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Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-8000F Floor-standing speaker (Ebony)

Item # 714RP8000E

You'd be hard-pressed to find a series of speakers more popular with our customers over the years than Klipsch...

You'd be hard-pressed to find a series of speakers more popular with our customers over the years than Klipsch...

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About the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-8000F

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Flagship tower performance

You'd be hard-pressed to find a series of speakers more popular with our customers over the years than Klipsch Reference Premiere. And there's a good reason for that: they deliver dynamic, high-impact sound that brings movies and music to life. 

Flagship tower performance

You'd be hard-pressed to find a series of speakers more popular with our customers over the years than Klipsch Reference Premiere. And there's a good reason for that: they deliver dynamic, high-impact sound that brings movies and music to life. 

The RP-8000F is the flagship tower in the company's new Reference Premiere lineup, and features two 8" spun-copper woofers for deep, powerful bass and midrange. It also sports Klipsch's signature 1" horn-loaded tweeter for smooth, detailed highs. 

Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-8000F floor-standing speaker

Use the RP-8000F floor-standing speaker as part of a high-impact Klipsch home theater system.

Hybrid horn technology for dynamic performance

Horn technology is one of Klipsch's long-standing hallmarks. Flared openings in the speaker cabinet project sound waves toward your listening area and prevent them from simply spilling out in all directions.

This design reduces reflections that can color the sound, and boosts dynamics and efficiency for powerful, "front row" sound that remains crystal-clear at all volume levels.

Klipsch's Tractrix® horn features a circular throat around an advanced titanium diaphragm tweeter that transitions into a square 90º x 90º mouth.

This unique shape provides a cleaner, more efficient transition of sound waves into your listening space. The result is a wide listening "sweet spot" with precise placement of instruments and vocals. 

A horn that enhances bass, too

Take a look at the back of the RP-8000F and you'll find that instead of the conventional round port tube found on many speakers, Klipsch uses a Tractrix horn-shaped opening for smoother, more efficient airflow in and out of the cabinet.

The resulting decrease in air turbulence makes for cleaner, more powerful bass with reduced port noise and low-frequency distortion.

Because this speaker is rear-ported, I recommend pulling it away from your wall to give it room to "breathe." 

Bi-amp or bi-wire for even better sound

On the back of the RP-8000F you'll find two sets of speaker input terminals. These let you bi-amp or bi-wire your speaker to get the best sound out of it.


Product highlights:

  • 1" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) titanium diaphragm tweeter with Tractrix® horn
  • dual 8" Cerametallic™ cone woofers with rigid and lightweight voice coils
  • frequency response: 32-25,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • sensitivity: 98 dB
  • power handling: up to 150 watts RMS (600 watts peak)
  • impedance: 8 ohms compatible
  • bass-reflex design with rear-firing Tractrix port
  • magnetically attached grille for a clean, streamlined look
  • ebony vinyl finish with scratch-resistant design
  • 5-way binding post speaker terminals
    • two sets of input terminals allow bi-amping or bi-wiring
  • 10-15/16"W x 43-1/8"H x 17-9/16"D
  • weight: 60 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • MFR # 1065795

What's in the box:

  • Floorstanding loudspeaker
  • Stabilizer feet (installed)
  • Grille (installed)
  • 2 Terminal jumpers (installed)
  • User Manual
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Information

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Features & specs

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 Cerametallic
Woofer Surround Rubber
Built-in Powered Sub No
Dolby Atmos Drivers No
Connector Type Binding post
Bi-amp Inputs Yes
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
Power Range up to 150
Frequency Response 32-25k Hz
Sensitivity 98 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Subwoofer Amp Power ---
Height (inches) 43-1/4
Width (inches) 10-7/8
Depth (inches) 17-1/2
Weight 60 lbs
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1" Horn-Loaded Tweeter: The Klipsch RP-8000F floorstanding loudspeaker features a 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter with a Hybrid Tractrix Horn for exceptional high frequency response, detail, and dispersion. Klipsch proprietary Tractrix horn-loaded technology ensures high-frequency energy of the RP-8000F floorstanding speakers are aimed directly at the listener and reduces unwanted, artificial reverb caused by indirect sound bouncing off walls - meaning you experience the most clear, detailed, lifelike sound possible.

  • Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter: The titanium tweeter diaphragm's light weight yet rigid composition exceeds the performance of aluminum, polymer or silk tweeters. A vented tweeter design reduces standing waves behind the tweeter diaphragm for a smoother high frequency reproduction. Klipsch award-winning Linear Travel Suspension technology leverages a piston motion of the titanium diaphragm that lowers distortion and delivers real-to-life sound. A ceramic magnet housing provides premium performance,
  • Hybrid Tractrix Horn Technology: This redesigned 90°x90° Hybrid Tractrix Horn utilizes a circular horn throat paired to a square horn mouth to further improve high-frequency response and extension, while enhancing imaging and dynamics. The Hybrid Tractrix Horn's compressed molded silicon face adds high frequency damping to reduce harshness and horn resonance for a smoother frequency response with improved detail - creating a clean and natural sound. Klipsch also utilizes computer modeled phase plugs that act as a mechanical filter to further ensure a smooth, flat frequency response while protecting the tweeter from damage.

Dual 8" Cerametallic Woofers: The RP-8000F floorstanding loudspeaker utilizes two 8" Klipsch Proprietary Cerametallic woofers. Cerametallic consists of extremely light, rigid materials that can hold shape while being able to deliver lower frequencies with maximum efficiency. The Klipsch Cerametallic cone is matted to a dual-layer, copper-wound voice coil for exceptional conductivity. The 8" woofers are housed in a non-resonating, stamped-steel basket that's secured to a large magnet motor for exceptional efficiency and low distortion.

Rear Tractrix Port: The rear Tractrix port of the RP-8000F floorstanding loudspeaker is perfectly matched to the cabinet and woofer, 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 RP-8000F 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 RP-8000F 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.

Dual Binding Posts: The Klipsch RP-8000F is fitted with two sets of sturdy binding posts allowing to bi-amp or bi-wire the floorstanding loudspeaker. These 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 10AWG). Two plastic caps will need to be removed to use banana plugs.

  • Bi-Wiring: Bi-wiring can provide noticeable improvements in the overall transparency of your loudspeakers. Run separate speaker wires to the low & high frequency drivers from a single amplifier (the upper set of binding posts are for the high frequency drivers; the lower set of binding posts are for the low frequency drivers).
  • Bi-Amping: Bi-amping allows you to use separate amplifiers for the high & low frequency sections of your loudspeaker for greater dynamic range & lower distortion. We recommend that your separate amplifiers have identical gain to preserve the speaker's voicing balance.
Note: If you decide to bi-wire or bi-amp, you must remove the jumpers between the terminal posts (failure to do this could result in damage to your amplifier and loudspeakers).

Cast Aluminum Stabilizer Feet: The Klipsch floorstanding loudspeaker includes pre-installed, cast-aluminum stabilizer feet with rubber pads for safe placement on hardwood, tile, laminate, and vinyl flooring. The cast aluminum feet are mechanically designed to minimize surface area in contact with the floor, decoupling the speaker for faster, tighter low frequencies and more detail. No carpet spikes are included, and the speaker will not support optional carpet spikes or other type of feet.

Note: Do not remove the stabilizer feet. The Klipsch floorstanding loudspeaker should not be used without the stabilizer feet due to stability and sound performance reasons.

Application & Placement: The Klipsch RP-8000F 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 speakers should be placed on the walls directly adjacent to the listening position. Another option would be on the wall behind the listening position.

Reference Premiere Series: The Klipsch Reference Premiere series utilizes a redesigned hybrid 90°x90° Tractrix Horn, a vented LTS titanium tweeter, Cerametallic woofer construction, and Tractrix geometry port technology for sound that will envelope you and blow you away. The Reference Premiere series by Klipsch consists of a variety of floorstanding, bookshelf, center, and surround speakers (all sold separately). Click on the Accessories Tab to find more Reference Premiere series speakers for your home system.

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

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23 questions already asked

would these pair well with an Arcam SA 20 ?
jay l  Mar 13, 2024
1 answer
They would make an excellent pair, Jay. The Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-8000F speakers are extremely efficient, and would sound fantastic paired to the 90-watts of high-current power provided by the Arcam SA-20.
bo  Mar 14, 2024 (Staff)
I am considering buying speakers to for a surround sound. At the moment I am looking at this combination by Klipsch: Front: RP-800F Center: RP-450C SR: RP-502S Sub: R-112SW I currently have Yamaha: RX- A6A for a receiver. My room size is 13 x 18 feet. Do you think I am making the right speaker selection?
amen m  Oct 23, 2023
1 answer
Greetings Amenomor. Thank you for your question. We do extremely with the Klipsch brand. They being built a bit differently than other speakers, are somewhat unique. They are a great choice for a surround set up.
hogan  Oct 24, 2023 (Staff)
What are the recommendations?should these speakers be set at 80hz? Set as large/small?for movie settings? Thanks in advanced
ferdinand  Jun 30, 2023
1 answer
Greetings Ferdinand, and thank you for your questions. If setting up an AV receiver the speaker setting should be set to large for these. At which frequencies you want to be blocked are user defined. These are capable of playing down to 32Hz.
hogan  Jun 30, 2023 (Staff)
Would these be a good choice to use with a vintage pioneer receiver sx 780 45 watts ?
rodney  Mar 25, 2023
4 answers
They should be they are awesome speakers.
patrick  Mar 27, 2023
I have found these speakers to work very well with my Sony STR790 surround receiver both in 7.1 surround and as well as in stereo mode w/ cds, blue tooth from my phone and with my vintage 1971 Sansui turntable. The sound is crisp and clear in every mode but I'm also listening to them in stereo w/ a 12"subwoofer. I'm sure a vintage pioneer would be plenty to drive them and should sound fine without a sub.
bob  Mar 25, 2023
I doubt that receiver has enough to drive these speakers. Im using a Denon avr-s960h . However, Im probably going to change over to an equivalent speaker from Polk audio. The sound quality is great with the klipsch but at higher sound levels the highs are ear piercing and overpowering.
jason  Mar 25, 2023
These speakers are super efficient, so if your Pioneer is a high quality and high current 45 watts a channel, I'm sure it will drive them.
brooke  Mar 25, 2023 (Staff)
I have a set of RP-8000F for my tower set up and a pair of RP-600m's for my rear surround. Could I replace my rear RP-600m with these and have 4 RP-8000f and see an improvement or is it just a waste of money?
jerry  Feb 25, 2023
1 answer
I think this really depends on your listening habits, Jerry. If you prefer to listen to music in multi-channel stereo, then you will notice a major difference. Even with mostly home theater programming and a large subwoofer involved there is still a good reason to upgrade as the sound field that the RP-8000F's put out is much larger than the 600m bookshelf. Oddly enough this is the setup that I am running personally, I find it quite impressive. Only thumbs up from Bo!
bo  Feb 25, 2023 (Staff)
How far apart should these speakers sit from each other?
steven  Sep 11, 2022
1 answer
Ideally stereo speakers should be as far apart from one another as you are from each speaker.
zachary  Sep 11, 2022 (Staff)
I have a Nad-c388 receiver whose max power is rated at 150W. Room size is 15x30. Will these work and how and what about 6000f's?
steven  Apr 25, 2022
1 answer
The 8000 s do not require a lot of power my receiver is a 100 W a ch.,Denon dra800h and it works just fine. The rp8000f are awesome, no regrets.
jeffrey  Apr 26, 2022
Do those speaker's sound benefit from a brake-in period , and if so for how long?
paul  Feb 12, 2022
1 answer
Never knew about a "break in" period. Good sound, looks great and well built.
holly  Feb 12, 2022
Will these speakers work with the Marantz PM6007? The Marantz is 45W per channel @ 8 ohms. If so, is there any benefit to more wattage?
jesse  Jan 23, 2022
3 answers
They will work however you may want to look at the THD on your Marantz. Lower power with a high THD may cause damage to the speakers at high volume.
edward  Jan 25, 2022
Absolutely, I own 9 classic vintage receivers from a Pioneer SX-770 with 26 rated watts per channel to a Sansui G-7000 with 85 rated watts per channel and they all work with these speakers. By the way, I own 2 pair of the Klipsch RP-8000F`s and they sound amazing!
michael b  Jan 24, 2022
These speakers are very efficient and will be fine with 45 watts.
harry  Jan 24, 2022
Which receivers would you recommend to maximize RP 280/RP 8000 tower speakers?
booker  Jul 06, 2021
1 answer
I have the marantz sr 7015 which I felt was a perfect power level.
richard  Jul 06, 2021
Will these work with the marantz nr1200?
chris  May 08, 2021
1 answer
This speaker will absolutely work with the Marantz NR1200 receiver .
michael b  Jan 24, 2022
Will these work with the marantz nr1200?
chris  May 08, 2021
2 answers
It would be just fine with the Marantz. The Klipsch speakers in general (including the RP-8000F) are very efficient. They also tend to be a little lower impedance than advertised which is a benefit in your application. If you are just looking for 2 channel listening they will probably work just fine without any additional equipment like a subwoofer. Just be sure that you install them correctly. Toe them in to your liking and be aware that they are ported speakers from the rear which means they should be some distance from the wall and may require some sound absorption on the wall behind the port. I have had mine for over a year in a home theater application and am extremely happy with their performance.
stephen  May 10, 2021
They will work fine I would guess. The Marantz nr1200 is 75 Watt stereo amp. I am using them with the Yamaha CX-5200 and driving them with the Yamaha MX-5200 which is a 11 ch amp running 150 Watts. They sound great.
patrick n  May 09, 2021
Do these go well with the RP-404c Center and the RP-402s? I current have these with a RP-5000 tower but wanted to upgrade the tower speakers
matthew  Mar 04, 2021
1 answer
The RP-8000F speakers are voice matched to your Klipsch center and surround speakers. They will work well together
jason  Mar 20, 2021 (Staff)
I have these speakers on a smooth tile floor in a large room. Should I be using isolation pads? If so, what do you recommend.
robert  Nov 14, 2020
2 answers
Mine are on a carpet so I don't have that problem. I would think what kind of floor it is would matter...concrete or wood? I am surprised that Crutchfield can't answer this question.
david  Nov 19, 2020
I have carpet on my floor and installation in my ceiling. Tile or wood floors would cause poor sound acoustics, echo. You might think about trying an area rug. the bigger the better. Acoustic panels help especially if you have windows.
patrick n  Nov 14, 2020
How are the speakers shipped? Big items like this are usually abruptly damaged because they are poorly handled by parcel. Thank you
jorge  Oct 13, 2020
4 answers
We ship these speakers via UPS. We typically do not have issues shipping them this way. However, no shipper is perfect and we have experienced some arriving damaged for which we exchange the one damaged during shipping for another speaker
jason  Nov 08, 2020 (Staff)
They are packaged very well with a good amount of packing material to protect it from getting damaged. That said, I did have one speaker that arrived with a small scratch/ding in the corner. I called crutchfield that day. Within 2 days a new speaker arrived and the old one was picked up for return. That type of service alleviates my fears of mishandled parcels!
rick von  Nov 06, 2020
Mine shipped in original boxes with foam at the top and base. One was perfectly fine, the other has small cosmetic damage in the corner (from UPS) but they both function fine
ian  Nov 05, 2020
These were shipped in Klipsch's boxes, which had a lot of Styrofoam around them. The boxes looked a little scuffed up, but there was no damage to the speakers. Have had the speakers several months and they still sound great.
charles  Nov 05, 2020
Are both woofers crossed at the same frequency, or does each handle a different range?
don  Feb 03, 2020
2 answers
I've heard one Youtuber reviewing the klipsch RP 8000f about 3yrs ago say that the center channel was crossed at different freqs. So I would guess yes, but best yo ask Klipsch directly for a better answer. I've had my RP 280s 4yrs now been very happy with it's performance in all freqs. Equiptment, cables, set up are very important for a softer sound. Rock On.
walter h rutan  Nov 01, 2020
matt  Feb 03, 2020
Does bi-wiring improve the sound?
arthur  Sep 15, 2019
1 answer
I could not hear a difference when I bi-wired these. There may be a measurable difference perhaps and maybe someone with better hearing might be able to tell. I can say these speakers have extremely bright highs, nearly to the point of annoying.
sean  Sep 15, 2019
If I'm not bi amping these speakers which posts do I use?
carlos  Jul 20, 2019
5 answers
It doesn't matter as long as you use use the top red red and black pair or the bottom red and black pair
david  Jul 29, 2019
Technically it doesn't matter, just have the gold bridges between the posts. I think traditionally people use the bottom set. -Jesse
jesse  Jul 27, 2019
I believe it doesn't matter. I personally use the bottom port.
alex  Jul 26, 2019
You may use either of the positive / negative posts if you are not bi-amping. You will leave the pre-installed metal bridges in place between the posts so it doesn't matter which you connect to because they are connected.
leonard  Jul 26, 2019
Just use the regular wire connections as if it were an ordinary speaker.
arthur  Jul 26, 2019
Have a 70 watt per channel YAMAHA receiver is that enough power Or would u suggest more power difference receiver I'm flexible I can use THIS rcv in another smaller system ?thanks much
edward  Apr 01, 2022
5 answers
Thx 2 everyone 3 stay status quo 1 upgrade
edward  Apr 10, 2022
It's plenty of power for this speaker. I have a 90 watt Yamaha and never need the "spinal tap" end of the volume dial
john  Apr 04, 2022
Suggest a higher power rcv for best audio
as  Apr 03, 2022
Yeah 70W is enough because they're pretty efficient and very directional so placement is as important , break them in and you'll notice the warmth increase ; I'm happy .
eric l.  Apr 02, 2022
That is enough power. I use Sony STRDH-590 love it and has no problems. Great speakers in my opinion.
scott  Apr 02, 2022
do these need a subwoofer?
gregory  Dec 01, 2021
12 answers
They are full range speakers that perform well by themselves in a stereo setup. If used in a home theater surround setup, I would supplement with a subwoofer.
michael  Dec 02, 2021
Yes you do. The towers just don't have the low end. I have a 12 inch klipsch sub and klipsch 504 center channel and it is a sweet setup.
trevor  Dec 01, 2021
These are great speakers but you'll be glad you bought a subwoofer.
john  Dec 01, 2021
This is tough to answer because it's very preferential based on your liking and amount of bass you need. Sound can also depend greatly on the source, so they could sound lean or too full depending on what you have them hooked up. In general, for music, I personally do not think these need a subwoofer. For movies or other video media, yes, definitely would benefit from a subwoofer.
jared  Dec 01, 2021
I do not believe they do. I use mine in a simple 2 channel system for music. If the speakers are part of AV system used for movies, perhaps.
john  Dec 01, 2021
Depends on what you're building and listening habits , I'm building a theater system and the R-112SW plays well with these if not a little much ; if you go that way the 10" will be enough really .
eric l.  Dec 01, 2021
I do run a subwoofer with these speakers.
thomas  Dec 01, 2021
I would say no , the base is very good. although I did add the 10" sub to mine , more for the movies than the music.
scott  Dec 01, 2021
Sub woofers are a personal preference. I do have one with mine as part of a home theatre set up. Not a necessity for listening to music; the speakers handle music great, including low/bass sounds.
g childress  Dec 01, 2021
If you are not used to horn speakers, like a lot of bass in your music, or if you want to play them at stadium concert level volume then you will probably need a subwoofer. I currently do not run a subwoofer with mine and I listen to all genre's and I watch movies and game with just these two speakers and a Yamaha RX-800. I would suggest spend the money on a quality amplifier with the speakers and if you want more bass or need to blow your ears out buy the sub down the road, but it's really up to your listening preference. These speakers are well worth the price point. Also keep in mind you will have to break them in, so their sound will change with use.
matthew  Dec 01, 2021
No, they don't 'need' a sub .... the speakers do a remarkable job of reproducing the bass notes of your music. That being said, you'll miss the 'punch' and complete reverberation without the subwoofer. For me, that would be criminal.
john  Dec 01, 2021
Greg, I purchased a full surround sound set last year. I feel like they're more effective with a sub, but many times for just music I prefer listening to just 2 channel. They sound amazing in that mode at higher volume. For movies and such though, I think the sub adds a ton. Hope that helps.
jeffrey  Dec 01, 2021
Where are the RP-8000F speakers made? Are these made in Hope, AR?
benjamin  Apr 08, 2021
7 answers
Republic of China
edwin  May 21, 2021
It is my understanding that only the heritage line are produced in Hope, AR. I don't know how long they will last, but they sound pretty good.
joe alan  May 07, 2021
I have no idea where the speakers are made.
thomas  May 07, 2021
Hi not in Hope,AR but some where in Asia. I got these for my son they are a very good speakers not only for price but sound very well rounded.
larry  May 06, 2021
Made in Indianapolis Indiana
william  May 06, 2021
Hi Ben The 8000s are made in China,
timothy  May 06, 2021
Unfortunately, these are made in China. The Klipsch high-end Heritage Series is still made by craftsmen in Hope, Arkansas.
michael  May 06, 2021
what is the difference between the RP-280F and the RP-8000 ? Other then what I can see on the outside of the speaker is there any big improvements internally that make the RP-8000 better?
james  Jul 11, 2019
4 answers
All that I've read on since I do own the RP280s for almost 4yrs. Difference is the gold trim and the tweeter is now Vented in the rear to disapate heat build up, which will cause I believe standing waves. I also believe it will allow your tweeter to last longer in time from stess n breaking. IMO Great speakers, I do use mine 2 to 3hrs a day. Some tweaking is needed for long listing sessions, I use only OFC copper, 3 x 12 awg = 7awg it brings out very deep sound stage. My Yamaha w/ horns will sound awesome acoustically guitar, piano, bass is good. I had mine without a sub for 2yrs, but did add a small supercube, fills in the bottom. Hope this helps. Rock out.
walter  Dec 12, 2019
Sorry, I'm unable to answer your question, I have zero knowledge regarding the RP-280F speakers. I purchased the RP-8000F speakers based on my experience with Klipsch speakers in the past and budgetary reasons. I am extremely pleased with my choice.
gregory a  Jul 14, 2019
The RP-280F also has a titanium tweeter and the horn is a molded silicon / rubber. They also have the same woofers I don't see anything performance wise that is different.
ron  Jul 11, 2019
I have not had the pleasure of a side by side comparison, but I can tell you why I chose the RP-8000. The dome is titanium instead of aluminum. The horn is redesigned and molded silicon to dampen reflections, and the cross-over is 250Hz lower in the mid-range. I have a 20x30ft. listening room and they sound great for both music and theater. Hope this helps! ":^)
james  Jul 11, 2019

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