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Klipsch Reference R-26F

Floor-standing speaker

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Overview

Our take on the Klipsch Reference R-26F

Many of the home theater systems that I've designed for Crutchfield customers have centered around Klipsch Reference floor-standing speakers. And the R-26F delivers lots of what we've come to expect from Klipsch: energetic, room-filling sound that brings your music and movie soundtracks to life. Use a pair of these dynamic towers to anchor your home theater system's front sound stage with authority. Or set them up with your two-channel music system and enjoy big, rich stereo sound.

Expansive sound from a Klipsch tower

Many of the home theater systems that I've designed for Crutchfield customers have centered around Klipsch Reference floor-standing speakers. And the R-26F delivers lots of what we've come to expect from Klipsch: energetic, room-filling sound that brings your music and movie soundtracks to life. Use a pair of these dynamic towers to anchor your home theater system's front sound stage with authority. Or set them up with your two-channel music system and enjoy big, rich stereo sound.

Iconic Klipsch design

Over the years Klipsch has become famous for their Tractrix® horn-loaded tweeter. This design produces clear, accurate high frequencies. The R-26F utilizes this tweeter along with two 6-1/2" copper spun woofers to create natural, full-range sound with solid bass response. 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-26Fs 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-28F
Powered subwoofers: Klipsch R-10SW and Klipsch R-12SW

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Product Highlights:

  • frequency response: 38-24,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • impedance: 8 ohms compatible
  • sensitivity: 97 dB
  • power handling: up to 100 watts RMS (400 watts peak)
  • 90° x 90° Hybrid Cross-Section Tractrix® horn with 1" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) aluminum diaphragm compression tweeter
  • dual 6-1/2" 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
  • 10-7/8"W x 40-3/16"H x 14-1/2"D
  • weight: 41.9 lbs. each
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Floorstanding loudspeaker
  • Grille
  • User Manual
  • Warranty sheet
  • Important Safety Instructions
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Features and Specs

General
Enclosure Bass Reflex
Finish MDF/Polymer veneer
Color Black
Tweeter Tractrix Horn
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Midrange Size (inches) N/A
Woofer Size (inches) 6.5
Woofer Composition Copper-spun IMG
Woofer Surround Rubber
Built-in Powered Sub No
Video-Shielded No
Connector Type 5-way post
Bi-amp Inputs Yes
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
Specifications
Power Range 100
Frequency Response 38-24k Hz
Sensitivity 97 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Subwoofer Amp Power ---
Height (inches) 40-3/16
Width (inches) 10-7/8
Depth (inches) 14-1/2
Weight 41.9 lbs

Product Research

Features

1" Horn-Loaded Tweeter: The R-26F 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 6.5" Copper-Spun IMG Woofers: The Klipsch R-26F floorstanding speaker is outfitted with two 6.5" 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-26F 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-26F 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-26F 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-26F floorstanding speaker with one of Klipsch's powered subwoofers (sold separately - see Accessories Tab).

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Why did you buy this?

After reading reviews about floor standing speaker I choice Klipsch and great price [ vicki  Jul 22, 2018 ]
I started working on upgrading my front soundstage. Started with a Klipsch center channel (R-25C) and now I'm getting the R-26F floor speakers to round it out. Klipsch is excellent for the price. [ CHACE C  Jul 21, 2018 ]
Read reviews, listened to the Speaker Compare app and took advantage of a good sale price. [ Marco  Jul 21, 2018 ]
Great brand, great product, great specs and great reviews [ Phillip  Jul 20, 2018 ]
Looking for quality speakers [ BillR  Jul 17, 2018 ]
After doing my own research, getting opinions from Crutchfield advisors, and having a close friend recomending this speaker to me not knowing I had looked at it already. Choice was between this speaker and the Polk TSi300. Found these speakers in the Crutchfield "Specials" section. After weighing in everything for what I wanted the speakers for, the Klipsch was my choice. [ Kenneth  Jul 17, 2018 ]
Great sale on great product [ George  Jul 13, 2018 ]
Quality product at a good price. [ D  Jul 12, 2018 ]
it was on sale at a good price [ C  Jul 12, 2018 ]
Can't beat half price! [ Stephen  Jul 09, 2018 ]
On sale [ Michael  Jul 09, 2018 ]
Klipsch speakers are the best bang for youre bucks, having owned klipsch speakers for many years they are hard to beat..... [ PATRICK  Jun 10, 2018 ]
I love the sound of Klipsch Speakers, But I can't afford my favorites the Klipsch La Scalla LOL [ WILLIAM  Jun 09, 2018 ]
Good reviews and sale price. The stats on these speaker compared to others in their price range and even more expensive speakers were superior. [ Jeffrey  Jun 07, 2018 ]
Oliver helped to me to decide. [ Monette  May 17, 2018 ]
Great brand. Nice discount. [ Guo  May 12, 2018 ]
97db [ Marc  Apr 20, 2018 ]
Great Price On Great Speakers [ Daniel  Apr 15, 2018 ]
Excellent sound and value [ John  Jan 08, 2018 ]
El sonido de klipsch es insuperable [ tony  Dec 22, 2017 ]
Great speakers [ Charles  Oct 23, 2017 ]
Sale [ Joel  Jul 14, 2017 ]
The most amazing home theater system I have ever seen and heard used all Klipsch speakers. Obviously they were top of the line and better than these I just purchased, but it's the same engineering. I have a THX 2.1 Klipsch speaker system on my home computer that is absolutely amazing also. I have been wanting to upgrade my home theater system speakers and Klipsch is what I wanted. At this price it is a no brainer. I will be ordering the center channel and surrounds shortly. [ Mark  Jul 13, 2017 ]
Klipsch makes very good products. You get a lot without having to spend a lot. [ John  Jul 13, 2017 ]
Looked like good buy. [ Dennis  Jul 13, 2017 ]
Big fan of the Klipsch reference series. Clean sound at a fair price. [ Clint  Jul 13, 2017 ]
Quality of the Klipsch name and their products. [ Cleo  Jul 12, 2017 ]
They were half off and I love my R-24F speakers. [ Stephen  Jul 12, 2017 ]
Great reputation [ Jerry  Jul 09, 2017 ]
Wow column speakers. [ GEORGE  Jul 05, 2017 ]
I heard good reviews about these speakers [ Karl  May 10, 2017 ]
to compliment my Klipsch 5.1 system.. [ Ronald  Apr 10, 2017 ]
Excellent sound and good sales price [ Diana  Apr 04, 2017 ]
Reviews [ CHARLIE  Mar 27, 2017 ]
Home audio set-up. Great price on a great product. Crutchfield definitely has your back when it comes to home audio, and these klipsch speakers can't be beat, they are the anchor of my surround sound movie watching experience [ ANDREW W.  Mar 04, 2017 ]
Great Speakers [ Tony  Mar 01, 2017 ]
small room [ stephen  Feb 22, 2017 ]
Because Klipsch is the best [ ross  Feb 06, 2017 ]
Klipsch just has awesome sound [ Keenan  Feb 05, 2017 ]
Quality and price [ Franklin  Dec 21, 2016 ]
Great speakers and price [ Eric  Nov 24, 2016 ]
Amazing price on these speakers! [ William  Nov 24, 2016 ]
Quality [ Gabriel  Nov 24, 2016 ]
Stone told me to. He was great handling my call and answering all of my questions, including item specific information and details involving billing and shipping. Thanks again for all of your help!! [ KEVIN D  Nov 24, 2016 ]

8 questions already asked

I really don't no you will have to check with customer Service. [ GENEVIEVE A  Jul 13, 2018 ]
Anything pushing 50 watts or more can drive these speakers. You're not going to max out on volume unless you're at a concert hall. But check out the Rf-28's for the same price since you're shopping around. [ ALDRIC  May 17, 2018 ]
I have been using the AVR and R-26F for over a year now. Bluray movies, streaming music, Bluetooth... all sources and formats are utilized by my family. Sound has always been full, clear, and very clean no matter the listening volume. Very happy with both products. [ Daniel  May 17, 2018 ]
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. [ Krissy  Nov 29, 2017 ]  Staff
Yes!! Absolutely!!! Unless you're trying to play for the entire block. [ JASON  Sep 17, 2017 ]
No way of lowering it to 6 ohms, they are 8 ohms all day, all night [ Miguel  Aug 02, 2017 ]
No. They are 8-Ohm nominal. That means they are safe for receivers rated at 8 ohms. Speakers Ohm's change depending on frequency. You may get an actual 5-1/2 to 80ohms. These sound great with 100 watts. They are very sensitive 98Db [ Ken  Aug 01, 2017 ]
Thanks for your question. Crutchfield provides free standard shipping, so there would be no cost. Shipping to CA usually takes 3 business days after the ship date. Hope this helps. [ Kenny  Apr 14, 2017 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. The 60 days is a Crutchfield satisfaction guarantee. You can return/exchange the item for any reason during that period. Any time after that the manufacturers warranty continues to apply. Hope this helps. [ Kenny  Feb 17, 2017 ]  Staff
No damage - these speakers can really "SPEAK VOLUMES" - you'll be fine - you can really crank them up - wonderful sound! [ Patricia  Jan 30, 2017 ]
All I can tell you is that my R-26F is pair up Audio/video receiver, Turn table, and compact cassette deck it works well and give great sound. Hope that information help you. [ GENEVIEVE A  Jan 30, 2017 ]
No. That's not what that means. RMS is a preferred max setting. You can push the speakers with a 120 watt/ch amp, heck...even one that's 150 watts/ch. You just won't be able to turn it up to max volume is all. I have 2 of these pushed by 120 w Onkyo receiver, volume never gets over 42 on a movie or 35 on music. . Thats loud enough for me, I assume the volume knob goes to 80 or even 100. You would never run speakers at max volume anyway, so you'll be fine. [ ALDRIC  Jan 29, 2017 ]
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