/7/2020

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Sound great and look beautiful.

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Guest from Birmingham, AL on 2/1/2020

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Great detailed sound and they look wonderful.

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Crutchfield customer from Frisco, TX on 12/17/2019

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Awesome speakers

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Crutchfield customer from Encinitas, CA on 12/12/2019

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Excellent build quality and super efficient making it very easy to drive. The sound has a tangible immediacy, great dynamics and a sense of scale. It can sound aggressive and hard on some materials but that's a nit.

Pros: Dynamics and sense of scale.

Cons: Huge and visually imposing.

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Crutchfield customer from Kingston, WA on 12/10/2019

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Was really disappointed. Tinny sounding hoping they mellow with use.

Pros: Look good. Descent bass.

Cons: Tinney

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Crutchfield customer from Benton, LA on 12/8/2019

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These speakers sound amazing. They are powerful yet very balanced. I have listened to more music in the last 2 weeks than I have in years because these speakers make it enjoyable. I am happy with the purchase.

Pros: Beautiful...sound great.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from North Bend, WA on 12/2/2019

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Clean sound . Sounds great at low or high volume

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Crutchfield customer from Harrisburg, PA on 11/29/2019

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Sound is as expected if not better from a brand like Klipsch. I definitely recommend these to anyone looking for a great sounding speaker.

Pros: Sound, price, and quality or construction

Cons: None!

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Crutchfield customer from Deland, FL on 10/27/2019

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Good speaker at the right price. Solid heavy cabinet construction. The proper shape (deep) cabinet design to fit alongside my projection screen. Decent bass that would only normally require a subwoofer for LFE. Crutchfield also price matched a competitor and made the sale.

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Crutchfield customer from Princess Anne, MD on 9/12/2019

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Enjoying the crisp sound these speakers put out with little volume.These speakers complete my surround sound that I've totally enjoyed.

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Love my new RP-8000s

Crutchfield customer from Pittsford, NY on 9/11/2019

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Great set of speakers, amazing separation and depth. I'm hearing elements to songs I never heard before. Acoustic guitars parts sound like they are playing in your room. They can be a hair bright at times, nothing I found off-putting. Wish I didn't wait 40 years to treat myself to a great set of speakers.

Pros: Great separation, great depth, awesome high-end, solid bass - no need for a sub unless you really want to shake the windows

Cons: Just a bit bright under limited circumstances

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Crutchfield customer from Hartsville, SC on 9/2/2019

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really, really impressed. I was initially and immediately disappointed as the speakers sounded terribly thin, but following a relatively brief break in, all the characteristics I was hoping for were realized. the bass is very pleasant, not at all boomy, but very present. the speakers are brighter than what they replaced, but I have not perceived the higher ranges as harsh and have not realized ear fatigue. The mids are well balanced within the sonic range. Ive listened to most all kinds of music through these speakers and found no insufficiencies. Crutchfield was great.

Pros: these speakers sound great, I hear things in recordings I've never heard before.

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Oklahoma City, OK on 9/2/2019

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Excellent speakers and great service from Crutchfield.

Pros: Crystal clear highs, midrange and lows.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Cincinnati, OH on 9/1/2019

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Extremely excellent

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Superb upgrade. Incredible sound.

Crutchfield customer from Spring Hill, FL on 7/3/2019

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Looking for new speakers tied to my Denon AVR. I really love these speakers. They look majestic. The fit/finish is nice. The cast aluminum feet is a very nice touch as it keeps the speakers very stable if on carpet , which mine are on. Magnetic grill is extremely nice. Grills removed, you see a nice pair of 8" woofs and tweeter. 60 pounds each, solid. Sound: I did not want a sub-woofer as I live in an apt. upstairs and I respect my neighbors. This however left me knowing that to have adequate bass, I would need something to push the air. Also, I did not want to use an equalizer or tone control to add bass. These speakers work admirably for this purpose. The bass is very substantial and clean. Mid-range I hear a few things I have never heard before on music I've listened to for 30 years. Highs are nice. I'm 14 feet from spkrs. The sound stage is wide. I dont need to sit in direct fire to hear great music. It is not diminished by moving about the room. While the bass does not get as low as my sub woofer, it gets close. And that does not mean it's not low enough. Because bass response is more than adequate. I think these RP8000F are really amazing spkrs. They are extremely clean sounding. Tight. Smooth. Crisp. I think for the money spent you are receiving a great deal in return. I'm glad I bought these. I've owned an NAD 2200, ADCOM, HARMON KARDON amps. Currently 5.1 Denon 90watt per channel. Efficient spkrs. too. At volume -25, it is powerful. Great product.

Pros: Clean sound. Efficient. Low bass. Smooth high, midrange. Deep bass. Wide sound stage.

Cons: Zero.

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Pleased!

Crutchfield customer from Waco, TX on 6/28/2019

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Very pleased with the sound of these. I'm no expert, but I know what I like. They have excellent clarity and wide spectrum efficiency. Crisp highs, powerful lows and a solid midrange as well. I have had a Denon AVR-X6300h for just over a year. It's like I just pulled the may-pops off my ZR1 Vette am had some high end Michelins installed. I am finally getting my moneys worth out of my receiver, as well as some sweet sound.

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Not nearly as good as the reviews say!!!!

Media Pro from Louisville, CO on 6/21/2019

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After lots of online research, and regrettably, without actually listening to these speakers in a showroom, I decided to take the leap of faith based on very positive reviews and just purchase a pair of the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-8000F. Using the same NAIM amp on Totem, The One Special Edition bookshelf speakers, and Q Acoustic floor standing speakers, then changing to the Cambridge amp, again switching between all the speakers, this is what I have to say. The Klipsch are very sharp on the ears and too quickly bring on listening fatigue. They sound like they are in a very narrow mid-range tone, not nearly as accurate for voice reproduction as the other speakers. I sometimes combine the Totems and Q together, using the Q Acoustic floor standing speakers to fill out the deeper base end of music, but either speakers used alone sound great. Combining the Klipsch with the Totems did not work out as well as the Q Acoustics because the smoothness and softness of the vocals from the Totems were totally overshadowed by the shrillness of the Klipsch. Alone, the Klipsch are very harsh overall, and do not offer realistic tones in the vocal range, the acoustic guitar range, and the piano instrumentals are also shrill. My overall assessment is huge disappointment. If they were not so heavy I would honestly return them.

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Crutchfield customer from St Clr Shores, MI on 6/19/2019

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The speakers have precence !!! First of all they draw you in with their astonishing good looks. Then when you turn them on the sound is just pure joy. Plenty of bass and the highs are not harsh just nice clean and crisp. I am able to listen to them for extended periods of time without any ear fatigue at moderate to high volume. While watching a movie the other night my wife said she likes the speakers, I asked her why she said they are pretty and do not hurt her ears. The sound is just phenomenal wether listening to music in stereo or movies. I had been reviewing the speakers for quite a while and decided to buy them at full price. Shortly after I bought the speakers I saw they went on sale and the great people at Crutchfield refunded me the sale price. Cannot say enough about the great Crutchfield customer service. Now I am waiting for the RP504 center speaker to go on sale. Also going to replace my surround speakers with the RP 5000 The speakers are worth more than they charge at full price I would definitely recommend them to friends and family. These replaced JBL's S312. Powering the speakers with a Marantz 6012 which I also got from Crutchfield at a terrific closeout price. Crutchfield definitely has a another customer for life I cannot see going anywhere else for my audio and video gear.

Pros: Pros. Phenomenal sound as well as very good looking

Cons: Cons. Sleep deprivation cannot stop listening to them they sound so good

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GREAT SPEAKERS

Curtis from Etowah, NC on 6/14/2019

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An excellent sounding set of speakers. Excellent sound quality with plenty of bass and to me the right amount of highs. My tube gear sounds wonderful as well on these well built speakers

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Crutchfield customer from Warwick, RI on 6/12/2019

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Concert hall sound.

Pros: Unequivocally the best!

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Strongsville, OH on 6/10/2019

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Great crystal clear sound at all volumes. Picture of these speakers don't do them justice. Appearance of these speakers will put class to your sound system. I love the gold color behind the black covers.

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Great buy!

Crutchfield customer from Augusta, KS on 6/7/2019

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Great speakers! Love the sound and copper drivers.

Pros: Sound, quality, Look

Cons: None

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Great sounding speakers!

Chris from Concord, NH on 6/6/2019

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I had the R-28f and they sounded great. I had updated them to the RP-8000f's figuring if the R-28f's sounded great the RP-8000f's would sound even better and they sure do, especially with the highs, very crisp but not overly bright. Very happy with these speakers. I have them strictly for 2 channel music. My whole surround setup is being upgraded to RP series as well.

Pros: Sound great. To me. No sub needed.

Cons: None! Love them

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Crutchfield customer from Ladson, SC on 6/3/2019

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Awesome speakers

Pros: Great looks, full range sound, solid construction, not too bright. Work well getting power from my Emotiva amp, magnetic grills are nice

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RP-8000f = great value. Crutchfield Customer service = Outstanding!!

Eric from Ashley, PA on 5/28/2019

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Just wanted to give Crutchfield props on their amazing customer service! One of my RP-8000f's was delivered with a puncture in the box, which on opening and inspecting the speaker I verified a rather large gash in the wood veneer. I had specifically timed my order so I would receive my new speakers before the memorial day weekend. Crutchfield processed my damage claim quickly and professionally and even paid the extra money so that I could get my replacement speaker by Friday with one day shipping. Extremely happy with the level of professionalism and great customer service I received! I can't say enough good things about how the Crutchfield team handled my order/return! Regarding the speaker. As someone who worked in the music industry as a professional recording/mixing engineer for 13+ years, I have quite a bit of experience when it comes to speakers. While I would say that the RP-8000f is far from the speakers I used professionally (Proac, Dynaudio, Focal, Barefoot), it is a great value in terms of what you get for the cost! I have been listening to a ton of music and watched several movies over the last week to break the speakers in. I can say that they have a very nice full range sound which is balanced and not overly colored. The imaging and level of detail in the highs is honestly much better than I was expecting. Low end is tight and cohesive. Movies sound amazing, especially atmos sound tracks! Great value for the money, I highly recommend.

Pros: - Great value for the money - Full & balanced sound - Tight and cohesive low end

Cons: - Heavy and large

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Crutchfield customer from Greenfield, WI on 5/23/2019

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Wonderful speakers. They are just what I wanted. Quality craftsmanship, great sound, easy setup!

Pros: Great sound, beautiful finish

Cons: None

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Awesome Value! Great Sound!

Jerald from Bountiful, UT on 5/21/2019

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The Klipsch RP-8000F's were the final piece of our new surround sound system. The system consists of: Marantz SR7013 driving Klipsch RP-8000F front L&R, Klipsch RP-404C center, Klipsch R-10SWi subwoofer, and Klipsch RP-400M rear L&R. I did not have space for side speakers in our smaller room. These replaced Vandersteen Model 1b's purchased in 1989. The Vandersteen's will be moved to a different room. I loved the RP-8000F's right out of the box. They are more efficient then the power hungry Vandersteen's and they have great low extension (for music, the subwoofer never turns on because it does not need to). I know many think these are Rock-N-Roll speakers only, and they are, but I have found them to be extremely detailed with Jazz and Classical. I was leaning towards the Revel Concerta2 F36 for $400 more each, but when the Klipsch RP-8000F's went on sale I could not pass up the deal. I am very happy with the RP-8000F's. They are a very good value at the regular price, but an amazing value at the sales price. They may be the best deal around!

Pros: Value, sound quality, can bi-amp or bi-wire, build quality, looks

Cons: Really none.

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Crutchfield customer from Canton, CT on 5/13/2019

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I have more expensive speakers at my CT home, but the Klipsch are their equal or better.

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RP-8000f

Crutchfield customer from Cary, IL on 5/10/2019

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I can't tell you how happy I am with these speakers. Great low end, with out a sub, and crisp highs without being punishing. Great buy, I would recommend to anyone!

Pros: Great low and high ends. Handle power great. Very clear even at low volume

Cons: None I can see.

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Amazing!!

James from York Pa on 4/28/2019

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Love these speakers!! I think they are one of the prettiest looking on the market. They really pack a punch also with their four 8" woofers, shaking all the pictures on my wall and my upstairs floor. I'll have to get some foam blocks to sit them on maybe that will help. I have them hooked up to a Denon 3500h and have the matching rp-504c. I'm thinking about getting a pair of the rp-600m's and using them for surrounds. I can't say enough good things about these speakers you'll just have to try them out for yourself!!

Pros: Looks and sound exceeded my expectation.

Cons: A little large if space is an issue.

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Klipsch

NAte from Essex Junction, VT on 4/27/2019

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These are amazing Klipsch is always a good choice!

Pros: Power!

Cons: None at all

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Mark from Carson City, NV on 4/19/2019

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Well built with great sound quality. Well worth the price.

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Crutchfield customer from North Dinwiddie, VA on 4/16/2019

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Just awesome!!!!

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Crutchfield customer from Starkville, MS on 3/31/2019

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Room filling sound, I love these speakers!

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Sound system for workout room

Crutchfield customer from Hinesburg, VT on 3/29/2019

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Great product, better customer service. Got speakers hooked up sounded great after a few days figured I should register for warrantee but didn't find anything in paperwork inside boxes. I went on line and started chat session. I was told the speakers were warrantees for 5 years and Crutchfield will take care of it. Isn't that how it should always be but hardly ever is?

Pros: Deep full sound, great look, magnetic grills... Everything really!

Cons: Well if I have to put a con down it would be weight. I read weight on spec sheet but under estimated how much work by myself this would be.

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Yes, yes, yes

Allen from Hamilton, OH on 3/27/2019

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I was looking for a large pair of floor standing speakers. I wanted them to be loud, wide sound stage, and have a slight 'U' curve to the sound (higher mid bass, lower mid range, higher treble.) I was recommended a lot of different speakers on a particular forum, but someone recommended these. I've had the Klipsch pro media speakers back in the day and listened to my brother's regular reference floorstanding pair and like them. So I thought, what the heck, I'll give these a try. Holy crap, they rip, match the U curve I wanted, and have a fantastic sound stage. I upgraded from Infinity Primus P363s. These have a much better sound stage, maintain clarity significantly better at higher volume levels and overall just sound better. I really can't put into words the feeling I get when I turn out the lights and just enjoy the sound. I can hear actual depth to the music. It's so crisp and clear, I can hear every detail. These aren't your typical speakers because they have the horns- and that's where it counts for me. They produce a distinct 'live' sound that is so overwhelming -in a positive way- to me. I have Elac Debut B6's and the second gen Elac Debut B6.2s. The second gen are nice but they don't hold a candle to the Klipsch. I have them toed in to where they would intersect about 2 feet behind my head. My room is skinny but long, so I sit about 10 feet away from them but the room opens up into my kitchen on the side. 130w to each, ran with 2 K

Pros: Can play heavy metal like no other speaker can Insane clarity Very loud Great soundstage

Cons: Yeah right...

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Sent a speaker that should have never left factory...

Crutchfield customer from Margate, FL on 3/24/2019

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First i want to thank Crutchfield...the fact you send items two days shipping is great !! Now the reason i gave these speakers a one star is not because i do not believe in the product. It is because i was sent a speaker that should have never left the factory.I did my research, like others,and decided these were the speakers for me and looked very forward to having them. After getting them i opened my first speaker and everything was great. Now comes the problem..i opened my second one..took off the magnetic grille to inspect.As soon as i took off grille one of the snap rings that goes around the woofer fell to the floor. Upon inspecting i saw why. Two of the screws to mount the woofer were pulled out. A third screw was put in sideways pulling the woofer away from the body pulling out the other screws. The snap ring could not go on with the woofer not mounted properly.What infuriates me is the fact that some "worker" didn't put this speaker to the side. Nope, just threw the ring in put the magnetic grille on and shipped the speaker. Which also makes me question a lack of quality control at Klipsch. To that "worker" with no pride "you should be fired...". I reset the screws and put the snap ring on myself..not sure the screws that were pulled out tighten properly.The snap ring mounts the woofer down very tightly.So, i don't think i have any problem with sound that i have noticed or i would have had to return speaker.That would have been a real hassle Shame on you Klipsch...

Pros: Great sound...Great product when manufactured properly...

Cons: Klipsch ships broken items...no quality control...

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Great Speaker

Crutchfield customer from Hollywood, FL on 3/19/2019

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The sound quality from these speakers is incredible.

Pros: Great speaker for the money, although i cant quite say it was a value. Sound reproduction is wonderful though

Cons: Expensive, and somewhat large.

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Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-8000F

Bryan from Searcy, AR on 3/18/2019

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Great product for the price!

Pros: awesome sound

Cons: none

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Nice change

Craig from Carmichael, CA on 3/15/2019

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I hooked up my new speakers to my old Carver TFM15. I noticed how well they sounded compared to my old Boston Acoustics T1030. I then ordered an Audio Source Amp 310VS. My stereo has new life!!! Craig V...

Pros: Many

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