In this review, we will be comparing two different type of speakers by Klipsch. Klipsch Reference R-620F is a Floor-standing speaker whereas the R-34C is a Center Channel speaker.
Let's have a brief look at the main features
of Klipsch R-620F and Klipsch R-34C first before getting into our more
R-620F and R-34C are members of Klipsch's Reference (R) series of speakers. Below you can find the loudspeakers from this series.
Klipsch Reference (R) Series History
What size room are the Klipsch R-620F and Klipsch R-34C speakers good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use these loudspeakers is an important decision factor. Here we have compared their suitability to various sizes of environments considering their size and max power parameters:
In the following sections, we will get into more detail in order to better understand how the Klipsch R-620F and Klipsch R-34C compare and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one of these loudspeakers is the better choice for you.
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Both R-620F and R-34C are 2-way speakers. R-620F features a 1.0" Tweeter and 2 x 6.5" Copper-spun IMG Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 2000Hz. On the other hand, the R-34C features a 1" aluminum Tractrix horn Tweeter and 4 x 3.5" copper spun IMG Woofer .
R-620F has a frequency range of 38-21k Hz whereas R-34C has a frequency range of 82-21k Hz. With a minimum frequency of 38Hz, the R-620F can go significantly deeper on the low side and provide stronger bass compared to the R-34C's min frequency of 82Hz.
Below graphs depict how these two speakers compare with the max, min and average values of the Min and Max Frequencies of other speakers in the Floor-standing class in our database.
None of these speakers achieves full range experience which is commonly agreed as 20Hz-20kHz. In order to achieve lower lows / deeper bass, we recommend you pair these with a subwoofer. Visit our Powered Subwoofers section to find out more about the available options.
Impedance and Sensitivity
R-620F and R-34C have the same Impedance of 8 ohms and their sensitivity is also same at 96 dB.
is the range of input power in watts RMS that a loudspeaker is designed to handle. While using an amplifier within this range ensures the nominal performance , inputting a power that is higher than the max wattage can result in a damaged speaker.
R-620F and R-34C has the same power range of up to 100 watts.
Keep in mind that a higher max power handling value doesn't necessarily make that a louder speaker
compared to a lower max handling speaker. Loudness or the sound level is also impacted by parameters
such as Impedance, sensitivity and system efficiencies.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
R-620F features Binding post type posts and R-34C has a Binding post type posts. None of these speakers feature bi-amping/bi-wiring.
Size of a speaker can sometimes become an important decision factor due to space constraints or in some cases purely for esthetic reasons. In this section, we are going to compare Klipsch R-620F's and Klipsch R-34C's external dimensions. Klipsch R-620F has external dimensions of 1021.0 x 239.0 x 369.0mm ( 40-3/16 x 9-3/8 x 14-1/2inch) whereas Klipsch R-34C has external dimensions of 126.0 x 662.0 x 159.0mm ( 4-15/16 x 26-1/16 x 6-1/4inch) .
Klipsch R-34C is 895mm shorter and 210mm less deeper than Klipsch R-620F but it is also 423mm wider.
Base Surface Area Comparison
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base surface area of the Klipsch R-620F is approximately 881.9cm2 / 136.7inch2 and base area of the Klipsch R-34C is approximately 1052.6cm2 / 163.2inch2. The R-620F requires 16% less surface area than the R-34C which gives it a small advantage on placement in tight spaces.
What's in the Box of Klipsch R-620F?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of R-620F:
Floorstanding loudspeaker Grille (installed) 2 Feet 4 Screws Quick Setup Guide Important Safety Instructions Warranty Information Loudspeaker Feet note
What's in the Box of Klipsch R-34C?
Here are the items that come with the R-34C:
Center-channel loudspeakerGrille (installed)8 Self-adhesive rubber feetQuick Setup GuideImportant Safety InstructionsWarranty Information