Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-6000F is a 2-way Passive Bass Reflex Floor-standing speaker by Klipsch. It features a 1" Tractrix Horn Tweeter and 2 x 6.5" Cerametallic Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 34-25k Hz and a sensitivity of 97 dB. Klipsch RP-6000F has an MSRP of 1378$ per pair.
What size of room is the Klipsch RP-6000F speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the Klipsch RP-6000F is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various sizes of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
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(* Approximate Room sizes: Small < 100sq. ft / 9 m2, Mid-size: 100-220 sq. ft / 9-20 m2, Large 220-400 sq. ft / 20-36 m2, Very Large: > 400 sq. ft / 36 m2.
Average Floor Height: 9" / 2.7m. Typical room sizes differ from country to country, and the actual listening experience changes depending on floor height, room shape, surface materials, listening position, speaker locations, etc.)
Klipsch later replaced RP-6000F with RP-6000F II. Follow the link to read our in-depth comparison of these speakers:
Compare Klipsch RP-6000F vs Klipsch RP-6000F II
What are the speakers in Klipsch's Reference Premiere (RP) Series?
RP-6000F is a member of Klipsch's Reference Premiere (RP) series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
Klipsch Reference Premiere (RP) Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the Klipsch RP-6000F speaker?
Klipsch RP-6000F has a Frequency response range of 34-25k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of up to 125 watts. At a minimum frequency of 34 Hz, RP-6000F will provide a deep bass that will probably satisfy majority of listeners, especially for music. Movie lovers and music listeners who like to experience a full range response will still benefit from the use of a subwooofer though.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with Klipsch RP-6000F, check out the Powered Subwoofers under $1500. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless of the price.
Here we have a comparison of how RP-6000F's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Among the speakers in our database with a max MSRP price of 1500$ (Pair), these are the 5 Passive Floor-standing speakers that have the deeper bass levels than the Klipsch RP-6000F's 34Hz:
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the Klipsch RP-6000F? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
Klipsch RP-6000F's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms
and has a sensitivity of 97 dB
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard nominal impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-6000F is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
97dB of Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-6000F is considered a high sensitivity compared to average stereo speaker which makes RP-6000F an easy to drive from Sensitivity perspective. If you are planning to power your speaker with a Tube amp which are generally very low power, the Klipsch RP-6000F will be a good choice.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the Klipsch RP-6000F:
RP-6000F has Post type connectors and lets bi-amping/bi-wiring. Bi-wiring can provide improvements in the overall transparency of your loudspeakers by running separate speaker wires to the low & high frequency drivers from a single amplifier. Bi-amping allows the use of separate amplifiers for the high & low frequency drivers of your loudspeaker which may result in greater dynamic range & lower distortion.
Klipsch RP-6000F External Dimensions and Weight
Klipsch RP-6000F has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 39-3/4 x 9-5/16 x 17inch (1010.0 x 237.0 x 432.0mm ).
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of Klipsch RP-6000F is approximately 1023.8cm2 / 158.7inch2.
To get a better perspective on the real life size of Klipsch RP-6000F, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the Klipsch RP-6000F virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a media center to get a better idea about the size.
The Klipsch RP-6000F weighs 22.27kg / 49lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how RP-6000F's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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How does the Klipsch RP-6000F compare to the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-8000F?
One of the natural alternative to the Klipsch RP-6000F is the RP-8000F which is located one step higher in Klipsch's Passive Floor-standing selection.
Here is a scaled size comparison of these two speakers to give you an idea how their external dimensions compare:
Check the Detailed Comparison of Klipsch RP-6000F vs RP-8000F for more details.
Cabinet type and Materials
Klipsch RP-6000F has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and a MDF/Wood-grain vinyl finish. Bass Reflex type loudspeakers (aka Ported, Vented or Reflex Port) have enclosures that uses a port, hole or vent cut into the cabinet. Ported designs are generally more efficient than the Sealed designs.
Klipsch RP-6000F comes with Stabilizer feet (installed)
which you can use to secure your loudspeaker on the surface that you are putting on. It is always recommended to use some kind of feet under all types of speakers. Besides limiting the movement of the speakers, it also compensates for non-flat surfaces and limits the contact surface area of the speaker. Rubber based feet also help isolating the vibrations within certain frequency ranges.
Klipsch RP-6000F is a rear-firing port speaker so you have to make sure you leave enough space between the back of the speaker and wall or bookshelf so that it has room to breathe.
Klipsch RP-6000F is available in Walnut and Black.
Does the Klipsch RP-6000F come with a Grille?
RP-6000F comes with magnetic grilles in black color choices. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound to pass as clearly as possible. Since the included grille of the RP-6000F is magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
What's in the Box of Klipsch RP-6000F?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of RP-6000F:
Floorstanding loudspeakerStabilizer feet (installed)Grille (installed)2 Terminal jumpers (installed)User ManualImportant Safety InstructionsWarranty Information
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.