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Klipsch Reference R-26PF

Powered floor-standing speakers with Bluetooth® and built-in phono preamp

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Our take on the Klipsch Reference R-26PF

We've been excited to debut the highly-anticipated Klipsch R-26PF floor-standing speakers for a while now. These speakers represent the best of two worlds: tried-and-true Klipsch audio heritage, and modern wireless connectivity. The result is a pair of speakers that you'll love looking at, listening to, and showing off.

Welcome to a new world of wireless speakers

We've been excited to debut the highly-anticipated Klipsch R-26PF floor-standing speakers for a while now. These speakers represent the best of two worlds: tried-and-true Klipsch audio heritage, and modern wireless connectivity. The result is a pair of speakers that you'll love looking at, listening to, and showing off.

Skip the amp and the speaker wire

Klipsch makes an array of traditional floor-standing speakers that get their power from an external amp or receiver. But the R-26PFs are different — they feature built-in amplification, so there's no speaker wire to run or hide, and no external power amp to account for in your system. Simply plug an AC cord into a nearby outlet for power. A single cable connects these two beautiful speakers together.

Stream music with Bluetooth

The R-26PFs make it easy to listen to music from your phone, tablet, or computer. Pick your favorite playlist, and kick back for a fun wireless listening session.  

Klipsch R-26PF Powered floor-standing speakers with Bluetooth® and built-in phono preamp

Klipsch's R-26PF powered floor-standing speakers offer inputs for a turntable, computer, TV, and more.

Ready for your turntable, TV, and more

Want to breathe new life into your vinyl record collection? Just connect your turntable and select the phono input from the remote to enjoy warm, natural sound. These speakers also feature an optical digital audio input, so you can pipe in sound directly from your TV.

Want deeper bass for music and movies? An RCA subwoofer output lets you add a powered subwoofer to give playlists and soundtracks even more full-bodied bass.

Floor-standing speakers that come with a remote — say what?

Klipsch outfitted these speakers with an easy-to-use remote control that makes changing sources and volume simple. Have a powered sub connected? You can even adjust the bass output level from the remote. A front-panel display on the right speaker gives you real-time feedback of your commands.

Music from your computer and portable devices

If you have a music library on your computer, the R-26PFs have a treat in store for you. Play your tunes directly from your PC or Mac® through the right speaker's rear-panel USB Type B input.

The built-in DAC gives you clean, jitter-free playback from digital music files and streaming sources. A stereo minijack connection is also available for portable devices that don't have Bluetooth.

Packed with proven Klipsch speaker technology

Perhaps the best feature of these elegant towers is their room-filling sound. Each highly efficient speaker features a resonance-deadening MDF cabinet to minimize sound degradation.

Inside, a 1" aluminum diaphragm compression driver is paired with Klipsch's famous Tractrix® horn to deliver clean, clear highs. Two 6-1/2" copper spun woofers give you solid, natural midrange and bass, while a front-firing port reinforces low frequencies.

Product Highlights:

  • pair of amplified high-performance floor-standing speakers
Features and Connections:
  • Bluetooth® for wireless music streaming
  • built-in phono preamp
  • USB Type B input for playing music from your Mac® or PC
  • optical digital audio input (10-ft. cable included)
  • credit card-style remote control
  • RCA mono output for optional powered subwoofer
  • RCA stereo analog audio input
    • switch for selecting phono or line input
  • stereo minijack input for portable devices (6-ft. cable included)
  • right speaker plugs into the wall for power and connects to the left speaker with the included 15-ft. cable
Specifications for Each Speaker:
  • 1" aluminum diaphragm compression tweeter matched with a 90° x 90° Tractrix® horn
  • two 6-1/2" copper spun woofers
  • front-firing bass-reflex port
  • 130 watts of power (20 watts to tweeter, 110 watts to woofers)
  • removable magnetic grilles
  • frequency response: 38-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • requires AC power (AC adapter provided)
  • speaker dimensions: 7-13/16"W x 39"H x 13-1/2"D each
  • weight: 41.9 lbs. each
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Powered speaker (right)
  • Passive speaker (left)
  • 69" AC power cord
  • 2 Grilles
  • Remote control
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • 16' Proprietary speaker cable
  • 6.5' USB-A to USB-B cable
  • 6.5' Stereo minijack cable
  • 5' Optical digital cable
  • Instruction Booklet
  • Warranty Information
  • Important Safety Instructions
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Two-Way Driver Design: The Klipsch R-26PF powered floorstanding loudspeakers deliver room-filling sound from a two-way driver design. Each floorstanding loudspeaker includes a 1" aluminum diaphragm compression driver mated to 90° x 90° square Tractrix Horn and two 6.5" copper spun magnetically shielded IMG woofers. The tweeter and woofer are crossed over at 1700Hz.

  • Tractrix Horn-Loaded Tweeter: Each speaker has a Tractrix horn-loaded 1" aluminum dome tweeter for a natural, lifelike sound. The square Tractrix horn delivers a 90° x 90° dispersion pattern for a broader sound-stage.
  • Dual Copper Spun IMG Woofers: Each loudspeaker uses two copper spun IMG (Injection Molded Graphite) 6.5" woofers for accurate midrange and deep bass performance.

Built-in Amplification: The Klipsch R-26PF's "Right Speaker" employs a built-in, ultra-low noise 260W (RMS)/520W (Peak) amplifier to power both speakers in the system. The amplifier delivers 130 watts to each speaker (20 watts to the tweeter and 110 watts to the woofers). The built-in amplifier has been custom deigned to maximize driver performance and eliminate the need for external amplification.

Note: The "Right Speaker" and "Left Speaker" are fitted with a proprietary speaker terminal on the back of each cabinet and come with a 16' proprietary speaker cable to connect the two speakers together.

Bass Reflex MDF Cabinet: The Klipsch R-26PF employs a bass reflex enclosure with a front-firing port for greater efficiency and bigger bass response. The ported enclosure features a MDF cabinet finished with a brushed black polymer veneer. The rigid MDF cabinet utilizes internal cross-bracing to minimize panel vibrations that can color sound. Magnetic cloth grilles are included.

Bluetooth Music Streaming: The Klipsch R-26PF active loudspeakers feature built-in Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP technology which allows you to wirelessly stream audio from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC, or Mac computer. You'll be able to stream stored music or music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled device and control basic playback from the included remote control. Advanced playback control and song/artist information will still be done from your Bluetooth device. Once paired, the R-26PF will automatically re-connect with your device when in wireless range (up to 33').

Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Klipsch R-26PF.

USB-B Input: The "Right Speaker" of the Klipsch R-26PF features a rear-panel USB (type-B) input for connecting your Windows PC or Mac computer/laptop. Through the R-26PF's USB connection, you are able to play music files (up to 24-bit/96kHz) stored on your Windows PC or Mac computer/laptop through the powered speaker system.

Optical Digital Input: The Klipsch R-26PF is fitted with an optical (toslink) digital input on the back of the "Right Speaker" for connection to a digital audio device like your TV, Blu-ray, or CD player. The speaker's optical digital input will accept 2ch stereo PCM only (up to 24-bit/96kHz).

Dual Analog Inputs w/ Phono Switch: The Klipsch R-26PF is equipped with two analog audio inputs on back of the "Right Speaker"; there is one stereo minijack (3.5mm) input for connecting a portable audio device with a headphone jack and one stereo RCA input for connecting an analog audio component. The stereo RCA input has a Phono switch which allows you to connect a turntable, so you can enjoy your vinyl record collection.

Sub Out: The Klipsch R-26PF features a mono-sub RCA output on the back of the "Right Speaker" that allows you to connect a powered subwoofer for added bass response. Your powered sub should have its own low-pass crossover.

IR Remote: The Klipsch R-26PF includes an IR wireless remote control for wireless operation of the powered speaker, plus control of your Bluetooth paired devices. The remote offers easy access to system features such as dedicated source selection, volume up/down, play/pause, and previous/next track. Make sure to point the IR remote at the IR sensor on the "Right Speaker".

AC Power: The Klipsch R-26PF's "Right Speaker" which is equipped with the built-in amplifier must be plugged into an AC power outlet using the included 69" detachable AC power cord.

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I had no problems with them and loved them for about 3 weeks. Then all of a sudden they just stopped working. Crutchfield replaced them without any hassle, The pair I received work great so far but I have only had them a couple weeks. [ Craig  Jan 27, 2018 ]
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