Dolby Atmos Enabled Floor-Standing Speaker: The Klipsch RP-280FA is
built upon the same technology and power as Klipsch's RP-280F floor-standing
speaker, but with an elevation channel integrated into the top of the speaker to
reflect sound off the ceiling to deliver the overhead Dolby Atmos experience.
- Main Channel: The Klipsch RP-280FA's main channel consists of a
1" titanium dome LTS tweeter with hybrid Tractrix Horn and dual 8"
Cerametallic cone woofers in a bass reflex enclosure. The main channel can handle up to 150 watts of
continuous power and 600 watts of peak power. The main channel connects to
your AV receiver's main front speaker outputs.
- Height Channel (for Dolby Atmos): The floor-standing speaker's height channel
consists of a 1" titanium dome LTS tweeter with hybrid Tractrix Horn and one
6.5" Cerametallic cone woofer in a sealed enclosure. The height channel can handle up to 75 watts
of continuous power and 300 watts of peak power. The height channel connects
to your AV receiver's Dolby Atmos effect speaker outputs.
90° x 90° Hybrid Tractrix Horns: A redesigned Tractrix Horn utilizes a
circular horn throat paired to a square horn mouth to further improve
high-frequency response and extension, while enhancing imaging and dynamics. The
compressed molded rubber construction adds high frequency damping to reduce
harshness and improve detail. This creates the cleanest, most natural sound
possible. These 90° x 90° Hybrid Tractrix Horns provide a wider sweet spot while maintaining controlled
directivity of the sound.
LTS Tweeters: Behind the Tractrix Horn lies a 1" titanium
tweeter with a linear travel suspension for open, natural, sound. The Linear
Travel Suspension minimizes distortion for enhanced, detailed performance.
Cerametallic Woofers: The woofers of the RP-280FA
floor-standing loudspeaker features Klipsch's distinctive, copper-colored
Cerametallic material. Made with an anodized aluminum, this cone is strong and
dent resistant. The anodizing process converts its inner and outer surfaces to
ceramic. The outcome is a rigid cone with superb damping characteristics that
will not flex or resonate at frequencies within the woofer's operating range The
woofers also employ a rubber surround for added durability.
Crossover Network: The Klipsch RP-280FA floor-standing
speaker's crossover network is constructed using extremely high-quality
components including top-of-the-line internal wiring, polyester film-type
capacitors and an air-core inductor to ensure signal purity and proper driver
integration. The speaker's enhanced crossover frequencies (1750Hz/2000Hz) offer
smoother on-axis and off-axis integration.
Bass Reflex MDF Enclosure: The Klipsch RP-280FA employs a
bass reflex enclosure with a rear-firing Tractrix port for greater efficiency
and bigger bass response. Utilizing Tractrix geometry, the all new Reference
Premiere bass port allows for the most efficient, fastest air transfer from the
cabinet for a clean, powerful low frequency response. The ported enclosure
features a MDF cabinet finished with a premium wood-grain polymer veneer and a
polymer front baffle. The speaker's rigid cabinet offers improved internal
cross-bracing to minimize panel vibrations that can color sound.
- MDF Plinth: The all new satin painted MDF plinth
footers of the Klipsch Reference Premiere series floor-standing speakers
lend an acoustically sound, authoritative stance when placing the speakers
on your wood, tile, or carpeted floors.
- Magnetic Grille: The floor-standing loudspeaker
features a removable magnetic low-diffraction grille which easily snaps into
place over its polymer front baffle.
Binding Post Terminals: The floor-standing speaker offers
dual binding post terminals for the main channel and single binding post
terminals for the height channel. The main channel's two sets of binding posts
are connected by jumpers. Using the dual binding posts, you can bi-amp or
bi-wire the main channel of the speakers. The binding post terminals will accept
banana plugs (single only), pin-connectors, spade-connectors, and bare wire.
Note: The speaker's main channel binding posts will need to be connected
to your AV receiver's main front speaker outputs, while the speaker's height channel
binding posts must be connected to your AV receiver's Dolby Atmos effects speaker
Rubber or Spike Feet: The floor-standing speaker comes with
rubber and spike feet. The included rubber feet offer safe placement of the
speaker on your tile or hardwood floors. The included optional spikes are
intended to increase stability on carpeted floors; spikes are not recommended
for hard surfaces. The rubber feet simply stick to the bottom of the speaker's
MDF plinth, while the spikes screw into the bottom of the speaker's MDF plinth.
- The rubber feet add approximately 0.125" of height to the speaker.
- The spike feet add approximately 0.875" of height to the speaker.
Placement: The Reference Premiere series floor-standing
loudspeakers are designed to perform well in a wide variety of locations but you
will get the most out of the speakers by following these simple guidelines.
- For optimum performance, Klipsch suggests placing the speakers
6'-15'apart. They may also be toed-in slightly for better stereo imaging.
The listening position should be approximately 1-1.5x the distance
separating the speakers.
- The floor-standing loudspeakers should be equal distance from the floor
and the wall behind them. It can also help to have the left and right
speakers at different distances from their nearest side walls. This sort of
staggering helps smooth the bass range.
- The speaker requires a few inches of clearance behind it to allow its
port to breathe and will sound best when they are at least two feet from any
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