Klipsch Reference R-820F is a 2-way Passive Bass Reflex Floor-standing speaker by Klipsch. It features a 1" Tweeter and 2 x 8" Copper-spun IMG Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 35-21k Hz and a sensitivity of 97 dB. Klipsch R-820F has an MSRP of 1198$ per pair but can often be found around 798$ per pair.
What size of room is the Klipsch R-820F speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the Klipsch R-820F 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.)
What are the speakers in Klipsch's Reference (R) Series?
R-820F is a member of Klipsch's Reference (R) series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
Klipsch Reference (R) Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the Klipsch R-820F speaker?
Klipsch R-820F has a Frequency response range of 35-21k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of up to 150 watts. At a minimum frequency of 35 Hz, R-820F 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 R-820F, check out the Powered Subwoofers under $1500. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless of the price.
Here we have a comparison of how R-820F's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Among the speakers in our database with a max MSRP price of 1500$ (Pair), these are the 5 Passive Floor-standing speakers that have the deeper bass levels than the Klipsch R-820F's 35Hz:
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the Klipsch R-820F? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
Klipsch R-820F'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 R-820F is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
97dB of Klipsch Reference R-820F is considered a high sensitivity compared to average stereo speaker which makes R-820F 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 R-820F will be a good choice.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the Klipsch R-820F:
R-820F features Post type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring are not possible.
Klipsch R-820F External Dimensions and Weight
Klipsch R-820F has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 43-1/8 x 10-7/8 x 16-3/4inch (1096.0 x 277.0 x 426.0mm ).
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 R-820F is approximately 1180.0cm2 / 182.9inch2.
To get a better perspective on the real life size of Klipsch R-820F, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the Klipsch R-820F virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a media center to get a better idea about the size.
The Klipsch R-820F weighs 24.55kg / 54lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how R-820F's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
Klipsch R-820F 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 R-820F comes with 2 Feet
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 R-820F is available in Black.
Does the Klipsch R-820F come with a Grille?
R-820F comes with grilles. 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.
What's in the Box of Klipsch R-820F?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of R-820F:
Floorstanding loudspeakerGrille (installed)2 Feet4 ScrewsQuick Setup GuideImportant Safety InstructionsWarranty InformationLoudspeaker Feet note
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.