Klipsch Reference R-24F
Our take on the Klipsch Reference R-24F by Crutchfield's Kramer Crane
Enjoy room-filling sound
I still remember the "wow factor" that I experienced when I upgraded my home stereo system to tower speakers. The whole room came alive with rich, full sound. Since then I've become an advocate for using floor-standing speakers to get the most out of music and movies. If you're considering using tower speakers in your system, a pair of the Klipsch Reference R-24Fs are a worthy choice. This speaker uses a large internal acoustic chamber to produce big sound that will fill your room. And with a slim 6-1/2" wide footprint, these handsome towers won't overpower your floor space.
Iconic Klipsch design
Over the years Klipsch has become famous for their Tractrix® horn-loaded tweeter. This design is able to deliver clear, accurate high frequencies. The R-24F utilizes this tweeter along with two 4-1/2" copper spun woofers to create natural, full-range sound. It's also very efficient, so you won't need a lot of power to drive it. Two sets of sturdy 5-way binding posts allow for bi-amping or bi-wiring.
Build a complete Reference system
Add more bass to a pair of R-24Fs with a matching subwoofer, or team them with other Klipsch Reference speakers for high-impact home theater.
Bookshelf speakers: Klipsch R-14M and Klipsch R-15M
Center channel: Klipsch R-25C
Surround speakers: Klipsch R-14S
Floor-standing speakers: Klipsch R-26F and Klipsch R-28F
Powered subwoofers: Klipsch R-10SW and Klipsch R-12SW
- frequency response: 45-24,000 Hz (±3dB)
- impedance: 8 ohms compatible
- sensitivity: 95 dB
- power handling: up to 75 watts RMS (300 watts peak)
- 90° x 90° Hybrid Cross-Section Tractrix® horn with 1" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) aluminum diaphragm compression tweeter
- dual 4-1/2" copper spun magnetically shielded IMG woofers
- bass-reflex design
- front-firing port provides fast, efficient airflow from the cabinet for clear, powerful bass
- removable grille offers a clean, streamlined look
- durable polymer veneer finish
- dual 5-way binding post speaker terminals can be bi-wired or bi-amped
- 6-1/2"W x 34-3/4"H x 10"D
- weight: 25 lbs. each
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Floorstanding loudspeaker
- User Manual
- Warranty sheet
- Important Safety Instructions
Very impressed with the quality & sound coming from these speakers. Very happy I went with Klipsch.
Anonymous, El Paso, TX
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Features and Specs
|Tweeter Size (inches)||1|
|Midrange Size (inches)||N/A|
|Woofer Size (inches)||4.5|
|Woofer Composition||Copper-spun IMG|
|Built-in Powered Sub||No|
|Connector Type||5-way post|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
|Frequency Response||45-24k Hz|
|Subwoofer Amp Power||---|
1" Horn-Loaded Tweeter: The R-24F floorstanding speaker features Klipsch's proprietary Tractrix Horn technology mated with a 1" aluminum LTS tweeter, for impressive high-end response and greater extension, enhanced imaging and powerful dynamics.
- Tractrix Horn Technology: The square Tractrix Horn delivers a 90° (w) x 90° (h) dispersion pattern for a broader sound-stage.
- LTS (Linear Travel Suspension): Behind each horn lies a 1.0-inch aluminum tweeter with a linear travel suspension to minimizes distortion for enhanced, detailed performance.
Dual 4.5" Copper-Spun IMG Woofers: The Klipsch R-24F floorstanding speaker is outfitted with two 4.5" Copper-Spun IMG woofers. The Copper-Spun IMG (Injection Molded Graphite) woofer is exceptionally light while being extremely rigid - providing remarkable low frequency response, with minimal cone breakup and distortion.
Front-Firing Port: The Klipsch Reference series floorstanding speaker features a front-firing port that is perfectly matched to the cabinet and drivers. The front placement of the port creates ideal airflow with minimal distortion.
MDF Cabinet: The Klipsch R-24F floorstanding speaker features a MDF cabinet with a brushed polymer veneer black finish that seamlessly integrates into almost any room or decor. MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) is utilized because of its damping characteristics for natural, uncolored sound without unwanted vibration and distortion.
Acoustically Transparent Grille: The Klipsch R-24F floorstanding loudspeaker comes with a removable, black cloth grille that is acoustically transparent.
Dual 5-Way Binding Posts: The Klipsch Reference series floorstanding speaker is fitted with two sets of 5-way binding posts connected by jumpers. Using the dual binding posts, you can bi-amp or bi-wire the speakers. The binding post terminals will accept banana plugs (single or dual), pin-connectors, spade-lugs, and bare wire (up to 10AWG).
Integrated Rubber Feet: The Klipsch R-24F floorstanding speaker features four integrated rubber feet for placing the speaker securely and safely on your hardwood, laminate, or tile floor (these rubber feet should never be removed). The floorstanding speaker does not come with any carpet spikes.
Placement: For optimum performance, Klipsch suggests placing the floorstanding speakers 6' to 15' apart. They may also be toed-in slightly for better stereo imaging. The listening position should be about 1 to 1.5x the distance separating the speakers.
Reference Series: The Klipsch Reference series consists of three floorstanding speakers (R-24F/R-26F/R-28F), two bookshelf speakers (R-14M/R-15M), one center channel speaker (R-25C), and one surround speaker (R-14S). The Klipsch Reference series line-up of loudspeakers sound great in stereo and home theater applications.
Optional Powered Sub: For bigger & deeper bass response, pair the R-24F floorstanding speaker with one of Klipsch's powered subwoofers (sold separately - see Accessories Tab).
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Why did you buy this?
Have good memories of Klipsch...also, want and need crisp clear sound. [ Walter Aug 07, 2018 ]
Rep recommendation [ T Jul 22, 2018 ]
Because of Kristina's awesome advice [ Todd May 22, 2018 ]
salesman Ryan [ Bothwell G. May 25, 2017 ]
Good sound [ James Jan 23, 2017 ]
Needed new front speakers for my home entertainment.. [ CURTIS Dec 25, 2016 ]
Reviews; size [ Joseph Dec 04, 2016 ]
My new Yamaha receiver runs 8 and 6 ohms and the speakers I have all run 4 ohms. I could have made sure my receiver never runs LOUD and the four ohms may be fine, but it would run possibly burn out the receiver earlier. [ Stephen Sep 06, 2016 ]
2 questions already asked
I do not use these as surround speakers. They are a good sounding speaker, but they need a powered sub to bring the bass notes out. One negative mark about the speakers, I recently changed the position of them and had black marks on light colored carpet from the front feet on them. [ Kevin Apr 30, 2018 ]
These are great front speakers not surround speakers. [ Ray Apr 24, 2018 ]
Perfection. The clarity of sounds and output brings tears to my heart. ALL SOUNDS. The spoken word, the birds in the background. Old songs are new again. Best purchase we made in twenty years. These speakers plus the bass, center speaker and bookshelf speakers make it seem like we are in the concert or orchestra hall. I have re-purchased CDs just to hear them vs vinyl. Love the horns . [ DOROTHY Apr 24, 2018 ]
I'd have to say that while these speakers are beautifully bright, crisp and clean on the high end, I find the dual 4.5" woofers severely lacking in low-end. Had I not bought the Klipsch R-10SW subwoofer with these, I would have returned the speakers and got the larger Klipsch's. The subwoofer just makes up for the lack of bass in the 24's. Hope that helps... I wouldn't recommend using the R-24F's as your two main speakers. [ Joseph Dec 16, 2016 ]
Yes they do. I use a 20+ year old Sony Receiver with 60 watts per channel. The sound is great and as the Klipsch R-24F are highly efficient they don't require much power. [ William A. Dec 16, 2016 ]
I got these for my son last month. He is very happy with the sound. He is young but listens to music old school on a record player. They sound amazing!! [ JOE N Dec 16, 2016 ]
These are great speakers that should work well with any new or older stereo receiver/amp. I am using them as rear surround speakers and the performance and sound reproduction is wonderful. [ Bruce Dec 16, 2016 ]
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