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This item replaces the
Klipsch Reference R-28F.

Klipsch Reference R-800F Floor-standing speaker

Item # 714R800F

The R-800F tower speaker fills rooms with engaging sound thanks to its large woofers and wide-dispersion tweeter.

The R-800F tower speaker fills rooms with engaging sound thanks to its large woofers and wide-dispersion tweeter.

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Item # 714R800F

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About the Klipsch Reference R-800F

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The peak of Klipsch Reference performance

Klipsch's Reference Series has always offered excellent sound at prices that make them an excellent value. The R-800F is the flagship tower in the Reference lineup, featuring two large woofers and a refined tweeter to deliver rich, spacious sound. It has no trouble working with most receivers thanks to its high-efficiency drivers, and it works well in two-channel stereo and home theater applications alike.

The peak of Klipsch Reference performance

Klipsch's Reference Series has always offered excellent sound at prices that make them an excellent value. The R-800F is the flagship tower in the Reference lineup, featuring two large woofers and a refined tweeter to deliver rich, spacious sound. It has no trouble working with most receivers thanks to its high-efficiency drivers, and it works well in two-channel stereo and home theater applications alike.

Next-generation drivers

Each of the R-800F's 8" woofers uses spun-copper TCP (thermoformed crystalline polymer) for its cone material. Klipsch chose this material because of its smooth response and transparency. The woofer also uses some trickle-down technology from the company's more expensive Reference Premiere line. It has a similar cone shape and uses additional ribbing for extra rigidity, which reduces distortion at higher frequencies. 

The hallmark 90°x 90° Tractrix® horn features an upgrade too. Klipsch widened its opening for more high-frequency directivity. That means the 1" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) tweeter inside the horn has a wider "sweet spot" and delivers more detail inside that sweet spot. 

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The R-800F doesn't include any speaker wire. Read our article about choosing and installing speaker wire.
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Product highlights:

  • 1" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) aluminum diaphragm tweeter with Tractrix® horn
  • two 8" spun-copper TCP (thermoformed crystalline polymer) cone woofers
  • frequency response: 34-21,000 Hz (± 3dB)
  • sensitivity: 98 dB
  • power handling: up to 150 watts RMS
  • impedance: 8 ohms
  • bass-reflex design with a single rear-firing Tractrix port
  • magnetic grille protects drivers and looks stylish
  • scratch-resistant textured wood grain vinyl finish
  • single gold-plated binding post speaker terminals
  • dimensions (measured by Crutchfield): 10-3/16"W x 42-3/4"H x 16-3/4"D
  • weight: 54 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • MFR # 1069851

What's in the box:

  • Floorstanding loudspeaker
  • Grille
  • 2 Stabilizer feet
  • 4 Screws
  • User Manual
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Information
  • Stabilizer Feet Instructions

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More details on the Klipsch Reference R-800F

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Features & specs

General
Enclosure Ported
Finish MDF/Wood-grain vinyl
Color Black
Tweeter Tractrix Horn
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Midrange Size (inches) N/A
Woofer Size (inches) 8
Woofer Composition Spun-Copper TCP
Woofer Surround Rubber
Built-in Powered Sub No
Dolby Atmos Drivers Optional
Connector Type Binding post
Bi-amp Inputs No
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
Specifications
Power Range up to 150
Frequency Response 34-21k Hz
Sensitivity 98 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Subwoofer Amp Power ---
Height (inches) 42-3/4
Width (inches) 10-3/16
Depth (inches) 16-3/4
Weight 54 lbs
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Features

1" Horn-Loaded Tweeter: The R-800F floorstanding loudspeaker features Klipsch's proprietary Tractrix Horn technology mated with a 1" LTS aluminum tweeter, for impressive high-frequency response and greater extension, enhanced imaging and powerful dynamics.

  • 90°x90° Tractrix Horn: The square Tractrix Horn delivers a 90° (w) x 90° (h) dispersion pattern and features an increased "edge-to-edge" outer horn dimension that allows for directivity control over a larger bandwidth of frequencies, resulting in improved high frequency directivity and a more accurate soundstage. Klipsch exclusive Tractrix horn technology ensures that the speaker's high frequency energy is aimed at the listener and reduces artificial reverb or filtering caused by indirect sound bouncing off of walls. Using this proprietary focused technology provides clarity, dynamics, and detail for your movies and music.
  • LTS Aluminum Tweeter: Behind each horn lies a 1" LTS aluminum tweeter with a Kapton suspension. Klipsch exclusive Linear Travel Suspension (LTS) minimizes distortion for enhanced, detailed performances. Aluminum is an extremely light and rigid material used in the tweeter assembly to provide high efficiency and improve resolution and detail.

Dual 8" Spun-Copper TCP Woofers: The Klipsch R-800F houses two 8" Spun-Copper TCP (Thermoformed Crystalline Polymer) woofers for deep, smooth, and accurate bass. TCP woofers have steeper angling of the cones for a smoother response and improved accuracy and transparency. The additional ribbing increases the overall rigidity for less cone breakup at higher frequencies.

Rear Tractrix Port: The rear Tractrix port of the R-800F floorstanding loudspeaker is perfectly matched to the cabinet and woofers, creating ideal airflow with minimal distortion and turbulence even at the lowest frequencies. Klipsch Tractrix ports have custom designed inner flares that help reduce air turbulence entering the port. Less turbulent air helps reduce port noise for cleaner, more powerful bass.

MDF Cabinet: The Klipsch R-800F floorstanding speaker features a MDF cabinet with a scratch-resistant, textured wood grain vinyl that seamlessly integrates into almost any room or decor. The enclosure's reinforced MDF construction reduces cabinet vibration for less audible coloration and improved sonic accuracy. The MDF enclosure also features a satin painted baffle with a scratch resistant design for an elegant look without the grille.

Acoustically Transparent Grille: The Klipsch R-800F floorstanding loudspeaker comes with a removable, black cloth grille that is magnetic and acoustically transparent. This strong magnetic grille provides protection and a sleek aesthetic look to compliment your home's decor.

Speaker Terminals: The Klipsch R-800F is outfitted with two sets of binding posts terminals, plus a proprietary Dolby Atmos speaker module connector. One set of the binding post terminals allow you amplify the loudspeaker's drivers, while the second set of terminals allow for connection to your AV receiver's Height channel when using the floorstanding speaker's banana plug inserts to connect Klipsch's Dolby Atmos speaker module (sold separately - see Accessories Tab).

  • Binding Posts: The binding posts ensure a secure connection to many types of cable and connectors. The binding post terminals will accept banana plugs (single only), pin-connectors, spade-lugs and bare wire (up to 12AWG).
  • Optional Dolby Atmos Module: The second set of binding posts allow you to connect your AV receiver's discrete Height channels, when you also add the Klipsch R-40SA Dolby Atmos speaker module (sold separately) which connects to the banana plug inserts on the rear of R-800F and sits perfectly on top of the floorstanding loudspeaker. A rubber cap hides the banana plug inserts when not used.

Note: The two sets of binding post terminals do not support bi-wiring or bi-amplification of the speaker.

Stabilizer Feet: The Klipsch R-800F includes two stabilizer feet that will need to be installed to the bottom of the speaker enclosure using the included hardware. Each stabilizer foot features two integrated rubber pads that are safe for hardwood, tile, laminate, and vinyl flooring. No carpet spikes are included, and the speaker will not support optional carpet spikes or other type of feet.

Note: The Klipsch Reference series floorstanding speaker should not be used without the stabilizer feet installed, due to stability and sound performance reasons.

Application & Placement: The Klipsch R-800F floorstanding loudspeaker can be used in a dedicated stereo application or in a home theater application as front and/or rear speakers.

  • Front Placement: For optimum performance in a stereo application or as front speakers in a home theater application, Klipsch suggests placing the loudspeakers 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.
  • Rear Placement: When used as surround speakers in a home theater setup, the loudspeakers should be placed by the walls directly adjacent to the listening position. Another option would be by the wall behind the listening position.

Reference III Series: Klipsch's new Reference III series features updated Tractrix Horn technology, a new Spun-Copper TCP (Thermoformed Crystal Polymer) woofer design, and Tractrix geometry port technology to create a wide soundstage that is smooth, controlled and accurate. The Reference III series by Klipsch consists of a variety of floorstanding (R-800F / R-600F / R-605FA), bookshelf (R-50M / R-40M), center (R-50C / R-30C), and Atmos speakers (R-40SA) - all sold separately.

Optional Powered Sub: For bigger & deeper bass response, pair the Klipsch Reference III series loudspeaker with one of Klipsch's powered subwoofers (sold separately - click on Accessories Tab).

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Wiring the speaker is questinable -looks like bi-wire features- low to low snd hight to hight. Would the top hight connections will receive signal is using bi-wire? or, is not a bi-wire and there are 2 separate connections. channel A and the other is channel for hights
martin  Aug 05, 2023
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A
The two sets of binding post terminals do not support bi-wiring or bi-amplification of the speaker. The second set of binding posts, labeled Height, allow you to connect your AV receiver's discrete Height channels, when you also add the Klipsch R-40SA Dolby Atmos speaker module and use the pass through wiring in these speakers.
jason  Aug 05, 2023 (Staff)
Q
I want to use these speakers to the MAX what would you recommend to power the Klipsch R 800F ?
john  Mar 18, 2023
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A
Greetings John, and thank you for your question. These are rated for 150 watts each. For a receiver/amplifier recommendation please contact one of our advisors at 800-324-9695.
hogan  Mar 18, 2023 (Staff)

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