Klipsch Reference R-28F
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Go big with powerful Klipsch towers
There's nothing quite like sitting down to watch a movie and knowing that your audio system will let you hear and feel every detail of the soundtrack. The Klipsch Reference R-28F tower speaker delivers theater-level performance in your living room. Twin 8" copper spun woofers create a rock solid audio foundation for your front sound stage, while a 1" Tractrix® horn-loaded tweeter dishes out clear, detailed highs. Use a pair of these floor-standing speakers as the front left and right channels of a lifelike surround sound system. Or set them up as part of a hard-hitting two-channel system and experience natural, full-bodied music.
Little details that add up
The R-28F has two sets of sturdy 5-way binding posts that allow for bi-amping or bi-wiring. Extended feet brace the speaker to reduce vibration and increase stability. And a front-firing port reinforces bass response while maintaining accuracy and efficiency.
Build a complete Reference system
Add more bass to a pair of R-28Fs 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-24F and Klipsch R-26F
Powered subwoofers: Klipsch R-10SW and Klipsch R-12SW
- frequency response: 35-24,000 Hz (±3dB)
- impedance: 8 ohms compatible
- sensitivity: 98 dB
- power handling: up to 150 watts RMS (600 watts peak)
- 90° x 90° Hybrid Cross-Section Tractrix® horn with 1" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) aluminum diaphragm compression tweeter
- dual 8" 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
- 12-5/8"W x 43-3/8"H x 16-3/8"D
- weight: 56.7 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
Really a great speaker could not be more pleased
Greg, Lockport, NY
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Features and Specs
|Tweeter Size (inches)||1|
|Midrange Size (inches)||N/A|
|Woofer Size (inches)||8|
|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||35-24k Hz|
|Subwoofer Amp Power||---|
1" Horn-Loaded Tweeter: The R-28F 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 8" Copper-Spun IMG Woofers: The Klipsch R-28F floorstanding speaker is outfitted with two 8" 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-28F 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-28F 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-28F 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-28F floorstanding speaker with one of Klipsch's powered subwoofers (sold separately - see Accessories Tab).
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Why did you buy this?
The reviews on the website made it clear these speakers are well-regarded. [ Josh Aug 03, 2018 ]
sound [ RICHARD Jul 17, 2018 ]
Great Reviews [ William Jul 17, 2018 ]
Because my Klipsch KG4s need new surrounds but I still need to rock! [ Edward Jul 17, 2018 ]
Came up with the best reviews and specs. Can't wait. [ Randall Jun 07, 2018 ]
Past experience with Klipsch. [ STEVEN Mar 10, 2018 ]
Online reviews for the most part. Hard decision between ELAC F6 and Fluance Signature Series. Ended up going with Klipsch, plus i got to go through crutchfield. [ Adam Jun 15, 2017 ]
Great Reviews. Chose Crutcfiield because it's the same price as Best Buy, but I get 2 Southwest Airline Points be dollar spent. This is my first experience with Crutchfield, so I hope they don't disappoint. Hope shipping is fast even though I didn't get an option to choose speed. [ Jason May 21, 2017 ]
Great speaker at a great price..... [ Ron May 20, 2017 ]
Levi said to based on my needs [ William May 15, 2017 ]
Good quality vs price. [ Herbert Apr 22, 2017 ]
I've owned a pair of klipsch for over 20 years time to upgrade and annoy the neighbors some more [ GARY R Mar 15, 2017 ]
Came highly recommended and the value at Crutchfield was simply too good to resist! [ Ashvin Mar 02, 2017 ]
I want to know what these speakers can do. I hope I am as happy as previous reviews and the fact that I got a free sub with purchase really helped make my decision. [ FABIAN Feb 23, 2017 ]
funn [ michael brian Feb 22, 2017 ]
I ordered one thinking it was a pair and got one. I'm not used to ordering single speakers. Except maybe a subwoofer that one would expect to get ONE speaker. [ David Jan 13, 2017 ]
Price and performance. [ Stephen Dec 21, 2016 ]
Name brand you can trust with excellent sound quality [ David Aug 13, 2016 ]
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They are fantastic speakers, I have a set with a denon avr_x3300H and they perform fantastic [ Carlos Davis- Dec 17, 2017 ]
I have a Klipsch R-28F as room corner speaker with an old no name in the opposite upper corner. My amplifier is a Yamaha R-s5000. The Klipsch sounds very well, but I don't think it is up to "big" sound. [ Robert Dec 16, 2017 ]
R28 have plenty of power. Super clear to me on all accounts. Have them in a 20x25 room. Just an average guy not an audiophile. Sounds fantastic all types of audio, music and movies [ Erik Dec 15, 2017 ]
Absolutely [ Erik Nov 06, 2017 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Kenny Feb 24, 2017 ] Staff
It's just to give you the option of bi-wiring the speakers. They can still be run with just a single positive and negative wire though. [ Andrew Feb 08, 2017 ]
Monty, I believe it helps with reducing resistance for better signal transfer. Consider monster cable times two. After a certain gauge, it doesn't make any difference with having one or two. Also if one cable is compromised for some reason, you still have the other. Nanda [ Nanda Feb 07, 2017 ]
This is my second set of Klipsch speakers. All Klipsch are very efficient and you do not need that much wattage. I am currently using a 100 watt Niles audio which is more than ample. I have also powered my old Klipsch KG's with a 60 watt Adcom. More than enough power. [ TIMOTHY Dec 02, 2016 ]