In this review, we will be comparing specifications of EVO4.4 and RP-8000F, two Floor-standing speakers from Wharfedale and Klipsch.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Wharfedale EVO4.4 and Klipsch RP-8000F before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Wharfedale EVO4.4 and Klipsch RP-8000F compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.
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One of the fundamental differences between these two speakers is that EVO4.4 is a 3-way design whereas RP-8000F is a 2-way speaker. 3-way designs utilize a midrange driver in addition to the tweeter and woofer on 2-way designs. Designing a crossover for a 3-way speaker is a complicated process and generally increases the overall cost of the speaker. EVO4.4 features a 1.1875 x 2.375" MT (Ribbon) Tweeter , a 2" Midrange and 2 x 6.5" Kevlar Woofer . On the other hand, RP-8000F features a 1" Tweeter and 2 x 8" Cerametallic Woofer .
EVO4.4 has a frequency range of 44-22k Hz whereas RP-8000F has a frequency range of 32-25k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
EVO4.4 and RP-8000F has the same Impedance of 8 ohms but where they differ is the sensitivity levels. EVO4.4 sensitivity is rated at 89 dB and RP-8000F's is at 98 dB. This 9 dB difference makes Klipsch RP-8000F a more sensitive speaker compared to Wharfedale EVO4.4, hence will play louder with the same amount of watts.
EVO4.4 has a power range of 30-200 watts RMS whereas RP-8000F has a power range of up to 150 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
Both EVO4.4 and RP-8000F features dual binding post speaker terminals for bi-amping or bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position
EVO4.4 has a bottom firing port whereas RP-8000F has a firing ports.