Klipsch RP-8000F II Speakers
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Features Two 203mm Woofers Plus A Horn-Loaded 25mm Titanium Diaphragm Tweeter
Rear-Firing Horn-Design Bass Port Provides Fast, Efficient Airflow For Clean, Powerful Bass
Beautifully Finished, High Efficiency (98dB) Design
Reference Premier II Stock Due In April
The information & images on this page are for the MK I model but we now have the Mk II model available for sale. For some reason the speakers got to us before any information was made available. In fact, Australia is the first country in the world to have the Reference Premier II range of speakers available for sale. As soon as we have new information and images to hand we will update this page.
About The Klipsch RP-8000F Speakers
Take your home theatre experience higher with the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-8000F floor-standing speaker. The Reference Premiere Series builds on the acoustics and technologies of Klipsch's classic Reference Series, with important enhancements that provide an even more intense listening experience.
These powerful floor-standing model are the largest speakers in Klipsch's Reference Premiere Series. They boast dual 203mm (8") woofers for thunderous bass and warm, clear mids, plus Klipsch's signature 25mm (1") titanium dome horn tweeter for crisp, extended, highs. Klipsch makes its cones out of specially treated aluminium that's strong yet lightweight to dampen and prevent distortion. With the Reference Premiere Series, Klipsch also gave these woofers a newly developed titanium voice coil former that allows more linear movement for enhanced efficiency, lower distortion, and extended low frequency response. Look around the back, and you'll see 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. They can handle up to 150 Watts RMS and 600 Watts of peak power.
90°x 90°Hybrid Tractrix Horns: A redesigned Tractrix Horn utilises a circular horn throat paired to a square horn mouth to further improve high-frequency response and extension, while enhancing imaging and dynamics. The compressed moulded rubber construction adds high frequency damping to reduce harshness and improve detail. This creates the cleanest, most natural sound possible. These 90° x 90° Hybrid Tractrix Horns provide a wider sweet spot while maintaining controlled directivity of the sound.
Linear Travel Suspension (LTS) Titanium Diaphragm Tweeters: Behind the Tractrix Horn lies a 25mm (1") titanium tweeter with a linear travel suspension for open, natural, sound. The Linear Travel Suspension minimises distortion for enhanced, detailed performance. The new vented tweeter housing reduces standing waves that create unwanted harmonics, resulting in enhanced detail and clarity in high frequency reproduction.
Cerametallic Woofers: The woofers of the RP-8000F floor-standing loudspeaker features Klipsch's distinctive, copper-coloured Cerametallic material. Made with an anodised aluminium, this cone is strong and dent resistant. The anodising process converts its inner and outer surfaces to ceramic. The outcome is a rigid cone with superb damping characteristics that will not flex or resonate at frequencies within the woofer's operating range The woofers also employ a rubber surround for added durability. When paired with the Tractrix horn-loaded LTS tweeter, it provides the highest speaker efficiency in its class.
Crossover Network: The Klipsch RP-8000F floor-standing speaker's crossover network is constructed using extremely high-quality components including top-of-the-line internal wiring, polyester film-type capacitors and an air-core inductor to ensure signal purity and proper driver integration. The speaker's enhanced crossover frequencies offer smoother on-axis and off-axis integration.
Bass Reflex MDF Enclosure: The Klipsch RP-8000F employs a bass reflex enclosure with a rear-firing Tractrix port for greater efficiency and bigger bass response. Utilising Tractrix geometry, the all new Reference Premiere bass port allows for the most efficient, fastest air transfer from the cabinet for a clean, powerful low frequency response. The ported enclosure features a MDF cabinet finished with a premium wood-grain polymer veneer and a polymer front baffle. The speaker's rigid cabinet offers improved internal cross-bracing to minimise panel vibrations that can colour sound.
Binding Post Terminals: The floor-standing speaker offers dual binding post terminals. The two sets of binding posts are 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, spade-connectors and bare wire.
Cast Aluminium Feet: The new feet provide a more modern look with less resonance than MDF or ABS plastic. They are mechanically designed to minimise surface area in contact with the floor, decoupling the speaker for faster, tighter low frequencies and more detail.
Strong, Flexible, Removable Grille: The grille attaches magnetically for an elegant transition from powerful showstopper to discrete performance piece.
Dramatic Details: Copper anodized trim rings, cast aluminium feet, satin painted baffles and a laser etched logo treatment give the new Reference Premiere series a modern, premium look.
Our Take On The Klipsch RP-8000F Speakers
Klipsch speakers deliver a dynamic and fast sound which is nothing less than impressive on movies. You can buy more expensive speakers, but honestly many happy customers around the world will tell you there is no need. These babies are worth every cent and out perform many more expensive speakers and will exceed all of your expectations. Bi-amped they "rock" even more. Add a good sub from either Klipsch or SVS and you have more than enough foundation shaking bass to "tick off the neighbours."
But there is another big story to tell and that is the subject of sensitivity or speaker efficiency. Most speakers are about 90dB efficiency and in stereo mode and with a modest approach to the volume control does not present any problem for any good amplifier or home theatre receiver. However as surround sound has increased from 5 speakers up to 9 or even 11, so has the demand on the amplifier or home theatre receiver. Combine more speakers with more volume and average efficiency speakers (say 90dB) and your amplifier will run quite hot and go into clipping - a type of distortion. One solution is to add an extra power amplifier to hook up the front two or three speakers. Another solution is to invest in a pair of speakers like the Klipsch RP-8000F. These speakers are a very efficient 98dB, which means you can easily run them with half the power of most other speakers. One of the higher spec receivers will usually do the job beautifully and run nice and 'cool' even at high output levels. If you are even just thinking about buying a pair of RP-8000F's ... just do it. You will not be disappointed or unhappy in the least. Speak with us to get more details or phone in and arrange a demo.
Main Features & Specifications
- Design: Dual Woofer Tower Speakers
- Frequency Response: 32-25,000 Hz (±3dB)
- Nominal Impedance: Compatible with 8 Ohms
- Sensitivity: 98 dB
- Crossover Frequency: 1,750Hz
- Power Handling: Up to 150 Watts RMS (600 Watts peak)
- Horn: 90° x 90° Hybrid Cross-Section Tractrix horn with 25mm (1") LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) titanium diaphragm tweeter
- Woofers: Two 203mm (8") Cerametallic cone woofers with rigid titanium voice coil formers
- Box Design: Bass-reflex (ported) cabinet design
- Port: Rear-firing Tractrix port provides fast, efficient airflow from the cabinet for clear, powerful bass
- Speaker Terminals: Dual binding post speaker terminals for bi-amping or bi-wiring
- Front Grille: Magnetically attached front grille for a clean, streamlined look
- Finish: Durable polymer artifficial veneer finish in Ebony (Black Ash Look) or Walnut Look
- Feet: Cast Aluminium Feet decouple the speaker from the floor and are less resonant than MDF or ABS plastic.
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 277 x 1,095 x 446mm
- Weight: 27.2kg each
- Manufacturer's Warranty: 5 years
Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE